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US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia
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Afghanistan
Afghanistan bolsters security as Taliban threatens presidential poll
[AlAhram] Afghanistan deployed more than 100,000 troops and police on Thursday to guard polling stations in a presidential election which the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has threatened to disrupt with suicide kabooms and rocket attacks.

Every election in the last decade has been marred by violence in Afghanistan, where Taliban Islamic Lions of Islam are fighting U.S.-backed government forces and demand the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill, detain 11 Taliban militants in 4 provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained at least 11 Talibs during the operations in Kapisa, Kunduz, Ghazni and Waradk provinces.

The military officials said Thursday the Special Forces arrested 3 Talibs during a raid in Jijrab district of Kapisa.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a cache of weapons during the same raid.

Furthermore, the Special Forces detained 5 Talibs and destroyed a cache of weapons in Aliabad district of Kunduz.

The Special Forces killed 2 Talibs during a patrol in Andar district of Ghazni, the officials said, adding that the Special Forces killed another Taliban
...Arabic for students...
hard boy during a raid in Nerkh district of Wardak.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces kill 17 Taliban militants in Kandahar, Zabul and Uruzgan
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces killed at least 17 Talibs during the operation in Kandahar, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces.

The 205th Atal Corps said in a statement the Afghan Air Force conducted an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Maiwand district of Kandahar, killing at least 12 Talibs.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces killed 3 Talibs and destroyed 4 cycle of violences during an operation in Shah Joy district of Zabul.

Furthermore, an airstrike killed 2 Talibs including their commander Mullah Nasim in Khanqa area of Tarinkot city in Uruzgan.

The 205th Atal Corps also added that the civilians did not suffer casualties during the operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kabul: cops defuse sticky bomb, 11 Talibs toes up


Afghan forces foil militants bid to detonate a magnetic IED in Kabul city

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces foiled militants bid to detonate a magnetic Improvised Explosive Device in Kabul city.

The Kabul Police Headquarters said in a statement the police forces discovered a magnetic Improvised Explosive Device attached to a vehicle in 5th district of the city.

The statement further added that the police forces defused the explosives with the support of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team of the National Directorate of Security.

Furthermore, the Kabul Police said the security forces thwarted a deadly explosion by defusing the bomb.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented in this regard so far.

Special Forces kill 11 Taliban militants, destroy caches of weapons in Kabul, other provinces

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed at least 11 Taliban militants and destroyed caches of weapons in Uruzgan, Wardak and Kabul provinces.

The military officials said Thursday the Afghan Special Forces killed 7 Taliban militants during a patrol in Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a cache of weapons during the same operation.

Furthermore, the officials said the Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants and arrested another militant during a raid in Sayyidabad district of Wardak.

The Special Forces also destroyed a cache of weapons of Taliban in Sarobi district of Kabul, the officials added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces arrest would-be Talib suicide bomber in Taloqan city
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces arrested a would-be jacket wallah during an operation in Taloqan city of Takhar province in the North-east.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said in a statement the NDS Special Forces arrested Rahmatullah alias Omar, son of Hamidullah in Taloqan city of Takhar.

The statement further added that the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group had recruited Rahmatullah to its ranks a month ago.

Furthermore, the National Directorate of Security said Omar, a Taliban commander in charge of a group of 100 Lions of Islam in Dasht-e Archi district of Kunduz trained Rahmatullah on how to conduct suicide kaboom.

The National Directorate of Security also added that Rahmatullah was looking to attack the elections site in Taloqan city.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


U.S. airstrikes destroy 2 Taliban compounds in Ghazni, killing at least 27 militants
[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in South-eastern Ghazni province which destroyed two Taliban
...Arabic for students...
compounds and killed at least 27 bully boys.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the U.S. forces conducted the airstrikes in Deh Yak, Andar and Qarabagh districts and Asfandi area located in the outskirts of Ghazni city.

The statement further added the airstrikes killed 27 Talibs and maimed another bully boy.

The airstrikes also destroyed 10 cycle of violences, a vehicle, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Arrests widen in Egypt as anti-Sisi protests called for Friday
[Jpost] At least 1,900 people have been detained since protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi began in Cairo and other Egyptian cities last Friday, the head of a rights monitoring group said on Thursday.
Nine hundred more since yesterday's report. The authorities are taking this seriously — or at least not wasting an opportunity.
The public prosecutor’s office said in a statement issued late on Thursday that prosecutors "questioned a number that doesn't exceed one thousand suspects who participated in the demonstrations."

Gamal Eid, head of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, said the arrests had been made between Friday and Wednesday and described them as part of the "most violent campaign in Egypt's (modern) history."

An interior ministry spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Protesters chanting "Leave, Sisi" gathered in Cairo and other cities last Friday following online calls for demonstrations against alleged government corruption. The protests continued in the Red Sea city of Suez on Saturday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  So, is this authentic or MB shit-stirring?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/27/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||


Arabia
US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia
[IsraelTimes] The US is sending a Patriot missile battery and four ground-based radar systems to 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...
, the Pentagon said Thursday, in what officials describe as the first steps to help the kingdom protect itself against Iranian attacks.

Two more Patriot batteries and a THAAD missile defense system will be prepared to go later if needed, and the deployment will involve about 200 troops.

Military commanders and defense leaders have been working since last week to iron out what military aid to send to the region in response to what US officials say was a brazen and unprecedented cruise missile and drone attack by Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
on Saudi oil facilities on September 14.

US President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
during a White House meeting last Friday put off, at least for now, any immediate military strike on Iran, but approved a broader effort to beef up security in Saudi Arabia and the region. He told news hounds that showing restraint "shows far more strength" than launching retaliatory strikes now.

The four Sentinel radar systems and the Patriot battery are designed to provide better surveillance coverage across northern Saudi Arabia. The bulk of the kingdom’s Patriot batteries and other defenses are focused on the south to protect the country from attacks by Iranian-backed 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 in 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...
. The Houthis launch almost daily attacks into Saudi Arabia and at times into the UAE.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  THAAD will be useless against drones and cruise missiles. patriot is almost useless against them
Posted by: Lord garth || 09/27/2019 14:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Look on the used arms market for some ZSU-23 "Shrilka" and Sam-6 launchers from the old Warsaw Pact countries. Would work fine against "low and slow" drones, even if they would be mostly useless against modern stuff.
Posted by: magpie || 09/27/2019 17:19 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
As it expands... As you sow so shall you reap.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [458 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Islamic schools in Yunnan, Henan and Ningxia outright closed.

Less buggery?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2019 0:56 Comments || Top||

#2  China's Hui Muslims

I've gotta see this article in Russian.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2019 0:58 Comments || Top||


#4  You misunderstand Skid, I gotta see it published in Russian newspaper to see how they deal with the "Hui" issue.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2019 1:16 Comments || Top||

#5  12 Russian Swear Words You Need to Know
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2019 1:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Sorry.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/27/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#7  A very multifunctional word that is usually used in various phrases and has a variety of derivatives.

We have that too, like **** and ****. Used as a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, expletive among others in various forms. Not to be confused with the Left's use of the words Nazi and fascist which simply means anything they don't like.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/27/2019 6:42 Comments || Top||

#8  In some messy situations I have heard complete sentences composed of only that one word
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 09/27/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Bozhe moi. The extent of my Russian. I can sometimes recognize it in Cyrillic but depends on the font.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/27/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#10  Grom's referring no doubt to the famous Chinese philosopher, Sui Hui [v]Chai
Posted by: Lex || 09/27/2019 14:03 Comments || Top||

#11  And to Japanese singer Yasuka Baba
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/27/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Doval’s message to forces: Clean up the terrorists, avoid collateral damage at any cost
Most of the standard politician line about cherishing the locals and protecting them from so much as a stubbed toe deleted. Apparently the big Pakistani infiltration has yet to occur, while Dron66046 and his comrades in arms continue to prowl along the Indian side of the border
[OneIndia] National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval who took stock of the situation 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....
has advised security forces to be on high alert and also step up operations against terrorists.

The source also said that during the meeting, Doval made it clear that the guard should be upped and operations against bandidos snuffies intensified. He however said that this should not come at the cost of civilian lives and there shall be no collateral damage.
"no collateral damage" is a wish, not a realistic ROE when Pak Jihadis hide with human shields
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Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Female cop lightly hurt in apparent stabbing attack outside Jerusalem’s Old City
A short video can be seen at the link.
[IsraelTimes] A female police officer is lightly injured in an apparent stabbing attack outside the Old City of Jerusalem, medics say.

Other officers wrestled the assailant to the ground and arrested him, according to police.

The officer is being treated by medics on the scene.
More here:
Police say an attempted stabbing in Jerusalem’s Old City was a terror attack.

According to police, the assailant pulled out a knife and tried to stab officers stationed at the Chain Gate to the Temple Mount.

During a scuffle to detain the suspect, a female officer suffered a light injury to her hand, police say.

Jerusalem police chief Doron Yadid is holding a security assessment after the incident, which comes just days before the start of the Jewish High Holidays.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Israel Intensifies Measures along Leb Border
[AnNahar] Israeli warplanes conducted "intensive" overflights on Thursday hovering at a medium altitude over Nabatieh and Iqlim al-Tuffah, the National News Agency reported.

Later in the day, NNA said the Israeli army set up "modern machine guns used to fire 40mm small bombs at the border line between Shebaa Farms and Ghajar."

The machine guns are equipped with day and night self-control vision, it said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah



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