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Good morning
Lightfoot Accuses Trump of
Targeting Cities With Female Mayors
Wednesday July 1st, 2020

DanielleDarrieux0621
Provo, Utah, Black Lives Matter rioters surround a car in the street before one of them pulls a gun and fires twice at the driver
Turkish army bolsters positions in Kurdistan Region
Syrian Army, Russian military amassing forces in Raqqa
LNA artillery targets positions of the GNA / Turkish militia near Bouirat Lahsoun, west of Sirte
University of California SF pays ransomware hackers $1.14 million to salvage research
BLM threatens to burn down Barbecue joint
IRS Whistleblower Explains Why No One
in the FBI or the DOJ Spoke up for General Flynn

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 11:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Last name pronounced 'Derriere'?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#2  "Alright...hands up!"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/01/2020 14:05 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ that worked in the olden days but high fives are more successful now
Posted by: jpal || 07/01/2020 15:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Dearest Mademoiselle Danielle Darrieux,

Tho you are teasing, tantalizing and titillating, I must go,

I'd love to stay and participate in your show,

However, keep me in mind, and keep your bed warm, my name is O'Keefe,

I find your charms exciting beyond belief,

But because of an earlier such romantic encounter I must first see my urologist to seek relief.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/01/2020 17:07 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
District Police Chief Killed In Uruzgan
[ToloNews] Local officials in Uruzgan said that Shah Mohammad Shah, the district police chief for Dihrawood district, was killed in an attack by gunnies on Monday.

Zargai Abadi, governor front man said the incident happened on Monday evening in the capital city of Tarinkot.

Two guards of Mohammad Shah were also maimed in the incident, Abadi said.

Shah Mohammad Shah has working in the policefor the past 20 years and he was attacked 35 times during his duties and 9 times maimed.

Shah lost both eyes in a mine explosion 6 years ago.

No one grabbed credit for his death.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2020 02:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


'17 Taliban Killed' in Parwan Attack: Official
[ToloNews] At least 17 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
were killed in attack on security checkpoints in Parwan province on Monday night, local officials said.

The Taliban attacked security checkpoints in Koh-e-Safi district around 11 pm and the fighting lasted until the early hours on Tuesday, said Haroon Mobariz, the provincial police chief.

"More than 200 Taliban attacked public uprising forces checkpoints in the district and 17 Taliban were killed and no security forces members were hurt in the attack," Mubariz said.

"The situation is under the control of the security forces and the Taliban fled from the area," he said.

However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
the Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2020 02:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


9 Victims of Sangin Incident Members of Same Family
[ToloNews] Nine victims of the 27 people killed in the artillery attack in Sangin district in the southern province of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
were members of one family, according to locals who talked to TOLOnews on Tuesday.

The UN mission in Afghanistan also said that based on its "initial" and "impartial" findings, the Afghan National Army mortars inflicted heavy civilian casualties Monday at a market in Sangin and that "multiple credible sources assert that the army fired lethal mortars in response to Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fire, missing intended target."

Eight members of the family were laid to rest on Monday, while another member, who sustained injuries in the attack, succumbed to his wounds and was laid to rest on Tuesday, according to TOLOnews’ Abdullah Achakzai who visited the incident scene on Tuesday.

Abdullah said the signs of the attack were still visible in the area, along with the belonging of the victims left at the scene following the incident.

"This is the eight martyred from our family," said Sayed Mohammad, a relative of the victims, referring to their remains.

"Why are they oppressing us? if you want to fire, go and fire it at another place. No firing occurred from our area, on the day of the incident, no bullet was fired from our area," said Mohammad Naseer, a relative of the victims.

Most parts of Sangin district, particularly the place where the shells hit, are under Taliban control, according to locals.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission also said that the area is under Taliban control and that 27 people were killed and 35 others were maimed in the incident.

Some eyewitnesses also said the mortars were fired by Afghan army, calling for a thorough investigation into the incident.

"This is not the first, second or third time-- we face this situation all the time, we don’t have any other option except to act on our own," said Allah Dad, an eyewitness.

"Nothing has been fired from our area," said Attaullah, another eyewitness.

Helmand officials said a delegation has been assigned to find the perpetrators behind the incident.

"A probe team has been tasked to find out whether this incident was carried out by the Taliban or if it was carried out by the division (Afghan army division), the incident will be investigated seriously," said Mujahidullah Safari, the deputy governor of Helmand.

The incident happened on Monday morning when the locals were busy attending a local festival in a market in Sangin district — a district that has witnessed heavy festivities between government forces and the Taliban over the last 18 years.

Watchdog: ANA Counterattack Resulted in Civilian Deaths in Sangin

[ToloNews] The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Tuesday said its findings indicate that the Afghan cops, while responding to an attack by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in Sangin district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, caused massive civilian casualties by firing artillery that hit a marketplace.

The commission said that at least 27 civilians--including children--were killed and 35 more were maimed after the security forces launched a counter-attack on the Taliban Death Eaters in Sangin.

"The incident happened as a result of the counter-attack by the Afghan military forces, the Afghan government needs to initiate a transparent investigation into the attack," said Naeem Nazari, the deputy head of the AIHRC.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Senate, Odius Sepulcher called for war against the Visigoths...
General Wali Ahmad Ahmadzai, the commander of 215 Maiwand Army Corps, has said that the army is ready to investigate the incident in Sangin in a thorough way.

"An investigation team has been tasked and we welcome it, we are ready to provide any sort of clarification on this issue, we strongly reject civilian casualties," said Wali Ahmad Ahmadzai, the commander of 215 Maiwand Army Corps
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2020 02:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Jawzjan province
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs suffered heavy casualties during the operations in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said at least 7 Talibs were killed and 4 others were maimed during the operations in Khamaab district and on the highway between Jawzjan and Sar-e Pul provinces.

The statement further added that the security forces also destroyed 2 cycle of violences of the murderous Moslems during the murderous Moslems along with some weapons and munitions.

The security forces also destroyed an armored vehicle of the murderous Moslems during an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in the same areas, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

In another statement, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces killed 5 murderous Moslems and destroyed some weapons by repelling a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in Qarqeen district of Jawzjan.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incidents so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2020 00:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Egypt MoI announces killing 2 militants, likely #ISIS, in Galabana North #Sinai
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Al Ahram adds:
Two "extremely dangerous" gunnies have been killed by Egyptian security forces in a shootout in North Sinai, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The two terrorists, who were attempting to gather information about security checkpoints in the area as part of a plot to launch a series of attacks, were killed after they fired shots at police who were attempting to apprehend them, according to the statement.

The ministry said that police retrieved from the scene two automatic rifles, ammunition, and a weapon that was stolen by the suspects in an earlier attack on a policeman in August 2017 in North Sinai’s Bir al-Abd.

The interior ministry said it acted upon information gathered by its National Security Bureau that gunnies were scouting North Sinai’s Galbana area in preparation for carrying out attacks against army and police personnel on the seventh anniversary of the 30 June Revolution.

Egypt has been conducting Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018 for the past two years to combat takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
elements in Norh Sinai.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Fleet of Turkish T129 helicopter's flying over Misurata
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Libyan Government Considers Cancelling Turkish Contracts
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
They discussed all legal measures required to end these Ottoman Turkish contracts. al-Thinni noted that these projects, valued at billions of dollars, came to a halt following the 2011 civil war.

Al-Thinni stressed the need to terminate all contracts signed with Ottoman Turkish companies in accordance with the law. He added that the termination of contracts is due to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
’s hostile actions against the Libyan people and the Libyan National Army.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


LNA artillery targets positions of the GNA / Turkish militia near Bouirat Lahsoun, west of Sirte
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Cyber
Knoxville police regain access to computer system following ransomware attack
[KNOXNEWS] The Knoxville Police Department regained use of its in-car computers more than two weeks after a ransomware attack shuttered the reporting system the officers use.

KPD previously announced officers would not respond to car crashes unless they involved injury or a disabled vehicle blocking traffic because they couldn't access their electronic reporting system.

Having officers return to "normal protocol" is another step in the city ridding itself and its systems from the ransomware attack. Late last week, officials said they do not intend on paying the ransom associated with the cyber attack and said they expected to have systems running in the next 10 days or so.

In a ransomware attack, cybercriminals gain access to computer files, lock them down and demand payment to restore access. Generally, as was the case with Knoxville, the hackers demand payment in bitcoin which is free of tracking by banks or governments. The city has declined to say how much the ransom is.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gotta back up all your files every day so when something like this happens you can tell the hackers to FOAD.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/01/2020 12:50 Comments || Top||

#2  A dumb move to target the police department (KPD.) There are plenty of cyber specialists in the area among the police agencies, Oak Ridge and UT.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/01/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||

#3  I admit I'm pretty lax on backing up (as in never). But when (not if) one of my personal devices pukes on me I just buy a new one. Government departments and other institutions like hospitals and legal marijuana grow sites need to have their stuff in gear at all times.
Posted by: jpal || 07/01/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||


University of California SF pays ransomware hackers $1.14 million to salvage research
[ZDNET] The University of Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, at the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
...where God struck dead Anton LaVey, home of the Sydney Ducks, ruled by Vigilance Committee from 1859 through 1867, reliably and volubly Democrat since 1964...
(UCSF) has admitted to paying a partial ransom demand of $1.14 million to recover files locked down by a ransomware infection.

The university was struck on June 1, where malware was found in the UCSF School of Medicine's IT systems. Administrators quickly attempted to isolate the infection and ringfence a number of systems that prevented the ransomware from traveling to the core UCSF network and causing further damage.

While the school says the cyberattack did not affect "our patient care delivery operations, overall campus network, or COVID-19 work," UCSF servers used by the school of medicine were encrypted.

Ransomware can be particularly destructive as once a system is compromised, content is encrypted and rendered inaccessible. Victims are then faced with a choice: potentially lose their files, or pay a ransom demand. Cyberattackers will often include a time limit for a decision to be made to ramp up the pressure to pay.

As shown in this case, blackmail demands can reach millions of dollars.

"The attackers obtained some data as proof of their action, to use in their demand for a ransom payment," the university said in a statement. "We are continuing our investigation, but we do not currently believe patient medical records were exposed."

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wish there was a way to trace this payment. And simply kill whoever took it, all of them.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 07/01/2020 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  And kill whoever facilitated it as well, bankers and server operators, and bot-net operators, and software developers who wrote the malware. Accomplices. Might serve as a bit of a deterrent.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 07/01/2020 0:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Is 'ringfence' the new word for unplugging routers & switches?
Posted by: Raj || 07/01/2020 0:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Failure to perform fundamental security and backup*. Too much of a hassle. $1.14 million dollars worth of laziness and attitude.

* a day, a week, a month. It's so bothersome and think of all the storage costs. (so do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2020 3:49 Comments || Top||

#5  The kidnappers just got 1.14 million more reasons to continue what they're doing.

Blame the university for not securing its files. Computer security is well-understood today, not implementing it shows corruption or laziness at the top of the institution.
Posted by: Maggie Poodle6767 || 07/01/2020 7:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, exactly. They should have been able to restore from backup. But they either didn't have backups, or their backup solution was shoddily implemented and un-restorable. Either one points the finger solidly at the university.

Ransomware attacks are like the weather. Whose fault is it if your roof caves in, the thunderstorm's?
Posted by: Maggie Poodle6767 || 07/01/2020 7:26 Comments || Top||

#7  California state tax-payers take a hit.
Posted by: b || 07/01/2020 7:39 Comments || Top||

#8  BTW, if the data was $1.14 million critical, it should have been red/black separated critical. That portion should have been closed off to access. Don't cross the black and red wires.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#9  #1 I wish there was a way to trace this payment...

Start with the relatives of the university's H1B1 IT staff's family and friends back in thier home countries who know as much about the Universities system topology and poor system management processes as the in house IT department.
Posted by: Crins Throlusing3119 || 07/01/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||

#10  Well, it's San Francisco. What did you expect?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/01/2020 12:54 Comments || Top||

#11  Start with the relatives of the university's H1B1 IT staff's family and friends

Every 'foreign body' (and many domestic), is an Agent Provocateur.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 13:43 Comments || Top||

#12  Defending Against Malicious Cyber Activity Originating from Tor
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 14:36 Comments || Top||


Europe
Italian police seize a record 1 billion euros worth of amphetamine pills 'made by ISIS' hidden in container ship
[Daily Mail]
  • Police discovered 84 million pills of the drug Captagon in three container ships

  • It is known as the 'drug of the Jihad' and is widespread in wartorn countries

  • The amphetamine provides the Islamic State with revenue to finance militancy

  • Captagon is known as the 'drug of the Jihad' after being found in militant hideouts, including one used by the Islamists who killed 90 people at the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015

  • Italian authorities believe the coronavirus lockdown across Europe has hindered the production and distribution of synthetic drugs, forcing traffickers to organise shipments from Syria to fill the market.

  • Police say they're investigating if Naples-based Camorra organized crime clans might have ordered the huge shipment for international sale.

  • Two weeks earlier a much smaller shipment of the drug was also seized in Salerno's port in a shipment of counterfeit clothing. In that raid, investigators one million Captagon pills as well as 2,800kg of hashish.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 09:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So, they are producing or acquiring in excess to their own needs.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2020 10:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Track down who (which government) is supplying ISIS with the precursor chemicals.
Posted by: Shating Turkeyneck1016 || 07/01/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  You may want to review the manufacturer listings here.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/01/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Pinning it on the Italian Mafia, nice DM.

Absolutely no mention of Port of Origin.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 14:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Start with a C and end with a A ?
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 07/01/2020 20:42 Comments || Top||

#6  You mean California? /sarc
Posted by: DooDahMan || 07/01/2020 20:45 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
BLM threatens to burn down Barbecue joint
[WDEF] RED BANK, Tenn.- One local business received backlash this week after they say they were falsely accused of making a political statement with the back the blue rally.

Owners of Shuford’s smoke house say organizers of today’s Back the Blue contacted them to order food for the event.

Shuford’s says they accepted the job because they believed it was another opportunity to offer their catering services.

Once it was publicly known they took the job , the business says they have been harassed and threatened on social media.

"It was not donated . It was not a reflection of our opinions -our political views" said Co-owner Madison Davis.

"It was literally just a business transaction and I think that’s where the misunderstanding comes in. We’ve never discriminated on what jobs we take. If someone comes to us with money wanting to buy food, we’re not going to turn away money because we are a business and that’s what we’re trying to run."

Shuford’s says they cancelled the order because of threats to burn down their business.

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  My understanding is bagel joints and coffee shops that had served the police (pay not free service) when they visited, in the area now without police in Seattle, were burned by the scum for having served police in the past.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/01/2020 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Blackened Meat Matters.

Shuford’s says they cancelled the order because of threats to burn down their business.

You may not be interested in the Gleichschaltung, but the Gleichschaltung is interested in you. I can foresee a future where society no longer protects its citizens, who then turn to outside agencies for protection and justice. "Godfather, they are threatening my business and my family."
Posted by: SteveS || 07/01/2020 1:41 Comments || Top||

#3  RICO BLM, just the mafia in a different hue.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2020 3:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Blackmailed Lives matter
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/01/2020 3:44 Comments || Top||

#5  So people who weren't elected by anybody get to run your life. That's what it comes down to.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2020 8:09 Comments || Top||

#6  How are gun sales doing lately?
Posted by: Clem || 07/01/2020 8:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Glad to see you guys bent the knee to the morality mob.

Enjoy your future purity tests for the party.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/01/2020 8:55 Comments || Top||

#8  the back the blue rally.

They meant 'the black and blue rally'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 13:45 Comments || Top||

#9  I think they have confused two different kinds of catering.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2020 13:59 Comments || Top||


Provo, Utah, Black Lives Matter rioters surround a car in the street before one of them pulls a gun and fires twice at the driver
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  BEST reason I know to carry a PDW pistol in 5.56 about 7.5 to maybe 10.5 or 11". IMO-only
Posted by: ranture || 07/01/2020 15:29 Comments || Top||

#2  If you are expecting a lot of this sort of thing, Claymore mines on the doors might not be a bad idea.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/01/2020 16:19 Comments || Top||

#3  How would this work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLhWzMOccTg
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 07/01/2020 18:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Both.
Posted by: gorb || 07/01/2020 23:38 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Thousands of Turkish lawyers protested outside Istanbul’s main courthouse against a government plan to reform bar associations
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Defund the lawyers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 8:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Does Yippee read Shakespeare?

Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2.

Posted by: AlanC || 07/01/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Turkish army bolsters positions in Kurdistan Region
[Rudaw] The Ottoman Turkish army has established five new outposts in the Kurdistan Region, the mayor of Darkar district in Zakho said on Monday.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
has recently stepped up a military campaign targeting Kurdish rebels that has drawn condemnation from Iraqi officials.

Darkar mayor Zerevan Musa said Turkey flew in troops on helicopters and established the outposts on mountains near the villages of Sharanish and Banka, near the Ottoman Turkish border.

Musa added that the Turks have gone more than 30 kilometres deep into Iraqi territory, in different areas across the Kurdistan Region

Several Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s have hit farms and other sites around Sharanish and Banka villages.

Video showed smoke from the airstrikes, and what from a distance appeared to be Ottoman Turkish troops on a mountainside.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2020 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli jet activity over the Mediterranean Sea near the northern Gaza Strip
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


At least 20 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip towards the Mediterranean Sea
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  New NORK targeting system?
Posted by: Raj || 07/01/2020 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  ^It's because they must display their rage, and - the last time they fired rockets at Israel - there were some serious explosions in Gaza. So now they fight Poseidon.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 3:34 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS militants launch fresh riots at Hasaka prison
[Rudaw] Suspected 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....
(ISIS) faceless myrmidons rioted inside a prison in Hasaka province on Monday, the latest of several disturbances at the facility.

Detainees at Sanaa prison, run by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hasaka’s Geweran neighborhood reportedly began rioting on Monday night.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that a riot erupted as prisoners demanded "fair trials" and to see their families.
Y’all are captured prisoners of war, guys, or possibly land pirates, not arrested criminals. You don’t get criminal trials but courts martial, or to be held until your government negotiates a formal surrender... or the governments of the nations you left to become ISIS Lions of Islam henchmen decide to bring you home. Except that the ISIS government is dead or fleeing, while the nations you left do not want your poisonous selves.
According to SOHR, the prisoners tried to break down the walls and doors of the prison, with "casualties" reported.

US-led coalition helicopters were flying over the city at "low altitude", the monitor added.

The prison has seen several disturbances in recent months, with two riots taking place in March. More riots took place in May.

Somewhere between 3,000-5000 prisoners from around 50 nationalities are held in the prison, most of whom were detained by Kurdish and coalition forces in the last ISIS stronghold of Baghouz in March 2019.

There are currently more than 10,000 suspected ISIS members held in SDF prisons across northeast Syria.

Syria’s official state news agency SANA reported that the riot erupted after a "senior US official" visited the prison.

SDF-affiliated new agency NPA shared footage of military reinforcements arriving at the prison to control the scene.

Kurdish forces have repeatedly called on the international community to take responsibility for foreign ISIS faceless myrmidons held in SDF-run prisons, as well as their families housed in nearby camps.

"We believe that the international coalition forces and the international community have a responsibility to find a solution to the issue of detained ISIS members, provide more support for greater security measures, and improve the conditions of detainees inside prisons in northern and eastern Syria," SDF spokesperson Kino Gabriel said on May 3.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2020 08:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Easy solution. HRW might not approve, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/01/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Prob heard about their Meth.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 13:40 Comments || Top||

#3  MAYBE a solution???.......SHOOT THEM!
Posted by: ranture || 07/01/2020 14:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Nothing like a fresh riot to start your day. Attica! Attica!
Posted by: jpal || 07/01/2020 15:48 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army, Russian military amassing forces in #Raqqa
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Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Lebanon’s army has scrapped meat from all meals it offers to soldiers on duty as food prices skyrocket
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Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  So a lot of carbohydrates in their diet 'eh. Talk about brainwashing food.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/01/2020 2:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Clearly Lebanon is ripe for revolution: "come over to our side soldier - we have meat!".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 4:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Much to the delight of Bill Gates.
Posted by: Clem || 07/01/2020 6:52 Comments || Top||

#4  It was a wonderful place, truly beautiful really. Some happy times watching the sun set into the Med.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/01/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Next they will wonder why their enlisted soldiers "go over the hill" and join the militias and/or criminals where the living is better...
Posted by: magpie || 07/01/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Can't they even get Wuhan Bat soup?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/01/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Soy burgers. They'll be a lot healthier without all that cholesterol. /sarc
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/01/2020 12:42 Comments || Top||

#8  I bet if they'd eat pork it'd be a lot cheaper.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/01/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Where is pork cheaper than poultry? Not in my grocery store...

Also, the locals are going find out very quickly how terrifying a hungry army is.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 07/01/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

#10  Following the Nkor model.
Unused buildings have cockroaches.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 19:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Impossible Whoppers for all.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 07/01/2020 20:52 Comments || Top||


USN Poseidon does ISR off Syria coast
[The Aviationist] An interesting event took place on Jun. 19, 2020, near Syria.

On that day, Cyprus had a NOTAM (Notice To AirMen) up for Russian Navy missile firing exercise off the coast of Tartus, in Syria.

According to the published schedule, firing would take place on multiple days, including Jun. 19, until 1500Z (GMT).

Around 1200Z, a P-8A launched from NAS Sigonella, Sicily, under radio callsign "PS191" (registration unknown) entered the area from the west. Aircraft was on tactical hex AE6840:
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Title of article: “PS191” watched Russian Navy vessel firing rockets off Tartus.
Posted by: b || 07/01/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||



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