[ToloNews] Head of Jawzjan Provincial Council said there is a need for large-scale military operations in the northern province.
At least 1,500 Taliban ...Arabic for students... fighters are fighting against the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in Jawzjan while two districts of the northern province are under the influence of the murderous Moslem group, a security bigshot said on Monday.
"The fighters are led by a designated deputy governor of the Taliban for Jawzjan, Mawlawi Sunatullah," the deputy head of security forces coordination center in the province, Mohammad Zahir.
Mr. Zahir said that Khumab and Qosh Tepa districts in Jawzjan are under the control of the Taliban.
Khumab district shares a border with Turkmenistan while Qosh Tepa is located in the neighboring of Faryab and Sar-e-Pul ...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone... provinces.
"There are 123 small and big groups of the Taliban in Jawzjan. Their number reaches to 1,500 people... They are busy in terrorist attacks," Mr. Zahir told a gathering in Jawzjan where security officials briefed the audience on their activities.
Head of Jawzjan Provincial Council, Babur Eshchi, said there is a need for more attention to Jawzjan’s security.
"Insecurity has increased in Jawzjan. We are working to put pressure on the government to launch clearance operation in the province," Mr. Eshchi said.
Jawzjan residents and activists who attended the gathering said there is a need for more attention to the security of the province.
Jawzjan is home province for First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum ...ethnic Uzbek warlord who distinguished himself fighting the Soviets and the Taliban. The story that he had a bad guy run over with a tank is an exaggeration. It was an armored personnel carrier... who visited the province on July 10 where he said the Taliban is using their full strength on the battlefields but the group will not win and that they will be suppressed by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.
Dostum visited three districts of Jawzjan, where he met with security forces on the frontlines and with the local residents.
Jawzjan and its neighboring province, Faryab, have witnessed heavy festivities between security forces and the Taliban in the past few months.
[ToloNews] Police said the earth-shattering kaboom happened in a market in the city 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... on Monday evening.
At least four non-combatants were killed and 25 more maimed as a result of an IED explosion in the western city of Herat on Monday evening, the provincial police said.
The IED was embedded to a cycle of violence and exploded in Haji Abbas vicinity in police district 12 (PD12) of the city.
"The corpse count may rise," said Farzad Frotan, acting head of the media department of Herat Police Headquarters.
Majority of the victims are local business owners, he said.
A buncha Talibs just being their usual vicious selves.
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs beheaded a disabled man in Sar-e-Pul ...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone... province of Afghanistan, it has been reported.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Talibs beheaded the disabled man in Sancharak district of Sar-e-Pul province.
Quoting the family members of the victim, the 209th Shaheen Corps further added that the Talibs initially rubbed out the disabled man and decapitated him afterwards.
The Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... group has not commented regarding the incident so far .
It is yet not clear why the Talibs brutally murdered the man.
Meanwhile, ...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had been cornered by the banditti... the district administrative chief of Sancharak Naqibullah Daqiq confirmed that the Talibs had kidnapped the victim two weeks ago.
Daqiq further added that the victim was a disabled farmer whose decapitated body was recovered two days ago.
The security situation in Faryab province has tanked during the recent years.
Talibs are active in some districts of Faryab and often conduct terrorist related activities.
Quaint local customs which, all kidding aside, isn't worth one picoliter of American blood to stop. Every dime being spent on "nation-building, promoting democracy, etc." should instead be spent on developing the tools to make containment and Prompt Global Strike a fact of life for all barbarians.
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They're merry and hairy and vicious,
Mohammedan, scary, malicious...
And though these wee scholars
May grant you three hollers,
To meet them is rarely auspicious.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained more than 20 Talibs during the operations in three provinces.
The informed military sources said Sunday that the Special Forces killed 6 Talibs during an operation in Nijrab district of Kapisa.
The sources further added that the Special Forces arrested a Taliban ...Arabic for students... fighter and destroyed 4 IEDs and an IED making cache during a raid in Tagab district of Kapisa.
Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 5 Talibs and detained 2 others during an operation in Zanakhan district of Ghazni. The Special Forces also destroyed a small weapons cache during the same raid.
Meanwhile, ...back at the mall, Clarissa suddenly spied Mr. Bartlett at the checkout counter. He was buying Grecian Formula!... the Special Forces killed 8 Talibs during an operation in Deh Rawud district of Uruzgan province.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan Air Force released a new video which shows an Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... destroying a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in south-eastern Ghazni province.
The Air Force carried out the airstrike in the vicinity of Khwaja Omari district of Ghazni province.
According to a statement released by the Afghan Air Force, the forces of Evil wnated to detonate the boom-mobile in a bid to shed the blood of innocent and defenseless people.
However, alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk... the Afghan Air Force spotted and destroyed the boom-mobile before the forces of Evil manage to detonate it in the designated pace.
[AnNahar] Tunisia's defense ministry said Monday it had prevented 53 Ivorian and Sudanese citizens from illegally entering the country, a move condemned by NGOs as a violation of rights.
On Sunday, two groups -- 33 Ivorians and 20 Sudanese -- arriving from Libya by land were arrested by military units in the southern border area of Medenine and sent back to Libyan territory, the defense ministry said.
The units asked the groups to enter via official border crossings, the ministry said in a statement.
But on a video shared on Sunday on social media, the apparent migrants colonists -- who include women and kiddies -- say that they have been abandoned in the desert by the Tunisian authorities without food or water.
"We don't know what to do... we need help," one of them said, describing his group as Ivorian.
AFP was not able to verify the video, which was reposted by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights.
In a joint statement, that NGO and other rights groups decried a "violation of migrants colonists' rights."
The statement said 36 -- rather than 33 -- Ivorians had been intercepted, including 11 women and three babies, who were "abandoned in a tough climate."
The NGOs requested on Sunday that the Tunisian authorities allow the "migrants colonists to enter urgently into Tunisian territory so that they can be taken care of by humanitarian organizations".
A July report by the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights said that the number of asylum-seekers arriving via land borders more than doubled in the first half of 2019.
A total of 1,008 people entered Tunisia illegally over six months, compared to 417 in the first half of 2018, it said.
Many were sub-Saharan Africans arriving through Libya.
"The aim of the majority of them is to leave (Tunisia) towards Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... by sea, while some have left Libya fleeing the security situation," the report said.
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[AlAhram] Egypt's Prosecutor-General Nabil Ahmed Sadek referred on Monday 11 defendants to an urgent trial in National Security Court on charges of espionage for the 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.... terrorist group.
The defendants, who include four Libyans, are accused of spying for the Islamic State group in Libya and plotting to commit terrorist attacks against Egyptian citizens in Libya.
The charges also include the kidnapping for ransom and torture of Egyptian citizens, human trafficking and providing the terrorist group with money and information.
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[Libya Observer] At least 40 people were killed and more than 60 others maimed in a dronezap carried by warlord Khalifa Haftar ...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all... ’s air force on Murzuk town, south Libya, on Sunday.
Media outlets loyal to Haftar claimed they had targeted "Chadian mercenaries", a label they use to describe Tabu tribe which is at odds with the warlord.
Local activists posted a video on social media showing bodies of the victims after the Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... The Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... -based Presidential Council has strongly condemned the airstrike and held Haftar’s militia groups responsible for the horrific crime.
In a statement, the Presidential Council demanded the UN mission in Libya to set up a probe into Haftar’s crimes in Murzuk.
The southern town of Murzuk has descended into tribal unrest after the invasion of warlord Khalifa Haftar’s gangs to southern Libya early this year before retreating to Tripoli leaving behind a security vacuum and tribal festivities between pro and anti-Haftar residents of the south.
[Libya Observer] The Counter-Terrorism Force confirmed in a statement Sunday the arrest of an ISIS member in his hideout in Swawa area of Sirte.
The force indicated in a statement that the arrest took place in cooperation with the Attorney-General Office as part of the security coordination with Sirte Protection Force, in conjunction with the repelling of Haftar's aggression on Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... Local and international bodies have warned in several statements that the aggression of Haftar on Tripoli will increase ISIS terrorists' activities in Libya and the region.
[Libya Observer] Mitiga International Airport said Sunday that a flight coming from Benghazi has luckily survived the grad rocket attacks which targeted the airport in conjunction with the landing of the plane.
The plane was carrying about 124 passengers, in addition to its crew, according to the Information Office of the airport, confirming that all passengers and crew are well.
The Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the air traffic at the airport following the incident, before resuming operations later.
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08/06/2019 00:00 ||
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[Libya Observer] The Interior Minister of the Interim Government of eastern Libya Ibrahim Bushanaf has accused "terrorist groups" and "sleeper cells" of kidnapping the member of the House of Representatives (HoR) Siham Sergiwa, adding that the case is still under investigation.
The Interior Minister said Sunday that one of Sergiwa's family member is responsible for her abduction as "he said she wasn't at home when the attack happened, thus hindering the work of the security apparatuses."
Sergiwa was kidnapped two weeks ago from her house after her husband and son were beaten and shot.
Sources from Benghazi confirmed that Awliaa al-Dam Brigade and Haftar-son-led Brigade 106 - both working under Haftar's command - were responsible for the crime, which was also confirmed by a CNN report.
According to observers. the aim of the statement of the Interior Minister is to cast away any accusations of the crime and throw them at "terrorist groups" before actually announcing that the HoR member was killed "by terrorists!"
Meanwhile, ...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's gun out of his hand...... the Head of the Quilliam Think tank Noman Benotman and former advisor to Haftar confirmed that Sergiwa was killed since day one of abduction.
[ARABNEWS] At least 20 people were killed and almost 50 injured when an explosives-filled car crashed into other vehicles in central Cairo.
The car was to be used in a "terrorist operation" and had been prepared by the Hasm
...Decisiveness or Determination, which along with Lewaa al-Thawra (The Revolution Brigade) are two of the fighting arms of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, established to fight back against the overthrow of President Morsi. They sprang into existence, fully formed, in 2016. It is hypothesized that Hasm is also connected to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Morabitoun organization, founded in Libya by discharged Egyptian army officer Hisham Ashmawi...
holy warrior group, an affiliate of the Moslem brotherhood, the interior ministry said Monday.
The explosion took place outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute after a car collided with three other vehicles as it drove against traffic on Cairo’s corniche.
Given that it’s Egypt, no doubt that in addition to driving very fast against traffic, it was a one way street and they had their lights off “to save the battery”.
The interior ministry said a technical inspection indicated "an amount of explosives was inside the car, which caused it to explode when it collided."
President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi described the blast as a "terrorist incident". In a social media post, he offered his condolences to the victims' families and the Egyptian people.
[ARABNEWS] The Royal Saudi Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Defense destroyed a number of 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... drones targeting civilian airports in the Kingdom, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.
Arab coalition spokesperson Col. Turki al-Maliki said the murderous Moslems had started carrying out simultaneous attacks as part of their terrorist tactics.
Similar tactics were used in Aden on Thursday, Aug. 1 when a military parade was assassination 11 people, with the assistance of a ISIS affiliate.
Al-Maliki said attacks which target civilians are a breach of international humanitarian law and are considered a war crime and he said the coalition would continue fighting the Houthis, which he said was legal under international law.
BREAKING: The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash says a report by The Times on Qatar's involvement in Al Rayan Bank, which provides services to Islamist-linked orgnizations, highlights Doha's links to extremism https://t.co/odH22FwC8Cpic.twitter.com/hipxf81jpv
Qatari owned British bank accused of backing extremists
Al-Rayan Bank, a British bank controlled by Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... , is providing financial services to numerous British organizations linked to bad boys, British daily The Times reported on Monday.
In a security clampdown, western banks froze and closed the accounts of al-Rayan bank clients.
A charity labeled a terrorist organization and banned in the US for supporting hardline hate preachers and a mosque whose trustee is a Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, leader, have accounts in the bank.
Sultan Choudhury, the chief executive of the bank until April, was also the director of the British affiliate of an international religious institute where some of the speakers and instructors advocated child marriage, female circumcision and death penalty for adultery and apostasy.
Choudhury held the position for seven years without compensation or pay.
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08/06/2019 00:00 ||
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[ALMASDARNEWS] The Indian government on Monday sent at least 8,000 additional paramilitary troops to Jammu and Kashmire after the president revoked a constitutional article granting a special status to the contested state, NDTV broadcaster reported, citing sources.
Additional troops are being carried by C-17 transport planes of the Indian Air Force to Srinagar, which is the largest city in the state, the NDTV broadcaster reported. The troops are set to ensure increased security and will add to the over 35,000 soldiers that were sent there over the last week.
Earlier in the day, Article 370 of the Indian constitution, which grants Jammu and Kashmire state a special status, was revoked by a presidential decree. The move envisages that Jammu and Kashmire will become two union territories with a legislative authority directly controlled by the federal government. The bill on removing the constitutional article has yet to be approved by the parliament.
On Saturday, Pakistain accused India of using cluster munitions to kill civilians along the Line of Control. According to Islamabad, at least two non-combatants were killed and 11 more seriously injured in the attack. The accusations were voiced one day after New Delhi announced it would be significantly boosting its forces in Jammu and Kashmire.
[DAWN] QUETTA: A local leader of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam ...the political wing of the Pak Taliban... -Fazl (JUI-F) and his son were bumped off on Saturday evening, police said. [BANG! BANG! BANGETTY BANG!]
"Aaaiiieee! I am undone!"
Maulana Abdul Hayee Jatoi, JUI-F emir of Dhahdar in Bolan district, and his 27-year-old son Abdul Hafeez Jatoi were passing through the Sariab Road area when gunnies on a cycle of violence opened fire on them. [BANG!]
"Take that, Maulana!"
"And your nasty offspring, too!"
Police and FC personnel rushed "Step on it, Mahmoud!"
to the scene of the crime along with rescue workers and took the bodies to Civil Hospital Quetta. Later, the bodies were handed over to heirs. "You come fer yer relatives?"
"I guess so. Ew! Nasty!"
Police said the cause of the attack was an old enmity. "I hates dat maulana! I hates ever' hair on his bushy hennaed beard!" Meanwhile, ...back at the shootout, Butch cautiously raised his hat over the edge of the horse trough on the end of a stick...... a man bumped off his uncle in the Barkhan area. "Har! [KERBANGO!] Take that, uncle!" The dear departed was identified as Ghulam Rasool. He's dead now.
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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi paramilitary forces announced on Monday the destruction of four hotbeds of the 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.... terrorist group during a military operation in Diyala province.
"Troops of the 4th and 24th brigades of the Popular Mobilization Forces, backed by Iraqi warplanes, destroyed four Islamic State hotbeds, containing clothes, foodstuffs and wireless devices as part of the third phase of the "Will of Victory" operation in al-Miqdadiyah district in Diyala," the Arabic-language Algahd Press website quoted the media center of the Popular Mobilization Forces as saying in a press statement.
"Six explosive charges were also dismantled during the military operation," the statement read.
The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS hard boyz especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the province’s north and areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.
[Rudaw] Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi armed forces launched a rare joint operation 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) Lions of Islam in Kolajo, Diyala province on Monday morning, just days after Lions of Islam killed four Kurdish security personnel in the disputed area.
"The objective behind this operation is to pursue ISIS Lions of Islam and troublemakers in this region," Brig. Gen. Kamal Mahmood, commander of the Peshmerga Infantry Force Brigade 5, told Rudaw on Monday.
Mahmood’s forces have been deployed by the Ministry of Peshmerga to reinforce troops already stationed on the Kifri front. They are joined by Brigade 131 of the Peshmerga 70 Unit, a force affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
"We will increase watch posts in Kolajo and we have brought in more reinforcements and will station them in newly established frontlines," Mahmood said.
Kolajo, a district of Kifri in Diyala province, is 188 kilometers southeast of Erbil between Kalar and Tuz Khurmatu. Sections of Diyala are disputed between both the Kurdistan Region and Iraqi federal government.
Monday’s operation comes just four days after ISIS Lions of Islam killed four members of the Kurdish security forces and maimed eight others in a late-night assault on a checkpoint in Kolajo.
The turban group grabbed credit on Sunday.
Although the two forces worked together in the battle to retake djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... from ISIS in 2016-17, joint Peshmerga-Iraqi armed forces operations have since become extremely rare, owing in part to the collapse of Erbil-Baghdad relations in October 2017.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, as Iraq’s commander-in-chief, is coordinated the Iraqi side of the operation.
Abdul-Mahdi arrived in Diyala early on Monday to supervise the third phase of "Will of Victory" ‐ a military campaign launched in July targeting ISIS sleeper cells, hideouts, and weapons caches across the country’s northwestern provinces and disputed territories.
"Day after day, activities by ISISLions of Islam are increasing and this is because of the massive void left between Peshmerga and the Iraqi forces," Jamal Iminiki, Peshmerga chief-of-staff, told Rudaw, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.
Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, spokesperson for the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, acknowledged ISIS has increased its activities in the disputed areas, but insisted the threat will be removed through coordination with the Peshmerga.
"We have controlled a 605 kilometer long border with Syria," he told Rudaw. "We carry out special operations into areas where ISIS Lions of Islam are hiding."
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Nineveh (IraqiNews) al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces (paramilitary forces) announced, on Monday, destroying 12 hideouts belonging to the 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.... group, south and west of djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... , within operation "Will of Victory".
The security forces said in a press statement, "Troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Nineveh managed to destroy5 hideouts belonging to the Islamic State in Badush Mountains, northeast of Mosul, while destroyed 7 others south of the city.
It is noteworthy that today, al-Hashd al-Shaabi and army forces launched the third phase of operation "Will of Victory", to search and secure areas located north of Jalula and Mukdadiyah in Diyala, in addition to areas south of Nineveh.
Last month, Joint Operations Command announced launching the second phase of operation "Will of Victory", yesterday, to boost stability in the areas north of Baghdad, in addition to the vicinity of the provinces of Diyala, Salahuddin and Anbar.
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi authorities announced on Monday that six members of the Islamic State militant group were killed Monday in an Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... in Nineveh province.
In a blurb carried by the privately-owned Alsumaria News TV channel, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that the air raid was launched based on intelligence information to eliminate IS remnants in Nineveh province.
No further details were given about the operation but security forces used to target Islamic State gatherings since the collapse of the terrorist group’s territorial influence in Iraq in November 2017.
[Rudaw] Protesters blocked the Mosul-Erbil road on Monday to oppose the removal of a Hashd al-Shaabi unit, in a sign of the difficulties Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi faces in reining in the militia.
Footage of pro-Hashd protesters clashing with security forces in Bazwaia in east Mosul has emerged on social media.
“The Iraqi Prime Minister issued an order that forces all Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitias to leave the Nineveh Plain and be stationed outside of it,” Sirwan Rozhbayani, deputy governor of Mosul province, told Rudaw English on Monday.
“The protesters are mainly Hashd al-Shaabi fighters themselves, and the aim of the protests is to show Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi that people in Mosul want Hashd to stay inside the city,” he added.
Though Baghdad has yet to publish a response to the protests, Nineveh governor Mansour Marid denounced the violent escalation of protests that led to the “cutting off of roads that connect provinces” in a Monday statement, urging protestors to adhere to the law.
In a similar vein, Nineveh Provincial Council member Aseel Shaheen Agha rejected the “rebellion against authority and law” in a statement on Monday.
Under pressure to curb the independence of Iran-affiliated groups after a spate of rocket attacks against US military and economic targets in Iraq, Abdul-Mahdi ordered the July 31 withdrawal of all informal Hashd al-Shaabi units from Mosul and the Nineveh Plain, as part of a package of reforms to integrate Hashd into Iraq’s defense apparatus.
However, Hashd commander and National Security Advisor Falih al-Fayadh requested an extension of two months to finalize the new structure, according to an official letter published a day before the deadline. Baghdad wants Hashd forces to withdraw from urban areas, and for federal police to take over responsibility for the area’s security.
Having failed to withdraw by July 31, a subsequent deadline for Hashd units to pull out from the Nineveh Plain was set for 8 a.m. local time on August 5.
Monday’s protests opposed the removal of Brigade 30, a Hashd unit primarily composed of ethnically Shabak residents of eastern Mosul, who are predominantly Shiite.
Qusai Abbas, a Shabak MP with links to Brigade 30, told Iraqi news outlet al-Ahad that protests had initially been peaceful before infiltrators joined the protests to attack the Army.
The brigade has caused particular controversy, with leader Waad Qado, also known as Abu Jaafar al-Shabaki, recently sanctioned by the US Treasury Department for alleged corruption and human rights abuses. Qado was accused of extracting money from the mixed Christian-Shabak town of Bartella on the Nineveh Plain “through extortion, illegal arrests and kidnappings”.
Formally incorporated into Iraq’s armed forces following a 2016 parliamentary bill, Hashd al-Shaabi is officially under the command of Abdul-Mahdi and Fayyadh. The almost entirely Shiite paramilitias were formed in 2014 following a fatwa (religious decree) by Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest Shiite religious authority in Iraq as the Islamic State group (ISIS) advanced on Baghdad.
Reacting to Monday's protest, Rihan Hana, a Christian MP in the Iraqi parliament, said that Brigade 30 needed to leave the Nineveh Plains and be replaced by the Iraqi Army.
“The implementation of law in Nineveh Plains is essential for peaceful co-existence,” she added.
Hashd units are currently participating in the third phase of operation “Will of Victory”, targeting active ISIS remnants and sleeper cells around Diyala. Brigade 30 claimed to have cleared six villages to the south of Mosul from ISIS presence on Monday.
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[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iraqi Armed Forces have begun the third phase of "Operation Will of Victory" (Arada al-Nasr), which targets the remaining 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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) sleeper cells in Iraq.
The Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations of Iraq, Special Forces Team, Abdel-Emir Rashid Yarallah, told the Sputnik News Agency in a statement on Monday that the Iraqi Armed Forces had begun the third phase of the operation, with the primary target being the Diyala countryside.
"Under the guidance of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and under the supervision of the Joint Operations Command, the third phase of the Will of Victory operation was launched at 6:00 A.M. this morning in Diyala," Yarallah stated.
He said the operation is specifically targeting the Islamic State sleeper cells in the northern part of Muqdadiyah District.
The operation is led by the Iraqi Army’s 5th Division and will include Hashd al-Sha’abi and the Diyala police forces.
[Rudaw] Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it seized an Iraqi vessel transporting smuggled fuel in the Persian Gulf as part of a continuing effort to combat organized fuel smuggling in the area, as the United States attempts to form a coalition to guard the highly strategic Strait of Hormuz oil transport route.
"On Wednesday evening, July 31 at 21:30, the patrol boats of the Second District Command of IRGC naval forces...seized a foreign ship carrying fuel," said Second Brigadier Ramezan Zirahi, the 2nd Naval District Commander in the Persian Gulf.
The vessel was later confirmed to be "an Iraqi ship," according to the Guard-affiliated IRNA news agency.
"The ship had received fuel from other ships and was in the process of transporting it to Arab countries in the Persian Gulf...the ship which contained 700,000 liters of fuel was stopped and its seven foreign crews were arrested."
Fuel smuggling often takes the form of a larger vessel hovering close to Iranian waters to collect fuel, usually oil, from several, smaller vessels. The statement did not give the nationality of the vessel crew detained in the operation.
The IRGC has divided its coastline in the Persian Gulf into five districts. The commanders of all five were placed on a US Treasury sanctions list in June following the downing of a US reconnaissance drone.
Tehran has been under intense economic pressure after the US government withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal in May 2018, re-imposing crippling sanctions on the country six months later.
US cancellation of oil waivers to eight main customers of Iranian oil in May have been particularly damaging. Rooters reported that Iranian oil exports have dropped from around 2.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in April 2018 to just 100,000 bpd in July of this year.
President Hassan Rouhani and other officials have conceded that US sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the Iranian economy, but maintain that Tehran will not budge under what it calls "economic terrorism."
Tensions between 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... and the US and its allies was worsened by the IRGC’s July 19 seizure of a British flagged vessel, in response to the early July seizure of an oil tanker carrying two million barrels of Iranian oil believed to have been bound for sanction- afflicted Syria by the British Royal Marines.
A New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... investigation revealed on Saturday that Iran is continuing to sell its oil in defiance of sanctions.
"The Times examined the movements of more than 70 Iranian tankers since May 2, when the American sanctions took full effect. Twelve of the tankers loaded oil after May 2 and delivered it to China or the Eastern Mediterranean, where the buyers may have included Syria or The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor... ," according to the investigation.
Seriously don't do this guarding shit!
Treat them like the assholes they are!
Get a older parked tanker (one of those always parked in Indonesian waters.) Fill some of the tanks with methane or propane and some sprayers and remote controls for sprayers, igniters and remote control of the the ship.
Put on new paint and a great big US flag.
Pilot it up the gulf near Iran's sea border.
When they swarm on it to capture it, let them get aboard. Remotely turn on the gas sprayers and make it a nice fuel air explosive and ignite it.
Rinse and repeat until they quit attacking US flagged ships.
Wow. I almost lost twenty pounds, too.
[ALMASDARNEWS] An Israeli reconnaissance aircraft almost entered Syrian airspace on Sunday, prompting a potential confrontation between the two forces, the Russian aviation website Avia.Pro reported.
"A few hours ago, an Israeli military reconnaissance aircraft was in the Golan Heights’ (the territory occupied by Israel) airspace, approaching the Syrian borders at a distance of 7 kilometers, making it an extremely fat target even for outdated Syrian systems air defense," the aviation website reported.
Flight route of the Israeli aircraft and its approach to the Syrian border, as shared by Avia.Pro.
"We can say with confidence that the pro-Syrian forces would not have left the Israeli reconnaissance aircraft a single chance if the latter had crossed the airspace boundary, which is only about 30 seconds of flight ," a military expert told Avia.Pro.
Israel often conducts close border flights in Leb and Syria; however, they rarely enter the latter without actually launching an attack against the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies.
Last week, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at a military outpost in the town of Tal Bariqa.
[ALMASDARNEWS] An important commander in the Hurras al-Deen group was recently assassinated at the town of Taftanaz in the Idlib countryside.
According to reports from opposition activists, the Hurras al-Deen official in the Hurras al-Deen group was assassinated on Sunday when his vehicle was targeted by an improvised bomb in Taftanaz.
The terrorist official was identified as Abu al-Walid al-Tunisi, a Tunisian national that has held several roles during the Syrian conflict.
No group has grabbed credit for the attack; however, opposition activists have accused the 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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) sleeper cells in Idlib for the liquidation.
ISIS sleeper cells have often carried out similar attacks in Idlib, which is why groups like Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... and the Free Syrian Army ... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund... (FSA) have conducted several raids of their suspected hideouts.
[ALMASDARNEWS] Army engineers working in and around the settlements of al-Jabeen and Tal Melh in Hama province, northwestern Syria have discovered a haul of heavy military equipment including a modified T-55 tank, a white jeep of the kind used by ISIS (ISIS)*during its campaigns across Syria and Iraq, and heavy weapons including recoilless rifles, mortar launchers, heavy machine guns and boxes of ammunition of various calibers, SANA has reported.
The find comes following operations in June to clear the remnants of terrorist militias hiding out in rural Hama, with the Syrian army reportedly deploying its elite Tiger Forces formation to the area to win back control of al-Jabeen, Tal Melh and other settlements.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force has launched a massive attack on northeastern Latakia after they alleged the Death Eaters fired several missiles towards the Hmeimim Airbase.
According to reports from the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force conducted several Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s over the jihadist-held towns of Kabani and Sirmaniyeh, along with a number of sites in the Jabal al-Akrad region.
Prior to these airstrikes, the Russian Ministry of Defense accused the jihadists of launching several missiles towards the Hmeimim Airbase, causing a number of explosions in the process.
Despite these claims, the Death Eaters have denied firing any missiles towards the Hmeimim Airbase.
Typically, the Death Eaters use attack drones to bomb the Hmeimim Airbase; however, very few details were released by the Russian Ministry of Defense regarding this attack.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has just launched a new attack over northern Syria, marking the first time since Thursday that they have bombed the bully boy-held areas.
According to a report from northwestern Hama, the Syrian Air Force bombed the bully boy-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
The report said the Syrian Air Force used both attack helicopters and their L-39 Albatross military aircraft to bomb the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... -held town in southern Idlib.
In addition to targeting southern Idlib, the Syrian Air Force has also struck the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The holy warrior forces in northwestern Syria have refused to withdraw from the 20-kilometer-deep demilitarized zone around the Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, and Idlib governorates.
As a result of this withdrawal, the hostilities along the demilitarized zone have once again restarted, with both sides trading attacks along the Idlib-Hama axis.
According to a most a recent report from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a barrage of artillery and missiles towards the holy warrior-held towns of Zakah, al-Latamnah, and Kafr Zita.
However, there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly... the hostilities have hardly dissipated since the conditional ceasefire was put in place last Thursday, as both sides traded artillery strikes in this same area.
The conditional ceasefire agreement was meant to end these hostilities and prevent the Syrian Army from pushing deeper into the holy warrior-held areas of northwestern Syria, but Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... ’s recent refusal to withdraw from the demilitarized zone has cancelled this deal.
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