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Five Civilians Killed in Mortar Attack in Zabul: Official
[ToloNews] At least five civilians, including three children and two women, were killed after a mortar landed on civilian homes in the city of Qalat, the center of Zabul province in the south of Afghanistan, a health official said.

The incident happened during a clash between government forces and the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
on the outskirts of Qalat on Thursday evening.

Nazir Harifal, a chief physician at Zabul Hospital, said 12 more were maimed in the incident.

He said that some of the maimed are at death's door.

Zabul police blamed the Taliban for the incident. Taliban so far has not commented on the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336087 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Afghanistan: Heavy clashes between Taliban and government forces in Herat

Colonel Cassad adds:
Today the American B-52s attacked Taliban militants in the area of ​​the provincial capital of Herat, which is in fact surrounded by the Taliban. It is believed that the US Air Force strikes were in response to the Taliban shelling of the UN office in Herat, as a result of which the police officers guarding the UN were injured (one of them died), as well as threats of the loss of the capital. On this occasion, UN officials condemned the attack and called on the Taliban to be more responsible and hinted that the Taliban are lying when they say they have nothing to do with it.

Herat Airport is under threat of loss.
A month ago, the Italians handed it over to the Afghan army.

It was occupied by Taliban fighters tonight, but the government says the militants were forced out of the airport.

Also during the fighting in Herat, the commander of the 1st brigade was captured along with four bodyguards. Apart from the Humvees, shooters and ammunition are still available.

In general, despite the pretentious statements about the imminent counteroffensive of the Afghan army, so far it is with great difficulty holding the provincial centers. The Taliban obviously has full operational initiative and can choose the place and time of launching new attacks, concentrating significant forces in key areas, which translates into an expansion of the sphere of control over small cities and rural areas, as a result of which more Afghans are already living in the territories controlled by the Taliban. than in government-controlled territory.

Boris Rozhin is a Russian military journalist

The Story behind the Taliban attack on UN facility:
US authorities condemn attack on UN base in Afghan Herat
[REGNUM] The attack by militants on the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) mission in the Afghan city of Herat is strongly condemned by the American authorities, said in a statement on July 30, the US Permanent Representative to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

The diplomat noted that Washington is urging to find and punish the perpetrators of this crime. In addition, according to Thomas-Greenfield, the US government continues to call for an immediate end to clashes in the republic, which worsen the humanitarian situation and lead to the death of local residents, as well as an increase in the flow of refugees.

As reported by IA REGNUM , on July 30 the headquarters of the UN mission in Herat was fired upon from artillery and grenade launchers. As a result of the attack, an Afghan police officer was killed and several other security officials were injured.

Flights Canceled at Herat Airport as Clashes Enter 2nd Day
[ToloNews] All flights were canceled at the Herat airport on the second day of clashes between government forces and the Taliban near the city of Herat in the west of Afghanistan on Friday, sources said.

Sources said that Taliban attacked a UN office in Herat and some outposts in the south of the city. Two security guards at the UN office were killed in the attack, sources from Herat said.

Dozens of families in the south of the city of Herat left their houses as clashes intensified there on Friday.

“People have left their houses… Taliban and other terrorist groups should realize that today’s Afghanistan is not the one it was 20 years ago,” said Abdul Qayum Rezaee, a Herat resident.

“Taliban should agree on peace if they are Muslims,” said Wali Mohammad, a Herat resident.

One of the frontlines was on the two sides of Malan Bridge in the south of the city.

Najibullah, an army soldier, said he is fighting against the Taliban on the frontline for the last two days. He said Taliban have stationed in people’s houses and that this impedes progress in their operations.

“Taliban are using people’s houses as a shield. We have not started our operation against the Taliban to avoid harm to civilians,” Najibullah said.

“We are not making progress to avoid harm to civilians. Taliban are attacking us using people’s houses and mosques,” said Mohammad Ismail, an army officer in Herat.

The public resistance force led by former mujahedeen leader and Jamiat-e-Islami’s senior member Mohammad Ismail Khan are also fighting against the Taliban in support of the Afghan forces.

“The enemy had an attack and we pushed their attack by imposing casualties to them. We saw some Taliban bodies and they were Pakistanis,” said Mohammad Amiri, a member of public resistance force.

“We are defending the country and the honor of the country. Our jihad against the Taliban will continue,” said Sayed Ahmad, a public resistance force member.

The government and the Taliban claim to have inflicted casualties on each other in Herat clashes, but no details are available in this respect.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336091 views] Top|| File under: Tablighi Jamaat

Fighting continues in Helmand
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Boris Rozhin

[ColonelCassad] During the night, Taliban fighters entered the provincial capital of Helmand. Street fighting still continues in the city.

Afghan special forces commanders say there are heavy street fighting and the Taliban are pushing, but the military is holding the city center and a number of key administrative buildings. By the evening of July 30, the battle was raging 100 meters from the Helmand provincial police headquarters. During the fighting, losses were suffered by both military and militants, as well as civilians who fell under the gunfire.

Commando squads are urgently deployed to the city by helicopters to contain Taliban attacks. Super-Tucano attack aircraft made a series of strikes in the area of ​​the city.

For the Afghan government, these developments could be critical. If it succeeds in keeping Lashkar Gah, it will look like a defeat for the Taliban, which will somewhat destroy the picture of non-stop success created by the Taliban and show that even without direct US assistance, the Afghan military can defeat the Taliban. Therefore, by getting involved in the battles for Lashkar Gah, the Taliban are also at risk, since failure can cause some damage to their strategy. And he will also not be able to retreat without costs, since the authorities will declare that they have successfully repelled the Taliban offensive.

The government cannot retreat either, since the surrender of Lashkar Gakh could lead to a repetition of this scenario in other provincial centers, which would mean a collapse for the regime in Kabul. Therefore, the battles for the provincial capital of Helmand are unjustifiably important, although if you look at Lashkar Gah itself, this is a city with a population of about 50,000 people (plus 5K-10K refugees). Its significance in the current realities is rather moral and political.

In addition, the Taliban became completely insolent and began to infiltrate the suburbs of Kandahar, placing their checkpoints on secondary roads. For the last three days, special forces, with the support of attack helicopters, tried in every possible way to drive away their cities, and with the support of the US Air Force, which launched several airstrikes in the Kandahar region.

Also, the Americans bombed the Taliban positions at the Spin Boldak border crossing on the border with Pakistan, which the Taliban captured 2 weeks ago. The army has not yet been able to regain control over this checkpoint, which currently brings in hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
Posted by: badanov || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336096 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Deadly Clashes Erupt in Western Libya
[LIBYAREVIEW] On Friday, festivities erupted in the al-Maya region of western Libya between a militia headed by Mohammed El-Far from al-Zawiya, and another headed by Muammar al-Dhawi al-Warshafani from Warshafana. According to eyewitnesses, medium and heavy weapons were used during the fighting.The festivities led to the use of mortars, with photos circulated on social media showing plumes of smoke rising from the middle of residential neighbourhoods. It was reported that the festivities reached the 27 Bridge vicinity, west of 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...
Last week, Libya’s Ministry of Interior announced that Security forces in Gasr bin Ghashir in southern Tripoli, arrested a man for putting ammunition for heavy and medium weapons up for sale.

In a statement, the MoI said that members of the Criminal Investigation Department questioned the man who admitted that he had kept the ammunition in his relative’s farm.

It added that the seized ammunition included four boxes of tank ammunition, each box containing two shells, as well as other four boxes of M-type ammunition. This is in addition to 28 artillery shells, ASPGs, a number of mortars, a bag containing four suspected mines, four missiles of an unknown type, one 106-caliber shell, and a missile battery.

The ministry also stated the ammunition was subsequently confiscated, and the farm’s owner was referred to the Public Prosecutors office.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336097 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Libyan Coastal Road Officially Reopened
[LIBYAREVIEW] After more than two years of closure, Libya’s 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) announced on Friday, the immediate reopening of the Coastal Road linking eastern and western Libya.

Khairy al-Tamimi, a member of the JMC, said that "the Libyan Joint Military Commission assures all citizens using the Coastal Road that it will take all security measures professionally and completely impartially, to ensure the safety of citizens’ passage."

Al-Tamimi added that the JMC reiterated that it would prevent the movement of military convoys on the road between the Abu-Qrain Gate to the al-Talatin Gate, west of Sirte.

The JMC announced the assignment of a number of officers to monitor the situation, and called on the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to quickly take measures to ensure the presence of international observers on the ground. This is in order to contribute to supporting the Libyan monitoring mechanism.

It renewed its call for the Government of National Unity (GNU) to accelerate the appointment of a Defense Minister, and also pointed out the start of preparatory measures to remove mercenaries and imported muscle from Libya. It called on all countries to implement the Security Council resolutions related to the expulsion of mercenaries, and the outcomes of both Berlin Conferences.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336084 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Yemen’s (Houthi) Armed Forces have announced the liberation of two districts in al-Bayda Province
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336091 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Customs officials in Sharjah have thwarted an attempt to smuggle a huge haul of drugs into the UAE
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#1  For decades Sharjah, espcially its airport and airfields, was a notorious smugglers haven. Interesting to note that times don't change all that much.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/31/2021 12:37 Comments || Top||

Saudi-led military coalition battling the rebel Houthis in Yemen claimed it thwarted attempted “enemy drone” attack on Saudi merchant ship
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Fifth Column
Portland trans antifa famous for her 5 o'clock shadow and dresses has been charged over an attack at a Subway
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336092 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I don't understand this shit, If you attack me, I'm going to try my best to stomp your head in. Why won't ppl fight back against the fags? Or whatever the fuck they are.
Posted by: Chris || 07/31/2021 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  But the Black Blockers never go one on one, but approach their target as a trained mob, some attacking while others scream and hold up cell phones to video tape the situation. Some are criminals, some are mentally unbalanced in stereotypical ways, some are true believers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2021 0:24 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm also not your normal Rantburg poster, better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6. I have no problem with their vids and have no problem making a lil dumber if you know what I mean. They know where to go and not to go.
Posted by: Chris || 07/31/2021 1:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Chris,
If you’re not a 1/6er you’re a normal RB poster.
Big talk no action.
Tell me what you’ve done big boy.
Posted by: Xyz || 07/31/2021 1:23 Comments || Top||

#6  XYZ, I have enough sense to defend myself, I don't go out hunting trouble. But, know for sure if it finds me I will fight back. I'm not the typical Rantburg poster by any means I've been to jail plenty and have a pretty violent past myself.
Posted by: Chris || 07/31/2021 11:11 Comments || Top||

#7  I’m not sure there is a typical Rantburger.

I’m glad you found Rantburg, Chris, however roundabout your path here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2021 13:44 Comments || Top||

#8  I have been coming to Rantburg for almost 20 years don't know what you mean by roundabout my path though.
Posted by: Chris || 07/31/2021 13:52 Comments || Top||

#9  and I am by no means trying to disparage any other ppl here.
Posted by: Chris || 07/31/2021 13:54 Comments || Top||

#10  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2021 18:38 Comments || Top||

#11  Skidmark, perhaps the reason is because the trans folks have been sold a bill of goods and they know it, and want revenge on somebody.
Posted by: james || 07/31/2021 21:26 Comments || Top||

#12  however roundabout your path here

I took that to be a reference to our diverse diversity here at the 'Burg - lots of people with different backgrounds, experience, and expertise. Seems whatever is going on, somebody here knows something about it, oftentimes quite a bit. It is what makes Rantburg University work. Also poetry.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/31/2021 22:01 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkey: 7 members of a Kurdish family killed and their house burnt to the ground.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336086 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Jammu drone strike, LeM module: NIA raids 14 locations in J&K
[OneIndia] Raids are being conducted at 14 locations in connection with separate cases. The raids are taking place after the attack on the Jammu air base where drones were used to drop explosives.

The second cases relates to the terror group Lashkar-e-Mustafa, a proxy of the 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...
. The raids are being conducted by the National Investigation Agency in Banihal, Shopian, Anantnag 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....
regions. Raids are also taking place in Sunjwan in Jammu.

On June 27 a drone dropped off two explosives at the Jammu air base in which two personnel sustained minor injuries. There have been a spate of drone sightings in the aftermath of that incident. The NIA took up the probe into the case.

Last week the NIA arrested two forces of Evil of the LeM, an offshoot of the JeM. The case was registered in the Gangyal District of Jammu in February this year. The case relates to a conspiracy by the terror group which is affiliated to the Jaish-e-Mohammad.

The group had planned on carrying on terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir with an intention of threatening the illusory sovereignty, integrity and security of India. Investigation has revealed that both the aforementioned arrested accused persons were co- conspirators and were involved in transportation of two separate consignments of illegal arms/ammunition from Bihar to Mohali and Ambala. The said weapons were further transported to the accused Hidayat Ullah Malik, self declared commander-in-chief of LeM in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Suspected Pak drones noticed at 3 locations in JK's Samba
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336083 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Four CRPF personnel, civilian injured in Baramulla grenade attack

Quoting a senior police officer, news agency GNS reported that the grenade attack took place at Khanpora bridge.

Four CRPF personnel and a civilian suffered splinter injuries in the attack, said the officer, adding that the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

He said the area has been cordoned off to nab the militants who carried out the attack.
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Soldier injured while defusing live explosive shell in Bandipora village
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After Hisham al-Khozaei, another citizen dies in custody of torture in Basra
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ISIS kills seven; wounds 17 people in Saladin
[SHAFAQ] A security source reported on Friday, that 24 people were killed and maimed in an ISIS attack in Saladin.

The source told Shafaq News Agency that ISIS members attacked a funeral in the village of Albu Jili on the outskirts of Yathrib district, south of Saladin.

He added, "festivities erupted between ISIS and the citizens, which killed seven, and maimed 17 others."

He confirmed that police forces rushed to the scene of the accident but ISIS elements withdrew to the orchards near the accident.

For his part; The Governor of Saladin condemned the attack considering it "a dangerous sign, and we must all be aware of this danger..."

al-Jabr directed the security services to begin investigating to find the perpetrators.

It’s noteworthy that the outskirts of Yathrib contain hideouts for terrorist organizations due to the density of orchards.

In the same context, another security source said ISIS turbans killed a farmer and his mother north of the capital, Baghdad.

Iraq declared final victory over ISIS in 2017 after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the hard boy group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.

Yet, ISIS still has sleeper cells in several Iraqi Governorates.

The terrorist organization is recently active in different areas in the country by killing and kidnapping citizens as well as clashing with the security forces.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336098 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Kurdish kolbar shot by Iranian border guards may lose leg
Cross-border smuggling is not for those afraid of risk.
[RUDAW.NET] A Kurdish kolbar shot in the leg by Iranian border guards on Wednesday in Kurdistan province may need to have his limb amputated, a rights group told Rudaw English on Friday.

Rasoul Molani was hit in his left leg when Iranian border guards opened fire on him and a group of kolbars in the Barvish Kani border area of Baneh on Wednesday, the Gay Paree-based Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported on Friday.

Molani is currently at Salah al-Din Ayubi hospital in Baneh, and his injury is serious, according to KHRN founder Rebin Rahmani.

"His wounds are deep and several sources have told us that he is at risk for amputation, while another source told us that his leg has already been amputated. It is not certain, but we know that his wound is serious," Rahmani told Rudaw English.

Kolbars are semi-legal porters who transport untaxed goods across the Kurdistan Region-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...
border and sometimes the Iran-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
border, crossing the mountainous frontier, carrying heavy loads on their backs. They are constantly targeted by Iranian border guards and are sometimes victims of natural disasters. Many are pushed into the profession by poverty and a lack of alternative employment, particularly in Iran's Kurdish provinces.

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336081 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Turkish warplanes bomb civilian/livestock areas in Northern Iraq under pretext of fighting the PKK

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Jewish suspect indicted over 2 months after mob assault of Arab man
[IsraelTimes] Petah Tikva resident, 22, among several Jews who allegedly waited in Herzilya mosque’s parking lot until cop car drove away before beating and stabbing Ghassan Yahya.

A Jewish suspect in the brutal mob assault of an Arab man in Herzliya in May was apprehended and charged this week after managing to evade police for over two months.

The indictment filed against 22-year-old Shaked Siboni at the Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday included a terror charge, as well as charges of aggravated assault and intentional sabotage of a vehicle.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2021 00:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336103 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They headed out with equipment for an assault, such as batons, hammers, knives and gasoline

They forgot the matches, darn it.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/31/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

Confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the town of Beit Ummar
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336102 views] Top|| File under: PLO

US hails EU’s decision to adopt new sanctions regime on individuals in Lebanon that have caused the crisis-struck nation to an almost complete collapse

After years of being urged to do so, the EU announced a sanctions regime that includes potential travel bans to the EU and asset freezes on entities linked to those sanctioned.

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According to a senior EU diplomat, Hungary was still opposed to the sanctions regime until late Thursday. Hungary has voiced its public support for Gebran Bassil, the Lebanese president’s son-in-law who was sanctioned by the US last year for acts of corruption.

The US has mainly been the sole enforcer of sanctions on Lebanese officials for acts of corruption or their ties to Hezbollah, a designated terrorist organization by Washington and several European and Gulf countries.

But France, which distinguishes between the Iran-backed group’s so-called military and political wings, has been the major obstacle in the face of a unified international policy for Beirut.

US-based sources familiar with the matter have said the US is working on announcing more sanctions on Lebanese politicians or members of their inner circles in the near future.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336080 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

Russian warplanes target with missiles the vicinity of the towns of Kansafra and Al-Fatirah in Jabal Al-Zawiya
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336087 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Americans and Russians fighting in Hasakah:
[SyrianObserver] Local sources circulated a video showing clashes between Russian and U.S. forces in the countryside of Hassakeh, according to SY-24.

Local sources circulated a video showing clashes of hands between Russian and U.S. patrol agents in the countryside of Hassakeh in eastern Syria.

According to the sources, U.S. armored vehicles blocked a patrol of Russian forces between the villages of Batrzan and Derni in the Hasaka countryside.

She noted that the dispute in Hassakeh had developed into clashes between Russian and U.S. soldiers, without any information on casualties or injuries between the two parties.

The incident provoked sarcastic reactions on social media from Syrians, who said the eastern region has frequently experienced differences between Russian and U.S. forces.

These differences are due to a desire to penetrate east of the Euphrates, as it is a strategic area with a large number of oil and gas wells.

Meanwhile in Daraa governate:
Syrian military stabilizes situation in Daraa province, Russian Defense Ministry says
[TASS] Since July 30 a ceasefire has been established

Syrian servicemen have managed to stabilize the situation in Daraa province where the militants of one of the anti-government groups earlier attacked the positions of government troops, Counter Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria reported at a briefing on Friday.

"The efforts of the armed forces of the Syrian Arab Republic have stabilized the situation in Daraa, and since July 30 a ceasefire has been established. Syria’s security structures reached agreements with the leaders of armed formations on settling the situation," he said.

The official reiterated that "in recent days the situation in the area of the populated locality of Daraa al-Balad of Daraa province has significantly aggravated where armed clashes between groups of illegal armed formations and Syria’s law enforcement have become more frequent."

And in Aleppo governate:
Militants shell Syria’s army positions near Aleppo
[TASS] Three servicemen of the Syrian Arab Army sustained wounds

Militants operating in the Idlib de-escalation zone controlled by Turkey have shelled Syrian army positions near Aleppo using a mortar leaving three servicemen wounded, Counter Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria reported at a briefing on Friday.

"On July 30, the militants of illegal armed formations acting on the territory of the Idlib de-escalation zone controlled by Turkey’s armed forces, opened mortar fire on the positions of Syria’s government forces. From the area of the populated locality of Kafer Hanni in Aleppo province, the militants fired two 120-mm mines on the positions of the Syrian Arab Republic’s armed forces in the area of the populated locality of Urum es-Sughra southwest of Aleppo. As a result of the shelling, three servicemen of the Syrian Arab Army sustained wounds," he said.

Over the past 24 hours, 32 instances of shelling on the part of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) have been recorded in the Idlib de-escalation zone. Out of them, 19 attacks have been in Idlib province, six - in Latakia province, four attacks in Aleppo province and three attacks have been registered in Hama province.

On December 29, 2014, the Russian Supreme Court declared the islamist Jabhat al-Nusra group a terrorist organization. The extremist organization’s activities are outlawed in Russia.
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Tanker managed by Israeli firm attacked off Oman, killing two

Al Ahram adds:
The firm managing an oil tanker attacked off Oman says two of its crew were killed in the assault.

Zodiac Maritime said Friday that the two crew members came from the United Kingdom and Romania. It said it knew of no other injuries among the crew.

The attack on Thursday night targeted Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street just northeast of the Omani island of Masirah.

The location is over 300 kilometers (185 miles) southeast of Oman's capital, Muscat.

London-based Zodiac Maritime, part of Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer's Zodiac Group, earlier issued a statement naming the ship as the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street. Zodiac Maritime described the ship as being Japanese owned.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336142 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#2  Obviously too few high-ranking Iranian officials in Syria are being targeted. Time to up the tempo.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 07/31/2021 13:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe the "Syrian" city the Israelis need to hit is Qom. Too bad we can't lend them a dozen B-52s for an old-fashioned ARCLIGHT strike. Those have a tendency to concentrate the mind something extraordinary.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 07/31/2021 21:21 Comments || Top||

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