No doubt half the officials are correct today, the other half being correct yesterday and tomorrow. Though God alone knows which on what day.
[ToloNews] Following heavy fighting between the Afghan cops and the Taliban ...Arabic for students... that lasted all day, Murghab district of Ghor province fell to the Taliban on Monday night, the Afghan security officials in the province confirmed on Tuesday.
The Taliban attacked the Murghab police headquarters two days ago and the district collapsed to the Taliban following 24 hours of heavy fighting, the officials said.
This is the first time that Afghan government officials confirmed the loss of a district to the Taliban following the US-Taliban peace agreement which was signed in Doha on February 29.
"Our security forces retreated to avoid any harm to the civilian population, but this morning a joint operation of special units, the commandos and the national police, began the retaking of Murghab," said Abdul Maroof Ramish, a front man for the Ghor police.
Meanwhile, ...back at the dirigible, Cynthia backed into the galley, the barbecue fork held in front of her. Jack! she called. Where the hell are you?... Aref Abir, a front man for Ghor's governor has said that the security forces have recaptured Ghor.
Abir said that the Afghan government forces have deployed around the Somok area of Ghor.
A number of civil society activists blamed the local government for the recent spate of violence.
"Poor leadership within the local government and misuse of the public uprising forces and local police by the tribal elders are among the key reasons which led to a surge in the scale of violence in Ghor," said Ahmad Shah Mawahid, a civil society activist in Ghor.
Ghor is one of the insecure provinces in central Afghanistan.
"The security situation is not good across Ghor province, we have grave concerns about a possible collapse of other districts in Ghor to the Taliban," said Maroof Saeedi, a resident of Ghor.
According to 207 Zafar Army Corps, last night the Taliban staged 25 attacks in the western parts of the country.
There are also reports of heavy casualties among the two sides in the fighting in the province.
[ToloNews] The National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS) in a statement said that ISIS’s Khorasan branch’s top judge Abdullah Orakzai was killed in an operation by Afghan forces.
The "infamous bully boy leader," the NDS said, was involved in issuing hardline decrees including the "beheading of civilians and forced marriages for ISIS fighters."
He was leading the conflict against the government forces in Nazian and Achin districts in the eastern province of Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. , said the statement.
Abdullah Orakzai was the designated deputy of ISIS’s designated intelligence chief Assadullah Orakzai, the NDS said.
"Abdullah Orakzai was the implementer of the Nangarhar prison attack on August 2," the NDS said, adding that "the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... was the main plotter of the attack."
The complex attack on Nangarhar prison was conducted by 10 attackers and was claimed by ISIS. The attack ended after almost 20 hours and left at least 30 people dead, according to government figures.
On August 1, NDS in a statement said that the Afghan forces in an operation killed Assadullah Orakzai, the designated head of intelligence of ISIS’s Khorasan branch.
"Afghanistan’s regional and international partners should remember that Afghanistan is a key player in the fight against terrorist and will crush terrorists' roots anywhere," the NDS said.
[ToloNews] At least 17 people were maimed in rocket attacks in Kabul city on Tuesday morning while President Ghani placed a wreath at the Minaret of Independence to mark Afghanistan’s Independence Day.
At least 14 rockets were fired in different parts of Kabul city, including eight launched from PD16 and six from PD17, a security source said, adding that "all rockets were launched from two Toyota "Corolla" vehicles.
Eyewitnesses said that the rockets landed in Wazir Akbar Khan, Sherpur, first Macroryan and Shashdarak areas of Kabul, and that several maimed people have been taken to the hospital.
At least seven people were maimed in rocket blasts in the surrounding area of the Presidential Palace, a source said.
However, today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday... officials at the Palace have not yet confirmed the incident.
10 other people were maimed in different parts of the city, according to eyewitnesses.
The Ministry of Interior said that at around 9:30 am on Tuesday morning several rockets were fired from two moving vehicles in areas PD16 and PD17 of Kabul city, adding that details will be provided as they become available.
No group including the Taliban ...Arabic for students... grabbed credit for the incidents.
The rocket attacks started after President Ghani placed a wreath at the Minaret of Independence at the Ministry of Defense to mark Afghanistan’s 101st Independence Day.
This national holiday honors Shah Amanullah Khan's founding of the nation in 1919.
Nothing less than an occupation The #UN has handed over #libya to those that will sell it to the lowest price shameful.#Misrata Port has been transferred to the Turkish Navy for 99 year lease. pic.twitter.com/8OmeRC5BIo
The head of the National Oil Corporation of the House of Representatives, Al-Naji, AlMagrabi, announces the re-export of oil and stored oil in the oil port to provide the gas needed to supply electricity. ( not reopening of the oil Felids ) pic.twitter.com/rymgUr1T1A
It was a busy day in the fresh air and sunshine for all concerned.
[AlAhram] Mutineering soldiers rounded up a number of senior civilians and military officials from Mali's capital on Tuesday and drove them back to their base, a Malian security source and an official in the prime minister's office said.
Unconfirmed rumours that the mutineers had arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita swept Bamako, prompting hundreds of anti-government protesters to pour into a central square to celebrate and say it was time for him to resign.
Neither source said who the officials were or how many had been arrested. Rooters has seen no evidence that Keita was among those rounded up. The president's office could not be reached for comment.
The FBI confirmed to DailyMail.com that its agents are assisting Mexican authorities with the investigation
Mexico's consulate in Brownsville, Texas, told DailyMail.com that a local funeral home is working on repatriating the body of American woman Lizbeth Flores
The 23-year-old was killed in the Mexico border city of Matamoros last week
Flores reportedly went to Mexico to visit her boyfriend on August 9 and her body was located on a grass field next to a construction site on August 11
Mexican authorities said the mother-of-two died from a blow to the head
María Rubio reported her daughter missing to the Brownsville Police Department on August 10 after her daughter failed to return home
'I want those who did that to my daughter, each one who participated in her death, I want them to pay,' Rubio said
In recent years, Matamoros and other neighboring border cities in the state of Tamaulipas has been subjected to a spike in violent incidents involving the Cartel del Noreste [Northeast Cartel] and its murder squadron, the notorious Tropa del Infierno [Gang from Hell].
Im wondering which rival cartel the boyfriend was in?
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 ||
08/19/2020 15:59 Comments ||
I still like the idea of double fences with minefields in between. Perhaps armed drones for tough spots like the Canadian Border. Do you think the market for the Manufacturers of backhoes will increase ?
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] A number of companies based in downtown Portland are set to vacate or sell their offices because on-going protests in the city against police brutality have led to 'unsafe' conditions in the area, reports suggest.
Activists have taken to the city streets for the last 82 consecutive nights to demonstrate under the banner of Black Lives Matter, but some of the rallies have descended into chaos, resulting in violent mostly peacefulfestivities with police or widespread acts of vandalism.
The protests were spurred by the Memorial Day police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, and other examples of cop brutality across the US.
But businesses in the area now say the perpetual disruptions have caused ’unsafe conditions’ in the neighborhood — and they want out.
Standard Insurance, whose headquarters at 900 SW 5th Avenue is a key part of downtown Portland’s cityscape, have removed the last of their 2,100 employees from the center and have relocated them to their office in Hillsboro.
’Our downtown properties have sustained significant vandalism and a number of employees and contractors have been assaulted in recent months,’ Standard Insurance's community relations senior director Bob Speltz told KGW.
In the long-term, Standard Insurance says it’s exploring more permanent remote and alternative work options.
Speltz says the removal of its workforce from the area is likely temporary but he’s unsure how many workers will return to the company’s downtown locations.
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary work move.
The majority of its 2,100 workers had already been working from because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Speltz said.
’We remain committed to the downtown core,’ Speltz continued, ’assuming conditions in the neighborhood improve.’
While the future of Standard’s Portland buildings remain unclear, numerous business owners in the area spoke out last month about how they were losing massive amounts of money due to the demonstrations and may also have to consider relocating.
The protests, combined with the pandemic, was found to have caused several million dollars in either damage or lost revenue, a survey administered by the Portland Business Alliance found.
One of the responding businesses reported losses of more than $20 million alone. The company wasn't named in the findings, however the staggering number is said to still be growing.
'The financial consequences to the downtown corridor are a running calculation that is almost impossible to wrap your mind around. The financial impacts of physical damage is one thing, and that continues to increase,' the organization’s president and CEO, Andrew Hoan, said in July. 'Then the ongoing loss of revenue to the business community who cannot operate their places of businesses is also a number that continues to rise.'
Business owners said the continued festivities in the city, particularly in front of the federal courthouse, are affecting profits and their sense of safety.
'Safety-wise, we’re just concerned. Our employees are a little bit nervous being here, especially later in the evenings. We try to have extra people just to make sure that everybody is safe and feels comfortable,' Stacey Gibson, a Subway franchise owner, told KATU.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/19/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
[DW] Police in the German state of Brandenburg have arrested a Syrian man on terror allegations. He is suspected of having been a member of two Islamist rebel groups opposed to the Syrian regime.
German authorities on Tuesday arrested a Syrian national suspected of being a member of two turban groups in Syria that are considered as foreign terrorist organizations by the German government.
The suspect was arrested by police in the city of Potsdam, the capital of the state of Brandenburg, which surrounds the German capital of Berlin. He faces charges of membership in a terrorist organization, war crimes and weapons violations, prosecutors said in a statement cited by The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.
From January to August 2013, the man, named only Khaled A. under Germany's privacy laws, is accused of having been a member of Ahrar al-Tabqa, a rebel group that sprang up in the northern town of Tabqa in the early stages of Syria's civil war. He is then believed to have joined a larger Islamist group, Ahrar al-Sham ...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014... , and to have been one of its spokesmen up to at least October 2013.
According to the German news magazine Focus, the man is suspected of having taken part in fighting armed with a machine gun, thus violating laws on military weaponry. Prosecutors also accuse him of having evicted civilians from their homes in Tabqa to allow fellow fighters to live in them, Focus said.
Both groups wanted to oust the regime of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Horror of Homs... and put a system based on a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam in its place.
Prosecutors did not say whether the suspect entered Germany as one of hundreds of thousands who have sought asylum in the country since 2015. Some other terrorism suspects arrested in Germany have been from this group.
Gorcenski, an American, fled to Germany. Germany has very strict privacy laws given its past with massive spying by the communist regime in the east (who called itself “antifascist” by the way). Any German legal experts able to weigh in on whether she is breaking German law?
More than ever before, it's stupid to volunteer to go headfirst into the legal system in this country to "make a point." There's nobody in antifa or blm I feel a need to sit in jail over.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/19/2020 5:50 Comments ||
And this creep can't be that bright. The boats all have nice big easy to see registration numbers on them. She just wants someone else to do the lookup. As for how people react to having angry strangers show up on their doorstep, well that will have various outcomes.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/19/2020 5:53 Comments ||
There is a reason BLMATIFA haven't gone into the deep red areas in this country much. The couple times they have, they have gotten their asses kicked hard. They come into my neighborhood, they will get stomped and if they have weapons, killed.
They know this. But this is why Portland and Seattle are the hotspots for their activities.
Why do G and M have such a hard-on for each other?
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 ||
08/19/2020 15:56 Comments ||
They come into my neighborhood, they will get stomped and if they have weapons, killed.
They more-or-less came into the neighborhood I grew up in when they tried a "BLM march" in Bethel, OH. The videos from that day were largely taken in front of the library I went to, now the town's historical museum.
Word got out about the march, and vets, bikers, and good ol' boys showed up. The thing you hear on the videos is "protect the flag" -- the flag raised on the pole from the WWII Veterans Memorial, in front of the Grant Memorial building. Because Grant once lived in Bethel.
There were a couple of arrests -- because one idiot sucker-punched an "activist" -- but it was mostly peaceful. And the "BLM march" slunk out of town, whining that the town "wasn't ready" for their message.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
08/19/2020 16:00 Comments ||
BLM held an event on Aug 8th in Minden NV to protest our Sheriff telling the library if your support BLM don't feel the need to call us. Maybe 50 BLM supporters and about 900 locals in support of the Sheriff and against BLM and their bilge showed up. Almost everyone supporting BLM was from CA and even the bay area, 4hrs away Mostly polite, some noise and a couple of hours of sporadic shouting and walking around on Main Street (US 395 is really the only major street in the Minden/Garnerville area) Incidentally, a fair number of citizens showed up armed with long guns, mostly AR15s in nonthreatening carry. Despite the planned return this past weekend with more supporters according to the BLM jerkoff spokesman (one of the few blacks actually there), not a peep nor trace was seen. Seems the deep red nature of the community didn't fit well in the anarchist playbook.
After breaking inside & trying to flood the Portland Police union building with a hose, antifa returned later. They have now set the exterior of the building on fire. In an effort to "deescalate," police made no arrests at all so far tonight. #PortlandRiots
[FOXNEWS] Portland police on Tuesday identified a suspect in Sunday night's attack on a truck driver who was seen on video being pulled from the vehicle and violent mostly peacefully beaten.
The Portland Police Bureau is on the hunt for Marquise Love, who also goes by the name "Keese Love," for his alleged involvement in the vicious assault that was caught on video and circulated on social media.
Marquise Love (Portland Police Bureau)
Officials said in a blurb they have made several attempts to reach 25-year-old Love, but have so far been unsuccessful. They have said they have probable cause for his arrest.
"The Portland Police Bureau is taking this assault and other incidents of violence extremely seriously," said Chief Chuck Lovell in a statement provided with the blurb. "Our Detectives continue to investigate this assault as well as other acts of violence directed toward protestors, but we need more than just videos from social media. In order to hold individuals responsible for criminal acts, we need the public to provide information and refrain from tampering with evidence."
Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a 911 call from someone who reported that protesters "chased a white Ford" four-by-four truck, which then crashed in the downtown area, according to a department blurb. Protesters then dragged the driver out of the vehicle, one caller stated. Another told police an estimated nine to 10 people began "beating the guy," the caller stated.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/19/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
They are asking him to make an "appointment" to "be arrested."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/19/2020 8:08 Comments ||
You want an appointment? "Say hello to my little friend!"
Having outsourced locating the dude to the nerds at 4chan, maybe the cops could set up a GoFundMe with a reward for bringing him in. Wanted Dead or Alive and all that. Community policing at it's finest!
[OneIndia] Security forces on Tuesday bumped off a third holy warrior, a Lashkar-e-Taiba ...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI... (LeT) ''commander'' who was involved in the killing of BJP leader Waseem Bari in July, in 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.... ''s Baramulla district in their operation carried out after ultras rubbed out two CRPF jawans and a policeman on Monday, officials said.
Security forces on Tuesday bumped off a third holy warrior, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) ''commander'' who was involved in the killing of BJP leader Waseem Bari in July, in Jammu and Kashmir''s Baramulla district in their operation carried out after ultras rubbed out two CRPF jawans and a policeman on Monday, officials said.
The holy warrior has been identified as Usman, a foreigner and a commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), police officials said.
The three forces of Evil have been killed in the encounter that took place on Monday in the orchards area of Kreeri in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, they said.
Two Army jawans, who were maimed on Monday in the gun fight, have also succumbed to the injuries, they said.
The encounter began after the LeT forces of Evil carried out the attack on a naka party of the forces at Kreeri which left two CRPF jawans and a Special Police Officer (SPO) of Jammu and Kashmir policeman dead.
Immediately after the attack, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. They chased the ultras and killed two of them including Sajad Haider -- a top commander of the LeT outfit in north Kashmir.
Incriminating materials including two AK rifles and three pistols were recovered from the site of the encounter, they said.
The police said Haider and Usman were both top commanders of the outfit and Usman was involved in the killing of BJP leader Bari and his father and brother in July this year.
The Indians have apparently been interrogating again, and as a result connections are being revealed, followed by ever more arrests. It’s one of those virtuous cycle thingies.
[OneIndia] The ophthalmologist Abdur Rehman who was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in Bengaluru
...apparently Bangalore is too old fashioned, like Bombay...
was in the process of developing a medical application to help the injured 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.... terrorists.
He had visited an ISIS medical camp in Syria in early 2014 for treatment of ISIS hard boyz and stayed with Islamic State operatives for 10 days and returned to India, the NIA said. He was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the Islamic State Khorasan Province case.
During interrogation, arrested accused Abdur Rahman confessed that he was conspiring with accused Jahanzaib Sami and other Syria-based ISIS operatives on secure messaging platforms to further ISIS activities. He was in the process of developing a medical application for helping the injured ISIS cadres in the conflict-zones and a weaponry-related application for the benefit of ISIS fighters.
The case, it may be recalled was initially registered by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police in March 2020. The Delhi Police registered this case after arresting a Kashmiri couple Jahanzaib Sami Wani and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh from Okhla Vihar, Jamia Nagar in Delhi.
The couple was found to be having affiliations with ISKP, a banned terrorist outfit affiliated with the ISIS. The couple were found to be involved in subversive activities and were also in touch with Abdul Basith, who is now lodged in the Tihar jail in connection with another case being probed by the NIA.
The probe also led to the arrest of Sadiya Anwar Sheikh and Nabeel Siddique Khatri, both residents of Pune. They were allegedly part of the conspiracy to carry out subversive activities under the garb of protesting against the amended citizenship law.
[Jpost] Israeli security forces arrested the mother and two brothers of Ashraf Hassan Atallah Halasa, the terrorist who stabbed a Border Police officer at the Lion's Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday, according to Paleostinian reports.
Some reports in Hebrew media suggest that Hamas is attempting to pressure the Qatari government — which has been a major source of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip — to continue its payments to poor Gazan families, which are scheduled to end in September.
[Jpost] 39 fires ignited in southern Israel on Tuesday by incendiary balloons
IDF aircraft carried out Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s late Tuesday night against numerous Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede, targets in the Gazoo
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[BenarNews] Philippine government forces have made significant gains in weakening 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.... turban threat in the south, the country’s military chief and other generals said Tuesday as they pushed back against a recent Pentagon report that painted a different picture.
Counter-extremist operations carried out by the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) have diminished the capabilities of Abu Sayyaf
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[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force launched their first strikes of the month over northwestern Syria, targeting a number of areas inside the Idlib Governorate.
According to reports from northwestern Idlib, the Russian Air Force targeted the positions of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... (HTS) and their allies in the western part of the Idlib Governorate on Tuesday.
The reports said the Russian Air Force concentrated their strikes on the positions of the jihadist groups behind Monday’s attack against the Ottoman Turkish military patrol in the Idlib Governorate.
During the Ottoman Turkish military’s patrol along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway), their troops came under attack by a group of gunnies armed with RPGs.
While no one was harmed, the krazed killer attack forced the Ottoman Turkish military to suspend their routine patrol along the M-4 Highway.
The Russian military has repeatedly responded to these krazed killer attacks against these patrols by launching Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s over the positions of the jihadist rebel factions like Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and the Hurras al-Deen Group.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/19/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Syria
[Rudaw] A Russian major general was killed in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor on Tuesday after their convoy hit an improvised bomb, Russia’s Defense Ministry has said.
The explosion took place while a Russian convoy returned from a "humanitarian mission," according to a ministry statement published by state-owned TASS news agency. Two Russian servicemen were also injured in the incident.
The unnamed general, also a "senior military advisor," died from his wounds after being evacuated, the ministry added.
Russian troops are present throughout the country in support of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Terror of Aleppo ... , although the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces dominate Deir ez-Zor, where they regularly carry out operations against 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).
In July, three Russian and several Ottoman Turkish soldiers were maimed in Idlib province when a joint military patrol was hit by an improvised bomb.
Another Russian advisor, Lieutenant General Valery Asapov, was killed in the province three years ago.
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
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