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Car drives into German carnival parade, around 30 injured
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2 Confirmed Attacks on Afghan Forces on Second Day of RIV
[ToloNews] On Sunday, the second day of the reduction in violence pact in Afghanistan, two attacks on Afghan forces were instigated by the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
, say local officials, who say both happened in the southern province of Kandahar. And at least four other incidents in various provinces were reported to TOLOnews and confirmation is pending.

The week-long reduction in violence started on Saturday, Feb. 22.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Enemy tank blasted in Daman district
[al-Emarah] At noon hours today an invader tank has been shred into pieces following a power full landmine blast in Alizo area of Daman district, killing and wounding all minions abroad.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tank?.
Posted by: Dale || 02/24/2020 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Which invader?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/24/2020 11:31 Comments || Top||

#3  That'd be us. Anything with wheels that doesn't belong to them is a "tank."
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 13:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Foreign burro buggies exempted.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/24/2020 17:29 Comments || Top||

8 police killed as post overrun in Lashkergah
[al-Emarah] Amid ongoing Al Fath operations Mujahideen carried out attacks on a hireling check post in Babaji area, PD4 of capital Lashkargah.

The post was overrun after killing 8 puppets and destroying a ranger pickup parked inside as well as seizing 1 RPG launcher, 2 mortar tubes, 2 rifles and other equipment.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
ICC wanted Kushayb fled to Central African Republic
[Sudan Tribune] Sudanese official sources revealed on Saturday that Ali Kushayb, one of five Sudanese indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), had fled to the Central African Republic after an agreement between the transitional government and the gangs to hand them over to the war crimes tribunal.

According to Darfur 24, Kushayb crossed the border to the CAR Africa, adding he and dozens of armed rustics travelled in two four-wheel vehicles, and cars loaded with fuel.

The official expressed fears that the runaway who is from al-Taisha tribe launch a new rebellion in Darfur.

An activist from Um Dafouk said that Kushayb had been during the past weeks in Badia area, northwest of the city, and used to come Um Dafouk market but he disappeared last week.

Um Dafouk is located on the border area between Sudan and the CAR in the state of South Darfur, at 370 km west of Nyala.

Kushayb is charged with war crimes against civilians in Darfur during 2003 and 2004. He is accused of ordering killings, rapes, and looting. An ICC arrest warrant was issued for him on April 27, 2007.

The ICC calls on the Sudanese transitional to hand over the deposed president Omer al-Bashir, his former interior state-minister Ahmed Haroun, his former defence minister Abdel Rahim Hussein and militia leaders Ali Kushayb and Abdallah Banda.

Sudanese government still has to launch the handover procedures to the ICC. Information minister Faisal Mohammed Saleh denied last Tuesday the arrival of an ICC delegation to discuss their handover.

Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

US Conducts An Airstrike In Southern Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an Arclight airstrike
targeting an al-Shabaab
...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
compound in the vicinity of Saakow, Somalia, Feb. 22.

"Al-Shabaab kills regularly and indiscriminately," said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Miguel Castellanos, U.S. Africa Command deputy director of operations. "This al-Qaeda affiliate exploits innocent Somalis, displaces families, and imposes illegal taxes through force and violence. They want to export their vision of destruction more widely. It is our collective international efforts and persistent pressure that prevents this from occurring."

The US raid killed two bad boys, another was maimed, and an al-Shabaab compound was reduced as a result of this precision airstrike.

"We currently assess no civilians were maimed or killed as a result of this airstrike," said AFRICOM in a statement released on Sunday.

Somalia remains key to the security environment of East Africa, and its long-term stability is important to advancing U.S. interests in the region.

Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336081 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  and ADMITS to it!
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/24/2020 17:29 Comments || Top||

#2  That's got to make Minneapolis nervous.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/24/2020 17:37 Comments || Top||

#3  What is there in Somalia that's worth the trouble to bomb anyway?
Posted by: jpal || 02/24/2020 19:10 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Libya National Army say 16 Turkish soldiers killed in fighting
[AlAhram] Forces loyal to Libya National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
said on Sunday they had killed 16 Ottoman Turkish soldiers in recent weeks, a day after The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
acknowledged it had lost several "deaders" in combat in the north African country.
Khalid al-Mahjoub, a front man for Haftar's LNA, said the Turks were killed in the port city of Misrata, in battles in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
and in the town of al-Falah south of the capital.

Turkey backs Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and has sent Syrian soldiers along with some of its own soldiers and weapons to help the Tripoli-based administration repel an attempt by the LNA to capture the city.

Ottoman Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday acknowledged some Ottoman Turkish losses in Libya's "struggle".

"We are there (in Libya) with our (Ottoman Turkish) soldiers and our teams from the Syrian National Army. We continue the struggle there. We have several deaders. In return, however, we neutralized nearly a hundred (of Haftar's) legionaries," Erdogan said.
So that’s ten, then.
The Syrian National Army, also known as Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
, is a Turkey-backed Syrian rebel group fighting against pro-Damascus forces in northern Syria, where 16 Ottoman Turkish soldiers have been killed so far this month.

Ceasefire talks between Libya's warring sides resumed on Thursday after the GNA had pulled out of negotiations following the shelling of Tripoli's port by Haftar's forces.
A waste of time, but necessary to keep certain parties from fussing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Three Mali soldiers killed in suspected jihadist attack
The outpost in Bambara Maoude, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the city of Timbuktu “was the object at about 0500 GMT of a terrorist attack,” the military said on Twitter.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Morocco: Thousands of persons demonstrate in Casablanca against social inequalities
[APS.DZ] Several thousands of persons on Sunday demonstrated in the streets of Casablanca (west of Morocco) to denounce social inequalities and the high cost of living.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Africa Subsaharan
NAF neutralises ISWAP leaders in Borno
[PULSE.NG] The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key leaders of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno, as they assembled for meetings.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Daramola said the ISWAP leaders were neutralised in operations conducted on Thursday.

He said the air strikes were carried out by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, under the auspices of Operation Rattle Snake III.

"The mission was executed on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating that some key ISWAP leaders had assembled for meetings, which were being held simultaneously at two separate venues, at Jubillaram and Alinwa in Marte Local Government Area.

"Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its attack aircraft to engage both locations, damaging the meeting venues and neutralising the terrorists,’’ Daramola said.

He said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its air campaign to shape the battlespace in the North East for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.

Operation Rattle Snake III which commenced on Feb. 4, was aimed at targeting selected locations within the North East in order to shape the battlespace for more effective onslaught against the holy warriors.

Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Boko Haram attack in Garkida leaves 1 soldier dead
[PULSE.NG] The 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army has confirmed that one of its men died while another got injured when they were fighting Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Death Eaters who attacked Garkida in the evening of Friday, February 21, 2020.

The army announced this in a blurb on Sunday, February 23, 2020, with pictures of some properties the Death Eaters destroyed in Garkida.

In the statement, the 23 Armoured Brigade which has its headquarters in Yola said, the destruction would have been worse but for the timely intervention of its troops, who interrupted the Death Eaters and killed some of them.

The statement signed by Major Haruna Mohammed Sani, Assistant Director of Army Public Relations, the 23 Armoured Brigade added that a soldier died during the shootout with the krazed killers.

Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336081 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

Yemeni Revolutionaries Unveil New Missile Systems that ‘Will Change Course of Battle’
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Mahdi Al-Mashat unveiled four new missile systems in the capital Sanaa on Sunday.

Mashat vowed that the local-made missile systems “will change the course of the battle” with the Saudi-led Coalition which has been since March 2015 launching a brutal aggression against the Arab impoverished country.

He said that “Thaqeb-1”, “Thaqeb-2”, “Thaqeb-3” and “Fater-1” were entirely manufactured by Yemeni experts.
He said that “Thaqeb-1”, “Thaqeb-2”, “Thaqeb-3” and “Fater-1” were entirely manufactured by Yemeni experts.

“The new missile systems will change the course of the battle with aggression powers, and will be followed by more advanced systems that will be capable to repel hostile Ariel attacks,” Mashat said during a ceremony to unveil the new missile systems, as quoted by Yemen’s Al-Massirah TV.

He praised the efforts of the Yemeni Armed Forces to develop and modernize the military-industrial system in line with the requirements of the battlefield.

Yemen has been under bloody aggression by Saudi-led coalition since March 2015 in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is Riyadh’s ally.

Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Rebadged Russian missiles (who do they think they are, General Motors?).
Thaqeb-1: Based on the R-73 (AA-11 Archer)
Thaqeb-2: Based on the R-27 (AA-10 Alamo)
Thaqeb-3: Based on the R-77 (AA-12 Adder)
Fater-1: Based on the 3M9 missile of the Kub (SA-6) SAM system
Posted by: Bertie Spiger6648 || 02/24/2020 4:09 Comments || Top||

Aggression coalition’s jets wage 6 raids on Jawf, Sanaa
[SABA.YE] The US-backed Saudi-led aggression coalition’s fighter jets waged on Sunday evening six air raids on areas in Jawf province and on Nehim district of Sanaa province, a security official told Saba.

The official explaiend that two airstrikes hit al-Ghail district and another, while another one targeted al-Moton district in Jawf.

The Aggression warplanes also launched three airstrikes on Nehim district, in the east of Sanaa province, he added.

Transport Ministry, Aviation Authority condemn aggression coalition’s airstrikes on Taiz airport

The Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority strongly condemned the airstrikes launched Sunday evening by Saudi-led aggression coalition aircraft on Taiz International Airport, which led to the destruction of the airport’s facilities.

The aggression coalition warplanes waged two airstrikes on Taiz airport; the first one hit the airport’s terminal while another targeted the aircraftanchorage, causing severe damage, according to a joint statement issued by the ministry and the aviation authority.

The statement indicated that the aggression coalition aircraft had targeted Taiz airport with a series of raids, destroying 60 per cent of its facilities, while Sunday’s raids resulted in the total destruction of its facilities.
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Car drives into German carnival parade, around 30 injured
[YNet] - A driver plowed his car into a carnival parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen on Monday injuring 30 people, including children, some of them seriously, police said on Monday.

Regional broadcaster Hessenschau said police believed the driver, identified as a 29-year-old German citizen, had acted deliberately, but that nothing was immediately known about his motive.

The Daily Mail has more, courtesy of Skidmark.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/24/2020 13:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336099 views] Top|| File under:

#1  German citizen named Mohammed?
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/24/2020 15:46 Comments || Top||

#2  A certain Maurice P.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/24/2020 16:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Doesn't sound like he was speaking of the pompatus of love, tho.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/24/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Is he a Merkel newly minted citizen from North Africa?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/24/2020 16:48 Comments || Top||

#5  and we should worry if a few muhommeds get wacked once in a while?
Posted by: Dino McCoy5459 || 02/24/2020 16:59 Comments || Top||

#6  They don't want to name the 'German citizens' anymore because you might recognise a person's religion from their name
Posted by: anon1 || 02/24/2020 18:55 Comments || Top||

CTD shoots dead five terrorists in Peshawar
[The News (Pak)] The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday rubbed out five bandidos snuffies during a search operation in the city's Shagai area after both sides exchanged fire.

The CTD said a security operation was conducted in the area following a tip-off about the turbans' whereabouts.

Explosive material and weapons ‐ including three boom jackets, two pistols, two hand grenades, and three SMGs were recovered ‐ were recovered from turbans. The bandidos snuffies had arrived in the area from the Millagori district.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Inspector-General Sanaullah Abbasi said police would continue to conduct operations against the bad boys.

Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Several months late on the rent ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/24/2020 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Chicago Transit Detectives?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/24/2020 17:28 Comments || Top||

Iraqi security forces kill one person and wound seven as they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad
Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Israel strikes Gaza and Syria after Palestinian rocket attacks
[France24] Israeli fighter jets launched air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria, the Israeli military said on Monday, after the militant group and Israel exchanged rockets and air strikes around Gaza.

Israeli aircraft hit what the military said were Islamic Jihad sites in the Gaza Strip and Syria late Sunday, after the Palestinian militant group fired a barrage of rockets at Israel.

In a new flareup a week ahead of a fresh general election in the Jewish state, the Israeli Air Force carried out strikes on "dozens of Islamic Jihad terror sites" throughout Gaza and near the Syrian capital Damascus, a military statement said.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities in either Gaza, which lies to the west of Israel, or Syria, which is to the country's north.

Islamic Jihad, which along with allied group Hamas has fought three wars with Israel in Gaza since 2008, operates in both territories.

A military aircraft also fired at "Islamic Jihad terror operatives preparing to launch rockets" from the northern Gaza Strip, the army said.

"A hit was identified," it added, with health officials in Gaza saying four people were wounded in the strikes.

In Syria, the Israeli army said it had struck Islamic Jihad targets outside Damascus, including a base "used as a hub" for the group's activities in the country.

An AFP correspondent in Damascus heard several strong explosions shortly before midnight (2200 GMT).

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attacks were "near the Damascus international airport".

The Syrian state news agency Sana said "most of the enemy missiles were shot down before reaching their targets", stressing that "no airport" was struck.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/24/2020 06:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#2  F35s vs bottle rockets. I predict the sand people will be on the the endangered list soon.
Posted by: jpal || 02/24/2020 12:46 Comments || Top||

#3  ^^^ unfortunately, will never happen
Posted by: Chris || 02/24/2020 14:05 Comments || Top||

Palestinians respond to coronavirus
Just kidding: Rockets fired towards southern Israel
[JPost] - At least 8 rockets were fired towards southern Israel Monday afternoon after a night of deadly retaliatory airstrikes against targets belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group in Syria and throughout the Gaza Strip following rocket fire towards southern Israel throughout the evening on Sunday.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/24/2020 05:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actually, that's how you'd expect Palestinians to respond, right?
Posted by: Raj || 02/24/2020 8:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Therefore the alternate title.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/24/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Darn, I had Bee. No fair.
Posted by: Matt || 02/24/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Warui warui
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/24/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Well...and here I thought it was going to be some Paleostinian declaring that coronavirus was a plot of the Evil Jooos
Posted by: ptah || 02/24/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near Gaza fence, wound two others
[Aljazeera] A Palestinian has been killed by Israeli forces and two others were wounded as they tried to retrieve his body in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to local media reports.

The incident took place near the separation fence east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the coastal territory, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported on Sunday.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) faction named the deceased as Mohammed Ali al-Naim, 27, and said he was a member of the organisation.

The Israeli military said troops shot dead a Palestinian who was suspected of placing a bomb near the fence.

In a statement, the army said it "spotted two terrorists approaching the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip and placing an explosive device adjacent to it".

"The troops opened fire towards them. A hit was identified," it said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/24/2020 03:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  Mohammed Ali al-Naim, rock & sling 'best in class' five years running. He will be sorely missed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/24/2020 3:16 Comments || Top||

Palestine’s Islamic Jihad Says Fighter Martyred in Israeli ‘Savage Crime’ at Gaza Fence

...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
Paleostinian Resistance® movement announced on Sunday that one of its fighters was martyred in an Israeli ’savage crime’ at the border between Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
and the occupied territories, east of Khan Younes.

"One of OUR Mujahedeen (fighters) Mohammad Ali Hasan An-Naem, 27, was martyred on Sunday morning in a savage Zionist crime," al-Quds Brigades, Islamic Jihad’s military wing, said in a brief statement carried by Paleostine Today news agency.

Israeli occupation forces on Sunday morning rubbed out a Paleostinian and injured four others near the Gaza border, before brutally extracting the martyr’s body with a bulldozer.

In a widely shared distressing video, an Israeli armored bulldozer was filmed repeatedly crushing the body of the slain Paleostinian with its blade, then grabbing the corpse with the blade and swinging the body back and forth in the air.
The Jerusalem Post adds:
The IDF began attacking terror targets in the Gaza Strip in response to over 21 rockets were fired towards southern Israel communities on Sunday in several rocket barrages after Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) threatened to avenge the death of a terrorist by the IDF after he tried to plant explosives along the Gaza border fence.

The IDF said as of 11 p.m. that of 21 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, 13 were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

A video from the scene uploaded to social media on Sunday showed a crowd of Palestinian youth throwing stones towards an Israeli bulldozer sent to retrieve the body of the dead terrorist. He was identified as Muhammed Ali al-Na’im, 27, a commander of PIJ’s military wing, al-Quds Brigade, in the Khan Yunis area.

The graphic footage showed the bulldozer driving at high speed toward a group of Palestinian youth to prevent them from grabbing the body. Several people were seen carrying one individual, but the bulldozer was seen lifting the body of the deceased suspect from the ground before it returned to Israel along with an IDF Merkava tank which had been guarding it.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza was quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency as saying that another two men were injured by IDF gunfire while trying to retrieve the body and the wounded individual.

According to the IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit, two Palestinians were identified approaching the fence and placing an improvised explosive device on it near the southern city of Khan Yunis. They were fired upon by troops from the IDF’s Kfir Brigade “who were deployed to the location following the detection” of the suspects.

The Israeli military said the cell affiliated with the PIJ terrorist group which had placed the explosive device near the border fence on Sunday morning was responsible for two other similar incidents in recent months near the fence.

Defense Minister Bennett called the uproar over retrieval of the terrorist’s body by the IDF bulldozer “hypocritical criticism of the left,” and supported the IDF’s collection of the corpse.

“I am sick and tired of the hypocritical criticism of the Left against the ‘inhumanity’ of using a bulldozer to retrieve the body of a terrorist who tried to murder Israelis. Gentlemen, you are not human. Hamas holds the bodies of Hadar and Oron,” he said, referring to the bodies of two fallen IDF soldiers in the hands of Hamas since Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

Last week, Bennett said that Israel would begin to “hoard” the bodies of Palestinian terrorists, to use as “bargaining chips” to pressure Hamas to release two Israeli citizens and the bodies of the two fallen IDF soldiers held by the terrorist group in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas’s Al-Qassam brigades reported that the IAF targeted multiple targets belonging to terrorist groups in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday night. The IDF confirmed that it had struck a PIJ terror cell preparing to launch rockets from the northern part of the Strip. Palestinians reported that there were at least three injured in the strike.

Posted by: Fred || 02/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

Iran sentences alleged US spies to up to 10 years in prison
From a week ago.
[Times of Israel] 8 environmental activists locked away
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
, including one who reportedly also has British and American citizenship.

...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
sentenced eight environmental activists, including an Iranian who reportedly also has British and American citizenship, to prison sentences ranging from four to 10 years on charges of spying for the United States and acting against Iran’s national security, the judiciary said Tuesday.

According to the judiciary front man, Gholamhossein Esmaili, an appeals court issued the final verdicts.

Two of the activists, Morad Tahbaz and Niloufar Bayani, got 10 years each and were ordered to return the money they allegedly received from the US government for their services.

Tahbaz is an Iranian who also holds US and British citizenship.

Iran does not recognize dual or multiple nationalities, meaning Iranians it detains cannot receive consular assistance from their other countries. In most cases, dual nationals have faced secret charges in closed-door hearings before Iran’s Revolutionary Court, which handles cases involving alleged attempts to overthrow the government.

Esmaili, the judiciary front man, said two other activists, Houman Jokar and Taher Ghadirian, each got eight-year sentences for allegedly "collaborating with the hostile government of America."

Another three of the activists, Sam Rajabi, Sepideh Kashan Doust and Amirhossein Khaleghi Hamidi, were sentenced to six years in prison each. The eighth activist, Abdolreza Kouhpayeh, got four years. All the activists were arrested in early 2018.

A ninth activist who was arrested at the time, Kavous Seyed Emami, an Iranian-Canadian naional, died while in jug under disputed circumstances in February 2018. His widow then was blocked from flying out of Iran, but later made it out.
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Two people are wounded after a bomb exploded in a residential building in the Lebanese city of Tripoli
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Iran has reportedly sentenced to death three citizens, who were arrested during last November’s anti-government protests
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#1  Three teens ish, young adults - if my social media recall is correct.
Posted by: mossomo || 02/24/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

Several Turkish troops are wounded in Syria’s Idlib province after pro-Damascus forces targeted a Turkish military convoy
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Russia attacks Turkish posts, convoys, and soldiers directly
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#1  The popcorn needs more salt!!!
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 02/24/2020 17:44 Comments || Top||

More reports of Turkish soldiers deaths as Syrian Government Forces shelled a convoy near Jabal Al Zawiya
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6 Coronavirus cases tested positive among Iranian militants fighting for Assad regime in Sayyidah Zaynab
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#1  Grain of salt? (Like who the hell has testing kits or the training to use them over there)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/24/2020 4:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Latest scapegoat for random disease.
Posted by: Nguard || 02/24/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#3  @#2 Some truth to that, I believe. But not so random.

If you consider the coronavirus as a test in how the globalist media can coordinate and control the global narrative - it makes a bit more sense. Globalists and their pet media peddles fear.

What are some results that could result from this "emergency" and resulting narrative?

Let's see if:
1.) mandatory vaccinations starts trending.
2.) if there's a push for cashless transactions
3.) I'm especially curious if this was the first designer ethno based bioweapon - we'll see how the contagion spreads and the body count sums in the more western developed countries.
Posted by: mossomo || 02/24/2020 9:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Suggests a trend against lab origin.

China BANS eating wild animals amid fears the practice sparked coronavirus outbreak
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/24/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Suggests desperate efforts at cover up to avoid loss of face.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/24/2020 10:22 Comments || Top||

#6  #5
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/24/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

#7  The Hajj is going to be lit this year
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/24/2020 11:21 Comments || Top||

#8  Another vote for #5
Posted by: Lex || 02/24/2020 11:24 Comments || Top||

#9  The Chinese are helping who in Syria? No doubt passed from Chinese troop to the locals.
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 02/24/2020 17:00 Comments || Top||

Israel claims air strikes near Syrian capital Damascus
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#1  This timeline should be read from the bottom of the page, upward.
Posted by: b || 02/24/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

Who's in the News
5Govt of Iran
4Govt of Iran Proxies
4Sublime Porte
3Islamic Jihad (Palestian)
2Govt of Sudan
2Boko Haram (ISIS)
2Govt of Iraq
2Govt of Pakistan
2Islamic State
2Moslem Colonists
1al-Qaeda in North Africa
1al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats
1Palestinian Authority
1al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
1Arab Spring

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