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Violent protests all over Iran sparked by massive price increases.
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Africa Subsaharan
Three killed in militant attack in Nigeria
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] At least three people have been killed in an attack by armed militants in northern Nigeria's Bauchi state, police said.

According to her, armed bandits attacked the village of Yadagungume. They opened fire on civilians, as a result of which three people were killed and one more was injured. It is noted that militants first abducted one of the victims, then his body was found in another area of ​​the state.

The Nigerian police are currently investigating the attack. The suspects have not yet been found. The police noted that law enforcement officers managed to find 13 cartridge cases from a Kalashnikov assault rifle at the scene.

As REGNUM reported earlier , on May 11, armed militants attacked Nigerian army personnel in the state of Tariba. As a result of the battle, six Nigerian soldiers were killed.
Posted by: badanov || 05/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under:


Caribbean-Latin America
DEA quietly removes narco-busting aircraft from Mexico as drug overdoses skyrocket
[BIZPACREVIEW] As overdose-induced deaths skyrocket to record highs in the U.S, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has quietly relocated a plane fundamental to anti-narcotics operations in Mexico, according to Rooters.

The DEA plane was moved to Texas after Mexican officials revoked its parking spot, according to an anonymous U.S. government official and two security sources, Rooters reported. The move coincides with new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows over 100,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in 2021, which is a 15% increase from 2020 and a 30% increase from 2019 driven largely by the the use of fentanyl and methamphetamine.

China is the primary source of fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances trafficked into the U.S., and the drug is often smuggled into the country at the southern border, according to the DEA. Border officials have seized record amounts of fentanyl from traffickers in 2022.

The plane’s removal impacts the U.S.’s ability to combat organized crime inside the country, which could delay the extraditions of high-ranking cartel leaders, according to Rooters. The DEA has had an aircraft based in Mexico since the early 1990s to help carry out anti-cartel operations and transport both U.S. and Mexican agents in critical raids.

"It will bring things to a halt," one of the security sources told Rooters. "We can’t drive through parts of Mexico, it’s too dangerous."

The plane’s relocation is the latest blow to joint operations between the U.S. and Mexico to fight drug smuggling, Rooters reported. Relations have deteriorated since Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in 2018.
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  The plane was obviously a threat to US urban drug and human trafficking commerce.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/13/2022 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Shut the border down. Mexico understands that pain. Remember Kiki Camarena?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/13/2022 6:41 Comments || Top||

#3  We're stepping up the game. Graphic depicts replacement platforms. The exact number, scheduling and flight tracks are classified.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/13/2022 7:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Mexico is 'turning into' a narco-state. (Trying to avoid being an absolutist.) THAT said, prepare for war with Mexico. Arc light strikes, armor and infantry on the ground, and artillery prepping the area. FEBA will start at border, and will move south with time. Mexican 'officials' are compromised. This cancer must be excised. Spare nothing. When it is excised, China will be exposed. Expect Cuba and Venezuela to become involved. Maybe Russia. Consider moving this purge south, a lot.
This has been in the wind for a long time.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 05/13/2022 8:58 Comments || Top||

#5  The difference between the US - Mexico relationship and the Israel vs all their neighbors situation is that we have been able to treat Mexico and its troubles on our border like a nuisance as opposed to an existential threat. That's changing now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/13/2022 9:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Agree.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 05/13/2022 9:16 Comments || Top||

#7  I can't help feeling that a more Trumpian president would make Mexico an offer it could not refuse.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/13/2022 11:04 Comments || Top||

#8  The power of Chinese and Cartel money is greater than any fear of US response. Biden has made it clear that we will do nothing and the Mexicans are seeing the need to heed: "You decide... silver or lead?" Close the border, put the Army behind a fence, cease remittances, mandate E-Verify, cross reference IRS and Social Security databases for duplication of entry, lifetime exclusion of citizenship for all with illegal entry crimes,
Watch the narcotics problem drop precipitously.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 05/13/2022 11:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Things will quiet down upon Trump’s return, but the issue needs to be fixed for good. I think he will make it a priority. The news is not covering the rise in fentanyl deaths in a way that would reflect negatively on Biden, but it is out of control again as it was in Obama’s first two terms.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/13/2022 12:17 Comments || Top||

#10  It’s more imbedded. For a while now cartel and lots of high level criminals educate their kids in the highest level US schools and universities, most with citizenship, which gives them relationship networking and access to US and other foreign elites and untold opportunities to corrupt. It’s not just the media covering for Biden.
Posted by: Jefe101 || 05/13/2022 20:59 Comments || Top||


Europe
Austria leads international bust of massive human trafficking ring
[DW] Authorities arrested 205 people tied to Central and Eastern European gangs smuggling tens of thousands of Syrians in the EU. The €150 million ring used Vienna as a hub to move migrants from Hungary to Germany and France.

European police arrested 205 individuals thought to be behind a multi-million-euro human trafficking ring on Thursday according to Austrian Interior Minister Gerhard Karner.

The arrests were made across five Central and Eastern European countries, with Austrian police apprehending 92 suspects, and the remaining arrests being made in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania.

"This is an important success against organized crime and a serious blow to the smuggler mafia," said Interior Minister Karner in a statement.

36,100 MIGRANTS MOVED, €152 MILLION POCKETED
Investigators estimate the group trafficked some 36,100 mostly Syrian refugees across the EU since the beginning of 2021.

Authorities say each migrant paid between €3,000 and €4,500 for transport from Hungary to Vienna — which served as the gang's trafficking hub — on route to Western European countries such as Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Investigators estimate the group made more than €152 million ($158 million) through their criminal activity.

The suspected leader of the organization, a 28-year-old Romanian, was arrested in his home country on May 4.

DEAD MIGRANTS AND FABRICATION SHOPS IN GANG'S AUSTRIAN HUB
The group made headlines last October when Austrian authorities discovered the bodies of two dead Syrians in a van packed with 27 others during an inspection at the Hungarian border. The driver fled the scene but was later arrested in Latvia. He was then extradited to Austria.

In an incident this January, the driver of another truck fired at an Austrian army conscript when he attempted to halt the vehicle for inspection. The driver of the truck was later arrested in Hungary.

Police in Austria impounded 80 vehicles at various fabricating shops around Vienna on Thursday. It was there that vehicles were retrofitted to facilitate the hiding of those migrants being trafficked.

AUSTRIA SAYS IT HAS GOOD REASON TO KEEP UP BORDER INSPECTIONS
Austria this week extended inspections along its borders with Hungary and Slovenia — both of which are also part of the open-border Schengen Area — with Interior Minister Karner saying they give, "important insights into smuggling organizations and their procedures."

Just last month Austria was roundly criticized for the controls, with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that EU member states could only prolong border controls when, "confronted with a new serious threat affecting its public order or its internal security."

Karner sought to stress the importance of the step to extend inspections, saying, "Gangs are at work for whom human life is completely irrelevant."
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2022 01:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Seems like they paid enough money not to be transported with two dead guys.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/13/2022 12:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Not so much human trafficking as a full service travel agency for the enthusiastic Middle Eastern traveller. Though possibly a few choice young women and pretty boys fall off the truck along the way, as it were.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2022 13:56 Comments || Top||

#3  It is the same as our Southern border. For people with $10k, get a vacation VISA and don't go home. You end up with more luggage and get raped less unless you go to Disney. I don't think these are poor people not paying their own passage. Some of the money is probably coming from people who hate us. Most of the money is probably stolen from us.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/13/2022 22:56 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
1 passerby killed, at least 9 injured in blast in Karachi's Saddar
But who dunnit?
[Dawn] One passerby was killed and at least nine injured when an improvised bomb (IED) planted in a cycle of violence went off in a busy area of Saddar late Thursday night, according to officials.

The blast took place in the commercial locality of Saddar, which remains crowded at night because of the presence of restaurants and eateries on Daud Pota Road near the city’s oldest United Bakery.

Dr Summaiya Syed, the additional police surgeon of Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre, said that so far, a body of young man and nine injured persons, including three teenagers, have been brought to the hospital. She said that the condition of two maimed persons was "critical".

The explosion caused substantive damage to property, including vehicles, in the area. Footage from the site showed a vehicle belonging to the Pakistain Coast Guards was also damaged in the earth-shattering kaboom.

Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar informed Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah that an improvised bomb (IED) was used, said the latter's spokesperson in a statement.

According to the preliminary probe report, it appeared that the IED was attached to a motorbike, the IGP was quoted as saying.

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...
police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Dawn that the nature of the earth-shattering kaboom was being determined. He said it would be "premature" to say whether the blast was intended to target a vehicle of Pakistain Coast Guard. He did, however, say that it was not the regular route of the maritime agency's vehicle.

DIG-South Sharjeel Kharal, in a media talk, said: "According to the information received yet, the device went off at 11:20pm. As of right now, I do not think that any institution or a particular vehicle was the target."

CM Sindh took notice of the incident and sought a report from the city police chief and Karachi commissioner while also declaring an emergency at two nearby hospitals, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and Karachi Civil Hospital.

A team of the Bomb Disposal Squad as well as officials of the police’s Counter-Terrorism Department reached the site of the blast to conduct an investigation.

"Investigation was being carried out from every possible angle," according to Sindh IGP Mahar.

Administrator Karachi, Barrister Wahab said that the police and other law enforcement agencies were assessing the situation.

Quoting the doctors at the JPMC, the administrator Karachi said that most of the injured suffered wounds caused by "ball bearings".

He said the forces of Evil wanted to sabotage peace in the metropolis, as he vowed to bring the culprits to justice.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2022 02:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Iranian drones target areas north of Erbil


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UAV downed over a base of the Coalition in Saladin
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An Iraqi soldier found dead in Sinjar
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Peshmerga commander survives explosion in Tuz Khurmatu
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Kurdish citizen sustains wounds from IGRC gunshots
Posted by: badanov || 05/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [31 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Terrorist killed, nine captured in separate security operations in Baghdad and Kirku
Posted by: badanov || 05/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kurdish and Iraqi forces join hands to clear Kafri and Tuz Khurmato from ISIS cells
Posted by: badanov || 05/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Five terrorists killed in Nineveh
Posted by: badanov || 05/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
East Jerusalem man caught after allegedly resisting arrest during riot, fleeing in ambulance
[IsraelTimes] Police announce the arrest of a Paleostinian for allegedly assaulting officers during festivities yesterday in East Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina neighborhood.

According to police, the suspect resisted arrest yesterday and sprayed mace at officers, then expeditiously departed at a goodly pace in a Red Islamic Thingy ambulance.

The suspect is identified as a 39-year-old from Shuafat. Police say he was arrested today in Jerusalem.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2022 02:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under:


Olde Tyme Religion
Christian community demands justice over shooting incident in Rawalpindi
[Dawn] Members of the Christian community, led by family members of the two young Christian boys who were shot and injured by local influential people in broad daylight, staged a protest outside Wah Saddar cop shoppe demanding justice.

The protesters carried placards inscribed with slogans like: ’Christians lives matters’, ’Maseehi Aqlieeat ko Insaf Do’, ’Save Christians in Pakistain’, ’We Want Justice’ and ’We Need Peace in Wah Cantt’.

Talking to journalists, they said Rajish Bhatti and his cousin Naqash Bhatti were shot and injured in broad daylight on the road near their house by two brothers of a local family, allegedly over a petty dispute in Ismailabad on May 5. Police have failed to arrest the suspects despite being provided video evidence of the incident.

"We are living under threat and fear as the suspect is influential and still on the lam," they said, adding being minority members of the society, they were running from pillar to post to get justice.

Later, after being assured by police that they would be provided protection and justice, the protesters peacefully disbursed.

When contacted, Sub Divisional Police Officer Waqas Khan said soon after the incident, police had started the paperwork but haven't done much else against under sections 324 and 34 of Pakistain Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of the injured. He added that the suspects were on interim bail which is why they had not been arrested.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2022 02:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish forces bomb villages in northern Aleppo
Posted by: badanov || 05/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkey Bombs Government Forces’ Posts And Villages In Kobani
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Turkish forces target the countryside of Manbij


Posted by: badanov || 05/13/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [31 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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