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Afghans facing 'hell on earth' as winter looms
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Afghans facing 'hell on earth' as winter looms
[BBC] This is a country which is starting to feel the very real fear of hunger.
Did I just read about high exports of...Afghan food?
The weather is turning from early autumn warmth to a sharp chill. Several areas are reporting drought, which adds to the sense of growing catastrophe.

At Maidan Wardak, 50 miles west of Kabul, a crowd of several hundred men had gathered in the hope of getting flour from an official distribution point. The flour was provided by the World Food Programme.

Taliban soldiers kept the crowd reasonably quiet, but people who were told they weren't eligible for a hand-out were angry and frightened.

"The winter is nearly here," said one old man. "I don't know how I'll get through it if I can't make bread".

The WFP is faced with having to raise its supplies to Afghanistan to help more than 22 million people.

If the weather is as bad as experts are predicting this winter, the expectation is that large numbers will be threatened with acute hunger and widespread famine.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2021 01:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actions have consequences.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2021 1:56 Comments || Top||

#2  biden
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/08/2021 2:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Democrats will just send money to look like they have done something. The money however never gets to those who need it.
Posted by: Dale || 11/08/2021 3:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Who cares? Haven't these people been living there for 1000's of years. Either figure out how to feed yourself or die off.
Posted by: Chris || 11/08/2021 8:38 Comments || Top||

#5  "The winter is nearly here," said one old man. "I don't know how I'll get through it if I can't make bread".

Let them eat Gender Studies and Floyd murals
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/08/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

Posted by: badanov || 11/08/2021 10:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Gettem some Ben and Jerry's
Posted by: Slappy || 11/08/2021 20:19 Comments || Top||

#8  A lesson my Dad taught me.
"If you work hard when life is easy then when life becomes hard, work is easy."
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/08/2021 23:13 Comments || Top||

Three People Killed In Two Blasts In Nangarhar
[ToloNews] At least three people were killed in two separate blasts in Jalalabad, the capital city of eastern 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..
, local officials confirmed on Sunday.

According to the officials, the blasts took place on Sunday morning in PD 2 of Jalalabad.

Nangarhar has recently seen a surge in hit-and-run killings as well as with other security incidents.

The provincial residents urged the current government to form a proper plan to take security measures in the province.

"The people are very upset by the existence of gangs. If they (gunnies) get into a rickshaw, they should face legal action," said Bahir, a resident.

A video went viral on social media showing a number of button men firing from a rikshaw at passengers in a car.

The provincial governor’s office in a statement instructed the rikshaw-drivers to not transport armed people, including the forces of the Islamic Emirate. The statement warned that those who violate the order would be punished.

"The rikshaw drivers should avoid transporting gunnies. Those who violate the order will face legal actions," said Qazi Mullah Adel, the provincial governor’s front man.

"This is a good step. The documents of the rickshaw should be checked and the security forces should also wear a uniform," said Naseer, a rikshaw driver.

The Islamic Emirate officials said that many ISIS plots were thwarted in Nangarhar. Dr. Basheer, head of the provincial intelligence department, said that nearly 250 ISIS affiliates surrendered to the government over the past two months in Nangarhar.

"Approximately 250 ISIS fighters surrendered to the Islamic Emirate," he said.
...Arabic for students...
’s provincial officials in the eastern 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 have asked Raksha (Taxi) drivers not to transport other button men other than the Taliban affiliates.

Nangarhar’s provincial office in a statement asked the drivers around the province to give them hand in ensuring the security of the province and acknowledged them to prevent transporting other button men.

The statement has also asked the people of Nangarhar province to cooperate with them and inform them after they see suspected button men in Raksha taxis.

Though the statement did not name any specific group of krazed killers, they apparently aim at the ISIS-K fighters who are reportedly more active in the eastern provinces of Afghanistan than other parts of the country.
Other rebels, like the reborn Northern Alliance, must not be mentioned lest they turn out to be still very active, of course.
It comes as the number of targeted liquidations has risen recently that has worried the local residents.

Residents of Nangarhar province say that they often see people hanged from trees or their heads cut early in the morning but have no clue about the victims nor the perpetrators.
A hard people, the Afghans, who prefer more permanent solutions when the West does not have them tightly leashed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Horn
Sudan security forces fire tear gas against protests
[AlAhram] Sudanese security forces on Sunday fired tear gas at multiple anti-power grab rallies, with protesters in several cities joining a call for two-days of civil disobedience against last month's military takeover.

Hundreds of protesters rallied Sunday in the capital Khartoum, as well as in its twin city of Omdurman, Wad Madni to the south, and the northern city of Atbara.

"The authority belongs to the people", protesters chanted, calling "no, no to military rule", and demanding a "civilian government".
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Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

British-born IS terror commander who boasted of involvement in killing anti-Muslim figure in the UK is shot dead while leading an assault on a village in Yemen, the jihadi group says
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Abu Rayana al-Britani
    ...former convicted gang member, first name Yunis, in his thirties...
    was said to have recruited and trained other UK terrorists

  • He was killed during assault on al-Hamidah village
    ...also spelt Hamudah, it’s in Raydah district of 'Amran Governorate, and possibly this is the first time it has ever been of interest since its first hovels were built...
    in Yemen after years of jihadi activity

  • His Islamic State obituary said inspired the killing - by one of his 'disciples' - of a man who had 'harmed' Muslims in the UK

  • Intelligence experts are working to link him to a killing carried out on British soil
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/08/2021 07:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Instant Karma ("Bad Boy")

Karma means action, work, or deed.

The term also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect, often descriptively called the principle of karma, wherein intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual: Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma and happier rebirths, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to bad karma and bad rebirths.

The Endless Knot
Posted by: Sninetle Threath8546 || 11/08/2021 10:41 Comments || Top||

Saudi-led coalition says 138 rebels killed near Yemen’s Marib
[IsraelTimes] The Saudi-led coalition 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...
says it has killed 138 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...
rebels over the previous 24 hours in raids near the government stronghold of Marib.

The coalition, which has militarily backed the internationally recognized Yemeni government since 2015, has reported strikes on a near-daily basis with high tolls each time.

The Houthis rarely comment on the strikes but have continued their advance towards Marib, the last remaining government stronghold in the north.

AFP cannot independently verify the corpse counts — well over 2,000 since the strikes began in October.

"Seventeen military vehicles were destroyed and 138" rebels have been killed during the air raids on al-Jubah, south of Marib, and al-Kassara to the northwest, according to a coalition statement reported by the official Saudi Press Agency.
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Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Explosion destroys cafe in Kazakhstan
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Knifeman 'shouting religious slogans about the Prophet' is shot and wounded after attacking police in Cannes who were saved by their bulletproof vests
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Knifeman is shot and wounded after attacking three police officers in Cannes

  • Threatened staff outside main Police Commissariat 'in the name of the Prophet'

  • Investigating source says he 'pulled open car door and started stabbing' at 6am

  • Assailant identified as 37-year-old Algerian who 'wanted to kill a cop', police said
The attacker was from the Algerian port of Skikda, and entered France through Italy.

‘He obtained a residence permit in Italy and he came to France to commit his crime,’ said David Lisnard, the Mayor Cannes.
Update from MSN at 6:40 p.m.
French interior minister Gerald Darmanin added that the assailant is a 37-year-old Algerian passport holder who arrived in Europe around 2009-10 and has been in France since 2016, having traveled from Italy where he had a residence permit.

Darmanin said the attacker had been trying to obtain a French resident card for "several weeks" but had not been granted one.
And there we have the motive for his attack on a uniformed unbeliever.
The assailant suffered unspecified injuries and is currently "between life and death" at Cannes hospital. He had no previous criminal record in France, said Darmanin.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/08/2021 07:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems

#1  Hopefully he's allergic to antibiotics.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/08/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  ...complications of Covid
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/08/2021 9:28 Comments || Top||

#3  "The Prophet"? You mean like Jonah, or Ezekiel?
Posted by: Crusader || 11/08/2021 16:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Religious slogans; what is that?

Like, "Mo prayers, Mo Prophet" or "Crescents five times a day is the new French diet".

There some sort of source material for these slogans?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/08/2021 17:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Hopefully he's allergic to antibiotics.

Take him in the back and 'vaccinate' him.
Boosters too, boss?
Yeah. Boosters too.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/08/2021 17:52 Comments || Top||

#6  I love crescent rolls filled with ham and cheese and topped off with a nice red wine!
Posted by: Da Cooky || 11/08/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Antifa rioters gathered for a direct action today in Boston to oppose an anti-mask/vaccine mandate rally

The rally was organized by Super Happy Fun America and the Refounding Fathers Coalition, with the event being aimed to "resist vaccine passports, face diapers, mass layoffs, and unconstitutional mandates."

The rally started at around noon, with a coinciding counterprotest featuring a brass band to overpower speakers at the rally.

Green Monster Antifa tweeted out a flyer ahead of the event, urging members to attend the event to "tell this whole load of violently misogynistic fail sons to get the hell out of town."

The flyer stated "Mask Up Against Hate, tell the capitol rioters to get out of Boston!"

Antifa members held up banners featuring the faces of Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and other Communist leaders of the 20th century, as well as a "Death to Fascism" sign, as rally attendants yelled "let's go Brandon."

At one point during the rally, a UHaul brought by the protestors was damaged as they attempted to leave the area. Antifa members shouted "Nazis out" as the van sped away. According to NBC 10, the driver of that van was reportedly arrested.

The rally concluded at around 2pm.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [401 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I didn't hear jack shit about this one in the local newsfeeds; must've been real popular, fighting themselves and an embedded FBI agent or three.
Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  The "anti-fascists" are opposing heavy-handed state suppression of individual choice.
These monsters are insane.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/08/2021 0:25 Comments || Top||

#3  i completely encourage all Antifa members & democrats-liberals to get every happy death vaccine out there. and follow up with mandatory 32 boosters, each week, every week.

john galt has spoken.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/08/2021 3:17 Comments || Top||


They have become what they protest.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 11/08/2021 5:47 Comments || Top||

#6  And as usual I'm sure thr police moved in to save antifa POS getting their asses whooped.
Posted by: Chris || 11/08/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Starting to feel like Weimar. Street brawls, hyperinflation, the wreckage of failed wars and national humiliation, perverts running wild and decadence on display everywhere...

Except our own self-labeled "antifaschisten" are the real fascists and their opponents are normie patriots, without a party or any organization to speak of
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/08/2021 8:49 Comments || Top||

#8  They have become always been what they protest.

Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/08/2021 8:57 Comments || Top||

#9  I stand corrected - looks like the Boston Herald has something on it, but it's behind a paywall, so I can't tell for sure.
Posted by: Raj || 11/08/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#10  So, the "anti-fascists" are rioting in support of following government restrictions. The curtain don't get any thinner than that.
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/08/2021 10:29 Comments || Top||

#11  This is the “Cilvil Servants” “civilian army” (domestic terrorists) when is enough enough?
Notice how the FBI will never arrest Antifa or BLM terrorists - the turds at the FBI support these domestic terrorist since they are assisting in the deep state/FBI agenda.
Posted by: Ichnusa || 11/08/2021 14:07 Comments || Top||

#12  From Raj’s Boston Herald link — sometimes articles behind paywalls can be read in the Reader View, which also reduces ads and stops videos:

Counterprotesters pushed through barricades and clashed with anti-maskers on Boston Common in a showdown that left two arrested and others rubbing pepper spray out of their eyes.

The two groups clashed around 11:30 a.m. Sunday as projectiles flew overhead and ralliers pushed past police, kicking through fencing.

“We came here to peacefully protest when we were violently attacked by a mob that pepper-sprayed us, attacked us and refused to allow our van to leave,” said Super Happy Fun America organizer Brandon Navom, who would identify himself only as “Super Happy Brandon,” to a Herald reporter.

Navom said his group — which is behind the controversial straight-pride parade — was conducting a “pro-freedom” protest on Sunday afternoon to speak out against mask, vaccine and other coronavirus-related mandates when the chaos caused police to cut power to the speakers, effectively shutting down the protest.

Eamon Kavanagh and other members of Boston First Responders United — an organization formed by firefighters, police officers and medics to push back on state-imposed COVID-19 mandates — piggybacked on Sunday’s rallies.

Holding a sign about Gov. Charlie Baker that read, “Baker is a liar,” Kavanagh said first responders “are against the mandates” requiring workers to get COVID-19 shots or lose their jobs.

“We’re just advocating for our freedom, our medical freedom and to keep our jobs,” Kavanagh said.

Counterprotesters organized by Solidarity Against Hate/Boston turned up in force outnumbering Super Happy Fun America ralliers by the hundreds.

“We don’t want that in our city: Anti-vaxxers, people who don’t believe that COVID is real, people that put other people in danger, racist transphobes and people that hate other people for the way they are — that’s not OK,” said Rifka Handelman, an Emerson College student who attended Sunday’s counter-protest.

“They can be really loud and they can get a lot of attention, but this kind of thing is just not welcome in the community and the fact that there are more of us than there are of them is evidence of what the community really is,” Handelman added.

Dozens of police officers, clad in full riot gear and carrying Billy clubs, stood in formation around the Common throughout the afternoon as they worked to keep the crowds separate. A unit of state troopers strapped in helmets and holding shields held a line near the Soldiers and Sailors monument as counterprotesters danced and played music on the hill above.

Boston Police made two arrests during the mid-afternoon protests, officials said.

William Turbitt, 39, of Providence, R.I., was charged with disturbing the peace and interfering with police. Ronald McCarron, 68, of Wakefield, was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and driving to endanger after police say Turbitt drove a van through a barrier.

Both will be arraigned on Monday at Boston Municipal Court.

Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2021 15:48 Comments || Top||

#13  Showboat to Slow Boat, or... Ahooga to Paluga?

An Emerson bluenose named Handelman,
One preachy young lady or gentleman,
So hated free speech
They could not even... [SCREEECH]
Till they'd reached their safe space in the Andamans.
Posted by: Pheth Sproing6492 || 11/08/2021 19:24 Comments || Top||

Policeman shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar
[OneIndia] Tausif Ahmad, police constable at Batamaloo area was killed by Lions of Islam in Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
's Srinagar today. Reportedly, the cop was critically injured and was taken to the SMHS hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.

"At about 8pm, Lions of Islam fired upon JKP Constable Tausif Ahmad near his residence at SD Colony, Batamaloo," the officials told PTI.

The area has been cordoned off, and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers, the officials added.

...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's knife out of his hand......
the National Conference (NC) condemned the attack.

Unequivocally condemn the cowardly & dastardly attack on 29-year-old policeman in Batmaloo, Srinagar in which he lost his life. No words of condemnation would be enough! May Allah grant him a place in Jannat. Our hearts go out to his family and friends at this time of grief, the party tweeted.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

Militant hospitalized with critical bullet injury in Shopian
[GREATERKASHMIR] A murderous Moslem affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba/TRF was hospitalized after locals found him in an injured condition in his native Hermain village of south Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
’s Shopian district on Sunday.

Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported that the murderous Moslem identified as Sahil Bashir Lone of Hermain was found at death's door in Hermain. Some locals who saw him took him to district hospital, they said. It was not immediately known how Sahil suffered injuries.

A police officer told GNS that Sahil is a category-C murderous Moslem and had joined murderous Moslem ranks on October 12 this year. "He was in our list. He is critical," the officer added.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba

Security forces seize a rocket launchpad east of Mosul
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi Armed Forces denies that there was any explosion inside the Green Zone
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Must Have Been That Bean I Had For Dinner
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/08/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Baghdad Bob Jr sez the concrete spontaneously disassembled.
Posted by: Hupusolet Smith5796 || 11/08/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||

Al-Kadhimi: we know who the perpetrators are; Rasool: we know where the drones took off
[SHAFAQ] The head of the caretaker government, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, said that he knows the responsible for the liquidation attempt he was subjected to, and will expose them. al-Kadhimi said in an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers, "We will pursue those who committed yesterday's crime, we know them well and we will expose them, and the hand of justice will reach the killers of the martyr Colonel Nibras Farman, an officer of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service."

PM al-Kadhimi added that his government prevented Iraq from, "slipping into a regional war", noting, "we maintained security in the country, but still, some are trying to tamper with Iraq's security and want it to be a gang state."

The prime minister reiterated the government's success in, "meeting the demands of the people, the religious authority and the demonstrators to hold early elections, and to provide all that the commission requested," pointing, "the results of the elections, complaints, and appeals are not the government's responsibility. However,
the way to a man's heart remains through his stomach...
the government's duty focused on providing the elections' financial and security requirements."

He indicated that he had instructed opening immediate investigation into the events that took place in front of the Green Zone on Friday, to put any trespasser behind bars and bring him to justice.

The site from which the drones took off had been determined, Rasool confirms
[SHAFAQ] The front man for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasool, announced that the security forces have identified the launching site of the booby-trapped drones that targeted PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi's residence.

Al-Kadhimi announced earlier today that he survived an liquidation attempt after his house was targeted by drones.

Rasool confirmed to al-Iraqiya channel, "The site from which the drones took off had been determined."

"The two drones flew at a low altitude that prevented them from being detected by radars," noting, "the liquidation attempt included a second explosion via a drone that was shot down before it went kaboom!."

Al-Kadhimi chairs and extraordinary session of the Council
[SHAFAQ] Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi chaired today an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers.

The news was announced in a brief statement issued by al-Kadhimi's office.

The meeting comes hours after the Prime Minister announced that he had been subjected to an liquidation attempt at his residence in the Green Zone, while the security authorities indicated that the attack was carried out through three drones, two of which were shot down.
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1705 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Reports about targeting Turkish base in Zelkan camp in Bashiqa district, east of Nineveh governorate with 7 Katyusha rockets
Posted by: Fred || 11/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Mossad thwarts Iranian attacks on Israelis in Africa - report
A smiting may be in order
[JPost] Iran has been seeking to harm Israel or Israelis at sea, using cyberattacks and overseas attacks.

The Mossad has thwarted multiple attacks by Iran
...The nation is noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence...
has been seeking to harm Israel or Israelis at sea, using cyberattacks and overseas attacks. against Israeli tourists and businessmen in at least three African countries, Channel 12 reported on Sunday night.

According to the report, the targets were Israelis visiting Tanzania, Senegal
... a nation of about 14 million on the west coast of Africa bordering Mauretania to the north, Mali to the east, and a pair of Guineas to the south, one of them Bissau. It is 90 percent Mohammedan and has more than 80 political parties. Its primary purpose seems to be absorbing refugees...
and Ghana.

Five suspects, all with African passports, have reportedly been arrested.

Iran has been seeking to harm Israel or Israelis - at sea, using cyberattacks and by attacking Israelis overseas.

There is an ongoing shadow war between the countries going back decades, but Iranian efforts spiked since November 2020, after the Islamic Theocratic Republic’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated, allegedly by the Mossad.

In addition, Iran has accused the Mossad of sabotaging its nuclear facilities in July 2020 as well as in April and June of this year.

The Jerusalem Post and foreign outlets have also reported on Israeli intelligence assistance in the US’s liquidation of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force Chief Qasem Soleimani in January 2020.

In early October, some Israeli officials accused Tehran of trying to assassinate Israelis in Cyprus, something Tehran also attempted in 2012.

Around the same 2012 period, there were Iranian plots to target Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kenya.

In January, Iranian proxies attempted an attack against Israeli diplomats in India.

Israeli intelligence officials have estimated that the Islamic Theocratic Republic will continue to target Israelis and Jews in spots where they believe security is weaker, at least until they feel like they have achieved some amount of Dire Revenge and deterrence against Israeli attacks on Iran.
The Times of Israel adds:
The five were recruited by Iran’s Quds Force expeditionary arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, according to the report from Channel 12 news, which did not attribute the information to a source.

The five were arrested in the African countries by local intelligence, who were working off information obtained from "Western" spies, the channel said.

According to intelligence information cited by the channel, the five were given special training and unspecified materials in Lebanon Hezbollahstan
...In 2006 unknown persons blew up Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the car he was traveling in, the road he was traveling on, and a few innocent bystanders of no account whatsoever. The person or persons unknow weren't Hezbollah, you can bet on that. Really. Even though there was an international tribunal that said it was them...
and then sent back to Africa with a cover story of being religious students, where they were given the mission of finding Jewish and Israeli targets to attack.

Among the top targets were Israeli tourists on safari in Tanzania, the channel said.

All five suspects were arrested before they could take any action, according to the report. It did not say when the arrests took place, but indicated they were still being questioned.

Though the report credited the Israel’s Mossad spy agency with foiling the plot, its role in the affair was not mentioned.

There was no immediate confirmation of the report from authorities in Israel or the three African countries. The channel said Iranian officials denied any allegations against it, calling them "baseless."
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