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Good Evening
China says Trump's 'Chinese virus' tweet smears China
Tuesday March 17th, 2020

Overnight Roadblock
Bulldozers dug up a huge trench in the M4 highway near Nayrab, Idlib, to prevent the passage of the joint Russian-Turkish patrol in the area.
Lebanon military court orders Lebanese-American released
Amer Fakhoury was accused of torturing prisoners while a member of the South Lebanon Army
Egyptian police kill 6 terrorists in North Sinai shootout
Bad boyz shot it out with coppers in an under-construction building used as a hideout in Abu Shalla road in Bir al-Abd
Coronavirus threatening 40,000
prisoners in Afghanistan, warns Taliban
Life's tough in long term storage.
Taliban militants, Afghan forces
suffer heavy casualties in Ghor clash
The Peace Processor grinds away in the traditional Peace Processor manner.
Taliban: 15 killed, equipment
seized as post overrun in Nad Ali
How's that ceasefire thingy working out for ya?

Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 18:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6526 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice ?wicker? frisbee lady.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/17/2020 18:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Is that an 1800's bathing suit? Pretty risque for the time (not that I'm complaining).
Posted by: jpal || 03/17/2020 20:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Lena Copeland Baskette, April 19, 1907 – September 30, 1994

So not 1800's
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/17/2020 20:58 Comments || Top||

#4  1920s, photo by Alfred Cheney Johnson. I think she was a Ziegfeld maiden.
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 22:07 Comments || Top||

Taliban militants, Afghan forces suffer heavy casualties in Ghor clash
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs and Afghan cops suffered heavy casualties during a clash in Ghor province, the local officials said.

The incident took place late on Sunday night in Kotal-e Salah area of Shahrak Ghor district.

The district administrative chief of Shahrak Ghor Mohammad Kabiri said the Talibs attacked the security posts in Kotal-e Salah area for the second time on Sunday night.

Kabiri further added that 11 security personnel bit the dust during the clash and 5 others sustained injuries.

The Talibs also set two Humvee Armored Personnel Carriers on fire, Kabiri said, adding that the security forces also killed 15 Talibs during the clash.

According to reports, the Talibs and security personnel also suffered casualties during a clash in the same area two days ago.
Tolo News adds:
The attack took place on the Herat-Ghor highway and the fighting "lasted for several hours,” according to Kabiri.

“More than 20 Taliban were also killed in the clash,” he said, adding that the Taliban "torched two humvees and stole a third.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6577 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban: 15 killed, equipment seized as post overrun in Nad Ali
[al-Emarah] Amid ongoing Al Fath operations Mujahideen carried out assaults on a hireling check post in Nad Ali district limits overnight. Details say, attacks of heavy and light arms resulting in the post was overrun completely after killing 15 puppets and seizing 1 PKM machine gun, 1 RPG launcher, 1 sniper gun, 1 LMG machine gun, 2 rifles and other equipment.
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6556 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Egyptian police kill 6 terrorists in North Sinai shootout
[AlAhram] Six bad boyz were potted in a shootout with police forces during a raid in Bir El-Abd city in North Sinai, Egypt's interior ministry announced in a statement on Monday.

The ministry said police carried out the raid after Egypt's national security agency received information revealing that a terrorist group was using an under-construction building as a hideout in Abu Shalla road in Bir al-Abd, North Sinai.

The Lions of Islam exchanged fire with security forces resulting in the death of six terrorists.

Police found a number of automatic weapons and bombs in their possession.

No casualties were reported among the police.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/17/2020 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6582 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

The Grand Turk
Asylum seekers protest for Athens to open its border
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  fuck your protest
Posted by: Chris || 03/17/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#2  "Asylum seekers", heh. Mosquitoes buzz at your screen windows as well...
Posted by: magpie || 03/17/2020 13:55 Comments || Top||

#3  The number you have dialed is currently not available.
Posted by: European Conservative || 03/17/2020 19:24 Comments || Top||

Ship from Turkey with 193 migrants stranded on Kea island
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Protesters in #TahrirSquare denounce nomination of Na’eem al-Suhail, who is close to Nouri al-Maliki, for prime minister
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6535 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

US bombs HQs of #Iraqi Kata'ib #Hezbollah and Imam Ali Brigades at the city of #Falluja
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6535 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Overnight Roadblock
Posted by: 3dc || 03/17/2020 10:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6551 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If I understand the scale, it's impressive.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 03/17/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Love the soundtrack who is that?
Posted by: jpal || 03/17/2020 11:29 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Frank G || 03/17/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Who did it? Turks, Syrians, Russians?

As an aside, I note that someone is already driving around the break.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/17/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Just rub a little essential oil on it.
Posted by: gorb || 03/17/2020 14:26 Comments || Top||

Iranian senior cleric dies from coronavirus as president says infections peak has passed
[THEBAGHDADPOST] A senior Iranian holy man has died from coronavirus
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
as the country continues to battle the pandemic, which has killed more people in 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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
to date than any other country outside of China and Italia.

Ayatollah Hashem Bathaei-Golpaygani died Monday, according to multiple Iranian news outlets. The 79-year-old holy man was a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts, the body that chooses the country's supreme leader‐currently Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
...the very aged actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini...
Bathaei-Golpaygani was taken to the Shahid Beheshti Hospital in the city of Qom to the south of Tehran on Saturday. Despite treatment, he passed away on Monday morning, Mehr News Agency
...And if you can't believe Mehr News Agency who can you believe?...

The chairman of the Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, said his late colleague had "devoted his life to serving the Islamic establishment, promoting the teachings of the Prophet and lecturing in seminary and university."

The speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, also expressed his sadness at the news. He said Bathaei-Golpaygani had been devoted to "compiling valuable intellectual and religious works, and educating students" in his role.
Iran has been one of the nations worst affected by coronavirus. The Iranian health ministry said Monday the number of confirmed cases had risen to 14,991 with 853 deaths.

The pandemic has taken hold at every level of Iranian society, infecting and killing normal citizens as well as senior regime officials.
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6545 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Essential Oils™ not so effective?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/17/2020 7:09 Comments || Top||

5 members of #Turkish-backed armed groups were killed as they attacked #SDF positions in the countryside of Tal Abyad
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6531 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Three civilians injured in a motorcycle explosion in al-Shaddadi, southern Hasakah
Posted by: Fred || 03/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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Tue 2020-03-17
  China expels ALL American reporters!
Mon 2020-03-16
  Saudi Arabia detains 298 officials in new corruption cases
Sun 2020-03-15
  Hezbollah commander prosecuted in Austria for terror finance
Sat 2020-03-14
  Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
Fri 2020-03-13
  Sudan moves against Bashir loyalists after assassination attempt
Thu 2020-03-12
  4 Iranian proxy forces HQ hit in airstrikes along Iraq-Syria border
Wed 2020-03-11
  Rocket attack in Iraq kills two Americans and a British citizen
Tue 2020-03-10
  US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases
Mon 2020-03-09
  Turks Use Drones in Tear Gas Attacks on Greek Border Guards
Sun 2020-03-08
  Leb defaults
Sat 2020-03-07
  Saudis reportedly detain three royal princes over ‘coup plot’
Fri 2020-03-06
  Tunis: suicide bomber explodes near U.S. embassy
Thu 2020-03-05
  Russia sends reinforcements through the Bosporus
Wed 2020-03-04
  4 L-39's and 18 Su-24's left in Syrian Airforce
Tue 2020-03-03
  Taliban Orders Resumed Attacks on Govt Forces
Mon 2020-03-02
  Turkey shoots down two Syrian fighter jets over Idlib

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