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Good morning
Chinese woman in FL bragging about
buying up masks so Americans can't find in stores.
Wednesday April 8th, 2020

RKOstarlets
Armed group cuts off water supplies to cities in western region
Age old traditional siege tactics
Total blackout in west and south Libya
Just age-old siege tactics, updated to include Reddy Kilowatt
New shipment of Covid19 infected Syrian terrorists mercenaries heading to Libya
That's to replace the ones being shipped back to Istanbul
LNA bombarding Almoze Project where GNA artillery batteries are located
The GNA side describes it as indiscriminate bombing of civilian neighborhoods
Two aircraft leave Tripoli Maitiga carrying dead Turks & Syrians
Being planted at home is very important to the process of getting your 72 sturgeons
AFRICOM kills senior terrorist leader in Somalia
The sweet sound of the Fat Lady warbling
Chinese woman in FL bragging about
buying up masks so Americans can't find in stores.

Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 10:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Choices, choices, choices...
Posted by: Crusader || 04/08/2020 13:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Por que no todo?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/08/2020 13:41 Comments || Top||

#3  A Baker's half dozen.
Look at those ovens!
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 15:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Fresh-faced, no tats, easy on the makeup, natural curves, fair skin... (sigh)
Posted by: Lex || 04/08/2020 15:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Nice stems
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 15:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Second the no tramp stamps.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties as Afghan forces repulse attack in Helmand
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces
...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting...
inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs by repulsing an attack in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement the Talibs were looking to carry out an attack against the Strike Force of the Special Operations Corps in Washer district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces repulsed the attack and killed 15 hard boyz during the operation.

The Special Forces also arrested one of the key commanders of the group during the raid, the Special Operations Corps said, adding that some weapons and munitions of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
were also confiscated.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 08:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Finally!
No longer a 'surrogate' war.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 15:10 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
AFRICOM kills senior terrorist leader in Somalia
[Stripes] A senior al-Shabab leader who played a key role in plotting deadly attacks throughout East Africa has been killed in an airstrike in Somalia, U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday.

Yusuf Jiis was one of three al-Shabab members killed in the April 2 airstrike, AFRICOM said. The strike was one of a flurry of attacks in Somalia in recent days.

Jiis was "violent, ruthless, and responsible for the loss of many innocent lives," AFRICOM commander Gen. Stephen Townsend said in a statement. "His removal makes Somalia and neighboring countries safer."

AFRICOM has launched six airstrikes in Somalia since April 2, including one on Monday in which five terrorists were killed, it said.
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  I don't have a good feeling when the 'COMs announce an airstrike.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 20:43 Comments || Top||


Africa North
GNA losses since the beginning of Operation Peace Storm Dead : 341 Injured : approximately 271
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  operation peace storm

Sudden peace because all GNA are dead?
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 2:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Hurray for one side or the other!
(OK, I've totally lost track. Cats in a bag as far as I can tell. Except that each side is worse than the other)
Posted by: SteveS || 04/08/2020 3:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Is it ‘Volcano of Rage’ or 'Operation Peace Storm'? Ima gettrn confused. What day is it?
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 6:14 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm rooting for both sides to lose.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#5  I wonder why KIA's outnumber WIA's. Usually quite a difference.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#6  ^Because both sides execute prisoners?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ In this conflict that is a feature, not a bug.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 11:24 Comments || Top||

#8  IIRC, Operation Pee Storm is a Turkish designation.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/08/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Counting the Covad vics?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 20:40 Comments || Top||

#10  This Operation started a week ago. For the kind of razzia-dominant warfare they're waging, ~50 dead a day is a pretty big body count. The high water mark for US casualties in Iraq came to about 4 a day (average was about 1). During WWII, it was about ~630 a day (average was ~220).
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 04/08/2020 20:47 Comments || Top||

#11  Isit ‘Volcano of Rage’ or 'Operation Peace Storm'?

Volcano of Peace would be a good band name. Violent and chaotic, yet at the same time, all peaceful and stuff.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/08/2020 21:02 Comments || Top||


Turkish Soldiers Killed in #LNA Air Strike near #Libya’s Misrata
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


LNA forces advancing in Abuslim #Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Abu Salim is known for its maximum security prison in Tripoli. It was notorious during the rule of Muammar Gaddafi for alleged mistreatment and human rights abuses, including a massacre in 1996 in which Human Rights Watch estimated 1,270 prisoners were killed. However, in 2011 investigators from CNN and others found only animal bones at the site; it announced further investigations.
More investigations ended inconclusively.
Posted by: b || 04/08/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||


Two aircraft leave Tripoli Maitiga carrying dead Turks & Syrians
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


LNA bombarding Almoze Project where GNA artillery batteries are located
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


New shipment of Covid19 infected Syrian terrorists mercenaries heading to Libya
Of course they are. In the old days they’d just catapult a diseased corpse over the wall, then see whether besieger or besieged would die off first.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  those rascally Turks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 20:41 Comments || Top||


Total blackout in west and south Libya
[Libya Observer] A total blackout has been reported in western and southern Libya by the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL), which says its control teams are trying to figure out the reason behind the power outage.

GECOL said Tuesday that the total blackout in the west and south was out of the blue, adding that its teams started working on regaining power in the two affected regions in hours to come.

Power grids in Libya and the general network has been under regular outages and rolling blackouts in different cities in the country, especially in peak periods in winter and summer.

Blackouts in western Libya, especially 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...
, add to the tragic situation in a city under constant artillery shelling and outbreak of Coronavirus, let alone the latest outage of water as a group that could be loyal to 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. Actually, he is, but slowly...
's forces cut off water supplies on Tripoli and western Libya by shutting valves at one of the sites of the Man-Made River.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Armed group cuts off water supplies to cities in western region
[Libya Observer] The Man-made River Authority (MMRA) said Monday, that water supplies have been cut off to a number of cities in the western region after button men stormed the Shwerif site and forced workers to close the valves.

"This offensive will cut off water to the cities of 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...
, Gharyan and all cities of Mount Nafusa, as well as Tarhouna and Bani Walid," a statement issued on the MMRA Facebook page said.

The MMRA urged the relevant authorities to assume their responsibilities and protect the components of the water system.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


India-Pakistan
Jaish e Mohammed Commander Toes Up in Kashmir
[OpIndia] The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has neutralized the commander of the terror organization Jaish-e-Mohammad in an encounter in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“He’s dead, Jim.”
“Dr. Quincy, how do you always know?!”
An official said, "A commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad was killed in an ongoing encounter in Sopore.
One bullet accidentally entered his skull behind the right ear in the excitement.”
The terrorist was identified as Sajad Nawab Dar".
Golly. A three-namer for our first Indian encounter. How cool is that?
Officials said that they are waiting for further information.
Information?! Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion don’t need no information — what on earth is going on in India that they do?
He claimed that after a piece of initial information regarding the presence of terrorists,
*Ring ring* “Mukerjee the Weasel here. Listen closely, I will say this only once.”
a search operation was launched at late Tuesday night in the Arampora area of Sopore in the northern district of Kashmir. The security forces laid a strict siege to prevent the terrorist from fleeing.

As per reports, the militants were neutralized on Wednesday morning when they opened fire on security forces while they were on a search operation.

Earlier on Tuesday, a terrorist threw a grenade on security forces who were on patrol in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district due to which a CRPF jawan was martyred and another was injured. An official said that the Head constable Shivlal Neetam was martyred in the incident. The injured soldiers were taken to local hospital where Neetam was declared dead.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 17:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Jaish-e-Mohammad

#1  That's actually a bed he's sitting on. In his parents' house.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 18:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Not even clean shaven is he? I thought they had to shave their entire bodies before they get to collect their 72 virgins.
Posted by: jpal || 04/08/2020 19:29 Comments || Top||

#3  LOL, Dron
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 20:37 Comments || Top||

#4  That's actually a bed he's sitting on. In his parents' house. mother's basement.

No wonder erb has been quiet.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 20:37 Comments || Top||

#5  I know it’s late, but I couldn’t resist illuminating our first Indian encounter.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 23:17 Comments || Top||


Iraq
US-led Coalition withdraws from military base near infamous Abu Ghraib Prison
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Get out of Iraq. If anyone feels we need a presence there, airdrop Boosh....
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||


ISIS terrorists attack Peshmerga in Garmiyan, casualties reported
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi protesters in Tahrir Square in Baghdad
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli citizen was arrested on suspicion of having links with #Iranian intelligence agencies
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Jerusalem Post article:
An Israeli citizen was arrested on suspicion of having links with Iranian intelligence agencies and providing intelligence on strategic sites in Israel, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Tuesday.

The man, whose identity is under gag order, was indicted on serious security offenses in the Lod District Court.

The man was arrested on March 16 in a joint Shin Bet and Israel Police operation. At the time of his arrest, authorities seized encryption devices as well as a disk drive that he tried to destroy during his arrest.

According to the investigation, he had been in contact with Iranian intelligence officials as well as an operative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Lebanon, Khaled Yamani.

The man had also held meetings with Iranian intelligence officers several times while abroad during which he is said to have received funds, training, secret encryption tools and more so that he could continue to be in contact with his handlers “in an encrypted manner even after his return to Israel,” the Shin Bet said.

According to the security agency’s investigation, as part of his meetings with Iranian intelligence officials, he was asked to provide information on several issues, including: security and strategic sites in Israel; the way in which the rifts in Israeli society could be deepened; recruit Israeli-Arabs to help Iran; and carrying out terror attacks against targets in Israel in the name of liberating Palestine.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Bye!
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 5:56 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian military eliminates several #ISIS fighters in anti-terror operation
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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Wed 2020-04-08
  Pakistan Scrambles to Quarantine 100,000 Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Event
Tue 2020-04-07
  Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun calls on international donors to provide financial assistance to the crisis-hit country
Mon 2020-04-06
  Iranian regime has blamed the US, Israel, and Jews for the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran,
Sun 2020-04-05
  Hezbollah commander assassinated in southern Lebanon
Sat 2020-04-04
  China orders 200,000 body bags from Taiwan!
Fri 2020-04-03
  Iran’s Speaker Reportedly Diagnosed with Coronavirus
Thu 2020-04-02
  Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
Wed 2020-04-01
  Trump says Iran planning 'sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq
Tue 2020-03-31
  Iran gas pipeline to Iraq blows up
Mon 2020-03-30
  Turkish military attacks Syrian Army, YPG
in northern Aleppo
Sun 2020-03-29
  Khamenei family fears he might have Coronavirus
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

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