[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 7 Talibs and arrested five other bully boyz including an ISIS-K Death Eater during the operations in four provinces in the past 24 hours.
The military officials said earlier today the Special Forces killed 5 Talibs, arrested 5 others and destroyed a small cache of weapons during a raid in Khakrez district of Kandahar.
The officials further added the Special Forces arrested an ISIS-K Death Eater and destroyed a small cache of weapons during a raid in Bati Kot 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.. province.
The Special Forces killed a Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... Death Eater during a separate raid in Shindand 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 said, adding that the Special Forces killed another Taliban Death Eater during a similar raid which they conducted in Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar.
The anti-government armed bully boyz have not commented regarding the operations so far.
[ToloNews] Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today 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. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... continues to support the Taliban ...Arabic for students... with weapons, training and funding to counter US and Western influence in Afghanistan, according to a Pentagon report released on Tuesday.
A US Defense Intelligence report said "Stronger partners, such as Hezbolloh, are highly capable, reliable, and receptive to Tehran. Other groups, such as the Afghan Taliban, are less receptive to Iranian guidance but still help further Iran’s regional objectives because they combat common enemies," the report said.
Iran’s relationship with the Taliban has evolved over the years. Following the Taliban’s rise to power in the 1990s, Iran refused to recognize the group as a legitimate government.
"In 1998, Iran nearly went to war with Afghanistan after the Taliban captured and killed nine Iranian diplomats," the report said, but added "relations began to thaw after the US invasion of Afghanistan."
Since at least 2007, Iran has provided "calibrated support"‐including weapons, training, and funding‐to the Taliban to counter US and Western influence in Afghanistan, combat ISIS-Khorasan, and increase Tehran’s influence in any post-reconciliation government, it said.
"Iran balances this support as part of its "dual-track strategy" for engaging both local groups and the Afghan government in Kabul to achieve its broader security goals. Tehran does not seek to return the Taliban to power but aims to maintain influence with the group as a hedge in the event that the Taliban gains a role in a future Afghan government," the report said.
Iran’s biggest customers include Syria, Hezbolloh in Leb, and Iraqi Shia militias, but Iran has also provided weapons to the Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... s 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... , Paleostinian groups, and the Taliban in Afghanistan, the report pointed out.
[ToloNews] This follows an attempt to kill Hassan Haqyar, also a political activist, who was maimed in an attack by unknown button men in Kabul on October 31.
Wahid Muzhda, an Afghan political analyst, was assassinated Wednesday in Kabul when at least one unidentified button men on a cycle of violence attacked him in the PD7 area close to the Russian embassy, the Ministry of Interior confirmed.
Nasrat Rahimi, the ministry front man, said the incident occurred around 5:00 pm while Muzhda was going to the mosque.
The reason for his death is not clear, and police are investigating the incident, Rahimi added.
According to Rahimi, the attackers fled the area after assassinating Muzhda.
Muzhda was a poet and writer, and worked in the Foreign Ministry during the Taliban ...Arabic for students... 's regime and was a member of the Gulbuddin Hekmatyar ... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil... Party. Muzhda also published a book titled "Afghanistan."
Muzhda was accused of expressing opinions that supported the Taliban, and he had reportedly been arrested by the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency...
An intellectual Talib? I suppose there had to be one, to balance the illiterate ministers they produced in such numbers.
Muzhda was born in 1953 in Baghlan province, completed his elementary education at Habibia High School in Kabul, and earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Kabul University.
The attack on Muzhda has been heavily condemned on social media, and many described his death as a loss to the nation.
So far no group has grabbed credit for the attack.
On October 31, Hassan Haqyar,
...another supporter of the Taliban, oddly enough. It’s enough to make one wonder who has it in for Talib intellectuals...
a political activist, was maimed in an attack by unknown button men in the Pul-e-Artal area of the Kabul while he was on his way home. Haqyar was taken to Emergency hospital in Kabul after being shot in the leg, but was later was discharged.
[Libya Observer] The security directorate in Benghazi has shut down the women's cop shoppe and placed its chief as well as the rest of personnel under interrogation on charges of "publicizing criminal investigation".
The security directorate said the decision was made after one of the cop shoppe officers had leaked a video for an accused woman under investigation.
"Leaking the video of the investigation could be a way to help the people involved in the crime get away with it. The case is very delicate and has shocked the public opinion for the murders, looting and thefts it contains." The security directorate said in a statement.
The security directorate ordered the suspension of some personnel and to send the rest of the policewomen to various stations and units across the city.
Social media users circulated a video for a woman talking about a crime she committed with nine other people, recounting how she lured a woman, kidnapped, raped and then killed her. The video also refers to the involvement of female police personnel, men and women, in the crime, which according to observes could be the reason why the women's cop shoppe was closed.
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11/22/2019 00:00 ||
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[THEBAGHDADPOST] Iraqi security forces surrounded educational institutions across Baghdad on Thursday to prevent students from taking part in anti-government protests as two more people were killed in overnight festivities in the capital.
Thousands of Iraqis in Baghdad and across the south have been out protesting since October 1 against corruption and poor public services.
Students in Baghdad and across southern cities have been skipping classes to take part in the protests, despite the government ordering schools and universities to operate normally.
Local reports suggest that Iraqi intelligence services have forced the schools to provide them with a record of attendance for teachers and students to see who has been absent from class.
More than 330 people have been killed as security forces responded to the mostly peaceful demonstrations by firing live ammunition, rubber bullets and military-grade tear gas canisters at protesters.
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11/22/2019 00:00 ||
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#Breaking 5 members of Syrian government forces have lost their lives after #Turkish-backed armed opposition groups targeted a position of Syrian forces with mortar shells and drones, between the villages of Rabiat and Tal Warda in Abu Rasin / Zarkan countryside. pic.twitter.com/kTzyaaojfm
[THEBAGHDADPOST] The internet has been restored in the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Thursday, after a days-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle unrest over fuel price hikes.
The authorities blockage of Internet access made it difficult for protesters to post videos on social media to generate more support and also to obtain reliable reports on the extent of the unrest.
But Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that calm had returned across the country, state TV reported.
"The internet connection has been restored in Hormozgan province and all social media applications are active again," ISNA, referring to a province that was a hotbed of protests.
Iranian officials had earlier said internet access would be reactivated if calm was restored.
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11/22/2019 00:00 ||
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