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Good Morning

BLM Sez They'll Hound Sen. Whitehouse
Unless He Quits His Whites-Only Club
Friday July 30th, 2021

Massive caravan of 509 migrants, including 115 unaccompanied minors, stopped by U.S. Border Patrol in Texas border town less than 24 hours after 336 people were detained after illegally crossing from Mexico
Iraqi security forces arrest terrorists in Kirkuk
Iraq election: boycott or not?
Deadly clashes in Syria's Daraa kill 19
Another mutiny in Deraa
WSJ: U.S. plans to sanction Iran's drones and guided missiles
A Timeline of Fauci's COVID-19 Deception

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Snoluper Spavirong8810 || 07/30/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

Balkh Residents Say Taliban 'Destroyed Homes'
[ToloNews] Residents in the newly retaken Kaldar district of Balkh in northern Afghanistan on Thursday shared their experience under the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in the past month, saying the Taliban torched their homes and used residents as human shields during the fighting with the Afghan cops.

They said the civilian population paid a heavy price during the fighting between the two sides and their livestock and other belongings were lost.

Tazarigh village, which is only 8 kilometers away from center of Kaldar district, saw some of the heaviest fighting between the security forces and the Taliban. People in the area say that their homes were destroyed.

Mohammad Nazar, one of the residents in the village, said: "Here it was our home. The Taliban, who are the slaves of Pakistain, came here and destroyed our homes, they planted mines here," he said.

Debris can be seen from a distance in Kaldar district.

TOLOnews’ news hound Sayed Mohammad Aref Musvai, reporting from Kaldar, said that the Afghan cops are still on red alert in the district to respond to possible threats by the Taliban. The security forces liberated Kaldar on Monday.

"The Taliban did not manage to hold out against us, we recaptured the district center in two hours," said Ahmadullah, a member of the Afghan Special Forces
...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting...
Businesses have reopened in the Kaldar district bazaar.

"Nothing was left here in the district, there is nothing left in the police headquarters and NDS headquarters, everything was transferred out by the Taliban," said Mohammad Yousuf Ghulamzada, Kaldar district governor.

Residents in Kaldar said that they suffered difficult days in the past month.

"When the airplanes were coming, they (Taliban) were dressing in women's clothes and were sitting inside with the children, several children died," said Mohammad Nazar, a resident in Tazarigh village of Kaldar district.

Residents in Kaldar said that imported muscle were also fighting against the Afghan forces along with the Taliban.

"Based on the statistics that we gathered from the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
, imported muscle were seen among them (Taliban), these foreigners included Chechens and Kazakh and their dead bodies were lying on the battlefield," said Fazluddin Najamzada, the head of Balkh's security department.

The Taliban has denied these reports.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2021 02:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Following the Soviet departure from Afghanistan, in 1988 there followed a vicious civil war. Eventually won by the Taliban, the years were replete with savagery, and the thousands of atrocities committed by the Taliban. We can expect the same results in the years ahead.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/30/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ An environment in which the Chinese communists will feel right at home.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/30/2021 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  ChiComs will move in for the rare minerals. Just like Shrub Bush and Cheney wanted the natural gas. Sad.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/30/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

No Salaam Telecom Service Nationwide Since Wednesday
[ToloNews] Salaam Telecom has not been providing services anywhere in Afghanistan since Wednesday 10 am, according to reports.
"Mo didn't have Telecoms in the 7th century, and neither do you!"
Some reports also say that the outage had a link to the recent trip of a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
delegation to China, however, officials of the telecom company have explained the outage as a technical issue with no political reasons.

Officials at the company have said that the company has lost several of its employees in Taliban attacks in the past and has suffered millions of dollars worth of financial losses.

Sources said that in the past three months, Salaam Telecom lost 51 towers. In six districts in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
all the assets that belong to Salaam Telecom have been destroyed. In 8 other districts, including Torghundi and Islam Qala ports, Salaam Telecom has stopped its activities due to the presence of the Taliban.

"We do not have any operations in areas under the control of the Taliban," said Ashiqullah Alizai, the head of Salaam Telecom Company in Herat.

"In areas that are under the control of the Taliban--for instance, in Faryab, in one of the districts, as we know, all assets that belonged to Salaam Telecom were looted, however, in other districts, they are operational," said Enayatullah Kamal, the governor of Faryab.

According to officials, in provinces like Takhar and Kunduz, Etisalat, Afghan Wireless and MTN telecom services operate only during the day. They cannot operate during the night due to Taliban threats.

"In areas where there is fighting, the activities of telecom companies are facing problems, there are also reports of financial losses," said Saeed Shinwari, a front man for ATRA.

Based on available figures, over the past few years the Taliban has destroyed dozens of telecommunication towers in different parts of the country, with some reports saying the Taliban has destroyed as many as 308 telecom towers in this time.

The Taliban has said in the past that Salaam and Afghan Telecom companies are military targets.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2021 02:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10807 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Salaam, the game.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/30/2021 10:24 Comments || Top||

Taliban Attacks Repelled in Herat City, Karokh: Officials
Good job, guys!
[ToloNews] Afghan cops pushed back a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attack on Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
city and Karokh district in Herat province on Wednesday night, said local officials on Thursday.

"The Taliban has sustained casualties and fighting is still ongoing in some parts of the city," according to officials.

The Taliban launched simultaneous attacks in Pul-e-Malan in the south of Herat city, Seyawashan village in the city, and in the center of Karokh district, the officials said.

"At least 40 Taliban were killed and more than 40 others were maimed," according to local security officials.

facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
the Taliban has not yet confirmed the deaths of their fighters.

Several army vehicles were also damaged in the attacks, according to sources.

The festivities are still ongoing in Pul-e-Malan.

"We have tanks and military equipment and will fight against the Taliban with strength," said Akram Khan, a commando forces commander.

"We are defending our soil. We are not moving forward at this time in order to prevent the civilian casualties," said Abdul Rahim, a commando force member.

Mohammad Ismail Khan,
...one of the Northern Alliance/Jamiat-e Islami warlords, the Herat Tajik was an Afghan National Army captain under the Communists, mujahideen commander against the Soviets, twice governor of Herat province — first for the mujahideen, then after the Taliban were defeated — and finally Hamid Karzai’s Minister of Energy and Water. He no doubt expected that at 75 he would be sitting back and enjoying less active maneuvers as an elder statesman. Instead he stood up a local unit of the People's Resistance® Front, with plans to be formidable...
a former mujahideen leader who is also leading the public uprising forces, visited the battlefield.

He assured the public that the security forces will not allow the Taliban to enter the city.

"A small number of Taliban have come to villages near the city of Herat and there is nothing to worry about," he said, adding that "the security forces and the people's forces are ready to eliminate them and prevent the enemy from advancing. People in Herat should not worry."

Gen. Sayed Merajuddin Sadat, the provincial police chief, said the "Taliban wanted to create fear among the people to prevent us from advancing in the districts."

"The security forces responded to the Taliban last night and their bodies are on the battlefield. The security forces and the people will fight against the Taliban and will push them back from the city," said Colonel Abdul Hamid Hamidi, commander of 207 Zafar Corps.

There is no report over possible security forces casualties in the festivities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2021 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

20 Taliban terrorists killed and seven others wounded during a joint clearance operation carried out by ANDSF in Taluqan City of Takhar province

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Ethiopia foils infiltration attempt by terror group al-Shabab
[AlAhram] 'One suspect was killed in a shootout, while the other suspect was injured and subsequently apprehended,' the statement of Æthiopia's Somali region communication office said

An infiltration attempt by the terror group al-Shabaab
...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
to Æthiopia from neighboring Somalia has been foiled, Æthiopian authorities said on Thursday.

In a press statement, Æthiopia's Somali region communication office said two suspected al-Shabaab operatives were intercepted earlier this week.

"Two suspected al-Shabaab operatives who tried to enter from neighboring Somalia to Æthiopia were intercepted in the Mustahil locality of Æthiopia Somali regional state," said the statement.

"One suspect was killed in a shootout, while the other suspect was injured and subsequently apprehended," the statement said.

Somalia has struggled with the lack of an effective central government since 1991 when former President Mohammed Siad Barre was ousted from power by armed rebellion, leading to the Somalia Civil War. The weakness of the central government of Somalia has led to the proliferation of sea piracy, illegal fishing by foreign boats and attacks by terror groups, most notably al-Shabaab.

In January, Æthiopia announced the arrest of dozens of suspected Æthiopian gunnies linked to al-Shabaab.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2021 03:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Caribbean-Latin America
Mexican cartel boss is tortured to death then dumped in truck a month after he 'ordered horrific massacre that saw 15 innocent people hunted down and murdered'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Edgar Valladares, a high-ranking leader within the Gulf Cartel, and his bodyguard, Juan Miguel Lizardi, were found dead Tuesday in Reynosa, Mexico

  • Valladares and Lizardi were beaten and shot dead, and abandoned inside a pickup truck on a highway

  • Valladares oversaw the Gulf Cartel's Escorpiones cell and instructed gunmen to attack neighborhoods in the city of Reynosa on June 19

  • At least 15 bystanders were shot dead by gunmen aboard vehicles; police killed four cartel members and so far have arrested 13

  • Escorpiones member Jonathan Balderas, who was wounded in a shootout with police, confessed to investigators that Valladares had plotted the deadly assault
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  From the execution vids I have seen that were done by cartels, he did not die nicely if there is such a way.
Posted by: Chris || 07/30/2021 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Mexican Marines got him.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 07/30/2021 1:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Someone cashed out on their Cartel retirement plan.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/30/2021 6:55 Comments || Top||

#4  So Valladares got taken out in an internal gang power struggle?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/30/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Didenny to send Kameltoes or his Soros DOJ to protest? Vegas odds are 50 50.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/30/2021 10:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Someone didn't read the Evil Overlord Handbook's advice about tidying up.
Posted by: magpie || 07/30/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Even having a bodyguard named "Lizard" didn't help.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/30/2021 12:01 Comments || Top||

Swift, to the point.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/30/2021 17:16 Comments || Top||

Massive caravan of 509 migrants, including 115 unaccompanied minors, stopped by U.S. Border Patrol in Texas border town less than 24 hours after 336 people were detained after illegally crossing from Mexico
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • A total of 509 migrants were stopped near Hidalgo, Texas, on Tuesday night after crossing the United States-Mexico border in a caravan

  • It comes after a group of 336 individuals has been stopped and taken into custody Tuesday morning near La Grulla, Texas

  • The encounters were reported by the U.S. Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector, which last week stopped more than 20,000 migrants
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  AG Garland threatens to sue Gov. Abbot over governor's executive order.

Posted by: JohnQC || 07/30/2021 12:19 Comments || Top||

#2  That didn't take long.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/30/2021 12:34 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Portland: Huge trucks gather in SE Portland to dismantle and clean the growing homeless encampment at Laurelhurst Park
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Huge trucks gather in SE Portland to dismantle the city and throw it into the Columbia River.
Said Portland Mayor Ted "Pencil Neck" Wheeler, "We've totally screwed the pooch here. I admit it. We have turned the city into an apocalyptic hellscape. City Council has decided the best course of action is to toss Portland into the river and start over from scratch".
Posted by: SteveS || 07/30/2021 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  "Far left activists gathered to protest"

Why am I seeing the need for scrapers like Soylent Green?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/30/2021 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Napalm is a disinfectant. Antifraud used it there before.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/30/2021 10:25 Comments || Top||

Motive behind killing of Parihar brothers in Kishtwar aimed at reviving terror in Chenab Valley
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key conspirator in the killing of the Parihar brothers at Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
The accused has been identified as Malik Noor Mohammad Fayyaz aged 51. The case relates to the killing of Anil Kumar Parihar and his brother Ajit Kumar Parihar. The brothers were fired at by unknown persons when they were returning home.

The NIA filed a chargesheet against 7 persons including three snuffies of the Hizbul Mujahideen
...Party of Holy Warriors, founded by Muhammad Ahsan Dar in September 1989. One of the Pak sock puppets waging jihad in Indian Kashmir. It was originally organized as the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1990, Dar declared Hizbul as the sword arm of Jamaat. Hizbul murdered many of the pro-independence intelligentsia in Kashmir. After the organization was taken over by Syed Salahuddin Dar and several other ex-Hizb leaders were assassinated between 2001 and 2003...
who were killed. The snuffies who were killed were identified as Osama-bin-Javid, Haroon Abbas Wani and Zahid Hussain.

Four persons were also arrested in the case-Nisar Ahmed Sheikh, Nishad Ahmed Butt, Azad Hussain Bagwan and Rustam Ali. Further investigation in the case to the unearthing of a larger conspiracy. The motive was to revive terrorism in the Chenab Valley.

The NIA said that Fayyaz had visited Assam and Nagaland along with the other accused to procure weapons for furthering terrorism in the Valley. He was instrumental in motivating and recruiting gullible Moslem youths to join the cadres of HM.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

Katyusha rocket landed inside residential area, Iranian catspw disowns attack on US embassy
[SHAFAQ] Security authorities launched an investigation into the landing of a rocket near al-Rahman mosque in al-Mansour area, Baghdad, at dawn today, Thursday.

In a statement issued earlier today, the Security Media Cell (SMC) said that the Katyusha rocket was launched at 4:20 am from the Paleostine Street.

The incident did not result in human casualties, according to SMC.

A source told Shafaq News Agency that two rockets landed near the U.S. embassy downtown the Iraqi capital.

IRAC disowns the rocket attack on the U.S. embassy

[SHAFAQ] Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq movement, affiliated with the Iraqi Resistance® Association Commission (IRAC), disowned today's rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Leader of the movement, Saad al-Saadi, told Shafaq News Agency, "targeting the U.S. embassy or diplomatic missions is not in the vocabulary of the Resistance® since they are not military missions."

"The attack was done by U.S. or U.S. Proxies in order to shuffle the cards and accuse the Resistance® factions," he added.

Two Katyusha rockets landed in the vicinity of the U.S. embassy since the U.S.-Iraqi agreement on the departure of the U.S. troops from Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Two Katyusha rockets landed in the vicinity of the U.S. embassy since the U.S.-Iraqi agreement on the departure of the U.S. troops from Iraq.

But the State Dept. insurance? Have the checks not cleared ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/30/2021 7:55 Comments || Top||

The Iraqi intelligence nabs ten terrorists in al-Anbar and Nineveh
[SHAFAQ] The Iraqi intelligence announced arresting ten forces of Evil in al-Anbar and Nineveh.

The Directorate of Military Intelligence said in a statement that accurate information reached confirmed the presence of three forces of Evil wanted by the judiciary under an arrest warrant following the provisions of Article 4 of terrorism, in the Karma and Heet districts in al-Anbar.

The statement added, "In light of the information, the detachments of the al-Jazeera Intelligence Department and forces from the Fourth Regiment, headed towards the target and arrested two forces of Evil in Kubaysah district of Heet District," noting that the Military Intelligence Division detachments in the Tenth Division managed to arrest another terrorist in Karma district, east of al-Anbar.

For its part, the Federal Intelligence and Investigation Agency reported arresting seven forces of Evil who held several positions in ISIS in Nineveh Governorate.

those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
a force from the Third Brigade of the Rapid Response Division in the Ministry of Interior destroyed several ISIS hideouts in Wadi al-Shay and al-Jiyam village, west of Tuz Khurmatu.

Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  well, they are up 10 compared to our "intelligence". hey to the guy who is monitoring my post though.
Posted by: Chris || 07/30/2021 0:09 Comments || Top||

Explosion targets a Logistics Convoy of the Global Coalition in Babel
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Eight years later, two persons involved in the Abu Ghraib attack sentenced to death
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi security forces arrest terrorists in Kirkuk
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Palestinian boy, 12, killed by apparent IDF gunfire near Hebron
[IsraelTimes] A 12-year-old Paleostinian boy was killed Wednesday after apparently being shot by Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Beit Ummar, according to the Paleostinian Authority Health Ministry.

The IDF acknowledged that its troops had opened fire in the area, saying that soldiers were pursuing suspects in a vehicle who had tried to bury the body of a newborn baby near a military post.

Paleostinian Authority health officials identified the boy as Mohammad al-Alaami, a resident of Beit Ummar, saying he was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers. al-Alaami was allegedly sitting in a car at the entrance to the town when he was shot.

The boy was evacuated by medics at death's door to Hebron’s al-Ahli Hospital, but later died of his injuries, the Health Ministry said.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, a group of soldiers near Beit Ummar saw several Paleostinians digging near a military post close to the town entrance before leaving the scene in a car. When the soldiers approached the site, they found the body of a dead day-old baby in a plastic bag, the army said.

A short while later, the soldiers saw a similar car; believing it to be the Paleostinians who had recently buried a baby, they sought to arrest its passengers, the military said.

"The soldiers initiated the suspect arrest procedure, which included calls [in their direction] and shooting in the air. When the vehicle did not stop, one of the soldiers fired at the wheels of the vehicle in order to stop it," a spokesperson for the IDF said.

The Israeli army said it was looking into reports that a Paleostinian child was killed during the shooting. An investigation into the incident had been opened in the army’s Military Police, a body that examines the conduct of Israeli soldiers.

Hebron has seen considerable Paleostinian unrest over the past day following the apparent shooting of a member of the well-known al-Ja’abari clan in broad daylight on Tuesday, allegedly as part of a dispute with another family.

According to the Paleostinian wire service Ma’an, more than 12 Paleostinian businesses and four cars were torched on Tuesday night.

In a rare move, Hebron governor Jibrin Bakri ordered a nightly curfew in the city. "Stay home to preserve your safety and security in light of the current security situation," Bakri warned residents in a statement, saying that curfew violators would be prosecuted.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/30/2021 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10806 views] Top|| File under:

#1  alternate headline , 12 year old paleo doing some bullshit got shot.
Posted by: Chris || 07/30/2021 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  The IDF acknowledged that its troops had opened fire in the area, saying that soldiers were pursuing suspects in a vehicle who had tried to bury the body of a newborn baby near a military post.

Probably some Paleo/MSM plot to accuse Israel of murdering Palestinian babies. If you think I'm kidding, where were you the last 40 years?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/30/2021 3:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Boo fuckin' hoo.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/30/2021 6:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Re #2: Exactly!
Posted by: borgboy || 07/30/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||

Turkish occupation, its mercenaries target villages in Aleppo countryside
[SANA.SY] Ottoman Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries of terrorist organizations have continued targeting, with rocket and artillery shells, the locals’ houses and properties in several villages, Aleppo northern countryside, causing material damages to the houses, private and public properties.

Local sources told SANA news hound that the Ottoman Turkish occupation and its mercenaries on Thursday, attacked with rocket and artillery shells the villages of Tal Madiq, Abin, A’aqibah, Deir Jamal, Tal Rifaat and al-Shahba dam in the northern countryside.

The sources added that the attacks caused huge damages to several houses and agricultural fields belonging to the locals.

It is noteworthy that the Ottoman Turkish occupation, on Wednesday attacked with heavy artillery shells the residential houses in Tal Rifaat, Meng, Ain Dikna, Tinb Kishtaar in Aleppo northern countryside, causing a material damages to the houses and properties.
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Terrorist groups shell the National Hospital and residential neighborhoods in Daraa city
[SANA.SY] Terrorist groups targeted with shells the National Hospital and the citizens’ homes in Daraa city.

SANA news hound said that the terrorist groups, positioned in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood, targeted neighborhoods in Daraa city with shells, one of which fell on the National Hospital and damaged equipment and supplies in the Renal Department.

The news hound pointed out that a mortar shell fell in al-Sahara neighborhood, adjacent to Daraa al-Balad, causing material damage to properties.
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Situation in Daraa is escalating rapidly. As well as a tank and at least least 2 technicals captured, several SAA have been killed in fighting
Posted by: Fred || 07/30/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Something about the way the bodies are arranged seems... weird.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/30/2021 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  In SW Syria in an area that should be under Govt control. Presume the force that captured the equipment is ISIS.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/30/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Something about the way the bodies are arranged seems... weird.

Tumbled about when removing combat gear.
Note the two remaining vests have empty magazine pouches.

See the little shoes on the left?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/30/2021 10:30 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Yes, transported and dumped off. All but one appears to have bled out elsewhere. He may have assisted with the dumping of the bodies, then been executed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/30/2021 10:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Look like new boots in the foreground.
Posted by: bman || 07/30/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

Deadly clashes in Syria's Daraa kill 19
[RUDAW.NET] Six civilians including several children were among 19 people killed Thursday in the fiercest festivities to rock Syria's Daraa province since it was captured by the government, a war monitor said.

Artillery shelling by regime forces on the village of al-Yadudah, northwest of Daraa city, killed a woman, her child and three other youngsters, said the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Regime artillery fire also killed a sixth civilian in the district of Daraa al-Balad further south, according to the Observatory.

The deaths bring the toll for Thursday's festivities to a total of 19 across the province, which is located in southern Syria.

The figure includes at least eight Syrian regime fighters and five button men affiliated with former opposition groups, the monitor said.

Russian-backed Syrian army and allied forces recaptured Daraa from rebels in 2018, a symbolic blow to the anti-government uprising born there in 2011.

State institutions have returned but the army still has not deployed across the whole province, and tit-for-tat bombings and liquidations between former opposition figures and regime forces have since become routine.

Tensions flared on Thursday, leading to what the Observatory called the "most violent mostly peaceful and broadest festivities in Daraa since it came under regime control".

Fighting started when regime forces fired artillery shells towards the former opposition hub of Daraa al-Balad in tandem with a ground push, the Observatory said.

In response, button men launched a counterattack across many parts of the Daraa countryside, where they seized several regime positions and captured more than 40 regime fighters, according to the Observatory.

Both sides have since upped artillery attacks.

Citing a medical official in a regime-held part of Daraa city, the official SANA news agency said mortar attacks by gangs on Thursday killed two civilians, including a child.

Many former rebels stayed in Daraa instead of evacuating under a Moscow-brokered deal, either joining the army or remaining in control of parts of the province.

Daraa al-Balad, a southern district of Daraa city, is among the areas controlled by former opposition forces.

The pro-government al-Watan newspaper on Thursday said the Syrian army had started "a military operation against hideouts of snuffies who thwarted a reconciliation deal".

SANA said that the "Syrian army has deployed in several areas neighbouring Daraa al-Balad to tighten security", accusing local fighters there of carrying out attacks against soldiers and civilians.

In March, button men in Daraa killed 21 Syrian soldiers in a bus ambush.

The soldiers were en route to al-Mzairib district in the rural west of the province to arrest a former opposition commander when they came under fire.

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