[DAWN] At least 35 civilians attending a wedding party were killed and 13 others maimed by explosions and gunfire during a raid by the United States-backed Afghan government forces on a nearby krazed killer hideout, two officials in southern Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province said on Monday.
The officials said the house being used by the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... to train jacket wallahs was located adjacent to the bride's home that came under fire during Sunday night's attack.
A senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said the raid was against "a foreign terrorist group actively engaged in organising terrorist attacks".
"During the operation, a large warehouse of the terrorists' supplies and equipment was also demolished," the official said.
A second Afghan Defence Ministry official said a foreign krazed killer detonated a boom jacket that killed him and others around him, including a woman.
"The compound was being used to train men and women who were willing to become suicide bombers, we raided it. We are aware that civilians were maimed in the attack," he said.
Attaullah Afghan, a member of the Helmand provincial council member, said 35 civilians attending the wedding party near to the attack site in the Khaksar area of Musa Qala district were killed and 13 were maimed.
A second provincial council member, Abdul Majid Akhundzadah, said 40 people, all civilians.
The defence ministry said the Taliban hideout was also used by foreign nationals working for the hardline group.
"As a result of a joint operation in Musa Qala district of Helmand, 22 Taliban members were killed and 14 others arrested," the ministry said in a statement.
(2/4)The operation killed Umar’s courier responsible for delivering messages to Ayman al-Zawahiri. Also killed in the operation were Taliban’s explosives chief for Helmand & two of his deputies. Two other Taliban leaders are among the several Taliban & foreign terrorists killed.
(3/4) Six Pakistani women, among them a woman identified as Umar’s wife, are in custody. Eight Taliban and several foreign terrorists are also detained. Special Forces also seized and destroyed Taliban weapons and ammunitions.
The Ministry of Defense and Provincial Governor of Helmand confirmed that the Special forces killed or detained dozens of foreign terrorists who were fighting for the Taliban group in Helmand.
The Ministry of Defense said in a statement the Special Forces killed 22 foreign terrorists who were fighting for the Taliban group in Musa Qala district of Helmand.
The statement further added that the Special Forces also arrested 14 foreign terrorists including many Pakistani and Bangladeshi citizens during the same operation.
Meanwhile, the Governor’s Office of Helmand said in a statement said the Special Forces also killed Farhad, the shadow district chief of Taliban and Ehsanullah Nabil, the senior Taliban military commander.
The statement further added that a governmental delegation will investigate the alleged civilian casualties during the raid as claimed by Taliban and in social media.
Wanted terrorist Abdul-Hakim Maghaidesh was killed in a drone strike by Libyan Airforce while fighting alongside warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia groups in south #Tripoli on Monday pic.twitter.com/x2LACD6b4A
For the second day in a row, heavy fighting broke out on Sabea frontline between Libyan Army forces and 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... 's forces which carried out an attack Monday aiming to seize control of al-Aziziya town that links 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 Gharyan.
A source from the Volcano of Rage Operation said the Libyan Army forces under the command of the Presidential Council's government had foiled an attack by Haftar's forces on the frontline despite the intensity of the Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s helping the ground forces.
"Haftar's forces had seized Baer Allaq and Sidi Farhat areas near al-Aziziya before the Libyan Army received reinforcements from the western military zone and regained control of them." The source added.
In the meantime, Libyan Air Force air-raided Haftar's forces, including an attack on two operations rooms in Sabea and Sooq al-Khamis.
Airstrikes on Sabea killed prominent big shots from Haftar's forces, including Abdelhakin Magedish, who is convicted of murdering the Libyan prominent holy man and Fatwa House member Nadir al-Omrani.
Magedish escaped to eastern Libya and joined Haftar's forces after he was convicted of the murder and after the Public Prosecutor issued an arrest warrant of him.
The media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said three Russian mercenaries were also killed in the airstrikes on Sabea frontline where they were fighting alongside Haftar's forces.
[IsraelTimes] Lawyers say at least 400 people in Cairo and across Egypt held following rare outbreak of Muslim Brotherhood orchestrated public dissent against president.
Egyptian security forces rounded up hundreds of people, following small but rare anti-government protests, rights lawyers said Monday, as authorities moved to take harsh preventive measures against more unrest.
Hundreds of protesters erupted into the streets in several Egyptian cities, including the capital, Cairo, over the weekend, calling for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to step down.
All protests were quickly broken up by police. But they marked a startling eruption of popular dissent, which has been almost completely silenced in the past years by draconian measures imposed under Sissi.
On Monday, lawyers Malek Adly and Khaled el-Masry said security forces had arrested at least 400 people in Cairo and elsewhere across the country.
El-Masry said prosecutors questioned at least 220 people over claims that they took part in activities of an outlawed group, disseminating false news, misuse of social media platforms and taking part in unlicensed protests. Under Egyptian law, the accusations could land them in jail for years.
Prosecutors did not immediately elaborate or offer evidence.
After Friday’s demonstrations, the Moslem Brüderbund, which the government has outlawed and designated as a terrorist group in 2013, voiced in a statement its support for the protesters and urged people to take to the streets to "end the military rule."
Police have been heavily deployed in main squares and streets in across Cairo.
There were calls for more protests in the coming days on social media, from where Friday’s demonstrations took its cue.
Saeed Sadek, a political scientist at the al-Ahram Canadian University in Cairo, however, doubted whether there was wide popular support for fresh protests challenging Sissi’s rule.
"People fear the alternative. They don’t know what will be after Sissi. They don’t want another general. They don’t want the Islamists taking over. They don’t want chaos, they don’t want a civil war," he said.
False information about the protests has appeared on social media, including videos purporting to be live events that were actually of mass protests from Egypt’s years of unrest between 2011 and 2013. But social media has also been vital for getting out authentic videos of protests, since they are the only platform not fully controlled by the government.
Over the past couple of days, internet users reported difficulty accessing Facebook Messenger and other news websites such as the BBC.
Netblocks, a group monitoring internet activity, said network data showed disruption to Facebook Messenger, Facebook image CDN servers, as well as BBC News and other news sites in Egypt with two leading providers from Sunday.
It said the affected sites were previously unrestricted and social media platforms are not generally blocked in Egypt.
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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi court has sentenced six 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.... gunnies to death by hanging for their involvement in a deadly car kaboom near the country’s Justice Ministry in 2013, leaving scores of people dead and maimed.
According to a statement by the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council on Monday, the convicts confessed to carrying out the massacre, using three booby-trapped vehicles.
The verdict was issued by the Karkh criminal court in Baghdad, added the statement.
In March 2013, two boom-mobiles went kaboom! in the Alawi district, one of them near the Justice Ministry building, before a suicide boom-mobileer went kaboom! near an Interior Ministry office.
A jacket wallah then walked into the Justice Ministry and Death Eaters attacked the building, clashing with Iraqi security forces, who eventually regained control.
Among the dead were at least 7 coppers and 15 civilians, police and medics said. Three Death Eaters were also killed. At least 50 people were maimed.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces have killed an 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.... jacket wallah in al-Tarmia district, north of Baghdad.
According to a statement by the Baghdad Operations Command, the suicide bomber was wearing an boom belt and carrying grenades.
He was bumped off in al Ghozailia district in Baghdad, the statement read.
The airstrikes in Haftanin region were conducted in coordination with Turkey’s ongoing counter-terror operations in northern Iraq, Anadolu Agency quoted the National Defense Ministry as saying in a press statement.
Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” to imply the militiamen in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
The counter-terrorism operations were supported by the Turkish Armed Forces, police, gendarmerie, and the National Intelligence service (MIT).
Nineveh (IraqiNews) Iraqi Ministry of Interior Affairs announced, on Saturday, apprehending six members of the so-called Diwan al-Jund,
...the ISIS Soldiers Directorate...
in the city of djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... , while pointed out that one of them is a sniper.
Ministry’s Spokesman, General Saad Maan, said in a press statement that joint forces from the emergency detachments and Ninwewh Intelligence and Counter-terrorism Directorate carried out a security offensive and managed to arrest six members of 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.... terrorist group.
The apprehended snuffies were members of Diwan al-Jund during the control of the Islamic state on the city of Mosul, Maan added.
He further explained that one of the snuffies was a sniper during Nineweh liberation campaigns.
Maan also revealed that the sniper was captured during searching the areas of 17 Tammuz, 30 Tammuz, Harmat and areas near the Tigris River, west of the city of Mosul.
Salahuddin (IraqiNews) An official source informed on Saturday that Iraqi bomb squad detonated 17 sbg9 missiles, which were found in a village in Salalhuddin Province.
In a press statement, the source said that forces from the Iraqi bomb squad detonated 17 sbg9 missiles, while added, on condition of anonymity, that the missiles were found during searching one of the gardens in Bishkan Village, in Salahuddin Province.
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian security services reportedly disrupted efforts by the Islamic Jihad ...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah... terror group to construct rockets in the West Bank meant for attacks on Israeli population centers.
According to Channel 12, citing Paleostinian Authority officials in Ramallah, the Iran-backed terror group is working to export its strategy of periodic rocket attacks against Israel from 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 to the West Bank.
PA security officials reportedly uncovered the effort and notified Israel’s Shin Bet security service.
[IsraelTimes] Some 100 Paleostinians take part in violent protests today at a number of sites in the West Bank in solidarity with Paleostinian security prisoners carrying out hunger strike in Israeli prisons.
Protesters outside Ramallah throw rocks and Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers and Border Police, who respond with crowd-dispersal weapons. Eight protesters are injured in the clash.
In Jenin, soldiers reported being targeted by live fire. No one was hurt in the encounter.
[IsraelTimes] Fa’iz Hamed also ordered to compensate Malachy Rosenfeld’s
...also in our archives as Malachi Rosenfeld...
family because of his role in cell behind deadly West Bank drive-by.
A military court on Monday sentenced a Paleostinian man to life in prison for his involvement in a deadly West Bank shooting attack in 2015.
Four Paleostinians from 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 were also indicted Monday for belonging to the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terror group and taking part in a series of attacks along the border of the coastal enclave.
... a Hamas commander whose name is variously spelt Faiz Hameed and Fa'ez Hamed...
was part of a terrorist cell that killed Malachy Rosenfeld, 25, in a drive-by shooting. Hamed was convicted on a number charges, among them intentionally causing death ‐ the military legal system’s equivalent to murder.
The West Bank Military Court also ordered Hamed to pay compensation to Rosenfeld’s family, but the amount was not disclosed.
Besides the attack in which Rosenfeld was killed, the verdict said that the cell Hamed was a part of also carried out a shooting near the Beit El Settlement days before in which no one was maimed.
Hamed was the third member of the terrorist cell to receive a life sentence for Rosenfeld’s murder.
Rosenfeld, 25, was killed, and three others were maimed when Hamas faceless myrmidons opened fire on their car near the West Bank settlement of Shvut Rachel, north of Ramallah, as they returned home from a basketball game.
Rosenfeld’s three friends, with him in the car, were also maimed in the attack.
The four, all of whom lived in the West Bank settlement of Kochav Hashahar, had been driving near Route 60, the main north-south artery running through the West Bank, when they were attacked.
In July 2015, security forces detained four members of a seven-strong Hamas cell behind the attack, the Shin Bet general security service said at the time.
Six members of the group are from the town of Silwad northeast of Ramallah. The seventh, Jamal Younes, Ahmad Najar's father-in-law, lives in nearby Kusra, the agency said.
Two others were being held by the Paleostinian Authority
...they would be triggerman Maath Hammad or Mu'ad Hamed and Ahmad Shibrawi...
and the ringleader was said to be in Jordan.
...that’s Hamas commander Ahmad Najjar, alternatively Ahmad Najar, who orchestrated and funded the shooting attack from Jordan. He was among the prisoners traded by Israel for captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011..
The four Paleostinians from the Gaza Strip who were indicted Monday were accused of carrying out a number of attacks along the border and attempting to cross the security fence into Israeli territory.
They were charged with belonging to Hamas, an illegal organization, and taking part in the terror group’s violent activities along the border from 2016 to 2019.
The four men ‐ Freij Abu Daher, 29; Malek Abu Mandil, 28; Mahmoud Awidat, 25; and Ramadan Abu Gola, 24 ‐ were accused of throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israeli troops along the security fence.
Three of them were also charged with launching kite-borne incendiary devices from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
The four men were arrested on August 30, 2019, when they tried to enter Israel, armed with knives and a grenade.
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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.... of Iraq and Syria (ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... , ISIS, IS) claimed it has killed and injured scores of Syrian and Russian troops in an ambush east of Homs province.
The group released a statement on its official media wing, Aamaq Agency, claiming that ISIS Death Eaters had set up an ambush for a joint Syrian-Russian military convoy north of As Sukhnah town in the Syrian desert.
According to the statement, ISIS fighters detonated several IEDs once the convoy was trapped; then opening fire on the troops; killing and injuring at least 15 soldiers.
The attack has also destroyed and damaged 5 vehicles and a tank.
The terror group has recently stepped up its attacks against the Syrian Army forces following the audio message released by ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last week.
Fierce battles have ever since broke out between the hardline Death Eaters and Syrian government forces, which have launched a wide-scale offensive ‐ supported by Rusian air force ‐ to eradicate the ultraconservative group from the Syrian desert.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Head of the Arab Media Division of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Avichay Adraee, said this past weekend that the Syrian military shot down an Iranian drone in the al-Quneitra Governorate, refuting a previous claim from Damascus about downing an Israeli unmanned vehicle.
"Today we see proof that [the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force leader] Qassem Soleimani does whatever he wants in Syria and certainly doesn’t tell the Assad regime," Adraee stated.
According to Adraee, the drone was launched from an area where the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force has attempted to attack Israel from in the past.
The Syrian military previously accused the Israeli Defense Forces of attempting to bomb their positions using a drone armed with cluster munitions.
The state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) later leased a video and several photos of the drone after the Syrian Arab Army invited media personnel to the scene.
[ALMASDARNEWS] A turban sleeper cell attempted to carry out the liquidation of a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officer in the eastern countryside of the Daraa Governorate this week, a source from the army told al-Masdar.
According to the source, the turban sleeper cell attempted to carry out the liquidation using a roadside kaboom in the town of Busra al-Harir.
The source said the Syrian Army colonel was maimed as a result of the liquidation attempt, adding that he is seeking medical attention for his injuries.
The Free Syrian Army ... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund... (FSA), 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 ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... /ISIS/IS/ISIS), and 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... are all believed to have active sleeper cells in the Daraa Governorate; they have all carried out attacks against the Syrian Arab Army in the last three months.
[ALMASDARNEWS] Russian military police units deployed to the ceasefire line on the Golan Heights have secured stability and peace in Syria’s Quneitra province, Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ Military Police in Syria Colonel Alexander Bezklubov told news hounds.
According to him, since the Russian military drove holy warriors out of the area a year ago, local residents have been reconstructing their destroyed homes and building new houses.
Bezklubov added that officers deployed to the Russian observation points were monitoring ceasefire violations and Israel’s Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s on Syrian targets.
The Golan Heights, which had belonged to Syria since 1944, were seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War. In 1981, the Israeli parliament passed a law unilaterally declaring illusory sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The UN Security Council declared the annexation null and void in its Resolution 497 on December 17, 1981.
During the Syrian war, a large sector of the Heights not controlled by Israel was seized by Syrian anti-government groups and retaken by Damascus in the summer of 2018. Russian military police are deployed to the Bravo Line in the eastern part of the Golan Heights.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has resumed their strikes on the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate after taking a brief hiatus over the last few days.
Led by their attack choppers, the Syrian Air Force swarmed the jihadist-held town of Kabani this evening, inflicting heavy damage on the defenses 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... and the Turkestan Islamic Party.
These strikes by the Syrian Air Force were followed up with a heavy barrage of artillery and missiles by the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division.
According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Syrian Army’s artillery and missile strikes primarily targeted different gathering points used by the jihadist rebels around Kabani.
The Syrian Arab Army is expected to resume their offensive in the Latakia Governorate in the coming weeks, as more reinforcements continue to arrive each day.
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