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20 U.N. Peacekeepers Wounded in Mali Attack
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4 Kabooms Wednesday in Kabul leave 3 dead including PD5 Police Chief
[ToloNews] Mohammadzai Kochi, police chief of Kabul's police district 5 (PD5) was killed in a kaboom that targeted his vehicle in downtown Kabul on Wednesday morning, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh confirmed.

The blast took place at around 8:55 am local time in Kart-e-Parwan in Kabul's PD4, targeting his vehicle, the sources said, adding that two of his bodyguards were also killed in the blast.

Kabul police said that two people were maimed in the blast, but details were not provided.

Mohammadzai graduated from the police academy 14 years ago worked as the police chief of PD3 and PD15 and recently he was appointed as police chief of PD5 in Kabul city.

The Interior Ministry officials said that he was involved in the arrest of several suspects in assassinations in Kabul.

"The PD5 police chief was one of the brave coppers who worked hard day and nights for the security of the people of Kabul," said Masoud Andrabi, Interior Minister, adding that "today also he was on his way to the office and mission" when targeted.

Saleh linked his death to Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and said that "we will take Dire Revenge."

Kabul witnessed four explosions on Wednesday.

The first explosion targeted a police vehicle in Qala-e-Abdul Ali area in Paghman district in Kabul province, police said, adding that the blast caused no casualties.

The second blast hit a vehicle in Qowai Marzak area in downtown Kabul, leaving four people maimed, Kabul police said. Sources said that the vehicle belonged to the Ministry of Labor.

The third blast hit Kochi’s vehicle.

The last blast hit a vehicle around 4:15 pm local time today in Kabul’s PD2, police confirmed. There were no casualties, police said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336061 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Foreign fighters among ’22 Taliban killed’ in Ghazni
[KhaamaPress] Ministry of Defense stated, in a special defense operation in Ghazni province, the Afghan commando forces captured and destroyed a manufacturing center for making suicide kaboom vests, the unit also wrecked a location where foreign Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
affiliates were kept.

In a released statement on Wednesday, MoD indicated that both of the locations were completely destroyed by the Afghan national defense and security forces.

During the operation 22 Taliban fighters, including Arab, Pak, Tajik nationals were also killed among the fighters, the bulletin added.

The statement elaborated that among the 22 killed Taliban were Six Arabs, Two Paks, and Two Tajik nationals.

Three Taliban members, including "Shahbaz Kha" suicide kaboom controller were also detained in the special operation conducted by the Afghan commandos, among the detainees, MoD said.

MoD’s commando unit also destroyed 16 boom jackets and 16 tons of kabooms during the operation.
Tons plural? Someone is definitely ambitious.
This comes as local authorities in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province reported that two soldiers were killed and three others were maimed in a Taliban attack on a government checkpoint in Golran district on Tuesday night.

Following the battle, Taliban fighters fled the area, and according to the witnesses, this clash has lasted overnight.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

9 Security Force Members Killed in Nimruz Attack
[ToloNews] At least nine security force members were killed and five others were maimed in a Taliban
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attack on a security outpost in Nimruz province on Tuesday night, said Nematullah Sediqqi, a provincial council member.

The festivities took place in Muar village in Khash Rod district when Taliban attacked a security outpost, Sediqqi said, adding that "the festivities continued until 4am of Wednesday."

"One Taliban was also killed in the festivities and nine others were maimed," he said.

"The Taliban have taken three security force members captive and also stolen the weapons."

a woman is only as old as she admits...
local officials and Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.
Provincial council members confirmed to media, that a large group of Taliban fighters attacked Afghan National Army outposts on Tuesday night.

Taliban fighters had attacked army checkpoints in the Minar area using Humvees and heavy and semi-heavy weapons.

ANA reportedly reacted to the offensive and fought back the Taliban, it is said the turbans left the area upon hearing the sound of a plane.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336062 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
IOM: Nearly 1,500 Migrants Rescued off Libyan Coast in the Past Week
[LibyaReview] On Tuesday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that nearly 1,500 migrants colonists have been rescued off the Libyan coast during the past week.

"In the period of Feb. 2-8, 1,487 migrants colonists were rescued and intercepted at sea and returned to Libya," IOM tweeted.

In 2021, a total of 1,956 migrants colonists have been rescued, including 185 women and 124 children, IOM said. It added that 20 migrants colonists had died while 67 others remain missing on the central Mediterranean route in 2021.

In 2020, 323 migrants colonists died and 417 others were reported missing, while 11,891 were rescued and returned to Libya, according to IOM.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/11/2021 02:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336061 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

20 U.N. Peacekeepers Wounded in Mali Attack
[AnNahar] Around 20 United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
peacekeepers were maimed in an attack on their base in central Mali on Wednesday, a U.N. spokesperson said, offering a provisional toll.

Militants attacked a temporary base near Kerena, a village in the war-torn center of the Sahel state, at around 7 am.

Olivier Salgado, the front man for the U.N.'s 13,000-strong MINUSMA mission in Mali, said the position was "targeted by direct and indirect fire."

Mali has been struggling to contain a jihadist insurgency which first emerged in in the north of the country 2012, and has since spread to the center of the country and to neighboring Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
and Niger.

Thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands of more have had to flee their homes.

Central Mali is one of the epicenters of the regional conflict, where attacks on soldiers and ethnic killings are common.
There are two groups a-jihading in Mali: Ansarul Islam, according to the latest source I’ve found, is an apparently unaffiliated Fulani group which emerged near the Mali border of Burkina Faso in December 2016, and JNIM (Group to Support Islam and Moslems), the unification of Ansar Dine, the Macina Liberation Front, and Al-Mourabitoun, which has sworn allegiance to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. So one of them must have done it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/11/2021 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336061 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Houthi drones attack Soddy airfield
On February 10, Abha International Airport in the southern Saudi province of ‘Asir was attacked by the Houthis (Ansar Allah).

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said two Samad-3 and two Qasef-2K suicide drones were launched from Yemen at “military aircraft” parked at Abha International Airport.

The Samad-3, which has a range of more than 1,500 km, was presented by the Houthis in 2019. On the other hand, the Qasef, a version of the Iranian Ababil-2, has been in service since late 2016. Both drones are usually armed with high-explosive fragmentation, HE-FRAG, warheads.

Brig. Gen. Sari said Saudi Arabia was repeatedly warned against using civilian airports for military purposes. However, the Kingdom opted to continue doing so.

More at the link
Posted by: badanov || 02/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336062 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Turkish warbirds pound Kurd Kommies in Akre district
SULAIMANI — The Turkish military launched a new phase of operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) early on Wednesday (February 10) by bombing Pers Mountain in Duhok’s Akre district and deploying airborne ground troops in the area using helicopters.

A source within the People’s Defense Forces (HPG) speaking on condition of anonymity told NRT that fighting was ongoing as late morning. The HPG is the armed wing of the PKK.

“Turkey continued its attacks using Cobra helicopters and disembarked soldiers from Skirosky helicopters,” the source said.

The Turkish military later announced on Twitter that it had launched “Operation Claw-Eagle 2” with operations against targets on Gara Mountain, of which Pers is a part, as a follow on to its operations in 2020.

More at the link
Posted by: badanov || 02/11/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336061 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

One killed and five wounded in fight at Sulaimani checkpoint
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — One person was killed and five were wounded on Wednesday in a knife fight that broke out between Peshmerga and Asayish forces at Sulaimani province’s Tasluja checkpoint.

The directorate of Asayish announced in a written press release that one of their members died, after Peshmerga forces attacked a number of Asayish at the checkpoint “as a result of a misunderstanding.”

The statement names Shakhawan Ahmed is the Asayish that died in the fight that took place on Wednesday morning, during which five other members were injured.

The directorate added that an “investigation committee” was set up to look into the matter, expressing their condolences over the death.

More at the link
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IDF demolishes home of terrorist who murdered Esther Horgen
[Jerusalem Post] IDF and Border Police forces demolished two floors from the home of the terrorist who murdered the late Esther Horgen on Wednesday night, Walla reported.

The building is in the Tora in the Menashe Regional Brigade area. Palestinian Mohammad Maroh Kabaha was indicted for Horgen's murder last week. He killed her while she was on a run in Reihan forest.

The IDF Prosecution has said that Kabaha confessed to the crime, reenacted it, and even helped them locate Horgen’s cell phone that he had tossed aside.
At a hearing regarding Kabaha’s detention, the defense did not try to seek bail.

The High Court of Justice approved the IDF’s request on Wednesday to demolish both the second and third floors of the building where Kabaha and his family lived.
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Israeli girl, 14, lightly injured as car attacked in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Paint bottles thrown at vehicle near Tekoa settlement; teen suffers facial injuries, taken to Jerusalem hospital for treatment.

A 14-year-old girl was injured in the face by flying glass as bottles of paint were thrown at the car in which she was traveling in the West Bank on Tuesday, the Magen David Adom emergency service said.

The incident happened near the Tekoa settlement south of Jerusalem, according to MDA, whose paramedics attended to the girl’s injuries at the scene.

She was then taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem for further treatment.

Tekoa is part of the Gush Etzion bloc of Israeli settlements in the southern West Bank.

At the end of last month, a Paleostinian was rubbed out at the Gush Etzion Junction as he tried to stab an Israeli soldier with a makeshift spear.

The West Bank in general has seen a recent escalation in violence in recent weeks.

Much of the escalation has come in the wake of the murder of Esther Horgen, 52, a mother of six, after she went out for a run in the Reihan forest near her home in the settlement of Tal Menashe. A Paleostinian man has been indicted in the murder.

The West Bank has also seen a notable increase in ultranationalist Israeli violence against Paleostinians after 16-year-old Ahuvia Sandak was killed in a police chase after allegedly hurling stones at Paleostinians in late December.
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