[ToloNews] The Afghan security and defense forces front man on Sunday said that 967 Talibs have been killed and over 500 more have been maimed in operations by Afghan forces in various areas over the last four days.
Gen. Ajmal Shinwari said that festivities are underway in over 20 provinces and nine cities face a high level of threat.
Afghan forces retook control of Sorkh-e-Parsa district in Parwan and Mailstan district in Ghazni in the last 12 hours, according to the Interior Ministry. But the center of Chakhansur district in Nimroz once again fell to the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... , according to sources.
"There is a possibility to improve the situation. We assure you--I say as a military general--that all Afghanistan territories will be defended with courage," he said.
Heavy festivities have been reported on the outskirts of the city of Taluqan in the northeastern province of Takhar, raising concerns of residents who say the city has been under attack by the Taliban for the last two weeks.
"The situation is worsening every day. Shops have remained closed. Mortars and Taliban firing have hit people’s homes," said Abdul Karim, a Taluqan resident.
"The government should make an effort to take the city out of this situation," said Naqibullah, a Taluqan resident.
The head of Takhar provincial council, Wafiullah Rahmani, said the people have supported the government forces in their campaign to prevent the fall of the city to the Taliban.
"Takhar residents are dignified people. They will defend their territory. As you see, I am the people’s representative and want to be with this people," Rahmani said.
In Kunduz city in the north, residents said the situation is dire and they fear attacks by the Taliban.
"My home is in the Number One area in Kunduz city. I was displaced. My home was hit by a mortar. Two members of our family were martyred and four more were maimed," said Farzana, a Kunduz resident, who was injured in the incident.
"Besides concerns about the insecurity on the outskirts of Kunduz city, another deep concern is about Taliban drones that drop bombs in some areas. We ask international organizations and the Afghan Air Force to clear Kunduz air of this parasite," said Rabbani Rabbani, member of the Kunduz provincial council.
Local sources report heavy fighting between government forces and the Taliban in Nijrab district in Kapisa, almost 100 kilometers north of Kabul.
[Garowe] A senior al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... leader was on Friday killed in Somalia, the military said, in the latest development, which proves the ability of the national army in retaking security responsibilities from the Africa Union Mission Forces.
In a statement, the military said the big shot was killed in Middle Shabelle, one of the regions which are prone to al-Shabaab attacks. The military has been carrying operations in the region for a couple of months as it seeks to consolidate bases from al-Shabaab.
The senior al-Shabaab leader was identified as Nuh Dhagool, who was leading the operation to extort the local populace to fund the group's activities in town. The al-Shabaab imposes hefty taxes on locals to sustain its operations.
"The terrorist was the head of extortion in the coastal area," the military said in a brief statement, without giving many details about the operation, which specifically targeted the senior al-Shabaab leader.
The group, which fights to topple the internationally-backed government, uses portions of southern and central Somalia to plot and direct terror attacks, steal humanitarian aid, extort the local populace to finance its operations and shelter, radical terrorists.
The bully boyz have recently increased their attacks against African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... and Somali forces, especially in Mogadishu, the national capital, targeting their bases, hotels, and other public places in Somalia and across the border.
Dhagool's death comes just hours after the SNA troops seized Ba'adweyn town in the Mudug region from the al-Shabaab bad boys. The federal soldiers hoisted Somali flags in the town as they burst into patriotic songs in support of the government.
Later this year, the Somali National Army will take over security responsibilities upon full implementation of the Somali Transition Plan [STP] which will see the exit of the Africa Union Mission Forces. The country has close to 22,000 foreign soldiers who are working in six sectors.
[AllAfrica] "In our village alone, 20 people were kidnapped from their farms yesterday afternoon," says a resident of Shinkafi.
Armed bandidos have killed a village head and kidnapped at least 20 farmers in Katsina State, residents of the affected areas have reported.
Although the police and the state government have not issued statements on the incidents, local sources said Abubakar Sabon Gari, who is the village head of Lamba in Bakura local government area of the state, was killed in his house early Friday morning.
Also on Friday, bandidos also attacked the house of the Magajin Garin Shinkafi, a senior emirate councilor in Shinkafi Local Government Area.
A resident of Shinkafi, Junaidu Badarawa, said the leader of the bandidos operating from the Shinkafi forest, identified simply as Turji, had sent a letter to notify the community ahead of the attack.
"In our village alone, 20 people were kidnapped from their farms yesterday afternoon. I know some of those kidnapped.
"Turji suspected that the villagers had given the information that led to his father's arrest. Some even said when he was arrested, he was handed over to the police."
A group in the local government area, Zamfara Circle, sent a statement to this news hound, detailing the attacks.
"Summary of the carnage on Shinkafi Local Government that took place yesterday Friday, 16th July, 2021.
"(1) 20 people from Maberaya kidnapped. (2) Over 20 people from Badarawa Kware, Kurya kidnapped. (3) 1 person from Shanawa kidnapped. (4) 3 people from Shinkafi kidnapped. (5) 1 woman shot with (a) gun, hospitalised. (6) 14 cows carted away, (7) Over 10 villages displaced," the statement noted.
Another resident of the town, Salihu Guraguri, said the Magajin Gari house was attacked in the night.
"They were suspected to have used a rocket in the attack on the house," Mr Guraguri said.
He said three people working for the traditional rulers were kidnapped while a woman was left injured in the pool of her blood.
Abba Atiku, the secretary of Shinkafi Local Government Council, confirmed the attacks but said he is not competent to give details.
"I have an appointment with some journalists from the NTA this morning, I'll link you with them to get more information," he promised.
The Police spokesperson in the state, Muhammad Shehu, did not respond to several calls, nor the SMS and WhatsApp message sent to his line.
The governor's Special Adviser on Security, DIG Mamman Tsafe (RTD) also refused to comment on the attack.
Those eeeeeevil Joooos are now polluting our mobile phones after infiltrating our previously pure societies!!! At least that’s what news sites around the world are reporting. Even One India has several reports on the story today.
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Software, called Pegasus, was developed by Israel's NSO group, a private firm
List of more than 50,000 phone numbers included journalists and politicians
Women on list close to murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Many clients were clustered in 10 countries - Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
It is not clear where the list came from - or whose phones had actually been hacked.
NSO denies any wrongdoing.
It says the software is intended for use against criminals and terrorists and is made available only to military, law enforcement and intelligence agencies from countries with good human rights records.
In a statement, it said the original investigation which led to the reports, by Paris-based NGO Forbidden Stories and the human rights group Amnesty International, was "full of wrong assumptions and uncorroborated theories".
In a Twitter thread, New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel explained that the NSO Group had paid the company SKDK, the Democratic-aligned firm of Biden advisor Anita Dunn until late 2019.
He further explained, "NSO GROUP also paid BEACON GLOBAL STRATEGIES (a firm started by JEREMY BASH, an MSNBC analyst who served as CIA & Pentagon chief of staff under OBAMA) until early 2020, @NSOGroup told me last yr. It said @SKDK & Beacon Global ‘provided communications & business strategy advice.’"
"NSO Group has retained TOM CLARE to attack the investigation as ‘speculative & baseless.’@TAClare's boutique defamation firm @clarelockellp also has represented the Russian oligarch OLEG DERIPASKA, Project Veritas (vs the @NYTimes) & Dominion Voting Systems, among other clients," Vogel wrote.
Now look for software from Russia, China, France, Germany, Britain, and Japan.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
07/19/2021 7:35 Comments ||
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Snowden says this is "going to be the story of the year." I predict that yes, it will, to about the same extent that the Segway "changed everything." Remember how the media wet their pants over that one?
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/19/2021 11:19 Comments ||
I just saw some clown riding a Segway down my street; unfortunately it's too early in the day to launch bottle rockets in the neighborhood.
I'd just like to thank this wonderful trio, all of whom I think were in IDF's SIGINT before they began supplying nation states facing jihad, commies and narco-terrorism, with solutions like Pegasus.
May Jehovah bless those joos,
who helped us make the news.
And well taqiya-ed fcukers,
with commie muck muckers,
were found stabbed through
their necks in their loos.
Shooting bottle rockets down the gutter has a rayciss name I won't repeat here. But I'm smiling thinking about it...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/19/2021 12:44 Comments ||
I've been told that spy agencies can alter a piece of software to make it look like it came from some particular entity. We're falling into 'Seth Rich' territory, though.
Oddly enough, I don't see the Persians on the list of folks 'affected'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
07/19/2021 13:08 Comments ||
It's not hacker software for use against mil targets or officials at all. It's a surveillance solution, plugs into whatsapp and the like, like phone taping but for android and iphones. The usual marks are entrenched commies, Soros flunkies, merc journos and corrupt civil servants, and the occasional lawfaring jihad monkey. In most countries it is used on warrant from the interior authorities.
The only people to have a problem with their private chats and anonymous interactions being scrutinized are insurgents and anti-govt people. Now, I understand this can be a problem for conservative Americans these days but it was not always so. These tools were used to great effect by the good guys in many countries. And it's not the only such system available.
Another one made by the Chinese has a nifty 'plant' feature that lets the gummint actually create digital evidence on a user's device, inserting encrypted chat or message records with suitable timestamps. It only works on Chinese social media for now, thankfully.
...the Army of the Righteous is one of Pakistan’s collection of wholly owned jihadi groups. They date back to the fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan, subsequently turned against India...
who deserted the ranks of the Jammu and Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... police four years back has been killed in an encounter in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir.
Another terrorist was also eliminated in the encounter.
Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram was a top terrorist of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Kashmir police IGP, Vijay Kumar said. He had been active within the outfit since 2017.
A Big Turban in only four years? He must have been extraordinary — or the top ranks thinned remarkably to allow such rapid advancement.
The operation was launched at Check Sadiq Khan area in Shopian, following a tip off about the presence of terrorists.
*Ring ring* “Shopian coppe shoppe. Sergeant Mukkerjee speaking. How can we make your day happier?”
“Abu Ayesha the Weasel here. Listen carefully, I will say this only once: Abu Akram is hiding out in CSK, probably under the bed of someone else’s wife. Leave the payment under the usual rock — my youngest daughter needs braces.”
The cordon and search operation turned into an encounter after the Lions of Islam fired at the security forces.
Henchman #1’s head shot up. “Hark!” he ejaculated. “My SpideySense (TM) is tingling, Commence shooting in all directions!”
And so they did.
Abu Akram had deserted the police force in 2017.
On July 16, the security forces bumped off two Lions of Islam of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba in an encounter at the Danmar area of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
A joint team of the Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF joined a cordon and search operation in the Alameda Colony of Danmar following a tip off. The area was then cordoned off by security forces.
This operation comes in the backdrop of another encounter that took place on Wednesday in which three bad boyz were potted in Pulwama. While two of those died were locals, the third was Abu Huraira, a commander of Pakistain origin.
With these encounters, the number of Lions of Islam bumped off in the Valley this year has gone up to 80.
Or possibly 200 or so. Once on the lam, who can say what quietly happened to them on a lonely country lane in the dead of night?
Of these 41 were from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, while the rest were from the Hizbul Mujahideen ...Party of Holy Warriors, founded by Muhammad Ahsan Dar in September 1989. One of the Pak sock puppets waging jihad in Indian Kashmir. It was originally organized as the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1990, Dar declared Hizbul as the sword arm of Jamaat. Hizbul murdered many of the pro-independence intelligentsia in Kashmir. After the organization was taken over by Syed Salahuddin Dar and several other ex-Hizb leaders were assassinated between 2001 and 2003... , al-Badr, Jaish-e-Mohammad ...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat... and AuGH, Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar said.
You are nearing Fred's greatness at this nonsense, TW. 😁 William M Gaines level.
thinned remarkably to allow such rapid advancement.
Reality is rather dull I'm afraid. The reason for the 'top-ness' is decidedly creditable to the police agencies and their overevaluation of these elements. Also somewhat to the unavailability of well trained, mentally sound and Darwin favoured stock for jihad here.
Case in point: a constable takes a six month training in... constable things. He's given a rifle, a big stick and some lessons in radio and police work. But he squabbles at work, is insubordinate and leans toward sasquatchery when reprimanded, so his destiny calls and he becomes a stupid terrorist.
It's the home ministry departments, internal intelligence that declares elements' overall dangerousness ratings to local forces. Anyone who manages to give Mukkerjee the slip once or twice becomes 'highly intelligent'. A runt with carnival plinker aim at 20 yards becomes 'Laskhkar's ace shooter'. You get the picture. These legends make it back to the moslem insurgents and they become hot tickets. Until they're punched.
Quite. An emir leads anything from a platoon to an army. Big Turban is merely the English translation of the concept. Still, if such a one is held up as a shining example of the breed, others will strive to emulate his thinking and actions, with an equally Darwinian result. So much better than imitating someone actually good at the jihadi trade.
I am standing on the phrasing of giants. For me each recalls the time when the idea was new and the writer who first wrote it.
[KhaamaPress] The country’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director-General Major General Babar Iftikhar said on Saturday that the army has deployed troops to all borders with Afghanistan.
DG ISPR meanwhile added that illegal crossings with Afghanistan have been sealed and manned by border guards.
The Major General in his media briefing said that the Pakistain army has placed all security measures keeping in view the situation after the full withdrawal of the US and its allied troops from Afghanistan.
The Mighty Pak Army apparently stepped forward for the deployment of border guards as the security situation in Afghanistan has recently been worsened and the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... are now taking territories that were not in their control in past.
Iftikhar linked peace in Pakistain to peace in Afghanistan and added that the country has done much in the grinding of the peace processor of Afghanistan.
The announcement of deployment comes days after the Taliban captured a key crossing point with Pakistain in southeastern Kandahar province and video clips from the Spin Boldak-crossing point- show that the Mighty Pak Army is taking maimed Taliban fighters to hospital in Pakistain.
Fences placing along the border with Afghanistan has now been completed nearly 90 percent and those with 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 JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... are going on rapidly, said the army front man.
Tajikistan was the first neighbor of Afghanistan who deployed fresh troops to the borders with Afghanistan after the ongoing conflicts got close to the country.
To fight against the Afghan armed resistance [it is one now isn't it?] and Ghani's forces, and provide support to Taliban; while projecting to the clueless west whatever fantasy they want to believe.
[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 JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... Press TV] Iraqi forces shoot down a drone flown by ISIS against a police headquarters in the country’s west, and destroy four of the Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... terrorist group’s strongholds in the north.
The Iraqi Security Information Center delivered the report on Sunday. It said the forces brought down the aircraft as it was loitering over the main police building in the city of Fallujah of the western province of al-Anbar.
Troops seized the ISIS hideouts during an operation in the northern province of Kirkuk, ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time... which they had launched on the basis of "accurate information" that had been provided to them by the country’s interior ministry, it noted. The 5th Federal Police Division also cooperated towards the operation’s success, added the report.
It said the troops seized fatigues, logistical equipment, five improvised bombs, four armor-piercing rockets, and another drone belonging to the terrorists, during the operation.
The foreign-backed terrorist outfit started its campaign of bloodshed and destruction in Iraq in 2014.
It was defeated following three years of uphill struggle that enjoyed the assistance of the country’s allies, including Iran. The Islamic Theocratic Republic has been lending military advisory support to the Iraqi military in its operations against the group.
The terrorists, however, continue to maintain sleeper cells throughout the Iraqi soil.
The scattered grouplets reportedly number less than 10 in most cases, but are still considered to be sources of legitimate concern by Baghdad.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/19/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
BREAKING / Eyewitness in Shahba, #Suwayda: homes of members of "al-Khatib" faction supported by the Military Security Branch targeted with RPGs and burned after meeting of the city's notables pic.twitter.com/EiESR4O6n5
[NPASYRIA] On Sunday, rockets fell on the new al-Shahba neighborhood in the city of Aleppo, northern Syria, in a remarkable security development since the escalation of the mutual shelling between the government forces and opposition factions in the countryside of Aleppo and the Idlib region in northwestern Syria.
One of the shells fell on the roof of a building, which damaged it, but no injuries were reported, an eyewitness in the neighborhood said.
A source in the government forces in Aleppo suggested that the source of the missiles was the Darat Izza area northwest of the city, which is controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... The bombing of the city coincided with the military build-up of government forces on the fronts of the western countryside of Aleppo and Idlib, and with the announcement of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra ...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ... ) that it was ready to repel any possible attack by the government forces on its areas of control.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/19/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: al-Nusra
Deir Ezzor, SANA- A drone for US occupation troops targeted a truck loaded with foodstuffs on the road leading to al-Swiaiyah village in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.
SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the A US drone attacked a truck loaded with foodstuffs , which was parked on the road near al- al-Swiaiyah village in al-Bukamal area in Deir Ezzor southeastern countryside ,causing the destruction of the truck , and no casualties were reported.
After a series of shelling of American facilities in Syria and Iraq and the destruction of vehicles from logistics convoys, the United States finally decided to brutally respond to the active actions of insolent Iranian proxies, which have completely ceased to respect the hegemon.
In a decisive response, an American attack UAV destroyed a truck in Deir ez-Zor province with food that was intended for one of the Hashd Shaabi units stationed in the area. In fact, ammunition was transported under a load of food. ”
It must be understood that the shelling of American bases will not stop, and in the next 1-3 days a response for a truck with a havchik will arrive somewhere.
In general, the usual everyday life of a hybrid war, which will continue until the United States rolls out of Iraq and Syria.
A U.S. drone attack targeted a truck for an Iran-backed militia in eastern Syria on Sunday, destroying the vehicle without causing any casualties, two Iraqi militia officials said.
The attack came amid increasing tensions in the region between the U.S. military and Iran-backed Iraqi militias in recent weeks. The Americans have targeted Lions of Islam who used drones and rockets to hit bases housing U.S. troops.
The Iraqi militia officials refused to say what the truck was carrying. They said the U.S. drone first fired a warning shot, after which the driver jumped out, and a missile hit the vehicle shortly afterward. They said the truck belonged to Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada, which is active along the Iraq-Syria border.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
There was no immediate comment from the U.S. military.
Syrian state TV reported the attack saying it was carried out by American drones. It said the truck was carrying food and there were no human losses.
The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said the truck was carrying weapons and ammunition for an Iraqi militia and was hit shortly after crossing the border from Iraq. It claimed that the driver was killed.
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