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Biden Announces Withdrawal of US Forces from Afghanistan, Germany and Britain to follow
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Good Morning

Ashli Babbit Murder - No Charges
Thursday April 15th, 2021

loismoran
Border agents discover 20 undocumented immigrants - including two kids - hiding under boards of a trailer in attempt
Chauvin Trial - Day 13 - Motion to Acquit Denied
Kurdistan's Ministry of Interior: Erbil Airport was attacked with a drone
Rockets hit Zelikan camp in Nineveh
Israeli report clarifies about the attack on alleged Mossad center in Iraq
Two Rochdale Child Grooming Gang Rapists Launch Another Appeal to Avoid Deportation to Pakistan: Report
Ashli Babbit Murder - No Charges

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lois, one of my all time favorite female names.
Posted by: jpal || 04/15/2021 19:30 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Moment migrant smuggler drops a two-year-old Ghanaian child from top of 18-foot-high border wall into the arms of his waiting father in California
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Two-year-old child was dropped from top of 18ft wall along border separating United States and Mexico just after midnight on Sunday

  • Child was caught by father, both of whom are citizens of Ghana, according to United States Border Patrol agents based near San Diego

  • Father and child were among a group of several individuals who were caught on surveillance footage illegally entering US, according to border officials

  • Texas border agents discovered 20 undocumented immigrants, including two children, attempting to enter US while hiding under boards of trailer on Monday

  • Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero confirmed the ages of the children as 10 and 15

  • Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris announced she would visit Guatemala and Mexico to address the migrant crisis, but won't go to the US border
This is not the same incident previously reported here as two small children being dropped over the border wall and abandoned.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/15/2021 13:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  As simple as that.
What does a 2 year old weigh?
Near 30 lbs.
What does 12 kilos of coke weigh?
How big is 12 kilos of ricin, enriched uranium?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/15/2021 18:45 Comments || Top||

#2  What does 12 kilos of coke weigh?
12 Kilograms. Sorry, eldest has been doing riddles, your point is absolutely valid, and 12 kilos of ricin, at the less harmful oral 1mg/kg body weight (out of time so no math right now) is a large number of 70kg people, and the uranium with its density would not be very large at all.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/15/2021 18:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Its a backpack.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/15/2021 18:58 Comments || Top||

#4  This is not the same incident previously reported here as two small children being dropped over the border wall

A trend? Perhaps in training for the Woke Olympics event, the Anchor Put?
Posted by: Don Vito Spuns7073 || 04/15/2021 19:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Curious thing -- Ghana is NOT located on either of the American continents. Amazing swimming ability in this family.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/15/2021 22:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Who'd want to leave the Gold Coast anyway?
Posted by: Clem || 04/15/2021 23:31 Comments || Top||


Border agents discover 20 undocumented immigrants - including two kids - hiding under boards of a trailer in attempt
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Texas border agents discovered 20 undocumented immigrants, including two children, attempting to enter the US while hiding under the boards of a trailer

  • Chief Patrol Agent Austin Skero confirmed the ages of the children as 10 and 15

  • Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris announced she would visit Guatemala and Mexico to address the migrant crisis, but won't go to the US border
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Drop in the bucket, and even that drop will be released into America.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/15/2021 15:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Per the Urban Dictionary:

"undocumented immigrant:

Human beings trying to make a decent living. Most actually do pay taxes, contrary to what most Americans think. Trying to kick them all out would be another "war on drugs," or "war on terror" style failure and a huge waste of money and "political capital."

An undocumented immigrant deserves a chance to become a citizen."

Nowadays, even "Dictionaries" come with opinions - at no extra charge!
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 04/15/2021 22:25 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Officials: 'Herat Woman Whipped by Taliban for Alleged Affair'
[ToloNews] The 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...
Department of Women’s Affairs on Wednesday said that Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters publicly lashed a woman from Oba district over reports that she had an affair with a man.

The video footage, which was widely shared on social media, appears to show dozens of Taliban fighters surrounding a woman and lashing her.

"Based on the information that we have, the incident happened in the Greshk area of Oba district in Herat," said Anisa Sarwari, the head of the Herat Women's Affairs Department.

"Is it appropriate that the people see such events by the Taliban during the grinding of the peace processor, how the Taliban claims that they want to make peace and reconcile with the people," said Monisa Hassanzada, the deputy governor of Herat.

Coming at the same time as the announcement of the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan and the unclear fate of the grinding of the peace processor, this event has worried women in Herat.

Women have warned that if the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan is not done in a responsible way, the achievements of Afghan women in the past two decades will be lost and they will once again face severe restrictions.

"We are in a situation where assassinations are carried out against the women, most of the attacks are claimed by the Taliban, there is still acts of violence by the Taliban against women in Herat and other remote areas of Afghanistan," said civil society activist Zahra Karamat.

"If the US forces' withdrawal from Afghanistan is done in an irresponsible way, the women will face an insecure peace and their humanitarian rights and liberties will be sacrificed and the women will face a dark future," said Halima Salimi, the head of the Afghan's Women Network in Herat.

"If someone commits a crime, first there is a need for an investigation and evidence to prove that a crime was committed, then there should be an authorized court to issue a verdict but not in the kangaroo court," said religious scholar Abdul Khaliq Haqqani.

The Taliban has said that they will investigate the footage.

Taliban front man Zabihullah Mujahid told TOLOnews that the group had not held such a trial in recent months in Herat.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Special forces on Mogadishu streets as fears of conflict mount
[Garowe] Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia has yet again witnessed a heightened presence of troops on Wednesday night is the latest sign of a potential crackdown on the opposition.

The Ottoman Turkish-trained Haram'ad police with armored vehicles have been deployed on the streets of several main junctions after the immediate former Mogadishu police chief Braiger General Sadik John protected by dozens of soldiers moved from the airport facility to Circolo Ufficiale area.

The unusual army movement has created a tense in the city as residents feared fresh festivities between Sadak John's security guards and the government forces amid a political crisis in the country.

The embattled outgoing Somali president Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo has sacked Sadak John on Monday and stripped the former Mogadishu police boss of all his ranks and discontinues his benefits after attempting to suspend the Lower House session on April 12.

In a video address, the sacked police boss has ordered the MPs to return to their constituencies and seek re-election as their mandate already expired last December 2020 while calling the politicians to return to Afisyini and end their differences through dialogue.

His call which was welcomed by the opposition candidates in Mogadishu has irked the Villa Somalia and was immediately relieved of his post. His dismissal came hours before the Lower House has illegally extended Farmajo's term for two years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2021 01:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under:


Fifth Column
Woke Company Learns Danegeld Doesn't Buy You Anything
[DISRN] Amid the recent rioting in Minnesota after the killing of Daunte Wright, Foot Locker stores in the city have again been looted by Black Lives Matter rioters. The looting comes despite the company having donated $200 million to Black Lives Matter causes throughout the last year.
Your Schadenfreude fix for the day
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/15/2021 08:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Betcha, they're not going to learn.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/15/2021 9:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Sucks when your biggest customers want to take your inventory and burn you to the ground.
Posted by: ruprecht || 04/15/2021 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  donated $200 million

That's how you can afford a 'small fixer upper' in LA region.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/15/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Foot Locker Inc (NYSE:FL) ... Institutional investors hold a majority ownership of FL through the 80.39% of the outstanding shares that they control. This interest is ...
Individual stakeholders: 15.83%
Other institutional: 32.91%
Mutual fund holders: 47.44%
Posted by: b || 04/15/2021 10:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Foot Meat Locker. For meat puppets
Posted by: Fester Peacock2812 || 04/15/2021 11:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Sometimes you don't even have to vote for it to get it good and hard...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/15/2021 11:10 Comments || Top||

#7  Feel good story of the day.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/15/2021 17:31 Comments || Top||

#8  So, is this a non-cash contribution? You gotta document shit over $500...
Posted by: Raj || 04/15/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Betcha, they're not going to learn.

"If only we had given them *more*!"

You can never satisfy a mob.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/15/2021 18:04 Comments || Top||

#10  $500? What's that, some pathetic number from 1922?
Posted by: Clem || 04/15/2021 19:30 Comments || Top||

#11 

I Laugh, Come joint in the laughter..,
Posted by: Lumpy Poodle3626 || 04/15/2021 23:30 Comments || Top||


Dallas, Texas: BLM protesters take over a restaurant and chant about carrying out arson attacks
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Yeah, not my Dallas TX.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/15/2021 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  First off, waitress, I need three scalding hot cups of coffee and a bottle of hot sauce...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/15/2021 2:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Statler Hotel downtown.

Reports say the violent mob is screaming things like "Silence is violence! Why the f--- are you quiet?" before they attack diners.

Dallas had a nutjob mass shooter in 2016, but generally speaking does not have bad race relations. No BLOM or Antifa to speak of.

So if this violence is now coming to Dallas, then it's likely to spread to every major US city.

It's 1967-68 all over again. Buckle your seat belts.

And if you live in one of these cities then get the hell out of the city, to a lightly populated part of a red state, as fast as you can
Posted by: Snakes Elmaising7176 || 04/15/2021 4:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Rantburg' gonna need a separate section dedicated to the coming storm.
'WoA' [War on America]?
Posted by: Uneregum White2383 || 04/15/2021 4:50 Comments || Top||

#5 

Come on BLOM physically threatening protest in TEXAS without a Kill count?

This is proof that GOD looks after Kids, Drunks and Idiots.

BTW: I like Uneregum's #4 WoA idea.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/15/2021 6:09 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm sure this will have a chilling effect on the push for constitutional carry in TX. /sarc
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/15/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||

#7  Dallas is run by woke Dimocrats. Dallas is where a BLM guy shot 12 Dallas police officers during a downtown Dallas BLM march.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 04/15/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||

#8  During a recent BLM raid riot numerous downtown businesses were damaged, including a downtown church. Dallas is spread out. Outside of downtown area they would be shot by Latinos. Whites live on out in the suburbs.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 04/15/2021 13:52 Comments || Top||

#9  We Bird Shit Down?

Serious question, at what point would a person, inside a structure with people threatening setting structure on fire, have the legal screen of self defense?

Obviously depends on the state and its laws, so in general, is it when a lighter comes out? When a fuse is lit? An accelerant poured?

Does the structure actually have to be set on fire? Is the person required to retreat?

This mob, well organized and at the moment under control, is in total control of this situation and even if every one of them is unarmed and formed of butter, those are superior numbers and motivated.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/15/2021 15:53 Comments || Top||

#10  Back in the day, they might have leaned on a mob protected joint by mistake. Then there would be fun.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/15/2021 17:31 Comments || Top||


After antifa set the @PortlandPolice union hall on fire overnight, they returned to the local @ICEgov and started more fires
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 

Anti-FArt please come to GA. for a lesson in LAW and ORDER, civil respect and IF need be Self Defense.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/15/2021 6:16 Comments || Top||

#2  IIRC they showed up in Alabama where the state police were very clear about the anti-Klan law about face covers. They haven't been back since.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/15/2021 7:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Arson is not a crime in Portland any more?
Posted by: Tom || 04/15/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Tom, it's not a crime if it's carried out against an approved target, like an ICE office, or a police station. Just a minor misdemeanor, like jaywalking.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/15/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||


Hunter Mattin, 20, was part of a BLM mob that tried to violently storm the @ColumbusPolice Headquarters overnight
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Class of 2023
Hillary for President volunteer in 2016, been active and violent ever since
Posted by: Harry Elmetch3542 || 04/15/2021 4:46 Comments || Top||

#2  They burned the ROTC building at Kent State, trashed the city center of Ravenna OH, then the guard arrived and then they harassed them till guns were turned on them. Suddenly, no more buildings burned on campus for generations. Today they surrender to the Taliban in Afghanistan and the mob in the streets here. It won't end till those "in charge" are no longer in charge.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/15/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Flounder
Posted by: Frank G || 04/15/2021 7:32 Comments || Top||

#4  How it all started, in a Westerville OH hospital:
Miles Jackson, 27, died in the incident Monday at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Jackson had been taken to the hospital by Westerville police when he was discovered passed out in his vehicle...The Associated Press reports officers were searching Jackson in preparation for a custody exchange over the warrants. Jackson began to struggle with the two officers after one of them felt a gun, the video shows.

An officer can be seen using a stun gun on Jackson as they fall to the floor. Another offices tries to pull Jackson’s hands away from his waistband, but a shot is heard, reportedly from the gun in Jackson’s waistband.

The two officers took cover with guns drawn after the shot. The AP reports that the full video shows officers shouting for minutes at Jackson to raise his hands and put them on his head. An officer used a stun gun for a second time on Jackson, but another shot can be heard in the video. Officers then fired multiple shots at Jackson.

ABC 6 reports Columbus police officer officers Andrew Howe and Ryan Krichbaum, four hospital security officers, and Jackson were involved in the shooting


Any reason is good enough for a riot nowadays.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 04/15/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  THE Ohio State University. His parents must be so proud.
Posted by: Warthog || 04/15/2021 9:43 Comments || Top||


Fourth night of ritual rioting in Brooklyn Center, Minn.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]


Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Organized, with sophisticated tactics and logistics and staying power needed to sustain over four consecutive nights. And going.

Who's directing this?
Who's funding it?

Well, it's a good thing our FBI and top politicians are focused on tracking, understanding, infiltrating and quashing this violent insurrectionary movement, right?
/s
Posted by: Glosh Lumumba7899 || 04/15/2021 3:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like red on red, but it was mostly peaceful, right CNN?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/15/2021 7:17 Comments || Top||

#3  To the barricades!
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 04/15/2021 7:41 Comments || Top||

#4 
laughter heard...come join in the laughter!
Posted by: Lumpy Poodle3626 || 04/15/2021 23:33 Comments || Top||


Woman accuses Portland detective of targeting her for arrest after she spat toward police riot control van
[OREGONLIVE] A woman filed a false arrest lawsuit Wednesday accusing a Portland detective of targeting her in August 2019 after she spat in the direction of a police riot control van in downtown.

The federal suit by Hannah Michelle Ahern, 25, of Portland lists Portland police, Detective Erik Kammerer and other unnamed officers as defendants.

Kammerer, the subject of other complaints from demonstrators, was one of a handful of officers removed from crowd control enforcement but remains a homicide detective. He said Wednesday he had no comment on the suit.

Ahern was arrested Aug. 17, 2019, and accused of disorderly conduct for allegedly obstructing traffic but the charge was dismissed in Multnomah County Circuit Court in March 2020, court records show.

Ahern had left work about 2 p.m. and was walking to her bus when she decided to check out a protest of the right-wing Proud Boys, who were rallying in downtown, according to her suit.

She said she was disturbed by what she saw, alleging that police were targeting the counter-demonstrators as officers cleared the way for the Proud Boys to stage a photo opportunity while crossing a city bridge.
Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Article yesterday about someone convicted of 2nd assault for spitting on someone, so winning a false arrest case is unlikely.
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/15/2021 8:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Ahern had left work about 2 p.m. and was walking to her bus when she decided to check out a protest of the right-wing Proud Boys

Uh huh. I'm throwing a bullshit flag
Posted by: Frank G || 04/15/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||


#4  /\ I was aware Male Indian jumping ants could shrink their BRAINS for reproductive purposes.

We used to call it something else.

But this also ?

Posted by: Besoeker || 04/15/2021 12:06 Comments || Top||

#5  had left work about 2 p.m. and was walking to her bus when she decided to check out a protest of the right-wing Proud Boys
I would have figured she was going TO work to protest the Proud Boys.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/15/2021 15:45 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Forces net ISJK operative in J&K
[OneIndia] The Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
police has arrested an operative of 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....
Jammu and Kashmir, a J&K-based terror outfit named after the dreaded organization IS.

The fresh arrest of the terror outfit's operative followed ten days after the apprehension of its top commander Malik Umair alias Abdullah from Jhajjar Kotli near here.

Jammu zone Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh identified the newly arrested ISJK operative as Aqib Bashir Parrey alias Assadullah, a resident of Unisoo village of Handwara in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

He was working as an ISJK operative in Kashmir on the directions of his ISJK commanders, Singh said in a brief statement.

Abdullah, a resident of Yaripora village of south Kashmir's Kulgam district was arrested by special operations group of Jammu police from Jhajjar Kotli on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

He was arrested on April 4 and was found in possession of a pistol, eight live cartridges and Rs 1.13 lakh in cash.

Assadullah was arrested following Abdullah's interrogation, IGP Singh said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2021 01:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Government decides to ban TLP under anti-terror law: Sheikh Rasheed
[DAILYTIMES.PK] The federal government has decided to impose a ban on the Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistain (TLP) under the anti-terrorism law, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said Wednesday.

In a tweet, he said the religiopolitical outfit would be banned under Rule 11(b) of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997.

Rashid said the Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

government had recommended a ban on the organization, for which a summary was being sent to the federal cabinet.

"A single political party cannot lay claim to the matter of Namoos-e-Risalat as it is an issue close to the hearts of all 200 million people of this country," Rashid said.

Regarding the resolution to be presented in the parliament, Rashid said a resolution that does not potray Pakistain as an murderous Moslem country will be presented.

He elaborated that the government was not prepared for the situation that arose over the past two days, however, the TLP "was very prepared".

It is to be noted that TLP chief Saad Rizvi was arrested from Punjab capital’s Iqbal Town area, where he had gone to attend a funeral.

Residents of various cities across were stuck in traffic jams on Monday as the religious party held its protest in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan
...Home of the Multan Sultans...
and other cities.

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems


Iraq
Drone targets US troops stationed at Iraqi Kurdistan airport
[IsraelTimes] Kurdish interior ministry says no one hurt at Arbil; no claim of responsibility, but pro-Iran group blamed for previous assault hails attack.

An attack Wednesday at the airport of Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, was carried out by drone, the Kurdish interior ministry said — an unprecedented escalation in the arms used to target US soldiers based there.

"A drone charged with TNT targeted a coalition base at Arbil’s airport," the ministry said, adding that no one was hurt in the blast but a building was damaged.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which caused a loud explosion audible across the city.

However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
a shadowy pro-Iranian group, blamed for a similar attack in mid-February, hailed the blast in pro-Iran channels on the messaging app Telegram.

A security cordon blocked all access to the airport, witnesses reported. The governor said air links were not interrupted.

Some 20 bomb or rocket attacks have targeted bases housing US soldiers or diplomats in Iraq since US President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. You're a lyin' dog-faced pony soldier...
took office at the end of January.

Dozens more took place during the preceding 18 months, with Washington consistently blaming pro-Iran armed factions.

Washington and Tehran are both allies of Baghdad, but remain sharply at odds over Iran’s nuclear program.

On February 15, more than a dozen rockets targeted a military complex inside Arbil airport, killing an Iraqi civilian and a foreign contractor working with US-led troops.

The complex hosts foreign troops deployed as part of a US-led coalition helping Iraq fight 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....
jihadist group, a fight that Baghdad declared as won in late 2017.

A shadowy group calling itself Awliyaa al-Dam (Guardians of Blood) claimed the February attack in Arbil and in a follow-up statement vowed to keep targeting US forces in Iraq.

‘DANGEROUS ESCALATION’
"It seems the same militia who targeted the airport two months ago are at it again," Iraq’s longtime former foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari, a prominent Kurdish political figure, posted on Twitter in an allusion to pro-Iranian factions.

Last October, hundreds of supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi, an Iraqi paramilitary network dominated by Iran-backed factions, set fire to the Baghdad headquarters of Zebari’s party after he criticized them.

That did not stop Zebari from pointing the blame at pro-Iranian factions for Wednesday’s attack, however. "This is a clear & dangerous escalation," he tweeted.

Pro-Iran groups have been ratcheting up their rhetoric, vowing to ramp up attacks to force out the "occupying" US forces, more than a year after the Iraqi parliament voted to expel the American troops.

Counterterrorism officials said only one rocket hit the airport on this occasion.

But an Iraqi security source told AFP that other rockets had crashed in the vicinity, one of them targeting Ottoman Turkish troops.

Earlier in the day, two bombs went kaboom! on roads where Iraqi logistics convoys were carrying equipment for the international coalition in the southern provinces of Dhi Qar and Diwaniyah, according to security sources.

The United States last week committed to move all remaining combat forces from Iraq, although the two countries did not set a timeline in what would be the second withdrawal since the 2003 invasion.

The announcement came as the Biden administration resumed a "strategic dialogue" with the government of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi, who is seen as too close to Washington by Iraq’s powerful pro-Iranian factions.

The region of Kurdistan has been autonomous since 1991 and has a population of five million.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2021 00:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Those things are controlled on a multichannel specif set of frequencies. Either jam them, or, better, DF them and drop a 155 HE shell on the control point. The USArmy has SIGINT units trained and equipped to do exactly that.
Posted by: Greater the Anonymous5721 || 04/15/2021 16:17 Comments || Top||


The Turkish defence ministry says one Turkish soldier has been killed in the rocket attack on their base in Bashiqa near Mosul
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Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


ICTS thwarts a terrorist plot in Diyala
[SHAFAQ] The Spokesman of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major-General Yahya Rasool, announced today, Wednesday, thwarting a terrorist "bloody" plot in Diyala governorate.

Rasool said in a blurb that the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism-Services (ICTS) foiled an ISIS plot to target citizens shopping ahead of Ramadan in a market in Diyala.

Rasoul added that a terrorist was caught red-handed in possession of kabooms.
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Within 24 hours, four attacks target the US-led Coalition in Iraq
[SHAFAQ] four separate attacks targeted the Global Coalition in Iraq in less than 24 hours.

A source told Shafaq News Agency that the earth-shattering kaboom occurred today evening when a convoy carrying logistical support equipment for the US-led Coalition was passing through Yusufiya district, south of Baghdad.

Hours ago, two devices blew up hitting other convoys in Babel Governorate, the first on Babel Highway, and the second near the Sumer Bridge area.

Earlier this morning, an bomb blew up while a convoy of the International Coalition was passing on Nasiriya Road in Dhi Qar Governorate.

The attacks caused no causalities.

There was no claim of responsibility

Earlier, the Iraqi authorities issued warnings of repeated targeting of foreign forces and diplomatic missions in the country.
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Rockets hit Zelikan camp in Nineveh
[SHAFAQ] Zelikan camp, north of Nineveh was targeted on Wednesday with rockets attack.

A security source in Nineveh Governorate told Shafaq News Agency, that two missiles targeted Zelikan camp in Baashiqa district, north of Nineveh, in which the Ottoman Turkish forces are located.

One rocket fell inside the camp without knowing the damage, while the second landed in the village of Zelikan wounding a young woman. The source added.

The source of missiles is still unknown.

Another security source said to Shafaq News Agency the camp that hosts Iraqi forces and Ottoman Turkish army, was attacked by three rockets fired from the Shalalat area in Nineveh.

The source confirmed that one of the missiles fell in the village of Kodat, near the camp, wounding a woman.
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Kurdistan's Ministry of Interior: Erbil Airport was attacked with a drone
[SHAFAQ] Kurdistan’s Ministry of Interior confirmed, on Wednesday, that the attack that targeted Erbil International Airport was carried out with a drone.

The ministry said in a statement, initial investigation and follow-up showed that "the sound of the earth-shattering kaboom was caused by a drone carrying TNT (highly kabooms)."

"The drone targeted a US-Led Coalition headquarters at the Airport".

"Fortunately, the earth-shattering kaboom resulted in only material damages without any human losses" the Ministry added.

Investigations are still underway to determine the source and location of the drone," it said.

The local authorities shut down Erbil International Airport following the rocket strikes.

A security source told Shafaq News Agency that a force of Asayish and the police are now present in the vicinity of the airport, amid tight security.

Kurdistan’s Counter-Terrorism forces announced on Wednesday evening that a rocket attack targeted Erbil International Airport, without giving any further details.

Meanwhile,
...back at the game, the Babe was wondering why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger. Finally it hit him...
eyewitnesses confirmed to Shafaq News Agency that they saw a plume of smoke rising from the cargo section inside the airport.

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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
6 injured, 5 arrested as hundreds riot in East Jerusalem after Ramadan prayer
[IsraelTimes] Police says crowd of Moslem worshipers hurled rocks, glass bottles and firecrackers at officers and buses near Damascus Gate, injuring a cop and 5 civilians.

Five people were arrested Tuesday night as hundreds rioted in East Jerusalem after returning from prayers on the first night of Ramadan, police said Wednesday.

Moslem worshipers gathered near the Old City’s Damascus Gate and clashed with cops stationed there, according to police.
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Southeast Asia
Violence Mars Ramadan Start in Southern Philippines
[BenarNews] The Moslem holy month of Ramadan began on a violent mostly peaceful note in the southern Philippines where authorities mounted a deadly raid on a suspected pro-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....
bomber’s hideout, officials said Wednesday.

Police were dispatched to Datu Salibo town in Maguindanao province to arrest Abu Naim, a member of the IS-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
...a MILF splinter group aligned with the Islamic State...
(BIFF) who was implicated in a series of bombings in the region, but officers met with resistance early Wednesday, authorities said.

Naim and his lover companions provoked a shootout when they shot up the arresting officers, said Maj. Esmael Madin, chief of operations for the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

"We retaliated and killed a companion," Madin told BenarNews, adding that Abu Naim escaped.

Madin identified the dead man as Marcos Manungal, a former village chief who allegedly was involved in illegal drug trafficking and extortion.

Police later arrested four suspected krazed killers, including the mother and wife of Abu Naim. They also recovered firearms and homemade bombs from the hideout, Madin said.

"Naim was involved in various bombing activities in the region. He works as a bomb expert for BIFF under Turaife," Madin said, referring to Abu Turaife, the leader of the BIFF, a fringe krazed killer group in the south.

The BIFF is a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which had been the country’s largest Moslem separatist force before it signed a peace pact with the government. The MILF now controls the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Moslem Mindanao.

Turaife’s group and other smaller krazed killer organizations, in the meantime, have continued to stage attacks in the south.

The raid occurred as millions of Filipino Moslems in the country — who are mostly concentrated in the southern Mindanao region — started their Ramadan fasting. They fast from sun up to sun down each day.

Ramadan will give way on May 13 to Eid al-Fitr, an Arabic term which means "festival of breaking the fast."

Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2021 01:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  What better way to celebrate Ramadan start than with a deadly raid on a suspected pro-Islamic State bomber's hideout? Ululululu!
Posted by: Frank G || 04/15/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Like we're expecting Ramadan to start in some other manner.
Posted by: Raj || 04/15/2021 9:02 Comments || Top||

#3  From an Islamist's viewpoint, violence doesn't "mar" the start of Ramadan.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/15/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Ramadan without violence is like Purim without Hamantaschen.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/15/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||



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