[FOXNEWS] A Massachusetts judge and court officer accused of helping an undocumented Democrat flee an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to take him into custody were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for obstruction of justice and three other counts, officials said.
Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and the court officer, identified in court documents as Wesley MacGregor, face several charges stemming from an April 2, 2018 incident in which the pair allegedly helped Jose Medina-Perez get out of the courthouse via a back door in order to elude the ICE agent who sought Medina-Perez.
"This case is about the rule of law. The allegations in today’s indictment involve obstruction by a sitting judge, that is intentional interference with the enforcement of federal law, and that is a crime," U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said Thursday.
[KhaamaPress] A missile struck a training facility of the jacket wallahs in southern Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province leaving at least 18 Talibs dead, the Ministry of Defense said Thursday.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense, the missile was launched for Shorab base which impacted the training facility in Sangin district.
"Last night, in coordination with NDS a missile rocket was fired from Shorab Base on a training center of suicide kaboomers in Sarban Qala, Sangin of Helmand. As a result, 18 Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... bad boyz were potted and 7 others were maimed," the statement added.
Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan. Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Military in the South has announced that 8 Talibs were killed and 17 others were captured during a clash with the security forces in southern Zabul province.
The 205th Atal Corps in a statement has said during a joint clearing operation from the Afghan Special Forces and the 205th Corps, 17 faceless myrmidons have been captured in Nawbahar district in Zabul province.
The statement further added that the security forces encountered heavy festivities with the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... which resulted in eight Taliban killed and an additional five were maimed.
Zabul Province has seen an increase of Taliban activity since the announcement of their spring offensive, Al Fath, however Zabul security forces have taken steps under the security plan Operation Khalid, like this recent operation, to lower violence across the province and prevent future attacks from the Taliban.
[KhaamaPress] The local officials in eastern 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.. and Kunar province ... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country..... s have confirmed that hundreds of families have been displaced as festivities intensified between Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... and ISIS Death Eaters in the two provinces. Obviously it's Uncle Sam's fault. "Why are we there?"
Ataullah Khogyani, front man for the governor of Nangarhar has confirmed that festivities intensified between Taliban and ISIS Death Eaters in Khogyani and Shirzad district in the past two days, leaving several Death Eaters dead.
He also confirmed that the ISIS Death Eaters have kidnapped several Talibs besides inflicting casualties on them.
According to Khogyani, at least 300 families have been displaced due to the festivities and efforts are underway to provide first aid to them.
In the meantime, officials in Kunar province have confirmed that similar festivities have taken place between Taliban and ISIS Death Eaters in Chapa Dara district, forcing hundreds of families to leave their houses.
Abdul Satar Mirzakwal, the governor of Kunar province has confirmed to RFE’s Afghanistan service that 3000 families have been displaced due to the festivities which still continue between the two sides in Chapa Dara district.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops have enjugged You have the right to remain silent... the shadow district chief of Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... for Faizabad district of northern Jawzjan province.
According to local officials, the shadow district chief of Taliban for Faizabad Mawlavi Obaidullah was arrested during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives.
The officials further added that Mawlavi Obaidullah was involved in various attacks on security outposts besides assassinating Afghan Local Police commanders.
The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban have not commented regarding the arrest of Mawlavi Obaidullah so far.
Jawzjan is among the relatively volatile provinces in Northeast of Afghanistan. Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
[KhaamaPress] At least 49 bully boyz were killed or maimed in various operations of the Afghan and coalition forces in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.
The Special Operations Corps of the Afghan Military said Wednesday that 6 bully boyz were killed and 7 others were maimed during an operation of the Afghan Special Forces in Kamal Khan area of Andar district.
According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, at least 7 bully boyz were killed and 5 more maimed in a separate clearance operation conducted in Jamjan Mank area of Moqor district.
The statement further added that the coalition forces also carried out Arclight airstrikes in Andar district and Kalach and Zewach areas located in the outskirts of Ghazni city, leaving at least 16 bully boyz dead and 8 others maimed.
The anti-government armed bully boyz including Taliban ...Arabic for students... have not commented regarding the operations and loss of their fighters so far.
🇺🇸Baledogle Airfield is a former soviet base currently being revamped by the United States for operations against al Qaida-linked al-Shabaab in Somalia In 3 years the USAF has repaired a 10,092 ft long, 140 runway capable of hosting their varied inventory, godspeed USAF 💪 pic.twitter.com/geBvDpzqzJ
#UPDATE: Additional reports that a French barge/(cargo?) ship has also docked at the port of Ras Lanuf accompanied by the deployment of an LNA military force belonging to Haftar in the region https://t.co/4Qejv1M3ad
1) France intends to give enough aid to Haftar that he will be able to open a second front by landing a force from the sea at Tripoli.
2) Trump had a phone conversation with Haftar.
3) Haftar is not an Islamist
What's the pool on Russians selling their battleships to France?
Not betting on this since lately Russian seems to be buying their warships from France (Before the NATO sanctions on Russian. The two ships France was building for Russia before the sanctions was eventfully sold to Egypt.)
[DAWN] A female anti-polio ...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set... immunisation campaign worker was bumped off and another injured on Thursday in Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... 's Chaman.
Assistant Commissioner Syed Sami Agha told news hounds that unidentified suspects shot up the immunisation team in Sultan Zai, a city near the shared border with Afghanistan. The suspects managed to flee after the shooting.
He said both victims were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital.
I did find this from Rudaw, g(r)omgoru, in which Kirkuk, the police casualties, and the same television station are all mentioned. But this is a mistaken Coalition airstrike, not clashes with US troops on the ground. The article also notes about Al Ahad TV:
The channel is close to Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a group that is commanded by Qais al-Khazali and fought as a paramilitary during the ISIS conflict. It is known to have links to Iran and hold anti-US sentiment.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces killed on Thursday six Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... members in a raid in Kirkuk province, north of the country, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement.
Alsumaria News quoted the statement saying that a raid in Wadi al-Shai, Daqouq, south of the province, backed by international coalition aviation, left six "terrorists" killed, and destroyed hideouts and tunnels belonging to Islamic State hard boys.
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Diyala (IraqiNews) An official source informed, on Thursday, that a civilian was injured in a bomb blast in the district of Khanaqin, in Diyala Province.
The source told Alsumaria News that a bomb emplaced on the roadside in Aliawa ares, in Khanaqin District (northeast of Diyala Province) exploded, this morning, targeting a vehicle, and injuring its owner.
The owner of the vehicle was severely wounded, while the vehicle was completely burned, the source added.
He further explained that security forces cordoned off the area of the incident, and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital to receive the needed treatment.
It is noteworthy that Khanaqin is a district in Diyala Province. The population of the Judicial Center increased to more than 160,000 in 2011-2010 Because of the stability of the security situation in the district.
Day 5’s events can be seen here. More about the Ahmadi refugees fleeing their homes here.
[IsraelTimes] Sri Lanka’s prime minister said Thursday that suspects linked to the coordinated Easter Sunday bomb attacks remain at large and could have access to explosives.
Some of the suspects “may go out for a suicide attack,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Approximately 250 people were killed in the string of suicide bombings at churches and luxury hotels in and around the capital, Colombo, Sri Lanka’s health ministry said late Thursday. The death toll was revised down from previous police estimates of 359 people.
Police, meanwhile, issued a public appeal for information about three women and two men suspected of involvement in the attacks.
Wickremesinghe also said that the father of two of the suspected suicide bombers, Colombo spice dealer Mohammad Yusuf Ibrahim,
...alternatively (below), Mohammed Yoonus Ibrahim. Within a day or two no doubt the correct version will become clear,.
had been arrested. He described him as a leading businessman active in politics known as “Ibrahim Hajiar,” a Sri Lankan term for Muslims who have gone on religious pilgrimages to Mecca. The prime minister expressed doubt about Ibrahim’s complicity in the attack.
“People like that would not have wanted their sons to blow themselves up,” he said.
Sri Lankan authorities have blamed a local extremist group, National Towheed Jamaat, whose leader, alternately named Mohammed Zahran or Zahran Hashmi, became known to Muslim leaders three years ago for his incendiary online speeches.
On Wednesday, junior defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene said the attackers had broken away from National Towheed Jamaat and another group, which he identified only as “JMI.”
Wijewardene said many of the suicide bombers were highly educated and came from well-to-do families. The prime minister said it appeared that Sri Lanka’s wealthiest and best-traveled Muslims were most susceptible to the doctrine professed by the Islamic State group.
“They were too educated and therefore, they were misled,” Wickremesinghe said.
The bombers were wealthy enough to have financed the entire operation themselves, though they would have needed outside help for training and bomb-building expertise, Wickremsinghe said.
He said that authorities still hadn’t confirmed whether Zahran, who was supposed to have led one of suicide missions, was among the corpses recovered from the scenes or still at large.
Wickremesinghe said Thursday that security forces were trying to help Muslim Ahmadis from Pakistan seeking refugee status in Sri Lanka, who said they had been attacked and beaten in the days following the bombings.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
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