[KhaamaPress] The Taliban ...Arabic for students... group has said it would cease fire in areas which would be affected by the novel 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... (COVID-19) in a bid to allow the medical teams provide healthcare services.
Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesperson, said in a Twitter post that the Taliban group would cease fire in the areas which are under the control of the group, provided that those areas areas are affected by coronavirus.
He also added that the move should not be interpreted as an act of ceasefire.
Mujahid made the remarks as efforts are underway to find a negotiated political settlement to end the war in Afghanistan.
Reduction in violence was among the main conditions included in the U.S.-Taliban peace deal which was signed late in the month of February.
However, nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits... the latest trend shows that the Taliban group has not only reduced violence but is attempting to carry out coordinated attacks in the remote areas of the country despite the Afghan forces are in a full defense posture.
However, the man who has no enemies isn't anybody and has never done anything... a Western security source told TOLOnews last week that already attacks--from all sides in the conflict--are occurring in many areas where coronovirus cases have been reported, notably 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... , which has the most cases of confirmed COVID-19, due to the province's proximity to Iran, the regional epicenter for the virus.
[KhaamaPress] The Kabul Police foiled a bid to kidnap a pilot of the Afghan Air Force and arrested two people in connection with the abduction bid, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.
Kabul: one of many hives of scum and villainy to be found in these pages.
According to a statement released by MoI, the police forces arrested the suspects during a raid which they conducted in the 10th district of Kabul city.
The statement further added that the two suspects attempted to abduct the Air Force pilot from the 3rd district of the city on Tuesday evening.
However, a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package... the interior ministry said the suspects failed to kidnap the pilot and beat feet from the area but the police forces later arrested the duo from 10th district of the city.
The Ministry of Interior also added that the police forces confiscated a Hummer vehicle, an Ak-47 assault rifle, 3 ammunition magazines of Ak-47 and some alcoholic beverages. Very Islamic
Major General Ahmed Al-#Mismari, the spokesperson of the Libyan National Army (#LNA), said that 20 Turkish soldiers were killed in an LNA air strike on the flight operations room at the Air College in #Misrata. #Libya#Turkey
In #Libya, the number of #GNA Syrian mercenaries killed from just 5 TFSA factions exceeds 500 at this point. My sources can't get solid numbers for the other factions, because there's a deliberate lack of transparency. Sultan Murad has suffered the heaviest losses with 191. https://t.co/rWOzoWFoyo
Posted by: Fred ||
04/03/2020 00:00 ||
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if the map is true the GNA have lost about half their territory in past two months
well done LNA
Posted by: lord garth ||
04/03/2020 7:05 Comments ||
Since last April Brookings, leading the left-wing establishment of the Democrat Party, has urged Trump to intercede in the Libya debacle on the behalf of the Islamist GNA. Trump has wisely let history take its course.
Kata'ib Hezbollah published a statement today warning the U.S. against "being involved in any aggressive action against our people." The statement comes after weeks of warnings from Shiite militias against possible U.S. military action in #Iraq. pic.twitter.com/PTpLielYpQ
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Ottoman Turkish artillery fire pounded a Kurdish village near the border town of Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria, leaving four people maimed, residents told Zaman al-Wasl Thursday. At least 20 artillery shells hit the village of al-Rabiaat on Wednesday, targeting the Kurdish YPG Death Eaters.
Posted by: Fred ||
04/03/2020 00:00 ||
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In which Allah once again makes his opinion on the subject very, very clear.
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has tested positive for novel 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... , the Islamic Theocratic Republic of 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 JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... Broadcasting (IRIB) reported on Thursday, citing the parliament’s public relations department.
Larijani, tested due to having some of the coronavirus symptoms, has been quarantined and is receiving treatment, IRIB added.
Earlier, Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar and former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati also tested positive for the virus, also known as COVID-19.
Iran’s response to the health crisis has been affected by continuing US sanctions.
As of 2 April, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran stands at 50,468, with 3,160 deaths; more than 16,700 have recovered, Iranian Health Ministry announced.
Globally, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has exceeded 962,000, with more than 49,000 deaths, data provided by Johns Hopkins University shows.
This could be an Islamic remake of Spinal Tap's seminal album, "Smell the Glove". If you know any Iranian heavy metal bands, have their people call my people. And somebody go look up the meaning of "seminal". I'm starting to have my doubts...
[AnNahar] The war in Syria killed 103 civilians in March, marking the lowest monthly non-combatant corpse count since the start of the conflict in 2011, a war monitor said Wednesday.
Of the total deaths, some 51 people were killed in shelling and air strikes by the Syrian regime, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The bulk of the remaining casualties were caused either by explosive remnants or mysterious "liquidations", the Observatory added.
The civilian corpse count was more than double that of March in February, when a regime offensive on Syria's last major rebel bastion was still in full swing.
According to the Observatory, the number of deaths that month stood at 275.
The war in Syria has left more than 380,000 people dead since it started nine years ago.
The highest civilian corpse count recorded in a month since the start of the conflict was 1,590 in July 2016, when battles between rebels and the regime raged in the northern province of Aleppo.
Damascus in early March paused a military offensive on rebels and jihadists in Syria's northwest, after a ceasefire brokered by regime ally Russia came into effect.
The Moscow-backed campaign had displaced nearly a million people in the region since December, piling pressure on informal settlements already brimming with families forced to flee previous bouts of violence.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
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