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DOJ's top national security official RESIGNS in the wake of bombshell revelations the department secretly seized cell phone data from Democrats and reporters
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Taliban Attack Security Outpost in Balkh's Shulgara District
[ToloNews] The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
attacked a security outpost in Shulgara district in the northern province of Balkh and destroyed "a small bridge," therefore cutting off access to the center of the district, security sources said on Sunday.

The festivities took place in the Khak Baad village of the district, the sources said.

Mohammad Haneef Rezaee, a spokesperson for 209 Shaheen Corps, said that "sometimes festivities occur in the area but the destroyed bridge will not affect the supply of equipment and reinforcements as the outpost is close to the center of the district."

The Taliban has not yet commented on the festivities.

In the meantime, security sources said the Taliban also clashed with security forces in Koshende district of the province.

Local officials have not yet commented on the festivities in the district.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

MoI Arrests Mediators Helping Hand Over ANDSF Outposts to Taliban
[ToloNews] Elders--or others--who act as mediators to negotiate between government forces and the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
-- causing security force members to abandon their posts--have been arrested, the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) said on Sunday. The ministry reiterated that cooperation with "terrorists" is unacceptable.

Many districts have recently fallen to the Taliban or have been evacuated after being under siege. Sources confirmed the fall of at least 20 distrits' centers to the Taliban in the last two months.

Over the last 24 hours, security forces evacuated Saghar district in Ghor, Arghandab district in Zabul and Posht Rod and Lash districts in Farah, bringing the total to 23.

Security agencies said that government forces have either shifted the centers of the districts or they have made tactical retreats. The Taliban has claimed to have captured these districts.

"There were festivities in Posht Rod district last night during which the police headquarters fell to bad boys," said Dadullah Qane, head of the Farah provincial council.

"We lost our security forces and youth, and the maimed are at death's door," said Anisa Ghayur, a member of Ghor's provincial council.

The Taliban claimed on Sunday to have captured the center of Arghandab district in Zabul and two markets in Ali Abad district in Kunduz.

if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
security forces said the Khashrod district in Nimroz was retaken hours after it fell to the Taliban.

"Security outposts were attacked by the enemy in Khan Abad and Ali Abad districts. So far, the security and defense forces have responded strongly," said Inamuddin Rahmani, front man for the Kunduz police.

The Ministry of Interior Affairs said that security forces have been directed to arrest those who attempt to mediate between government forces and the Taliban to hand over security forces outposts.

"The reason that soldiers leave their outposts is that they are faced with the lack of facilities, equipment and personnel," said Shogufa Nawrozi, an MP from Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
Clashes have been reported in at least 20 provinces over 70 districts, according to sources and officials.

Footage obtained by TOLOnews shows some soldiers in Lash wa Joyan district in Farah province, apparently pleading for help.

The Ministry of Defense responded by pledging that the security forces will receive support when they need it.

"The enemy has suffered its highest casualties in Nimroz, Badghis and Helmand provinces," Defense Ministry front man Rohullah Ahmadzai said.

Local security officials in Ghazni and Takhar on Sunday said security forces had progressed in the two provinces and that the Taliban suffered "heavy casualties" during their operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban brutally kills an Islamic cleric in Logar province
[KhaamaPress] According to the reports, Talibs have killed an Islamic holy man in Pul-e-Alam city of Pashtun-infested Logar province on Friday afternoon as he was attending a funeral ceremony.
"We got a bargain here! A Two-fer!"
Mawlawi Samiullah Rashid, a known religious scholar in Pashtun-infested Logar province was first kidnapped by armed button men, then have been brutally shot to death, Hassibullah Stanikzai, the head of provincial council in Pashtun-infested Logar said.

"Mawlawi Samiullah Rashid had gone to Baboos area to attend a funeral ceremony, he was first kidnapped by Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
men and was taken to Sayed Mahmood Ghazi, an area in the central part of Pashtun-infested Logar where he was then brutally shot to death", Stanikzai said.

The Taliban group and the Afghan security officials have not yet commented on this murder.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Nobody does "holier than thou" as thoroughly as the muzz.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/14/2021 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  He probably used to give them 'F's in the madarsa.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/14/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh, do not go to Baboos.
Be it for anything;
laying of wreath,
cribbage, or kuboos.

For there lieth a Djinn,
with a hunger within,
for old geezers' heads
and young men's caboose.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/14/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

Aliabad district in northern Kunduz province falls in the hands of the Taliban fighters
[KhaamaPress] Local officials said that Aliabad district in Kunduz province had fallen to the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
on Saturday night.

Haji Mohammad Omar Khan, a parliamentarian from Kunduz province, confirmed to Khaama Press that the Taliban carried offensive attacks in the center of Aliabad district of Kunduz Province on Saturday.

He also added that the Taliban captured the center of Aliabad district and a military base after hours of fighting with government forces.

Omar Khan stated that security forces abandoned their bases days before and yet it is not clear whether the withdrawal was a tactical retreat or defeat.

So far, the Security forces have not yet commented on the matter.

Aliabad was the third district to fall to the Taliban since Friday night, two districts in Ghor and Balkh provinces were seized by the Taliban late on Friday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Record number of migrants returned to Libya, UN says
[DW] UN officials intercepted over 1,000 migrants colonists in one day off the coast of North Africa attempting a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe.

Thousands of migrants colonists leave Libya each year on unseaworthy wooden boats and rubber dinghies towards Europa
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
. Many of the asylum seekers die on the journey.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says over 10,000 migrants colonists so far have been rescued and returned to Libya in 2021.

At least 180 migrants colonists traveling from Libya have died this year, according to the IOM, and hundreds are missing.

Many of the migrants colonists traveling from Libya are exploited by human smugglers, who facilitate the journeys in exchange for money. There are widespread reports torture and abuse of migrants colonists at the hands of smugglers.

The Tunisian navy and coastguard rescued 54 migrants colonists at sea on Friday, taking the migrants colonists to the port town of Ben Gardane before transferring them to a detention center.

A cemetery in southern Tunisia is dedicated to migrants colonists who died at sea.

Many of the migrants colonists who embark by sea from Libya and Tunisia actually hail from sub-Saharan Africa.

The migrants colonists may be fleeing war, terrorism, authoritarian governments or for other reasons, such as the search for better economic opportunities in Europe.

Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2021 01:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria: Why Some Nigerians Finance Terrorism - Buhari
[AllAfrica] The president stated this on Friday in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that individuals who finance terrorism in various parts of the country do so to remain relevant.

The president stated this on Friday in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and monitored by PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr Buhari, while responding to a question about the alleged financiers of terrorism his administration recently apprehended, stated that most of them are wealthy individuals who are no longer relevant in government.

He said such people will be made to face the law.

"Their motive is that they are made irrelevant and they want to use their resources they accumulated over the years to prove that they are still around and the administration will deal with them. Anybody caught will be dealt with," the president said.

About 400 businessmen, including bureau de change operators, were recently arrested for allegedly funding Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...

No one has been convicted in Nigeria for funding Boko Haram, the terror group that has caused tens of thousands of deaths in Northern Nigeria since 2009.

According to Daily Trust newspaper, the recently arrested businessmen were arrested in an operation being coordinated by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), in collaboration with the State Security Service (SSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The operation was said to have been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2020.

The newspaper reported that an initial list of 957 suspects comprising bureau de change (BDC) operators, gold miners and sellers and other business persons was acted upon. The prosecution of the arrested persons was stalled because of the two months strike by judiciary workers which was called off two days ago, the attorney general had said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2021 01:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  Anything but islam.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/14/2021 10:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Cause not all Nigerians are smart enough to do the email scams.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/14/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

Saudi Arabia: Houthi Drone Falls on School, No Injuries
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
said Sunday a bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
’s Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
militias crash-landed in the premises of a school in the southern province of Asir.

The Saudi Press Agency said civil defense authorities had received a report that a projectile launched from Yemen by the Houthis had fallen on a school in Asir. The projectile turned out to be a drone, the agency reported, citing the Asir civil defense directorate.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Fifth Column
Driver 'who was drunk or high' plows into protesters and kills woman before he is pulled from car and beaten at site where armed black man Winston Smith was shot dead by cops
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Driver smashed into protesters in Uptown area of Minneapolis late on Sunday

  • Two protesters were rushed to hospital, a woman later pronounced dead

  • Suspect was hauled from his car and beaten by crowd who detained him

  • Police eventually arrived and the driver was handed over to the officers

  • Cops believe drink or drugs may have been a factor in the fatal smash
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/14/2021 09:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I wonder when/if 2 "protestors" get into an argument and starting spraying the group of protestors with rounds of bullet. It almost HAS to happen some time the way things have been going.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/14/2021 13:52 Comments || Top||


The Dead BLOM (evil white female) persons name WAS Deona M. Knajdek. She was a local to Minneapolis. She would have celebrated her 32nd birthday on Wednesday with her family and 2 daughters ages 11 & 13.

But it seems her protesting activities were more important than being at home with her children at night.

because she was out protesting the lawful shooting of a 20 time arrested ARMED Convicted Felon still on probation for ARMED ROBBERY.

So she used her vehicle to break the law by blocking public streets. Likely to allow BLOM members to physically assault of innocent citizens trapped or hemmed in.

Quoting the Local Newspaper - Star Tribune

"She was using her car as a street blockade, and another vehicle struck her vehicle and her vehicle struck her," according to her 29-year-old brother, who learned the details from police and his mother."

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/14/2021 14:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Mom always told us not to play in the street. "You'll get run over", she said.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/14/2021 14:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Who can turn on the world with a smile,
Make vehicular mayhem worthwhile,
Have a saint bite their lip
As her hat does a flip?
Girl, it's you... Minneapolis style!
Posted by: Jeremiah de Medici9220 || 06/14/2021 16:20 Comments || Top||

#5  She was clearly parked in a no parking zone. Got what she deserved I say.
Posted by: jpal || 06/14/2021 16:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Happy Hour is never a good time to protests in the streets.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/14/2021 17:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Driver was white; let the games begin.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/14/2021 20:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Move over, St. George.
Make way for St. Boogie of Winston-Smith, a devoted dad and fearless Wakandan Holy Warrior for the One True Faith
Posted by: Unuter Squank8479 || 06/14/2021 21:03 Comments || Top||

#9  Sounds like he picked up the spare.
Posted by: Slappy || 06/14/2021 21:40 Comments || Top||

#10  The phones were all "film at eleven"
As Winston was strolling round Heaven.
He chanced to look down:
"Daaamn!" Some blasphemous clown
Blockade-bowling picked up the 10-7.
Posted by: Jeremiah de Medici9220 || 06/14/2021 22:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Oh lord... that hapless guy with the rope! I'm dying here. They're having a frickin' prison rodeo out there AND IT'S NOT EVEN MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE? Love to hear the brave convo about that back at DMHQ, wot?
Posted by: Jeremiah de Medici9220 || 06/14/2021 22:34 Comments || Top||

Portland Mayor ⁦@tedwheeler⁩ says people confronting him in restaurants are “crossing a whole different line.”
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  A bit of half-remembered doggerel, somewhat adapted...

Ted Wheeler made friends with hyenas.
He gave them a ride on his raft.
When a crocodile snatched up Ted Wheeler,
The hyenas just sat there and laughed.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/14/2021 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  are “crossing a whole different line.”

?? You mean to say that attacks on law enforcement and Republicans are OK, but attacks against friendly lefty officials are beyond the pale?

Asshole. We really are ruled by morons
Posted by: Gomez Unetle8697 || 06/14/2021 1:56 Comments || Top||

#3  An asshole in his hipster nightshirt, with a can of Perrier. And a mask.

What pathetic clowns our leaders are
Posted by: Injun Dingle9494 || 06/14/2021 2:19 Comments || Top||

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

IRONY in a Biblical sense no less.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/14/2021 5:37 Comments || Top||

#5  But it ok when BLM and Antifa do it.

Eat a dick, fucktard.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/14/2021 10:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Wheeler's Stealers not letting him eat in peace?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/14/2021 12:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Call the Cops.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/14/2021 13:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Ted Wheeler made friends with hyenas
And fed them on Portlander greenness,
Enjoying the noise
Till they snapped at his "boys"
In a restaurant. "Enough of this meanness!"
Posted by: Jeremiah de Medici9220 || 06/14/2021 16:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Bet he agreed when the lefties said confront Trump admin people in restaurants.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/14/2021 18:01 Comments || Top||

Andrew Faulkner has been sentenced to 3 years of federal probation and 6 months of home detention over assaulting a federal officer at a Portland BLM-Antifa riot in July 2020
Golly. Those feds are so...harsh.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

☺ Not Suggesting ☺

What if he had serious medical, home invader, or arsonist issues and the 1st Responders could not get his detention location. Because his streets were block by Citizens protesting his Militant actions.

What if protesting Citizens showed up, egged, bricked, ran LOUD SPEAKERS thru the night and harassed him at his place of detention. Just like he and his P.O.S. group did and the Police were told to stand down?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/14/2021 5:47 Comments || Top||

#2  What if his house were burned because he was known to be there.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/14/2021 9:03 Comments || Top||

#3  It's probably his parents' house and they aren't happy he's there either.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/14/2021 11:59 Comments || Top||

#4  ran LOUD SPEAKERS thru the night and harassed him Urgent need for entrepreneurs to manufacture "sound grenades" -- pull the pin, lob it into a hard to reach spot & let them screech for 3-4 hours or until found & silenced. With timers they would be really insidious.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 06/14/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||

#5  20 years in prison for a trespasser at the US Capitol
3 yrs probation for a pipebomb-wielding, actual assault on a federal officer

There is no rule of law in this country.
How much longer do we tolerate this?
Posted by: Neville Chomort9279 || 06/14/2021 14:11 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
The Greek coastguard said that one of its patrol vessels was “harassed” by a Turkish patrol boat
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Four dead in Turkish airstrike in Sulaimani: local mayor
[Rudaw] Four people have been killed in a Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
on a vehicle in Sulaimani’s Halsho subdistrict, local mayor Bakr Waisy told Rudaw.

The strike took place at 1:30pm between the villages of Kani Lan and Dega, according to Waisy. The victims' identities are currently unknown.

The area is 120 kilometres from the Ottoman Turkish border and 8 kilometres from the Iranian border.

Video submitted to Rudaw by local residents show firefighters trying to control a blaze at the scene.

It comes amid ongoing Ottoman Turkish operations in Duhok province targeting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an armed Kurdish group fighting for more rights for Kurds in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
Turkey's defence ministry said on Sunday that it "neutralized" five members of the PKK in northern Iraq as part of the ongoing operations in the Kurdistan Region, but did not provide further details.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2021 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Iraqi Security forces arrest members of 'death squads' and an ISIS terrorist
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] Iraqi security forces apprehended members of death gangs involved in liquidations in the Basra governorate in the far south of Iraq.

The spokesperson of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major-General Yahya Rasool, said that the Iraqi Security forces arrested "those who killed the Journalist Ahmed Abdel Samad and a number of ’death squads’ members" in Basra.

Rasoul added, "between June 5 and 11, a group of wanted persons was arrested, including persons wanted for Terrorism charges.

Besides, our forces found 169 bombs of different types, 42 dens, and hideouts, 36 weapon and ammunition caches.

Three bad boyz were potted, 52 light and medium weapons were found, 143 projectiles of different calibers, 17 smuggling operations were thwarted, seven infiltrators were arrested across the Iraqi-Syrian borders, and five missile launchers were found."

Elsewhere, the "Agency for Intelligence and Federal investigations" announced the apprehension of an ISIS operative in the Saladin Governorate.

The arrestee served in the Sharia enforcement groups, the mosques diwan in Hawija, and "the phantom regiments" of the terrorist organization.

The terrorist, who is wanted by the Judiciary in accordance with the provisions of Article 4/Terrorism, confessed to participating in several operations against citizens who refused to pledge allegiance for ISIS.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Terrorist attack targeting power lines causes major power outages in Kirkuk

The ministry said in a statement that a terrorist attack targeted several electric power transmission lines, noting that the 400 kV high-pressure electric power transmission line (Kirkuk - Qayyarat al-Ghaziyah) was subjected to a terrorist act of sabotage.

According to the statement, the staff of the General Electricity Transmission Company in the northern region maintained the lines and began reconstructing the damaged tower.

The electric power transmission lines are subjected every now and then to terrorist sabotage acts, that aim to obstruct the Ministry of Electricity's work and destabilize security and stability, according to the ministry statement.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Police forces discover an explosives factory in Kirkuk
[SHAFAQ] The Federal Police forces found an bombs factory in Hawija district, south of Kirkuk governorate.

The Federal Police said in a statement that it carried out a Search campaign in Hawija district, based on intelligence information, during which it discovered a factory that manufactures bombs, silencers, and rockets, according to the statement.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Six injured in an explosion that targeted a Logistics Convoy of the Global Coalition south Iraq
[SHAFAQ] A security source reported today that a logistics convoy of the Global Coalition had been targeted south of Iraq.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, "An bomb went kaboom! this evening, targeting a logistics convoy of the Global Coalition while crossing the Nasiriyah highway."

According to the source, three members of the team in charge of protecting the convoy, two Iraqis and a foreign man were maimed in the attack.

Recently, attacks targeting US forces and the Global Coalition forces are carried out almost daily in Iraq.

No party has grabbed credit for the earth-shattering kabooms, but Washington accuses pro-Iranian factions of being behind the attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Armed Factions Demand Dismissal of Prominent Officer Backed by Iraq PM
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] The Kataib Hezbollah armed faction in Iraq warned the Iraqi government against repeating the arrest of prominent commanders of the pro-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...
Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

It also called on the government to arrest whom it described as "aggressors" in wake of the detention and eventual release of prominent PMF commander Qassim Muslih.

Muslih was arrested in late May over his suspected involvement in the killing of prominent anti-government activist Ihab al-Wazni. He was released last week after much political pressure and escalation by the PMF. Head of Iran’s Quds Force commander Esmail Qaani had also visited Baghdad last week to ease the tensions.

A front man for Kataib Hezbollah, known as Abou Ali al-Askari, tweeted that Muslih’s arrest in the first place was a "spiteful" move by the government.

He warned "the traitor" — a reference to Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi — against repeating such a move "otherwise we will not return to our positions before the aggressors are behind bars."

Muslih was released after a settlement was reached between the factions and government in return to an end to the escalation. Political sources said he was freed after massive political pressure was exerted.

Notably, Askari seemed to snub Iran, when he warned the government that "friends, neither east nor west," will come to its aid should it repeat the arrest.

Informed sources said that the Kataib Hezbollah and other factions are gunning for General Ahmed Abou Ragheef, the officer who ordered Muslih’s arrest.

The armed factions have been wary of Abou Ragheef ever since Kadhimi tasked him in August 2020 with handling the "extraordinary crimes" committee that is in charge of investigating corruption cases.

Abou Ragheef had served as interior minister in 2008. He was relieved of his post by then PM Nouri al-Maliki after mounting suspicions that he was planning a military coup against the government. He was appointed as director of intelligence affairs in former PM Haidar al-Abadi’s government. Kadhimi then promoted him to become one of his most senior officers.

Months ago, Abou Ragheef launched a wave of arrests against corrupt politicians and government figures. Despite coming under fierce criticism from his opponents, Kadhimi continued to place his trust in Abou Ragheef.

The officer’s efforts have so far uncovered a vast network of suspicious alliances between Iraqi leaders, armed factions and organized crimes gangs.

The situation eventually came to a head with Muslih’s arrest.

Some armed factions want to eliminate Abou Ragheef "permanently" because of their growing conviction that he will not stop until he reaches the top Shiite positions of power.

A "significant" source from the PMF revealed that a new order of arrests will be made soon.

A PMF commander in Najaf city told Asharq al-Awsat that factions such as Kataib Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq want to exploit the Muslih crisis to punish Abou Ragheef.

"These factions are not exactly pleased with the Iranian maneuvers and settlements in the Iraqi file. They want to make actual moves against Kadhimi," he revealed, adding however, that such a position is not shared by all Shiite groups.
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Homes evacuated, highway partially closed due to fire near Jerusalem suburb
[IsraelTimes] Police evacuated residents from several homes in the Jerusalem suburb of Mevaseret Zion on Sunday after a fire broke out in the area. An old age home in the nearby town of Motza was also evacuated as the flames spread Sunday afternoon.

The homes that were evacuated were those closest to the fire.

Numerous firefighting crews were working to gain control of the blaze, with six tanker planes assisting in the effort. The Israel Fire and Rescue Services suggested that the fire could have been started intentionally, according to Haaretz. Firefighters indicated that the hot, dry weather on Sunday and the low winds were aiding the flames to spread quickly.

Due to the fire, police closed the eastbound lane on part of the main highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Last week, several large wildfires erupted on the outskirts of Jerusalem and the West Bank, leading to the temporary evacuation of some residents and numerous road closures. Reports at the time said authorities suspected the fires may have been deliberate acts of arson.
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#1  "Palestinians" default way of making war.
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Abu Sayyaf Militant Accused of Beheadings Killed in Southern Philippines
[BenarNews] A nephew 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....
leader in the Philippines and an Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
commander accused of beheadings were among four holy warriors killed by security forces in a dawn raid Sunday in the southern island of Sulu, the military said.
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#1  hopefully they separated his noggin from body for him
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Lebanon Stops Syrians Attempting Illegal Sea Crossing
[AnNahar] The Lebanese Army on Sunday said it intercepted a small boat carrying 11 people, mostly Syrians, attempting an illegal sea crossing out of the crisis-hit country.

A statement said a naval force spotted the boat off the northern port city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
and that its passengers were all detained and referred for investigation, the army added.

The boat was carrying "10 people of Syrian nationality and a Lebanese national," it said.

Their journey's end was not specified but neighboring Cyprus, a member of the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
, has been a popular sea smuggling destination in recent months.

In May, the Lebanese Army intercepted a boat near Tripoli carrying 60 people, including 59 Syrians.

...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch...
, home to more than six million people, says it hosts more than a million Syrian refugees.

They have been hit hard by widening poverty rates and growing food insecurity brought on by the country's economic crisis.

In a report released this month, the World Bank warned that Lebanon's economic collapse is likely to rank among the world's worst financial crises since the mid-19th century.
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Shelling Kills 18 in Syria's Afrin
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Shelling of the opposition-held city of Afrin in northern Syria killed at least 18 people on Saturday, many of them when a hospital was hit, a war monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a doctor, three hospital staff, two women and two children died at Al-Shifaa hospital in the city which is held by Turkish-backed opposition.

An opposition commander also died at the hospital, the Observatory said, adding that 23 people were injured.

An AFP correspondent shot footage of white-helmeted aid workers in the hospital courtyard strewn with bodies.

"The shelling targeted several areas of the town and hit the hospital", Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahmane told AFP.

"Most of the victims died in shelling on the hospital," the monitoring group said in a statement, warning the casualty toll could rise further with some of the wounded in a critical condition.

The artillery fire originated from northern Aleppo province "where militia faithful to Iran and the (Syrian) regime are deployed, near the zones run by Kurdish forces", the Britain-based group said.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) issued a statement denying any involvement in the shelling.

The region, like all areas held by pro-Turkish opposition fighters, regularly witnesses targeted killings, bombings and shootings.

Syrian regime shelling on the opposition-held Idlib enclave killed 12 people Thursday, one of the deadliest violations of a 15-month-old ceasefire, the war monitor said.
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Turkish Military Hits Targets in Syria's Tel Rifat
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