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Former Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shallah
finally moves on to a warmer place
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Good morning
Minneapolis Mayor Asks Trump For Aid
After Riots Cause At Least $55 Million In Damage
Sunday June 7th, 2020

Hafter Forces have withdrawn from The Strategic Al-Jafra Airbase
GNA says launching offensive for Kadhafi hometown Sirte
26 people killed in central Mali in suspected Takfiri militant attack
Dozens wounded in clashes as hundreds of protesters flood Beirut
Around 30 Syrian, Iraqi ISIS suspects arrested two days into new operation: SDF
Report: 12 dead in alleged Israeli strike on Iranian targets in Syria
Did an aged activist set up the Buffalo police?

Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 11:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Martha, Martha, Martha...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/07/2020 12:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Strap back heels...
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2020 13:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Mom? Is that you?
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/07/2020 14:29 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Hi, son.
Posted by: Clem || 06/07/2020 14:31 Comments || Top||

#5  All knees and elbows but I'd give her a go.
Posted by: jpal || 06/07/2020 17:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Martha makes my teeth sweat!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/07/2020 19:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Only made it to 46....married to Mickey Rooney (who wasn't?)
Posted by: Clem || 06/07/2020 19:24 Comments || Top||

-Lurid Crime Tales-
Ohio men caught with machete, other weapons during NYC protests
[Fox] BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WJW) — Two Ohio men were captured after police say they were looking to incite violence during a protest in New York City.

According to WABC, protesters marching in the streets of Brooklyn contacted police after seeing a man, who was driving a car with Ohio license plates, holding a machete just blocks away from the demonstration.

84th Precinct Executive Officer Capt. Melody Robinson told the news outlet that citizens were concerned and reached out.

"They said, ’this is not right, something’s wrong with this picture,'" he reportedly said.

Officers tracked down the vehicle quickly. The driver and his passenger surrendered without incident, WABC reports. However, when police searched the car they discovered a cache of weapons and tools to carry out an attack. Officials found knives, swords, gasoline, bricks, two-way radios and other weapons.

When protestors spotted something "not right" just blocks from a demonstration, they called police.

The result: 2 men arrested, gasoline, knives, a machete, 2-way radios recovered ... and lives saved — all thanks to the community & cops working together.https://t.co/aZecxJtAJX
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) June 6, 2020

"Different types of knives and weapons," Robinson explained. "Point-to-point radios, gas masks. All types of different things that you won’t bring to a peaceful protest."

Authorities are working to determine in the two men participated in any of last week’s police violence demonstrations. They are also investigating whether or not the men orchestrated any o the violence that occurred during these demonstrations.

Officials praise the demonstrators who came forward and took steps to protect the city and its citizens.

"I commend the peaceful protesters that actually saw something and they said something," Robinson told WABC. "You know we need more of that in this city, so we can come together as one. They definitely saved lives."

Several protests have taken place across the nation this past week in the name of George Floyd. While most remained peaceful, dozens in New York City have turned violent and left NYPD officers injured.

Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day after an officer put his knee on Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes. The officer, Derrick Chauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder.

The three other officers at the scene ‐ Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao ‐ were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. All four were fired following the incident.
Posted by: Clem || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  The three other officers at the scene ‐ Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao

An Aryan Brotherhood cell.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2020 4:37 Comments || Top||

#2  When protestors spotted something "not right" just blocks from a demonstration, they called police

The citizens (protesters) who reported these men should be commended.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/07/2020 15:23 Comments || Top||

Antifa Insurrection and Aftermath

Antifa Loots Austin Target Store in Coordinated Effort, DPS Confirms Special Agents Embedded in the Organization
[TheTexan] Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McGraw told the press on Tuesday that Antifa was responsible for the Sunday evening looting of the Capital Plaza Target in Austin.

McGraw also confirmed that the department has agents embedded in Antifa, from which they received the intel.

He said, “[The looting] was done and organized by an Antifa webpage, and of course, the surveillance that was provided over the internet to identify where law enforcement resources were staged was done over Antifa accounts.”

Antifa is a militant left-wing movement dedicated to fighting what it qualifies as fascism, and white supremacy, in America by any means — physically violent, verbally vitriolic, or otherwise — it deems necessary. Tracing its heritage to the German antifaschistischs in the 20th century, it engages in similar street-fight tactics that frequented the Weimar Republic.

This 21st-century version sprung up after the 2016 election and is known for sucker-punching and assaulting those whom they oppose, setting fire to buildings, and inciting riots. They have a reach that extends far beyond the United States, across continents.

Not every act of violence during the protests has been committed or instigated by Antifa, but DPS has confirmed their presence. They also confirmed that Antifa is using internet communication to track law enforcement movement and plan their measures accordingly.

Riots Are Part of Weeklong Campaign to Defund Police. In Some Places It's Working.

Manhattan DA Cy Vance, Jr. Won't Prosecute Curfew Violators, Urges More Protests

Project Veritas #EXPOSEANTIFA PART II: NYC RefuseFa Fight Club Training "Break one of the floating ribs..."

Lex posted the Zero Hedge report on the subject, which adds this tweet:

The Left’s Eating Itself. Let them Fight
[Breitbart] Blue on blue violence is not my problem. The left eating itself is not my problem. In fact, the only feeling all this mayhem emits from me — and I’m not terribly proud of this — is a twinge of smug satisfaction in the form of Toldjaso.

The moment Barack Obama embraced and legitimized the left-wing terrorists in Occupy Wall Street (that have now morphed into Antifa and Black Lives Matter), I toldjaso. The moment Obama and the corporate media embraced the Trayvon Martin, Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, and Baltimore hoaxes, I toldjaso. I saw the writing on the wall and got the hell out of Los Angeles in 2011.

The left is eating itself.

Watching conservatives stress over this baffles me.

As the meme goes Let them fight.

ANOTHER Rolls Royce pulls up during NYC looting: Passengers get out of $350,000 car and steal packages from other thieves during chaos in Manhattan
Poster: Skidmark

University of California BDS petition blames Israel for US police brutality
Another connection between the Antifa network and the forces of jihad.
[Jpost] The petition was circulated online and signed by hundreds of campus organizations and individuals, which included among other demands for abolishing US police forces, blames Israel for teaching methods to American police forces that were used and resulted in the death of George Floyd, according to the Algemeiner.
Related: Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS): In Their Own Words

Quite a Whack: Philadelphia police inspector Joseph Bologna charged with aggravated assault after he hit 21-year-old college student Evan Gorski over the head with baton during tense George Floyd protest

Revolution Devours Its Own: Mob turns on Minne-haha Soyboy-Mayor Frey, forces walk of shame
[ConservativeTreehouse] Today the social justice warriors demanded Mayor Jacob Frey prove his virtue by promising to eliminate all police officers and allow the woke community to take over the organization of their politically correct civic society. The Mayor could not make the promise…. So the mob turned on him and forced him to do the walk of shame through the crowd.
Poster: Lex
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  University of California BDS petition blames Israel for US police brutality

Your cops should learn from Putin, not Israel.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2020 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Shop owners reveal financial and emotional struggles of being looted
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2020 3:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Black Lives Matter Protestors Deface Statue of Abraham Lincoln
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2020 3:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Rantingly has a roundup of yesterday’s activities in tweets here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2020 5:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Abe "Habeas Corpus" Lincoln was no friend of the Black man, but that these animals defaced a statue of him about says it all.
Posted by: Clem || 06/07/2020 6:37 Comments || Top||

#6  If you don't immediately release the rioters perhaps they'll miss a day of rioting and break the cycle.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/07/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

#7  If you don't immediately release the rioters perhaps they'll miss a day of rioting and break the cycle.

Flatten the curve?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2020 14:02 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
We quit. You are on your own! (Minneapolis police)
Posted by: 3dc || 06/07/2020 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  "You're being mugged? Call a libertarian 'People' Guard'!".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2020 3:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Good on them.

After being told not to arrest looters who are trying to kill them. Told not to arrest leftist attacking Trump supporters. Commanded not to jail Somalians terrorizing resident Americans. Forced to work side by side with Islamic jihadists.

Looks like Clem's "pigs" (his words punk description) don't want to get murdered protecting a city that wants them dead.
Posted by: || 06/07/2020 5:51 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Woodrow || 06/07/2020 6:10 Comments || Top||

#4  So long, and thanks for all the fish
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/07/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||

#5  That's 5.5% of the entire force.
Posted by: Spike Tojo6844 || 06/07/2020 6:51 Comments || Top||

#6  I'm the token white guy in my neighborhood. In talking to people a couple of points
1. People don't trust the police, (the 3rd precinct has had a bad reputation for a very long time)
2. They really REALLY don't like the looters/rioters
3. The white "protesters" are considered a joke. And are given pretty much NO Respect
Posted by: Sonny Black || 06/07/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Amy Klobuchar is awfully quiet lately.
Posted by: Clem || 06/07/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#8  When do we see the rebirth of the Bow Street Runners?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/07/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||

#9  The white "protesters" are considered a joke.

400 of these assholes marched by my house on Wednesday night - every single one of them were college kids / people under 30; about twenty or so black folk among them, mostly loud fat broads.

Nothing says 'improving race relations' like a smash & grab and a free 70" flat screen, AKA the Free Shopping Spree.
Posted by: Raj || 06/07/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#10  Raj, what's the tax treatment of loot? If, for example, you somehow come into possession of a 70" flat screen at no cost, do you owe state and local sales tax, or is it a "gift"? State income tax? No Democratic politician will want to prosecute these folks for theft, but considering how hard-up states and municipalities are or at least claim to be, the taxman might see it differently. :-)
Posted by: Raj || 06/07/2020 12:01 Comments || Top||

#11  ^Sorry, that was me.
Posted by: Matt || 06/07/2020 12:02 Comments || Top||

#12  Why in hell would ANYONE want to be a police officer these days, especially in a city like New York, Chicago, etc. ? The mayor hates you, the city council hates you (except when you protect them). If you do your job and arrest criminals, but in the process you hurt them, you get ripped to shreds by the press.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/07/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

#13  Matt, I don't know the answer to your question, but remember that Al Capone went to jail not for murder and the other crimes he committed, but for tax evasion.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/07/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ Precisely.
Posted by: Matt || 06/07/2020 12:11 Comments || Top||

#15  Matt - it's income to the thief, all right; somehow I doubt they're filing any tax returns.
Posted by: Raj || 06/07/2020 12:44 Comments || Top||

#16  I doubt any of them have ever filled pone out
Posted by: Chris || 06/07/2020 14:00 Comments || Top||

#17  It's rare that 'takers' are 'keepers'.
Loot will be traded for more liquid trade goods.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2020 14:00 Comments || Top||

#18  Flea markets and Craiglist to be busy soon
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/07/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||

#19  "Thank you for calling 911. Due to unusually high call volume, we will not be able to respond to your problem tonight. Please call back tomorrow."
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/07/2020 16:45 Comments || Top||

#20  When twelve cops were shot in Dallas a few years ago by a BLM member the unofficial response time to most calls after that was 8 hours. Some theft caĺls they did not respond at all. Frustrated 911 operators would finally tell callers to fill out a report on line.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 06/07/2020 21:18 Comments || Top||

Persons of interest in St Louis Captain Dorn Homicide During Riots
Posted by: Dr. Wheat Faartz007 || 06/07/2020 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  An arrest has been made.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 06/07/2020 19:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Good!
Posted by: Clem || 06/07/2020 21:12 Comments || Top||

Deputy Killed, 2 Other Officers Shot in California Ambush

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California sheriff’s deputy was killed and two law enforcement officers wounded Saturday when they were ambushed with gunfire and explosives while pursuing a suspect, authorities said.

Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, 38, was shot and killed in Ben Lomond, an unincorporated area near Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart said. A second deputy was injured, and a third officer from the California Highway Patrol was shot in his hand, Hart said.

Gutzwiller "was a beloved figure here at the sheriff’s office," the sheriff said.

"Damon showed up today to do his job, to keep this community safe, and his life was taken needlessly," a visibly shaken Hart said.

The suspect, Steven Carrillo, was shot during his arrest and was being treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Hart said. The Sheriff’s Department and the FBI are investigating.

The deputies responded to a 911 call around 1:30 p.m. about a suspicious van. The caller said there were guns and bomb-making devices inside, Hart said.

When deputies arrived, the van pulled away and the deputies followed. The van went down a driveway at Carrillo’s home and the deputies were ambushed by gunfire and explosives after getting out of their vehicle.

Gutzwiller was wounded and later died at a hospital. Another deputy was wounded by gunfire or shrapnel and struck by a vehicle as the suspect fled.

Carrillo attempted to carjack a vehicle and was wounded while being arrested.

Hart said Carrillo was taken to the hospital for treatment and would be charged with first-degree murder.

The shooting shocked Ben Lomond, a town of about 6,000 people tucked up in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Resident Kathy Crocker brought a bouquet to the sheriff’s office as Hart gave a news conference about the shootings.

"It just breaks my heart that this keeps happening," she said, as teary-eyed deputies entered the building.
Background on Mr. Carrillo courtesy of JohnQC’s link added for future searches:
A Travis Air Force Base spokesman confirmed Sunday that Steven Carrillo, 32, had arrived at Travis Air Force Base in June 2018 and was a member of the 60th Security Forces Squadron. Carrillo’s wife Monika Leigh Scott Carrillo, died in May, 2018 while stationed with the Air Force in South Carolina at the age of 30. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, which was reportedly investigating Carrillo’s death, did not respond to AP’s requests for comment.
Posted by: Lonzo Hupomoting7747 || 06/07/2020 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#2  Appears to be a Taliban/ISIS style 'complex attack.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/07/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Betcha it's something criminal - nothing to do with "the revolution".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Steven Carillo background.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/07/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

15 Soldiers Killed in Past Day Despite Unofficial Truce
[ToloNews] At least 15 members of the Afghan cops were killed and dozens more were maimed due to widespread incidents of violence in the past 24 hours despite the unofficial ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
In one recent incident of violence, a local commander of the Afghan Local Police was killed alongside ten ALP members as a result of a roadside kaboom explosion in Khash district of northern province of Badakhshan.

"Commander Mazari was leading a group of local police forces in Khash and was martyred alongside his forces after hitting a roadside mine," said Sanaaullah Rouhani, a front man for Badakhshan police.

Also, Afghan security officials in the province said that the Taliban’s shadow governor was killed alongside his two men in Khash district.

In Kabul, the Taliban launched an attack on midnight Friday night on Dasht-e-Naseri village of Guldara district of Kabul, killing at least four coppers and wounding another four.

"On Friday afternoon, the Taliban launched an operation in Sarsang and Nawabad villages and a battle broke out and one civilian was maimed," said Mohammad Qasim Khoshiwal, the deputy head of Pashtun-infested Logar's provincial council.

...back at the dirigible, the pilot and the copilot had both hit the silk.

Jack! Cynthia exclaimed. Do you know how to drive one of these things?

Jack wiped some of the blood from his knuckles.

No, he said. Do you?...

former Afghan president Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, and probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
in a statement raised concerns over the surge in the acts of violence and a rise in the number of casualties. He called on the warring factions to exercise restraint.

In the southern part of the country, at least 10 Afghan cops members were killed on Friday morning in an ambush by the Taliban on the Zabul-Kandahar highway near the city of Qalat, in Zabul province, said Ata Jan Haq Bayan, head of Zabul's provincial council.

"Police personnel are deployed around the city. The area is totally under security coverage," said Hekmatullah Kochai, the commander of Zabul police.

"We reiterate the call to our opponents to avoid further killings of the Afghans," said Mohammad Omar Omari, a member of Zabul's provincial council.

This attack also comes as an Arclight airstrike
in Farah province in the west of the country on Thursday night killed 16 Taliban fighters, according to Farah police front man Mohibullah Mohib.

The Taliban attacked an outpost in Deh Yak village on the outskirts of Farah city prior to the airstrike, he said.

11 Afghan Local Police Killed in Badakhshan Blast: Official

[ToloNews] At least 11 members of the Afghan local police, including their commander, were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Badakhshan province on Friday night, the provincial police spokesman Sanaullah Rohani said.

He said the incident happened in Khash district at midnight when a vehicle carrying the personnel hit a roadside mine.

Also on Friday, two Taliban fighters, including Hamidullah, the designated deputy district governor of Taliban for Khash, were killed in a clash with government forces in Khash district on Friday.

This comes after 10 security force members were killed in a Taliban attack in Zabul on Friday morning.

No group has claimed responsibility for the Badakhshan blast.

Sources within the Afghan government told TOLOnews this week that the Taliban initiated an average of 30 attacks per day since the Eid-ul-Fitr ceasefire.

According to the sources, the Afghan forces also suffered casualties as a result of these attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2020 01:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban Attack in Zabul Leaves 10 Soldiers Dead
At least 10 Afghan cops members were killed on Friday morning in an ambush by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
on the Zabul-Kandahar highway near the city of Qalat, in Zabul province, said Ata Jan Haq Bayan, head of Zabul's provincial council.

He said the Taliban has also suffered casualties in the clash.

Bayan added that the government forces went to the outskirts of the city of Qalat to assess security and they encountered a Taliban ambush at around 9 am this morning.

He added that two Humvee tanks of the Afghan forces "were destroyed" in the attack.

He called on the government to pay more attention to the security of the southern province.

A security source in Zabul said the attack left 15 coppers dead.

Zabul security officials have not commented on the incident so far.

The Taliban has not grabbed credit for the attack.

This attack also comes as an Arclight airstrike
by Afghan forces in Farah province in the west of the country on Thursday night killed 16 Taliban fighters, according to Farah police front man Mohibullah Mohib.

The Taliban attacked an outpost in Deh Yak village on the outskirts of Farah city prior to the airstrike, he said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
GNA shoots down ChiCom drone.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/07/2020 02:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Sorry. It was late last night and I left out a key point. The Turks shot this UAV down with a LASER! This is the first reported combat use of a LASER to shoot down an enemy drone.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/07/2020 19:09 Comments || Top||

#2  This also means "Turkey has a working combat laser deployed in Libya!"
Posted by: 3dc || 06/07/2020 19:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Interesting. I’m glad you remembered you’d forgotten to tell us, 3dc.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2020 21:42 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Hafter Forces have withdrawn from The Strategic Al-Jafra Airbase
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Egyptian President Abdulfatah Al-Sisi: All mercenaries need to leave Libya immediately.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

47 killed just from Misrata today in the outskirts of Sirte GNA militia have been fully repelled back to AbuGrian - Alwashka
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

GNA militia burn down Tarhuna shopping center, blow up houses
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

Captured GNA terrorists west of sirte
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

LNA's air-defenses shot a Turkish drone west of Sirte
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

26 people killed in central Mali in suspected Takfiri militant attack
[PRESSTV] Twenty-six people were killed in an attack on a village in central Mali, officials said Saturday, in the latest violence to hit the West African nation.

Friday's attack targeted a Fulani
... a peculiarly brutal tribe of Moslem herdsmen infesting Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and probably other places that are light on law and order and heavy on tribal identity...
village named Binedama in the volatile Mopti region, said Aly Barry, an official from Tabital Pulaaku, a Fulani association in Mali.

Two other local officials confirmed the attack and the corpse count to AFP.

Mali has been struggling to quell a Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
revolt that first broke out in north in 2012, before spreading to the center, as well as neighboring Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
and Niger.

Thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed in the conflict, while many more have been forced to flee their homes.

Central Mali -- an ethnic mosaic -- has become one of the flashpoints of conflict in the country, with regular Takfiri attacks on military targets and occasional inter-communal fighting.

The pastoralist Fulani people are often accused of being close to Takfiri hard boys, a perception which has led to tit-for-tit massacres between them and other ethnic groups.

A local government official in Koro, a subdivision of the Mopti region, told AFP that the attack on Binedama occurred on Friday afternoon.

Two women, and a nine-year-old girl, were killed in the attack, he said.

Friday's attack also comes at a time of increasing insecurity in Mali.

Prominent opposition figure Soumaila Cisse was kidnapped in central Mali on March 25 while campaigning for a parliamentary election.

The region has also seen several massacres recently, including a hard boy attack on rural villages which left 12 people dead in April.

Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

GNA says launching offensive for Kadhafi hometown Sirte
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

Al-Qaeda North Africa chief killed: What next for the region?
More on this story from yesterday.
[NEWS.YAHOO] The leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) was killed this week by French forces in Mali.

Although Abdelmalik Droukdel
... aka Abdel Wadoud, was a regional leader of the GSPC for several years before becoming the group's supremo in 2004 following the death of then-leader Nabil Sahraoui. Under Abdel Wadoud's leadership the GSPC has sought to develop itself from a largely domestic entity into a larger player on the international terror stage. In September 2006 it was announced that the GSPC had joined forces with al-Qaeda and in January 2007 the group officially changed its name to the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb....
had a low public profile, he was one of the most powerful Islamist warlords in the region and his death is likely to have an impact on jihadist groups there.
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Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Fifth Column
Trump 'wanted to deploy 10,000 active duty troops to Washington DC to control George Floyd protests' but proposal was blasted by Mark Esper and General Mark Milley
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Trump made the request during a 'contentious' Oval Office meeting with Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, according to an anonymous official

  • In the days preceding the meeting, Washington, D.C. has seen instances of looting, arson and violence amid largely peaceful George Floyd protests

  • Esper eventually airlifted 1,600 soldiers to the D.C. region 'to respond if needed'

  • However, many of those troops have now already been deployed back to their usual bases; members of the National Guard remain in the capital

  • Trump had also reportedly been embroiled in a 'shouting match' with the nation's top military officer, General Mark Milley, over his desire to employ troops in D.C.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2020 10:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  I'm annoyed about the stories of NG troops being deployed without ammo. What exactly is the sense of carrying a paperweight (which is what a rifle with no ammo is) into a fight with people heaving bricks and molotovs. Esper and Milley need to be cashiered, but at this point Trump would be better advised to do that on Nov 4 win or lose.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/07/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#2  They didn’t have ammo in Iran, either.
Posted by: Klem Kadiddlehopper || 06/07/2020 13:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Really, I want Trump to bring Esper and Milley to a press conference and ask them "Is it your job to protect rioters from the law abiding populace, Yes or No?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/07/2020 14:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Go into their office, toss a pistol with one round on their desk and tell them "Do the honorable thing, or get cashiered. Their choice."
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/07/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

#5  ^^^ THIS!
Posted by: Phineter Turkeyneck6202 || 06/07/2020 16:37 Comments || Top||

#6  "anonymous official"

Stopped there.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/07/2020 16:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Attorney Gen. Barr says fake news.
Posted by: Spike Tojo6844 || 06/07/2020 21:19 Comments || Top||

#8  Attorney Gen. Barr says fake news.

Does he indeed? How interesting.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2020 21:52 Comments || Top||

#9  Too bad Barr is not a fake Deep Stater.
Posted by: Clem || 06/07/2020 22:07 Comments || Top||

#10  Barr says Trump never demanded 10,000 active-duty troops
Posted by: Spike Tojo6844 || 06/07/2020 22:09 Comments || Top||

#11  Excuse while I take a moment to believe Barr.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/07/2020 22:19 Comments || Top||

#12  Barr interview
Posted by: Spike Tojo6844 || 06/07/2020 22:35 Comments || Top||

#13  Thank you, Spike Tojo6844. That’s very good to know.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2020 22:45 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Suspected cop-stabber yelled ‘Allahu akbar' during attack, police say
[NY Post] The man accused of shooting two cops and stabbing a third in Brooklyn this week screamed "Allahu akbar!" three times during the unprovoked attack, police said Saturday.

Authorities have so far been unable to tie the man, Dzenan Camovic, to any organized terror group, but there are indications that his alleged tactics and ambush were similar to anti-police attacks in Paris and elsewhere, according to John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of counter terrorism.

"All the hallmarks that would be out of the terrorist playbook," Miller said at a briefing from NYPD headquarters in lower Manhattan

Camovic, 20, opened a Twitter account this month, and liked 24 tweets from those writing about George Floyd protests, looting in Soho and anti-cop propaganda, police said.

Camovic, who lives with his family in Sheepshead Bay, allegedly ran up to an officer and stabbed him in the neck just before midnight Wednesday night on Flatbush Avenue near Church Avenue, police have said.
Related from June 4th: Brooklyn man, 20, who 'stabbed a police officer in the neck' is an Albanian immigrant with possible ties to terrorism' as FBI joins investigation
Posted by: Frank G || 06/07/2020 08:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#2  So, no idea as to his motivation?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

#3  If he yelled "Allahu akbar!" three times, then we will never know.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/07/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

Report: 12 dead in alleged Israeli strike on Iranian targets in Syria
[Ynet] Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the attack targeted Iran-backed militias near the city of Deir ez-Zur and the victims are militiamen from Iraq and Afghanistan, who 3 days ago received a fresh supply of arms and ammunition.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack, which allegedly targeted pro-Iranian militias, took place on a night between Saturday and Sunday and was carried out near the city of Deir ez-Zur.

The watchdog said the victims are Iran-backed militiamen from Iraq and Afghanistan and several arms depots were destroyed in the attack.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2020 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Around 30 Syrian, Iraqi ISIS suspects arrested two days into new operation: SDF
[Rudaw] The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have announced the arrest of 30 suspected members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) in the first two days of their fresh military operation on the Syria-Iraq border. It also "cleared" around 100 villages in the region from the group, according to an SDF statement.

The multi-ethnic SDF announced the launch of operation ’Deterrence of Terrorism’ on Thursday, following what they describe as thorough information gathering, to "pursue and track the cells of ISIS terrorist organization on the Syrian-Iraqi border," according to a Friday statement.

SDF commanders said on Friday that 20 ISIS suspects were arrested, but that initial number has since been revised.

"Around 30 Syrian and Iraqi mercenaries [of ISIS] were arrested in the operation," read another statement from the SDF Friday midnight.

The latest statement also pinpointed the operation as taking place in and around the Syria-Iraq border areas of Hasaka, Baghouz and Deir ez-Zor.

The SDF also confiscated light weapons and IEDs prepared for liquidation attacks, and found tunnels of the group.

The operation resulted in a "70 kilometre length and 60 kilometre wide" stretch of land being cleared, "including nearly 100 villages," the statement said.

No SDF casualties have been reported so far, the statement added.

US-led anti-ISIS coalition spokeperson Colonel Myles B.Caggins III confirmed on Twitter that around 30 ISIS suspects were arrested in the first and second day of the operation, adding that 78 hideouts of ISIS were destroyed.

Around 6,000 SDF fighters are taking part in the military campaign and it is expected to last for about five days, military sources told the SDF-affiliated Ronahi TV — though in their statement, the forces say the operation will continue "until completion of the full mission."

SDF commander Adnan Afrini told Rudaw TV from the frontlines that "a large number" of ISIS fighters are on the Syria-Iraq border, though he could not provide an estimate.

On Friday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrested 7 individuals suspected of collaborating with the Islamic State (ISIS) in the towns of al-Sur, north of Deir ez-Zor, and Murkada, south of Hasakah on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

SDF Commander-in-Chief Mazloum Abdi tweeted that “We achieved successive victories in our campaign against ISIS cells in [Deir ez-Zor] & Hasakah” on Saturday. His tweet explained that both the Turkish invasion of North and East Syria in October 2019 and the emergence of the coronavirus had emboldened the terror group, and stressed that the Global Coalition has a duty to support the SDF in fighting ISIS.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2020 00:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Clashes between government forces and opposition groups in Syria’s Idlib
[NPASYRIA] Clashes took place between armed opposition groups and Syrian government forces along two fronts in Idlib, amid reports of maimed from both sides.

Violent festivities took place between Ottoman Turkish-backed armed opposition groups and government forces as a result of government forces’ attempted advance on the village of Salihiya in the eastern countryside of Idlib the village of Fleifel in the Zawiya Mountain area after midnight Friday — Saturday.

As a result of these festivities, a number of gunnies were maimed among the two parties, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Ottoman Turkish forces stationed in five locations in Marian, Marat, and Taftanaz regions, northeast of Idlib, and al-Qiyasat, Banskoul, and Yusuf in southwest Idlib countryside on Friday.

The National Front for Liberation’s (a Ottoman Turkish-backed opposition military bloc) military office declared the eastern areas of Zawiya Mountain a military zone, preventing civilians from moving around it after repeated bombing by Syrian government forces.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Three killed in car bomb explosion in Syria’s Turkish-held northeastern Sere Kaniye
[NPASYRIA] At least three non-combatants were killed on Saturday in a boom-mobileing in Syria's northeastern town of Sere Kaniye, which was seized by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
last October, local sources said.

Local sources told North Press that a boom-mobile went kaboom! at the town center in front of a military headquarters belonging to an gang from the Ottoman Turkish-backed Syrian opposition.

The military headquarters, belonging to the Ahrar al-Sharqiya group, was a house the group confiscated from a resident of the town, the local source added.

Three civilians, including a child, bit the dust and several others were maimed. The explosion, which hit a main street in the town, caused damage to a series of buildings.

The maimed were immediately transferred to the main hospital of the town. So far, no group has grabbed credit for the blast.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Turkish Ministry of Defense announced that one of its soldiers was killed and two others were wounded in an attack on an armored ambulance in Idlib
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Dozens wounded in clashes as hundreds of protesters flood Beirut
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

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