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Good afternoon
Senate Corners Biden ‐ Demands ‘All Records'
Saturday October 24th, 2020

Hezbollah’s role near Golan in spotlight after reported airstrike
Israel Brands as 'Terrorist' Palestinian Student Group
Sudan to label Hezbollah a terrorist organization following agreement with Israel.
French mayor threatened with 'decapitation' a week after schoolteacher's brutal murder
US Embassy in Turkey receives ‘credible reports’ of potential terrorist attacks and kidnappings
Today's final confirmed losses on the side of Armenia
Hunter Biden's CEO in a China
venture drops multiple bombshells

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 15:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6509 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Mayor of Greasewood in her prime.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/24/2020 15:40 Comments || Top||

#2  "I have hidden my joke book somewhere on my person. You are free to look for it anywhere you will, and I will think very little of you if you do not find it."
Posted by: Spising Spawn of the Veps4249 || 10/24/2020 16:29 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Redmond me boy!
Posted by: Chomosh Whulet5262 || 10/24/2020 16:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Bette Midler loved Mae west. Turns out tey both worship the same earth gods.

Posted by: jpal || 10/24/2020 18:09 Comments || Top||

7 Employees of Construction Company Kidnapped in Balkh
[ToloNews] Seven employees of a private construction firm were kidnapped in Nahr-e-Shahi district of Balkh province on Friday, the Balkh urban development director Abdul Basit Aini said.

He said blamed the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
for kidnapping the employees of the company. The Taliban so far has not commented on the incident.

The employees were on duty in Langar Khan area in Nahr-e-Shahi district when they were kidnapped, Aini said.

He added that the Taliban took with them an excavator, a roller and a vehicle.

Aini said three employees of the same company were kidnapped by the Taliban last month and were released after mediation by local elders.

Balkh police said an investigation has started into the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban Plan to Overrun Lashkargah Foiled: Governor
Whew! We were worried that the bad guys would win this one.
[ToloNews] Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
governor Yasin Khan said the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
’s attempt to overrun Lashkargah city has been foiled and that the security situation in the city will improve.

"The enemy’s evil plan was to overrun Lashkargah, but we want to assure our people that the plan was failed. This also clarifies that the enemy does not want peace and they want war," the governor told TOLOnews this week.

According to Lashkargah residents, the festivities are close to the police district 3 (PD3) of Lashkargah.

"The Taliban is 300 meters away from Gandi area. The situation is fragile. There is no work or business. The people have been displaced," said Mohammad Daud, a resident of Lashkargah.

Two weeks ago, the Taliban perpetrated a major offensive on some strategic parts of Helmand including Lashkargar, Nahr-e-Saraj, Nawa and Nad Ali districts. The conflict in Helmand has displaced over 5,000 families, according to the Refugees and Repatriation Directorate.

"The Taliban is trying to create fear among the people. The Taliban wants to overrun this place, but we will not allow them to do so," said Madad Khan, a police officer in Nawah district in Helmand.

Violence has remained high in last four weeks amidst the start of the peace negotiations in Doha. On Thursday, over 50 security force members were killed in Taliban attack in Takhar.

Also, at least 20 members of the Afghan National Army were killed in Taliban attack in Nimroz province in the west of Afghanistan on Thursday evening.

Local officials said that four security force members were killed in Taliban attack in Kunduz on Thursday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6537 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban Attack Claims 22 ANA Members, Take Dozen Hostage in Nimroz
[KhaamaPress] At least 20 Afghan National Army (ANA) members were killed in a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack on their outpost in Khashrod district of Nimroz province Thursday evening, local authorities said.

Jalil Ahamad Watandost, Khashrod District Governor, said further six army members were taken hostage by the Taliban.

While local officials did not provide further details on the attack, photos circulating on social media show the Taliban taking a number of Afghan armies hostage.

The Ministry of Defense or Interior Affairs did not immediately confirmed the incident.

This comes amidst a sharp increase in violence across the country despite ongoing peace negotiations between the Afghan and Taliban representatives in Doha.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
'Permanent ceasefire in all areas of Libya'
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6698 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Permanent < a New York Minute...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2020 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  "...until at least this time, oh, Tuesday-ish."

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/24/2020 14:24 Comments || Top||

#3  ♫ Peace on Hudna Time,
Well have Peace Forever til It's...
It's Hudna Time! ♫
Posted by: magpie || 10/24/2020 21:19 Comments || Top||

UNSMIL Condemns Kidnapping of Libyan GNA Official
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

NOC Lifts Force Majeure on Major Libya Oil Ports
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Saudi-led coalition says intercepts bomb-laden drone
[Al Ahram] The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war 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...
intercepted on Friday morning a bomb-laden drone launched toward 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 southern region.

The coalition's spokesperson Turki Al Maliki said in a statement through the Saudi Press Agency that the 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 launched the drone.

The attack was part of a series of such attempts, most of which were foiled before reaching their targets.

He said Houthis target various areas in the kingdom, mainly border cities, with drones and missiles.

The civil war in Yemen started late 2014, and the coalition intervened in 2015 to support Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Armenia denies Azerbaijan's claims about controlling Karabakh-Iran border
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

#1  It’s so nice to see everyone diligently keeping their trigger fingers off the trigger, like the kewl kids they are.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

Armenia releases new video of alleged mercenaries in Karabakh
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

Today's final confirmed losses on the side of Armenia
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6527 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

Down Under
Melbourne lockdown protesters call police HORSE 'racist' while hitting it with massive flagpole
[RT] Legions of protesters faced off with mounted police in violent mostly peaceful festivities in Melbourne amid rising tensions over the ongoing coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
lockdown in the city, which has lasted over 100 days.

Hundreds of protesters marched towards the city’s Arts Center on Friday, while shouting "freedom" and "choose your side" at police during the so-called "Freedom Day" rally which began about 2pm local time.

Agitators among the 200- to 300-strong crowd were filmed kicking police horses and striking them with flag poles. At one point, a protester called one of the horses a "racist."

Many of the protesters refused to wear masks and cried out "Free Victoria," while some carried placards with messages like "Media is the virus," "Covid-19 is a scam," and "Wake up, Aussies."

Police ’kettled’ protesters at the Shrine of Remembrance, deploying pepper spray as they made several arrests as the situation deteriorated and became more violent mostly peaceful. Arrested protesters could face double fines for Friday’s march: one for breach of coronavirus restrictions and one for contravening rules governing behaviour at the shrine.

Premier Daniel Andrews described the protest as "shameful" and "unlawful" while arguing that the strict lockdown has worked, citing a precipitous drop in new cases since it began.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I may sympathize with them, but beating horses should result in them being shot.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/24/2020 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  They shoot horses, don't they?
Posted by: Jeack Tholuck6224 || 10/24/2020 0:46 Comments || Top||

#3  I may sympathize with them, but beating horses should result in them being shot.
Posted by Rob Crawford

Then don't bring a horse to a riot.
The LEO are using horses as a tool to suppress the crowd.
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 10/24/2020 6:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Horses can't shoot back or taze you.

Premier Daniel Andrews described the protest as "shameful"

No, Gauleiter Andrews, what is shameful is YOUR totalitarian actions.
Posted by: Clem || 10/24/2020 7:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Hey, anonymous coward -- are they protesters or rioters? You want them to be both, as it's convenient.

But, OK. Leave the horses in the stable when idiots decide to riot. Bring out a couple M-2s instead.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/24/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ Thumb's up
Posted by: Clem || 10/24/2020 9:24 Comments || Top||

#7  the 4 wheeler and the gator have replaced the horse at the ranch, mabey a few dozen high speed 4 wheelers would work better
Posted by: 746 || 10/24/2020 13:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Horses can't shoot back or taze you.

Maybe they can be trained to kick a rioter's sternum out their spine?
Posted by: gorb || 10/24/2020 15:32 Comments || Top||

#9  /\ It's a shame as this protest was a good thing, but a bunch of cowardly idiots had to ruin it.
Posted by: Clem || 10/24/2020 15:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Horses can't shoot back or taze you.

A well-trained horse with a remotely-operated weapons turret could.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/24/2020 16:39 Comments || Top||

#11  You spot 'em, Wilbur, and I'll knock 'em down
Posted by: MisterEd1683 || 10/24/2020 16:56 Comments || Top||

French women charged with stabbing veiled Muslims, using racist slurs
Doing it themselves rather than letting the colonists handle it for them?
[IsraelTimes] Authorities say suspects were drunk when they encountered group of Moslem families at foot of Eiffel Tower and were set off when victims told them they felt threatened by their dog.

Two women accused of stabbing two other women wearing Moslem headscarves near the Eiffel Tower in Gay Paree and trying to rip off their veils have been charged with assault and racist slurs, legal sources told AFP on Thursday.

The case comes amid heightened racial tensions following the jihadist killing last week of a French teacher who had shown his pupils cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.

The women accused over the assault were drunk when they came across a group of Moslem women and kiddies in the Champ de Mars park at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

The Moslem family complained about the other women’s dog, saying they felt threatened by it.

In the ensuing row one of the women with the dog pulled a knife and stabbed two of the veiled women, aged 19 and 40.

The 40-year-old woman sustained six stab wounds and is being treated in a hospital for a perforated lung.

The younger victim was stabbed three times and was also treated in a hospital but has since been discharged.

Both victims claimed their attackers called them "dirty Arabs" and told them: "This is not your home."

The incident caused a furor on social media with some people accusing the French media of remaining silent about an attack they saw as clearly anti-Moslem.

The main suspect has been placed in preventive custody while her friend has been released on bail, sources close to the investigation said.

The pair were charged late Wednesday with assault aggravated by the use of a weapon, drunkenness, racial insults and the fact that they acted together.

But the victims’ lawyer Arie Alimi has called for the women to face stiffer charges, accusing them of attempted murder linked to the victims’ race or religion.

He said one of the women specifically took issue with the headscarves worn by several women in the Moslem family, referring to it as "that thing you have on your head."

He also accused the suspects of trying to rip off their victims’ veils and of aiming blows at the head.

The two suspects deny making racial insults.

Their lawyer Bernard Solitude warned against "blowing this story out of proportion" and said it was important to "stick to the facts: a row which degenerated after insults were made."

Alimi accused the French authorities — which have closed a mosque on the outskirts of Gay Paree and moved to shut down several Moslem groups in the aftermath of the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty by an 18-year-old Chechen radical — of a "witch hunt."

He argued it had the effect of helping jihadists "reach their goal, which is the stigmatizing of Moslems leading to more individuals becoming radicalized."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Tour d'Eiffel... is that near le Camp des Saints?
Posted by: Tyranysaurus Unearong4262 || 10/24/2020 4:26 Comments || Top||

#2  "felt threatened by the dog" Muslims don't like dogs and you're not supposed to have a dog when Muslims are around. Who's in charge of your life, anyway?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/24/2020 8:02 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't think I have ever met a chick armed with a knife..some tough broads... something strange about this.
Posted by: Clem || 10/24/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  clem, theyre tired of their shit
Posted by: Chris || 10/24/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Yes, Chris, we are all tired of their egesta.
Posted by: Clem || 10/24/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#6  the dog pulled a knife and stabbed two of the veiled women

A good dog is always ready to mix it up on behalf of their pack.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/24/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

French mayor threatened with 'decapitation' a week after schoolteacher's brutal murder
[RT] Jeremie Breaud, mayor of Bron, near Lyon, has revealed he’s been threatened, with local graffiti stating, "We will cut your head off," days after an Islamist krazed killer beheaded schoolteacher Samuel Paty.

Breaud disclosed that he’d been offered police protection after witnessing the threatening graffiti.

"These threats must be taken seriously," he said, in light of the recent killing, which has sparked deep shock and anger across La Belle France.The mayor took to Twitter to share a photograph of the "violent mostly peaceful writing" daubed on walls in his city, which, he says, shows how "like the police and firefighters, we locally elected officials are repeatedly victims of increasing violence." He described the situation as "intolerable."

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6537 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Fifth Column
BLM protesters rush inside a Trader Joe’s again in Seattle
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  How about reparations via avocados?
Posted by: gorb || 10/24/2020 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Attention: Liberals, Socialists, Democrats and Race Pimps, the Race Card has expired. (Parts from my essay for a college course and updated figures.)

Over the course of an average 79-year lifespan, a White individual contributes a net $220,805 to the system. Whereas over the course of an average 75-year lifespan, a statistically average Metro-living Black individual receives a net amount of $751,200 from the tax payers.

Since there are about 4.6 times more Whites than Blacks in the USA, the Black share is divided among the various tax contributors.

Meaning about 3 +/- Statistical Average White taxpayer are paying to support 1 Black person over the course of their life.

So, the net cost to the Statistically Average White American Taxpayer for a Statistically Average Metro-Living Black American is $384,109.

Given the costs and demands, the statistically average Metro-Black places on the Taxpayers.
I would say each and every one has already received A form of Reparations over their life cycle.

So the Taxpayers should be sending a Bill, not a check.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/24/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Guess who's actually working the plantation to support those favored up in the Plantation House? Who are the real 'slaves'? /sarc
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Ref #2: Do these figures calculate the lifetime dollar amounts harvested from Affirmative Action hiring and promotion ?

Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Besoeker

When I collected the info a few years back, I was Researching the total lack of justification for Reparations,for a college paper I was working on to piss-out a Liberal professor. I used various collected current data points. Those only covered Actual Federal spending vs. Paid and collected taxes. IRS/Census and etc.. data at the time

If I were to "try" to calculate the White losses of incomes to affirmative action. It would be subjective given the defined # for Whites KEPT from being promoted and lost wage amount.

I could only estimate very board $$$ amount.
However, because of the 80/20 rule in affirmative action. Which would mean about 20% of the promotions would be slated for Minorities (Black 12%) I could easily say its in the $$Billion area of transferred wealth over the last 40+ years.

Note: The current 2020 figures have changed due to TRUMP cuts and adjustments covering Fed $$$ to persons able to work not doing so. There has been NO significant changes in Life expectancy for Whites and Blacks.

Wikipedia - Race_and_health_in_the_United_States

Asian Americans live the longest (86.3 years), Latinos (81.9 years),
Whites (78.6 years),
Native Americans (77.4 years),
and African Americans (75.0 years).
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/24/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#6  IMO, there is no justification for "reparations" period. But good info on how they got them indirectly or by another name.
Posted by: Clem || 10/24/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Thanks for that piece of info NN2N1. I can and have dealt with it, the 'preferences.' Didn't like it when I witnessed it, but I dealt with it. What angers me to no end is our children and grandchildren must face it (be victimized) by it now as well. Many of them have swallowed the leftist indoctrination and are oblivious to the lie.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Parts from my essay for a college course

How did that poor Liberal professor grade the thing after he got over the shock, NN2N1?
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 10:42 Comments || Top||

#9  I had a friend do a similar thing and he was failed and had to repeat his course in order to get his degree.
Posted by: Dale || 10/24/2020 12:18 Comments || Top||

Portland Antifa insurgent federally charged after local DA dropped assault charges
[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] Following an investigation by the FBI, Jeffrey Richard Singer, 33, was arrested and charged with felony civil disorder and theft of government property on Wednesday.

On Oct. 4, Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
activists vandalized the new $324 million Multnomah County Courthouse in downtown Portland. According to the court document, Singer charged at two officers with his shoulder lowered, slamming into both and causing one cop to stagger backwards and suffer hand injuries. Singer was arrested and charged with felony assault of a public safety officer, felony first-degree criminal mischief, interfering with a peace officer and third-degree escape. He was quickly released without bail and those charges were dropped by the Multnomah County district attorney.

And on Sept. 19, Singer allegedly stole an American flag from the Gus Solomon Courthouse. The flag was set on fire as rioters chanted, "Black Trans Lives Matter." No arrests were made.

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6512 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  The LSD's Anti-Fa Fascists, Brown Shirt Acting attack force will finally face some music.

BUT don't hold your breath that they will go to trial. Because IF Biden/Harris by hook or crook get in office (1 in 4.1 odds at last count) then these Radicals will be pardoned.

But given "Hiding Biden" likely loses, then the 9th US Court will be used and games will be played.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/24/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

#2  The FBI will turn many of these people into "confidential informants." This will work out about as it did with the Tsarnaevs and Whitey Bulger...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2020 7:14 Comments || Top||

#3  then the 9th US Court will be used and games will be played.

The 9th Circuit court is not what it was only three years ago, and will not be for a long time to come — though not all members have yet realized it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Elena Kagan is the supervisory justice, though, so that may slow down changes until the 9th circuit is divided into more reasonable pieces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 11:09 Comments || Top||

#5  The FBI will turn many of these people into "confidential informants." This will work out about as it did with the Tsarnaevs and Whitey Bulger...

All we want is your WhasApp password.
Posted by: gorb || 10/24/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||

Three young men killed in Kirkuk village, mass grave found
[Rudaw] Three young men were killed and set ablaze in the village of Toulk in northern Kirkuk province on Saturday evening.

Peshmerga fighter Aram Mustafa, his brother Harez and cousin Peshawa Abdulrahman, all in their 20s, were searching for cattle in the area when they were killed.

According to village residents, the three men were rubbed out in their vehicle and were then set on fire.

According to Luqman Sartki, commander of the Peshmerga’s 11th Brigade, bullet fragments were left in the vehicle but no other evidence was recovered from the scene.

Aram and Harez’s father say the three men were searching for missing cattle in the area.

"Three to four of our cattle were killed and eaten by wolves recently. Another cow was missing. They were searching for it...I was unaware they had gone to another site and had faced this tragedy," said Mustafa Mohammed.

The incident took place in a remote area located in a security vaccum empty of both Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi federal forces.

"The area has been inspected before but a good operation needs a large force of 2,000 to 3,000 corps because the area is sensitive and it is suitable for hideouts," Nariman Sallayi, Peshmerga Brigade 126 commander told Rudaw on Sunday.

Mohammed suspects that 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) turbans are responsible.

"We do not have any problems with anyone. We are only suspicious about those ISIS traitors," he said.

Iraqi federal police discover mass grave containing 50 people in Kirkuk

[Rudaw] A top Iraqi military official announced on Tuesday that they have uncovered a mass grave containing the bodies of 50 people massacred by 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....
(ISIS) group in Kirkuk province.

"The technical division of the Federal Police discovered a mass grave in a village in Kirkuk during a security search raid," Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesperson of the Iraqi Armed Forces said in a tweet on Tuesday night.

Rasool added that the mass grave "contained the bodies of 50 people who were executed by ISIS [ISIS] bully boyz during their control over the region."

Rasool did not provide more details on the identity of the bodies.

Some 202 mass grave sites were documented in November 2018 by the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Human Rights Office in Nineveh, Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Salahaddin and Anbar, but there are feared to be many more.

The group’s remnants continue to operate primarily along the Iraq-Syria border and in the mountainous areas of Kirkuk, Diyala, and Salahaddin.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6540 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Four members of Kurdish family killed in roadside explosion in Makhmour
[Rudaw] An improvised bomb suspected to be set 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....
(ISIS) sleeper cells in Makhmour town killed four members of a Kurdish family on Tuesday.

Salim Bahram and four of his sons - Safin, Sarwar, Qasim and Mohammed - were travelling on an unpaved road to their farm in Qaraj Plains when they hit an IED on Tuesday morning.

Mohammed was the only family member to survive the blast and is now being treated at an Erbil hospital.

Relatives of the victims believe the bomb was set by ISIS sleeper cells, who are active in the area at night.

"Security is under the control of ISIS [ISIS] during the night but they do not appear in daylight. There is no security and the [Iraqi] army has merely blocked the road. He went there to earn an income and make ends meet," Salim’s brother Hunar told Rudaw.

Makhmour mayor Rizgar Mustafa told Rudaw that an Arab who accompanied the family was also injured in the earth-shattering kaboom.

"I went to the scene and collected heads and hands. There is no security at all. It is all a lie," said Salim’s brother Hussein.

The family regularly travelled on the road in question, Hussein added, believing the IED’s to be new.

Although in Erbil province, Makhmour lies in territory disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. ISIS was declared territorially defeated in Iraq in late 2017 but it still remains active in some parts of the country, especially in disputed areas where lack of coordination between Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi Army has given the group a chance to carry out attacks, explosions and kidnappings.
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Turkey captures alleged PKK member in ‘northern Iraq’: state media
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish intelligence has captured an alleged member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in "northern Iraq" and returned him to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
, according to state media.

Ottoman Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency (AA) reported on Friday that the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) captured Ferhat Tekiner, wanted by Ottoman Turkish police for involvement in the 2016 Kayseri explosion which killed 15 coppers and maimed 54 others.

AA did not specify where in northern Iraq - which could refer to the Kurdistan Region or disputed areas like Kirkuk or Nineveh - Tekiner was captured. However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
his mother had told police that her son had fled to Sulaimani province.

Tekiner is accused of aiding the perpetrator of a deadly explosion against Ottoman Turkish army in Kayseri province in 2016, according to state media.

Sulaimani police told Rudaw English that they were not aware of the operation. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was unavailable for comment.

According to AA, Tekiner is accused of stealing a bus for Kenan Cicek, who then drove the bus and detonated a bomb on the vehicle on December 17, 2016.

At the time of the earth-shattering kaboom, Ottoman Turkish media reported that the off-duty military personnel onboard had played a significant role in anti-PKK military operations.

Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
immediately blamed the PKK for the attack, saying it was related to developments in Iraq and Syria, where Ankara regularly targets the PKK and others it says are affiliated to the group.

"We know that these attacks we are being subjected to are not independent from the developments in our region, especially in Iraq and Syria," he said on the day of the earth-shattering kaboom.
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Ain Issa residents desert villages in fear of Turkish attack
[Rudaw] Civilians and security forces in the Ain Issa area are fearful of another Ottoman Turkish incursion, with locals vacating their villages at night.

"We use mattresses and blankets as beds. We used to keep them at our house but now we are keeping them in the vehicle and sleeping in deserted areas. We come back the next day. We do not take our belongings out of the truck. This is how we live," said local resident Fadhil Ahmed.

"We cannot sleep, cook, wash clothes or clean our houses. When we prepare food we are reluctant to eat," added Shamsa Mohammed.

300 to 400 families in villages near Ain Issa have reportedly abandoned their homes due to Ottoman Turkish bombardments.

Ain Issa is the administrative capital of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES),also known as Rojava, and lies north of Raqqa in Gire Spi (Tel Abyad) district.

The area has been hit by multiple Ottoman Turkish bombardments in recent days, lying just outside of a Ottoman Turkish-controlled zone taken by Ankara during 2019’s Operation Peace Spring offensive, which displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians.

"There have been constant attacks in Ain Issa and its villages in the last few days. The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
also tried to enter the city but fire was returned from many sides [by our forces]. It may attack again because it has a project of enlargement in the region," said Riyad al-Khamees, head of Gire Spi's Military Council.

"We guard this road around the clock to protect civilians, and we resist against our enemy, Turkey," said Asayesh member Ahmed al-Ali at the entrance to Ain Issa.

Turkey bombards SDF-held areas in northern Syria
More on this report from yesterday.
[Rudaw] The Turkish army and its Syrian proxies attacked the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in several villages in northern Syria on Wednesday, according to local sources.

Turkey began bombarding Ain Issa in northern Raqqa province early Wednesday, according to the North Press Agency.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that clashes erupted between both forces in Sayda village near Ain Issa.

“According to SOHR sources, the clashes, which lasted for hours before the sneaked [sic] groups withdrew, left casualties on both sides. Six Turkish-backed militiamen were killed, while five members of Asayish Forces were injured, some seriously,” said the UK-based monitor group, referring to Kurdish local security forces.

Hawar News Agency (ANHA), a media outlet close to the SDF, reported late Wednesday that Turkey launched an attack on Sidon village in Ain Issa but was repelled by the SDF.

Ain Issa is located in Gire Spi (Tal Abyad) district in northern Syria. It is partially controlled by the SDF.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring against the SDF in October 2019, controlling Gire Spi and Sari Kani (Ras al-Ain) before reaching ceasefire agreements with Russia and the USA.

However, it has regularly bombarded SDF-held areas since then.
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Largest ISIS offensive of the year ends after Syrian Army retakes lost areas
On Tuesday night, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched their largest attack of the year in Syria, as their forces temporarily occupied areas inside the eastern region of Hama.

According to a field source in the Hama Governorate, the Islamic State launched a powerful attack in the Ithriya area that lasted for several hours between Tuesday and Wednesday.

This Islamic State attack on the Ithriya area resulted in the temporary capture of several hamlets in eastern Hama.

Not long after the Islamic State seized these areas, the Russian and Syrian air forces unleashed a heavy aerial assault on the terrorist group’s positions, resulting in the loss of several militants.

The field source told Al-Masdar News on Thursday that the Syrian Arab Army eventually regained the initiative after the airstrikes and reinforcements arrived at the Ithriya front.

For the Syrian Arab Army, the Islamic State’s attack resulted in heavy losses, including a large number of dead.

Since the start of the new year, the Islamic State has shifted their attention to the eastern countryside of Hama, which is a region of central Syria that they previously occupied a large part of.
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Russian long-range missiles destroyed the so-called diesel market of Turkish backed forces near Jarablus
Well done. Let their little adventure make ‘em bleed money from every pore.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6915 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Jarablus sits smack=dab on the border with Turkey, and the diesel market could not exist without Turkish govt approval. And the Russians know that.
Posted by: b || 10/24/2020 6:36 Comments || Top||

#2  The Russians seem to be able to make distinctions between military and political objectives that wound make people wet their pants in Washington DC.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2020 8:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Russian long-range missiles destroyed the so-called diesel market

Joey B. should be rejoicing. Whack those fossil fuels!
Posted by: Clem || 10/24/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

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