Y’all are flying somewhere over my head with this, Fred and badanov. I’ve saved this entire thread in my moderating notes for future reference in the hope that by then my understanding will be deep enough to use it.
Or high enough, to be consistent with the metaphor. ;-)
[KhaamaPress] Zabihullah Mujahid, the front man for the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... ’s de facto government in Afghanistan, denied the claims of extrajudicial killings and attacks against civilians in the northern Sar-e-Pol province’s Balkhab district, calling the Amnesia Amnesty International report "baseless".
"We have no civilian casualties in Balkhab Sar-e-Pol," he wrote on his twitter handle on June 27, labeling the report of the Amnesia Amnesty International on the matter "unfounded" and "baseless".
By definition everyone killed there is involved in fighting, so must be a combatant, no matter how they might mistakingly define themselves.
"Such misleading reports severely damage the reputation of such prestigious international organizations," he wrote.
In an effort to put an end to an armed insurgency in the north of the country, Taliban authorities in Afghanistan are accused of engaging in extrajudicial killings and other violations of human rights ...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless... On Monday, claims of abuses in the chaotic Balkhab district in Sar-e Pol province’s north were deemed alarming by the United Nations ...where theory meets practice and practice loses... and rights watchdogs, who called the Islamist party in power to hold those who are accountable.
The claims were a result of recent Taliban military operations against Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahid, aka Mawlawi Mujahid, a "disgruntled" Taliban commander in Balkhab.
Following days of army patrols in the Balkhab district in an effort to capture or kill Mawlawi Mujahid, the Taliban launched an offensive on the area last Thursday, using thousands of fighters—including jacket wallahs—hundreds of US-made military vehicles, and air forces.
The Taliban’s aggressive and inhumane behavior has alarmed Richard Bennett, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in Afghanistan as on Monday, June 27, he tweeted that reports of unlawful killings, forced displacement, destruction of private property, and other human rights violations in Sar-e-Pol’s Balkhab district are concerning.
#Sudan's armed forces fired heavy artillery during clashes in a disputed eastern region bordering #Ethiopia, an Ethiopian official says, the latest salvo in a long-running feud over their shared border.https://t.co/S6Dw6zIGnM
[Garowe] al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban ...Arabic for students... , functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... forces of Evil on Monday targeted soldiers and journalists in the country, in an attack that comes amid a heightened crackdown by government security officers and the team from the African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... Transition Mission [ATMIS].
A report filed by the government indicates that at least three people died when their vehicle was targeted by an Improvised Explosive Device [IED] within the vicinity of Qabno township in southern Matabaan, Hiraan region of the country.
Officials said among those who died were two soldiers who responded to the attack at the scene. Three people among them TV journalists attached to the HirShabelle regional TV were critically injured and are currently being treated in various facilities within the country.
The explosion occurred as Somali government forces clashed with al-Shabaab forces of Evil in the area. Government forces entered the area in an effort to clear the bad boys. Reports coming within the last few minutes say the forces of Evil launched a counterattack and there is an ongoing firefight.
SJS, a media lobby group within the country, has since condemned the attack, asking various groups to respect media freedoms for the sake of prosperity. The media has often borne the brunt of the group's cowardly attacks within the country.
"We are shocked to learn about the kaboom on the journalists’ vehicle in Qabno locality, central Somalia today. Journalists Abdikarin and Khalid who work for Hirshabelle State-owned TV were maimed. They're currently receiving medical attention," the group noted.
"Journalists are independent observers and all warring sides should know that, under international humanitarian law, it is unlawful to target journalists and media crew and therefore should ensure their safety and security. We pray for a speedy recovery of the two colleagues."
The United Nations ...an idea whose time has gone... has often blamed the group for attacks targeting journalists in the country, with others dying in various documented incidents. The former administration of Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed better known as Farmajo was also linked to the violation of media rights.
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[KavkazUzel] A citizen of Moldova, suspected of human trafficking, was detained in Astrakhan, her four children were placed in a social rehabilitation center for minors.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the 34-year-old Moldovan citizen has been wanted for nine years on suspicion of human trafficking.
"During the visit of law enforcement officers, the figurant introduced herself as a false name and presented a passport of a citizen of the Republic of Tajikistan with signs of forgery, issued to a non-existent person. The document was sent for examination.
A procedural check is being carried out on this fact, the issue of initiating a criminal case is being decided," the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Astrakhan region.
The woman was detained and is in a temporary detention center. Four of her children have been placed in a social rehabilitation center for minors, according to a statement posted on the agency's website today.
The " Caucasian Knot " previously wrote that in October 2021, a Volgograd resident was convicted for selling people into labor slavery on farms in Kalmykia and the Astrakhan region. The court sentenced him to four and a half years in prison.
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06/29/2022 00:00 ||
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[Breitbart] Two young Moslems who plotted a terrorist attack using explosives were both able to avoid prison as one was sentenced to house arrest and the other was allowed to go free.
The two Moslems, a man and a woman born in Italia with a Kosovar background, were convicted for plotting a terrorist attack in the name 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.... terrorist group. They had reportedly planned to travel to Africa to join the group after the attack took place.
The two had become radicalised online according to Sherlocks and after their arrest, Sherlocks found not only computers and electronic devices but also chemicals needed to manufacture explosives, the newspaper Il Giornale reports.
The male Jihadi in the case is said to have been a technical chemical expert and therefore was able to procure the chemicals needed to create explosives.
The defence in the case argued that the prosecution’s evidence was circumstantial and that there was not adequate proof of the charges other than the man participating in online conversations. "Everything is based on the interpretation of conversations that have yet to be contextualized," the defence said.
While the man was convicted by a judge at the Court of Rovereto, he was only sentenced to house arrest with an ankle monitor, while his partner was not kept in jug.
Alessia Ambrosi, regional councillor of the national-conservative Brother of Italia (FdI), slammed the judge’s ruling saying, "The first terrorist will serve his sentence under house arrest to allow him to carry out ’a path of re-education’. The accomplice, on the other hand, is allowed to return to freedom, with the risk of rescheduling another attack."
The threat of jihadist terrorism remains high in Italia, with a report earlier this year by the Dipartimento delle Informazioni per la Sicurezza (DIS) claiming that Italian Islamic State imported muscle may return to Italia using illegal migrant routes and carry out possible attacks.
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06/29/2022 00:00 ||
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He's a loving son and all that bullshit. Should have let the Serbs carry out their mission.
[DW] Police said the suspect is believed to be a resident at the home for asylum-seekers on Lake Constance in southern Germany. He allegedly "stabbed indiscriminately" at other shelter occupants during the overnight attack.
Betcha it turns out to be Sudden Jihad Syndrome. The gentleman in question filed for asylum after he arrived illegally by the usual routes sometime following Angela Merkel’s invitation.. His final appeal was just rejected. He’ll either be a known wolf who is mentally ill or connected to ISIS or another jihadi group.
At least one person has died and several other people were maimed in a knife attack at a shelter for asylum-seekers in southern Germany, police said.
A police statement said the attacker knocked on several doors at the facility in Kressbronn
...that’s in the state of Baden-Württemberg...
on Lake Constance late Sunday and "stabbed indiscriminately" at anyone who answered.
The suspect, a 31-year-old man who is believed to be a resident at the shelter, was later arrested by officers.
One man died at the scene and five other people were hospitalized with injuries.
Forensic specialists were investigating the scene on Monday morning.
Police said they have yet to establish a motive for the attack.
The things you find while guarding the border against jihadi attacks.
[IsraelTimes] Troops detain several suspects who crossed into Israel, hid 80 kilos of contraband in area
Israeli security forces foiled an attempt to smuggle nearly $900,000 worth of cannabis into the country from Egypt on Monday, arresting several suspects in the process, the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police said.
According to the military, soldiers monitoring surveillance cameras spotted suspects approaching the border from Egypt overnight, and dispatched troops to the scene.
Several of the suspects were detained by security forces, and three packages that were hidden nearby were found, police said. It was not clear exactly how many people were detained.
Some 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of marijuana, estimated to be worth NIS 3 million ($867,000), were seized.
Israel says Egyptian smugglers operate by tossing contraband over the border to Israelis, who then sell the drugs in Israel. The smugglers mostly traffic in marijuana and hashish from grow houses in the Sinai Peninsula, but sometimes harder drugs like cocaine and heroin are smuggled in as well.
Though the IDF is tasked with preventing smuggling along the Israeli-Egyptian border, the military typically strives to avoid direct confrontations with Israeli drug smugglers, leaving those to the police.
Several deadly encounters between Israeli troops and drug smugglers occurred last year.
Monday’s incident came a day after Israeli troops foiled a similar attempt, seizing 20 kilograms of drugs with an estimated value of NIS 800,000 ($234,000).
[IsraelTimes] Special forces come under ’massive’ fire in Jenin during arrest of three terror suspects; hunting rifle and makeshift submachine gun confiscated in Jordan Valley village.
Israeli troops operated extensively throughout the West Bank in the predawn hours of Monday morning, arresting 17 wanted Paleostinians and seizing several firearms, the Israel Defense Forces said.
In the Jalazone refugee camp, north of Ramallah, troops detained four Paleostinians over suspected involvement in terror activities and weapons were confiscated at the scene, the IDF said.
At the same time, IDF special forces from the Golani brigade with police commandos operated in the northern West Bank city of Jenin to arrest three wanted Paleostinians. The IDF said troops came under "massive fire" from a passing vehicle during the operation, with no injuries caused.
The military said another three terror suspects were arrested in the Dheisha refugee camp near Bethlehem, and one man in the Jordan Valley village of an-Nassariya, among other suspects across the West Bank.
A hunting rifle and a makeshift "Carlo" submachine gun were seized from the suspect in an-Nassariya.
Israeli security forces have stepped up their operations in the West Bank following a deadly wave of terror attacks that left 19 people dead between mid-March and the beginning of May. The raids have concentrated on the increasingly unstable Jenin area, from where several of the attackers hailed.
At least 30 Paleostinians were killed over the same period, according to the Paleostinian Authority Health Ministry. Some were shot by Israeli soldiers while committing terror attacks, while others were engaged in violent mostly peacefulshootouts with soldiers, and still others were unarmed bystanders.
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