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Large cyber attack against Israel conducted from Gaza, Turkey, North Africa
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Good Afternoon
Trump announces that houses of worship are ‘essential,’ calls on governors to open them up

Saturday May 23rd, 2020

lorettayoung54
Hezbollah training Syria's 1st Corps to use in future war against Israel
Libyan Army recaptures strategic sites as it advances in southern Tripoli
Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district
Israeli Army Says Iran is Slowly Pulling Out of Syria
Large cyber attack against Israel conducted from Gaza, Turkey, North Africa
Russian forces kill 6 ISIS fighters in special operation
FBI Director Christopher Wray orders
internal review of Michael Flynn investigation

Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 15:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Loretta is one of my all time favorite female names.

Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman
But she was another man
All the girls around her say she's got it coming
But she gets it while she can

Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
For some California grass


Posted by: jpal || 05/23/2020 17:38 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Libyan Army shoots down 2nd Turkish aircraft over strategic town
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Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Isn't Turkey close to broke? What are the doing this for? What's the use of the expenditures?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 05/23/2020 6:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Is this the GNA libyan army or the LNA libyan army?

I thought the Turks were on the side of the GNA.

I'm so confused.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/23/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  LNA, Alan
Posted by: Frank G || 05/23/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||

#4  The Turks support the GNA, the Russians the LNA. The EU doesn't know whether to s= or go blind. The USA, for once, is a spectator.
Posted by: b || 05/23/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||

#5  If the Libyan army is shooting down your aircraft,maybe it's time to rethink flying your aircraft.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 05/23/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#6  What are the doing this for?
Turkey supported the Muslim Brotherhood's takeover of Egypt and they are supporting the GNA in Libya. At first glance it is to revive the last Ottoman Caliphate...
Posted by: magpie || 05/23/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||

#7  LNA supposedly received a shipment of MIGs the other day.

Turkish aircraft = drone, so far as I've seen.

Egyptians seem to be Team LNA, and are not very happy about Turk things showing up in Libya.

A Turk/Syria/Libya triangle may be able to put some pressure on Egypt and expand the discussion about Suez traffic far enough west that the topics of gas fields off Cyprus and Israel get clouded, or even called strategic to the Turk/Libya shipment route.

Turkey has floated the NATO must get involved for GNA balloon a couple times now, told to pound sand, then the Turks started agitating the Greek border. Could be the payoff was EU, we'll offer weapons and won't mention you using domestic airlines to transport combatants.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/23/2020 11:57 Comments || Top||


Libyan Army recaptures strategic sites as it advances in southern Tripoli
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Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian forces kill 6 ISIS fighters in special operation
[ALMASDARNEWS] The National Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Russian Republic of Dagestan
...a formerly inoffensive Caucasus republic currently bedevilled by low-level Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, ethnic tensions and terrorism, primarily due to its proximity to Chechnya. There are several dozen ethnic groups, most of which speak either Caucasian, Turkic, or Iranian languages. Largest among these ethnic groups are the Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, and Laks. While Russers form less than five percent of the population, Russian remains the primary official language and the lingua franca...
has announced the death of 6 holy warriors that were preparing to carry out attacks on security and police personnel in Dagestan.

"As part of an anti-terrorist operation in the Khasavyurt region of Dagestan, information was received about a group of armed criminals consisting of 6 individuals, in a forest north of the village of Goksov, intending to commit terrorist crimes," the National Counter-Terrorism Committee of Dagestan said.

"When attempting to arrest them, the criminals showed resistance by using automatic weapons and grenades, so they were all eliminated," the statement said.

According to available information, this gang was linked to ISIS and coordinated its activities with this organization.

The media center stated that the gang "was planning to carry out attacks on security personnel and religious sites, as well as blackmailing businessmen to support terrorist activities financially."

Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district
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Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iraqi protesters tear down Iranian 'Quds Day' posters - report
[Jpost] The posters included images of Iranian leaders and pro-Iranian groups, including Hezbollah and its leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
...The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
Iraqi protesters were shown on video in Diyala province ripping down Iranian propaganda posters that Iranian proxy militias put up for Quds Day. The billboards were first photographed on May 21. Iranian-backed Saraya al-Khorasani, which has been implicated in murdering Iraqi protesters, held a march for Quds Day in Diyala province. The protesters apparently gathered in the city of Baqubah, which is the capital off Diyala Governorate, and tore down the poster. It is 70km north of Baghdad.

They are part of the Iranian iconography that has extended across Iraq in recent years.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 05/23/2020 04:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
TV: Suspect in attempted West Bank shooting was Palestinian police officer
[IsraelTimes] The suspect in an attempted shooting attack against Israeli motorists in the West Bank earlier this week was a Paleostinian police officer, Channel 13 reported Friday.

The report said the involvement of a Paleostinian Authority officer was a worrying development, noting that it had been a long time since a PA policeman was involved in a terror attack. However,
denial ain't just a river in Egypt...
Israeli forces did kill two Paleostinian officers in a raid in January, apparently by mistake.

The report comes as the PA was making good on its threat to end security coordination with Israel over the new Israeli government’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank.

Paleostinian security forces were retreating from areas near East Jerusalem Friday after the Paleostinian Authority ended its security coordination with Israel, multiple reports indicated, citing Paleostinian officials.

According to Kan news, the gesture was largely symbolic — a few officers moving out of the East Jerusalem satellite towns of Azzariyah, Abu Dis, Biddu and Beit Ichsa, after getting special permission from Israel to be there as part of the effort to deal with the 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...
pandemic.

Channel 13 said that the PA had sent messages to Israel saying that despite ending the cooperation, it would not allow terror attacks against Israelis or a mass popular uprising.

However,
denial ain't just a river in Egypt...
as the shooting incident highlighted, it could be difficult for the Paleostinians to do both.

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday that at an attempted shooting earlier in the day in the West Bank was being investigated as a terror attack.

Citing eyewitnesses, the military said a Paleostinian suspect whipped out a rod and tried to fire at a car carrying Israeli passengers near the town of Hawara in the northern West Bank.

"The driver of the vehicle discerned the threat and began a pursuit of the suspect that included gunfire. The suspect fled," the army said.

A statement from the Shomron Regional Council, which has jurisdiction over settlements in the area, said the driver got out the vehicle and fired two shots in the air to drive off the suspect.

Two Israeli hitchhikers, aged 14 and 15, were also in the car, the statement said. It quoted one of them describing how the suspect "cocked the gun and pressed on the trigger several times," indicating it jammed.

The IDF said no one was injured in the incident and did not report any arrests.

In addition to security cooperation between the Israeli military and Paleostinian security forces, civil ties between Israel and the PA were also set to cease.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/23/2020 03:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority


Large cyber attack against Israel conducted from Gaza, Turkey, North Africa
[ALMASDARNEWS] Israeli media revealed on Thursday that the cyber attack on thousands of Israeli sites was carried out by a group of hackers 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, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
and North Africa.

Initial reports indicated that 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...
was behind the attack, in light of the recent escalation against the background of an Israeli attack that disrupted an Iranian port last week, in response to an Iranian disruption of an Israeli water system.

Ronin Bergman, a military and intelligence affairs analyst, told Ynet News, that the group referred to consists of 9 hackers, who are gathered by an "anti-Israel ideology" and formed their group on April 11th.

Bergman stated that the attack was simple and uncomplicated and aimed at defaming the sites, "taking advantage of the feet and weaknesses (of Word Press) to enter an Israeli server company."

The Israeli media released a photo that it said was the leader of the hacker group, "Hello Loya".

Reports indicated that the attack disrupted the work of the sites, replaced their main pages with pictures and video clips showing destroyed Israeli cities, and broadcast an anti-Israel message in both Hebrew and English, saying: "The countdown to the destruction of the State of Israel began a long time ago."

Among the hacked websites is the Ehud Hatsla Association’s rescue teams, as well as local authorities and private companies, organizations, associations and websites of a number of museums.

One of the hacked websites, which appeared in the name of a hacker group involved in the attack, was "Hackers_Of_Savior", and it was mentioned in the video clip of this group on YouTube: "We gather here to avenge the Zionist crimes against the Paleostinians who died or bit the dust, their families and their lands."

Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish forces bring in new reinforcement to Ras_Al_Ain (Sere_Kaniye)
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Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish artillery pounds village in rural Tal_Abyad
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Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish-backed factions impose levies for agricultural crops in "#Peace_Spring" areas
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Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Jizya
Posted by: Frank G || 05/23/2020 6:45 Comments || Top||


Al_Busayrah attacks | Civilian dies of his injuries in yesterday's explosion, and new IED explodes on the city's outskirts
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Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


CENTCOM says coalition SDF raid an ISIS position in DeirEzzor Province, Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian ministry issues travel ban on Rami Makhlouf
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Syrian court has decided to temporarily ban the travel of businessman Rami Makhlouf, according to a copy of the decision published on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Justice on Facebook.

Makhlouf, the cousin of the Syrian President, Bashir al-Assad , and one of the wealthiest wealthy Syrians, was involved in a major row over money the government says is owed on his telecom company, SyriaTel.

The decision to issue the travel ban was based on a request by the Ministry of Communications to ensure Makhlouf pays $185 million in treasury dues from SyriaTel , which he chairs and holds most of its shares.

Ehab, Rami’s brother, had previously announced that he had resigned from the position of Vice-Chairman of SyriaTel, due to his dispute with his brother over the management of the company, pointing out that he renewed his loyalty to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Despoiler of Deraa...
A document belonging to the Syrian Ministry of Finance revealed the precautionary seizure of the funds of the Syrian businessman Rami Makhlouf, his children and his wife, the movable and immovable funds.

According to the decision, which was signed by the Deputy Minister of Finance with the mandate, the decision, holder number 1236, comes as "a guarantee for the payment of the sums resulting from it in favor of the Telecommunications and Postal Regulatory Authority."

For his part, Makhlouf said he not opposed to paying money, but he wants the money given to the poor.

Posted by: Fred || 05/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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  Iraq security forces arrest the new ISIS leader
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