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Afghanistan
Taliban commander among 6 killed, wounded in U.S. drone strike in Laghman
[KhaamaPress] At least six snuffies including a local commander of the group were killed or maimed in U.S. dronezap in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men.

province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the coalition forces carried out Arclight airstrikes using unmanned aerial vehicles, targeting the snuffies in Qala Tak area of Alisheng district in Laghman.

The statement further added that the airstrikes left at least three snuffies dead, including their local commander Allah Yar.

According to 201st Silab Corps, at least three snuffies also sustained injuries during the airstrikes.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Laghman has been among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation in some of its districts has tanked comparatively during the recent years amid ongoing efforts by anti-government armed snuffies to expand their insurgency in this province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/06/2018 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Brings a smile to my face.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 11/06/2018 11:34 Comments || Top||


Taliban’s military commission chief for 3 districts of Faryab has died
[Khaama Press] The military commission chief of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
for three districts of Faryab province Qari Yousuf has died, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

According to a statement released by MoI, Qari Yousuf who was also famous as Haqyar, was critically maimed during a clash with the security forces in Sherin Tagab district two days ago.

The statement further added that Qari Yousuf was the military commission chief of the Taliban for Khwajah Sabzposh, Sherin Tagab, and Dawlatabad districts.

According to the Ministry of Interior, Qari Yousuf died of his wounds late on Saturday night in Pashtun Kot district.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the Talibs are active in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/06/2018 07:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Nice! Two smiles.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 11/06/2018 11:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Haqyar The Horrible is no more
Posted by: Frank G || 11/06/2018 14:19 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Yemeni army captures Hodeidah hospital as Houthis lose ground
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Yemeni army took control of the May 22 Hospital in Hodeidah and recaptured surrounding areas amid fierce festivities as the Houthi
...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 Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. 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 ...
militias continue to lose ground in the strategic port city.

This comes a day after the Yemeni armed forces made strategic gains after reaching al-Saleh city east of Hodeidah as fierce battles are being fought beyond the Kilo 19 area.

The national army also took control of the "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. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
Mobile" roundabout, gaining control of the faculty of Engineering in the city.

Fierce battles also continue in several axes amid military field progress.

According to military sources, the Houthi militias suffered dozens of deaths and injuries among their fighters, as well as the destruction of ammunition and military equipment.

Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemen: Fighting flares near Hodeidah despite calls for peace
[Al Jazeera] Thousands of Yemeni civilians are trapped on the southern outskirts of the Red Sea port of Hodeidah as forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition battle Houthi
...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 Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. 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 ...
faceless myrmidons entrenched in the city, aid groups said.

The alliance has massed thousands of Yemeni troops in recent days near the heavily defended port despite recent calls from international leaders for an end to the country's ongoing conflict, which has unleashed the world's "worst humanitarian crisis".

Rebels and government officials reported intense battles on Monday near the western port city, according to AFP news agency.

"All the people living between the airport and the university are trapped, the last four days have been very tough, it is beyond catastrophic levels," Isaac Ooko, Hodeidah area manager for the Norwegian Refugee Council, told Rooters news agency.

"Air strikes have been very intense and the hovering of the jets causes permanent anxiety ... Hodeidah has become a ghost city, people stay indoors and the streets are deserted."

Yemeni military officials told AFP that government forces backed by the US-supported Saudi-UAE military coalition advanced on Houthi-held Hodeidah and positioned themselves around both the north and south of the city in a bid to surround it and block a major rebel supply route.

Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Home Front: WoT
Iraqi-born Palestinian pleads guilty in US to fighting in Syria for Ansar al-Islam
[Rudaw] A Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, man who entered the United States as a refugee from Syria and then returned to fight pleaded guilty to charges of terrorism in a US court on Wednesday.

Aws Mohammed Younis al-Jayab, 25, told a federal court in reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
that he flew to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
in November 2013 and then entered Syria. There he joined Ansar al-Islam.

"I wanted to do the right thing ... to defend the Syrian people," Jayab told US District Judge Sarah Ellis in broken English.

He returned to the United States in January 2014. In addition to joining the terror-listed organization, Jayab was accused of using social media to contact others about going to Syria.

He allegedly told an unnamed individual, "Hey man, please do not die: wait for me to come . . . Do you not want us to work together?"

The person replied in April 2013, "Of course." And al-Jayab allegedly wrote, "I do not want anything in the world, just to get to Syria safely and find you there . . . I am eager to see blood."

He was jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
by US federal authorities in January 2016.

His attorney said after the hearing that Jayab wanted to help fight against Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
One of the last of the old-fashioned hereditary iron-fisted fascist dictators...
and argued for the case to go to trial; however, his client entered the guilty plea against his lawyer’s, Thomas Durkin advice.

Jayab faces a maximum sentence of 23 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for April 26, 2019.

He has been nicknamed the "hipster terrorist" because of his hair beard, and clothing.

Prosecutors had evidence claiming that he had written, "America will not isolate me from my Islamic duty."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Islam (AQIS)


OKC Man Arrested After Threat Of Mass Casualty Incident
[News9] OKLAHOMA CITY - A man who had been seen taking photographs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum has been accused of threatening to kill by use of explosives.

Amiremad Nayebyazdi, 32, was arrested and booked Friday into the Oklahoma County Jail.

According to a police affidavit, an investigator was contacted on October 30 about a man taking photographs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. He had been spotted at the Memorial on several occasions taking photographs "of unusual angles and places where people didn't normally take photographs."

A search of FBI documents didn't find anything derogatory on Nayebyazdi, but Oklahoma City Police records indicated arrests on suspicion of possession of controlled dangerous substances, driving under the influence, public intoxication and had been taken into custody in 2014 for a mental health evaluation.
Known wolf. Check.
Two days later, the investigator learned of a call that came in to Oklahoma City Police from somebody in California, who said that Nayebyazdi had left a message for his sister in Iran. Nayebyazdi allegedly told his sister that "hundreds are going to die in Oklahoma City. Something very large is going to happen. It will be on the news, and don't tell Mom and Dad until after it is seen on the news."

The caller had received the threat information from a mutual friend, both of whom had grown up with Nayebyazdi, according to police.

Later on November 1, police checked Nayebyazdi's vehicle for explosives, finding none. They then arrested him at his apartment on northwest Fifth Street.

During that arrest, according to the affidavit, Nayebyazdi admitted to police that he had told his sister that hundreds would die in Oklahoma City and that "something big was going to happen." Police then asked him specifically if he had planted any bombs at the National Memorial, and Nayebyazdi denied it.

Nayebyazdi acknowledged to police, according to the affidavit, that he was supposed to be on medication for mental issues but had not been taking his medication.
Oh lord, another Muslim nutter. This, boys and girls, is why it’s better not to have a 1500 year family history of close-cousin marriage.
Nayebyazdi was taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.
More at the link
KAKEabc adds:
Police said Nayebryazdi has a degree in petroleum engineering and worked for an Oklahoma City oil company.

Police said they received a call on Nov. 1 from a concerned person in California, who said Nayebryazdi had left a recorded message for his sister in Iran. Police said the recorded message was "loosely translated" by the caller, who said Nayebryazdi told his sister that, "Hundreds are going to die in Oklahoma City, ..."

The caller said they received the information from a high school friend living in Germany. All three had grown up together.

Nayebryazdi also told police that he "hears things," and that he just told her this was going to happen. He said he had not made any explosive devices, according to police.
Posted by: badanov || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  as noted with post comment, about 40% of all marriages in Iran are between 1st cousins
Posted by: lord garth || 11/06/2018 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2  ...well, if she's not good enough for her own family why should she be good enough for ours? Hodunks? (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/06/2018 7:18 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Karachi ATC sentences MQM worker to life in prison for murdering 3 clerics in 2013
[DAWN] An anti-terrorism court in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Monday sentenced a Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) worker to imprisonment for life after finding him guilty of involvement in the murder of three holy mans in Karachi in 2013. The court, however, acquitted three other accused MQM workers due to ’lack of evidence’.

Four accused said to be associated with the MQM ‐ Syed Haider Ali alias Police Wala, Asghar alias Kaka Banda, Wajahat alias Chikna and Syed Ali Hassan Zaidi ‐ were detained after being charged with the murder of Mufti Abdul Majeed Deenpuri, Mufti Muhammad Saleh and Moulana Hassan Ali Shah in a assassination in broad daylight near the Nursery flyover on Sharae Faisal on January 31, 2013.

On Monday, the ATC-XX judge, who conducted the trial in the judicial complex inside the central prison, pronounced his verdict, which was reserved earlier after recording the evidence and hearing final arguments from both sides.

The judge acquitted three men ‐ Syed Haider Ali, Asghar and Wajahat ‐ of the charges of premeditated murder due to the lack of evidence and ordered them to be released forthwith if their custody was not required in any other case.

However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
the judge found the fourth accused Syed Ali Hassan Zaidi guilty of premeditated murder and terrorism, sentencing him to life imprisonment.

According to the prosecution, the gunnies had sprayed bullets on the vehicle of the holy mans, who shuffled off the mortal coil.

Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iraqi troops arrest 26 terrorists involved in Kirkuk bombings, Kurds drive off Arab settlers in Daquq
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Twenty-six Death Eaters were locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
Monday over their involvement in recent bombings and terrorist attacks in the oil-rich Iraqi province of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
a police commander said.

Speaking to SNG network, Major General Maan al-Saadi, the commander of the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd Division, said that security forces apprehended a terrorist cell made up of 26 terrorists, including women, in Kirkuk city.

"The troops seized boom belts, two booby-trapped vehicles and a huge amount of C-4 kaboom bombs in the possession of the terrorists," he added.

Al-Saadi blamed the cell members for all terrorist attacks and kabooms that rocked Kirkuk city recently.

Kurds in Daquq run Arab settlers out of town
From last week, but no doubt this is ongoing.
[Rudaw] Arab settlers who tried to forcefully confiscate land owned by Kurds in south of Kirkuk were met with stiff resistance, forced to flee after an altercation.

Around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, a group of Arabs raided a Kurdish house in Daquq’s Yangijay Talabani village, Kamal Jamal, a resident of the village told Rudaw.

"These Arabs are Shammar [tribe] and are from Tikrit’s deserts. They want to confiscate these lands," Jamal claimed.

The Arabs demanded the Kurds leave their homes. Villagers rallied to help the homeowner. Shots were fired when a fight broke out. No one was shot, though two Kurds and four Arabs were maimed from thrown sticks and stones.

"Let them kill us. It is over our land. It is okay. We will be deaders," said one villager, saying they are ready to sacrifice their lives like the Peshmerga.

"There is no law," another could be heard saying.

"Kurds have never given up, nor will they ever."

Federal police stepped in to end the brawl.

This is the latest in a string of problems emanating from the resurgent Arabization process in Kirkuk in the past year under the leadership of acting governor Rakan al-Jabouri.

Most recently, Jabouri signed an executive order authorizing 81 Arab families to be settled in a Kurdish village.

Former mayor of Daquq Amir Khudakaram Mohammed, who was ousted in July, told Rudaw that 250 to 300 square-kilometres of land, owned by Kurds, are being demanded by the Arabs.

"These are the Arabs of the Arabization of the villages Saad, Khalid, Wahdi, and Omer Ibn Khatab," he explained.

"They have come to Yangijay Talabani village, but the residents of the village countered them and fended them off. The imported Arabs had no option but to leave the area, leaving three cars behind," he added.

The former mayor called on the Kurdish leadership to be united and come up with a solution, warning there could be "bigger problems" if it is not resolved now.

The Arabs wants to confiscate 1,200 square-kilometres of Kurdish land, he claimed.

The administration in Kirkuk sought to reverse the Arabization that took place under Saddam Hussein. Arab settlers who were brought in by the former regime were compensated to return to their original homes. But the new administration in Kirkuk after October 2017 has now apparently reversed that policy.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:


Iraqi federal police apprehend 9 Islamic State members in Mosul
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi federal police jugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
on Monday nine Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Lions of Islam during security operations in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city, the interior ministry’s front man was quoted as saying.

"A force from Nineveh police apprehended nine members of Islamic State, who are wanted on terror charges, in Mosul’s eastern side," Maj. Gen. Saad Maan told the privately-owned Alghad Press website.

"Six of them were members of Islamic State’s Jund (soldiers) Diwan, who fought against our security forces during operations to liberate Mosul from terrorism," Maan said.

He added the arrests were made in al-Zahraa, al-Khadraa and al-Dawanem districts in Mosul’s eastern side.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Twelve casualties from 2 kabooms in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Eight people were killed and injured in a second kaboom in Sadr city, east of Baghdad, a security source said on Sunday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said "a bomb, went off in Sadr city, leaving three people killed and five others injured."

Earlier today, a security source was quoted saying that four people were maimed as a bomb, inside a vehicle, went off in al-Hubaibiya region in Sadr city leaving two men and two women injured.

A security source from the Interior Ministry previously said that three people were killed and injured in a kaboom in al-Sho’la region, northwest of Baghdad.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Iconic Palestinian protester shot in Gaza -- reports
[RT]

Posted by: Fred || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  wonder why he didn't use the Hamas (green) flag
Posted by: lord garth || 11/06/2018 5:03 Comments || Top||


Palestinian tries to stab soldier in West Bank, is shot and lightly wounded
[IsraelTimes] A Paleostinian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier near the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday and was shot by soldiers, the military said.

The IDF said the attempted stabbing took place at Elias Junction at the entrance to the Kiryat Arba settlement, and said it was investigating the incident.

Reports said the assailant was lightly injured, and has been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

No Israeli troops or civilians were maimed in the attempted attack.

Kiryat Arba is adjacent to the divided city of Hebron, where Paleostinians live in close proximity to settlers who are guarded by Israeli troops. The flashpoint city, which is home to the Tomb of the Patriarchs, has been the scene of numerous stabbings and attempted stabbings in recent years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Prevent recidivism. More range time needed.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/06/2018 3:48 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
At least two explosions hit Raqqa
[Rudaw] The first took place at 4:40 p.m. on Bassil Street in the center of the city.

Initial reports indicate a civilian was killed and seven more people were maimed ‐ including three SDF members.

Later in the evening, another boom-mobile went kaboom! on Nour Street in Raqqa, causing human casualties.

The Observatory said it was likely ISIS was behind the attacks.

The city was liberated by the coalition and the SDF after a four-month campaign in 2017.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/06/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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