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Protests erupt across Iran, burning banks, angry over gas prices
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Takhar’s District Police Chief Killed in Taliban Ambush
[ToloNews] Mohammad Afzal, police chief of Takhar’s Warsaj district, was killed along with three bodyguards in a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
ambush on the Takhar-Baghlan highway on Friday morning, Jawid Basharat, a front man for the Baghlan police chief, said.

The incident happened on the Takhar- Baghlan highway on Friday morning while he was heading to Kabul province, Basharat said.

man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
he did not provide further details about the incident.

The Taliban have grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2019 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

10 Taliban militants killed, detained in Special Forces raids and airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike
s of killed 6 Talibs in southern Kandahar and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces of Afghanistan, the military officials said Friday.

The officials further added an airstrike killed 4 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Maiwand district of Kandahar.

A similar airstrike killed 2 Talibs in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, the officials said, adding that an airstrike in Rodat district of 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..
destroyed a small cache of weapons of ISIS Khurasan group.

...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck slipped the habañero into the roasted jalapeño...
the Special Forces arrested 4 Talibs during a raid in Pashtun Zarghun district of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...

The officials also added that the Special Forces destroyed a small cache of weapons of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Maiwand district of Kandahar province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2019 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Subsaharan
NAF jets neutralise fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in Borno
[DAILYTRUST.NG] The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has neutralised some of 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 West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Malam Fatori, on the fringes of the Lake Chad, Northern Borno. The NAF said this was in a joint counter-offensive operation mounted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, and troops of 89 and 97 Task Force Battalions of Sector 3, at Malam Fatori.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, who made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Wednesday.

"The routing of the murderous Moslems took place Nov. 13, sequel to the receipt of intelligence reports on the movement of ISWAP fighters in some gun trucks towards the troops’ location in Malam Fatori.

"In response, the ATF immediately scrambled two Nigerian Air Force attack aircraft to provide Close Air Support (CAS), as well as an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, which provided enhanced situational awareness for the ground troops as they engaged the terrorists. "The combined, sustained, intensive fire rained on the terrorists, from the air and on the ground, caused them to make a hasty retreat. "This was, however, not before two of their gun trucks were destroyed."

Read more: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/naf-jets-neutralise-fleeing-boko-haram-insurgents-in-borno.html
Posted by: Fred || 11/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Senior Daesh Commander Al Bara Shishani Detained in Ukraine
[SPUTNIKNEWS] According to the security service, the commander, who held the post of deputy military amir in ISIS since 2013, illegally arrived in Ukraine using a fake passport in 2018 and continued to coordinate the activities of ISIS forces.

The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) on Friday announced the detention of Georgian citizen Al Bara Shishani, a key commander of the ISIS* terrorist organization, in the Kiev region.

"As a result of a joint special operation of the Security Service of Ukraine with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the US Central Intelligence Agency in the Kiev region, one of the key leaders of the ISIS terrorist organization was detained," the SBU press service said in a statement.

Georgia's State Security Service of Georgia has confirmed the detention near Kiev of Georgian national Al Bara Shishani.

"We confirm the fact of Shishani's detention," the press service of the Georgian State Security Service stated without providing any details.

In October, President Trump announced that the leader of the ISIS* terrorist group Abu Bakr Baghdadi had been killed during the US-raid in Idlib. The number one terrorist was reportedly under the Pentagon's surveillance for quite some time before the conditions were ripe to eliminate him.

Baghdadi went kaboom! along with two children when he was cornered by the US military in his hideout in northern Syria, according to US officials.

Baghdadi’s immediate likely successor, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, was killed in a US Arclight airstrike
a day later.
Deutsche Welle adds:
Shishani, whose birth name was Cezar Tokhosashvili, joined IS in 2015. He became deputy to Abu Omar al-Shishahi,
... “the father of Omar the Chechen”...
known to the Pentagon as the IS "minister of war," who was killed in combat in 2016.
...more precisely, he was airstruck by the US-led Coalition in Syria.
Both men were born in the mountainous Pankisi region of Georgia home to most of Georgia's ethnic Chechens, known as Kists. Shishani is an Arabic transliteration of Chechen.

After Abu Omar al-Shishahi's death, Al Bara Shishani was said to have crossed into Turkey and crossed last year into Ukraine on a false passport. From there, he continued to coordinate the activities of Islamic State, the SBU said.

"Currently, the terrorist is under extradition arrest. His involvement in crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine is currently being verified," the SBU said, without verifying.
An Nahar has a photo of the happy jihadi, head and face flowing with an abundance of silky brown locks.
Posted by: Fred || 11/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I hope Trump did't ask for him too be detained. That would be another reason for impeachment I'm sure.
Posted by: chris || 11/16/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Lombard gang leader accused of trying to send money to Islamic State
[WGNTV] CHICAGO ‐ A purported street-gang leader from suburban reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel...
who became radicalized in prison faces federal charges accusing him of seeking to provide money to 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....
snuffies in Syria, according to a complaint unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

Jason Brown, the 37-year-old leader of the AHK gang, could be heard on secret FBI recordings speaking admiringly about beheadings by the Islamic State group, the 27-page complaint says. If someone insults the Prophet Mohammed, "his head gotta go," he is cited as saying.

AHK, which prosecutors say traffics drugs throughout the Chicago area, is comprised of former members of the Black P-Stone, Gangster Disciples and Four Corner Hustlers who converted to Islam, the court filings say. The gang requires all new members to convert.

Brown, who goes by Abdul Ja’Me, handed over $500 on three occasions this year to someone he believed would wire it to an Islamic State fighter, the complaint says. But the middleman was cooperating with authorities and the supposed bully boy was an undercover officer.

Brown also talked about traveling to territory controlled by the Islamic State group, the filings allege.

Arrested on Thursday, Brown is charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars. His detention hearing is scheduled for Nov. 21. Brown’s attorney, Nicholas Grapsas, declined comment Friday.

While in prison in Georgia on a gun conviction, Brown became an ardent follower of an Islamic scholar who called for Moslems to fight nonbelievers, the complaint says. After his release in 2018, he sought to persuade gang recruits to also back the Islamic State group.

The gang is based in suburban Bellwood, west of Chicago. Brown’s home address is in nearby Lombard.

Six other alleged members or associates of the AHK gang were also arrested Thursday. They face federal drugs charges.

Posted by: Fred || 11/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  419ed by the feebs ? Pathetic.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/16/2019 12:29 Comments || Top||

2 FC personnel martyred, 5 injured in Quetta IED blast
[DAWN] At least two Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
(FC) personnel were martyred and five others injured in a kaboom in Quetta’s Kuchlak area on Friday evening, security officials said.

The security personnel's vehicle was targeted in an improvised bomb (IED) blast in the old Kuchlak Bypass area, a security official who declined to be named told DawnNewsTV.

The FC personnel were on routine patrol in the area when they were targeted, the official said. The injured were rushed to a hospital in Quetta for treatment.

Last month, law enforcement agencies personnel were targeted twice in the city. At least two coppers and as many civilians were maimed in an IED blast on Quetta's Spinny Road on October 21.

On October 15, a Rapid Response Force sniper was martyred and 10 others ‐ five security personnel and as many civilians ‐ were maimed in a kaboom that rocked Quetta's busy Double Road area.

Posted by: Fred || 11/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

1650 of #Iraqi protesters who were arrested during the demonstrations were release and 66 officers were referred to trial

Posted by: Fred || 11/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Three protesters killed and others injured in an explosion at #Baghdad’s Tahrir Square

Posted by: Fred || 11/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

In ceasefire breach, rockets fired at Beersheba; IDF hits Hamas targets in Gaza
[IsraelTimes] Army says it strikes terror group, which sat out last round of fighting as Israel traded blows with Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
, after 2 rockets fired at southern city hours earlier.

The Israel Defense Forces attacked Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terror targets in Gazoo
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2019 01:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Vermin will be vermin.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/16/2019 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  300 kg... that's a big bang. I hope no one was hurt.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/16/2019 7:00 Comments || Top||

#3  After 3000+ years of dealing with these people, I would think Jews would understand the concept of Hudna. Granted the term arose with Mo, but it merely enshrined the pre-existing cultural imperative of treachery.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/16/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#4  On Friday Hamas acknowledged that one of its operatives had been killed during fighting this week.

The Izz Ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, said Ahmed Abdel al-A’al was one its members. A statement from the group did not clarify whether he was taking part in fighting when he died. According to the military wing, al-A’al, 23, and two of his teenage brothers were killed in a "Zionist bombardment" on Wednesday.

Oh NOES! 66% Innocent Goatherders killed™! What will we tell Herb? Apologizing in advance...I denounce myself.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 7:47 Comments || Top||

#5  In the world press, the headline would have read "Israel violates ceasefire by firing back at Hamas after ro and kets fired at Israel."
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/16/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||

#6  That should be "rockets fired at Israel "
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/16/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Talking about me again when I'm not around. In the words of Sally Field: "You like me! You really really like me!"

But since I've been summoned, I have to question if people even know the difference between Hamas fighters and innocent Afghan civilians who work in agriculture and have no connection whatsoever to terrorism?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 11/16/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#8  2000 miles.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/16/2019 10:33 Comments || Top||

#9  ^😀
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 11/16/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||

#10  working in agriculture. you mean growing poppies?
Posted by: chris || 11/16/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#11  I have to question if people even know the difference

When a Hellfire races toward an group of sunni sasquatches at mach 1, they are most likely good targets, terrorists who must be destroyed wherever sighted. When a GBU released on information from Afghan local intelligence hits noncombatants unwittingly, that's on the faulty intelligence and Afghan callousness with their own peoples' lives. That's your difference.

The IDF are surgical, they don't use local intelligence or sloppy operators to 'set up' their kills. Even if they didn't the world would be better off if every paleostinian motherf↻cker was dead.

Everybody else here feels for 'innocents'. Partly why everybody here supported a pull-out from Afghanistan and Syria. Sure, we can be a dark bunch of cynical bastards and toss around the occasional severed hand at this barbecue. But that doesn't mean everybody here condones killing people because they're 'the other'.

If you ask a racist bigot like me though, every muslim has a connection to terrorism whether he wants it or not.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/16/2019 11:08 Comments || Top||

#12  Jesus Christ Rantburg.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 11/16/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||

#13  Jesus Rantburg Christ.

Learn to cuss you whelp.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/16/2019 12:05 Comments || Top||

#14  Jesus Christ Rantburg

Fred has Mexican help?
Posted by: Lex || 11/16/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#15  Jesus Christ Rantburg.

Now I know what to name my firstborn child. I hope it's a boy.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/16/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#16  Maybe James Jesus Rantburg?
Posted by: Lex || 11/16/2019 12:15 Comments || Top||

#17  Don't be a twat, Erb
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||

Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/16/2019 12:29 Comments || Top||

#19  Jesus Christ, Rantburg.

Commas matter. When addressing someone, put a comma between the comment and the name of the person addressed.

Muslim terrorists are fond of surrounding themselves with civilians whenever they’re not pretending to be civilians themselves — this is not a specifically Afghan behaviour, and is well-known by those who’ve been paying attention to the War on Terror for the past several generations. The Geneva Conventions specifically blame combatants who embed themselves in the civilian population for any injury to the civilians that results when the other side has to go through the civilians to get to them.

There is a cartoon from some years ago which, frustratingly, I cannot find, showing an IDF soldier standing protectively in front of a woman holding a baby, all facing an Arab jihadi hiding behind an Arab woman holding her baby. That is the essence of our discussion: whose fault is it that the Arab woman and her baby were harmed when the shooting started, but the Israeli woman and hers were not?
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2019 13:36 Comments || Top||

#20  Herb knows all of that.

He's playing armchair QB/REMF second guesser/ SJW scold/anti-American asshole/agitprop tool/twat
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||

#21  Good list, Frank!
Posted by: SR-71 || 11/16/2019 18:34 Comments || Top||

#22  We need people like Herb here, if nothing else, to remind us of our place in nature.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 11/16/2019 21:23 Comments || Top||

#23  Remember your vocative assholes.
Defend our grammatical castles!
Start thanking us morons
And share our abhorrence
Of unwashed and ignorant vassals!
Posted by: Zorba Unaviling3556 || 11/16/2019 23:03 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
Teen arrested and charged with hate crimes for throwing eggs at Jews in Brooklyn
[IsraelTimes] New York City’s Hate Crimes Task Force takes Mohib Hoque into custody after he pelts woman and child, synagogue worshipers.

New York police have arrested an 18-year-old Brooklyn male in connection with egg-throwing attacks on Jews in the borough.

The city’s Hate Crimes Task Force took Mohib Hoque into custody late Wednesday night, WCBS-TV reported. He was charged with three hate crimes, including assault, and reckless endangerment, the local Jewish news website Vos Iz Neias reported.

A mother and child walking in the Borough Park neighborhood were among those targeted, with one of them hit in the back, as were worshipers leaving a synagogue. The eggs hit the building.

Brooklyn Councilman Chaim Deutsch in a statement Wednesday thanked the Hate Crimes Task Force for its "swift work" in apprehending a suspect.

"We are sending a clear message that hatred and bias of any kind will not be tolerated in New York City," he wrote. "No stone will be left unturned in the pursuit of the perpetrators."

The city has seen a rash of anti-Semitic crimes in recent months, with over half of all hate crimes in New York City targeting Jews so far this year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2019 01:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mohib Hoque? Amish yout?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 7:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Typical Brooklyn name these days ?

I really wish the mossad would create a deniable outfit to contract out hits on such people. For no other reason than to teach them fear.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/16/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

Protests erupt across Iran, burning banks, angry over gas prices
some good news for a change
[Jpost] Iranian mobile networks appeared to go offline on Saturday night amid rising protests in Iran. Videos from across the country showed security forces firing tear gas, clashing protesters and also showed images of Iranian regime figures being burned and people angry that price hikes were allegedly being used to fund foreign wars.

Iran’s protests come after massive protests across the border in Iraq where more than 300 have been killed by security forces. They also come amid protests in Lebanon. Iran has major allies in southern Iraq and Lebanon and Iranians have learned about the protests abroad through their own media, potentially fueling local decisions to rise up.
There’s a map of protest hot spots at the link. Click on the headline, then scroll down..
Protests appeared to begin in Iran’s southwest province of Ahwaz that borders Iraq. Six protesters were reported killed by locals and social media that support them. Because Ahwaz borders Iraq, where there are ongoing protests and because some locals speak Arabic, it is likely the protests were partly spillover. However they targeted slightly different issues, including anger at the Iranian regime and fuel prices. Video showed some important parts of the city engulfed in smoke and fire from various street protests. Gas stations were one target. Locals say fuel prices have risen fifty percent across the country. On November 11 protesters had torn down the Iranian flag in Ahwaz representing larger anti-regime sentiment.

On Saturday protests spread to Tabriz in the north as snow blanketed Tehran. They had also spread to Mashhad, Bandar Abbas on the coast, Khorramshahr, Abadan, Shiraz and Sirjan. Some protesters have targeted President Hassan Rouhani, who has been in power since 2013. Both Rouhani and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei have slammed Israel over the weekend, seeking to distract from the chaos at home. Rouhani has said that the original plan was to increase fuel costs five-fold due to austerity measures at home. Rouhani has also called out corruption recently. He appears to be faltering and unable to control events, fighting off challenges by various rivals.

Videos, which are difficult to confirm, showed protesters burning banks across the country. In Tehran a Maskan bank branch was allegedly burned. Behbahan in Khuzestan province in the south. A video from Shiraz, 320 km to the east of the burning bank, showed hundreds of men rioting. Protesters have shouted against Iranian involvement abroad, even condemning the regime for involvement in supporting Islamic Jihad in Gaza over the recent flare-up with Israel. Some protesters argue that the regime has increased prices to fund Hezbollah in Lebanon and other foreign adventures. They also shout “down with the dictator,” in Tehran. They also chant against paying 3,000 toman a liter, around one dollar, for gas. In Andishe, south of the Caspian sea, people took over a Basij militia headquarters. In Eslamshahr, a twenty minute drive south, people protested against wasting money on “Palestine.” In Chahardangeh, across the city of Tehran to the east of Eslamshahr, people came out in the rain. They did the same in Shahriar, also near Tehran. In the past the Basij has been responsible for suppressing protests. In some areas security forces retreated in the face of protests. In Urmia the Kurdish region people chanted “the enemy is here,” a reference to the regime. Posters of the supreme leader were torn down in other cities. In Isfahan a protester was reported killed.

Iran’s regime has called the protesters vandals. Large spontaneous protests like this have taken place across Iran over the last decade. In December 2017 widespread protests broke out. The regime has generally weathered the storm through using force in some places and letting them sputter out in others. The numerous protests near Tehran may be due to the access to media networks, while the protests in Ahwaz and the Kurdish region may be fueled by other discontent in minority and neglected regions.

Related: The Times of Israel has five brief videos from various protests across Iran, claims millions took to the streets.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/16/2019 16:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "Chickens...coming hoooome...to roost"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 17:04 Comments || Top||



Confirmed: #Iran is now in the midst of a near-total national internet shutdown; realtime network data show connectivity at 7% of ordinary levels after twelve hours of progressive network disconnections as public protests continue #IranProtests
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 17:21 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 17:34 Comments || Top||

#4  somehow duped. Self-deleted
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 17:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Persian Spring™ early?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 17:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Note that the article seems to have updated at least once, so we’ll want to check the link later to see if the article should be updated and rolled over to tomorrow. The earlier version noted that five protesters had been killed and 13 injured, and that Iraq was closing the border as a precaution, though goods are still being allowed to transit.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/16/2019 17:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Thank Trump: Protests Break Out in Iran Over 50% Gas Hike and Rationing
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 18:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Burning banks? Yawn. Burn mosques and I'll believe they're serious.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/16/2019 18:24 Comments || Top||

#9  The secondaries could actually harm cicilians, Rob
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 18:32 Comments || Top||

#10  or civilians, even
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 18:32 Comments || Top||

#11  Works so well in Caracas. As long as the gun toters are on one side, nothing will change. It's why the Left so desperately wants to yank them here.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/16/2019 20:27 Comments || Top||

#12  Zoroastrians got a thing about fire.
Posted by: Juns Speng4378 || 11/16/2019 21:29 Comments || Top||

#13  Lol
Posted by: Frank G || 11/16/2019 21:58 Comments || Top||

Russia deploys troops to new base in Qamishli: source
More on this story from yesterday.
[Rudaw] Russia deployed 40 military vehicles and 160 military police to a helicopter base it recently established in Qamishli, northern Syria, according to a Syrian military source.

The deployment was to a newly-established Russian base in the city, the military source, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told Rudaw late on Friday.

Zvezda TV, affiliated with Russia’s Defense Ministry, said on Thursday that Russia had set up a helicopter base at Qamishli’s airport to increase their control over incidents happening on the ground, Rooters reported. At the time, the ministry had deployed just three helicopters, but expected to increase its presence.

"Right now it’s a small base to facilitate Russian operations in northeastern Syria, but potentially this could come in handy for Russian operations east of the Euphrates if and when the US withdraws completely from Syria," said Vladimir Frolov, a senior former Russian diplomat, according to Rooters.

Qamishli is under the control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), though the Syrian regime has kept hold of the airport and a small neighbourhood.

The SDF-affiliated North Press Agency confirmed Friday’s deployment, adding that it includes a Pantsir surface-to-air missile system.

Russian military police are now present along the north Syria-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
border as part of an agreement with Ankara to end Turkey’s military incursion that was launched after US President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
announced he was pulling American troops out of their positions in northern Syria. Under the deal, Turkey and Russia conduct joint patrols of the border, Syrian regime troops are deployed to the north, and the SDF pull back some 32 kilometres south of the border.

Despite the ceasefire deal, daily festivities are happening.

After pulling US forces out of northern Syria, and thus leaving Kurdish allies exposed to Turkey’s attack, Trump sent troops back into eastern Syria in order to take control of oil fields in Deir ez-Zor province.

Near the key town of Kobane, Russian military police have moved into an airfield recently evacuated by the Americans.

"Our unit has begun guarding the airfield and the military base and patrolling the perimeter," said a senior military police inspector, TASS news reported on Friday.

One of their first tasks was to ensure the Americans didn’t leave any surprises behind. "De-miners are currently checking the facility for bombs. We don’t know what traps and surprises the former owners of the base could have left behind," he added.

Brett McGurk, former US presidential envoy to the fight against 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), said in a tweet that "Russia now also owns the airstrip we built."

"Kobani is a predominantly Kurdish area and site of the turning point against ISIS in 2015. This military facility was later critical to the defeat of ISIS’s so-called caliphate. Unfortunately for the Kurds, there’s no oil in the area," he added.
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Iran conducts second 'repatriation' operation abroad
[Rudaw] The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has carried out another targeted operation in "repatriating" an Iranian runaway from abroad.

This is the second operation of its kind in the space of a month, projecting the notion that the Guards reach could grip anywhere in the world.

The operation, carried out by the operatives of the IRGC Intelligence Organisation, targeted Rasul Danialzadeh, a steel tycoon closely affiliated with the younger brother of President Hassan Rouhani
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