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Good Morning

Senate Republicans push for
national commission to balance budget
Friday April 16th, 2021

AnnetteBade_01
US Border Patrol, police officers in tactical gear seen in dramatic raid of migrant 'stash house' in La Joya, Texas where Mexican coyotes were harboring six illegal immigrants
300kg of Cannabis Seized in Ajdabiya
Libyan Justice Minister: Reconciliation Will Only be Achieved After Foreign Interference Ends
Libyan MP Calls on Turkey to Withdraw Its Forces from Libya
French embassy Islamabad has advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave Pakistain
PM Imran, federal cabinet approves blacklisting of TLP as a terrorist organization
Gunman kills eight, takes own life
at FedEx site in Indianapolis, police say

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#1  Good morning back to ya!
Posted by: jpal || 04/16/2021 10:41 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Adam Toledo was known in gang circles as ''Lil' Homicide'' and ''Baby Diablo.''
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [373 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  This will never stop
Posted by: Ebbusosh Splat2481 || 04/16/2021 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2  If enough blood is spilled it will. The last civil war got some high numbers for a much smaller population.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/16/2021 7:43 Comments || Top||




#6  And now Indianapolis
So... the Wakandan Bloodfest continues its relentless march:
D.C.
Brooklyn MN
Chicago
Indianapolis
Louisville
Columbus
Portland non-stop
Olympia WA
Oakland LA NY San Francisco
And on and on and on.
Coming soon, to an urban locale near you

Can we just secede from these people and their cheerleaders already?
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Thud5530 || 04/16/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||


#8  Perhaps the parents of the minor should have some kind of penalty for the actions of their 'innocent child'. Aiding and abetting or something.

Unless they sign something ahead of time divorcing themselves from such troublemakers and thus making it clear they were not just an innocent 'doin nothin'.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/16/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#9  rj, one of the biggest problems isthat usually there is at most one parent - the mother.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/16/2021 11:24 Comments || Top||

#10  Potter deserves some penalty for negligent discharge, but it was clearly not premeditated.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/16/2021 11:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Because.

Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/16/2021 18:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Do they demand answers? OK fine. The kid was a little thug, who was ARMED and firing shots at 2 AM, was chased by a police officer who told him to stop which he did not do, the police officer SAW the firearm in his hand, and the perp turned suddenly, leaving the only rational choice to shoot because it looked like he was turning to fire.

Second: this was no "kid" as depicted in the school photo. This was an adult sized male, a gang member, and violent. There was no way to differentiate him in a dark alley at 2:30 AM from the other ADULT MALE who he was with.

So step the f*** off and stop lying about the dead criminal and the circumstances of his justified death.

If you don't want the police to shoot you, do not have a firearm and fire it multiple times at 2:30 in the morning then lead the police on a chase while armed. Nothing at all about being a mminority entered into the equation. Being a stupid criminal is why he was shot. BLM sit down and shut up you race baiting bigots

Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 04/16/2021 21:17 Comments || Top||

#13  Now he's known by his New name, "lil'stanky"
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/16/2021 21:49 Comments || Top||

#14  @#7: I'd be inclined to charge Daunte's family a bullet fee.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 04/16/2021 22:00 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Security forces killed, wounded in Ghor, Badghis, Zabul provinces
[KhaamaPress] Sources in Badghis reported that at least seven coppers were killed and two others were maimed in a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in the province.

Local sources in Badghis province say four security forces have been killed in a Taliban attack on a security checkpoint in the province’s Muqur district.

But Abdul Azizbeg, head of Badghis provincial council said that the incident took place on Wednesday night 500 meters away from the Center of Muqur district.

According to Azizbeg told media that further five security force members were maimed during the skirmish.

Reports indicate that Taliban have taken five other security members and station’s equipment with them.

Some sources said that two coppers were missing following the skirmish between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
the Taliban in a statement said that nine coppers including their commander "Ghawsuddin" were killed when the group stormed and overran the outpost in Badghis province.

Local security officials have not commented yet.

This comes as Security officials in Ghor province said, that the Taliban attacked a security outpost on Wednesday night in the Wazhguna area, west of Firozkuh the scenic provincial capital.

Amirdad Parsa, a front man for Ghor police HQ said that a security force member was killed and two others were maimed during the clash.

He did not comment on the casualties inflicted on the Taliban.

Moreover, a 12-year-old child was killed when a roadside kaboom went kaboom! in the Taighe Taimur area of west Firozkuh.

The placed IED was blamed on the Taliban, but the group has not yet commented.

In a similar incident, the Taliban attacked a local army base in the Zabul province on Wednesday and festivities are reported to be ongoing in the region.

The incident occurred in the Holand area of Shahjoy district when the Taliban first detonated a boom-mobile near the base, before getting engaged with security forces.

The media reported that at least 10 Afghan security force members including their commander Mohammad Reza were killed.

This is an only local army base in the area that is home to nearly 200 local army forces.

Both government officials and the Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.

These festivities come despite peace efforts and an official announcement of the US and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


NDS kills Daesh 'assassin' in Nangarhar province
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Security sources on Thursday reported, killing of a ISIS member in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

The National Director of Security 02 unit in a released statement said that Security force members launched an operation in Rud and Mubarak districts of the province on Wednesday night.

According to the statement, Saida Jan a ISIS affiliate responsible for targeted liquidations was killed and another ISIS member was detained.

During the security operations NDS members also seized two weapons from the bad boys.
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
At least 17 killed in Somalia as bus runs over bomb
[Garowe] At least 17 civilians have been killed in Middle Shebelle, a region that has been struggling with stability, following a kaboom that targeted a minibus traveling from the capital Mogadishu, amid an ongoing pre-election stalemate in the country.

Officials said the incident took place in the vicinity of Gololey about 50 Kilometers north of Mogadishu, the country's capital which has been struggling with insecurity in the last couple of months.

The dear departed persons were traveling from Mogadishu to Jowhar, the regional administrative capital of Hirshabelle, a state within southern Somalia that has been playing home to thousands of al-Shabaab
...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
bad boys, who control large swathes of the area.

Several other civilians were critically maimed, police said, and have since been transferred to Mogadishu for specialized treatment, a police spokesperson added.

Although no group has taken responsibility for the attacks, nature and the set-up is replica of al-Shabaab raids in the country, but the group is yet to confirm. The group often targets security forces, senior government officials, and even innocent civilians.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/16/2021 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Libyan Justice Minister: Reconciliation Will Only be Achieved After Foreign Interference Ends
[LIBYAREVIEW] On Wednesday, Libyan Minister of Justice of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Halima Ibrahim participated in a multilateral ministerial meeting on building safe and inclusive societies through ensuring justice for all. Halima’s participation came at the invitation of the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag.

The meeting aims to formulate an initiative to promote the building of safe and inclusive societies that will be presented to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
, in order to form an international coalition of justice work based on providing and facilitating access to justice for all.

During her speech at the meeting, Halima affirmed that she looked towards the future with a positive and optimistic spirit, after the GNU’s success in unifying Libya’s divided state institutions. She stressed that she would spare no effort in supporting the international coalition’s work to achieve justice and development for all, and impose the rule of law by strengthening the illusory sovereignty of the judiciary nationwide.

The minister pointed out that achieving the goals of sustainable development and establishing national, regional, and international reconciliation will only be achieved by reducing the risks of conflicts, ending illegal interference in the internal affairs of states, supporting stability, building confidence among nations and societies, and enhancing opportunities for development and prosperity.

Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


300kg of Cannabis Seized in Ajdabiya
[LIBYAREVIEW] Libyan police seized over 300 kilograms of cannabis from 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...
, which was en route to Ajdabiya, the Anti-Drugs Department said in a statement on Thursday.The statement added that the officers also managed to arrest three Egyptian nationals with 25kg of cannabis in Tobruk.

Drug trade in Libya has proliferated since the 2011 civil war. On 5 March, a record shipment of cannabis worth around $37 million on its way from Niger to Libya was seized. The police confiscated the 17 tonnes of cannabis, in a shipment originating in Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
and bound for Libya.

The drugs had passed through the Togolese port of Lome before being transported by truck north to the Nigerien capital Niamey, and two border crossings away. The traffickers had planned to transport the drugs in trucks to Libya via the desert town of Agadez, a hub for smuggling goods and migrants colonists across the Saharan desert.



Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Arabia
Study Warns of Catastrophe if Explosion Takes Place at Yemen's Safer Oil Tanker
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] A recent study has warned that the coastline of Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
’s Red Sea and of its neighboring countries is at risk of an environmental disaster that could happen any day if an oil spill from or a kaboom takes place at the derelict FSO Safer oil tanker.

"It is increasingly likely that there could be an immense oil leakage from and/or a kaboom of the FSO Safer, a floating storage and offloading unit anchored in the Red Sea, 60km north of the port of Hodeidah," said Riskaware, Catapult Satellite Applications and Acaps in their joint assessment.

Although it is owned by Yemen’s national oil company, FSO Safer fell into the hands of Iran-backed Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
militias in 2015. Since then, no maintenance work has been carried out on the aging tanker.

Disregarding international warnings against the hazards of poor maintenance at FSO Safer, Houthis continue to block a team of UN experts from repairing the rundown oil vessel.

FSO Safer is currently holding 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that are at a risk of either exploding or spilling into Red Sea waters.

"Up to 5.9 million people in Yemen and 1 million in the Kingdom of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
(KSA) could be exposed to very high air pollution levels, with harmful effects seen 24—48 hours after a fire starting on the Safer," said study.

In its impact assessment for April-June 2021, the study warned that up to 967,000 internally displaced persons could be covered by a smoke plume if a kaboom goes off at Safer.

The fire, according to the study, would likely affect Yemen’s governorates of Hajjah, Hodeidah, Sadah, Dhamar, Sanaa, Al Mahwit, and Raymah.

Saudi Arabia’s southern Jazan city could also be affected, the study added.

"There would be a significant health risk to vulnerable populations (such as adults and children with lung problems and adults with heart problems) and the elderly, with aggravation of pre-existing heart and lung problems likely," it highlighted.

Pollution from a fire taking place on FSO Safer would create an additional hazard for 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...
patients with breathing problems.
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  ...If only we could say to them, "Then that gives you a LOT of incentive to protect the darn thing, doesn't it?"

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 04/16/2021 4:18 Comments || Top||

#2  There's that, but the takeaway seems to be nothing has actually happened but if'n it does everybody gonna get the Wuhan virus.
Posted by: Cesare || 04/16/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#3  So Yemen gets wiped out by some kind of oil tanker explosion. Somebody explain the downside to me.
Posted by: jpal || 04/16/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
BLM protesters and police clash for a fifth night in Minnesota after 1,000 people gathered outside the Brooklyn Center PD
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Protests have been held in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, since Sunday's shooting of Daunte Wright, 20

  • Riot police repeatedly fired tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets into the furious crowd, which flung fireworks and water bottles back

  • Wright was shot and killed at a traffic stop by Kimberly Potter, 48, who claims she meant to pull her taser on him

  • For the first time on Thursday police in Brooklyn Center did not enforce 10pm curfew police let protesters disperse

  • Potter was in court on Thursday charged with second-degree manslaughter, she has not entered a plea
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/16/2021 09:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Best I've come across, for those who haven't bit on "Air Fresheners". Hat Tip: Gun Free Zone.

Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/16/2021 10:42 Comments || Top||

#2  In related news, the Mpls city council passed a resolution opposing the use of non-lethal weapons by the PD.
I assume they're under the impression that would lead to no weapons used... um, not so much...
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/16/2021 19:10 Comments || Top||


Black Lives Matter activist from Seattle charged with anti-Asian hate crime
[NYPOST] A Black Lives Matter activist from Seattle has been arrested — for an alleged anti-Asian hate crime, according to reports.Christopher Hamner, 51, who is black, was charged with allegedly attacking three Asian-American women in two separate incidents last month, according to KIRO 7.

In the first incident on March 16, Hamner allegedly shouted "Asian b—h!" at a Chinese-American mom, who was driving with her two children, before punching his fists together in a menacing motion and demanding that she get out of the car, according to the local news outlet.

The mother, Pamela Cole, says she snapped photos of Hamner and he then drove off.

"The moment he made eye contact with me he stopped, opens his door and he’s screaming, ’F—k you, you Asian b—h. F—k you!’ and I was in complete shock. Are you talking to me?" Cole told KIRO 7.



Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 

Were is the MSM on the ongoing RACIST ISSUE?

Shouldn't there a A-WOKE media blitz equal to the WOKE at the least?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/16/2021 7:06 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
US Border Patrol, police officers in tactical gear seen in dramatic raid of migrant 'stash house' in La Joya, Texas where Mexican coyotes were harboring six illegal immigrants
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


India-Pakistan
Arrested teacher who recruited Bengal girl into Lashkar planned violent jihad in India
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has arrested a recruiter belonging to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

The case relates to the arrest of one Tania Mondal by the West Bengal police for her association with the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The arrested person, Altaf Ahmed Rather, a school teacher from Bandipora was a sympathiser of the outfit.

He was also in regular touch with Tania through the social media. He was instrumental in introducing Tania to the members of the outfit based in Pakistain.

The NIA said that the motive was to radicalise, recruit and motivate the youth to undertake violent mostly peaceful jihad in India.

Tania Mondal a.k.a Tania Parveen was part of 70 Jihadi groups on the social media. Tania, a resident of District North 24 Parganas, West Bengal had converted to Islam after being radicalised. She was arrested by the West Bengal police, following which the NIA took over the investigation.

She was a college student and got radicalised in the cyberspace by Pakistain based cadres of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

Tania, gradually became part of about 70 jihadi groups on social media, which propagated terrorist ideology advocating skewed version of Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
with an aim to further radicalise and recruit impressionable Moslem youth, the NIA said in its chargesheet.

The accused was also active in various Paleostinian and Syrian Jihadi social media groups. Investigation further revealed that the LeT cadres based in Lahore, Pakistain had introduced the accused to the officials of Pak Intelligence Agency, ISI, who tasked her to open fake Facebook profile and befriend Armed Force members in India to obtain sensitive strategic information.

NIA officials said that she was using a WhatsApp number of Pakistain. She was also part of several groups and had many accounts on social media sites.

The police said that she was trying to honey trap Indian soldiers in lieu of information about the Indian Army. The investigation conducted by the police managed to establish her direct connection with the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. She was using the dark web to interact with the soldiers.

She is a first year student of masters' degree and she was arrested on March 17 from her house at the Malayapur village, which is on the Bangladesh border.

The police found that she was in the process of befriending Indian soldiers. She was trying to honey trap them. However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
she had not succeeded.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/16/2021 02:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


PM Imran, federal cabinet approves blacklisting of TLP as a terrorist organization
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Pakistain has blacklisted radical Islamist Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistain (TLP), whose supporters and workers have been carrying out violent mostly peaceful protests across the country for three days after the arrest of their chief.

The summary was approved during the federal cabinet’s session on Thursday, after which the process to blacklist TLP as a terrorist organization was initiated. Sources familiar with the development suggest that the government will present the declaration in the Supreme Court of Pakistain.

Yesterday, Interior Minister of Pakistain, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, announced that 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....

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

He said TLP leaders used to come to all rounds of talks with the government after issuing instructions to their workers regarding road closures.

The Election Commission of Pakistain (ECP) will subsequently denotify the TLP on orders of the apex court.

Sources told Geo News all parliamentarians of the TLP will be automatically disqualified after the ECP denotifies the party.

"They were more prepared than us but today we have decided that [a] ban on TLP [will be placed] and this file is going to the cabinet for the approval from today," the minister said.

After the summary was approved on Thursday, the cabinet has started work issuing the declaration of the TLP’s ban. The government will present the declaration of the ban in the Supreme Court, said sources.

The Election Commission of Pakistain (ECP) will subsequently denotify the TLP on orders of the apex court.

Sources told Geo News all parliamentarians of the TLP will be automatically disqualified after the ECP denotifies the party.

The TLP is protesting against the arrest of their leader Saad Hussain Rizvi, who was taken into custody earlier this week, and blasphemous caricatures published in La Belle France. The protests have turned violent mostly peaceful and several casualties have also been reported.

The demonstrators have demanded that the French ambassador be sent home and import of goods from that country banned, as reported by Dawn.

According to media reports, the Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality disorders...
-led Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
government signed an agreement with the TLP in November last agreeing to expel the French Ambassador.

Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan


French embassy Islamabad has advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave Pakistain
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems



Iraq
Rockets hit PMF brigade in Nineveh: Security Media Cell
[Rudaw] A brigade of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF, or Hashd al-Shaabi in Arabic) said their base in Nineveh province came under a rocket attack hours after assaults on Erbil’s airport and a base housing Ottoman Turkish forces near djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
. The PMF force blamed the attack on the Kurdish Peshmerga, who have denied any involvement.

The headquarters of the PMF’s Brigade 30 was hit by rockets Thursday morning in Jabal Basakhra in the Bartella area, east of Mosul, Iraq’s Security Media Cell reported on its Telegram channel. One militia member was injured and there was some material damage to the base.

Brigade 30 accused the Peshmerga of carrying out the attack and vowed there would be "consequences."

"We will not be satisfied until we crush arrogance and pride before it indulges in our land," read a statement issued by the group on the messaging app Telegram.

The Peshmerga denied firing rockets at the PMF base. "We have not attacked any forces, including Hashd," Kamil Harki, deputy commander of the Peshmerga on the Bashiqa front, told Rudaw English, adding that his forces have been ordered to maintain defensive positions only.

Rocket attacks on foreign interests are a frequent occurrence in Iraq and widely blamed on pro-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...
militias within the PMF. A rocket attack on Erbil’s airport in February was carried out in coordination with Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada, a PMF militia, according to a confession published by Kurdistan Region’s counter-terror forces. The militias are demanding the United States withdraw from Iraq.

After Wednesday’s attack on Erbil, media affiliated with the militias called Kurds "traitors" and "separatists" and said the Kurdish capital was "not safe anymore... Everything enters Kurdistan with a guarantor, except for the resistance and its attack."
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Turkish bombs spark fear in Duhok village: local official
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish air forces bombarded nearby a populated area in northern Duhok province on Thursday evening, sparking fears among the villagers, according to a local official.

The bombardment near Chalke village in the Kani Masi sub-district began around 6:30 pm, mayor Sarbast Sabri told Rudaw.

"It did not cause any casualties, but caused fear among villagers," he said.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
’s defense ministry has not immediately reported the activity.

Turkey regularly carries out air and ground operations against alleged positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey and within the Kurdistan Region’s borders. The Kani Masi area is frequently attacked, driving villagers out of their homes.
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The driver of al-Habibiya car bomb found dead inside the car
[SHAFAQ] The Security Media Cell disclosed new details regarding the boom-mobile explosion in al-Habibiya area, east of Baghdad.

In a statement, the cell said that the vehicle's driver was killed in the earth-shattering kaboom, indicating that investigations are ongoing to determine the perpetrators and their motives.

Earlier today, a kaboom targeted al-Habibiya area in Sadr City, causing one death and 12 injuries.
Al Ahram adds:
Four people were killed and 20 maimed in a car kaboom on Thursday in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad, Iraqi police and medical workers said.

The car was parked at a busy second-hand equipment market in the mainly Shia Moslem district, police said.

An Iraqi military statement said the blast had killed one civilian, maimed 12 others and set several vehicles on fire. A second statement by the military said only one person, the driver, had died. Medics in Sadr City put the corpse count at four.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. It was the second big deadly bombing to hit Baghdad this year after a suicide kaboom claimed by 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....
murderous Moslems killed at least 32 people in a crowded market in January.

Large kabooms, once an almost daily occurrence in the Iraqi capital, have halted in recent years since Islamic State fighters were defeated in 2017, part of an overall improvement in security that has brought normal life back to Baghdad.

The January blast was the most deadly in three years.

Thursday's attack comes during an election year, a time when tension between rival Iraqi political groups has often caused violence.

The populist holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
...hereditary Iraqi holy man and leader of a political movement in Iraq. He had his hereditary rival al-Khoei assassinated shortly after the holy rival's appearance out of exile in 2003. Formerly an Iranian catspaw, lately he's gagged over some of their more outlandish antics, then went back to catspawry...
, after whom Sadr city is named and who commands a following of millions of Iraqis, counts among his enemies both Islamic State group and rival Shia parties with militias backed by Iran.
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An attack targets the US-led coalition in Iraq
[SHAFAQ] An bomb blew up on Thursday targeting a convoy carrying logistical support equipment for the US-led Coalition in al-Anbar Governorate.

"An bomb blew up on a highway west of Ramadi, center of al-Anbar near the Global Coalition convoy", a source told Shafaq News Agency.

The source did not give any further detail.

There was no claim of responsibility.

On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted by majority to end the foreign military presence on the country's territory, following the killing of the Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani
, and the deputy head al-Hashd al-Shaabi, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in an American Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
near Baghdad International Airport.

Washington accuses armed Iraqi factions linked to 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...
of being behind the attacks.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Cop hurt in East Jerusalem clashes during Ramadan
[IsraelTimes] Police say suspect arrested for attacking officer; rioting reportedly broke out over ban on sitting at stairs outside Damascus Gate during Moslem holy month.

Fresh festivities between police and Moslem worshippers broke out Thursday night in East Jerusalem, amid tensions surrounding the holy month of Ramadan.

Police said that during rioting in Jerusalem’s Old City, rocks and glass bottles were thrown at officers, one of whom was attacked while dispersing rioters at Herod’s Gate. The officer sustained a head injury that required medical care, according to police, who said a suspect was arrested.

Video published by the Kan public broadcaster appeared to show a man grappling with an officer before shoving him to the ground. The man then runs from the area as another cop briefly gives chase.

"The police deployment in the area continues," a police statement said.

According to the Ynet news site, the rioting began after police barred people from sitting on the stairs outside the Damascus Gate, as part of 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...
restrictions during Ramadan.

It was the third straight night of festivities in the area.

The month of Ramadan normally sees increased tensions around Jerusalem’s Old City, which houses the flashpoint Temple Mount site, holy to both Jews and Moslems.

Israel’s military liaison to the Paleostinians, COGAT, said Tuesday that up to 10,000 vaccinated Paleostinians will be allowed to pray Friday at the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount to mark the first Friday of Ramadan.

"The measures are being taken to allow freedom of worship and religion on one hand, and on the other hand, prevent to the extent possible, the spread of COVID-19 in the region," COGAT said in a statement.

After Friday, "an additional situation assessment will be carried out to examine the approved outline, taking into account both security and health needs."

Tensions are also soaring in East Jerusalem over concerns Israel will prevent the area from being included in the national Paleostinian legislative elections scheduled for next month. Israel cracks down on Paleostinian Authority activity inside Jerusalem, considering it a violation of Israeli illusory sovereignty in its capital.

Fatah and other Paleostine Liberation Organization factions said Monday that there would be no Paleostinian elections without the participation of East Jerusalem Paleostinians.
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A rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at an Israeli town, Israel retaliates
[SHAFAQ] A rocket fired on Thursday night from the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip near the Israeli town of Sderot, striking an open field, according to Israeli media.

The Rocket struck an open field, causing neither injury nor damage.

According the Times of Israel, The rocket attack triggered sirens in the town of Sderot and the nearby communities of Nir Am and Ibim.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that one rocket was fired from Gaza toward Israel.

A security camera captured the launch of the rocket from the northern Gaza Strip.

Israel strikes Hamas targets after Gaza rocket fire

[IsraelTimes] The Israeli military struck targets in the Gazoo Strip early Friday, hours after Paleostinian hard boyz in the coastal enclave fired a rocket at southern Israel.

An Israel Defense Forces statement said fighter jets and other aircraft hit a number of sites linked Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",, the Islamist terror organization that rules Gaza. The targets included an armaments production facility, a tunnel for smuggling weaponry and a Hamas military post, according to the IDF.

"The attack was carried out as a response to the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory earlier this evening," the statement said.

The military did not specifically blame Hamas for Thursday evening’s rocket fire, but Israel has stressed it holds the terror group responsible for all violence emanating from Gaza.

The rocket, which was fired as Independence Day came to an end, struck a field northeast of Gaza, causing neither injury nor damage.
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Indonesian Police Kill Suspect Linked to Church Suicide Bombing in Makassar
[BenarNews] Police in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province on Thursday shot and killed a man allegedly linked to last month’s suicide kaboom outside a church in Makassar, a front man said.

Police have so far arrested at least 31 people in connection with last month’s attack at Makassar’s Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral by the JAD group at Villa Mutiara.
Officers from the Densus 88 anti-terrorism police unit took the action after the suspect, identified only by his initials, M.T., lunged at them with two sickles during a raid of his home in the scenic provincial capital Makassar, police front man E. Zulpan said.

"We wanted to arrest him because we suspected he was involved or had a role in the suicide kaboom of the cathedral church," Zulpan told BenarNews without providing details about the man’s suspected involvement in the attack on Palm Sunday.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
SDF arrest alleged ISIS commander accused of weapon smuggling
[Rudaw] The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the arrest of an 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) commander on Thursday in Hasaka, accused of smuggling weapons into al-Hol camp. The SDF has recently cracked down on ISIS cells inside and outside the camp in northeast Syria.

The SDF tweeted they had arrested an ISIS cell commander "suspected of smuggling weapons to #AlHol Camp."

The arrest was made based on intelligence information gathered during a recent security operation in al-Hol camp, the Kurdish-led force added.

Nearly 300 people have been arrested since late March after a spate of murders in the camp this year. In the past week, the SDF have made 15 arrests. They picked up two suspected ISIS members of ISIS, including a leader, near al-Hol on Wednesday and last Saturday arrested 13 people, including eight Iraqis, accused of smuggling people out of the camp.

Al-Hol houses an estimated 61,000 people from dozens of countries, the majority of whom are family members of suspected ISIS fighters. Kurdish authorities have struggled to maintain control over the sprawling camp, which has been described as a breeding ground for terrorism.

Insecurity in the camp and dozens of recent murders "reflect a persistent threat from ISIS and its criminal affiliates to innocent civilians in al-Hol, which places an increased burden on our local partners to maintain security within the camp," John Godfrey, acting US special envoy to the global coalition against ISIS, said late last month.
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Syria Devalues Local Currency after Sacking Central Bank Governor
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Syria devalued the pound on Thursday, bringing the currency's official exchange rate closer to the black market rate, two days after the central bank governor was sacked.

The pound was now officially valued at 2,512 to the US dollar from around 1,250 previously, central bank data showed. The black market rate is more than 3,000 to the greenback.

The move means the Syrian currency has officially shed more than 98 percent of its value since the start of the country's civil war in 2011.

It follows the government's decision to dismiss central bank governor Hazem Karfoul on Tuesday after a three-year tenure that coincided with a severe economic crisis.

The pound stood at 47 pounds to the dollar before the conflict.

Syria last devalued the pound in June 2020, giving in to weeks of depreciation on the black market as new US sanctions took effect.

The country's war-battered economy is now reeling from the knock-on effects of a financial crisis in neighboring Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
that has stemmed the flow of dollars into regime-held areas.

Syrians are believed to have billions of dollars blocked in Lebanese banks that have imposed harsh capital controls since late 2019.

The regime of Bashir al-Assad also blames Western sanctions against Syria for the economic crisis.

The average salary in Syria is about 90,000 pounds ($29) per month making it difficult for many Syrians to survive.

The economic crunch has plunged millions into food insecurity nationwide, as food has over the years become 33 times more expensive than before the war, UN figures show.
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Russian Troops Return to Aleppo Countryside after Sudden Withdrawal
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Russian forces returned to Tal Rifaat and Kashtaar bases, under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), after a sudden withdrawal on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that a military convoy of pro-Iranian militias headed near Tal Rifaat, carrying heavy and medium weapons and military and logistical equipment, as well as fighters and armored vehicles.

It entered the area to secure the towns mainly inhabited by Shiites and protect them from any possible military operation by the Ottoman Turkish forces and the National Army supported by Ankara.

Earlier, Russian forces withdrew from Kashtaar and Tel Rifaat bases in the northern countryside of Aleppo, with four columns of armored and military vehicles, and more than 100 members of the Russian forces.

Activists released videos showing two Russian troop convoys with one leaving Tal Rifaat, and another near Fafeen, withdrawing towards Aleppo.

Local sources suggested the Russian forces withdrew because of "disagreements" with the SDF on providing the regime with fuel, grain, and some goods.

Russia also asked SDF to open three crossings and oversee them, but it refused the proposal, according to Hikmat Khalil, deputy head of the Executive Body of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC).

Other sources suggest the sudden withdrawal precedes a total evacuation from the region, which allows the Ottoman Turkish forces and its affiliated forces to launch a military operation to control Tal Rifaat and the areas north of Aleppo.

The operation also aims to remove SDF, especially that the contact areas with the National Army are witnessing intermittent festivities and infiltration attempts.

The SDF is trying to carry out military operations and lay landmines in areas under the control of the National Army near Azaz, in north Aleppo.

The town of Tal Rifaat and more than 30 nearby villages are under the control of the Kurdish fighters.

It is a major point that connects Gaziantep in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
with Aleppo through Bab al-Salama crossing in Azaz, controlled by Ottoman Turkish-backed opposition factions.

The Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria indicated in a statement on April 9 that five non-combatants were killed, and six others injured in artillery shelling by the pro-Ottoman Turkish factions in Tal Rifaat, under the control of the SDF coalition, which hosts a Russian base and regime positions.
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SDF discovers an ISIS hideout containing ammunition and weapons in Raqqa
[SHAFAQ] The Syrian Democratic Forces in north and east Syria (SDF) announced that it had found an ISIS hideout containing weapons and ammunition in Raqqa.

In a statement, the SDF media center said, " SDF special units found today during a security operation, a hideout and a warehouse of weapons and ammunition in the city of Raqqa belonging to ISIS."

The center added that the SDF search units managed to dismantle a number of mines surrounding the hideout, which was a shelter for a family who fled the city during ISIS's control of the area.
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