[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... targeted the shadow deputy defense minister of Taliban ...Arabic for students... and several other big shots of the group in northern Sar-e Pul province.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces targeted a large gathering of Taliban leaders in Suzma Qala district.
The statement further added that the security forces conducted the airstrike in Kata Qala Village.
According to 209th Shaheen Corps, Mullah Muzamil, the shadow deputy defense of Taliban was also present when the gathering was targeted.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrike so far and it was not clear if Muzamil was killed in the airstrike or not.
[ToloNews] At least four security forces were killed in a Taliban ...Arabic for students... attack in western Ghor province on Sunday night, local officials said Monday.
The festivities took place in Firozkoh city after the Taliban attacked security checkpoints, said Aref Aber, a front man for provincial governor, adding that two other security forces were maimed in the attack.
"The Taliban have also suffered casualties in the festivities but there is no exact information yet," said Aber.
However, a clean conscience makes a soft pillow... the Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.
[ToloNews] At least 23 non-combatants were killed after four rockets hit a festival being held at a market in Sangin district in Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province on Monday morning, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.
The statement added that 15 other civilians were maimed in the earth-shattering kabooms.
The incident happened in the Zol Bazar area and the rockets were fired by holy warriors, followed by a boom-mobile explosion, the statement read.
According to the statement, the boom-mobile explosion happened in a nearby place among people’s houses where explosives and rockets were made in collaboration with "foreign terrorists."
Two Taliban ...Arabic for students... fighters were killed in the boom-mobile blast, said the statement, adding that the boom-mobile has also injured civilians — which is not confirmed yet — and has damaged people’s houses.
The statement denied reports that the rockets were fired by Afghan forces, instead blaming the Taliban for the attack.
Helmand governor Mohammad Yasin has assigned a security team to probe the incident, the statement concluded.
Taliban has denied involvement in the attack.
This comes a day after at least six non-combatants were killed as their car hit a roadside kaboom in another district of Helmand, Washir, on Sunday.
[ToloNews] At least six civilians, including women and kiddies, were killed in a roadside mine blast in southern Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province on Sunday afternoon, local officials said on Monday.
The incident took place in Washir district after a civilian vehicle struck a roadside mine, said Mohammad Zaman Hamdard, a front man for provincial police chief.
"Two other civilians were maimed in the blast and the victims have been taken to a nearby hospital," he said.
No group, including the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... , has grabbed credit for the blast.
#Sudan arrests nine leaders belonging to former president Omar al-Bashir’s pro-Islamist National Congress Party ahead of planned mass protests in the country, according to government sources.https://t.co/9W6sT6eXLw
Fighting still ongoing as many militias from misrata have surrendered their weapons as Clashes between the militia 301 & Ghanwa Alkikly militia in the Hadaba Project #Tripoli are escalating#GNA militias killing each other ( business as usual at the terrorists state of the #GNA )
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2020 00:00 ||
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*Every* political movement composed of more than a handful of family members is a coalition of interests. And even family members fall out.
Haftar, the LNA chief, is leading the Arabs in Libya vs all the other ethnicities (Turks, Berbers, et al). He's probably hoping intra-mural GNA hostilities, which may also be an ethnic falling-out*, not only persists, but gathers momentum.
* Sudetenland Germans chafed against Czech rule back in the old Czechoslovakia. Many actively assisted Germany before, during and after the German annexation of Czechoslovakia. They were expelled to Germany in the post-war era.
Is there ever going a vaccine against tribalism?
You've just put your finger on the principal reason rulers tend to want their populations to speak one language, adhere to the same religion, etc. Knocks out one source of trouble. Not so much because it might directly lead to regime collapse, but because the attention and resources devoted to crushing that revolt opens up opportunities for both internal (at both the grassroots and elite levels) and external enemies.
Is there ever going a vaccine against tribalism?
Nations are coalitions of interests. The moment commonalities are exceeded by differences - that's the inception of the potential for civil unrest. Given the amount of carnage such conflicts entail, it takes a huge amount of additional stress to push that all the way into civil war. In places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Libya and the Congo, those stresses have been exceeded, and then some.
[Jpost] Islamist bandidoshard boyz have kidnapped four aid workers and a private security worker in northeast Nigeria ... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border... , the hostages said in a video seen by Rooters on Monday.
The hostages identified themselves and said they each worked for different organizations. With just their heads and shoulders showing against leafy plants outdoors, they named large aid groups Action Against Hunger, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and REACH.
"I am appealing to the International Rescue Committee to come and rescue me," said one of the hostages, who gave his name as Luka Filibus.
The incident underscores the increasing risk for aid workers in northeast Nigeria, where a decade-long conflict with 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... and 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.... 's regional ally has fuelled one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
The abduction is also a sign of how dangerous the region has become since Nigeria's military withdrew into garrison towns they call "super camps", leaving previously safe major roads, much of the countryside and smaller towns unprotected.
Nigeria's army has this year touted major victories against the holy warriors, but recent attacks and the abductions undermine the claims.
While the hostages did not name Islamic State or Boko Haram, they referred to their captors as soldiers of the "khalifa". Previously, captives have used the term to refer to Islamic State West Africa Province, rather than Boko Haram.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ansarallah forces scored a big advance in southern and northern 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... on Monday, as their troops captured several sites in al-Bayda (south) and Marib (north).
According to the spokesperson for the Ansarallah-aligned Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a, their troops began the day by capturing several sites in the Radman District of the al-Bayda Governorate.
Following the advance in al-Bayda, the Ansarallah forces were able to take control of several sites inside the Marib Governorate, putting their troops closer to the administrative capital.
"The the armed forces have cleared an area of 400 square kilometers in al-Bayda and Marib," Sare’a said, pointing out that there was "a massive collapse in its (Saudi-backed forces) ranks and daily casualties."
He also touched on the issue of Yasser al-Awadi, who is the Assistant Secretary-General of the General People’s Congress, saying that he "coordinated with the aggressor countries to get around our forces in the Radman Directorate," adding that al-Awadi "continued to be drawn into the plans of the aggression despite his warning and included mercenaries, including 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... s and ISIS."
He added: "The armed forces were able to monitor al-Awadi’s activities, including the mobilization of mercenaries and their stationing in different regions," noting that "Al-Awadi used the aggression countries that provided support with money, weapons, mercenaries and air support."
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2020 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] Belgian Jewish group files incitement to violence complaint over incident at protest against West Bank annexation.
Dozens of protesters at a pro-Paleostinian demonstration in Brussels chanted the name of a locale where Moslems massacred Jews in the seventh century.
The Arabic chants about Khaybar, located in modern-day Soddy Arabia ...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. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... , were filmed at a rally Sunday in the Belgian capital against Israel’s plan to apply its civilian laws on parts of the West Bank.
"Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning," at least 100 men chanted, according to the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, or LBCA.
That’s incitement to violence, the LBCA’s president, Joel Rubinfeld, told the Belga news agency.
"They’re referencing a historic event in which Jews were exterminated and reduced to slaves," he said.
LBCA has filed a complaint with police for incitement to violence against those filmed shouting the slogan.
The rally’s organizers, a nonprofit called the Belgo-Paleostinian Association, condemned the chanting in a statement.
[AnNahar] Danish judges incarcerated Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up! an Iranian-Norwegian man for seven years on Friday for his part in a plot to assassinate an opponent of the Tehran government.
Mohammad Davoudzadeh Loloei, a 40-year-old Norwegian resident, was convicted of "complicity in an liquidation attempt" against a separatist leader, according to the ruling obtained by AFP.
The target of the attempted liquidation, a member of a separatist group known as the Arab Movement for the Struggle for the Liberation of Ahvaz, was reportedly wanted by authorities in Iran.
The Ahvazi are an Arab ethnic minority living in the southwest Iranian province of Khusestan. They’ve been rebelling against the Iranian government for about a century. Periodically AMSLA agents attempt to harm Iranians in Europe, or Iranian spies target Ahvazi exiles in Europe, at which point the local governments get upset and start arresting people who amply deserve it — all very boringly Casablanca.
The trial heard that the accused had secretly filmed the targeted man, Habib Yabor Kabi, and his wife at home in Copenhagen in September 2018.
Davoudzadeh Lololei then sent the footage to a man called "Sajjadi", whom the court said was a "proven" Iranian intelligence agent.
Shortly afterwards, intelligence officers and police mounted a huge operation to thwart the liquidation, bringing the Nordic nation to a standstill.
On September 28, 2018, Denmark shut down the bridges and ferries to Sweden for several hours as part of a massive manhunt.
"The accused should have realized that through his research and observations, he was helping an Iranian intelligence service (...) in the murder," the judges concluded.
Denmark has said the foiled liquidation was ordered by 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 JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... in retaliation for a deadly attack in its city of Ahvaz in September 2018 -- a claim Tehran has denied.
Davoudzadeh Lololei was arrested in October 2018 after returning from a trip to Iran.
He denied the charges, claiming he was filming Kabi because he had had an affair with his ex-wife and that he had flown to Iran because his mother was seriously ill.
The court rejected the explanations and concluded that "the Iranian intelligence services were planning to assassinate" Habib Yabor Kabi.
The verdict cited cases of liquidations of Iranian opponents in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... .
[TTAG] We missed this when it happened last week. This video was from a protest that took place in Florissant, Missouri (a St. Louis suburb just north of Ferguson in St. Louis County).
An open carrying protestor (perfectly legal in Missouri) obviously didn’t know enough to keep his finger off the trigger, let alone engage the safety on his AR pistol. When he touched off a negligent discharge with a large crowd around him, the round went through his right foot.
Teen, 16, dies & 14-year-old is wounded after Seattle antifa/BLM CHAZ security fire shots into their car. Video shows a man yelling, “You're not dead yet?” Police are trying to investigate but the crime scene had been tampered with. https://t.co/DkKXfSrYEK
Like NYC and Chicago, they have what they have loudly stated that they want and have subsequently voted for, they should be happy. Life is not a single stop action polaroid, it most commonly has a trajectory. Thus, just because some emotionally charged utterly dumb ass demand doesn't destroy you in the moment doesn't mean there isn't a reckoning: Nemesis has been very patient with them.
#2 You kind of hit it on the nail head. A nation of people are only as good as their moral doctrine. You are quoting the ten commandments, which were banned and now replaced with mid-evil means of death. The destroyed businesses scene then takes on back to the Bible of the "Abomination of Desolation" as well as the references to the "Beast".
[Star Tribune] A liquor store was one of the first buildings touched by the rage of a crowd that had watched a white police officer press his knee into George Floyd’s neck until he died.
Looters hit Minnehaha Lake Wine & Spirits twice the first night of protests as Steve Krause, the owner, watched by surveillance camera from his home across town.
Two nights later the store burned down. Flames flung the red marquee onto a pile of mangled metal in what used to be the basement.
Krause plans to rebuild what is now a third-generation business, but "there are bigger issues in society," he said from the sidewalk on E. Lake Street, a place still ringing with the echoes of Floyd’s death and the public’s furious response. He gestured at the hole in the ground that was his store.
"If this is a sacrifice to accomplish a greater good, so be it," Krause said. Good luck getting insurance, idiot
On May 28 — the night the Third Precinct police station and the liquor store and many other buildings burned — Ruhel Islam cooked food for protesters and offered bottled water in front of his restaurant, Gandhi Mahal, down the block and around a corner from the police station.
Medics set up a spot to treat injured protesters in a community space adjacent to the restaurant.
Later that night, someone set a fire that consumed Gandhi Mahal. The next morning, Islam’s response went viral: "Let my building burn," he said. "Justice needs to be served."
Islam was a student demonstrator in Bangladesh in 1990 when a mass uprising toppled a military ruler. Those protests were not always peaceful. Dozens died, and students and other demonstrators clashed with police repeatedly before the president resigned.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/30/2020 00:00 ||
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He going to have a 'Fire Sale' for reopening? Or was that for remodeling?
[WesternJournal] Gunfire and death have once again visited Seattle’s police-free "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" area.
Two men were taken to Harborview Medical Center early Monday after a shooting in the CHOP zone, KIRO-TV reported.
One victim transported by the Seattle Fire Department died after arriving at the hospital at 3:30 a.m., the hospital said. A second man who arrived by private vehicle at 3:15 a.m. was reported in critical condition.
The Seattle Police Department tweeted that officers were investigating a shooting near 12th Avenue and Pike Street in which two people were injured. That location is at the edge of the occupied piece of downtown Seattle.
"You heard a lot of gunshots near the Cal Anderson Park. A lot of us ran down there, a lot of people were running back. It was almost literally right outside in front of the [abandoned]
East Precinct," witness Giovanni Medina said, according to KIRO.
[WesternJournal] One man was killed Saturday during protests in Louisville, Kentucky, after an individual involved in the protesters opened fire before being wounded by other armed protesters and later arrested by police.
"The man had been participating in the protests since they began and had been arrested a couple of times over the past several weeks. He had been repeatedly asked by other members in the park to leave due to his disruptive behavior," Louisville Assistant Chief of Police Robert Schroeder said of suspect Steve Lopez, according to Fox News.
"In addition to this man, multiple other people in the park were armed at the time of the incident, and our homicide investigators are still working to identify all of the parties who may have fired during the incident," he said.
About nine persons were reportedly dead and several injured after a land dispute triggered sectarian clashes in Lower Kurram district. The Balishkhel and Para Chamkani (Shia-Sunni) tribes are now using heavy weapons to target each other. Govt intervention needed immediately
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
06/30/2020 6:48 Comments ||
I have been telling people for quite some time now Pakistan, is not so much a country as it is a collection of tribes that don't really like each other. When people talk about the Pakistan Government what they really mean is the Pashtuns.
Posted by: Sonny Black ||
06/30/2020 7:42 Comments ||
[IsraelTimes] Supreme Court has refused to suspend a lower court’s ruling exonerating Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh before 90-day detention order expires.
A ruling by Pakistain’s Supreme Court on Monday paves the way for a man convicted of involvement in the gruesome 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to walk free later this week.
The Supreme Court refused a government request to suspend a lower court’s ruling exonerating Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh of Pearl’s murder before a 90-day detention order expires on Thursday.
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[THEBAGHDADPOST] Four bodies were found in a grave inside a residential property in Sinjar’s (Shingal) Qahtanya (Gir Uzer) sub-district, which are believed to have been victims of ISIS during the time in which it captured and controlled the city.
After returning home from a displacement camp on Sunday, a Yezidi (Ezidi) family found the mass grave inside their garden, as they began to make repairs on their damaged house.
"We went to our home with several of my relatives to clean the house, following the ISIS war that left part of the house in ruins, with a lot of rubble, and then we found the bones and the remains of the bodies in the garden in one grave," said Khairo Khidr, the owner of the house.
Khidr explained that once they had dug up the grave, they discovered that more than one body had been buried in it.
"According to the bones, including skulls, we discovered that there were four people buried there," he said.
"There was no national identity card with the bodies," he continued. "However, corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds... according to their clothes, they appear to be residents of the area, and they were shot and killed after ISIS took over the city of Shingal."
The Khidr family believes that the bodies belong to four of their family members—three women and a man who are still missing.
The so-called 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.... attacked Shingal on Aug. 3, 2014, and twelve days later—on Aug. 15—it conducted mass killings in the Ezidi inhabited village of Kujo. The terrorist group murdered 2,293 Ezidi civilians, according to the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ezidi Affairs Directorate in the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2020 00:00 ||
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[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iranian authorities announced that their institutions export oil derivatives to several countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe, including Arab and Gulf countries.
Amir Abbas Hamidi, the supervisor of the administration of the Iranian Customs Authority in the "Pars" economic zone for energy and oil derivatives located in southern 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 JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... and overlooking the Gulf Sea, confirmed that Iranian institutions export oil to Arab and Gulf countries.
According to the Iranian Fars News Agency, the Pars region exported about 4.389 million tons of oil derivatives, at an estimated value of $ 1.09 billion in the last three months, from March 20 to June 20, 2020.
Iranian oil institutions exported oil derivatives to China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... , the official said.
In addition, Hamidi indicated that Iran had exported oil to several Arab countries, including Egypt, Kuwait and the UAE.
He noted the administration of the Iranian Customs Authority that exports of non-oil goods are witnessing steady growth despite restrictions and the US embargo sanctions.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2020 00:00 ||
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A blockade would fix that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/30/2020 13:48 Comments ||
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) heavily targeted the jihadist trenches along the southern Idlib front-lines on Monday, as they continue their assault on the turban defenses in Jabal al-Zawiya.
According to a field report from the Idlib front, the Syrian Arab Army troops launched several artillery shells and missiles towards the jihadist defenses in the Jabal al-Zawiya region, causing the destruction of a number of turban points in the process.
The Syrian Army also targeted the jihadist-led Hurras al-Deen group’s positions in the al-Ghaab Plain region of northwestern Hama.
Since the Hurras al-Deen group launched a surprise attack earlier this month, the Syrian Arab Army has zeroed in on their positions with daily strikes.
While these strikes are carried out a daily, it appears the Syrian Army is actually preparing for a new offensive that seeks to expel the jihadist rebels from the Jabal al-Zawiya and al-Ghaab Plain regions.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2020 00:00 ||
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[ALMASDARNEWS] Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... , Vasily Nebenzia, confirmed Russia’s withdrawal from the UN mechanism for exchanging information about humanitarian sites in Syria, noting that it has no mandate from the Security Council.
"This mechanism was the result of a voluntary agreement. It has no mandate from the UN Security Council. I have referred more than once to the disadvantages of this mechanism, but it has been consistently ignored," Nebenzia said during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday.
The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs, Marc Lukoc, said that Russia had informed the United Nations of its withdrawal from the clearing-house mechanism on humanitarian sites and the movements of humanitarian personnel inside Syria on June 23.
Earlier, the Russian delegate to the United Nations had criticized the mechanism, indicating that it is not without flaws, but rather is used for disinformation campaigns, as there were cases of use of the sites referred to as humanitarian, by terrorists. Nebenzia also pointed out the difference between the coordinates of the United Nations and the locations where it was.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2020 00:00 ||
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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.