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Prominent Taliban group leader killed in Afghan forces’ ambush in Badakhshan
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed a prominent Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group during an operation in North-eastern Badakhshan province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the National Defense and Security Forces ambushed Ataulah, one of the prominent group leaders of Taliban in Baharak district.

The statement further added that the security forces laid the ambush late on Wednesday night in Sarpul Shahr Village of Baharak.

According to MoD, Ataullah was mainly involved in plotting, coordinating and implementing terrorist attacks in Bahrak district of Badakhshan province.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

Badakhshan is among the relatively volatile provinces in North-east of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some of the remote districts of Badakhshan where they often attempt to carry out terrorist attacks against the security forces and government institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/22/2020 08:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Airstrikes kill 5 Taliban and ISIS-K militants in 3 provinces
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike
s killed 5 bandidos Lions of Islam of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group and the offshoot of ISIS ‐ ISIS Khurasan, in three provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said Wednesday an airstrike killed 3 Talibs in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...

The officials further added a similar airstrike killed a bully boy of ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K) in Tswoky district of Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
in the East.

Another airstrike killed a Taliban bully boy in Deh Yak district of the restive Ghazni province in South-east of Afghanistan, the officials added.

The anti-government armed bandidos Lions of Islam including Taliban and ISIS Khurasan have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.

Both the Afghan and U.S. forces based in Afghanistan conducted regular counter-terrorism operations and airstrikes against Taliban, ISIS-K and other terrorist groups in the restive parts of the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/22/2020 08:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under:

Afghan Forces Take Casualties in Sar-e-Pul Clash
[ToloNews] At least four security force members were killed in a clash with the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
in the northern province of Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
on Thursday evening, the provincial governor’s front man Zabihullah Amani said.

He added that the clash happened in Korak Arabiya village on the outskirts of Sar-e-Pul city when a group of Taliban fighters attacked a security outpost.

The clash, which continued for two hours, left 10 security force members maimed, Amani said.

He added that nine Taliban fighters were killed and 13 others were maimed.

Amani said that a Taliban weapons cache was destroyed in an Arclight airstrike
which was carried out during the clash.

The Taliban has not commented on the reported attack.
Khaama Press reported events thusly:
An Arclight airstrike killed five gunnies of the Taliban group in northern Sar-e Pul province of Afghanistan, the military officials said Friday.

The officials further added that the security forces conducted the airstrike in the restive Sayad district of Sar-e Pul province.

"An airstrike in Sayad district killed five Taliban fighters and destroyed a small Taliban weapons cache," the officials said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/22/2020 08:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Erdogan confirms the presence of pro-Turkish Syrian fighters in Libya
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  They aren't mercenaries, just aficionados of doner kabops.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/22/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Niger military operation kills 120 'terrorists': official
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Muslim-convert who became Britain's 'first female suicide bomb plotter'
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, admits preparation of terrorist acts at Old Bailey

  • Also pleads guilty to dissemination of terrorist publications at a hearing

  • Charge states she contacted someone who could prepare explosives

  • Shaikh is also said to have gone on trip to scope out St Paul's and a hotel

  • Born Michelle Ramsden to a non-Muslim family and converted to Islam in 2007
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  First?
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/22/2020 0:25 Comments || Top||

German court jails three over 100-kg gold coin heist
[AlArabiya] A Berlin court sentenced three men to multi-year jail sentences on Thursday for the spectacular theft of a 100-kilogram (220-lb) gold coin from one of the German capital’s museums.

State court judges locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
two men aged 23 and 21, who belong to a family of Arab origin notorious for ties to organized crime, for four years and six months each.

A 21-year-old security guard at the museum received a sentence of three years and four months, while a fourth defendant was cleared of all charges.

Police have found no trace of the 100-kilogram (220-pound) Canadian coin since the late-night heist in March 2017 from the Bode Museum, located close to Chancellor Angela Merkel
...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslem colonists...
’s Berlin apartment.

The "Big Maple Leaf," one of five minted in 2007, is considered the world’s second-largest gold coin after the one-ton Australian Kangaroo issued in 2012. Prosecutors assume the nearly pure-gold treasure, which bears a profile image of Queen Elizabeth II, was either cut up, melted down or taken abroad. The coin has a notional value of one million Canadian dollars ($750,000), but the gold itself is worth considerably more.

Police raids in July 2017 on premises in and around Berlin linked to the perpetrators’ Remmo "clan" saw guns, luxury cars and more than 100,000 euros in cash confiscated.

Investigators also used phone taps and GPS devices to track cars and searched more than 50 properties, the defense said at the trial.

Security camera footage of the heist shows three men wearing dark hoodies, scarves and baseball caps making their way to the museum. They broke in through a window, smashed a glass case with an axe and used a rope, wooden beam and a wheelbarrow to lift the coin onto adjacent elevated urban railway tracks before transferring to a car, said prosecutor Martina Lamb.

The Remmo family, whose patriarchs fled war-torn Leb in the 1980s, are considered to be one of Berlin’s most notorious organized crime clans.

Police last year targeted the Remmos with the seizure of 77 properties worth a total of 9.3 million euros, charging that they were purchased with the proceeds of various crimes, including a 2014 bank robbery.

In recent years, so-called "clans" of primarily Middle Eastern origin have become a particular focus for police, politics and media in Berlin.
How utterly racist of them. More from the Daily Mail:
  • German police have seized 77 properties linked to a Lebanese crime family

  • The 500-strong Remmo clan are accused of buying the real estate with money from burglaries

  • 16 family members have now been accused of money laundering in addition to three others who have been charged with stealing the coin
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/22/2020 07:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Two Russian sailors have been sentenced to a combined 395 years in prison in Greece for trafficking migrants
"With good behavior, you'll be out in 240 years"
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

Global watchdog keeps #Pakistan on #terrorism financing ‘grey list’
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Popular Mobilization Units militia group appoints Abu Fadak al-Mohammadawi as its new leader
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Karbala protesters carry the photos of the demonstrators who were killed.
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Iran funds $60mm to #PIJ and $50mm to #Hamas per year
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Osama Bin Obama cash at work.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/22/2020 0:23 Comments || Top||

Erdoğan: ‘Latest numbers: 150 regime forces killed in Idlib’ as a result of TR retailation
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Turkish-backed jihadists took the phone of a killed Syrian Arab Army soldier and called his mother
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Video of failed Syrian Rebels attack on Government forces at village of Nayrab
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Syrian troop asking signals officer for coordinates of Turkish observation point east of Atarib in western Aleppo
Posted by: Fred || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

US Military Vehicle Running Russian Vehicle Off The Road In Syria - cellphone video
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 02/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Big deal, we usually play bumper ships with these people. Blow this off.
Posted by: newc || 02/22/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  War zone. No one plays with US mil or you will end up in a ditch or shot stone cold dead.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 02/22/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#3  I drive in Boston - that's nothing!
Posted by: Raj || 02/22/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#4  What's up with the video game noise at the end?

Interfering with a convoy is a big no.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/22/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Hostile Russians (they and their mercenaries have launched attacks against US troops in Syria) were trying to bracket a US convey.
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 02/22/2020 21:43 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2020-02-22
   Erdogan confirms the presence of pro-Turkish Syrian fighters in Libya
Fri 2020-02-21
  Missile intercept by #Saudi forces in #Yanbu
Thu 2020-02-20
  Turkey asks NATO to provide air support for the operation in Idlib
Wed 2020-02-19
  Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll, Abdullah rejects results
Tue 2020-02-18
  LNA claims to destroy Turkish arms ship in Tripoli harbor.
Mon 2020-02-17
  24 Killed In Brutal Terror Attack On Burkina Faso Church; Local Pastor Targeted
Sun 2020-02-16
  Switzerland Thwarts Major Islamic State Terror Attack
Sat 2020-02-15
  Six Cartel Kidnappers Busted with Mexican Border City Victim in Trunk
Fri 2020-02-14
  US navy ship seizes 150 Iranian-manufactured anti-tank guided missiles after boarding a vessel in the Arabian Sea
Thu 2020-02-13
  Hafiz Saeed sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for terror financing
Wed 2020-02-12
  Sudan will hand over Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court
Tue 2020-02-11
  Russians bomb a joint Turkish & Jihadi column
Mon 2020-02-10
  Ehsanullah Ehsan sends greetings from Turkey, thumbs nose
Sun 2020-02-09
  Multiple US troops killed during shootout in eastern Afghanistan
Sat 2020-02-08
  Khalid Haqqani and Qari Saifullah banged in Kabul

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