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LNA scores big advance around Tripoli
Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
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Good morning
Baltimore population drops below 600,000,
the lowest total in a century, census estimates show
Saturday March 28th, 2020

silviasydneyshower
Riot police open fire with live ammunition on Iraqi protesters at Al-Khillani Square in Baghdad
Think of it as extreme quarantine enforcement
Battle of AbuGrian is till ongoing but so far LNA advancing
UN continues supporting Ottoman-backed GNA govt, for what that's worth
27 Haftar-loyal militants and officers arrested GNA raid on Watiya airbase arrive in Tripoli
The "raid" on al-Watiya was supposed to be a great anti-Haftar offensive. It went bust, just like the Volcano of Rage
GNA conducts airstrikes western Sirte
So do the LNA forces, probably to better effect, since they seem to be winning
Iraqi armed forces deployed in streets to enforce a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew
Isolation and public demonstrations against corrupt govt don't really go together. They're stuck with the Corruptocrats until the plague's run its course
Syrian Army repels militant attack along Sweida-Daraa axis
Howzzat ceasefire thingy going for you?

Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 13:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Paid Off! It's Miss Sylvia Sidney:
"Say, pal, could ya get me a jitney?"
Although she's got closure,
She knows it's not kosher...
"And, golly, I'll sure miss that kidney."
Posted by: Phump Thraiger8586 || 03/28/2020 22:01 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan forces thwart deadly car bomb attack in Paktia province
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
LNA scores big advance around Tripoli as Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Haftar is the LNA, correct?

I never know who to root for here. All I know is that I'm running low on pop-corn.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/28/2020 16:38 Comments || Top||


Battle of AbuGrian is till ongoing but so far LNA advancing
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

LNA airstrike on GNA militias in Al Qaddahia after the arrival of Syrian mercenaries as back up to the Misrata militias
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Misrata general hospital announces its inability to receive any more dead and injured
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
LNA airstrike result in death of 3 and 5 injured in GNA militias terrorists in Abu Grian
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

LNA posts names of dead GNA gunnies
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]


Haftar’s armed groups attempt to advance on Abu Grein
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]


At least 30 gunmen loyal of warlord Haftar were reportedly killed in a failed attack on Abu Grein town, western Sirte
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Turk-supplied GNA mercenaries in Salah al-Din lose another hundred bad guys
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Mercs generally expect to live. Can't cash your paycheck if you're dead. Somebody misled these guys about the situation.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 03/28/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  It was either this, or go play for Tampa Bay Bucs.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/28/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||


GNA conducts airstrikes western Sirte
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Tabu tribe commander responsible for recruiting Chadian mercenaries for Haftar killed in western Sirte
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


27 Haftar-loyal militants and officers arrested GNA raid on Watiya airbase arrive in Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Aggression warplane launches 7 airstrikes on Amran
[SABA.YE] The US-Saudi-led aggression coalition warplane Today launched seven airstrikes on Amran province, a security official told Saba. Seven airstrikes targeted Sufyan district, said the official.

Aggression warplane launches 6 airstrikes on Hajjah
[SABA.YE] The US-Saudi-led aggression coalition warplane on Thursday launched six airstrikes on Hajjah province, a security official told Saba. Four airstrikes targeted the city and customs of Haradh and two raids on the district of Bakil al-Mir,
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Non-aggressor warplanes never launch more than 6 strikes at one time?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/28/2020 5:34 Comments || Top||

#2  'Aggression warplane'? Who wrote that, someone fresh outta lefty J-school?
Posted by: Raj || 03/28/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#3  much more effective than Passive-Aggressive warplanes
Posted by: Frank G || 03/28/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Getting real if they send the Debbie Downers.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/28/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Iranian diplomats instigated killing of dissident in Istanbul, Turkish officials say
[NEWS.TRUST.ORG] Two intelligence officers at Iran's consulate in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
instigated the killing last November of an Iranian dissident in Istanbul who criticised the Islamic Theocratic Republic's political and military leaders, two senior Ottoman Turkish officials told Rooters.

The accusation is likely to strain ties between Turkey and Iran, two regional powers which had grown closer under the government of Ottoman Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Ah, the ol' 'wudn't us' defense - real convincing!
Posted by: Raj || 03/28/2020 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Turkey - the premier destination for dissident assassinations.
Posted by: York Harding || 03/28/2020 20:47 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat in Iraq
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  NYT:
Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/28/2020 1:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry, too quick on the trigger.

Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/28/2020 1:03 Comments || Top||

#3  warning it could further destabilize the Middle East

Skid always appreciate your deep links! Apparently they think smacking down Iran will "destabilize" the middle east.

Would seem a bit contradictory.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/28/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#4  1. How do you stabilize something that is inherently unstable?

2. NYT printing secret plans? No surprise there.

3. Isn't passing on secret orders to the enemy considered treason these days?
Posted by: AlanC || 03/28/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#5  evidently not Alanc
Posted by: Chris || 03/28/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#6  It's okay. Probably some of this for the locals.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/28/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||


Iraqi armed forces deployed in streets to enforce a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:


Riot police open fire with live ammunition on Iraqi protesters at Al-Khillani Square in Baghdad
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish-backed fighters kill each other in northern Aleppo
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish military convoy in Idlib, potentially transporting a Hawk medium-range air defence battery
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Wow, they still have Hawks!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/28/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#2  HAWK? As in Homing All the Way Killer? As in half a century ago?
Maybe modern countermeasures don't even remember how to handle this? Firecan?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 03/28/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  40 years, Aubrey - I ought to know.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/28/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Turkey operates the Hawk XXI which uses the
AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radar.
Posted by: TZSenator || 03/28/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army repels militant attack along Sweida-Daraa axis
[ALMASDARNEWS] A group of armed Lions of Islam launched an attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions along the Dara’a-Sweida axis on Friday, resulting in a fierce firefight for a few hours.

According to a field report from the area, the Lions of Islam attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the city of Busra al-Sham, prompting the military to call on the National Defense Forces (NDF) from Sweida to help drive back the bad boys.

The report said the Syrian Army and NDF troops were able to fend off the attack after the Lions of Islam failed to infiltrate their positions east of Busra al-Sham.

This latest attack by the Lions of Islam comes at a time when tensions in the Dara’a Governorate are at an year-long high.
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Hundreds dead in Iran after consuming methanol thinking it was coronavirus protection
[FOXNEWS] More than 300 people have died and a further 1,000 have fallen ill in Iran
...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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
after consuming methanol in the belief that it will protect them against the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
, according to local media.
They're just getting this story? Maybe somebody at Fox News should read the Burg.
Fake remedies have spread across Iranian social media, with methanol simply the latest supposed cure. As an Islamic nation, the consumption of alcohol is banned, but bootleggers have distributed industrial alcohol.

"Other countries have only one problem, which is the new coronavirus pandemic," said Dr. Hossein Hassanian, an adviser to Iran’s Health Ministry who claimed that the problem could be more severe than reported. "We have to both cure the people with the alcohol poisoning and also fight the coronavirus."
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Crystal liquid meth
Posted by: Lex || 03/28/2020 1:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, they didn't die from the Chinese Virus, did they?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/28/2020 6:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Denatured alcohol is a very good disinfectant for surfaces. Not so much for stomachs.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/28/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Didn't anyone tell them Tide Pods are the Real Cure!
Posted by: Sonny Black || 03/28/2020 8:16 Comments || Top||

#5  WELL???...IF they are that DENSE....Let them DELETE their crowd?? YA just can't fix STUPID. SORRY, BUT you are responsible for your own care, IF able? Aren't you?
Posted by: ranture || 03/28/2020 12:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe it only works if you spray a shrine with it and then lick it off ? You gotta keep trying !





And with that, I sign off for t'night.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/28/2020 15:49 Comments || Top||

#7  I thought Allen told them theyre not supposed to drink alchohol
Posted by: 746 || 03/28/2020 17:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Does it make a good mixer for fish tank cleaner?
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 03/28/2020 17:39 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2020-03-28
  LNA scores big advance around Tripoli
Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
Fri 2020-03-27
  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
Wed 2020-03-25
  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli
Tue 2020-03-24
  Gutierrez calls for an immediate global ceasefire
Mon 2020-03-23
  27 Taliban militants killed, 19 others wounded in Kunduz
Sun 2020-03-22
  Greeks Find Tunnel Full of Weapons Under Athens,
Arrest Turkish Terrorists
Sat 2020-03-21
  TSA halts all NY airport departures do to infected people showing up at each one.
Fri 2020-03-20
  Militant attack kills about 30 Malian soldiers -army
Thu 2020-03-19
  Migrants at Refugee Camp in Germany Riot,
Display ISIS Flags After They’re Put Under Coronavirus Quarantine
Wed 2020-03-18
  Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders
Tue 2020-03-17
  China expels ALL American reporters!
Mon 2020-03-16
  Saudi Arabia detains 298 officials in new corruption cases
Sun 2020-03-15
  Hezbollah commander prosecuted in Austria for terror finance
Sat 2020-03-14
  Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts

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