[ToloNews] The incident happened in Narkh district of Wardak, and that the rocket was fired by the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... At least three non-combatants were killed after a rocket landed on a house in the central province of Maidan Wardak, said Nusrat Rahimi, a front man for the Ministry of Interior, and one civilian was maimed.
Rahimi said in a tweet on Friday that the incident happened in the Narkh district of Wardak, and that the rocket was fired by the Taliban.
According to Rahimi, all the victims are members of one family.
The Taliban has not commented on the incident so far.
Taliban had kidnapped these 13 teachers & vaccinators in Nahr Siraj of Helmand. Afghan army reacued/released them last night. They kiss the hands ofsecurity forces. Meanwhile Taliban are in #Pakistan and claim to have discussed the well being of Afghans. #Afghanistanpic.twitter.com/5NU82r2ups
The Afghan Special Force stormed a Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... prison in southern Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province and rescued ten people during the raid.
The 215th Maiwand Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces stormed the Taliban prison in Nahr-e Saraj district late on Thursday night.
Gen. Zabiullah Mohmand, the Commander of 215th Maiwand Corps said the Afghan forces would destroy all Taliban prisons in South-western parts of the country.
Meanwhile, ...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce... the freed prisoners said the Talibs did not provide them enough food, subjected them to torture and beatings besides preventing them to contact their families.
Gen. Mohmand confirmed that the Talibs have tortured several prisoners whom the Afghan forces freed during the similar operations in the South-west.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/05/2019 00:00 ||
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libya’s coasties says it has intercepted more than 100 Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... -bound migrants colonists off the country’s Mediterranean coast.
Thursday’s statement from front man Ayoub Gassim says a rubber boat with 102 African migrants colonists, including three women and a child, was stopped on Tuesday near the capital, 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... Gassim says they were taken to a detention center in Khoms, around 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Tripoli.
Libya has emerged as a major transit point for migrants colonists fleeing war and poverty to Europe. In recent years, the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... has partnered with the coasties and other Libyan forces to try to stop the dangerous sea crossings.
Rights groups, however, have criticized those efforts, saying they’ve left migrants colonists at the mercy of gangs or confined in squalid detention centers rife with abuses.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Libyan National Army has destroyed several Ottoman Turkish drones stored in Mitiga and Misrata airports during an air raid operation, the spokesperson of the 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... said.
"Our intelligence sources identified these sites, which were used in the preparation and storage of Ottoman Turkish drones. These sites were airport hangars used to equip and store the drones and missiles, one at Mitiga airport and two at Misrata airport were used for the same purpose," Ahmed al-Mismari, the LNA spokesperson said in a statement released early on Wednesday.
"This threat was dealt with by the LNA Air Force aircraft, which took off from several bases to attack their targets," he added.
Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive in April to capture 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... , home to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), which relies on the support of Ottoman Turkish-trained militias who are suspected of facilitating the movement of foreign forces of Evil from Syria and Iraq into Libya.
[PULSE.NG] The corpse count in two jihadist attacks this week on Malian military camps near the Burkina Faso ...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other... border has risen to 38 soldiers, the defence minister said on Thursday, calling for unity.
"I am very proud... of these paratroopers, who defended their positions. But unfortunately, today... we buried 38 bodies," Ibrahima Dahirou Dembele said on national radio.
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Posted by: Fred ||
10/05/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: al-Qaeda
[PULSE.NG] A total of 10 Zamfara indigenes enslaved in Burkina Faso have been handed over to the state government on Thursday, after regaining their freedom.
The 10 victims were among the 23 people evacuated to Nigeria by Katsina State Government from Burkina Faso with the assistance of the Nigerian embassy in that country.
Special Adviser to the Katsina governor on Drugs, Narcotics and Human Trafficking, Alhaji Hamza Brodo, handed over the 10 persons to the Secretary to Zamfara Government, Bala Maru, in Gusau.
He said, “a total of 23 persons were deceitfully transported by one Usman who sold them to one woman in Benin Republic and from there, the woman too sold them to another buyer in Burkina Faso.
“An alarm was raised to the Katsina state government by Nigerian Embassy in Burkina Faso which said all the enslaved persons were from Katsina leading to Governor Masari directing me to go and bring them back.
“It is on getting there that I discovered that 10 of the victims are from Zamfara state and on the authority of my governor, I brought all of them back.
“Governor Masari gave them some money to start their own businesses with a call on them never to allow themselves to be deceived with better jobs offers by human traffickers.”
He then handed a letter dated October 2, 2019, signed by Secretary to the Katsina state Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa titled “Repatriation and Handing Over of Trafficked Persons” containing the list of the 10 victims who all hail from Bungudu local government area of Zamfara.
Receiving the victims, the SSG thanked Katsina state government for the effort and promised to reunite the victims with their families.
Narrating their ordeals, the victims said they were subjected to various hard labour including digging at mining sites without pay.
The victims said they contacted the Ouagadougou Hausa Community leader who reported the matter to Nigerian Embassy there which led to their return.
[PULSE.NG] The United States on Friday offered a $5 million reward for information about the leader of 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.... branch which grabbed credit for an ambush in Niger two years ago that left four US servicemen dead.
Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara ...he succulent fruit of the union of splinter factions from Mokhtar Bekmokhtar'sal-Mourabitunes and MUJAO. Once the dust had settled and the smell of gunsmoke had dissipated, they became the Islamic State in Mali, then adopted their present clever name. They are headed by Adnan Abu Walid Saharaoui. It operates along the borders of Burkina Faso ...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other... , Niger, and Mali... , is wanted in connection with the October 4, 2017 attack on a joint US-Nigerien patrol near the village of Tongo Tongo.
Four Nigerien troops were killed in the ambush along with four members of the US Special Forces.
The State Department's Rewards for Justice Program is offering up to $5 million for information leading to the identification or location of Abu Walid, a State Department official said.
"(Abu Walid) has a long long history of belonging to terrorist organizations including Al Qaeda," the official told AFP.
A second reward of up to $5 million is being offered for "information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired to commit, or aided or abetted in the commission of the 2017 ambush in Niger."
No arrests have been made in connection with the bushwhack so far.
"We hope to generate leads or information that would lead the US government or the Nigerien government to investigate and find the perpetrators of that attack," the official said.
The Pentagon conducted an investigation following the ambush and several officers were sanctioned in connection with the preparation of the mission.
Since the Rewards for Justice program began in 1984, more than $150 million has been paid out to over 100 people who provided "actionable information that helped bring forces of Evil to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism," according to the State Department.
[PULSE.NG] Boko Haram ... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality... gunnies have reportedly invaded Mifa, a village in Chibok Local Goverment Area of Borno State and have set many houses on fire.
A resident of the village, who spoke with TheCable said the gunnies attacked the village around 8pm and set their houses ablaze.
The source said, "They are burning houses as I speak to you, many of them arrived with cycle of violences and started attacking the village."
The source also said that the attack has caused panic in the village and neighbouring villages in Chibok, adding that many people have escaped.
"They have burnt so many houses especially because it is night and the terrain of the place.
"We don’t know of any casualty yet. The troops just arrived although the gunnies are still inside the villages," he said.
Mifa, which is said to be eight kilometres away from Chibok town, is the last settlement which shares a border with the Sambisa forest.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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 Specialized Criminal Court begun on Thursday the trial for a suspected terrorist cell consisting of 45 people accused of supporting ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... and executing operations in Saudi Arabia.
The cell is accused of conducting operations including assassinating security officers, bombing three mosques, and attacking a security patrol.
The reported attacks led to the death of at least three civilians and 15 officials, including Brig. Kitab al-Hammadi from al-Quwaiiyah province’s General Investigations Directorate, whose liquidation was reportedly documented in an ISIS propaganda video.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition said on Friday that two missiles fired from Sanaa by the Iran-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... militia fell in Saada, the Houthi stronghold near the Saudi-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 border.
The coalition’s spokesperson Col. Turki al-Maliki said the two missiles were fired on Friday morning, adding that the Houthi militia continues to violate international humanitarian law by sporadically firing missiles which fall on civilians and threaten lives.
Al-Maliki also said that the Arab Coalition continues to take strict and deterrent action to neutralize and destroy the Houthi ballistic capabilities and protect civilians in Yemen and protect regional and international security.
That's a man, baby!
[Patch via Weasel Zippers] WIMAUMA, FL ‐ A 27-year-old Wimauma woman was arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office after the bomb squad reportedly discovered 24 pipe bombs in her home along with bomb-making materials, instructions on making bombs and anarchist manifestos. The sheriff's office said the bombs had the potential to cause catastrophic damage and loss of life.
Michelle Louise Kolts was arrested just after midnight Friday at the home she shares with her parents in the 5000 block of Jagged Cloud Drive in the Sereno subdivision. The sheriff's office launched its investigation into Kolts Thursday after her parents alerted the sheriff's office to her activities.
"I can only imagine how hard it is to call in about any family member," Sheriff Chad Chronister said during a press conference Friday.
Chronister said Kolts' parents said the woman tested on the lower end of the autism spectrum. For unknown reasons, she became obsessed with mass shootings like the Columbine massacre.
She first caught the attention of the sheriff's office in August 2018 when an online printing company contacted the sheriff's office to report Kolts was ordering a substantial number of anarchy manuals and manifestos.
"They found it alarming and contacted us," Chronister said. The sheriff's office investigated but found nothing illegal at that time.
This week, her parents contacted the sheriff's office after discovering bomb-making materials, knives and other weapons, bomb-making instructions, DVDs and anarchist manifestos in her bedroom.
Inside her home police found a total of 24 pipe bombs, smokeless pistol powder, fuse material, 23 different knives, two hatchets, two BB/pellet-type rifles, six BB/pellet-type handguns, nunchucks and dozens of books and DVDs about murder, mass killing, domestic terrorism and bombmaking.
"What is even more frightening is that each of the pipe bombs contained nails, metallic pellets or a combination of both, and it would have taken less than 60 seconds per device to add the powder and fuse material she already possessed to detonate each device," Chronister said.
He said the bombs had the potential to kill hundreds and possibly thousands of people.
Kolts was picked up at her job, Chadwell Supply, a building maintenance and repair company. When questioned, she admitted making the bombs and said she intended to use them to harm others although Chronister said she didn't specify how she intended to use them and investigators found no list of targets.
Posted by: Frank G ||
10/05/2019 12:33 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa
Breaking: The following TV stations have reportedly been attacked by masked men in Baghdad: -Dijla - NRT - Al-Arabiya - Al-Hadath - Fallouja - Alghad Alaraby - Al-Sharqiya - Skynews Arabia (Via @Hiwaosman) Live updates here: https://t.co/vv5WHMTXDE
Just in: Gunmen in balaclavas attacked the offices of the following TV stations in Baghdad: Dijla, NRT, Arabiya, Arabiya Hadath, Fallouja, Alghad Alaraby, Al-Sharqiya and Skynew Arabia. They ransacked the offices, destroyed their equipment and broadcast facilities. #IraqProtests
According to the latest figures from the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), 43 people have died and 2,029 have been wounded, including both protesters and security personnel. Some 481 protesters have been detained, with 314 of them released.
Iraq's security forces have dismantled a terrorist group as it was planning to assassinate the most prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the wake of ongoing demonstrations against corruption, unemployment and poor public services, a report says.
Lebanon's Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing Najaf Provincial Governor Luay al-Yassiry, said on Friday that members of the terror outfit actually wanted to kill the revered cleric in the holy city of Najaf, located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of the capital Baghdad, and had infiltrated the old part of the city for the purpose.
Yassiry did not provide any further information about the identity or the number of terrorists involved in the assassination attempt.
Meanwhile, the correspondent for the Iran-based Arabic-language al-Alam television news network, Navid Behrouz, reported that the captured terrorists had planned to incite protesters to storm Ayatollah Sistani’s office.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/05/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq
Iraqi security forces said “unidentified snipers” killed four people across the capital Baghdad on Friday, the fourth day of violent anti-government protests.
A statement said the four were two members of the security forces and two civilians, bringing the death toll since protests began on Tuesday to 44, including six security forces.
Security forces opened fire directly at hundreds of anti-government demonstrators Friday in central Baghdad, killing at least 10 protesters and injuring dozens, hours after Iraq’s top Shiite cleric warned both sides to end four days of violence “before it’s too late.”
“Once the rockets go up
Who cares where they come down?
That’s not my department,”
Says Wernher von Braun.
— Tom Lehrer
[IsraelTimes] Two projectiles fired at 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 on Friday fell short of the border fence, landing inside the Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,-held territory, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
The launches triggered incoming rocket sirens in the Gaza border community of Kissufim in southern Israel shortly before midnight. Good thing they have those worker/merchant permits to keep tensions down?
The incident came hours after a Paleostinian man was killed during riots along the Gaza-Israel border fence on Friday, according to the Hamas-run health ministry, as thousands took part in weekly protests.
[IsraelTimes] Rioters throw 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, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede,-run health ministry, as thousands took part in weekly protests.
Alaa Hamdan, 28, was shot in the chest by Israel Defense Force soldiers in a clash near Jabalia in northern Gaza, the ministry’s front man said.
The Israel Defense Forces had no immediate comment on the death.
A further five Paleostinians were maimed by gunfire, the ministry said.
Around 6,000 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 the army responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.
Last Friday, more that 7,000 Paleostinians protested along the Gaza border, with one killed and 28 injured by Israeli riot dispersal measures.
Since March 2018, Paleostinians have been holding weekly "March of Return" protests on the border, which Israel has accused Gaza’s Hamas rulers of using to carry out attacks on troops and attempt to breach the security fence. Hamas, an Islamist terror group, seeks to destroy Israel.
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian media report Israeli forces detained Walid Muhammad Hanatsheh outside Ramallah; riots break out nearby.
Israeli security forces early on Thursday arrested a senior member of the terror group suspected of being behind a bombing attack outside the Dolev settlement in August that killed Israeli teenage girl Rina Shnerb and serious injured her father and brother, Paleostinian media reported.
Walid Muhammad Hanatsheh, a longtime member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine (PFLP), was detained in his home in the village of At-Tira, outside Ramallah, as part of a series of predawn arrest raids in the central West Bank.
The Shin Bet security service refused to comment on the reports of Hanatsheh’s arrest. The Israel Defense Forces said a total of 13 Paleostinian suspects were arrested in overnight raids.
"The investigation into the cell is ongoing. We are not providing information about any arrests at this time," the Shin Bet said in a statement.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The US-led coalition and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... conducted on Friday their third joint patrol in northeastern Syria amid renewed concerns the plan designed to defuse tensions between Washington’s two allies - Ankara and the Syrian Kurds - may not be enough.
Ottoman Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reiterated Ankara’s stance that it won’t accept delays in the creation of what it calls a "safe zone." Turkey could act alone to set it up, he said, reviving concerns about a possible Ottoman Turkish military operation.
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Posted by: Fred ||
10/05/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Sublime Porte
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.