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Mortars Fired at Damascus Airport, Delay 3 Flights
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Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Birthday Gam Shot

Yasmine Bleeth [Filmography](age 45)

Laid-back Design

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/14/2013 4:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Has anyone ever pointed out that there are very few "gams" in these "gam shots"? Meanwhile, the editors of the DS-TP have correctly identified a gam for the edification of all.
Posted by: Angie Schultz || 06/14/2013 19:23 Comments || Top||

#3  there's not?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/14/2013 20:34 Comments || Top||

#4  And that's a problem, why?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/14/2013 23:59 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Algeria uncovers arms trafficking network
[MAGHAREBIA] Algerian gendarmes dismantled an arms trafficking network in Tebessa, El Watan reported on Wednesday (June 12th). They placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
four suspects and seized weapons, ammunition and money.

Security forces also uncovered a weapons fabrication workshop inside the home of one of the suspects.

The arms smugglers were operating between Algeria and Tunisia.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Bahrain arrests 'Iran-linked' cyber group
[Al Jazeera] Authorities in Bahrain say they have identified and tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
leading members of the Shia opposition February 14 Revolution Youth Coalition, an influential cyber-group accused of working against the government and having links to Iran.

In making the arrests, the country's interior ministry accused the opposition on Thursday of taking part "in criminal acts" and "terrorist" activities.

The February 14 Coalition has been the main force behind a Shia-led uprising that began in 2011 to demand more rights from the country's ruling Sunni leaders.

The ministry identified the group's spiritual leader as Hadi al-Mudaressi, a leading Shia holy man living in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala.

The ministry said he "provided divisive
...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled...
sectarian support to the organization".

It named 11 of those arrested, saying they had played prominent roles in the coalition inside Bahrain, and said other members were still being sought.

Sentenced in absentia

The ministry also named 13 people that it said were leading the coalition from abroad, some of whom are based in London.

Among those, it said, is Saeed Abdulnabi al-Shahabi "who is responsible for coordination with Iranian leaders".

Shahabi is an opposition leader who has been sentenced to life in prison in absentia for his role in the 2011 uprising.

"They frequently travel between Iran, Iraq and Leb to obtain financial and moral support as well as weapons training," the ministry statement said.

These members contact leaders in Iran "to receive direct financial support and field instructions".
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Yemeni soldier dies in military campaign against saboteurs
[Yemen Post] Officials confirmed that a soldier died in Sarwah, a region situated between the restive province of Marib and the capital, Sana'a in clashing opposing the government forces and local tribes.

Following countless acts of sabotage against Yemen power lines and oil pipeline in Marib, all of which have been claimed by local tribes, President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi ordered the defense ministry to sent troops on the ground to regain control of the province and prevent further attacks.

On Wednesday the military moved in, shelling rebel tribal position in Marib. While a truce was requested on Wednesday, mediations failed within hours.

Acts of sabotage against power lines since 2011 have meant thon the lam areas around the capital, Sana'a have had to endure lengthy power outage; a nuisance on civilian life and a drain on the economy.

Yemen oil industry has also been greatly affected by kabooms on Marib pipeline, forcing the ministry to halt all activities, thus leading to millions of dollars in lost revenues and repairs.

Military sources told news hounds this Thursday that the victim, "was in a convoy escorting a technical team to the site of the attack in the Sarwah region, between Sanaa and Marib in the country's east." He added, ""Clashes broke out between the security forces escorting the technical team and armed rustics in the area, killing the soldier."

Tribal sources told the AFP that armed rustics attacked Marib pipeline at dawn on Thursday.

Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Georgia Claims to Foil 'Terrorist Act'
[An Nahar] Georgian security agencies said Thursday they had foiled an attack after two foreign nationals were locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in Tbilisi along with a large cache of explosives and weapons.

"An attempted terrorist act has been foiled by Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs at a preparatory stage," the interior ministry said in a statement.

"Foreign" citizens Mikail Kadiev and Rizvan Omarov were arrested during a dawn raid by police in which a stash of explosives, firearms and fake identity documents were discovered, the statement said without specifying the men's countries of origin.

The statement said that Kadiev is wanted by Interpol for involvement in an unspecified crime in a Western European country.

"Intensive investigations are being carried out to establish and neutralize criminal connections between the persons exposed preparing a terrorist act and their accomplices and patrons -- both within the country and within the framework of international anti-terrorist cooperation," the statement said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Snopes True: The State of Georgia has a very effective voter identification program.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/14/2013 9:02 Comments || Top||

Three doctors among five kidnapped in Balochistan
[Pak Daily Times] Five people, including three doctors, went missing while travelling from Balochistan's Loralai district towards the Zhob region.
"Honey, I think little Mahmoud might have the measles. Kidnap a doctor, would you?"
Sources in Levies Force told a private news channel that Dr Muhammad Anwar, Dr Ayaz, Dr Nasrullah, their clerk Muhammad Farooq and driver Muhammad Anwar went missing on Wednesday. Family members of the missing doctors have approached the Levies authorities in Loralai and Zhob and lodged a first information report. Levies sources said the family members of the kidnapped men submitted a written application that they had lost contact with all five of them on Wednesday. "We do not know about the whereabouts of our relatives since yesterday," a Levies official quoting the missing men's family members told the channel. He said the three doctors, along with a clerk of Civil Hospital Loralai and a driver, were travelling to Zhob to attend the funeral of a senior surgeon when they went missing. Levies and police authorities have started efforts to ensure the safe recovery of the missing men.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Where do you often find doctors? Around sick people, right? So it stands to Muslim reason that doctors make people sick and should be excluded from the community.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/14/2013 10:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Mo didn't have no steenking doctors!
Posted by: Frank G || 06/14/2013 13:25 Comments || Top||

Two cops, MQM activist killed among eight
[Pak Daily Times] At least ten people including political and religious workers were killed in separate incidents of violence in different parts of the city on Thursday.

An activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) was found dead from the bushes near a link road in the remits of Steel Town cop shoppe.

Police officials said that deceased, Muhammad Asif Majeed was kidnapped by unidentified culprits, who tortured and killed him before dumping his body. After getting information, police rushed to the spot and shifted the body to Jinnah postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for an appointment with Dr. Quincy.

As per details, unknown culprits picked up the dear departed, a joint sector in charge of Landhi, when he was on his way to Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
by train. Majeed was among nine other MQM activists picked up by security agencies, for which the party filed a petition in the high court. The victim used to work as a textile exporter.

A policeman and his friend were rubbed out at Chakra Goth.

Zaman Town cop shoppe officials said that policeman Rizwan Hayder Jagirani and his friend Najam Ali Qazi were sitting outside a house when at least a dozen gunnies shot them multiple times. Both the victims was struck down in his prime. The area suffers ethnic tensions and police suspect it to be a hate crime.

In another incident, a cop was rubbed out at superhighway within the remits of Sachal cop shoppe.

Officials said that victim, Enayat Solangi posted in Samnabad cop shoppe was on his way to Ayub Goth on a cycle of violence, when unidentified riders targeted him. The victim was rushed to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead
He's dead, Jim!
. Motive behind the incident is unknown.

Separately, an activist of defunct Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain
...a Sunni Deobandi organization, a formerly registered Pak political party, established in the early 1980s in Jhang by Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi. Its stated goal is to oppose Shia influence in Pakistain. They're not too big on Brelvis, either. Or Christians. Or anybody else who's not them. The organization was banned in 2002 as a terrorist organization, but somehow it keeps ticking along, piling up the corpse counts...
killed and his friend was maimed near Disilva Town.

Shahrah-e-Noorjahan police said that Shafiq aka Baba and Saeedur Rehman were going somewhere when armed pillion riders shot them. Both victims sustained bullet injures and were rushed to the hospital, where Shafiq succumbed to his injures, and Rehman admitted with critical bullet wounds.

...back at the palazzo, Count Guido stepped from behind the suit of armor, rapier in hand. Ciccolini snarled and reached for his own weapon...
a man belonging to Shia sect was rubbed out in Aleemabad.

Malir City police officials said that victim Ali Abbas was standing at a Pan Shop when unidentified armed riders shot him. He was taken to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead
He's dead, Jim!
. Police suspect it to be a sectarian killing.

Another man was rubbed out in Haroonabad within the limits of Pak Colony cop shoppe.

Officials said that Noorul Haq, 34, was returning after Zohar prayers, when an unknown armed rider killed him. The body was taken to the hospital for post mortem. Police suspect personal enmity as the reason behind the killing.

An unidentified man was rubbed out in Taiser Town within the remits Surjani Town cop shoppe. Officials said that unidentified culprits on cycle of violences shot him and later fled. Police transported the body to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead
He's dead, Jim!
Similarly, Mirza Gull was rubbed out at Qasba colony within the jurisdiction of Pirabad cop shoppe. Officials said the victim was on way his home when armed riders shot him twice on his chest and managed to flee from the scene.

Bodies found: Two friends were found dead near Northern Bypass within the remits of Gulshan-e-Maymar cop shoppe.

SHO Mali Nawaz said that deceased were identified as Kamran, son of Waris Khan and Abdullah, son of Karam Shah. SHO Nawaz said that victims went missing two months ago when they were returning from Mansehra
...a city and an eponymous district in eastern Khyber-Pakthunwa, nestled snug up against Pak Kashmir, with Kohistan and Diamir to the north and Abbottabad to the south...
to 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...
. The motive behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, he said.

In another incident, a perforated carcass of an unidentified man was found from a Church at Bheempora within the jurisdiction of Risala cop shoppe. As per details, the victim was kidnapped and later shot in the head before being thrown at the said place.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

Rebels Seize Key Army Position in Hama
[An Nahar] Syrian rebels seized on Thursday a key army position in the central province of Hama, which lies on the road linking Damascus to Aleppo in the north, a monitoring group said Thursday.

The military responded by deploying en mass to try to take back the position at Morek and began shelling it, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added.

"Rebel fighters took control of an army position situated at the northern edges of Morek village in the north of Hama province, capturing ammunition and weapons from the military after fierce festivities," said the Britannia-based Observatory.

The group said six soldiers were killed.

Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said the position is strategically important because it lies on the main road linking the capital to Aleppo, large swathes of which are under rebel control.

The road is the military's main supply route to Aleppo and to Khan Sheykhoun in the northwestern province of Idlib. It also leads to Maaret al-Noman, which the army has been trying to take back from rebel hands since its capture in October.

The capture of the Morek position comes days after pro-regime media announced an upcoming campaign to take back Aleppo from rebel hands.

...back at the game, the Babe was wondering why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger. Finally it hit him...
the Observatory reported shelling on the Qaboun suburb northeast of Damascus at dawn, as well as fierce festivities on the edges of Barzeh in the north of the capital.

Battles have raged for weeks in Barzeh, most of which is under rebel control.

At least 90 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Mortars Fired at Damascus Airport, Delay 3 Flights
[An Nahar] Rebels fired two mortar rounds at Damascus international airport on Thursday, delaying two landings and one take-off, Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
cited Transport Minister Mahmoud Said as saying.

"One mortar round hit at the airport's edges, near the runway, causing two flights coming from Latakia (in northwestern Syria) and Kuwait to delay their landing. The take-off of a flight to Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
was also delayed," said the minister.

No passengers were hurt, but a second round hit an airport warehouse and one worker was maimed, Said added.

The rounds were fired by "terrorists," the regime's term for rebels, he added.

The statement comes after the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a homemade rocket attack at the airport, the regime's main gateway to the world.

"Rebels hit Damascus airport with three homemade rockets," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman, who described the attack as "rare."

The airport lies southeast of Damascus, near several flashpoint areas and near the heated Eastern Ghouta region, large swathes of which are in rebel hands.

For several months, rebels have been trying to cut off the regime's access to the airport.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6561 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

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  Mortars Fired at Damascus Airport, Delay 3 Flights
Thu 2013-06-13
  60 Boko Haram members killed in Maiduguri
Wed 2013-06-12
  Thousands Throng Istanbul Protest Square
Tue 2013-06-11
  Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead
Mon 2013-06-10
  Syria Islamists Execute Youth in Front of Family
Sun 2013-06-09
  Pak police recovers 15,000 kilos of explosive material
Sat 2013-06-08
  Tunisia Turns Away 8 Gulf Muslim Preachers
Fri 2013-06-07
  Seven killed in suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan
Thu 2013-06-06
  Nawaz Sharif elected as Pakistan PM
Wed 2013-06-05
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  Missile Kills 26, including 8 Youths, in Syria Village
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  Damascus car bombing kills 9 security forces members
Sun 2013-06-02
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