[KhaamaPress] A huge explosion in Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. province, the east of Afghanistan, killed two people and maimed at least 28 others present at the earth-shattering kaboom site, according to the local sources. "Natural causes" in Afghanistan
The explosion, as per the sources, took place in the Ghani Khail district of Nangrahar province around 9:30 today, June 20th.
A Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... bigwig for the Ghani Khail district, Mawlawi SediqUllah confirmed the earth-shattering kaboom and stated that the maimed were taken to a nearby hospital.
The explosion targeted the Head of the Ghani Khail hospital, but no group has yet claimed the responsibility for the earth-shattering kaboom which killed and maimed at least 30 people in eastern Afghanistan.
The explosion comes at a time when the Sikh temple in Kabul was targeted and attacked by the ISKP also known as the ISIS-Khorasan, killing at least two people.
In addition to that, Kabul has lost 4 people to two separate explosions which are reported to have injured at least 10 other people.
Despite the Taliban’s assertions that security has been maintained since their control of Afghanistan, explosions have occurred in certain places, including Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
The recent explosions have targeted mosques, training centers, and passenger vehicles, government officials and even the Taliban forces, resulting in multiple casualties.
[KhaamaPress] The Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... ’s border guards in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktia province, have been targeted by an unmanned aerial vehicle, according to the local sources.
An unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle, yesterday, 20th June, targeted the 203rd Mansoori Taliban Corps in Paktia province, located at the east of Afghanistan.
According to the sources, the attack made the Taliban border guards to believe it was carried out by Pak Border forces, resulting in verbal confrontation between the group’s border forces and Pak border police.
The details of the incident is not revealed to the media and no casualty is reported, however, sources confirm that the Taliban’s forces opened aerial fires at the unidentified aerial vehicle.
However, if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning... the Taliban’s official in the province, Khaliqyar Ahmadzai, the head of Taliban’s Information and Culture has denied the allegations. No, no! Certainly not! of the Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... by the unmanned aerial vehicle.
This aerial attack on the soil of Afghanistan comes as a helicopter belonging to the Taliban forces was shot down by the National Resistance® Front (NRF) last week.
Two Talibs were reported to have been killed in the operation by NRF whereas four other bandidosforces of Evil were captured by the NRF forces.
The Taliban forces are reported to have had festivities including verbal and armed confrontations with the neighboring countries’ border forces.
The 203 Mansoori Corps is one of the eight corps of the Islamic Emirate Army established in October 2021 and headquartered in Gardez. The current Chief of Staff is Maulvi Hezbollah Afghan. In December 2021, 450 soldiers after completing military training graduated from the 203 Mansoori Corps headquarters in Paktia province. The corps includes of the 2nd and 3rd Border Brigade each consists of hundreds of security personnel.
[Garowe] Somalia-based al-Shabaab ...... the personification of Somali state failure... Death Eaters have reportedly seized a hospital in Central Somalia, where they are said to have admitted dozens of fighters who were critically injured when the Death Eaters were ambushed by locals in Bahdo town in Galmadug.
The bad boys, state media reported, stormed El-Bur District Hospital in Galmadug, discharging all patients who were undergoing treatment in the facility as shocked locals watched the incident unfold on Sunday evening, with authorities left with little options.
State media further reported that those affected included malnourished children and pregnant women, who were undergoing treatment in the facility. The al-Shabaab targets public facilities whenever the team is overwhelmed with casualties according to reports.
After the eviction of the patients, reports further show, that the Death Eaters hospitalized 80 murderous Moslems who had been maimed in Friday’s Bahdo fighting. The Death Eaters suffered heavy casualties when residents of Bahdo ganged up against them, leading to a historic battle in the state.
"Al-Shabaab forcibly takes control of a Hospital in Elbur, central Somalia to treat dozens of fighters injured in Bahdo battle on Friday. The locals said the group brought the bodies of 37 Death Eaters killed in the foiled attack that dealt a heavy blow to al-Shabaab, " state media noted.
During Friday's attack, locals reported killing over 100 Death Eaters after the ambush as a number of them escaped to nearby thickets for survival. The locals said no military teams were available when the incident took place, although they would join the fight later on.
The al-Shabaab said it had only lost nine fighters, adding that it managed to kill 27 civilians, a claim which was disputed by the locals. This is the fight time the Death Eaters were making serious admission about losing fighters in a war, as Somalia struggles to stabilize.
Al-Shabaab still controls huge swathes of rural central and southern Somalia and has been struggling to take over the country. The new government under Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has pledged to down the Death Eaters in partnership with allied troops across the country.
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] al-Qaeda gunnies have on Tuesday carried out a large deployment in Dhalea province, southern 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... According to local sources, dozens of al-Qaeda elements spread widely this morning, in a number of areas of al-Hussein district, Hajar area and in the center of the city of Dhalea.
The sources said that al-Qaeda gunnies set up checkpoints in the Hajar area, indicating that the deployment operations would target the militias of the Southern Transitional Council (STC).
This deployment coincided with the escalation of festivities between UAE-backed Security Belt gunnies and al-Qaeda gunnies in the province.
[Rudaw] The number of migrants colonists seeking to cross the Channel from La Belle France to England rose 68 percent in the first half of 2022, the French interior ministry said Monday.
From January 1 to June 13, there were 777 attempted crossings involving 20,132 people, up 68 percent on the same period last year, the ministry told AFP.
It emphasised that the French security forces had prevented most of the crossings, with 61.39 percent of the attempts thwarted in the first half, up 4.2 percent on last year.
The figures for all of 2021 had already been a record but the latest statistics show this could be beaten if current trends continue, with the better summer weather settling in that encourages more crossings.
Some 52,000 people tried to cross in 2021, with 28,000 of the migrants colonists succeeding, according to the French authorities.
The numbers come as the UK seeks to toughen its policy against arrivals.
Britannia has repeatedly accused the French authorities of not doing enough to stop the crossings, a charge denied by Gay Paree in a spat that has further strained relations after Brexit.
In a hugely controversial policy, the UK is planning to deport illegal migrants colonists, including those who arrive across the Channel, to Rwanda under an agreement with the African nation.
However, it was a brave man who first ate an oyster... the first flight last week was cancelled after a last-minute intervention by the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which enraged London.
Breaking: The Indianapolis man who went to Portland to join #Antifa to try to kill police during riots in 2020 has now been federally sentenced for possessing bombs. He was already convicted on state charges. The sentence for all convictions is 10 years.https://t.co/cH20qHfsk4pic.twitter.com/gTRuoHPSsl
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish gendarmerie forces on Monday raided a Kurdish neighbourhood in the southeastern province of Van, clashing with locals when attempting to arrest a suspect. The force has come under fire for extensively firing in the air.
Footage shared by a number of politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) shows a group of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... 's gendarmerie members attempting to arrest a man and firing in the air to disperse a crowd. An old man is seen confronting the force while many women cry.
Huseyin Kacmaz, an outspoken HDP politician, was among those who shared the video. He said in a tweet on Monday that the soldiers were trying to arrest a person in Baskale district’s Esenyanac (Xashkan) neighbourhood but "fired for minutes and beat women who intervened."
Many Twitter users shared the video, slamming the Ottoman Turkish force.
Fatma Kurtulan, another HDP MP who is a member of the human rights ...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions... investigation committee at parliament, said in a tweet that she has requested an investigation by her committee.
"This brutality cannot be covered up with baseless statements. There can be no justification for firing automatic weapons on civilians, including women and kiddies, for minutes," she said.
Van governor’s office released a statement regarding the incident on Tuesday, defending the force's act. It said that the gendarmerie force wanted to arrest a man who was wanted for alleged murder and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) membership.
"After M.E.A was arrested, his relatives began throwing stones at gendarmerie vehicles. Therefore, the gendarmerie forces dispersed the crowd by firing in the air," read the statement.
It added that the suspect was taken to a cop shoppe to be tried later.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
06/22/2022 04:09 ||
Top|| File under: Sublime Porte
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund... 's parliament on Tuesday extended for another 18 months a mandate that allows the deployment of Ottoman Turkish troops to Libya.
The mandate was renewed with the votes of President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First ...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than there are in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really most important... 's ruling party and its nationalist allies which hold a majority in parliament.
An opposition party also voted in favor of the extension.
The mandate first came into force in January 2020 following a security and military agreement that Turkey reached with Libya's UN-backed administration in 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... , western Libya. It was then extended by 18 months in December 2020.
Erdogan requested the latest extension citing the ongoing ``political uncertainty'' in Libya and ``risks and threats'' that could threaten Turkey's interests in the Mediterranean and North Africa.
The request said Ottoman Turkish troops were continuing to provide military training and consultancy in the country.
Turkey's support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) helped turn the tide of war in Libya. Ottoman Turkish military assistance _ including advisors, equipment and intelligence _ helped block a year-long military attempt to capture Tripoli by the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces lead by Khalifa Hafter, a Libyan commander who ruled the eastern half of the country.
The GNA was superseded by the Government of National Unity in 2021, so it would be interesting to know with whom Turkey is currently agreeing their agreement.
Ankara has been accused of sending thousands of Syrian mercenaries to Libya.
Turkey at the time also signed a controversial maritime agreement with the Tripoli government, giving it access to a contested economic zone across the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
The deal added to tensions in Turkey's dispute with Greece, Cyprus and Egypt over oil and gas drilling rights.
[Fox News] Air Force refuses to release airman's name unless he or she is charged
The U.S. Air Force has arrested a service member in connection with an investigation into an April bombing at a small American base in Syria.
The April attack injured four U.S. service members, and authorities have since been investigating the source of the insider attack. However, the arrested airman has yet to be charged with setting off the explosives.
"As part of an ongoing investigation, on June 16, an Airman was taken into custody stateside in conjunction with the attack in Green Village, Syria," Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said in a statement.
"After reviewing the information in the investigation, the Airman's commander made the decision to place him in pretrial confinement," she added.
The military is refusing to release the airman's name unless he or she is charged.
Authorities say the explosive device used was relatively small, little more than a hand grenade, according to CNN.
News of the arrest comes roughly a week after the Air Force cleared crew members for the deaths of Afghan citizens who attempted to cling to aircraft evacuating from the Kabul airport in Afghanistan last year.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) handed over, on Monday, six Belgian women and 16 children of ISIS families to the Belgian government.
This came after a visit by a delegation of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed by Hubert Cooreman, ambassador of Belgium in Lebanon Hezbollahstan ...The land area formerly occupied by the state of Lebanon, before that Phoenicia... Belgium’s judicial authorities said on Tuesday they have repatriated six women with 16 children of Belgian citizenship who were held in Syria.
"On June 20, the AANES handed over 6 Belgian women and 16 children of ISIS families to a delegation from the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs," said Abdulkarim Omar, co-chair of the AANES Department of Foreign Relations, in a tweet.
The AANES was first formed in 2014 in the Kurdish-majority regions of Afrin, Kobani and Jazira in northern Syria following the withdrawal of the government forces. Later, it was expanded to Manbij, Tabqa, Raqqa, Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defeated ISIS militarily.
The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said this was the second repatriation operation after the one that took place in July 2021, when Belgian authorities took back six mothers and 10 children.
The AANES handed over the Belgian citizens "after signing the official handover document between both sides," Omar added.
In 2021, the AANES repatriated 324 children and women of ISIS families to their countries.
Spokesman Eric Van Duyse told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that all the women on the latest flight have been given sentences in Belgium of up to five years in jail.
All the children are under 12 years old. They were taken with the women from the Kurdish-controlled al-Hol camp to cross the Iraqi border by road before boarding the plane, a judicial source told AFP. They were handed over to the jurisdiction of the Belgian court services on arrival in the country overnight.
The children were to undergo medical examinations before being handed over to youth protection services.
Belgian authorities say returning children must be done for "humanitarian reasons," and that repatriation operations are also as a matter of national security since it’s easier to monitor people who have spent time in Syria when they are on home soil.
From 2012 onwards, more than 400 Belgians headed to Syria to fight for the IS group, making it one of the European countries that saw the largest number of people go.
[NPASYRIA] The Syrian Democratic Forces, with support of the US-led Global Coalition, arrested on Tuesday a leader 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.... Organization (ISIS) in the countryside of the city of Tabqa west of Raqqa, north Syria.
The SDF Special Forces supported by the Global Coalition launched a security operation in the village of al-Jarniyah in Tabqa, the SDF Media Center said.
"The operation targeted an ISIS leader who was formerly involved in fighting alongside the ISIS against our forces in addition, he was responsible for manufacturing VBIEDs that used to target our forces at the frontlines during the Operations against ISIS in 2019," the statement added.
The ISIS leader was hiding in a house in the village, and "based on precise intelligence information, our forces raided the house of the terrorist, arrested him, and confiscated equipment and documents," it added.
Posted by: Skidmark ||
06/22/2022 00:00 ||
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I'm going to say this now, this crazy **s US strategy of "don't fire until fired upon" rule of engagement is going to get a big hole in one of their ships and many servicemen killed. Who ever ordered those US vessels to allow those Iranian speed boats to get that close need to be suspended! Maybe the US is waiting for Israel to "pull the trigger" on their upcoming major offensive???
A "Clear and Present Danger" appears to be prerequisite for successful geopolitics today. Destroy just enough of the enemy and his capability to produce the appearance of battlefield success. A global 'catch and release' program appears to have been given birth. A twenty year engagement in Afghanistan might provide an accurate example.
Iran should have been bitc* slapped into the 6th Century BC decades ago.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/22/2022 11:59 Comments ||
The Cyclone Class is small and lightly armed. It is a head scratcher why they would be in the straits. Maybe they had back-up that I am not aware of. I think it was a mistake to not replace the Perry Class comparably. The littoral stuff never made sense to me. Getting surface help from SOHEPA for a Cyclone in an ambush is not going to work.
Posted by: Super Hose ||
06/22/2022 12:29 Comments ||
Maybe for patrolling The Western Interior Seaway.
The Navy next week will host an open-source table-top wargame to experiment with how climate change could affect a future conflict, a service official said today.
You'll be glad to know the next New Thing is to get a climate change awareness chicken diaper face mask in the specially designated virtue signal design - basically it looks like a bar code which has been colorized blue/white/then red.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.