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Iran protesters attack religious school in province near Tehran
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Afghanistan
Top Taliban leaders among 57 killed, wounded in Kunar operations
[KhaamaPress] At least 57 Talibs including some of their top leaders were killed or maimed during the ongoing operations in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the gunnies were killed or maimed during the ongoing operations in Asmar and Ghaziabad districts

A statement by Silab Corps said the sixth phase of Qahr Silab-2 operations kicked off on Friday night and are being conducted with the help of the artillery and close air support.

The statement further added that 51 Talibs including three of their key leaders were killed and at least six others sustained critical injuries.

According to Silab, the senior Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leaders killed during the operations have been identified as Sultan Mohammad the shadow district military chief of the group for Asmar, the group’s shadow district chief for Asmar Mawlavi Hazrat Ali, and the group’s shadow district chief for Ghaziabad Mawlavi Imran Ghazi.

A Dshk heavy machine gun, a 75mm rocket launcher, and some of the hideouts of the gunnies were also destroyed during the operations, the statement added.
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#1  "Who else wants to negotiate?"
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Al-Qaeda network member and his 4 comrades arrested in Jalalabad city
[KhaamaPress] A member of the Al Qaeda terrorist network and his four comrades were tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
during an operation in Jalalabad city, the quiet provincial capital 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.

According to a statement released by the provincial government media office, the Al Qaeda network member has been identified as Rahmatullah.

The statement further added that Rahmatullah and his four comrades were arrested from the vicinity of the first police district of the city.

The provincial government also added that the Al Qaeda network members were arrested by the Afghan intelligence operatives.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
regime in 2001 but the anti-government armed gunnies have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
the Afghan armed forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the murderous Moslem groups.
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Afghan forces arrest 4 female ISIS Khurasan members in Jawzjan province
[KhaamPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
four female members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISISK) in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The Security Director of Jawzjan Security Commandment Abdul Hafiz Khashi confirmed that four female ISIS Khurasan members have been arrested in Darzab district.

Khashi further added that the suspects were arrested from Darzab district as they were attempting to flee to Shebarghan city.

He also added that the women are originally hailing from Baghlan, Kunduz, and Samangan provinces of Afghanistan and are currently in the custody of the security forces.

According to Khashi, the detained women have confessed during the preliminary investigations that they were members of the ISIS Khurasan group.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including ISIS Khurasan loyalists have not commented in this regard so far.

This comes as nearly two hundred Lions of Islam of the terror group surrendered to the Afghan forces in Jawzjan province last week.
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Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Takhar clashes
[KhaamaPress] At least twenty one Talibs were killed or maimed during separate festivities with the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the latest festivities took place in the vicinity of Baharak district.

According to a statement released by Shaheen Corps, at least three Talibs were killed and at least five others sustained injuries during the festivities.

The statement further added that the festivities took place in Jat Gul Qeshlaq, Pika Tapa, and Pul Mohammad Alam areas of Baharak district.

In the meantime, 20th Pamir Division in a statement said at least six faceless myrmidons have been killed and seven others have sustained injuries during the operations and Arclight airstrike in Khwajah Ghar district.

No further details were given regarding the casualties of the National Defense and Security Forces during the festivities.

Takhar has been among the relatively calm provinces in northeastern parts of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
regime.

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
the security situation of the province has tanked during the recent years amid ongoing efforts by the anti-government armed faceless myrmidons to expand their activities in northern and northeastern parts of the country.
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Gardez City mosque attack: deaths increase to 34, Talibs say wudn't them
More on this attack on a Shiite mosque from yesterday.
Death toll rises to 34 in Gardez city mosque bombing

[KhaamaPress] The death toll as a result of a coordinated suicide attack on a mosque in Gardez city has reached to at least 34 people, the local security officials said Saturday.

A spokesman for the provincial security commandment of Paktia Sardar Wali Tabasum confirmed the death toll and said a number of children are also among those killed or wounded.

Tabasum further added that the attack has left at least 76 people wounded including a number of children.

The provincial government had earlier said the death toll as a result of a coordinated suicide attack by the Burqa-clad suicide bombers has reached to at least 29 people.

According to statement released by the provincial government's media office, at least 81 people also sustained injuries in the attack.

The statement further added that the attack was carried out on Khwaja Hasan located in the 2nd police district of the city.

Two suicide bombers who had disguised themselves in Burqas carried out the attack by initially shooting the security guards of the mosque dead, the provincial government said, adding that they detonated their explosives after intruding into the mosque compound.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack so far.

Taliban rejects involvement as Gardez mosque bombing attracts widespread condemnation

[KhaamaPress] The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan rejected involvement in the deadly attack on a mosque in Gardez city, the provincial capital of Paktia province, as the raid has attracted widespread condemnation.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement claimed the fighters of the group have no role in the attack on a mosque in Gardez city.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani has strongly condemned the attack on a mosque in Gardez city, calling it a criminal act which is against the principles of Islam.

He said the attack on civilians and mosque once again proved the filthy nature of the terrorist groups.

"This attack targeting civilians has no possible justification," said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA. "Those who are responsible for enabling this attack must be brought to justice and held to account."

"These brutal and senseless attacks against people at prayer are atrocities," said Yamamoto. "Such attacks directed against congregations and places of worship are serious violations of international law that may amount to war crimes."

The Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission Gen. John Nicholson said "The entire Resolute Support Mission offers our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those martyred adn wounded today during the horrific attack at the Sahib-ul-Zaman Mosque in Gardez city."

He said "The enemies of Afghanistan who martyr innocent Muslims in prayer can only be described as evil. We will continue to pursue these terrorists and destroy them."

The provincial government officials say at least 29 people have been killed and 81 others have sustained injuries but the a security source says at least 34 people have died and 94 others have sustained injuries in the attack.
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Afghan forces, Taliban suffer casualties in Uruzgan clashes
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces and Talibs suffered casualties during the festivities in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, the local security officials said Saturday.

Provincial police chief Mohammad Maruf Ahmadzai said a large number of Talibs launched a coordinated attack on security posts in Chinarto district late on Friday night.

He said the attack sparked heavy festivities and as a result at least eleven Talibs were killed.

Ahmadzai further added that three Afghan soldiers also bit the dust during the festivities and at least four others sustained injuries.

According to Ahmadzai, the majority of the Talibs were killed after coming under Arclight airstrikes which were called in amid heavy festivities.

The police chief of Uruzgan also added that the foreign forces based in Afghanistan provided close air support to the Afghan forces during the festivities.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed forces of Evil are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.
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Africa Horn
Militant Groups Look to Exploit Somaliland-Puntland Tensions
[All Africa] As fighting and fiery
...a single two-syllable word carrying connotations of both incoherence and viciousness. A fiery delivery implies an audience of rubes and yokels, preferably forming up into a mob...
rhetoric increase between the Somali region of Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
and the self-declared independent state of Somaliland, some analysts fear that Islamist bad boy groups may try to exploit any instability to plant deeper roots in the area.

"Our concern is that were there to be a direct conflict between Somaliland and Puntland, the security forces will be preoccupied with that, and would not be in a position to contain al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
or the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
," says E.J. Hogendoorn, deputy director of the Africa Program at the International Crisis Group.

"Obviously, this will give them the chance to expand their reach," he told VOA.

Sool and Sanaag
Somaliland and Puntland have had a long-running dispute over the provinces of Sool and Sanaag, which run from the Gulf of Aden all the way to the eastern borders of Æthiopia.

Violence erupted again this January when Somaliland troops attacked and captured the town of Tukaraq, which headquartered a customs station for Puntland.

The Somaliland attack on Tukaraq was carried out while President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia was visiting Puntland, in what the ICG described as a "warning from Somaliland to the Somali government against getting involved in the contested areas."

Ali Ibrahim, a development expert working with an International NGO in Somalia, said it is hard to determine the strength of the sides in the disputed region.

"Both sides claim they are stronger, well-armed, and have the necessary skills to defend their ’land’," Ibrahim said.

Shabaab, IS have toeholds
Although Puntland and Somaliland have enjoyed relative peace and security compared to the rest of Somalia, there are pockets where al-Shabaab and the IS faction are present and continue to threaten and attack security forces, mostly in Puntland.

On July 20, al-Shabaab seized the small town of Af Urur, 95 kilometers south of the coastal city of Bosaso, in Puntland. The town has been a scene of previous heavy fighting between the terror group and Puntland security forces, including the attack of June 10, 2017, described as the deadliest on security forces since Puntland’s founding in 1998.

"There’s a mountain range that kind of basically spans this region, called the Galgala Mountains, in which there’s been an al-Shabaab faction for quite some time," said the ICG's Hogendoorn. "As far as we know, they do operate within this region. And, depending on whether you consider it to be Somaliland or Puntland areas, this is an issue."

The Islamic State in Somalia, which broke away from al-Shabaab, is reported to have presence along the coastal region of Puntland.

"ISIS in Somalia doesn't control any territory, but maintains influence and a very small presence in northern Puntland," said U.S. Air Force Major Karl Wiest, front man of U.S. Africa Command.

In May of this year, IS fighters attacked a Puntland army base near the town of Qandala on the Gulf of Aden. They had taken over Qandala twice in 2016 and 2017 before been driven out by Puntland forces.

"These groups [al-Shabaab and Islamic State] are a threat to peace and stability of Somaliland and Puntland," said Ibrahim.

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Somalia: Tension Brews As Ethiopian Troops and Tanks Roll Into Jigjiga Town
[All Africa] A tension has been brewing in Jigjiga, the administrative capital of the Somali regional state in Æthiopia after the Federal military took over the control of the town on Saturday.

After a brief clash with Liyu police forces, the Æthiopian Federal troops backed by tanks rolled into the key town and seized main streets, key buildings and parliament house.

Forces loyal to Somali regional State have reportedly confronted the military soldiers leading brief gunfire between the sides.

The military seized the installations including the headquarters of state-owned media, the parliament and the presidential palace of the state.

Unconfirmed reports say widespread looting erupted in the capital. The whereabouts of the regional president Abdi Mohamud Omar is yet unknown.

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Britain
Teen becomes youngest woman jailed in UK for terrorism
[DAWN] A London teenager was jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
for life on Friday for plotting a terror attack, becoming the youngest woman to be sentenced for terrorism offences in Britannia.

Safaa Boular,
...the precocious little hate machine who at sixteen contacted an ISIS fighter twice her age for marriage in matching jacket wallah outfits, only to turn her attention to domestic projects with Mums and Sissy when the border police sent her home. She was not named in the original report of the arrests because she was already defending herself in another case...
18, who together with her mother and elder sister formed the country’s first all-female cell linked to the bully boy Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, will spend a minimum of 13 years in prison.

She had planned violent attacks in the British capital, using coded language themed around a tea party, after UK authorities stopped her travelling to Syria to marry an IS fighter she had met online.

"However much she may have been influenced and drawn into her extremism, it appeared she knew what she was doing and acted with open eyes," said judge Mark Dennis in sentencing her at London’s Old Bailey.

"Her views were deeply entrenched," he added, rejecting claims she had renounced extremism.

In June sibling Rizlaine Boular, 22, was also jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
for life, with a minimum term of 16 years, while their Morocco-born mother Mina Dich was handed a minimum sentence of six years and nine months for aiding the plots.
This article starring:
Safaa Boular
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The Grand Turk
Erdogan says roadmap in Syria's Manbij won't be impacted by U.S. tension
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that he expected a joint roadmap with the United States regarding the northern Syrian city of Manbij not to be impacted by tensions bewteen the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
allies.

Erodgan's comments, in a speech in Ankara, came two days after Washington imposed sanctions on two Ottoman Turkish ministers over the trial of a U.S. pastor accused of backing terrorism. Turkey has said the sanctions were unacceptable.
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India-Pakistan
Five Kashmiri youth killed in India-held Kashmir
[DAWN] In their latest act of state terrorism
... any action taken by a non-Moslem state that constrains the violent impulses of Moslems or their allies ...
, Indian troops today martyred five Kashmiri youth in Shopian, India-held Kashmire.

According to Kashmire media service, the troops killed the youth during a violent cordon-and-search operation in Kilora area of the district. The operation continued till reports last came in.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had escaped from his bonds and overwhelmed his guard using the bludgeon the faithful Filomena had smuggled to him in the loaf of bread...
forceful anti-India demonstrations erupted in the area. Indian troops and police used brute force to disperse the protesters, triggering festivities.

At least twenty protesters sustained injuries in the actions of the forces personnel.

District Hospital sources told media that 20 injured civilians were brought to their facility for treatment. They said that five injured were referred to a hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment.

They further said that one of the injured had a bullet wound on his shoulder, while four others were hit by pellets.

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Iraq
Policeman killed, two others injured in bomb blast, west of Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A policeman was killed, while two others were maimed in a kaboom, from the remnants of war against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
, west of Anbar, a security source from the province said on Saturday.

"A bomb, from the remnants of war against Islamic State, went off as a security forces were in an operation, near the train station in Qaim town, which left a conscript killed and two others seriously injured," the source told Almaalomah website.

Security troops, according to the source, "blocked all roads leading to the blast scene fearing other blasts."

"Many regions in the desert of Qaim still endanger military units due to presence of war remnants," the source added.
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Mosul clearance continues: 8 bodies found, 7 turbans tied up, 2 innocents freed

Bodies of eight civilians, including three children, recovered from Mosul rubble

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi authorities announced on Saturday that eight bodies of civilians have been recovered from the rubble in Mosul city.

Speaking to BasNews on Saturday, Cap. Hussein Ali said that civil defense forces managed to recover bodies of eight civilians, including three children, in al-Khanotiya area in Mosul's western side.

The bodies "were sent to the forensic medicine department in order to be delivered to their relatives," he added.

Iraq arrests 5 fighters in Mosul for joining Islamic State group

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Five Islamic State militants were arrested Saturday in Hawy al-Kanisah area in Mosul's western side, Iraqi authorities announced.

"The five admitted belonging to the terrorist Islamic State group and carrying out several criminal and terrorist acts against civilians in Mosul," Alghad Press quoted Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, the interior ministry's spokesman, as saying in a statement.

"They are originally coming from Qabr al-Abd village, Hammam al-Alil region, but they changed their residence to hide from the police," the spokesman added.

Earlier in the day, the Iraqi Security Media Center announced the capture of two IS militants in Mosul's eastern side.

Two people freed from Islamic State captivity in Mosul city

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi authorities announced on Saturday the release of two kidnapped people from Islamic State captivity in southwestern Mosul.

"The 44th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) managed to free two people after having been kidnapped by Islamic State in Al-Hadar district in southwestern Mosul," Almaalomah website quoted a security source as saying.

The source pointed out that the release of the abductees "came after carrying out a security operation based on accurate intelligence reports."

During their seizure of the city of Mosul in 2014, Islamic State militants declared a self-styled "caliphate" from there and started to kidnap locals and ask their relatives to pay a ransom in order to release them.
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Civilian killed, three others wounded in two bomb blasts, northeast of Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Four people were killed and injured in two kabooms, northeast of Baquba in Diyala, a security source said on Saturday.

In remarks to Baghdad Today website, the source said, "a civilian was killed, while two others were maimed as a bomb, placed on an agricultural road, near Zaghneya region, northeast of Baquba, went off."

Moreover, "a farmer was maimed as a bomb went kaboom! in Zahra village, near al-Abbara town, northeast of Baquba."
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Three Iraqi policemen killed in bomb blast in Tikrit
Tikrit (IraqiNews.com) Three Iraqi Federal Police members were killed on Saturday when an bomb destroyed their patrol in Salahuddin province.

Hamed al-Obaidi, a captain at the provincial police, was quoted by Ottoman Turkish Anadolu Agency saying in press statements that the trio was on a mission combing desert areas for remnant Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
cells.
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Two civilians injured in bomb explosion, north of Baghdad: Source
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians were maimed in a kaboom, north of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday.

"A bomb, placed in al-Taji district, went off, today, leaving two civilians maimed," the source told Almaalomah website.

Security troops, according to the source, "cordoned off the blast scene, while the maimed were transferred to hospital for treatment."
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Three security personnel killed in bomb blast in Salahuddin: Source
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Three security personnel of the pr-government paramilitary troops were killed in a bomb blast in Salahuddin province, a security source said on Friday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, "three personnel of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) were killed as a bomb went off in Tikrit, near al-Therthar lake in Salahuddin."
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza incendiary balloons spark 10 fires in southern Israel Saturday
[IsraelTimes] IDF strikes 2 separate groups of Paleostinians launching flaming devices over the border amid reported uptick in arson attacks

Over forty fires broke out in southern Israel over the weekend sparked by incendiary balloons launched over the border from the Gazoo Strip, according to reports in the Hebrew-language media.

On Saturday, firefighters battled 10 fires in the areas adjacent to the Gazoo Strip, and over 30 fires the day before, public broadcaster Kan reported. The broadcaster said it was the highest number of arson attacks since Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, declared an unofficial ceasefire with Israel last month.

In response to the continued launching of incendiary balloons from Gazoo, the IDF on Saturday said it struck two separate cells of Paleostinians flying the devices over the border.
Another Times of Israel article adds:
The Hamas-run health ministry in the Gaza Strip said earlier Saturday that a 15-year-old Palestinian died of his wounds hours after being shot in the stomach by Israeli soldiers during clashes at the border on Friday.

Several Palestinians hadbreached the border fence during the large protests.
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Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist ship
[Ynet] IDF intercepts a second Gazoo-bound activist boat, which is part of the 'Freedom Flotilla,' in less than a week; Swedish-flagged ship with 12 activists on board was taken to the Port of Ashdod and the those on board had been taken in for 'further inquiry'; Last Sunday, the Israeli navy intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat that was part of the flotilla.

The Israeli navy intercepted a Swedish-flagged activist boat bent on breaching its more than decade-long blockade of Gazoo, the second in less than a week, the military said on Saturday.

"The ship was monitored and was intercepted in accordance with international law," the army said in a statement, before the vessel, named Freedom for Gazoo and carrying 12 people, was taken to the Port of Ashdod.

"The (military) clarified to the ship's passengers that they are violating the legal naval blockade and that any humanitarian merchandise can be transferred to Gazoo through the Port of Ashdod," the statement said.

The people on board were taken for "further inquiry".

Freedom was the second boat of the "Freedom Flotilla" to be intercepted en route to "break the blockade" on Gazoo, organisers said.

The boat was carrying medical equipment.

Four boats left from Scandinavia in mid-May and stopped in some 28 ports along the way, with two remaining behind after a recent stop in the Italian port of Palermo.

Last Sunday, the Israeli navy intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat that was part of the flotilla.
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#1  Confiscate and sink their boats. Build a reef
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian scientist involved in Iranian missile program assassinated
[Ynet] Dr. Aziz Asbar, head of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center in Masyaf, killed in car bomb with his driver, just minutes after leaving his home; he was involved in Syria's chemical weapons development as well as in the Iranian Fateh missiles program and was considered close to Assad.
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#1  Mossad: "Maybe his driver was a Jacket Wallah?"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/05/2018 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  A former explosives expert who’d moved to pesticides told this reporter, “Play with those things for long, and it’ll absorb through the skin. Then one day you light a cigarette, and KABOOM! It’s not always a red wire/green wire problem, donchaknow.”

/someone might have said it
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/05/2018 10:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Paging Dr. Bull to the white courtesy phone...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/05/2018 14:29 Comments || Top||

#4  ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/05/2018 17:09 Comments || Top||


Syrian army thwarts terrorist attack north of Hama Province
Hama (Syria News) Syrian army troops managed, on Saturday, to foil a terrorist attack on al-Zilaqiat area, in the northern countryside of Hama Province.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that terrorist groups belong to al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front and its allied militias attacked the area of al-Zilaqiat, in the northern countryside of Hama Province.

The army troops engaged with the terrorist holy warriors and managed to thwart the attack, killing and wounding large number of casualties, SANA added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Iran protesters attack religious school in province near Tehran
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iran protesters have attacked a religious school in Karaj province near Tehran, the conservative Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

"At 9 pm (1530 GMT on Friday) they attacked the school and tried to break the doors down and burn things," Fars quoted the head of the school in the town of Ishtehad, Hojatoleslam Hindiani, as saying.

It gave only his holy manal rank -- Hojatoleslam -- not his given name.

"They were about 500 people and they chanted against the system but they were dispersed by the riot police and some have been jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
," Hindiani said.

Iranian authorities have barely mentioned days of protests in the cities of Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad and Tehran, driven by concerns over the economy as well as wider anger at the political system.

During past unrest, conservative outlets have focused on attacks against sensitive symbols such as religious buildings as a way of tarnishing the protests.

Videos on social media in recent days have shown people chanting "Death to the dictator."

Describing the attack on Friday evening, Hindiani said: "These people came with rocks and broke the sign and all the windows of the prayer house and they were chanting against the system."

Foreign media are barred from observing or filming "unauthorized" protests.

The videos on social media suggest protests in recent days are far from the scale of the unrest seen in December and January, when at least 25 people were killed in demonstrations that spread to dozens of towns and cities.

The Iranian rial has dropped to a record low amid growing concerns about renewed American sanctions, due to kick in on Monday.

Posted by: Fred || 08/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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