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Tanzania confirms Islamist militants carried out attack near southern gas fields
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Biden: $15 Minimum Wage Will ‘Bail Out' Small Businesses
Friday October 23rd, 2020

DorisHillShinyShoes
Azerbaijan attempts to seize new areas in Karabakh amid fierce resistance from Armenian forces
Security Officials Neutralize 4 Roadside Mines in Herat, Nimruz
UnitedStates will announce another deal establishing ties between Israel and an Arab or Muslim country before the USElection2020
Taliban Attacks Span 24 Provinces in Past 24 Hours: MoD
Turkish forces unleash powerful attack in northern Syria
US confirms 'secret visit' by White House official to Damascus
Timeline Ties the Bidens, Soros
and Even Barack Obama to Ukrainian Affairs

Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 12:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jeeze, how many chinchillas had to die for that outfit?
Posted by: jpal || 10/23/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||

#2  She needs to be spanked for that.
Posted by: gorb || 10/23/2020 23:37 Comments || Top||

#3  "Hello, princesita. Nice villa."
So chucks Comandante Chinchilla,
Aggrieved but forgiving...
Sp she, find of living,
Hauls ass to the hills, a guerilla!
Posted by: Bob Borgia1840 || 10/23/2020 23:59 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Security Officials Neutralize 4 Roadside Mines in Herat, Nimruz
[KhaamaPress] Afghan National Police discovered and neutralized at least four mines in 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 Nimrus provinces, said the Ministry of Interior Affairs Thursday.

Security officials did not elaborate further details on the culprits of such an act, but said roadside mines are "planted by terrorists" to target forces and civilians in the provinces.

"ANP discovered and neutralized four roadside kabooms planted by turbans in Herat & Nimruz provinces," said MoIA in a tweet. "Police are committed to protect people."

Usually, the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
claim responsibility for such an attack, where dozens are being killed and maimed in roadside mines throughout the country
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban Attacks Span 24 Provinces in Past 24 Hours: MoD
[ToloNews] The Taliban bandidos holy warriors are increasing their activities in various regions of the country despite calls from the international community and the Afghan people for a ceasefire and a reduction of violence.

NATO’s Resolute Support Mission (RS) in Afghanistan has said that two of its forces were wounded in the southern province of Kandahar on Wednesday after their vehicle hit a roadside mine.
On Thursday, the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that the group's fighters had expanded their attacks to 24 provinces over the past 24 hours, including Takhar, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Uruzgan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Laghman
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Tanzania confirms Islamist militants carried out attack near its southern gas fields
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

About 300 suspected Islamist militants carried out an attack in Tanzania last week, the first such raid since Islamic State-linked fighters began an insurgency in Mozambique three years ago.

The gunmen attacked Kitaya village in the gas-rich region of Mtwara and retreated to Mozambique, Inspector General of Police Simon Sirro told journalists Wednesday on Tanzania’s Indian Ocean island of Pemba, without giving more details. Kitaya is on the banks of the Ruvuma river that separates the two countries.

Police have since arrested “both locals and foreigners in connection with the terrorist incident,” he said.

Tanzania is working with regional neighbors to “flush out the terrorists,” he said, without naming the group behind the raid.

Islamic State claimed the Oct. 14 attack, according to SITE Intel Group, which monitors jihadist activity.

Militants based in Mozambique’s gas-rich northern Cabo Delgado province have killed more than 2,110 people since the insurgency begun and displaced 310,000 others, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, which tracks violence.

Some of the gunmen involved in last week’s attack were Tanzanians who authorities believe were behind a string of murders in the coastal town of Kibiti in 2017, Sirro said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  A side point. I was not aware until this post that Tanzania had gas fields.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/23/2020 14:06 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Moscow terrorist bomb attack thwarted, attacker held, says FSB
[AlAhram] The FSB described the man as a native of Central Asia and said he was working under instructions from an international terrorist group.
ISIS? Al Qaeda? Hopefully there will be a subsequent report that clarifies his connections.
Russian security services thwarted a terrorist kaboom in Moscow on Thursday and detained a man preparing to detonate a bomb at a government building, the Federal Security Service
... the successor to the KGB...
(FSB) said.

The FSB described the man as a native of Central Asia and said he was working under instructions from an international terrorist group.

Such incidents are rare in the capital, but an FSB employee was killed in central Moscow in December when a man shot up FSB headquarters.

The FSB said it had found components for an improvised bomb among the detainee's belongings, together with instructions for making explosives and correspondence with fellow hard boys.

"The offender planned to travel to a combat zone in the Middle East to participate in the activities of terrorist groups," the FSB said in a statement on its website.

It said investigations were being carried out and that a criminal case had been launched.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:


Azerbaijan rules out referendum to settle Karabakh dispute
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies


Azerbaijan attempts to seize new areas in Karabakh amid fierce resistance from Armenian forces
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies


Europe
Estonia 🇪🇪 has designated the entirety of Hezbollah a terrorist organization
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Fifth Column
In antifa's Portland Telegram chatroom, they're discussing how to plan better riots
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM


Maryland man erecting BLM sign arrested after allegedly firing shotgun at Trump supporters who honked passing by
[WashingtonExaminer] A man erecting a Black Lives Matter sign in his yard has been arrested after allegedly firing a shotgun at President Trump supporters driving by his property.

Police say Douglas Kuhn, 50, fired his shotgun at Neil Houk and his son after they honked the horn while passing Kuhn’s property in Kingsville, Maryland, on Saturday afternoon, according to CBS 13 Baltimore.

"He reached down. He had a shotgun right there, pulled it out, and pointed it right at ... and we were in disbelief. Next thing we heard was a shotgun blast," Houk said about the incident.

"We see what’s going on in the country, and I really didn’t expect it right here at home," he added. "We were rattled. I'm shaking just talking about it."

Kuhn is being held without bond, charged with multiple assault and reckless endangerment charges, as well as a felony firearm charge.

If convicted, Kuhn could spend up to 100 years in prison, but Houck says he doesn’t want him to be punished and that the honking was "good-natured."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  bury the assh-le
Posted by: 746 || 10/23/2020 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  BLM and just happen to have a shotgun with him.

Hmmmmm!!!! does that sound like he had a plan?

100 years yeah right ...

Any doubts he'll be out before election and vote for the very party that was denying Black people their civil rights, when he was born?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/23/2020 6:09 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey extends gas exploration in disputed Mediterranean waters
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraq
Iraqi army kills an ISIS leader in an airdrop operation west of Kirkuk
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I love the idea that they might have airdropped the ISIS leader himself...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/23/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrests suspects in IED incident that injured two soldiers
[Jpist] The IDF and Border Police arrested a number of people suspected of throwing an improvised bomb that injured two soldiers last week, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

The arrests were made in Balata near Nablus.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:


Three Molotov cocktails thrown at Border Police near Jerusalem
[Jpist] Three Molotov cocktails were thrown at Border Police stationed near Abu Dis in Jerusalem, Ynet reported Thursday.

No damage or injuries were reported.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under:


Palestinian in Israel charged for assisting in terror tunnel construction
[Jpost] An indictment was filed against Nabil Abu Sanima, a 25-year-old resident of 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...
, for violations of state security, Walla News reported Thursday.

The indictment said that the man joined the Paleostinian 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...
and helped construct "terror tunnels." The indictment also noted that the man sought to get arrested and receive a salary for his imprisonment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2020 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)


Israeli Air Force strikes targets in east, central GazaStrip following rocket launches
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]


The Jerusalem Post adds:
The IDF struck sites belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, after two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Ashkelon on Thursday night.

One rocket fell in an open field, while the second was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

The IDF strikes targeted underground infrastructure and a site used to manufacture weapons.

This was the third time within a week that rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Top Syrian cleric Sheikh Mohammad Adnan Afyuni killed in Bomb blast in capital Damascus
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
An Nahar adds:
A prominent Syrian Moslem holy man in charge of the Damascus region was killed Thursday when a bomb planted in his car went kaboom! outside the capital, state news agency SANA said.

Adnan al-Afiyuni, the Sunni Moslem mufti for Damascus province, was considered to be close to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said he played a key role in reaching reconciliation deals with rebel fighters on the capital's outskirts during the country's nine-year war.
The Times of Israel adds:
Assad appointed Afiyuni in 2019 to head the newly-founded Islamic al-Sham Center to combat terrorism.

At the time, Afiyuni said the center — which was to teach and train Islamic clerics while aiming to also host international scholars — would play a role to reform extremist ideas spread during the years of the conflict.

Explosions have been relatively rare in and around the capital since government forces expelled the last rebels and jihadists from its doorstep in 2018.

After a string of military victories backed by key ally Russia, the government has regained control of around 70 percent of the country, the Observatory says.

The monitor says Syria’s war has killed more than 380,000 people and displaced millions from their homes since starting in 2011 with the repression of anti-government protests.
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


A suspected US drone strike has hit a meeting of Jihadist commanders on the Idlib border with Turkey
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Hopefully some Turkish intel officials were present too.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/23/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||


ISIS launches heavy attack against Syrian Army troops in east Hama
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish forces unleash powerful attack in northern Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Turkish Armed Forces, backed by their allied Syrian militants, launched a heavy attack on the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria this week.

According to a field report from the Al-Raqqa Governorate, the Turkish forces and their allied militants unleashed several artillery and missile strikes on the defenses of the SDF and YPG in northern Al-Raqqa, northern Aleppo, and northeastern Al-Hasakah.

The SDF and YPG forces did not respond to the Turkish military’s attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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  Tanzania confirms Islamist militants carried out attack near southern gas fields
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  Rifle-carrying trans Muslim Antifa arrested at riot in Phoenix
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  UAE submits official request to open embassy in Tel Aviv
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  First Etihad passenger plane lands in Israel
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  Israel and Bahrain have signed an agreement on establishing diplomatic ties
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  Lavrov: Russia does not consider Turkey a strategic ally, despite the partnership between the two countries
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  Osama bin Laden's ex-London spokesman is ‘freed early from 25 year US jail term because he is at high risk from Covid due to his obesity' and 'will return to the UK within weeks'
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  Iraq reshuffles military chiefs amid escalation of ISIS groups
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  Elon Musk and the U.S. military plan to build a reusable 7,500mph cargo rocket
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  US hits Iran’s entire financial sector with sanctions

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