[ToloNews] Government forces in border areas of the country said imported muscle, particularly Pak citizens, are fighting against them with the Taliban ...Arabic for students... , adding that they have found many dead fighters with Pak identity cards.
[ToloNews] At least seven non-combatants were killed in a roadside mine blast in central Ghazni province on Sunday morning, local officials said.
The incident happened around 10:00am local time in Jaghatu district of the province after a civilian Toyota Corolla-model vehicle struck a roadside mine, officials said, adding that three women and two children are among the death.
However, if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well... no group including the Taliban ...Arabic for students... has grabbed credit for the blast.
[ToloNews] At least 5,000 families have been displaced in the northern province of Kunduz following heavy festivities on the outskirts of Kunduz city and some districts of the province.
Earlier this week, four bases of Afghan forces fell to the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... along the road that connects Kunduz city with Khan Abad district to the north of the province.
According to officials, the government forces manning the Kunduz city gates were on alert on Saturday evening following the fall of the four army bases.
"At least 5,000 families have been displaced in Khan Abad and Imam Sahib districts and the center and the outskirts of Kunduz city," said Yusuf Ayubi, head of the Kunduz Provincial Council.
Some of the displaced persons said they want more attention from the government to the Kunduz situation.
"The festivities have been ongoing in our village for the last 15 days. Our village and seven mosques are under threat. You will hear the sound of mortars, rockets and Kalashnikov guns every day," said Abdul Fatah, a displaced person in Kunduz.
"We neither oppose the Taliban nor the government forces. We have been stuck between the two and are burning like wood," said a displaced person.
On Saturday, a large number of Kunduz residents held a protest in Kunduz city, criticizing what they called the government institutions’ inattention to the threats the province faces. The protesters said the inattention has increased the influence of the Taliban in the province.
"I visited all security belts of the city. The situation is fully under our control," Kunduz governor Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal said.
Kunduz residents said the performance of the security forces in the province is questionable.
"There is no more than 1,500 Taliban fighters in Kunduz, but on this side, there are army corps, police headquarters, the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... , vehicles and equipment, but they carry bricks on these vehicles" said Abdul Mannan Zafarzoi, a Kunduz resident, blaming security agencies for lack of action against the Taliban.
"We travel through agricultural lands instead of roads due to fear from mines," said Ghani, a Kunduz resident.
This comes as violence has increased around the country amid peace efforts by the Afghan government. At least 10 civilians, including women and kiddies, were killed in two explosions in Ghazni and Jawzjan provinces on Sunday, according to local officials.
[ToloNews] Mullah Akhtar, a Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... unit leader, was arrested during a joint operation in Kabul province on Saturday night, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Sunday.
A joint operation was launched in Saleh Kheli and Boya Zar villages in Shakardara district of Kabul and Mullah Akhtar was arrested, the statement said.
"He was involved in terrorist activities in Shakardara district recently," the statement said.
A week ago, at least five Taliban were killed and two others--including a Taliban leader--were maimed during a joint security forces operation in the district, said the MoD.
The operation was launched in district and 25 krazed killers, including three group leaders, were arrested. The Taliban "were causing fear in the district," MoD had statement said, adding that "the forces will remain in the district for security."
"The forces also seized weapons during the operation," it added.
[EN.ALGHADEER.TV] Forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all. Actually, he is, but slowly... described as "media marketing" a cease-fire announced Friday by the internationally-backed government but didn’t explicitly say whether they’d accept or reject the initiative.Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army is ready to defend Sirte, the central city that’s the gateway to the OPEC member’s key oil assets, front man Ahmed al-Mismari said Sunday in a televised address. Intelligence received by the LNA suggests the "intentions of the enemy to attack our forces in the regions of Sirte and Jufra," he said.
Friday’s cease-fire announcement by the internationally recognized government in Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... , and a reciprocal call the head of the eastern-based parliament, followed United Nations ...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense... -mediated talks seeking to end more than a year of conflict in the North African nation.
Haftar’s forces, which have been backed by Russian mercenaries, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt, fell back to Sirte after a failed offensive to capture, Tripoli, the capital, and home to the Ottoman Turkish-backed Government of National Accord.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/24/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Arab Spring
Is there some sort of scorecard for all the different folks involved in Libya? I can't keep up.
BREAKING | Hundreds of demonstrators arrived from the centre of the capital #Tripoli to the Prime Minister's headquarters on Al-Sikka Road, chanting: "The people want to bring down the regime". #Libyapic.twitter.com/zQOu3pWSqn
VIDEO | #GNA's gunmen firing at anti-corruption demonstrators using anti-aircraft guns and chasing them with machine guns in the middle of Martyrs Square in #Tripoli despite the white flag they raised as a peace sign. #Libyapic.twitter.com/sUOGB6OnuH
[THEBAGHDADPOST] A 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... i child was shot by 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... militias and was moved to a hospital in a critical condition, the photographer that captured her said.
Iranian-backed Houthi militias have incarcerated around 20,000 abductees in 790 prisons in Yemeni areas under their control, human rights When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much... chiefs have revealed.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/24/2020 00:00 ||
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[Jpost] The Graz synagogue was attacked twice over the past week. Last Wednesday, antisemitic pro-Paleostinian graffiti was smeared on the building.
The Austrian authorities apprehended a Syrian refugee on Sunday for allegedly attacking the leader of the Jewish community in the city of Graz.
According to a report in the mass circulation paper Kronen, coppers arrested the 26-year-old Syrian suspect in Graz who had fled Syria six years ago. His name was not released.The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday that an assailant on Saturday attacked the president of the tiny Jewish community in Graz, Austria, with what is believed to have been a baseball bat.
When Elie Rosen, the head of the 150-member Jewish community, left his car, he was attacked by the stranger with a wooden stick and managed to escape back into the car. The attacker hit Rosen’s vehicle with a bat before he fled.
The Graz synagogue was attacked twice over the past week. Last Wednesday, antisemitic pro-Paleostinian graffiti was smeared on the building.
The slogan "Free Paleostine" was written on the synagogue, a phrase that typically means the elimination of the Jewish state.
"In Graz, we are dealing with a stronger left wing and anti-Israel antisemitism," he said. "We can clearly determine that." The attack was not carried out by right-wing Death Eaters, Rosen told the daily Wiener Zeitung.
It is unclear if the Syrian man is also being charged with defacing the synagogue.
[Red State] Breaking news early Sunday evening in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The video below shows a confrontation between Kenosha Police and an adult African-American man. All that can be seen from the video at this point is the man exiting the passenger-side of the car as 3 officers have their firearms drawn. In an agitated fashion the man walks quickly around the front of the car to the driver’s side door which he opens, as all 3 officers have their weapons pointed at him. As he tries to enter the car, one of the three officers grabs the white t-shirt the man is wearing and attempts to keep him from entering the car. A woman is seen in a distraught condition, and one officer moves to keep her away. Reports are that as many as eight shots were fired.
We should expect a lot more of these as we approach November, particularly if schools are shut down, thereby depriving the Dems of the usual election year school shooting incidents that are such vital components of their campaign strategies.
The people who refuse to comply with various law enforcement commands in these situations have been convinced by the MSM and "activists" that they don't have to comply with the po-po. They bring it on themselves with that sort of thinking.
I guarantee you I will be the most docile person you ever met if that's any help in avoiding being tased, pepper sprayed or shot.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/24/2020 14:02 Comments ||
So watch the video. All you see is the last few seconds before the shooting. What happened before, what was said. The cops did not want him in the car. When a cop says to stop, you stop. I challenge any arm chair second guesser to live in that cops shoes. Now the media will make him out to be a darling of his community, family man, etc... His blood test and the rest of the videos will say otherwise. But the media is creating news with this. Now we will have riots, prime time coverage, great ratings, and add revenues…..
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
08/24/2020 15:14 Comments ||
The MSM, taking up where Charles Manson left off
Posted by: Rex Mundi ||
08/24/2020 15:47 Comments ||
They usually ignore police to try to get away for some reason.
The Reason:Just came out that he is wanted for sexual assault, tresspassing, dissorderly conduct, domestic abuse. Rap sheet includes past felony resisting arrest, had to be subdued by a police dog, injury to a police officer, intoxication, theft of an SUV, etc. etc. etc..
I sometimes suspect that the mostly white Antifa , brings along a sacrificial black man that they can arrange to be shot for the "Cause" . If law enforcement wont shoot him they'll do it themselves .
They'll have his high school bassetbaw coach up next to talk about how the guy led prayers in the locker room before, at half time and after the game.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/24/2020 18:16 Comments ||
fyi, mayor of Kenosha, John Antaramian, is a Democrat
he was mayor from 92 to 2008 but came out of retirement to be mayor again in 2016
Posted by: lord garth ||
08/24/2020 19:33 Comments ||
If one pays attention to the video that's out th here its starts with a shoot of the SUV. It then goes blank for a second and we see the SUV, the victim and the officers. Judicious editing perhaps. We see nothing of what transpired beforehand. As to the mayor. He may be a registered Democrat but he isn't the Seattle or Portland type of Democrat. I know him and he usually is in favor of common sense solutions.
You see the pattern, right? They can only pull this stuff where the white guilt leftist crowd is in charge and the white guilt lefty voters will go along for the ride. There are entire regions of the country that are essentially no-go zones for the rioters.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/24/2020 10:03 Comments ||
Colorado has ballots can be picked up or provided by mail: after the vote I deposit my ballot in a box outside of the local police station. Right now I am looking for a good ankle holster to replace the holster attached to the side of my car seat. I believe it should be legal to run over anyone that has a gun or brick and tries to stop my car. I hope I do not have to test this theory.
Consider that a coordinated series of violent outbreaks happen all this week and the MSM is “forced” to report on them to override the RNC convention coverage. Lefty commentary about the Trump sponsorship of institutional racism to accompany all the tropes and memes we have come to expect. To this audience, proof of the democrat revolutionary theater underway across America, but to many clueless independents and suburban democrats of so much.
Elmomoting Huputer1546, I understand your frustration. I am presently in NW Washington State and carry concealed. I also stay away from Seattle, and bypass the city to avoid confrontations with rioters and their ilk. You need to gather intelligence on civil disturbances and demonstrations to not get caught in same. If you defend yourself in a riot, the cops will go after you. It is a sad commentary on present law enforcement in Seattle, Portland, Denver, et al. Who knows, law abiding people may be forced to defend themselves when law enforcement disappears.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
08/24/2020 15:07 Comments ||
Houston police stomped on the wannabe rioters here. Mostly out of fear they'd leave actual Houston given that in the surrounding area an actual riot would end in hail of gunfire. Every couple weeks I see where an attempted robbery ends in gunfire from store employees or customers. A buddy of mine mine from New York used to tell friends back home that you don't jump out of your car here and scream at people unless you want to get shot
Overnight on 22–23 Aug, antifa attacked the Penumbra Kelly building in another Portland riot following a mass brawl earlier in the day against right-wingers. Antifa tried to blind the air support unit w/laser, & threw large rocks. Several officers injured. https://t.co/SnMtDhFmkXpic.twitter.com/cG60blNvLY
[Rudaw] At least four civilians were maimed when an improvised bomb (IED) went kaboom! in the city of Kirkuk on Sunday, security forces have said.
The explosion took place while a Shiite religious procession for the holy Ashura period was being held in the southern Kirkuk neighbourhood of Raparin, local police chief Bri. Gen. Haval Abdul-Muhsin told Rudaw.
Abdul-Muhsin put the number of civilians injured in the earth-shattering kaboom at seven. Iraqi Security Media Cell said that four civilians maimed in the attack.
It is not yet known who planted the IED.
"We don't know who conducted the attack yet. Investigation is still ongoing," Abdul-Muhsin said.
Kirkuk is part of territory disputed by the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) seated in Erbil.
The city has long been home to a diverse mix of Kurdish, Arab, Turkmen, and Christian inhabitants. Its make-up has been disrupted ever since Iraq’s former President Saddam Hussein forcibly transferred people to and from Kirkuk and the surrounding areas during his reign, exacerbating communal tensions.
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Iraqi forces on Sunday captured a female member of IS in Salahaddin province, north of capital Baghdad.
Iraq’s Interior Ministry said in a brief statement that the 42-year-old woman was wanted by the court on links with 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.... Country’s intelligence service had previously identified and located the suspect in the town of Ziloiya, Salahaddin province.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/24/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
Incendiary balloon launches continue, as Gaza restrictions tightened
[Jpost] Terrorists in 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 continued to launch incendiary and explosive balloons, as Israel reportedly tightened trade restrictions on the Strip.
At least 28 fires were sparked by incendiary balloons on Sunday. A power outage was reported in Miflasim and Nir Am in the Gaza envelope on Sunday after an incendiary balloon hit an electrical pole in the area. A backup generator provided power to the two kibbutzim until the electrical line was repaired.
Paleostinian media reported on Sunday that Israel had halted the entry of all goods and materials, except for food and medicine, through the Kerem Shalom Crossing. The crossing was closed to fuel and building material imports about 13 days ago.
Israeli naval vessels prevented Gaza fisherman from leaving ports along the coast of the Gaza Strip as well, as the fishing zone off the coast remains closed. Video from the Strip showed Israeli vessels relatively close to the coast. Warning shots were fired at fisherman who attempted to exit the ports, according to Paleostinian reports.
Senior Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede, official Mushir al-Masri warned that "Gaza is going to explode if Israel does not commit itself to breaking the siege on the Gaza Strip." al-Masri added that mediation efforts are ongoing to stop the deteriorating situation in the Strip.
The Hamas official warned that the terrorist group is "not afraid" of Israeli threats and that "there is nothing to lose in the face of the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip. We are going to the maximum extent."
Egypt, Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... and the United Nations ...boodling on the grand scale... continued efforts to reach a de-escalation agreement between Israel and Gaza, as both sides continued to refuse to budge. The Qatari envoy to the Gaza Strip Mohammed al-Emadi is expected to visit the Strip on Tuesday, according to Paleostinian reports.
While the terrorist groups in Gaza are demanding that the trade and fishing restrictions be lifted before balloon launches are halted, among other demands, Israel has demanded that the balloon launches be halted before restrictions are lifted.
Israeli warplanes, tanks and drones attacked Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", targets in the Gazoo Strip before dawn on Monday in response to repeated arson balloon attacks launched into Israel, the army said.
The Israel Defense Forces said it attacked "military posts and underground infrastructure of the Hamas terror group in southern Gaza."
It said the strikes came in response to the launching of explosive-laden and arson balloons into Israel on Sunday.
Two suspected bombs were found Sunday in southern Israel after apparently being flown into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, as balloon attacks continued throughout the day, according to officials from the Eshkol Regional Council.
"One device was found next to a playground and a second was found in a tree. In both cases, a police sapper was called. No damage or injuries were caused," an Eshkol spokesperson said.
Hamas is under immense international pressure — from Qatar, Egypt and UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov — to halt its attacks, alongside pressure from the Gazook public which is getting only 3-4 hours of electricity per day after becoming used to more than three times that amount, after Israel ended fuel imports in response to the violence.
But analysts say Hamas believes Israel is not interested in a round of violence at this time, leading the group to toughen its demands.
[SYRIAHR] SOHR activists say that a booby-trapped cycle of violencewent kaboom! today near Dar al-Shifa hospital in the city of Hajin in Deir ez-Zor countryside, while the joint president of the People’s Assembly was passing in in the city of Hajin, seriously injuring him. In addition to material damage at the site of the earth-shattering kaboom.
Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory documented the killing of two women, after unidentified button men stormed a house in the city of al-Busayrah, east of Deir ez-Zor, which is under the control of SDF, and shot them, without knowing the reasons and motives.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/24/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
Posted by: Fred ||
08/24/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Syria
Tanks? Strykers? Uparmored Humvees? To what end?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
08/24/2020 5:39 Comments ||
Please just GTF out of there and stay out.
If my thinking on this topic is off base (sometimes I arrive there all on my own), please someone, square me a way with some logical justification which includes a clear threat to our national security.
TFSA military police shot two civilians in Afrin today when they tried to escape arrest (for reasons unknown). After an ambulance collected them, a Jahbat Shamiya militant shot out its tires. One of the two died. pic.twitter.com/z9dHgwKJZI
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.