[ToloNews] Kabul witnessed four explosions on Saturday that killed at least one security force member and maimed six others--including a civilian--and an assault by button men on a vehicle killing an MoD official and his driver, amid hopes for potential peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... The first blast happened at around 6:30 am in Sarak-e-Naw area in Kabul’s PD5 (police district 5), Kabul police said in a statement.
The blast targeted a private vehicle in which one security force member was killed and two others, including a civilian, were maimed, police said.
The second blast happened in Hangarha Roundabout in Kabul’s PD15 at around 7:20 am, leaving two coppersmaimed, police said.
The third explosion happened in the Company area in Kabul’s PD5 and had no casualties, according to the statement.
Also in the afternoon, the Kabul police headquarters confirmed the report of a kaboom in Bagh-e-Bala in PD2 of Kabul.
The Afghan Ministry of Interior said that an IED was placed in a cycle of violence in Bagh-e-Bala in PD2 and two people were maimed as a result of the blast.
Also today, a commander of the logistics department of the Ministry of Defense and his driver were killed in a gun ambush in Kabul.
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Head of Libya's Presidential Council Fayez El Sarraj called for early presidential and parliamentary elections in March.
Sarraj announced a comprehensive ceasefire all over Libya, saying that Sirte and Jufra should be demilitarized.
Also, Libyan Parliament invited all conflicting parties in Libya to abide by ceasefire due to the spread of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... , as well as living and economic difficulties.
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08/23/2020 00:00 ||
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[Al Ahram] Suspected Islamist Lions of Islam killed 13 people during raids on two villages in eastern Congo, the army and a village chief said, the latest in a spate of attacks the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... says may constitute war crimes.
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), ...an Islamist group that started out in Uganda. They don't appear to be affiliated with al-Qaeda or Islamic State. They just like killing infidels...
a Ugandan gang operating in North Kivu province in Democratic Republic of the Congo ...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material... , have killed more than 1,000 civilians since the start of 2019, according to U.N. figures.
Militiamen tied up the victims in the villages of Kinziki-Matiba and Wikeno, 10 km east of the city of Oicha, before killing them in the attack on Friday afternoon, said Chui Mukalangirwa, a local village chief.
"We beg the authorities to put an end to this bloodbath," he said.
The army helped civilians bury the bodies and is looking at deploying more units in the area, army front man Antony Mwalishayi said.
The ADF has operated in the dense forests near the Ugandan border for more than three decades. Late last year the Congo army launched a large-scale operation against them, sparking a violent mostly peaceful backlash against civilians.
Several attacks attributed to the ADF have also been claimed by 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.... , although researchers and analysts say there is a lack of hard evidence linking the two groups.
The insecurity has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and complicated Congo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as an Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 2,200 people.
[Jpost] The Saudi-led coalition on Saturday intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone and a ballistic missile fired by Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... 's Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... s towards 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 southern region, state news agency SPA reported, citing a coalition front man.
Turki al-Maliki was quoted as saying the missile was heading towards the southern Saudi city of Jizan. Yemen has been locked in conflict since 2014 when the Iran-aligned Houthis seized Sanaa, the capital, and then much of the country's north. Fighting escalated in March 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition intervened to restore the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi
...in full Abraham Naveed Quraishi. Interestingly, Qureyshi and variants is overwhelmingly a Pakistani family name meaning someone who is a member of the Prophet Mohammed’s tribe — and I suspect that in Pakistan it’s false advertising...
was arrested for inciting a riot and resisting arrest in June after he threw ammunition at the police. Police allegedly discovered he was carrying a loaded gun without a permit.
He drove a car to the protest and parked it outside police headquarters. Police later discovered a Molotov cocktail inside the car.
... Quraishi had a roommate, Seanfrancis Ziegenbein,
...known to his mother, when he has misbehaved, as Seanfrancis Kavanaugh Ziegenbein...
23, was also charged with making or discharging a destructive device after allegedly setting off a Molotov cocktail in a St. Pete parking lot. Seanfrancis Ziegenbein. For real?
Another mass brawl breaks out in downtown Portland. Proud Boys and other right-wing groups rush in and fight #antifa, who are pushed back. Bats, sticks and pepper spray are used in the brutal melee. #PortlandRiotspic.twitter.com/2BgrE2YmOT
Mass antifa vs. right-wing brawl at the Justice Center in downtown Portland. Numerous conservative groups held a pro-police rally but it was crashed by #antifa, who threw eggs, rocks, feces & urine. Both sides pepper sprayed each other for more than an hour. #PortlandRiotspic.twitter.com/M7SQy2N1lD
Interestingly, some people are saying that they feel like Antifa might be both sides in these. That they are setting up a false flag incident to really try and institute a crack down on the 'right wingers'.
Agent provocateurs from the revolutionary Marxist playbook working to draw aggressive reaction from law enforcement and pro American elements for media and propaganda purposes. If you can’t provoke it, fake it, it’s all irevolutionary theater for Marxist subversives who have been breeding in Portland for years thanks to dark money from people like Soros and the ChiComs.
#8 I don't know if that's entirely true, but to judge from the Andy Ngo videos there was a lot of pushing, shoving, and spraying but not too much else. And I haven't seen any reports of Portland hospitals being overwhelmed with concussions and broken bones, although from the videos one Antifette may be visiting her dentist in short order.
[Al Ahram] Ottoman Turkish air and naval forces conducted joint training exercises in the Aegean Sea, the country's Defense Ministry said Saturday, amid strains with neighbor Greece over hydrocarbon discoveries.
F-16 fighter jets took part alongside warships to "enhance, maintain and improve the operational capability of joint inter-forces operations,'' the ministry tweeted.
The announcement came as NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... members The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... and Greece are facing off in the eastern Mediterranean Sea over gas and oil exploration and a day after Turkey declared significant gas discoveries in the Black Sea.
Two weeks ago, Turkey sent a warship-escorted research vessel to prospect in waters where Greece claims exclusive rights to the underlying seabed. Athens responded by sending its own warships to the area and placing its military on alert. La Belle France also sent warships and planes to join drills with Greek forces.
Greek officials said Friday that the United Arab Emirates would also dispatch fighter jets to the southern Greek island of Crete for joint training next week.
Relations between Greece and Turkey have traditionally been tense. The two have come to the brink of war three times since the mid-1970s, including once over drilling exploration rights in the Aegean Sea that separates the two countries.
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08/23/2020 00:00 ||
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This will escalate until someone starts using the Guns of Navarrone.
[OneIndia] The security forces have wrecked havoc on terror groups in the Valley. This year alone 26 top commanders have been bumped off by the security forces in the Union Territory of 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.... J&K's Director General of Police, Dilbagh Singh said that two murderous Moslems of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba were rubbed out in the past three days along with four other terrorists. He also said that infiltration of murderous Moslems from across the border had decreased by half this year.
This is thanks to the alertness of the forces and the excellent border management. Due to this for the first time the level of infiltration has come down by 50 per cent when compared to the past, Singh also said.
He said that the local recruitment has gone down a lot and also added that the children in the Valley are listening to their advise to stay away from the gun. We have successfully broken the leadership structure of the murderous Moslems in Kashmir. 26 top commanders have been killed in encounters across the Valley so far, Singh also said. On the killing of Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist Naseeruddin, Singh said that he was involved in the killing of six CRPF personnel in two separate terror strikes. He was also involved in the murder of a local police man. We had reports that he was planning to carry out a big strike in North Kashmir, Singh also said.
In the past four days, three encounters have taken place across Kashmir in which four murderous Moslems of A and A+ category have been killed. These were top commanders and were part of the list of top 10 murderous Moslems operating in Kashmir. Their killing is a big relief for the people. Commenting on the killing of Sajjad Ahmed Mir, a Lashkar commander, he said that he was luring the youth to take up arms. We have picked up several such youth and ensured that at least 16 of them were brought back to the mainstream. We will continue to bring more such youth back into the mainstream, Singh also said.
[OneIndia] Five intruders who were trying to cross over into Indian territory from Pakistain were shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF) at Tarn Taran district in Punjab.
The personnel from the BSF's 103rd battalion have also recovered an AK-47 series rifle and a pistol from the site from where the intruders were killed. The incident occurred near the Dal village Bhikhiwind sub-division.
Suspicious movement was observed across the fence on the other side of the border near the Dall Border outpost at around 5 am today. While they were challenged, they continued their movement, which prompted the BSF personnel to open fire.
Following the incident a search operation was carried out. Five dead bodies were found. An AK-47 and a rucksack was also recovered. With regard to the motive of these persons there is no clarity as yet. An official told OneIndia that the search is still in progress and both their motive as their nationality is being ascertained.
[OneIndia] The ISIS operative arrested in Delhi was in touch with his handlers for a long time. He was in direct touch with the handlers of the ISIS in Afghanistan through social media platforms.
The operative identified as Abdul Yusuf Khan alias Abu Yusuf was nabbed following an encounter with the Delhi Police. He is a resident of Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh.
Deputy Commissioner Pramod Singh Kushwaha said that the operatives was arrested with Improvised Explosive Devices by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police. He said that the arrest took place following an exchange of fire at Dhaula Kuan.
His handlers were Yusuf Alhindi and Abu Huzafa. Alhindi, it may be recalled was killed in Syria. Abu Yusuf was the owner of a cosmetic shop in Uttar Pradesh. He was radicalised online following which he got in touch with his handlers.
He was asked to carry out an attack, following which he was to go to Syria. He had already readied passports for his wife and four children. Following the attack, he and his family were to fly into Syria, the police have learnt.
He was instructed by his emir to strike on August 15. He was however unable to do so owing to heavy security. He had decided to put his plan on hold and strike at another time. However concrete intelligence led to nabbing, following which a major strike was averted.
The police had received information about his movement in the ridge area between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh. Following this a trap was laid to nab him.
The operative was on a bike when he was intercepted. It was found that he had the IED in a pressure cooker. Following the incident search operations were carried out in several locations of Delhi. The National Security Guard (NSG) Commandos and the Bomb Disposal Squad who will analyse the IED have been deployed in the Buddha Jayanti Park in the Ridge Road area. Sniffer dogs also continue to keep a tight vigil in the area.
Following the incident, a high alert has been sounded in UP and the police have been instructed to remain alert.
The Delhi Police said that the arrested operative is in his early 30s and appears to be highly radicalised by the ISIS ideology. From his possession we have recovered a 30 bore pistol, 4 live cartridges. During the initial round of questioning, he has been providing us with multiple identities and addresses. He will be booked under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosives Act and relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the Delhi Police also said.
[Jpost] Incendiary balloons were launched throughout Saturday, sparking 35 fires in Israeli towns surrounding 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, according to Israeli media.
Experts from the Fire and Rescue Services determined after examining the sites that all 35 fires were caused by incendiary balloons.
On Friday, which saw a similar number of fires, teams of volunteers and members from various authorities spread out in order to contain the fires and prevent them from spreading to nearby towns.
The teams operating to contain the fires include members from the Fire and Rescue Services, the Jewish National Fund, the Nature and Parks Authority and the IDF.
On Saturday evening, rocket alert sirens sounded in southern Israel, in what has become a daily occurrence.
[Jpost] Rocket alert sirens sounded in southern Israeli city of Sderot on Saturday evening, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. The projectile, which was launched from Gaza towards Israel failed to make it to its target and landed in Gaza.
“Once the rocket goes up
Who cares where it comes down?
That’s not my department,”
Says Wernher von Braun.
[BenarNews] A 28-year-old woman believed to be married to the leader of the Eastern Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT), a pro-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.... bad boy group, has been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Central Sulawesi province, police said.
Ummu Syifa, the wife of MIT chief Ali Kalora, was taken into custody in late July along with another suspect during a raid by elite counterterrorist police force Densus 88, which caught her allegedly trying to deliver money and food to MIT fighters in the mountainous Poso regency, officials said.
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08/23/2020 00:14 ||
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Good to have clarification. I had been wondering at the headline just what the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was doing with militants in Indonesia.
[ALMASDARNEWS] Two new arrests have been made in connection to the August 4th explosion at the Port of Beirut, the AFP reported on Friday.
Citing a judicial source, the AFP report said, "Judge Fadi Sawan today interrogated the defendant, Hanna Faris, and the defendant, Eng. Naela al-Hajj, and issued two arrest warrants against them."
Fares holds the post of director of the Beirut region in the customs administration, and al-Hajj is responsible for the company that undertakes the maintenance work of ward number 12, where the earth-shattering kaboom occurred.
Thus, the number of those issued arrest warrants against them in this file rises to six, including Director General of Customs, Badri Daher, and Director of Beirut Port, Hassan Quraytem.
The Lebanese authorities are still investigating the horrific explosion at the port, which killed 181 people and injured more than 6,500 others, to find out the causes of the earth-shattering kaboom and those responsible for storing huge quantities of ammonium nitrate six years ago without preventive measures.
French Sherlocks and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation are participating in the investigations being conducted by the judiciary, after 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... refused to conduct an international investigation.
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08/23/2020 00:00 ||
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[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish military launched a new attack in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate on Saturday, a source told al-Masdar News from the administrative capital.According to the source, the Ottoman Turkish military utilized their artillery launchers to target the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) near the key town of Tal Rifa’at in northern Aleppo.
The source said there were no casualties reported from the Syrian Arab Army, nor have they responded to this latest attack by the Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces in the Aleppo countryside.
The Ottoman Turkish military has sporadically targeted the Tal Rifa’at area in northern Aleppo, despite an ongoing ceasefire in the area.
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... maintains that the YPG is an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who was at war with the Ottoman Turkish military during the latter part of the 20th Century.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/23/2020 00:00 ||
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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.