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Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi says he will resign
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Afghanistan
Special Forces destroy Taliban tunnels, kill 7 militants in Kandahar raids
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces killed 7 Talibs during separate raids in southern Kandahar province, the Afghan military said.

According to a statement released by 205th Atal Corps, the Special Forces conducted the raids in Sur Baghal, Qabr-e Malai and Deh Maiwand Villages of Maiwand district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces also destroyed 13 fighting positions, 8 tunnels and 2 compounds of the group during the operations.

The Special Forces also discovered and defused 13 improvised bombs during the same operations, the 205th Atal Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2019 02:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kabul Police EOD team defuse bomb planted close to a school building
[KhaamaPress] The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team defused an improvised bomb which the Lions of Islam had planted close to a school in Kabul city.

The Kabul Police Headquarters said in a statement that EOD team of Kabul Police discovered and defused the bomb on Wednesday morning.

The statement further added that the Lions of Islam had planted the bomb close to Naheed Shaheed School in the 5th district of Kabul city.

The Kabul Police also added that the Lions of Islam had planted the bomb with an intention to inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.

The anti-government armed Lions of Islam including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented in this regard so far.

Taliban and Lions of Islam of the other groups frequently use improvised bomb as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government officials.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
the majority of roadside kaboomings inflict casualties on ordinary civilians.

The officials in northern Kunduz province said a Taliban roadside kaboom killed 15 civilians and maimed 2 others late on Wednesday afternoon.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2019 02:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under:


Prominent Taliban commanders among 17 killed, wounded in failed attack on Darqad district
[ToloNews] The Afghan forces repulsed a major Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack on Darqad district of Takhar province in the North-east, killing or wounding at least 17 bully boyz including two key commanders of the group.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Talibs launched a coordinated attack on Qara Tapa area of Darqad district late on Wednesday night.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces effectively responded the attack, killing at least 11 bully boyz including Qari Qadir and Qahrman, the two key commanders of the group.

The security forces also killed 6 Red Unit bully boyz of the group and maimed 6 others during the clash.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy's udder had begun to ache...
the Defense Ministry said an Afghan soldier also lost his life during the clash and 6 others sustained injuries.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the clash so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2019 02:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Blasts kill 16 in northern Afghanistan; mostly women, girls
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Afghan officials said Thursday that separate explosions in the country’s north killed at least 16 people, almost all of them women and maiden of tender yearss.

A roadside kaboom struck a civilian vehicle going to a wedding Wednesday evening, killing at least 15 people including six women, six girls and two infants, as well as the male driver, according to Nasrat Rahimi, an Interior Ministry front man. He said two other civilians were maimed in the blast in northeastern Kunduz province.

Hours later, a shootout and explosion at a security checkpoint killed at least one policeman, said Mohammad Nooragha Faizi, a police front man in northern Sari Pul province.

He said murderous Moslems in a vehicle carrying explosives were stopped at the checkpoint Thursday morning, then opened fire to cover their escape. Faizi said they apparently detonated the explosives remotely after getting away, although an investigation was ongoing.

The Interior Ministry blames the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
for the two attacks. The bad boy group has not commented.

A statement from the office of Afghanistan's Caped President 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...
said US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley met with Ghani in Kabul on Thursday and reassured him the US remained committed to fighting terrorism.

Last Tuesday, the Taliban freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures. The bad boy group said the swap could help rekindle peace negotiations. US-Taliban peace talks collapsed in September.

The Taliban control or hold sway over half of Afghanistan, staging near-daily attacks that target Afghan forces and government officials but also kill scores of civilians.

Premature car bomb explosion damages 10 houses, injures 13 civilians in Sar-e Pul

[KhaamaPress] A Taliban
...Arabic for students...
boom-mobile went off prematurely in a residential area in northern Sar-e Pul province of Afghanistan which damaged 10 houses and injured 13 civilians, the Afghan military said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps in the North, the Talibs were looking to carry out a car kaboom using a Jeep vehicle packed with explosives.

However,
a clean conscience makes a soft pillow...
the Afghan forces identified the boom-mobile before the faceless myrmidons could drive it to the picturesque provincial capital where they wanted to detonate it.

The statement further added that a clash broke out after along Sayad district highway after the Afghan forces traced the boom-mobile which went off prematurely.

The explosion damaged ten houses and injured at least 13 residents of the area, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  The sisterhood in the West is totally silent. Seen and not heard mode...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/29/2019 2:09 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Sudan approves law to ‘dismantle’ former regime of Omar al-Bashir
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Sudanese transitional authorities approved a law late on Thursday to "dismantle" the regime of former president Omar al-Bashir
...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Hee was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it...
, responding to a key demand of protest movement that helped overthrow him in April, state TV reported.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which spearheaded the protests against Bashir, welcomed the law, saying it included the dissolution of the former ruling party and the confiscation of its funds and property.

"It is an important step on the path to building a democratic civilian state," the group said in a statement.

Implementation of the law will be a crucial test of how far transitional authorities are willing or able to go to overturn nearly three decades of rule by Bashir, who took power in a 1989 coup.

The law was passed during a joint meeting of Sudan’s sovereign council and cabinet that lasted several hours.

The meeting saw disputes over an article that bans people who took leading posts in the former regime from practicing politics, sources with knowledge of the proceedings told Rooters.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Twitter that the law was not an act of Dire Revenge, but was rather aimed at preserving the "dignity of the Sudanese people."

"We passed this law in a joint meeting to establish justice and respect the dignity of the people, and safeguard their gains, and so that the people’s looted wealth can be recovered," he added.

Hamdok’s government was formed in September after a power-sharing deal between anti-Bashir groups and the Transitional Military Council that ruled the country immediately after Bashir’s overthrow.

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Britain
Breaking: London Bridge closed by British police amid reports of stabbing
Moved to Britain, because London is not in Europe.
[Sun UK] LONDON TERROR London Bridge shooting – Man shot by police after several injured in knife attack. Terrifying footage from the scene shows armed officers pointing their weapons at a man lying prone on the floor.

Shocked witnesses told The Sun Online the man on the bridge appeared to be wearing a suicide vest.

Witnesses have been evacuated from the scene, with others told to stay inside restaurants and stores.

Video footage shows armed police and members of the public surrounding and grappling with a man who is lying on the ground on the north side of the bridge.

The armed cops order the members of the public to step away from the man before he is shot by one of the firearms officers.

A lorry has been left jacknifed across the bridge, the scene of the 2017 terror attack which killed eight.

One woman said: “I was just walking along the bridge and I heard four or five shots from behind me.

“I just ran. I didn’t even look back. I’ve no idea of it was police or not. I was terrified.”

Journalist Lucy Jones was in Farmer J’s restaurant in London Bridge when armed cops stormed in.

She said: “We were eating lunch when a policeman screamed ‘get on the floor’.

"They locked all the doors and we had to rush to the back of the restaurant near the toilets.

"There were women crying. It was terrifying.

"We heard a gunshot and another officer shouted 'we need to get out' and we all ran away from London Bridge."
Updated headline as of 1:05 p.m ET:
London Bridge attack – ‘Islamic’ terrorist in fake suicide vest shot dead by cops after 12 injured

Terrifying footage from the scene shows armed officers shooting the knifeman twice after hero bystanders wrestled him to the ground.

The terror suspect can be seen lying on London Bridge after being chased by witnesses armed with sticks and a fire extinguisher before he was shot by police.

A local hero is seen holding the knife he wrestled from the suspect as police swoop.

Guy Lawrence, 48, said he saw a man running out of a building, believed to be Fishmonger's Hall, armed with two kitchen knives with 20cm blades.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan this afternoon paid tribute to the brave emergency services as well as the "breathtaking heroism of members of the public who literally ran towards danger, not knowing what confronted them."
A pack, not a herd.
Final update: Our miscreant is identified as Usman Khan, 28, from Staffordshire.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/29/2019 10:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [690 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sounds like Brexit Britain is shrugging off the Blair/Brown/Cameron herd mentality and acting like a pack.

We'll know it's entered the government when the RoPers mosque has been pulled down to refurb into a civilised building.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/29/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder how many MPs will be "Nothing to do with islam"ing?

If they do they miss my vote (and probably a lot of others too).
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/29/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Terrifying footage from the scene shows armed officers pointing their weapons at a man lying prone on the floor.

Hunh ?

"It was 'orrible ! They shot this stabber guy all over the place an' oohh..," [faints]
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/29/2019 10:29 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/29/2019 10:31 Comments || Top||

#5  I was right ! They're actually behaving like that. Oh Gawd ! Not twenty years ago, I'd have expected lads to 'run up and kick the fokking body once'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/29/2019 10:36 Comments || Top||

#6  Saves on 'room and board' at the local gaol.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/29/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#7  London (bridge) is falling down!
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/29/2019 11:19 Comments || Top||

#8  Stabby Islamic occurred here
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/29/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#9  London has fallen
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/29/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#10  "Declared a terrorist incident" Stabby suspect dead and get's no virgins.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/29/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#11  Just hoping the cops who shot him won't be Gallaghered.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/29/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#12  If it happens again, don't carry the knife away, stick it through him. an eyeball is best.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/29/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#13  ♫ Sharif ♪ he ♫ don't ♪ like it. F*ck ♪ the casbah, f*ck ♫ the casbah...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/29/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||

#14  The heroes of London Bridge: Brave bystander wrestles blade off knife maniac after six stop him in his tracks and bundle him to the ground

I think "wait for the police to deal with it" is not the "Sod Off Swampy" types (who are the majority there) preferred course of action.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/29/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||

#15  he was wearing a mock suicide vest, making the efforts by the British public to stop him all the more heroic.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/29/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#16  Brexit must be cancelled because of this rayciss act!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/29/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#17  They didn't shoot him -- they made the suicide vest safe.

(By spreading the idiot's brains in a (very) thin layer across London Bridge.)
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/29/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||

#18  Well the white van is still there across the road. London bridge station is closed and trains are not stopping there , but trains are going through it from all other stations.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/29/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#19  Maybe there's hope for Englanders yet.

Londoner Stevie Hurst rushed up to kick knife attacker in head during melee.

Wot I said... bloody good show eh ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/29/2019 14:35 Comments || Top||

#20  Original video disabled by copyright owner but shooting can be viewed at Twitter link.

Looks like the shooting was justified! Note the careful close shooting.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 11/29/2019 15:39 Comments || Top||

#21  Now if only those citizens had handguns.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/29/2019 15:48 Comments || Top||

#22  Stab city.
Posted by: gorb || 11/29/2019 18:55 Comments || Top||

#23  Abu Mack.
Posted by: Lex || 11/29/2019 19:24 Comments || Top||

#24  Let's see: Known wolf, convicted in 2012 plot to bomb London Stock Exchange and also of attempting to establish a terrorist training camp in the UK, and he's already back on the street killing. Pathetic
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 11/29/2019 23:51 Comments || Top||


Europe
BREAKING : Hague Stabbing - Several people Injured In Knife Attack
Dutch police said on Friday that several people had been wounded in a stabbing on a shopping street in The Hague.

It comes after at least one person was killed in a knife attack in London Bridge.

Images posted on social media showed a number of police cars and ambulances in the road, with crowds held back behind a red-and-white cordon.

Further details were not immediately available.

Police said the attack took place in Grote Marktstraat, which the city's website described as one of its most important shopping areas.
Still developing...
Update at 8:45 p.m. ET:
In a separate message, Hague police said they were hunting a man aged between 45 and 50 and described him using a Dutch term often applied to people of north African descent.
Moved to Page 1: War on Terror.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/29/2019 14:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Those pesky Amish at it again..
Posted by: Warthog || 11/29/2019 15:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Diversity is Our Strength.
Posted by: Lex || 11/29/2019 19:35 Comments || Top||

#3  I mean it's somebody's strength... tsk.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/29/2019 21:41 Comments || Top||


French police start moving migrants from northern Paris site
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] French police started moving migrants colonists from an illegal camp site in northern Gay Paree on Thursday, as the government aims to show it is taking a tougher stance on illegal immigration.

Local police said in a statement they would be moving between 200-300 people from the site in northern Gay Paree’ Porte d’Aubervilliers, and put them up in shelters.

Since the closure of a huge migrant camp in Calais in 2016, many refugees have moved to Gay Paree. Authorities have repeatedly dismantled illegal campsites only to see them pop up again in different areas a few months later.

Earlier this month, President Emmanuel Macron’s government pledged to clear out some migrant tent camps, impose quotas for migrant workers and deny newly-arrived asylum seekers access to non-urgent healthcare, in a response to voters’ concerns about immigration.
Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in southern Turkey in a mortar attack
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish police detain five over killing of Iranian in Istanbul
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Ottoman Turkish police said on Thursday they had detained five people in relation to the killing in Istanbul of an Iranian citizen who Ottoman Turkish media said was an opponent of Iran’s government.

Masoud Molavi died after he was shot at from a car in Istanbul's central district of Sisli on November 14. Ottoman Turkish broadcaster Haberturk said Molavi was a former Iranian intelligence employee who later became an opponent of Tehran.

Police said five people, including the person who is believed to have carried out the shooting, were detained on Wednesday. The other four suspects allegedly helped the gunman obtain the weapon he used and helped him hide.
Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


India-Pakistan
Data Darbar bombing facilitator sentenced to death by Lahore ATC
[DAWN] An antiterrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Thursday convicted and sentenced to death the controller of the Data Darbar suicide kaboom on May 8 that had left 12 people, including five Elite Force personnel, dead.

The convict, Mohsin Khan, was sentenced to death on 22 counts ‐ 11 under the Pakistain Penal Code and 11 under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) ‐ and to life imprisonment under the Explosive Substance Act.

Additionally, the convict has been ordered to pay compensation "at the rate of Rs0.4 million per murder" to the heirs of the dear departed and Rs50,000 to each of the injured in the attack.

The case was registered on a complaint of the counterterrorism department. During today's hearing, the court ruled that the convict's crime had been proven by the prosecution.

According to prosecutor Abdul Rauf Wattoo, Mohsin and the jacket wallah had entered Pakistain from Afghanistan through Torkham on May 6. "Both belonged to a banned outfit," the prosecutor told the court.

He said that kaboom was found in the convict's possession when he was captured.

Retracing the events of the bombing, the prosecutor said that on May 8, at around 8:45am, the bomber had blown himself up near gate 2 of the Data Darbar shrine, near a vehicle of the Elite Force. "Eleven people, including security personnel, had been killed, and 30 had been left injured," he said.

The prosecutor said that Mohsin hails from Shabqadar tehsil of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district.

Both the controller and the bomber had arrived in Lahore on May 8 and had acquired residence near the shrine.

Mohsin was arrested by the CTD on May 21. He is being held in Lahore's Central Jail.

His death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
"shall not be executed till its confirmation by the Lahore High Court", according to the ATC judgment.

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Iraq
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi says he will resign
[CNN] Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi will resign after nearly two months of anti-government protests, according to a statement from his office.
CNN posts actual news? Wonder how this fits in with impeachment?
People set off fireworks as they celebrated his resignation in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, after anti-government protests, which began on October 1, swept through the country against alleged government corruption and Iranian involvement in the country's affairs.
So now the Persians know how long it'll take.
In the statement, Abdul Mahdi said he would submit a resignation request to parliament "to consider its options, with the knowledge that those near and far are aware that I had already made this decision known."
Originally he was gonna resign by the end of the year, which would have given him time for his financial arrangements and to buy his plane ticket.
He called on Iraq's government to "act in the interests of Iraq; to preserve the blood of its people; and to avoid slipping into a cycle of violence, chaos and devastation."
Yesterday he sent General al-Shammary to "restore order" in the south. He did that by shooting everybody in sight. Shammary was recalled that very evening. Now AAM announces his resignation the very next day.
Abdul Mahdi said his resignation was in response to the Friday sermon of Iraq's top Shiite holy man, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who referenced the "failure of respective agencies to handle developments over the past two months."
"Ummm-allah-ballah-wallah! The PM's a bloody-handed crook! Inshallah! It is written! Salami, salami, baloney!"
Abdul Mahdi had initially agreed to resign on October 31 on the condition that a successor was agreed to replace him.
CNN reports. He agreed to resign on October 31st, target date the end of the year.

DAYS OF VIOLENCE
The news comes after the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf was attacked on Wednesday. Mahdi ordered an investigation on Thursday into the deaths of at least 31 people.
An indignant populace attacked it and burned it to the ground.
More than 1,000 people were maimed over three days of demonstrations across Iraq from November 26 to November 28, the country's Independent High Commission for Human Rights said Thursday.
Previously, one poor guy was shot in the head with a tear gas cannister.
In total, around 380 people have been killed and 17,745 injured in Iraq since the protests began, according to Ali al-Bayati, a member of the Independent High Commission for Human Rights of Iraq. Protesters have demanded the government step down and hold early elections under direct supervision of the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
, activists told CNN.
Something for Jimmy Carter to do once the swelling goes down in his brain...
Many Iraqis blame the current political parties in power for their economic hardship.
At least the Iranians can blame the Great Satan and our sanctions. All the Iraqis have is the rapacity of their politicians--the ones they elected.
Officials have imposed curfews, internet blackouts, and deployed lethal force in attempts to quash the protests. The government said it only shoots when attacked, but demonstrators have disputed that.
And posted videos to back them up.
Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 12:10:25 PM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [408 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  His resignation will become effective as soon as his replacement copters in from Tehran. Thanks boosh...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/29/2019 12:21 Comments || Top||


'Bloodbath': Dozens of protesters killed as army deploys south
[Aljazeera] Baghdad, Iraq - Iraqi security forces on Thursday shot dead at least 44 people in the country's south in one of the bloodiest days of violence since the anti-government protests erupted in early October.

At least 33 protesters were reported killed in Nasiriya city after security forces used live ammunition and tear gas canisters on crowds while another 11 people were killed in Shia holy city of Najaf, where an Iranian consulate was torched a day earlier by angry protesters.

Security sources told Al Jazeera at least 233 people were wounded in the crackdown on protests in Nasiriya.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/29/2019 02:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  I miss the days when we could just supply aid to whichever of Iraq and Iran was losing and watching ‘you and him’ fight.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/29/2019 10:07 Comments || Top||


Iraq’s Prime Minister fires new commander after 22 killed in crackdown
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi on Thursday sacked the military commander he had dispatched earlier in the day to "restore order" to a protest-hit southern city after a crackdown there killed 22 protesters.

Abdul Mahdi sent General Jamil Shummary to the city of Nasiriyah on Thursday morning. Following the deployment, the toll in a bloody crackdown on the city rose to 22 protesters dead and more than 180 maimed.

Iraqi television announced the premier had "withdrawn" Shummary from the post by the afternoon.

The violence erupted like lava from a volcano after the premier dispatched military commanders to "restore order" in the protest-hit south, hours after demonstrators torched Tehran’s consulate in the shrine city of Karbala.

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Baghdad near Hafiz Alqadhi square Security forces target the demonstrators with live bullets
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Najaf: Badr and Saraya Ashura deployed snipers in Sadrin Square during the last hour and killed about 16
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Reports the governor of Iraq’s Dhi Qar province has submitted his resignation
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  this province contains the remains of the Ziggurat of Ur
Posted by: lord garth || 11/29/2019 0:36 Comments || Top||


Najaf, militias fire live ammunition at the protesters
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Possibility that death toll could reach 70, in #Nasiriyah
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel demolishes homes of 4 suspected Palestinian attackers
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Israeli military says it has demolished the homes of four Paleostinians suspected of killing an Israeli soldier.

Israeli forces tore down the homes in the West Bank village of Beit Kahil, northwest of Hebron. Israel says the four are suspected of being involved in the fatal stabbing Cpl. Dvir Sorek in August.

Clashes erupted during Thursday’s demolition, with Paleostinian protesters hurling rocks and burning tires at Israeli troops.

Aref Asafrah, the father of one of the suspected killers, says he and his ten children are now homeless.

Israel says it carries out home demolitions as a deterrent against future Paleostinian attackers.

The new defense minister, Naftali Bennett, said Thursday that home demolitions prove "there is a price to terror, and Jewish blood is not spilled without cost."

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#1  Not suspected.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/29/2019 1:08 Comments || Top||

#2  With them inside it ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/29/2019 21:44 Comments || Top||


Gaza protests cancelled for third week
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Paleostinian protests along 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...
-Israel border have been cancelled for the third week, organizers said on Thursday, amid declining turnout and fears of a fresh conflict in the Gaza Strip.

A statement by the organizing committee said it had decided to postpone this Friday’s marches to "avoid giving an opportunity to the Zionist enemy (Israel)" and due to "the very dangerous security conditions" after a deadly flare-up in Gaza earlier this month.

It argued that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was looking for an opportunity to divert attention after being indicted on corruption charges and a new conflict with Gaza could help him do so.

The protests, which began in March 2018 and are backed by Gaza’s Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede,, initially attracted tens of thousands of people weekly, but numbers have declined dramatically.

The rallies were cancelled the two previous weeks after a flare-up between Israel and 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...
, a Hamas-allied holy warrior group in Gaza.

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Beaucoup Banks Torched in Iran
Not sure why banks are targeted - Gov't-owned?
[LegalInsurrection] Anti-regime protesters torched around 731 banks in nationwide unrest that began two weeks ago, Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei admitted.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/29/2019 09:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not sure why banks are targeted - Gov't-owned?

That's where the money isn't.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/29/2019 11:45 Comments || Top||

#2  It’s where the records of loan debts are recorded Also, possible proof of fraud by the bankers may have added to the wave of burned out empty vaults? Either way a lot of people have a motive to get clear of money troubles.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 11/29/2019 13:04 Comments || Top||

#3  We’ll know the mullahs are hurting when the Mercedes dealerships go up.
Posted by: Grunter || 11/29/2019 16:13 Comments || Top||


SANA reports Syrian Army shoot down Turkish drone in northern Syria south of Qamishli
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