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WikiLeaks just dropped their databomb
See dropbox
I can see it in Dropbox, but I’m not nearly clever enough to feel comfortable that it would be safe for me to open any of the files.
Nota bene: Did Assange just die? I am told this is a Dead Man’s Switch dump.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 00:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under:


-War on Police-
Two Illegal Aliens Charged in Killing of California Sheriff Deputy
[TOWNHALL] On Thursday, the Department of Justice announced federal indictments against four individuals arrested in connection with the killing of El Dorado County Sheriff Deputy Brian Ishmael. The charges handed down today relate to the illegal cultivation of marijuana and illegal discharge of a firearm, but the new indictments confirm the two suspects previously arrested for the killing of Deputy Ishmael were in the country illegally.

On October 23rd, Deputy Brian Ishmael was killed and another deputy maimed after responding to a call about stolen marijuana crops at a private residence. Deputy Ishmael was shot and killed after immediately coming under fire by an unknown number of people. The injured deputy was taken to a local hospital and released after undergoing surgery.

Juan Carlos Vasquez, who has been arrested on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon, and Ramiro Bravo Morales, who has also been charged as an accessory, were both identified as illegal aliens.
BLUF: Illegals growing pot illegally protect their plot from nosy, interfering authorities.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Diversity Is Our Strength.
These are God's Children.
Arbeit Macht Frei
Posted by: Lex || 11/08/2019 4:50 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
ISIS fighters disguised as women caught by Afghan forces in Nangarhar
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces arrested four ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
Khurasan snuffies who had disguised as women and were attempting to escape the operations in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

According to a statement released by Governor’s Office in Nangarhar, the Afghan forces arrested the ISIS fighters in Achin district.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces arrested the ISIS fighters in Achin district on Wednesday.

The ISIS sympathizers have not commented in this regard so far.

Nangarhar is among relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where both Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and ISIS Khurasan groups have presence in some of its remote districts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 03:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Say, I've got an idea for a useful (undercover) occupation for Big Mike and his homey Carmen Ambar, president of Oberlin College.... think they could get up to speed in Pashto?
Posted by: Lex || 11/08/2019 4:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Laser depilate their faces. Give 'em breast implants. Drop them off in downtown Karachi.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||


13 Taliban militants killed, detained in Special Forces raids in Helmand and Wardak
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces
...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting...
killed 4 Talibs and arrested 9 others during the operations in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
and Wardak provinces.

The military officials said earlier today the Special Forces killed 3 Talibs and arrested 6 others in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

The officials further added that the Special Forces killed another Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
bad boy during a raid in Sayyidabad district of Wardak and arrested 3 others.

The Special Forces also destroyed a cache of weapons during the same raid, the officials added.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 03:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban kills an Afghan scholar on travel
[KhaamaPress] Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has killed an Afghan scholar who was in the way to travel from Baghlan to northern Kunduz province.

Aziz Ahmad Panjshiri, scholar and university lecturer has been killed by the Talibs in a highway between Baghlan and Kunduz provinces, Jawid Besharat, the spokesperson for Baghlan province confirmed.

The incident has taken place on Tuesday in the Hematkhil district of the new Baghlan city, where Talibs have wide appearance, Besharat said.

Taliban has not so far commented on this murder case.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money...
and his Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president...
have released their condolence messages saying the Taliban cannot weaken the cultural and educational sector by showing violence and terroristic acts.

Aziz Ahmad Panjshiri was a 70 year old scholar and lecturer at the Kabul University. Panshiri was also a cultural advisor to the Kabul mayor, Ahmad Zaki Sarfaraz.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 03:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  See a scholar kill a scholar. It's the Taliban creed.
Posted by: jpal || 11/08/2019 18:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Fashion victim in more ways than one.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/08/2019 18:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Heaven, Devil, and all that, but... my eyes are resolutely unwilling to see that picture as anything other than a guy getting his hair cut. Have I uncovered a subconscious weakness for barbershops with colored capes and paintings of floral pattern whatsit-pots? Has all this coy waffling about #1 vs. #1.5 screens been a big fat toxic lie?
Posted by: Flearong Thruting3765 || 11/08/2019 23:26 Comments || Top||


Africa North
U.S. sanctions leader of Mali Islamist militant group
[Jpost] The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist murderous Moslem group in Mali called the Macina Liberation Front,
...one of the local groups within Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Moslemin (JNIM), the regional umbrella affiliated with Al Qaeda in North Africa. MLF draws from the cattle-herding Fulani tribe extant in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria, which appeared in 2015 for the purpose of jihading against the farming tribes of Dogon and Bambara
the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement on its website on Thursday.

The sanctions target Amadou Koufa, a Salafist preacher and leader of the al Qaeda-linked group operating in Central Mali. French officials last year had said the murderous Moslem leader had died in a raid in the former French colony, but he appeared in a propaganda video in February.

U.S. sanctions block any assets Koufa may have under U.S. control and bars any persons or entities in the United States from any dealings or transactions with him.

U.S. officials in July added two other leaders of an al Qaeda affiliate in Mali to its global terrorism list.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 04:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Caribbean-Latin America
'Shocking moment Mexican police officer who arrested drug lord El Chapo's son is shot 150 TIMES in brutal broad daylight revenge execution
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Murder took place near shopping center in Culiacan, Sinaloa, on Wednesday

  • Footage shows two gunmen emerge from a red sedan in parking lot

  • They fire 155 rounds into a white Nissan driven by a Sinaloa state police officer

  • Local reports say officer was involved in operation to nab El Chapo's son

  • Ovidio Guzmán López, 28, was briefly arrested by authorities on October 17

  • His arrest prompted Sinaloa cartel to to take soldiers and police officers hostage

  • Police demanded Guzman Lopez call his brother and get him to stop the attacks
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/08/2019 10:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [437 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Brings to mind the scene from Michael Collins.

"Riddlin'? What's you going around riddlin' people for when the one or two bullets will do?!?!"
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/08/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Failed state. Not in SW Asia but on our SW border.
Posted by: Lex || 11/08/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#3  When nations come to be owned by criminals this is what you get. I just hope the rest of the world is learning.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/08/2019 11:08 Comments || Top||

#4  The ambush took less than 30 seconds as the gunmen fired at least 150 bullets into the white vehicle.

Do you think we got him Emillio?
Si.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/08/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Pretty much like what happened to Bonnie & Clyde, except the cops were shooting and the crooks were in the car.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/08/2019 11:46 Comments || Top||

#6  AMLO is looking pretty Barackish these days
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/08/2019 16:52 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Erdogan: ISIL leader's inner circle trying to enter Turkey
[Al Jazeera] Members of slain ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's inner circle are trying to enter The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
from Syria, 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...
said on Thursday.
The question that comes to mind is, why would the ISIS big turbans and their families be so certain that Turkey is where they would be safe from the rampaging American and Kurdish beasts?
The number of people with family ties to al-Baghdadi who have been caught by Turkey "is close to reaching double digits", Erdogan added.

The Ottoman Turkish leader's comments were his second effort in as many days to publicise his country's push to catch 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIS) members who were close to al-Baghdadi.

"All of al-Baghdadi's inner circle is mostly targeting our country and these people are looking for ways to settle in our country or to come to our country," Erdogan told news hounds.

He and Ottoman Turkish officials said on Wednesday that Ottoman Turkish police detained one of al-Baghdadi's wives and a daughter last year.

A Ottoman Turkish official told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named they were among a group of 11 ISIS suspects detained in a raid in southern Turkey on June 2, 2018.

Police identified the wife as Asma Fawzi Muhammad al-Qubaysi. The official said she was the first wife of al-Baghdadi, who is known to have four wives.

A subsequent DNA test confirmed a suspect who identified herself as Leila Jabeer was al-Baghdadi's daughter, the official said.

A MAJOR BLOW
Ottoman Turkish authorities said they captured al-Baghdadi's elder sister, Rasmiya Awad, her husband, daughter-in-law and five children in the town of Azaz, in Aleppo province in northwestern Syria.

The region is administered by Turkey following a previous military campaign that was launched in 2016.

Erdogan said the suspects were being kept in detention centres in Turkey while the justice ministry decides how to handle their cases.

Al-Baghdadi went kaboom! during an October 26 raid by US special forces on his heavily fortified safe-house in the Syrian province of Idlib. The raid was a major blow to his gang, which has lost territory it held in Syria and Iraq in a series of military defeats.

Also Thursday, Erdogan said attacks continued in northeast Syria by Kurdish forces targeting either Ottoman Turkish troops or their Syrian opposition allies, despite two separate truces brokered by Russia and the US last month, which halted Turkey's military offensive.

At least 11 Syrian opposition fighters were killed in an attack on Thursday, Erdogan said, without specifying where or how it occurred.

The Ottoman Turkish leader said Wednesday a total of 144 Syrian opposition fighters and 10 Ottoman Turkish soldiers were killed during Turkey's military operation into northeast Syria, which began on October 9.
The Times of Israel adds:
The official said that Baghdadi’s spouse identified herself as Rania Mahmoud but was in fact Asma Fawzi Muhammad al-Qubaysi.

She was said to be the "first wife" of the IS leader, who was killed in a US special forces raid in Syria last month.

The woman was arrested on June 2, 2018 in the province of Hatay, near the Syrian border, along with 10 others, including Baghdadi’s daughter, who identified herself as Leila Jabeer.

The official said the family links were confirmed using a DNA sample of Baghdadi provided by Iraqi authorities.

"We discovered (the wife’s) real identity pretty quickly. At that point, she volunteered a lot of information about Baghdadi and the inner workings of ISIS," the official said.

"We were able to confirm a lot of things that we already knew. We also obtained new information that led to a series of arrests elsewhere."
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  and the Sow returns to her Mire,

Erdogan's boys return home for some R&R
Posted by: AlanC || 11/08/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraq’s main port reopens; 4 more protesters killed in Baghdad
[IsraelTimes] Iraq’s main port reopens after being blocked by protesters for five days, while in Baghdad, four protesters are rubbed out while trying to remove security barriers in a major central street, security and medical officials say.

At least 24 others have been maimed as security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse the protesters, security and medical officials say. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

In Baghdad, security forces open fire on protesters marching in downtown’s Rashid street, where the central bank is located, as they tried to remove barriers near two bridges that lead to the west bank of the Tigris river. Demonstrators have been trying to reach the Green Zone on the other side, which houses government offices and foreign embassies.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian Caught In Gaza Border Area Following Two-Hour Manhunt
[Jpost] A Paleostinian man was caught by security forces Wednesday night after a manhunt of over two hours.

The man, who was unarmed, was in Israel to get a visa from the United States embassy.

According to reports he fled from authorities as he was being transferred back to 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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 04:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why are you carrying those wire snips? Here, come with me.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||


Explosion reported in Northern Gaza believed to be a failed rocket launch
[TWITTER]
Congrats, guys. You managed to hit planet Earth.

Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1 
Hard habit to kick by now.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/08/2019 8:08 Comments || Top||


Olde Tyme Religion
Three Mexicans, one Swiss wounded in stabbing at Jordan tourist spot
[Jpost] JERASH, Jordan - Three Mexican tourists and one Swiss were maimed along with four locals in Jordan on Wednesday when a man went on a stabbing rampage in Jerash, a major tourist destination near ancient Roman ruins, the health minister said.

Four of those injured had moderate to serious wounds and the others light ones, Saad Fayez Jaber told Rooters.

Later, Jaber told state news agency Petra that the condition of those seriously maimed was now stable and at least four would probably be discharged from hospital on Thursday.

Police identified the suspect as 22-year old Mohammad Abu Touaima and said he lived in a makeshift home on the edge of the city near a poor Paleostinian refugee camp where unemployment was rife among many of the youth in the area.

"I was about to have a heart attack," the suspect's father, Mahmoud, 56, told Rooters television. "My son was a loser and his mind was twisted, but he was scared of even slaughtering a baby chick. I am shocked he did this."

Sources had earlier mistakenly said three of the maimed tourists were Spaniards. Video of the incident showed victims speaking Spanish with Latin American accents.

Jerash is famed for its Roman ruins. Jordan has seen a surge in tourism in the last two years and is considered by tour operators as one of the safest tourist destinations in the Middle East. Attacks on foreign tourists have been rare.
Fox News adds:
The suspect's family identified him as Mustafa Abu Tuameh, a 22-year-old whom the Jordanian army says lived at a refugee camp in Jerash.

Tuameh’s family told the Associated Press that he was not a member of any organized militant group and believed he had acted alone, but they said he had recently become very religious, was very poor and apparently planned to die during his attack.

"Today he told his mother that he has only 35 piasters [50 cents] and he was going out and might not come back," said an uncle, Younis Abu Amrah.

Abu Amrah described his nephew as once being “a normal person who was interested in looking good, so he would have a special haircut.”

But two years later, Abu Amrah told the AP, things started to change.

"All of a sudden he became religious in a very extreme way, and he would say this is forbidden in Islam and that is forbidden," Abu Amrah said.

He said the family is very poor, with 10 children, and that his nephew had worked in a mill in the refugee camp. He said the family condemned Tuameh’s actions.

"If we knew he was going to do this, we would have broken his legs. This is unacceptable," the uncle said, adding that security forces ransacked the family's house but found nothing.

Residents of the camp also signed a letter denouncing what they called a "terrorist attack that was carried out by a coward,” according to the Associated Press.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Salafists


Sri Lanka
ISIS attacks government fuel transport leaving SDF areas
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) carried out a new attack against the Syrian state this evening, as the terrorist group targeted the latter’s fuel transport in the al-Raqqa Governorate.

According to the terrorist group’s official media wing, the Islamic State fired rockets at a government fuel transport that was traveling through the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) territories in the Bariyat al-Jadaydat area of al-Raqqa.

No further details have been released at this time.

This latest report comes at the same time that a powerful explosion took place at the Baniyas Oil Refinery in the Tartous Governorate.

According to reports from Baniyas, an oil tanker went kaboom! at the refinery, killing one person and wounding two others.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  That's one way to draw out targets for the joint hunter-killer teams...
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Several ISIS terrorists killed in clashes with Syrian troops in eastern Homs
[ALMASDARNEWS] For the second day in a row, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is involved in a fierce battle against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in the desert region of eastern Syria.

A joint unit of the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces (NDF) reportedly clashed with the Islamic State terrorists in the Arwad Dam area of eastern Homs; this resulted in the death of several terrorists.

According to another report from the area, the Syrian Army also clashed with the Islamic State terrorists near the T-2 Pumping Station in the Al-Sukhnah District.

The clashes near the T-2 Station are still ongoing as the Islamic State terrorist attempt to flee the scene of the battle.

At the same time, Syrian warplanes renewed their air raids on points and targets of the Islamic State, hitting several sites in the Al-Sukhnah District of Homs and the Badiya Al-Sham region of the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

A source from the Syrian Army said the air force was heavily targeting the Islamic State’s hideouts in this vast desert region that stretches from central to eastern Syria.

Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army tanks roll into northeastern Syria for possible showdown with Turkish troops
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish military expansion in northeastern Syria has been obstructed by the recent arrival of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) tanks and heavy weapons, a source from the Syrian Armed Forces told al-Masdar News this evening.

According to the source, the Syrian Army has deployed heavy armory to several border points in northeastern Syria, which is something they lacked at the start of their deployment in October.

The source said the Syrian Army has deployed several tank battalions to the front-lines around the Tal Tamr District in al-Hasakah and key town of ’Ayn ’Issa in al-Raqqa, pointing out that the Ottoman Turkish-backed hard boyz previously tried to advance in these areas.

He would add that the Syrian Army is committed to maintaining control over the Syrian-Ottoman Turkish border and will not accept any push by the hard boyz and the Ottoman Turkish Army into these areas.

The Ottoman Turkish regime has already accused Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
The Scourge of Hama...
of protecting the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), while also complaining about the latter’s presence along the border.

However,
women are made to be loved, not understood...
despite Ankara’s complaints, the Syrian government has made it clear that they are not willing to work with them until they halt their support for groups they deem to be terrorists.

The absence of diplomatic ties between Damascus and Ankara has proven to be a major obstacle to peace in Syria, as the latter’s continued support for bully boy groups fighting against the state has led the Syrian government to remain hostile towards the Ottoman Turkish regime’s requests to their Russian partners.

Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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  WikiLeaks just dropped their databomb
Thu 2019-11-07
  Extremist outfit Allahr Dal banned in Bangladesh
Wed 2019-11-06
  Mexico Deploys Forces to Northern State After Nine US Mormons Killed
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  Three American Mormon mothers and six of their children are EXECUTED
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  Report: Turkey-backed militia attacks American troops in Syria
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  Iraqis pour into streets for biggest protest day since Saddam
Fri 2019-11-01
  Iraqi President Salih says PM Abdul-Mahdi willing to resign, vows early polls
Thu 2019-10-31
  Confirmed: The Emir is dead! Long live the new Emir!
Wed 2019-10-30
  Islamic State Promises Big Announcement
Tue 2019-10-29
  Trump: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops.
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  Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources
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   ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Killed
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