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Islamic State claims suicide bomb attack on separatist fighters in Yemen's Aden
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Happy Labor Day Weekend Everybody.

Posted by: 3dc || 08/31/2019 01:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There are two kinds of people: Those who put their golf clubs away and stop grilling after Labor Day and all the rest of us...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2019 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect that guy could fuck up a comment about Jesus, Santa Clause, eternal life, a cure for cancer, good BBQ or cute baby animals.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm in Colorado. We still BBQ during blizzards.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/31/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#4  I was looking forward to trying to start charcoal in a cat 4. Still might happen...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Just need a shitload of lighter fluid, Murcek!

Posted by: DarthVader || 08/31/2019 13:50 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Enough fentanyl to kill 14 million people is seized in Virginia, 35 arrested
[MAIL] Authorities arrested 35 people in a massive three-state investigation that recovered a cache of weapons and illegal drugs, including enough of the deadly opioid fentanyl to kill 14 million people.

Investigators who assisted in 'Operation Cookout,' said they made the arrests Thursday and were still searching for four suspects.

The operation seized 24 firearms, 66 pounds each of fentanyl and heroin, 11 pounds of cocaine, and more than $700,000 in cash during the three-day 'takedown,' according to a statement released by federal authorities.
Group foto at link.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2019 02:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  66 pounds -> Enough to kill 14 million people

51,517 pounds seized by Mexico -> Enough to kill 11 billion people.

The Chinese are determined to kill as many Americans as possible and our elites are determined to help them.
Posted by: Jereque Lumumba7265 || 08/31/2019 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Good. Now, send some of it to Texas. It should help them in making up their minds about the executions.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/31/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Group foto at link.

Diversity is our strength

(do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/31/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#4  The way to handle this is to declare the cartels terrorists and to start using drones to wipe them out on either side of the border. This will not happen because our politicians are almost as crooked as the rest of the worlds.
Posted by: winetart00214 || 08/31/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#5  About those bombastic numbers. I know we have too many opioid deaths, but if these calculations were anywhere near correct you'd think someone would've have noticed the millions and billions of bodies piling up by now.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/31/2019 16:37 Comments || Top||

#6  ...like the calcs that say 'X' takes years off our lives. Usually adding up that we were dead before we were born. Which is true in the case where X = Planned Parenthood.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/31/2019 20:45 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
US Soldier Killed In Combat Operations In Afghanistan
[ToloNews] A US service member was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan on August 29, NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
's Resolute Support mission said in a statement on Friday.

In accordance with US Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete.

The death brings to at least 15 the number of members of the US military to be killed in the incidents in Afghanistan so far this year.

NATO did not immediately provide any additional information.

On August 21, two US Army commandos were killed in action in Afghanistan.

The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan as part of NATO's Resolute Support mission who are training, advising and assisting their Afghan allies.

This comes as the US President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
said Thursday that the United States will keep a permanent presence in Afghanistan, with 8,600 troops initially, even after a deal is reached with the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 01:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under:


Special Forces kill, detain more than 40 Taliban militants in Kabul and other provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained more than 40 Talibs during the operations in Kabul and other provinces of Afghanistan.

The military sources said Friday that the Afghan Special Forces detained a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
krazed killer during an operation in Musahi district of Kabul.

The sources further added that the Special Forces killed 7 Talibs and destroyed a large cache of weapons during a similar raid in Giro district of Ghazni.

Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 2 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons during a separate raid in Gelan district of Ghazni.

The Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during an operation in Mizan district of Zabul province.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella went down under the weight of the custard...
the Special Forces killed 21 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons and drugs during an operation in Tarinkot district of Uruzgan.

The military sources also added that the Special Forces killed 10 Talibs during an operation in Chahar Bolak district of Balkh province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Six People Released From Taliban Prison In Ghazni
[ToloNews] At least six civilians were released from a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
prison in a special operation by the Afghan National Army in the central province of Ghazni.

The operation was conducted in Giro district, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The statement said that a Taliban fighter was arrested and a weapons cache belonged to the group was destroyed during the operation.
Khaama Press adds:
The Special Operations Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces conducted the raid in Geru district on Thursday night.

Furthermore, the Special Operations Corps said a student, an intelligence operative, a policeman and three civilians were among those rescued.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Operations Underway To Boost Ghor Security Ahead Of Elections
[ToloNews] Ghor police chief said the operations will continue until all security threats are removed in the province.

Local officials in Ghor said military operations are underway in the province over the last month to clear some areas of Lions of Islam and boost security as the presidential election is getting closer.

Ghor governor Ghulam Nasir Khaze said the public uprising forces have also joined the operations.

He said that dozens of Lions of Islam have been killed in the operations.

"We have had good achievements in the operations. Over 90 Lions of Islam were killed in the operations," the governor said.

Public uprising forces said the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attacked western parts of Feroz Koh, the center of Ghor, two months ago and that they are trying to push them back with the help of Afghan Defense and Security Forces.

"We will continue our operations. We will defend our country," said Yasin, member of public uprising forces.

"We call on the government to help security forces in their operations," said Karim, member of public uprising forces in Ghor.

The operations are underway in four areas including Jam, Maidanak, Bara Khana and Baidan areas along 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...
-Ghor highway, Ghor Police Chief Mohammad Amin Ahmadzai said.

"We have launched ground and air operations in the western parts of Feroz Koh [city] in which the Lions of Islam have suffered heavy losses," he said.

Security officials said the operations will continue until all security threats are removed in the western province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban’s Ezatullah Sabawoon likely killed in Balkh province
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted air and ground operations in northern Balkh province which killed or maimed at least 18 Talibs.

The 209th Shaheen Corp said in a statement that the security forces conducted the operations against Ezaullah Sabawoon, Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
’s shadow district chief for Chahar Bolak district of Balkh.

The statement further added that the security forces killed at least 10 Talibs during the operations and maimed 8 others.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces have likely killed Ezatullah Sabawoon during the operations.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kabul: jacket wallah kabooms 4, very bad guy somehow dies in custody


Suicide blast wounds 4 civilians including women in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] The security officials confirm an explosion has taken place in Taimani area of Kabul city.

According to reports, the explosion has taken place in the vicinity of the 2nd street of Taimani.

Eyewitnesses say it was likely a suicide attack.

Meanwhile, an official in the Ministry of Interior confirmed that a suicide blast in 2nd street of Taimani has wounded 4 civilians, including 3 women.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

Pahlawan Jamshid, one of Kabul’s most notorious criminals dies of wounds after being arrested

[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that Pahlawan Jamshid,
...a respectable two-namer, though not as refined as if he had three...
one of Kabul’s most notorious criminals had died after being arrested in wounded condition.
“It’s very mysterious! What say you, Dr. Quincy?”
“He is definitely dead, Sergeant Rafiqullah. And he seems to have lost a few key bits along the way. Pile him up with the others — it’s going to be a busy night.”
Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the police forces arrested Pahlawan Jamshid during an operation in Kabul city earlier today.
What — during daylight?? These Afghan police have absolutely no sense of proper procedure. Send them to train with Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion!
Rahimi further added that the police forces arrested Pahlawan Jamshid after he sustained injuries in an infighting among the gang members.
Can’t have been much of a gangster if he can’t freeze his henchmen with a single evil glare...
Furthermore, Rahimi said the infighting among the gang members of Pahlawan Jashid took place this afternoon in the first district of Kabul city.
Good lord. Do not these people understand that all evildoing must be done at zero dark thirty?
He also added that Jamshid had earlier committed major crimes including murders, banditary and robbery.
Ah well, at least he is wanted for crimes on twelve planets.
However, Rahimi said Pahlawan Jamshid succumbed to his injuries after the police arrested him in wounded condition and shifted him to hospital.
...one hopes his mother loved him enough to mourn his death. Clearly no one else did.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [401 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Funny. Pahlawan means 'strongman', sometimes used to describe wrestlers or bouncers.

Strongman Jamshid.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/31/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#2  The great mystery of countries where Islam took hold is what the hell were they believing in before, if anything. I mean what kind kind of life path is blowing yourself up in public and taking innocent people with you?
Posted by: jpal || 08/31/2019 16:07 Comments || Top||

#3  It's a paleostinian invention I believe, the suicide bomber. While the original madness of islam declared suicide a sin, later mullahs added to the dogma their own interpretations as per convenience.

I think it was the paleostinian Abdullah Yusuf Azzam who first began to ideate on explosive martyrdom as a justified tactic for the dawah (religious war). He used some long dead saudi arabian asshole's religious writings from the 17th century to forward this doctrine. As it happened, Ossama was a fan of Azzam's and included many of his teachings in the training of his acolytes.

But the most widely read asshole among jihadi ideologues is Taqi al-din Ahmad Ibn Taymiya (1263-1328), a Turkish asshole. He used to issue fatwas to Turkmeins and erstwhile chechens to battle Mongols, and commanded them to martyrdom, taking as many Mongols as they could. Some men obviously high on hash used to run burning, into camps setting supplies and stuff on fire until they were killed. Ossama, Zawahiri and others all cited him when exhorting their followers to undertake suicide missions. I'm sure that did not suffice and yuge quantities of hash or cocaine were involved.

Finally, Hamas released their charterin the late 80s, declaring it a great islamic privilege to be a suicide bomber, and turned out the first bomb-vests. Only the israelis know what havoc they caused after that, until security agencies got a handle on barely the tactics involved.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/31/2019 16:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Explosive martyrdom may be a Palestinian invention but it sure as hell caught on in the rest of the Islamic world. I include flying passenger planes into building in the same category.
Posted by: jpal || 08/31/2019 19:40 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Islamic State claims suicide bomb attack on separatist fighters in Yemen's Aden
[AlAham] 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....
grabbed credit for a suicide kaboom in the Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i port of Aden that killed six southern separatist fighters on Friday, the Death Eater group’s Amaq news agency said.

The attack was carried out by a Death Eater on a cycle of violence and targeted a patrol from the Security Belt group, part of a separatist front fighting Yemeni government forces for control of the major port city.

Aden has been the scene of a surge of fighting that has complicated efforts to end Yemen’s complex war.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 07:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Caribbean-Latin America
Los Zetas Cartel Attacks Mexican Army Fort near Texas Border (mucho graphico)
[Breitbart] The ongoing violence between cartel fighters and Mexican authorities in Nuevo Laredo led to 12 gunmen dying within a 24-hour span this week.

The most recent battle took place in Nuevo Laredo Wednesday morning when a group from the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas attacked a Mexican Army fort, leading to a shootout that killed five gunmen.

The CDN men were all wearing military-style uniforms and carried high-powered weapons. They were part of the organization’s "Tropa Del Diablo or Devil’s Troops," tasked with keeping rival cartels at bay and clashing with authorities.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2019 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [410 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Looks like those fellas never made it to the fight.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2019 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  WTF you don't attack a mexican army fort !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/31/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#3  what's spanish for "dumbass"?
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/31/2019 7:57 Comments || Top||

#4  tasked with keeping rival cartels at bay and clashing with authorities. How about just clashing with rival cartels? That sounds more appropriate to me.
Posted by: chris || 08/31/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Looks like they got lit up as they were approaching. The last guy sitting up, casually holding his rifle with his head gone. He died before he knew what happened.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/31/2019 10:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe those brave Murciélago boys finally infiltrated the top rungs and are sending 'em all out to die, squad by squad.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/31/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Clothes make the man, but strategy wins the battle.
Can't expect dressing like soldiers will last long.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/31/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||


Europe
Mass Arrivals of Migrants into Spain's Ceuta, Greek Lesbos Island
[AnNahar] More than 150 migrants colonists forced their way into Spain's overseas territory of Ceuta on Friday, hours after 540 people alighted in Greece as pressure on southern Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an states continues despite an overall drop in arrivals.

The mass arrivals come after several charity ships that rescued migrants colonists off the coast of Libya were denied access to Italian ports by outgoing hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 08:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Colonists unwanted: Italy blocks rescue ship, Greeks arrest 141 squatters


Italy refused migrant rescue ship Tuesday

[AlAhram] Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday refused to allow a ship carrying dozens of migrants to enter Italian waters, the latest in a string of standoffs over migrant rescues.

The Eleonore, run by German charity Mission Lifeline, is seeking a safe port after rescuing some 100 people from a collapsing dinghy in the Mediterranean on Monday.

Charity workers rescued the migrants after a run-in with the Libyan coast guard, which wanted to take them back to the crisis-hit north African country.
Another Al Ahram article adds:
Both Italian and Maltese authorities had declined to let the migrants land.

Greek police raid Athens squats, arrest migrants

[AlAhram] More than 140 people, mainly migrants, were arrested in dawn raids on Athens squats Monday as part of a major crackdown, police said. A police source said 143 people, some without papers, had been picked up. Most were from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran and Iraq. There were 57 men and 51 women in the group, and the rest were children, the source added.

Dozens of officers cleared four squats occupied for several weeks, mainly by refugees and migrants, in the Exarcheia district of Athens. Athens prosecutors authorised the raids after complaints filed by the owners of the buildings being squatted.

The new conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis has vowed to bring "order" to the district, promising regular police patrols.

The Exarcheia neighbourhood has frequently been the site of clashes between anarchists and police, particularly since 2008, when a police officer shot dead a teenager, sparking days of rioting.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Divert these ships directly to a breaking operation and make the "refugees" break up the ship. Make the NGOs pay all costs.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/31/2019 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  looks like someone has worn out their welcome
Posted by: chris || 08/31/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Video of Turkish troops firing at refugees at Idlib border
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 08/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Soldier lightly injured by shrapnel as 6,000 protest on Gaza border
It’s Friday, so the Hamas salarymen go to work.
[IsraelTimes] Army says fragment came from grenade or firecracker; 4 Gazooks caught crossing into Israel with grenade, knife; incendiary balloon launched from Strip sparks fire in south.

An Israeli soldier was lightly injured Friday evening from shrapnel during violent protests in 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...
Strip. The army said it was not clear whether the shrapnel came from a grenade or a firecracker.

Some 6,000 Paleostinians were said to be taking part in the protests. The Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-run Gaza health ministry said 75 Paleostinians were maimed during festivities with Israeli troops, 42 of them from live fire.
"Fire at will!"
Israeli soldiers captured four Paleostinians who crossed into Israel from the Strip armed with a grenade and a knife. The four were arrested shortly after crossing the border and taken in for further questioning, the army said.

The incident came shortly after an incendiary balloon launched from Gaza sparked a fire in the Sdot Hanegev Regional Council and as Paleostinians took part in the weekly "March of Return" rallies along the border.

According to a report Friday in Leb’s al-Akhbar newspaper, Israel has offered Hamas economic concessions and to ease its blockade of Gaza in return for a long-term ceasefire.

The report said the proposal was made by Egyptian intelligence officials during a meeting with top Hamas members.

While making the proposal, the Egyptians were said to warn Gaza officials that Israel is serious in its threats to carry out a wide-ranging military campaign if the violence continues.

Hamas said it was not responsible for the recent firing of rockets from the coastal enclave toward Israel, blaming "rogue elements."

Israel has accused the Iran-backed Paleostinian 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...
of being behind the recent violence emanating from Gaza. But it maintains that Hamas, as the Strip’s ruler, is ultimately responsible for all attacks emanating from the territory, while saying that it believes the Islamic Jihad is instigating the current unrest.

Both Israel and Egypt enforce a number of restrictions on the movement of people and goods into and out of Gaza. Israel says the blockade is necessary to keep Hamas and other terror groups in the Strip from arming or building military infrastructure.

Since the start of August, an increase in rocket fire and attempts by Paleostinian button men to cross from Gaza into Israel have been met with IDF Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on Hamas targets, threatening a fragile ceasefire between Israel and the ruling terror group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 01:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Soldier lightly injured by shrapnel on Gaza border.


Gaza City lightly demolished by IDF. Fair trade if you ask me.
Posted by: jpal || 08/31/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkey wants confirmation YPG has withdrawn from border: defense minister
[Rudaw] US authorities have told Ottoman Turkish officials the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) have withdrawn from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
’s shared border with Syria, Turkey’s defense minister said Friday, but his government wants to "confirm it with our own eyes".

"The US has informed us that the YPG murderous Moslems have withdrawn from there and destroyed some of their positions," Hulusi Akar told news hounds after visiting the national cemetery for the anniversary of Ottoman Turkish Victory Day.

"We want to see all of these in person and confirm with our own eyes."

His comments follow a reported withdrawal of Kurdish forces from the Ras al-Ain area on Syria’s northern border with Turkey on August 24 and Tal Abyad two days later, according to a statement from the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES) on Tuesday.

"The first practical steps ‐ in the Ras al-Ain area ‐ in removing some earth mounds and withdrawing a group of People’s Protection Units and heavy weapons have begun," the statement read.

Two days before the reported withdrawal, the YPG ‐ which forms the backbone of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) ‐ destroyed fortifications on the border in accordance with the proposed safe zone agreement, as reported by US Central Command (CENTCOM) on August 23.

However,
ars longa, vita brevis...
an SDF spokesperson said later the same day they had only withdrawn weaponry, not forces.

"Our forces have not withdrawn from the area," Kino Gabriel told Rudaw.

The US and Ottoman Turkish defense minister agreed on August 7 to establish a buffer zone on the Syria-Turkey border and turn it into a peace corridor to house a proportion of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees currently sheltering in Turkey.

However the SDF, the US, and Turkey have been at odds over the length and depth of the safe zone.

Turkey has demanded a 30-40 km deep buffer zone while both the US and Kurdish sides have called for no more than 14 km in depth.

SDF commander Mazloum Abdi recently said the zone should cover all areas under their control.

Turkey considers the YPG to be the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Turkey and its western allies list as a terrorist organization. The YPG has denied any organic links to the PKK but follows the philosophy of its founder, Abdullah Ocalan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Drone footage of northern Hama in Syria after its capture by Syrian & Russian forces.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/31/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2019-08-31
  Islamic State claims suicide bomb attack on separatist fighters in Yemen's Aden
Fri 2019-08-30
  28 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Balkh operations
Thu 2019-08-29
  Israel Police Arrest Palestinian Trying To Enter Court With Pipe Bomb
Wed 2019-08-28
  Drone belonging to #Haftar destroys an ambulance
Tue 2019-08-27
  VIDEO LINK MUSK DID IT! Starhopper flys and LANDS!
Mon 2019-08-26
  IED exploded outside holding area of Pak Consulate General in Jalalabad
Sun 2019-08-25
  Taliban militants kidnap a member of Provincial Council from Samangan-Baghlan Highway
Sat 2019-08-24
  Afghan Special Forces storm the hideout of a key ISIS facilitator of suicide bombings
Fri 2019-08-23
  Gaddafi-loyal commander killed by pro-Haftar forces
Thu 2019-08-22
  Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency
Wed 2019-08-21
  Taliban chief Mullah Haibatullah was the primary target of Quetta bombing
Tue 2019-08-20
  Furniture, books 'torched' at girls school in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer
Mon 2019-08-19
  Another prayer leader killed near Quetta
Sun 2019-08-18
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