[ToloNews] Amid increasing violence in recent days across almost half of Afghanistan ‐ 15 provinces--officials and other sources on Monday reported the latest attacks in two provinces, Takhar in the northeast and Zabul in the south, which caused casualties among Afghan forces.
Sources said that at least 13 security force members were killed in a Taliban ...Arabic for students... attack in Khwaja Ghar district in Takhar on Sunday evening.
The attack was carried out on the residence of acting police chief of Khwaja Ghar district, according to sources, who said the police commander has sustained injuries in the attack.
Local officials have not commented on this incident.
Meanwhile, ...back at the laboratory, Igor and Oleg were discussing what the quickest way might be to deal with the monster... at least six security soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in southern Zabul province on Sunday night, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
The Taliban attacked security forces in Arghandab district, the statement said, adding that "the Taliban were pushed back by security forces but unfortunately six soldiers" were killed.
But a security source in Zabul said that at least "nine soldiers" were killed in an "insider attack" in Arghandab and the attacker joined the Taliban.
In the latest clashes, insurgents stormed the compound of a top police officer in the northeastern province of Takhar on Sunday, killing 13 policeman and wounding the senior officer, a spokesman for the force said.
In the southern province of Zabul, Taliban forces attacked government security outposts, killing at least 11 soldiers, also on Sunday, police said. The ministry of defence said on Twitter six soldiers were killed in those clashes.
Government security posts were also attacked in the southern province of Helmand and northern province of Baghlan, officials said. Four members of the security forces were killed in both attacks.
Thirteen Taliban fighters were killed in Baghlan, according to police spokesman. The Taliban also suffered casualties in the other three attacks, officials said, but they did not provide details.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan force seized a truck laden with 4,000 kilograms of explosives in western 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, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.
According to a statement released by interior ministry, the security forces seized the truck in Kang Village of Ghorian district of Herat.
The statement further added that the security forces confiscated 4,000 kilograms of Ammonium Nitrate from the truck.
The interior ministry also added that the terrorist groups, specifically the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... group use the Ammonium Nitrate substance to carry out explosives and manufacture improvised bombs.
The anti-government armed Lions of Islam including Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
Ghaith #Asbaq, Head of Surveillance & Monitoring Authority of the #LNA said two flights were detected between #Istanbul and the airports of #Misrata & #Mitiga, during the last 48 hours, despite suspension of flights between #Libya and #Turkey.
A common event: Thursday، 14 March 2019 01:59 PM
At least four people were killed and five others injured on Thursday in a gas pipeline explosion in southwest Iran. "Gas leakage from a pipeline that linked the gas network from Mahshahr city to Ahvaz city, caused the blast," ISNA quoted local official Kiamars Hajizadeh as saying. Poor safety measures and Iran's aging infrastructures blamed by some authorities for blasts in the past.
NSA doesn't do direct action. The CIA used to do that effectively, but who knows anymore. Hanlon's Raxor applies. (Do not attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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03/31/2020 15:18 Comments ||
Yes we did, through a Canadian company that wrote specialized software for controlling natural gas pipeline pumps and valves. The Russians stole the bogus software, installed it in their pipeline control system. At the appropriate time the altered software made the equipment malfunction and hyper pressurized the pipeline resulting in one of the largest non-nuclear explosions.
[Rudaw] The United States has deployed Patriot air defense batteries to Iraqi bases to protect American troops recently targeted by Iranian missiles, US and Iraqi military sources told AFP Monday.
Washington and Baghdad had been negotiating the placement of the defense system since January, when Tehran fired ballistic missiles at the western Iraqi base of Ain al-Asad, which hosts American and other foreign troops.
It was not immediately clear whether the US had ultimately received the Iraqi government's approval.
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"League of the Revolutionaries" claim that they launched a "major operation" but ultimately called it off in #Iraq today. They claim the target was a meeting of American officials at Ain al Assad base. The op was called off due to a high presence of Iraqis w/ the Americans. pic.twitter.com/ap545Vm8sF
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03/31/2020 00:00 ||
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From the same source: Purported new Iraqi Shia group claims attacks on Camp Taji
By Caleb Weiss & Joe Truzman | March 15, 2020
A likely Iranian-backed militant group called “League of the Revolutionaries” published a video Sunday claiming responsibility for recent attacks against a base housing American-led coalition troops in Iraq. An Iraqi base which hosts American and coalition troops has come under repeated attack in the last several days... The base known as Camp Taji hosts a coalition of troops from countries who belong to the Combined Joint Task Force. The coalition is tasked under Operation Inherent Resolve to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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.... (ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) inmates that attempted to escape from the Ghuweiran Prison last night have once again been apprehended by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the al-Hasakah Governorate.
According to reports, the SDF was able to restore order after the Islamic State inmates attempted to break out of the Ghuweiran Prison.
The ISIS inmates that attempted to escape the prison did not make it far in al-Hasakah, as some of the hard boyz were found at the industrial secondary buildings and the former industrial institute, which are not far from the main facility.
A source said some of the ISIS hard boyz managed to get a hold of some light weapons during their prison break, which led to their temporary success.
During the prison break, the U.S. Coalition conducted several low altitude flights over the al-Ghuweiran District of al-Hasakah; this includes breaking the sound barrier over the Ghuweiran Prison.
The Ghuweiran Central Prison houses approximately 5,000 ISIS detainees from 54 countries; it is the largest detention center for the Islamic State terrorist group.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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