[ToloNews] A suicide boom-mobile explosion and ensuing shootout, claimed by the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... , occurred on Monday morning in front of the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS) compound in Aybak city, the center of the northern Afghan province of Samangan, and ended with three attackers and at least 10 other people killed, according to local officials.
The officials also confirmed that 50 others were maimed in the earth-shattering kaboom and an ensuing shootout between security personnel and Taliban attackers.
The suicide kaboom happened at around 11:00 am, said Mohammad Sediq Azizi, a front man for the provincial governor.
According to officials, three attackers were involved in the attack that was claimed by the Taliban shortly after the initial blast.
President Ghani in a statement condemned the attack and called on the Taliban to stop fighting and "killing Afghans," warning that escalating violence and war would damage progress in the grinding of the peace processor.
Abdullah Abdullah ...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president... in a statement condemned the attack, saying: " These blind attacks are against the commitments to start intra-Afghan talks, reduce violence and establish peace and reconciliation in the country."
UNAMA also called on parties to take all feasible precautions to prevent civilian casualties.
"Parties must take all feasible precautions to prevent civilian harm. Initial reports indicate Taliban-claimed car kaboom on NDS in Samangan, Afghanistan injured dozens of civilians. UNAMA urges all parties to comply with international humanitarian law and protect civilians," UNAMA tweeted.
Ian Collard, UK's deputy ambassador to afghanistan, in a tweet also condemned the attack on the NDS building in Samangan province this morning, saying that the violence must stop.
"Condemn Taliban attack in Samangan today. Dozens of innocent civilians injured. Our thoughts are with those who are suffering because of the ongoing conflict. The Taliban need to show they are ready for peace," Collard tweeted.
According to the US-Taliban deal signed between the two sides in February, the krazed killer group committed to avoid attacks in Afghanistan’s cities. This is the first attack of its kind after the peace deal.
Violence is increasing in many parts of the country amid peace efforts.
The National Security Council (NSC) on Saturday, July 11, released data on civilian casualties, saying 23 non-combatants were killed and 45 others were maimed in Taliban violence over the last week.
Figures by the National Security Council indicate that 16 provinces of the country have witnessed 284 attacks by the Taliban in the last seven days.
[ToloNews] At least four security force members were killed and five others were maimed in a Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... attack in northern Parwan province on Sunday night, a security source said on Monday.
The festivities took place around 11:20 on Sunday night in Shenwari district after the Taliban attacked the security checkpoints, the source said.
"The festivities continued for nearly four hours and three other security forces are missing," the source said, adding that "four Taliban were also killed in the festivities."
The Taliban retreated after the attack and the situation is now controlled by the security forces, he added.
However, a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all... neither local security officials nor the Taliban have yet commented on the festivities.
[ToloNews] At least 13 security force members were killed and 11 others were maimed in festivities with the Taliban ...Arabic for students... in the northeastern province of Badakhshan and northern Kunduz province on Sunday night, said local officials and a security source said.
Six coppers were killed and nine others were maimed in fighting with the Taliban after the group attacked security checkpoints in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province on Sunday night, said a security source.
The festivities started at 9:00 pm local time and ended at 6:00 am on Monday morning, the source said, adding that "the Taliban have also suffered casualties but there is no exact information yet."
Also, seven security forces were killed and two others were maimed in a Taliban attack in Arghanjkhwa district of the province after "70 Taliban, al-Qaeda and ISIS including imported muscle have attacked security checkpoints," said Nik Mohammad Nazari, a front man for provincial governor.
A mixed unit? Interesting.
"Five snuffies were also killed in the attack and several others were maimed in the festivities," he said.
The snuffies attack was pushed back by the security forces, he added.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the attacks.
[Al Ahram] Somalia's army chief has survived an liquidation attempt when a suicide boom-mobileer targeted his convoy in the Somali capital Monday, officials said. At least one person was killed by the blast, they said.The blast took place when the bomber tried to ram his vehicle into the convoy escorting Gen. Odowa Yusuf Rage bringing his bodyguards to open fire and the vehicle detonated, said Capt.
Mohammed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer. A pedestrian standing nearby was killed by the blast, as well as the bomber, he said.
Several people including some of the army chief's bodyguards were maimed, Hussein told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. Casualties may rise as some of the maimed sustained serious injuries, he said.
Shops and businesses were damaged by the blast which occurred on a road to a military camp where the army chief was heading, said Col. Ahmed Muse, a police officer.
At least one dead body could be seen lying at the scene of the blast, he said.
Somalia's holy warrior rebel group al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... , which is linked to al-Qaeda, grabbed credit for the blast in an announcement on its Andalus radio station.
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[DAILYNEWSEGYPT] Scores of button men were killed following Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s by the Nigerian military targeting a notorious camp inside a forest in the restive northwest region, an official said on Sunday.
John Enenche, a front man for the Nigerian military, said in a statement made available to Xinhua that the operation, in which fighter jets and helicopter gunships were deployed to the location, took place on July 10 in Kwiambana Forest of the northern state of Zamfara.
Several other button men, believed to be bandidos by the military authorities, were also maimed in a mop-up operation that followed the airstrikes, Enenche said.
They were spotted fleeing on foot and about 15 cycle of violences.
The airstrikes were sequel to a discovery that a group of structures hidden under the dense forest vegetation served as hideouts for 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.... West Africa Province murderous Moslems. The camp, according to the military official, was headed by a notorious gang leader identified as Dodo Gede.
The front man said the operation was one of the multiple military operations in Nigeria’s northwest region that has been wracked by years of violence.
Banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities have recently become rampant in the northwest region. The Nigerian military high command said they are in control of the situation with multiple ongoing operations against the button men.
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07/14/2020 00:00 ||
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Portland, Maine: Abdikareem Hassan has been arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting attack on the police station. During the arrest, Hassan attacked both a police officer & FBI agent. https://t.co/DhomGdfEFXpic.twitter.com/ZWABTicFp7
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This is a hate crime.
Hate crimes are illegal because the chilling effect they send through the targeted community are far greater than the actual act. That doesn't change because it was a hoax and the full force of the law should be applied.
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] A prominent nonprofit group founded by liberal mega-donor George Soros ...either Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Auric Goldfinger come true... announced plans to dump more than $200 million into initiatives dedicated to ending racial inequality.The Open Society Foundation will announce its $220 million funding mission on Monday, committing $150 million to racial justice organizations that are under the leadership of black people and $70 million to organizations that promote civic engagement or small-time Mister Big justice reform initiatives.
"These investments will empower proven leaders in the black community to re-imagine policing, end mass incarceration, and eliminate the barriers to opportunity that have been the source of inequity for too long," Alexander Soros, George Soros' son and the organization's deputy chair, told the New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... The Open Society has already selected many of the groups that will receive funding, including the Black Voters Matter Fund, a group that promotes black participation in elections, and the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization working to end mass incarceration of black citizens.
"There is this call for justice in black and brown communities, a kaboom of not just sympathy but solidarity across the board. So it’s time to double down. And we understood we can place a bet on these activists, black and white, who see this as a moment of not just incrementalism, but whole-scale reform," said Patrick Gaspard, the organization's president.
Gaspard noted that the Open Society has been funding organizations that aim to help black citizens and encourage black voter turnout for more than 25 years. George Soros, 89, has been one of the nation's most prolific donors to liberal causes and Democratic elected officials.
His deep pockets and Jewish heritage have driven far-right conspiracy theories about the methods of advocacy he supports. Earlier this year, Open Secrets denied conspiracy theories that claimed the organization was funding violent mostly peaceful rioters following the death of George Floyd.
Well, they would do, wouldn’t they. Which has nothing to do with their actual actions.
[Rudaw] Three suspects were handed down life sentences by a Ottoman Turkish court over a 2016 terror attack in Istanbul, which claimed the lives of several coppers and civilians, according to Ottoman Turkish state media.
Shortly after the attack, the miitant group, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), grabbed credit for the attack in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund... 's largest city.
Twelve people, including six coppers and six civilians, were killed in the bombing that targeted a police bus.
The Ottoman Turkish court sentenced Eyup Sever and Murat Bal each to 893 years in prison for "violating the constitution" and "premeditated murder", according to state-run media outlet Anadolu Agency.
A third defendant, Gulsah Bahadir, was separately sentenced for the same jail term, also accused of "premeditated murder," Anadolu added.
The July 2016 bombing was one of a spate of attacks that rocked the Ottoman Turkish economic and tourist hub over the year.
The Ottoman Turkish government has blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) for attacks claimed by the TAK. Both groups, however, deny having any responsibility and deny that they are in any way affiliated with TAK.
[DAILYNEWSEGYPT] Five 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.... (IS) jacket wallahs and two security members were killed when Iraqi forces and U.S.-led coalition aircraft attacked a hideout near Iraqi capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.
Acting on intelligence reports, an Iraqi force affiliated with the intelligence service surrounded an IS hideout housing five suicide bombers in a village located in the southwest of Baghdad, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a statement without giving further details about when exactly the raid occurred.
The troops, backed by an international coalition drone, managed to kill four suicide bombers, while the fifth went kaboom!, leaving an officer and a soldier killed, the statement added.
The raid came as the holy warrior group’s forces of Evil have intensified their attacks on the security forces, including Hashd Shaabi forces, and civilians in the formerly IS-controlled Sunni provinces, resulting in the killing and wounding of dozens.
The security situation in Iraq has been improving since Iraqi security forces fully defeated the IS forces of Evil across the country late in 2017.
However, it's easy to be generous with someone else's money... group’s remnants have since melted in urban areas or deserts and rugged areas, carrying out frequent guerilla attacks against security forces and civilians.
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A fifth Ottoman Turkish soldier has been killed in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... 's defence ministry announced in a statement late on Sunday night, almost a month since Ankara began air and ground operations against alleged Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) sites in the area.
Though the statement did not provide a location of death, the soldier was part of Turkey's Operation Claw-Tiger ground offensive, taking place in the Haftanin area of the Kurdistan Region.
The soldier was killed on July 12 and died after hospitalisation, the statement read. Three members of the PKK were "neutralised" in the festivities, it added. Ankara uses the term "neutralised" to denote the killing, injury or capture of its enemy forces.
Turkey launch air offensive Operation Claw-Eagle on June 15, with the stated aim of targeting PKK bases in the Kurdistan Region. It launched commando-led ground offensive Operation Claw-Tiger in Haftanin two days later. At least five civilians in the Kurdistan Region have been killed by Ottoman TurkishArclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s so far.
The People's Defence Forces - the PKK military wing known by its Kurdish acronym, HPG - announced Sunday that it had killed 16 Ottoman Turkish soldiers in Haftanin in the space of three days. On Sunday alone, 13 Ottoman Turkish soldiers were "punished", as the HPG statement termed their killing.
Turkey has conducted airstrikes and ground operations against the PKK within Iraq’s borders for years, accusing the governments of federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of failing to take adequate measures against the group.
Both Erbil and Baghdad have repeatedly called on Ankara to halt its attacks and the violation of its illusory sovereignty, and have demanded the PKK withdraw from their territory.
Iraqi security analyst Husham al-Hashimi last month put the number of PKK fighters in Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region, at between 8,500 and 10,000, distributed across 81 points and bases.
Ankara said last week that its forces have established almost 40 "military points" in the Kurdistan Region - including one each in the cities of Erbil, Duhok, Soran and Zakho. The map was later deleted.
Bored from being locked down and under siege, old feuds appear to be revived for sheer amusement value.
[Jpost] The liquidation came amid unconfirmed reports that Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, has arrested a number of its members on suspicion of collaboration with Israel.
A former Paleostinian activist from the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip who hacked a man to death on suspicion of collaboration with Israel more than 30 years ago was assassinated on Sunday night, sparking public outcry and calls for the execution of the perpetrators.
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The "community" aside, we're pretty docile in this respect. If one of ours is murdered, we rely on the state to get a measure of vengeance in our behalf. Much of the time, that vengeance is half-hearted and inadequate. But it is a measure of vengeance. In a place like Gaza, there is no alternative to personal vendettas. Apart from which not engaging in these vendettas is an invitation to further attacks on you and yours. It really is a war of all against all over there.
Satellite photos with circles and arrows can be seen at the link.
[Jpost] ALMA says never-before-published sites are deep in heart of residential areas in Beirut, next to hospitals, restaurants, schools.
There are at least 28 missile launching sites belonging to Hezbollah in civilian areas in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, a report by ALMA Research and Education Center has found.
The report found that the never-before-published sites concentrated mainly in Hezbollah-dominated areas of Beirut are related to the launch, storage and production of the group’s Fateh 110/M600 medium-range missiles and are "the same as those subject to the Hezbollah precision-guided missile project (PGMs)."
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[Rudaw] A unit from Bashir al-Assad’s Syrian National Army confronted a US military convoy in a village associated with the town of Tal Tamr in Syria's western Hasaka province on Sunday, a Syrian army source told Rudaw’s office in northern Syria.
"A Syrian army unit intercepted and blocked an American convoy today, Saturday, at 1pm," the source said.
"The American convoy was made up of three armored vehicles, which attempted to enter the village, but were forced to return," they added.
A video obtained by Rudaw on Sunday shows a regime force unit aggressively confronting a US convoy in Tal Tamr’s Mansaf Tahtani village, and forcing them to leave the area.
The video shows what appears to be a regime force commander, accompanied by several other soldiers from the Syrian army, challenging a US soldier in the village.
"Come on turn back and leave immediately," the Syrian commander told a US soldier standing by their military vehicle, swatting the soldier away with his hand.
The commander then asks the translator accompanying the US convoy, "what does he want?" and asks him to translate, and says "I swear if they come back here, I will burn all the vehicles with them."
Then the US military vehicles begin to withdraw and leave the area while the members of the regime forces shout "go away".
Rudaw English contacted the spokesperson for the US-led coalition on the matter and is waiting for a response.
This is not the first time Syrian national army units have had confrontations with the US troops in Syria.
In February, an American military convoy came under attack from civilians and militias loyal to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Leveler of Latakia... 's regime in the Arab village of Khirbet Amo, southeast of the northeast Syrian city of Qamishli.
The US said it had "completely withdrawn" from northeastern Syria in late 2019, according to statements made by US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. However around 600 soldiers remain across parts of the country to protect oil fields from 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.... (ISIS), according to Rooters.
The withdrawal of US troops in early October prompted international outcry as Ottoman Turkish-backed forces invaded the areas held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since the defeat of ISIS.
Operation Peace Spring, greenlit by the decision of Commander-in-chief President Trump, saw The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... launch its long-awaited invasion of the region.
It aims to cleanse the area of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which it sees as a terrorist group, before resettling Arab refugees from elsewhere in Syria that have fled to Turkey since 2011.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The head of the Islamic Revolution Court in the Kerman Province, Ahmed Qurbani, has announced the arrest of "agents of foreign intelligence services and opposition groups."
On Monday, Qurbani said, "A number of members of the anti-revolutionary groups in the governorate have been arrested, appeared before the Islamic Revolution Court and sentenced."
He pointed out that "the Revolutionary Court in the governorate has decided on a number of other security files as well and issued its rulings, including the file of the invited criminals, Ahmed Yousfi and Arya Jawidan, where they were carrying out kidnappings in the southern area of the governorate, which has destabilized the region and impeded the achievement of economic development in it."
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Lebanese Army Command said in a statement on Monday, that button men opened fire on several military and patrol sites in the Baalbek area in the Beqa’a Valley last night, killing one soldier around midnight.
The statement said : "At the time of approximately 00.45 A.M.., a number of button men opened fire towards an army patrol and military centers in Talia, Brital, al-Khader and Douris, as this resulted in the martyrdom of one of the soldiers."
They continued: "This was preceded yesterday by the wanted man, Abbas al-Masri, on firing in the air at the Douris checkpoint while trying to force the car with his BMW type vehicle, accompanied by the person, Ja’afar al-’Afi, and the checkpoint personnel responded to the shooting, which led to the injury of the wanted Abbas al-Masri and Ja’afar al-’Afi, so they were taken to Dar al-Amal Hospital University-Baalbek for treatment."
The soldier killed during the exchange of gunfire was identified as ’Ali al-’Afi.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The head of the fire department in the Kafyan region in the Khorasan Province of eastern 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... said that a kaboom took place at a company’s facility that produces liquefied gas.The fire department head said the earth-shattering kaboom had resulted in a large ignition of fire and great damage to the company and neighboring buildings.
According to this fire official, the gas condensate tank in Petronft plant in Kafyan Fariman Industrial City caught fire, but the incident did not result in any losses of life or injuries, according to the Iranian ILNA agency.
The head of the city’s fire department said that the cause of the incident and the amount of losses are under investigation, while no official statement has been issued on the accident.
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Goodness! They seem to be having an inordinate amount of ordnance entrofying*. Somebody should file a complaint with the UN Climate Initiative.
Video shows the man moving through the cabin of Flight 422 bound for Chicago O' Hare yelling that he is going to 'kill everybody' and to just 'accept it'
He yells that he'll 'kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man'
Multiple times in the video from Saturday he shouts 'die in the name of Jesus'
'The man became extremely belligerent and physically aggressive during the ascent,' an Alaska Airlines spokesperson said about what occurred after 11.15pm
Three passengers, including a law enforcement officer, and a flight attendant helped to subdue the man
The plane returned to Seattle-Tacoma Airport, the flight was canceled and the remaining passengers were booked on another flight to Chicago
The suspect was being investigated on suspicion of harassment
He’ll probably turn out to be off his meds or self-medicating. But for some reason this insistence that Jesus is black, as opposed to a normally suntanned Middle Easterner, has become weaponized discourse on the Left — presumably because they believe all conservatives are innately racist and will therefore be upset by the claim.
I don't know Skidmark, that's a long flight. That seems cruel to the passengers. Don't most planes only have a very limited number of restrooms?
(I've only ever flown on the very smallest of planes, making regional jumps, so I don't actually know.)
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.