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Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun calls on international donors to provide financial assistance to the crisis-hit country
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Good evening
A nice executive order - read it!
Tuesday April 7th, 2020

dorothyvannuys1
Libyan Army shoots down another Turkish aircraft near Misrata
They don't say what kind it was. Lots of drones active, so probably not piloted
50 Migrants Force Way Over Morocco-Spain Border, Five Injured
Colonists aren't deterred by little things like fences or coronaplague
LNA airstrike on AbuGrian initial results 7 dead 14 injured.
GNA continues its slow loss of Islamist power
Fighting between the GNA's Syrian mercenaries and LNA in Ain Zara
Ottoman support slows the inevitable, but LNA is fighting for its own country
GNA drone strike destroys two ammunition-laden trucks for warlord Haftar's armed groups north of Bani Walid town
LNA sez they were relief trucks for coronaplague
US military convoy enters northeast Syria from Iraq
We're not quite done in the area
ANOTHER Georgia senator faces questions over shares sell-off as it's revealed he dumped 34 stocks worth $825,000 in March after closed-door coronavirus briefings

Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 17:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's a helluva chair. Hard to move
Posted by: Frank G || 04/07/2020 18:36 Comments || Top||

#2  YowYowYowza!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 19:48 Comments || Top||

#3  So she was a dancer. Looks like she came with fringe benefits.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 04/07/2020 19:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Dorothy dear I'm indisposed will have to get back to you.

Posted by: jpal || 04/07/2020 20:06 Comments || Top||

#5  My wife says she has cute shoes. I didn't know she had feet.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 04/07/2020 21:22 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Video: Airstrike destroys key Taliban compound in Balkh province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan military has released a video which shows a precision Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
against a key Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
compound in northern Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force carried out the airstrike after receiving information regarding the compound in Chemtal district.

The statement further added that the Talibs were planning an attack against the Afghan forces.

The airstrike killed 11 Talibs and maimed at least 6 others, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the airstrike also destroyed the compound of Taliban.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

This comes as the Talibs are continuously attempting to launch attacks against the Afghan forces despite ongoing efforts to find a negotiated political settlement to end the war.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Fixed wing? That looks bigger than a Hellfire.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 04/07/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe a 250 lb. SDB?

Or, best of all, an Israeli Delilah cruise missile?
Posted by: Ducatisti || 04/07/2020 18:36 Comments || Top||


39 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Uruzgan and Zabul airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s killed or maimed at least 39 Talibs in southern Uruzgan and Zabul provinces, the Afghan military said.

The 205th Atal Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces conducted an airstrike to defend against a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attack in Tarinkot city of Uruzgan, killing 6 Talibs and wounding 2 others.

The statement further added that a similar airstrike killed 6 Talibs and maimed 4 others in Khas Uruzgan district of the province.

The security forces had earlier conducted airstrike in Arghandab district of Zabul province which killed 21 Talibs.

The 205th Atal Corps said all three airstrikes were carried out for defense purposes only as the bully boyz were planning to launch attacks in the two provinces.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


5 ISIS militants surrender to Afghan forces in Kunar province
[KhaamaPress] A group of five ISIS Death Eaters surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

According to a statement released by MoI, a group of five ISIS Death Eaters surrendered to Afghan forces in Suki district of Kunar province on Saturday.

The statement further added that the Death Eaters also handed over their weapons to the Afghan forces and promised that they would never return to battlefield, emphasizing that they regret regarding their previous terrorist activities.

This comes as the Afghan Special Forces
...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting...
recently arrested the leader of ISIS Khurasan and many other top commanders of the group during a special operation.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in a statement said the Special Forces of the directorate conducted a complex operation and arrested Abdullah Orakizai alias Aslam Farooqi, the leader of ISIS Khurasan.

The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces also arrested 19 other top ISIS commanders during the raid including Qari Zahid and Saifullah alias Abu Talha Pak.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Libyan Army shoots down another Turkish aircraft near Misrata
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, announced on Monday that their forces shot down a Ottoman Turkish aircraft in northern Libya.

The Military Information Division said in a statement that the air defense system of the armed forces targeted a Ottoman Turkish aircraft that took off from the Air Force Academy in Misrata, adding that the plane crashed in the Bograin area east of the city of Misrata.

The Media Division reported that the Ottoman Turkish aircraft attempted to target the positions of the Libyan Army’s infantry.

On Sunday, the spokesperson for the LNA, Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, announced that his forces had targeted armed vehicles and locations for the al-Wefaq government in 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...
, Buqrin, and Misrata.

The Libyan army statement said: "In implementation of the combat missions of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces units in the Buqrin axis, our forces have targeted a number of sites chosen from the data bank, which are five armed vehicles, two tents for holy warriors, two observatories, operating theater buildings, and 13 armed vehicles and another enemy observatory."

LNA strikes on militias in Aldafnia East of Misrata
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Haftar’s armed groups indiscriminately shell #Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Libyan Armed Forces artillery targeting Maitiga airbase
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Indiscriminate?

Artillery is sort of like that.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/07/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||


GNA drone strike destroys two ammunition-laden trucks for warlord Haftar's armed groups north of Bani Walid town
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Fighting between the GNA's Syrian mercenaries and LNA in Ain Zara
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


LNA airstrike on AbuGrian initial results 7 dead 14 injured.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

LNA air force fighters destroyed a store of weapons and ammunition in the AbuGrian
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


50 Migrants Force Way Over Morocco-Spain Border, Five Injured
It’s been a while since they succeeded— they were due. Most should be rounded up shortly.
[BREITBART] Some 50 migrants colonists on Monday forced their way into Spain’s Melilla city over the fence that separates the European enclave in northern Africa, authorities there said.

The central government’s delegation in Melilla, which borders Morocco, said that they were part of a group of around 250 migrants colonists who launched a "massive and violent entry" into the city, scaling the fence and ignoring the Spanish law enforcement officers on guard.

A Red Thingy front man in the city said that volunteers had assisted several migrants colonists with cuts and bruises at the gates of Melilla’s temporary migrant internment center, and that at least four of them had been transferred to a hospital with possible bone fractures and other ailments.

One soldier from Spain’s Armed Forces was injured, the government’s delegation said.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Cub of the Caliphate Faraj Abdul Salam Aldrewi beyond all cares and woe
The poor thing is no doubt much happier now, wherever he found himself.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Go, Haftar ! You funky bastard, you.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/07/2020 4:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe now he'll finally get a virgin White Raisin.

Nahhhh. I doubt it
Posted by: Frank G || 04/07/2020 6:39 Comments || Top||

#3 
What, you thought only men get the reward ?

Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/07/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Here's hopin' the Cubs will take the pennant this year!
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/07/2020 15:43 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Chinese killed in DRC attack
HT Badanov on FB
[DefenseWeb Zambia] A gun attack in a mining area in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed three Chinese nationals, China's official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Chinese embassy in the mineral-rich central African country.

The attack on Saturday was in Ituri province, bordering Uganda and South Sudan, Xinhua said, without naming the mine or the company operating it. "Three Chinese citizens were unfortunately killed," it said.

The DRC is the world's biggest producer of cobalt – a key ingredient in batteries for electric vehicles – and one of Africa's biggest copper producers, although its key copper-cobalt producing region is the south-west, far from the attack.

The country attracted billions of dollars in investment from Chinese miners in recent years despite security risks. Canadian gold miner Banro, which owns mines in Maniema, a DRC province south of Ituri, suspended operations last year after several mines were overrun by armed rebels.

The Chinese embassy asked the Congolese government to "take effective measures to protect the lives and property of Chinese citizens" in the DRC, as well as to expedite an investigation into the killings, Xinhua said, noting the embassy repeatedly advised Chinese citizens against travel to Ituri due to armed groups.
Posted by: Frank G || 04/07/2020 09:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Mining is a racket. Why should those Chinese citizens have been killed in a country so far away from their own?
Posted by: Matt || 04/07/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Besides spreading coronavirus?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/07/2020 10:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes, "mining is a racket." Swedish and Skandinawiese Boer War memorial, Magersfontein battlefield near Kimberley, SA.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/07/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||


Boko Haram Bombers Kill Seven in Cameroon
[AnNahar] Seven people were killed when two jacket wallahs, suspected to be members of Nigeria's Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jihadist group, attacked a village in northern Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
on Sunday, police and a local official said.

"Two Boko Haram bombers blew themselves up at around 8pm" in the attack on Amchide, on the border with Nigeria, a policeman said Monday, while a local official said a village chief and two teenagers were among the dead.

The attack took place as the villagers were "returning home" though a zone that the authorities have said is dangerous after 6pm, the official said.

Amchide is a small trading village in Cameroon's Far North province, a tongue of land that lies between Chad to the east and Nigeria to the west.

The province has been hit since 2014 by Boko Haram fighters making incursions from northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
The jihadists' campaign has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009, several thousand of them in Cameroon, and displaced more than two million, sparking a dire humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region.

According to Amnesia Amnesty International, at least 275 people were killed in the Far North last year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 02:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Home Front: WoT
Smugglers posing as wall construction crew in shootout with border patrol
[WASHINGTONTIMES] A Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting last week with a smuggler who was posing as part of the construction crews working on President Trump’s border wall in Arizona, The Washington Times has learned.

Nobody was reported injured. Although one driver was caught, another smuggler who was part of the shootout managed to escape back into Mexico. Nearly 20 illegal immigrants colonists were discovered in the two trucks they were driving.

It was the latest incident of smuggling cartels using the tumult of wall construction to try to sneak people or drugs into the U.S.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1 
"We knew somethin' was up when we saw him tryin' to fit the type A stud bolts inta the double expansion type C anchors !"

Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/07/2020 8:22 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Rockets landed near a district that houses foreign workers in #Iraq’s oil industry but caused no damage or casualties
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Better by careful! I believe it is a Halliburton operation and they COULD unleash the Cheney-43 earthquake machine!

Long-time lurker (17 years maybe?) and rare commenter will now comment more.

BTW, the handle is for "one who loves Ducati motorcycles".
Posted by: Ducatisti || 04/07/2020 18:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Welcome
Posted by: Frank G || 04/07/2020 19:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Glad you are joining the conversation, Ducatisti — I look forward to hearing the years of thoughts you saved up. As an aside, 49 Pan also has a motorcycle nym — does anyone else here?
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 21:10 Comments || Top||

#4  You're in luck. She's looking for an older man riding a Ducati.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/07/2020 21:24 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Several Turkish-backed militants killed in clashes with one another in northeast #Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Mustache Envy?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/07/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||


US military convoy enters northeast #Syria from Iraq
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The U.S. military entered Syria’s Al-Hasakah Governorate from neighboring Iraq, making their way to the Al-Malikiyah District near the border crossing.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


UFO violates Iranian airspace and activates air defenses
*Snicker* It’s not the juices, it’s awwiens.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [416 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Venus again?
Posted by: SteveS || 04/07/2020 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Watch. Just watch. These turkeys are going to get us in a dustup with people that have flying saucers. o.0
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/07/2020 0:33 Comments || Top||

#3  That Allan - what a joker. First he got that Muhammand guy so stoned he thought he was seeing angels and now he's pulling their chain with U.F.O's... What's next?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/07/2020 1:02 Comments || Top||

#4  They are going to shoot down another passenger plane?
Posted by: Beau || 04/07/2020 4:42 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Neh, a cargo plane bringing them medical supplies.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/07/2020 4:44 Comments || Top||

#6 
Wonder what happens when they finally see one of these and find out, 'aliens' are actually friends of the jews.


Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/07/2020 4:50 Comments || Top||

#7  I often wondered if attaching small Mylar streamers to individuals in a flock of birds might create some interesting reactions.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/07/2020 8:16 Comments || Top||

#8  Squirrel!
Posted by: Bobby || 04/07/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#9  Wait a minute!

What are those ancient Hindu UFOs I keep seeing on Ancient Aliens??

Is this an attack by India on the Muzzis?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/07/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Parthia delenda est!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/07/2020 11:49 Comments || Top||


US soldier allegedly killed in ambush in eastern #Syria
[TWITTER]

A U.S. soldier and several SDF personnel were allegedly killed in an ambush in eastern Syria this evening, Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
’s al-Mayadeen TV claimed.

"An American officer and several SDF soldiers were killed in an ambush targeting a patrol in Wasiy’ah in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor," al-Mayadeen reported.

No further details have been released.

A similar claim was also made on some pro-opposition media channels; however, they provided the same details as al-Mayadeen.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1 
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/07/2020 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  It's called 1,400 year old global jihad. And we have been at war with your buddies since Jefferson. Where are your condemnations of Islam Herb?
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/07/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2020-04-07
  Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun calls on international donors to provide financial assistance to the crisis-hit country
Mon 2020-04-06
  Iranian regime has blamed the US, Israel, and Jews for the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran,
Sun 2020-04-05
  Hezbollah commander assassinated in southern Lebanon
Sat 2020-04-04
  China orders 200,000 body bags from Taiwan!
Fri 2020-04-03
  Iran’s Speaker Reportedly Diagnosed with Coronavirus
Thu 2020-04-02
  Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
Wed 2020-04-01
  Trump says Iran planning 'sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq
Tue 2020-03-31
  Iran gas pipeline to Iraq blows up
Mon 2020-03-30
  Turkish military attacks Syrian Army, YPG
in northern Aleppo
Sun 2020-03-29
  Khamenei family fears he might have Coronavirus
Sat 2020-03-28
  LNA scores big advance around Tripoli
Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
Fri 2020-03-27
  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
Wed 2020-03-25
  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli
Tue 2020-03-24
  Gutierrez calls for an immediate global ceasefire

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