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Appeals court orders judge to dismiss Flynn charges
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Good morning this evening
Appeals court orders judge to dismiss Flynn charges
Wednesday June 24th, 2020

Veronica_Lake_corset_1946
Fugitive Iran judge Mansouri died after collision with hard surface
Arab Coalition intercepted eight bomb-laden drones and three ballistic missiles launched by Houthis
Turkish weapons seized by Sudan on the way to the Ethiopian militias
Four militants, including a Pakistani national, have been killed by Indian security forces in Srinagar
Six Policemen Killed in Taliban Attack in Balkh
Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments
10 large Silicon Valley tech firms employ ZERO Black women and the net worth of the region's 10 richest moguls - all white men - is $248B, staggering inequality study finds

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2020 18:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wowsers! And Veronica is one of my all time favorite female names not kidding.
Posted by: jpal || 06/24/2020 19:03 Comments || Top||

#2  That's an Archie's Comix nostalgia holdover no doubt. Prolly why I still like "Betty" and "Mary Ann"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2020 19:33 Comments || Top||

#3  I had the complete collection until my mom threw them out after she kicked me out of her basement.

Posted by: jpal || 06/24/2020 20:08 Comments || Top||

#4  What!
The Defender has articles?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2020 20:46 Comments || Top||

#5  She looks great.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/24/2020 22:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Flat chested though.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/24/2020 22:25 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Hundreds ‘ambush' Tampa police responding to report of shots fired, 2 officers injured, chief says
[FoxNews] Two Tampa police officers were injured early Saturday after a crowd of hundreds surrounded a group of officers in an "ambush," the Tampa police chief said.

Officers were responding to a report of shots fired and a possible gunshot victim at an intersection near the Ybor City neighborhood around 1 a.m., Chief Brian Duggan told reporters Monday. A crowd of hundreds was at the scene when police arrived.

As offices searched for a possible victim, Duggan said the hundreds of people blocked all four ends of the intersection and became aggressive. The crowd surrounded officers, threw bottles and glass, and jumped on a police vehicle. Officers could not locate a victim.

"It's an ambush. I have no other way to describe it,” Duggan said. “When there are that many people out there and clearly no one had been shot. It was just a set up to get the cops there."

One officer was hit in the head with an object and suffered a small laceration and swelling, police said. The officer was treated and released from the hospital. A second officer who was hit in the head with a glass bottle is also expected to be OK.

Aerial footage from the scene shows a crowd surrounding officers at an intersection and officials can be heard over audio saying that an officer had been struck with a bottle. At one point, a large group of the crowd can be seen running away down the street.

“There were hundreds of them,” Dugan said, referring to the crowd. “Hundreds. We actually ended up having to call every single police officer that was available that night to respond there, from New Tampa to South Tampa.”

Duggan said that over 100 officers responded to the scene. One person was arrested.

Responding to a question on department morale during this time of heightened anti-police sentiment, Duggan said the pressure currently on police officers is “incredible.”

“Just by doing your job, whether you’re right or wrong, it doesn’t matter right now,” he said. “No one is listening. Any justified action is getting twisted.”
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#1 
Posted by: Dacama || 06/24/2020 8:01 Comments || Top||


#3  issue the police Chicago typewriters and inclusive RoE and put an end to this.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/24/2020 13:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Zip a drone ahead of them. I'm sure you can find some vets with experience to do it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Six Policemen Killed in Taliban Attack in Balkh
[ToloNews] At least six coppers were killed and one was maimed in a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in northern Balkh province on Monday night, local officials said on Tuesday.

The attack took place in Peyazkar village in Chahar Bolak.

The Taliban attacked a security checkpoint and clashed with the security forces, said Munir Ahmad Farhad, a front man for the provincial governor.

"The festivities continued for more than three hours," Farhad said, adding: "The Taliban has also suffered casualties but there is no exact information yet."

However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
officials at Abu Ali Sina hospital in Balkh said, "seven bodies have been brought to the hospital and five others were maimed."

The Taliban has not yet commented on the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2020 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Gunmen Shoot and Kill Judge In Kapisa
[ToloNews] Kapisa police said that unknown button men shot and killed Ahmad Shah, an appellate judge, on Tuesday.

Abdul Shayeq Shoresh, front man for the Kapisa Police said that the incident occurred 8:00 am in the morning when Shah was on his way to his office and was attacked by unknown button men in the "Afghanha" village of the PD1 area of the province.

Shoresh said that the perpetrators were riding a cycle of violence and fled the area.

Police are investigating the incident.

So far no group, including the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
, has grabbed credit.

On Monday five employees of the Attorney General's Office working in the Bagram justice and detention center were killed by gunnies on their way between Kabul and Bagram.

The incident prompted condemnation.

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in a tweet condemned the attack and called for an investigation to find the perpetrators.

He said it was the work of "spoilers," trying to delay and disrupt the grinding of the peace processor, as the legal team targeted was working on the prisoner swap--a part of the grinding of the peace processor.

Khalilzad also called on both sides to not be deterred and to take the steps necessary to reach intra-Afghan negotiations, "where a comprehensive ceasefire and a political settlement can be negotiated as quickly as possible."

President Ghani in a statement condemned yesterday attack on AGO’s employees and called the attack a crime against human and Islamic values. Ghani also said that the Taliban must stop violence and accept the will of the Afghan government and people to end the war and bring lasting peace.
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9 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Kapisa clashes: Silab Corps
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces killed or maimed at least 9 Talibs during separate festivities in North-eastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Talibs clashed with the security forces in 7 areas of Shalitoo area of Tagab district in the past 24 hours.

The statement further added that the Talibs attacked the security forces during clearance operations which the security forces launched in response to repeated attacks of the holy warriors on public uprising forces.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the security forces killed 6 Talibs and maimed at least 3 others during the festivities.

The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
group has not commented regarding the festivities so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


India’s reaction to abduction of Sikh Afghan leader by militants in Paktiya
[KhaamaPress] The government of India strongly reacted to the abduction of a Sikh Afghan community leader by the Death Eaters in South-eastern Paktiya province of Afghanistan.

Anurag Srivastava, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs of India told news hounds Tuesday "We strongly condemn the abduction of Mr Nedan Singh, a leader of the Hindu and Sikh community of Afghanistan by terrorists."

He also added "The targeting and persecution of minority community members by gunnies at the behest of their external supporters is a matter of grave concern."

Without elaborating further regarding his claims regarding the external supporters of the terrorist in Afghanistan, Srivastava said "India is in touch with the government of Afghanistan for ensuring the safety, security and well-being of the minority community in Afghanistan. We hope that the government of Afghanistan would be able to secure safe and early release of Mr Nedan Singh."

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit for the incident.

This comes as Death Eaters killed at least 30 members of the Sikh minority community in Afghanistan during an attack in Kabul late in March.
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Dozens of Taliban fighters stormed three checkposts in pre-dawn raids in northern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing at least eight security personnel
[TWITTER]
The simultaneous raids on one army and two police checkpoints in Kunduz province led to fierce gunfights that lasted for hours, officials said.

Eight members of Afghan security forces were killed and seven more were wounded in the fighting, district head Nasruddin Saadi told AFP.

Kunduz provincial governor spokesman Esmatullah Muradi confirmed the coordinated attack but said nine security personnel were killed in the night-time battle.

The Taliban have so far not commented.
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Africa Horn
Turkish weapons seized by Sudan on the way to the Ethiopian militias
What Ethiopian militias?
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Arabia
Arab Coalition intercepted eight bomb-laden drones and three ballistic missiles launched by Houthis
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Fifth Column
Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments
[FoxNews] Hundreds of troops with the Washington, D.C., National Guard have mobilized to protect monuments in the nation's capital, a Pentagon spokesperson has confirmed.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt requested the action earlier this week, as protesters target statues and other historical markers during ongoing demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd's police custody death in Minneapolis at the end of May.

The Pentagon confirmed that roughly 400 D.C. Guard members have been activated and are on standby.

"Since their activation, none of the National Guard members have been dispatched to actual monument locations to provide assistance to the NPP," Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Christian Mitchell said in a statement. "They remain on standby at the DC Armory at this time. They will support U.S. Park Police at key monuments to prevent any defacing or destruction."

Mitchell noted that the National Guard members are unarmed and "will serve as a uniformed deterrence" and in a "crowd management capacity."
That seems improvident...
Protesters on Monday attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square by the White House, and defaced it with the phrase "killer scum," Reuters reported. Bernhardt said afterward that he visited Lafayette Square and witnessed the destruction. He said the country “will not bow to anarchists," and that "law and order will prevail, and justice will be served.”

The Lincoln Memorial and WWII Memorial were also defaced in earlier protests.

During a protest on Tuesday that took place in front of D.C.'s Emancipation Memorial, one demonstrator announced that on Thursday they would tear down the memorial's statue of Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed slave.

President Trump warned Tuesday morning that anyone caught vandalizing monuments or any other federal property would be subject to arrest and face up to 10 years in prison under federal law.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, meanwhile, announced a more formal measure against the Emancipation Memorial, stating that she will introduce a bill calling for the statue to be removed from its home in Lincoln Park and placed in a museum.

"Although formerly enslaved Americans paid for this statue to be built in 1876, the design and sculpting process was done without their input, and it shows," Holmes Norton said in a statement. "The statue fails to note in any way how enslaved African Americans pushed for their own emancipation. Understandably, they were only recently liberated from slavery and were grateful for any recognition of their freedom." She noted that at the statue's unveiling, keynote speaker Frederick Douglass "expressed his displeasure" with it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2020 12:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Trump to sign executive order protecting federal statues, monuments
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#5  When will we see these people puty in jail and held there until properly arraigned and a high bail set for insurrenction charges?

Dont have jail cells? The Guard can set up razor wire, tents & army cots, portajohns and cold showers, pink jumpsuits & flipflops, and serve nutraloaf, no TV.

Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 06/24/2020 13:02 Comments || Top||

#6  You don't need hundreds unless you are just playing make believe police action.

Heck about 75 licensed militia with authority to shot to kill could wrap this up rather quickly. Don't get close to them. Leave them alone. You'll have no problem. Play stupid lower primate games, get bagged.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/24/2020 14:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Seems to me you just do what is done at college football stadiums to prevent the goal posts from being torn down: grease that sucker up real good (teflon spray and skunk essence, perhaps)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2020 14:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Three phase 220. Stand back and watch.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2020 15:10 Comments || Top||

#9  220kV you mean?
Posted by: gorb || 06/24/2020 15:24 Comments || Top||

#10  And remember when the Taliban were destroying national treasures left and right?
Posted by: gorb || 06/24/2020 15:25 Comments || Top||

#11  Interesting these bums have steered clear of Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I guess the people orchestrating this know that would be bad PR in a big way. I also haven't heard of any activities at any of the other National Cemeteries or any of the major Civil War battlefields. Too much out in the open for a quick getaway.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2020 15:53 Comments || Top||

#12  Dunno about their concern for optics. They're threatening to tear down the Emancipation Memorial, funded by donations from freed slaves, featuring a statue of an actual freed slave, and site of a speech by Frederick Douglas on its premier.

I suspect they're afraid of the Tomb of the Unknown because it has armed guards.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/24/2020 16:01 Comments || Top||

#13  How is The Wall holding up? Have not heard anything about it being attacked.
I believe antifa is planning something at Gettysburg.
Posted by: bman || 06/24/2020 16:09 Comments || Top||

#14  NG not armed? Not a good idea.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/24/2020 17:26 Comments || Top||

#15  We could take up a collection to give the guard some rusty bayonets, machetes covered in questionable substances and some good old Zulu Assegai for some good old hippy sticking.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/24/2020 19:44 Comments || Top||

#16  Prob some coordinated bootcamp beatdowns would do the trick. Finished with a throat stomp.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2020 20:48 Comments || Top||

#17  Pilum would be useful or if you want the New World try the Atlatl.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/24/2020 21:06 Comments || Top||

#18  Stupid stupid stupid. Give the Guard guys a chance. Rifles, ammo, bayonets, body armor, laser goggles for EVERYONE. Good Lord. Give one in three grenade launchers with beanbags. Great deterrent, even through body armor. If the commies still close on the Guard, shoot them, and in the unspoken (mostly sorta except for TW, bless her) but maybe actual Rantburg rulz, aim for the feet. No killing Americans (commies but whatever) just fuck up the rest of their lives. Forever. They deserve it. I have had it.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/24/2020 22:21 Comments || Top||

#19  1 in 6 BLM protesters are black, Pew Research.
Posted by: Shans Bumble4663 || 06/24/2020 23:40 Comments || Top||


Armed protesters 'take over' Atlanta Wendy's parking lot where Rayshard Brooks was killed
[FOXNEWS] Armed protesters stood guard on Tuesday at an Atlanta-area Wendy's, the site where Rayshard Brooks, a black man shot twice in the back by an Atlanta police officer, died earlier this month.

Earlier in the day, a group of people had "taken over" the burned-out property in South Atlanta, according to local reports.

People living in the area also have complained that the protesters who remained were no longer peaceful, but instead were using the space for their own gain and at times blocking people on the street from getting by.
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#1  Well, they won't have to worry about food.

Oh, wait...
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/24/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  The toad suspected of setting the fire has been arrested.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||


#4  Staking out more holy ground? Enjoy your ash heap.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/24/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe they will erect a statue to Rayshard.
Posted by: Ebberens Glimp4613 || 06/24/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#6  ^^ Then I can get into the act of pulling one down!
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/24/2020 11:25 Comments || Top||

#7  So. A place where maybe some POCs were employed, certainly a place that paid business taxes to the city, county and state (some of which went back out as welfare bennies) is now an empty lot. Lather-rinse-repeat until there is no wealth left to spread around. Yeah, that's the ticket...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

#8  #5 well they have a plaque for Michael Brown
Posted by: Jan || 06/24/2020 13:35 Comments || Top||

#9  No Darth. You just come in some night and change the plaque on the statue to "Nathan Bedford Forest"*.

*Please note In 1869, Forrest expressed disillusionment with the lack of discipline among the various white supremacist groups across the South, and issued a letter ordering the dissolution of the Ku Klux Klan and the destruction of its costumes
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/24/2020 13:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Just getting in some practice for polling locations.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/24/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish court sentences former Kurdish mayor to 16 years for ‘inciting violence’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Ottoman Turkish court sentenced a former mayor of a Kurdish city and opposition member to 16 years in jail for being a member of terrorist group, "abusing of power," and "inciting hatred and violence," in what is The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
’s latest crackdown on pro-Kurdish parties.

Kaya, who was arrested in January 2017, is a member of the People’s Democratic Party, or HDP, which has been accused by the Ottoman Turkish government of having links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The 16-year sentence against the former mayor is "illegal and unlawful," the HDP’s head of legal affairs and human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
Omid Dada told Al Arabiya.

"All charges against her are fabricated and our party is subject of political genocide," he added.

"We reject such politicized rulings, and we confirm that the ruling was based on incorrect and false evidence provided by a Ottoman Turkish special forces officer named Onal Oyar, who is currently being held on charges of torture and corruption," Dada said.

Turkey has arrested 93 heads of Kurdish municipalities who won the local elections in 2014, out of which 83 were dismissed from their posts, according to Dada.

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India-Pakistan
India tells Pak Charge d’ Affaires that officials of Pak High Commission engaged in espionage, maintained dealings with terror outfits
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Four militants, including a Pakistani national, have been killed by Indian security forces in Srinagar
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Iraq
Turkey continues airstrikes on Zakho for eighth day in a row
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish aircraft have resumed Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on the Kurdistan Region's Duhok province earlier Tuesday morning against suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets, forcing locals from two villages to flee their homes.

"Since 5 am in the morning, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2020 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Sri Lanka
Hezbollah announced the death of one of its fighters earlier today. Ali Muhammad al Mousawi was killed 'performing the duty of jihad'
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian air defences respond to Israeli attack on southern and eastern Syria
[AlAhram] Syrian air defences responded to Israeli strikes on the air space of the southeastern part of the country near the city of Sweida and in the eastern province of Deir al Zor bordering Iraq that left two soldiers dead, the Syrian army said on Tuesday.
"We obliterated their contrails"
An army statement said several attacks occurred simultaneously, one at a military outpost in Kabajib, east of Deir Zor province and in the vicinity of the town of Sukhna in the nearby eastern desert.

A third strike hit a military installation farther south in the town of Salkhad, near the southern city of Sweida, that left two soldiers dead and four injured.

The bases are located in zones in eastern and southern Syria which Israel had hit in recent months and which are believed to have a strong presence of Iranian-backed militias.

The Israeli occupation army declined to comment.

Regional intelligence sources say Israel’s strikes on Syria are part of a shadow war approved by Washington and part of the anti-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...
policy that has undermined in the last two years Iran’s extensive military power without triggering a major increase in hostilities.

Israel has acknowledged conducting many raids inside Syria since the start of the civil war in 2011 where it sees Iran’s presence as a strategic threat.

Israeli defence officials have said in recent weeks that their country would step up its campaign against Iran in Syria where, with the help of its proxy militias, Tehran has expanded its presence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2020 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Tal_Halaf’s car-bomb explosion | Eight people killed, including civilians in ‘#Peace_Spring’ areas
[TWITTER] The Syrian Observatory has monitored violent clashes with heavy and light machine guns in Idlib, following an attack by Huras Al-Din members affiliated the operations room “Ethbatu” on HTS checkpoints, west of the city of Idlib. Operations room “Ethbatu” managed to control the checkpoint of Al-Kunsarwa on the western outskirts of Idlib city.

In the meantime, groups of HTS attacked a checkpoint belonging to operating room “Ethbatu” near the city. The clashes stopped shortly afterwards. No further information has been reported.

Ambulances were heard near the sites of the clashes amid confirmed reports of casualties on both sides. A woman was also slightly injured as a result of the clashes.

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that Ansar al-Din organization, Ansar al-Din faction and other jihadist groups have mobilized their forces and deployed several checkpoints in the areas of Armanaz, Malas and Arab Said in the western countryside of Idlib, as HTS was put on high alert in its headquarters throughout Idlib province.

This comes as tension grew between the two sides following the arrest of the prominent commander in the operations room “Ethbatu”, “Abu Malik al-Talli” by HTS yesterday, and another commander of non-Syrian nationality a few days ago.

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Fierce clashes erupt in Idlib, following the arrest of ‘Al-Talli’ and ‘Al-Britani’
[SYRIAHR] The Syrian Observatory has monitored violent festivities with heavy and light machine guns in Idlib, following an attack by Huras al-Din members affiliated the operations room "Ethbatu" on HTS checkpoints, west of the city of Idlib. Operations room "Ethbatu" managed to control the checkpoint of al-Kunsarwa on the western outskirts of Idlib city.

In the meantime, groups of HTS attacked a checkpoint belonging to operating room "Ethbatu" near the city. The festivities stopped shortly afterwards. No further information has been reported.

Ambulances were heard near the sites of the festivities amid confirmed reports of casualties on both sides. A woman was also slightly injured as a result of the festivities.

Reliable sources have informed the Syrian Observatory that Ansar al-Din organization, Ansar al-Din faction and other jihadist groups have mobilized their forces and deployed several checkpoints in the areas of Armanaz, Malas and Arab Said in the western countryside of Idlib, as HTS was put on high alert in its headquarters throughout Idlib province.

This comes as tension grew between the two sides following the arrest of the prominent commander in the operations room "Ethbatu", "Abu Malik al-Talli" by HTS yesterday, and another commander of non-Syrian nationality a few days ago.

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


North of Aleppo | Turkish forces shell positions of Kurdish forces
[SYRIAHR] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored this evening artillery shelling by Ottoman Turkish forces, targeting the perimeter of the city of Tal Rifaat and Meng military airport in areas held by Kurdish forces, north of Aleppo. No casualties have been reported yet.

On June 20, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored violent festivities between Ottoman Turkish-backed factions and Kurdish forces on the frontlines of Sheikh Issa, south of the city of Marea, north of Aleppo, following an infiltration attempt by Kurdish forces into positions of Ottoman Turkish-backed factions. No casualties were reported.
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Syrian army says two soldiers were killed and four wounded in an #Israeli attack on a military outpost on the outskirts of Sweida
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At least three members of #Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed in ongoing heavy clashes with Kurdish fighters northwest of the country
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