[ToloNews] At least three students were killed on Thursday when Pak military cross-border shelling hit a Madrasa in the eastern province of Kunar province ... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country..... , local officials said.
According to officials, Pak military have once again resumed shelling on parts of Shultan district.
A front man for the provincial governor, Abdul Ghani Musamim, said that 180 missiles hit the district and one of the missiles hit a Madrasa, and three students--aged 9, 12 and 13--were killed.
Former President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai ...One of the more egregious mistakes of the post 9-11 era... condemned the shelling from the Pakistain side and asked Pakistain to stop.
"The Pakistain military's repeated attacks on Kunar are acts of aggression against our soil and blatant violations of international law. I call on the government of Pakistain to stop these attacks immediately and prevent further damage to relations between the two countries, and to adopt a peaceful and civilized attitude towards Afghanistan," Karzai said in a tweet.
In May 2019 Afghanistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) summoned the charge d'affaires of Pakistain’s embassy to denounce cross-Durand Line shelling by Pak military on parts of Afghanistan.
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s killed at least 25 Talibs in 5 provinces and destroyed a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device.
The military officials said Friday an airstrike killed 10 Talibs in Daray-ye Suf- Pa’in district of Samangan province.
The officials further added a similar airstrike killed 6 Talibs and destroyed a boom-mobile in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province.
Furthermore, an airstrike killed 5 Talibs in Jawand district of Badghis, the officials added.
Another airstrike in Ala’ah-ye Kah district of Farah killed 2 Talibs, the officials said, adding that a similar air raid killed a Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... murderous Moslem in Balkh district of Balkh province.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 7 Talibs, detained an ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... fighter and destroyed caches of weapons in four provinces including Kabul.
The military officials said Friday the Special Forces killed 7 Talibs in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar.
The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a large cache of weapons during the same operation.
Furthermore, the Special Forces arrested an ISIS turban during a patrol in Rodat district 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.. and destroyed a cache of weapons.
The Special Forces destroyed two caches of weapons of Taliban ...Arabic for students... during the operations in Zarghun district of Herat ...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns... and Sarobi district of Kabul, the officials added.
[AlAhram] Egypt’s Armed Forces said that it destroyed dozens of terrorist hideouts and killed 118 takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed... elements in north and central Sinai during its operations to eliminate terrorism in all strategic directions in the country in the past period.
The Armed Forces added that 10 army personnel, including an officer and nine soldiers, were killed and injured during these operations.
In an official statement issued by the General Command of the Armed Forces on Friday, the armed forces said the takfiri elements were found in possession of a number of rifles and bombs to be detonated in north and central Sinai.
The statement explained that Air Forces were able to target and destroy 33 hideouts used by the terrorist elements, and 115 4x4 vehicles.
The armed forces also seized and destroyed 37 vehicles and 42 cycle of violences used by the terrorist elements during combing and raid operations.
The armed forces said it also detonated 273 bombs, which were planted to target forces in the vicinity of operations, and destroyed 11 tunnel openings in cooperation with border guards.
The operations also seized 2441 kgs of cannabis and other different types of narcotics during its security operations.
The statement added that Egypt's Naval Forces continue to secure vital economic interests and enhance naval security in the territorial waters in the Mediterranean and Red seas.
Ilegal migration attempts by 11,071 people from different nationalities were foiled by the armed forces during the past period, the statement added.
"The armed forces and police stress on their continued efforts to eradicate the root of terrorism, and provide safety and security to the nation," the statement concluded.
[Jpost] Seven soldiers and one civilian were killed in an ambush in Egypt's North Sinai region on Friday, security sources said, in an attack 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.... Two soldiers were also maimed in the attack in Bir al-Abed, the two security sources said.
Islamic State said 15 soldiers had been killed in the attack, in a statement carried by its Amaq agency. The claim could not be verified.
Egypt has long been fighting Islamist Death Eaters, who have waged an insurgency that has killed hundreds of soldiers, police and residents, in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
Also on Friday, Egypt's Defence Ministry said security forces had killed 118 forces of Evil in north and central Sinai in the "past period," without giving dates.
[TRIBUNE.PK] The US military command for Africa announced on Friday it killed 17 suspected 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.... (IS) group bad boys, also known as Da’ish, in southern Libya, in the third such strike in a week.
[TRIBUNE.PK] Security forces imposed tough new restrictions in Indian Occupied 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.... (IOK) on Friday.
Concrete and razor wire barricades went up across Srinagar and other towns in the disputed Moslem-majority territory, which has been under lockdown since New Delhi scrapped IOK’s semi-autonomous status in early August.
The Modi’s administration’s move has sparked new tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Barricades went up across roads and bridges in Srinagar as occupation forces in bulletproof gear guarded deserted streets following orders to stop any public rallies.
"The hospital is just a mile away from my home, but I have already walked three times the distance and am still not sure how long I need to walk to reach there," said Mudasir Ahmad, after pleading with soldiers to let him pass at one barrier in Srinagar’s old town.
Ahmad said he wanted to visit a sick relative at the hospital. He was one of many residents on the streets who were stopped and redirected by soldiers.
[IsraelTimes] 7,000 take part in weekly protests; several hundred riot, throwing bombs and rocks at troops who respond with tear gas and occasional live fire.
A Paleostinian man was killed by Israeli fire during riots along 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... -Israel border fence on Friday, according to the Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw,-run health ministry, as thousands took part in weekly protests.
Sahar Othman, 20, was shot by Israeli forces in the chest near Rafah in southern Gaza, the ministry said in a statement, adding that 28 Paleostinians were maimed.
The Israel Defense Forces had no immediate comment on the death, but earlier said over 7,000 Paleostinians took part in the day’s protests with some rioters throwing rocks and explosives at the security fence and at troops along the border.
The rioters also burned tires and threw fire bombs and one Paleostinian briefly crossed into Israeli territory before immediately returning to the other side of the border. One military vehicle was lightly damaged when hit by an bomb, but no injuries were reported, the IDF said.
The army responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.
UN Special Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov, who has been involved in brokering ceasefires between Israel and Hamas, has continuously called on Israel to refrain from directing live fire at the largely unarmed protesters.
Last Friday, more that 8,000 Paleostinians protested along the Gaza border, with 76 of them injured by Israeli riot dispersal measures.
[ALMASDARNEWS] A jihadist media coordinator was recently killed in a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) attack in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
According to the jihadist-owned Ebaa News Agency, the 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... media coordinator Ahmad Mustafa al-Yahya (AKA "Abu Qassem al-Jabhat") was killed by the Syrian Arab Army in the al-Ghaab Plain region of the Idlib Governorate this week.
Several pro-jihadist media channels would pay tribute to the HTS military news hound in their social media feeds on Friday, as they commemorated the latter’s effort to provide reports from the front-lines.
Since the start of the Syrian war, several field news hounds and media activists have been killed on both sides, with the majority of the casualties coming at the front-lines.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force has allegedly bombed the jihadist forces in the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate this afternoon, pro-militant activists reported from the area.
According to their claims, the Russian Air Force bombed the town of al-Sirmaniyeh and its surroundings, which, if true, would mark the first time in a month that they have launched Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s over this part of the Idlib Governorate.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has not confirmed these claims and the last time Russian airstrikes were reported in Syria, Moscow denied the reports.
At the same time, the Syrian Arab Air Force is conducting raids in the area, with their attack choppers concentrating their strikes on the nearby town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia.
Al-Sirmaniyeh and Kabani are both under the control 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 are two jihadist groups that control most of western Idlib and northeast Latakia.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Ministry of Defense shipped more military equipment to Syria this week as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies prepare for a new offensive in the Latakia Governorate and al-Ghaab Plain region.
According to maritime shipping observer Yoruk Isik, the U.S. sanctioned Russian Pizhma fat merchantman recently transited the Bosphorus Strait that links the Mediterranean and Black seas.
The type of military cargo on the ship is not known; however, the Russian Armed Forces typically transport new equipment to Syria as new operations near.
The next major Syrian military operation is expected to take place in the al-Ghaab Plain; this will coincide with another offensive in the northeastern region of the Latakia Governorate.
The goal of this army operation will be to secure the Idlib-Latakia axis, while also putting their forces in position to strike the key city of Jisr al-Shughour near the Ottoman Turkish border.
Yes, we did have an article about the ship sailing off two days ago (see related article, below), but apparently now it’s really left.
[Rudaw] A British-flagged oil tanker held 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 JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... since July was released Friday and was heading toward the United Arab Emirates, the company that owns the vessel said.
Iran’s marine and port authority said the Stena Impero left Iran Friday morning. Hours earlier, the tanker had begun transmitting its location for the first time in weeks just outside the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, where it had been held since its July 19 seizure.
The head of the Swedish shipping firm Stena Bulk that owns the tanker said it "has been a long wait" for the vessel and its crew to be released.
Company president and CEO Erik Hanell said the ship’s seizure "has meant an enormous pressure for us all, especially for the crew." The ship was headed to Dubai, where the crew would disembark and undergo medical checks.
Hannel said the vessel appeared to be in good condition and "hopefully it will be on duty within a week or so," speaking by telephone with Swedish television.
The ship tracking website MarineTraffic.com showed the Stena Impero heading south from Iran at a speed of just over 14 mph (22 kph).
Iran seized the tanker on July 19 in the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which 20 percent of all oil passes. The raid saw commandos rappel down onto the vessel via helicopter carrying assault rifles, dramatic images later replayed on state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?The seizure came after British marines helped take control of an Iranian supertanker on July 4. Authorities in Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, seized the ship carrying $130 million in crude oil on suspicion it was breaking Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Union sanctions by taking the oil to Syria. Gibraltar later released the tanker, then called the Grace 1, after it said Iran promised the ship wouldn’t go to Syria.
That ship, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, later sat off the Syrian coast, angering Britannia. Iran hasn’t said who purchased its 2.1 million barrels of crude oil.
On Monday, Iranian government front man Ali Rabiei had told journalists the Stena Impero could leave. But the ship remained outside Bandar Abbas until Friday.
Earlier this month, Iran released seven crew members of the Stena Impero. Sixteen stayed on board.
Britannia has responded to Iran’s release of the tanker Friday by accusing Tehran of trying to disrupt freedom of navigation.
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the ship "was unlawfully seized by Iran."
He said the seizure was "part of a pattern of attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation. We are working with our international partners to protect shipping and uphold the international rule of law."
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