[ToloNews] Afghanistan remained relatively calm on the second day of Eid, including in those provinces which saw some of the fiercest battles over the past few weeks.
Residents in embattled areas called on the warring parties to make compromises and avoid further war.
However, Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried... the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that widespread attacks were reported in at least ten provinces, adding that the Afghan cops managed to repel these attacks. But the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... has rejected the allegations, saying their fighters have been in a defensive stance during the Eid days.
"It is now three days that we hear firing in Taluqan," said Rahman, a resident of Takhar.
"People want a ceasefire," said Lotfullah, a resident in Takhar.
No security incidents were reported in bustling provincial capitals Ghazni city, Kandahar city or Maimana during the Eid days, despite recent battles in these areas.
"The situation is peaceful in Ghazni now, there is no fighting, but the people are fearful," said Wahid, a resident in Ghazni.
"Our people want peace," said Gul Mohammad, a resident in Faryab.
"They had their activities in 19 provinces and in 35 districts, the security and defense forces repelled their attacks, casualties were also inflicted on the enemy," said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a defense ministry front man.
"We will soon launch our offensive operations to recapture the areas that have been lost," said Khanullah Shuja, the commander of 209 Shaheen Army Corps.
"They (Taliban) should take advantage of the opportunity and engage in peace talks," said Dur Mohammad, an Afghan police officer.
"We are defending--for the sake of Afghanistan and the people," said Gulbuddin, an Afghan police officer.
This comes a day after President Ashraf Ghani ...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money... during his Eid message said that the government was working on a new security plan to improve the country’s security situation in the next three to six months.
Antifa in Portland have put out an “alert” about Canadian firebrand pastor @ArturPawlowski1’s planned event in Portland, Ore. on 7 August. Antifa say they will be there to shut down the event (using violence). pic.twitter.com/3aIGVGJtkp
Christian events are rather large and contrary to knee jerk perspectives, well planned with excellent security. Aantifa can even try to crucify them but that hasn't worked for 2000 years. To the contrary, anti-Christs usually sort of strangely Disappear after a while as scripture says they will.
Toronto, Canada: Militant far-left protesters stand in formation with wooden pallets to try & stop police from dismantling the illegal homeless encampment at Lamport Stadium. pic.twitter.com/SBF5RsO2v2
Looking at that initial standoff, my Inner WarNerd says bring up the artillery. If the cops had little urban mortars that could bloop a projectile maybe 50 feet...
Four tubes. Pepper balls. Fire for effect.
Once the line was broken, the shampooing could commence in earnest.
[AlAhram] IS group forces of Evil withdrew after reinforcement troops arrived at the scene, al-Bazi said without saying whether the holy warriorforces of Evil sustained casualties
Two soldiers were killed and three maimed in an attack by forces of Evil of the holy warriorIslamic 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) group in Iraq's Salahudin province in the north of Baghdad, a provincial police source said on Wednesday.
The attack took place late on Tuesday night when IS group forces of Evil attacked an army base in the rugged area of Mteibijah in the eastern part of the province, leaving two soldiers killed and three maimed, Col. Mohammed al-Bazi told Xinhua
IS group forces of Evil withdrew after reinforcement troops arrived at the scene, al-Bazi said without saying whether the holy warriorforces of Evil sustained casualties.
Mteibijah area has long been a redoubt of IS group forces of Evil despite repeated anti-IS military operations in the sprawling rugged areas in the eastern part of Salahudin province, which extends to the neighboring Diyala province and the nearby Himreen mountainous area.
The security situation in Iraq has been improving since Iraqi security forces fully defeated the IS group forces of Evil across the country late in 2017.
However, there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly... IS group 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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07/22/2021 00:00 ||
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[SHAFAQ] A source reported today that a security member was killed in an armed attack south of Baghdad. The security source told Shafaq News Agency that unidentified armed men shot dead a member of the Personal Protection Units within the Arab Jibor area, in al-Dora.
[Jpost] Images reportedly from the scene showed heavily damaged structures and a smoke cloud that could be seen from a distance. A number of smaller booms could be heard in video reportedly showing the moments leading up to the larger explosion.
The Hamas Interior Ministry stated that the explosion occurred in a multi-story house in the market, leading to the collapse of large parts of the home and damage to nearby homes and shops.
Explosions caused by weapons stored in civilian homes have occurred in Gaza in the past.
IDF spokesperson for Arabic media Avichay Adraee tweeted on Thursday, claiming the explosion was a result of a mishap in a weapons depot of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
In January, an explosion destroyed a home in Gaza where terrorists were attempting to prepare explosives. At the time, Avichay Adraee, the IDF spokesperson for Arabic media, said on Twitter that "the story of the house is the story of many homes in the Gaza Strip," that are being used for weapons storage.
"They have turned [homes] into warehouses of weapons, military parts and missiles for terrorist organizations and the people who pay the price in the end are the innocent civilians," added Adraee.
[IsraelTimes] Residents in two towns near border told to stay in their homes, some roads closed as soldiers attempt to find pair amid rising tensions.
Soldiers were carrying out searches for two suspects who crossed into the country from Leb ...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that... early Thursday, the army said, amid rising tensions along the restive northern frontier.
Troops were deployed to the area around the towns of Dovev and Baram near the Blue Line with Lebanon at around 2 a.m. after two suspicious people were spotted crossing the border fence into Israel, according to Hebrew media reports.
"At this hour, Israeli forces are in pursuit of two suspects and using an array of utilities to stop them," the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement just before 6 a.m.
Flares and aircraft were being utilized in the search, Hebrew media reports said.
The military said people in two towns near the search area — apparently Dovev and Baram — had been ordered to remain inside.
"Troops are isolating the area where the suspects are, which includes deploying forces and blocking roads," the army said.
There was no immediate comment from Lebanese authorities or UNIFIL, the United Nations ...boodling on the grand scale... peacekeeping force stationed in southern Lebanon.
The suspected infiltration came less than two days after a rare rocket attack from Lebanon on Israel early Tuesday, which followed closely on the heels of alleged Israeli Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s on sites near Aleppo apparently connected to Iranian-backed militias. A second Israeli sortie was reported early Thursday.
It was unclear if the suspected incident was connected to the tensions. Lebanon is in the midst of a devastating economic and political crisis that has seen its currency bottom out and sent masses into the streets to protest.
In early June, two Ottoman Turkish nationals crossed into Israel from Lebanon, apparently looking for work. They were arrested after a 12-hour manhunt.
The Syrian Arab Air Defence command can pat themselves on the back, they’ve managed to intercept.... Lebanon this time. Not quite the Cypriot flora feat, but still a successful interception non-the-less. https://t.co/aXy64MUJ5B
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] The expansion of protests over the diversion of Ahvaz rivers and the drying up of wetlands in southwestern 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... threatens to spread across the country, two weeks before the inauguration of President-elect Ibrahim Raisi.
Calls spread for protests to be held in Iranian cities in solidarity with the movement in Ahvaz. Videos showed Iranians chanting "Death to Wilayat al-Faqih" and "Death to the Islamic Theocratic Republic" at Sadiqiyah, the second largest station in the west of Tehran.
In the northwestern provinces of the country, which are predominantly Azeri, posters in the Ottoman Turkish language were spread expressing solidarity with the Arab cities in the south.
This came following the fifth night of protests in the city of Ahvaz, during which demonstrators tried to reach the central areas of the province, chanting slogans condemning the policies of the Iranian regime.
Authorities cut the internet from mobile phone service in several areas, according to local reports.
In the west of Ahwaz, the city of Khafajia witnessed a tumultuous night on Monday, when thousands of people marched towards the city center, before organizing a sit-in in front of the governor’s headquarters, demanding that he submit his resignation.
The anti-riots forces, which had deployed in the city on Sunday night and fired at the protesters, withdrew on Monday after sharp criticism over the authorities’ resorting to the use of excessive violence
Activists in Ahvaz said that the authorities continued to arrest protesters in various areas, but no figures were published on the exact number of detainees.
Meanwhile, ...back at the shootout, bullets whapped! around Butch as he tried to tie his scarf around his shoulder as a tourniquet...... outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man... maintained silence over the suppression of the protests, while conservative figures pointed to the "mismanagement" that led to deteriorating conditions in the oil-rich province.
The former reformist President Mohammad Khatami expressed his regret over the killing and wounding of the demonstrators. He said: "People are truly upset, protesting against what is happening. Peaceful protest is a right for the people and citizens."
For his part, former Iranian President Mahmoud Short Round Ahmadinejad criticized the suppression of the demonstrations, declaring his solidarity with the protesters’ demands.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/22/2021 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] Damascus claims air defenses shot down Israeli missiles near Homs; alleged sortie comes on heels of reported attack on weapons depot in Aleppo and rocket fire from Leb ...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers... Israeli planes carried out Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s Syria for the second night this week, Damascus said early Thursday, while claiming that most missiles were shot down.
The state-run SANA broadcaster reported that Syrian air defenses were confronted "Israeli aggression" in the skies near Homs.
It said Israeli jets fired missiles from north of Beirut at targets in al-Qusayr, a town near Homs, just after 1 a.m.
The report claimed "most of the hostile missiles" were shot down.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Video published by the agency showed what appeared to be anti-aircraft missiles streaking into the night sky, and witnesses on the ground reported hearing explosions.
Short video can be seen at the link.
Israel’s military does not comment on reports of specific strikes.
Rami Abdulrahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war-monitor told 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... ’s al-Hadath TV that it appeared Israel was targeting Hezbollah sites in Syria, as part of a recent shift in tactic by Israel’s new government.
The attack comes as tensions between Israel and its northern neighbors have ratcheted up in recent days.
Late Monday, Israeli aircraft reportedly fired missiles at a number of sites near Aleppo in northern Syria. The Britannia-based Oservatory, which has activists on the ground in Syria, said the Israeli strikes on Monday targeted weapons depots that belong to Iranian-backed militia operating in the area. The group said the strikes were followed by loud explosions. The weapons depots were located inside Syrian military posts, the group said.
Russia claimed on Tuesday that Syrian air defenses managed to knock down seven of eight missiles fired on Monday.
Hours later, two rockets were fired at Israel from Lebanon, drawing an Israeli artillery response and vows from Israeli leaders to not let any such attacks pass quietly.
Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations. Israel fears Iranian entrenchment on its northern frontier, and it has repeatedly struck Iran-linked facilities and weapons convoys destined for Hezbollah.
According to the observatory, Israel had carried out 14 attacks in 2021 prior to Thursday, destroying some 40 buildings and killing 104 people.
Direct Translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Ground targets in the Syrian province of Haseke in the northeast of the country were attacked by unmanned aerial vehicles from the United States Air Force, SANA reported on July 21.
The US military strikes hit several houses in the village of Khirbet Jamus, located near the Iraqi border. As a result, three civilians were killed.
As reported by IA REGNUM , on June 28, the US Air Force attacked the positions of pro-Iranian armed groups on the border of Iraq and Syria. During the attack, a child was killed and three more people were injured.
Direct translation of the article via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] The city of Homs in western Syria was attacked from the air, Al-Ikhbariya TV broadcasts on July 22.
The report notes that the attack is being repelled by the air defense forces of the republic.
As reported by IA REGNUM , on July 21, in the Syrian province of Haseke, American drones attacked ground targets located near the Iraqi border. They hit several houses in the village of Khirbet Jamus, which killed three civilians.
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