[ToloNews] Statistics by the internal security commission of the Wolesi Jirga indicates that the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) has engaged with the Taliban ...Arabic for students... in 200 points in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, ...back at the abandoned silver mine, a triangular dorsal fin appeared in the water. Then another... Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense in a statement said that 148 Taliban fighters have been killed in fighting with Afghan cops, and more than 160 others were maimed.
The Taliban claimed to have killed over 50 security force members and maimed dozens more.
The Taliban also claimed that they had taken over a key military base in the Shinkai district of Zabul.
In the meantime, footage went viral on social media showing the Taliban apparently accompanying a convoy of security forces in the Shinkai district of Zabul.
Amrullah Saleh, the First Vice President of Afghanistan, said the footage was a "pre-planned intelligence secret," and, in such moments, there is no need to disclose secrets of the operations in the name of freedom of expression and pave the way for the enemy to take advantage of the issue.
"Thoughtless speakers can say whatever they want. There is no doubt the country is passing through difficult days. At the same time, casualties among the ignorant and abhorrent group (Taliban) are three times higher than our security forces. Do not trust in propaganda," said Saleh in a Facebook post.
"You must represent the courage and determination of the security and defense forces of the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Afghanistan. You must be the spokesmen of the bravery and resistance of the country’s forces. Whatever was written about Zabul so far has not been real," added Saleh.
"The question of why are they accompanying the Taliban, there is something vague behind it politically," said Nasrullah Ziarmal, a former military officer.
"This shows that the collapse (of the outpost) occurred due to a deal," said Shabanah Khoshal, a civil society activist in Zabul.
"The head of security and the deputy governor went there to help and all the military equipment was left behind for the enemy-- this was a political surrender," said Atta Jan Haqbayan, the head of Zabul provincial council.
The Taliban claimed they have seized all of the entire military equipment from the base.
"The equipment left behind is not useable," said Abdul Matin Hassankhel, deputy commander of the 205 Atal Army Corps.
The Taliban also claimed to have taken over a military base in Bagahwi village of Sar-e-Pul ...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone... province in northern Afghanistan and to have seized over 50 different types of military equipment.
Meanwhile, ...back at the abandoned silver mine, a triangular dorsal fin appeared in the water. Then another... Sibghatullah Selab, the deputy head of the Faryab provincial council, said that the center of Shireen Tagab district had fallen to the Taliban this afternoon.
He said that the Taliban had sent a message to the security forces in the area to lay down their arms and surrender.
According to Selab, the Taliban have transferred the soldiers to an unknown location.
He said that the Taliban took 160 pieces of military equipment, including vehicles such as "Humvees and Rangers."
TOLOnews’ news hound did not manage to obtain a comment from the 209 Shaheen Army Corps.
Over the past two months, the government has lost 30 districts to the Taliban, which makes up 8 percent of the country.
Previously, the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said that 210 districts, which makes up 54 percent of the entire territory in Afghanistan, are under the control of the government, 132 districts are contested and 46 districts are under Taliban control.
The fallen districts are Oba in Herat ...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns... ; Shahrak, Tolak and Saghar in Ghor; Poshtrod and Lash Jawin in Farah; Jond and Murghab in Badghis; Dawlat Abad and Qaisar in Faryab; Sayyad and Sozma Qala in Sar-e-Pul; Burka in Baghlan; Ashkamash in Takhar; Zare in Balkh; Washir in Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... ; Arghistan in Kandahar; Shinkai and Arghandab in Zabul; Chinarto and Gizab in Uruzgan; Duab and Mandol in Nuristan; Arghanchkhaw in Badakhshan; Dahyak, Jaghato, Rashidan and Ab Band in Ghazni; Charkh in Pashtun-infested Logar; Nerkh and Jalrez in Maidan Wardak and Dawlat Shah in Laghman ...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men... "Those who are planning the war, their planning has lots of shortcomings, supply is not taking place properly," said Mohammad Radmanish.
With the expansion of war in 24 provinces of Afghanistan, the fundamental question is how to prevent the present situation?
"The government should put aside its internal problems and should consult everyone so that we move out of this situation," said MP Khan Agha Rezayee.
In Balkh province, reports say the Taliban has detonated a Humvee full of explosives near the police headquarters in Dawlat Abad.
[IsraelTimes] Security teams at Britannia’s Manchester Arena "should have prevented or minimized" the impact of the 2017 terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people, a public inquiry finds.
The suicide kaboom, as concert-goers were leaving the show, was perpetrated by 22-year-old Salman Abedi,
...one of the more notable members of the Manchester Libyan jihadi crowd. The parental generation ties back to the al-Qaeda-aligned Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in the 1990s, while the kids pledged to the even more romantic ISIS. Not that it makes much difference in the end — the networks overlap personnel-wise, it’s just a matter of the name on the checking account paying their expenses...
a Mancunian of Libyan descent.
In a report examining security measures at the venue in northwest England, inquiry chairman John Saunders says Arena operator SMG, security provider Showsec and British Transport Police all missed opportunities to either prevent or mitigate the attack, which took place on May 22, 2017.
"The security arrangements for the Manchester Arena should have prevented or minimized the devastating impact of the attack," he writes.
"Salman Abedi should have been identified on 22nd May 2017 as a threat by those responsible for the security of Arena and a disruptive intervention undertaken.
"Had that occurred, I consider it likely that Salman Abedi would still have detonated his device, but the loss of life and injury is highly likely to have been less," he adds.
The inquiry had heard that an officer from British Transport Police was supposed to be present in the foyer of the arena at the end of the show, where the bomb exploded, but nobody was there.
A Showsec security guard also told the inquiry that he had a "bad feeling" when he saw Abedi around five minutes before the attack, but did not approach him for fear of being called a racist.
"I felt unsure about what to do," says Kyle Lawler, who was aged 18 at the time of the attack. "I did not want people to think I am stereotyping him because of his race."
Lawler says he had tried to radio the control room, but that he gave up as he could not get through due to radio traffic.
The Japanese government has written to @OregonGovBrown after a prison escapee severely beat 2 Japanese women. One suffered a skull fracture & hemorrhaging. The other required 4 surgeries. Oregon activists have been demanding abolishment of police & prisons.https://t.co/5u6iqXQBKK
[IsraelTimes] 2 accused of attempted murder, 3rd indicted as accomplice to multiple attacks including mistaken assault on Arab home.
Two men were charged with attempted murder and one man as an accomplice in connection with several firekabooms in Jaffa last month, including one that left a 12-year-old Arab boy seriously injured, Tel Aviv prosecutors announced on Thursday.
Ahmad Daoud, 21 and Rizak Jarboa, 35, are accused of the attempted murder of Muhammad Gintazi, while 38-year-old Raed Jarboa was indicted for aiding them in the attack, which also injured Gintazi’s 10-year-old sister.
The three, all Arab residents of Jaffa, were accused of planning and carrying out attacks on Jewish homes in the city’s Ajami neighborhood "out of a nationalist motive," with the attack on the Gintazi family home a case of mistaken identity.
The indictment said Daoud and Rizak Jarboa prepared the Molotov cocktails in the presence of Raed Jarboa, before the two took the Molotov cocktails and attacked nearby homes to "cause the deaths of Jews."
The three were also charged with additional offenses including arson, attempted arson, obstruction of justice and weapons offenses in connection with the firekabooms they allegedly carried out on a number of homes in the city.
Muhammad Gintazi suffered burns to 18 percent of his body in the May 14 attack and suffered smoke inhalation. Doctors have since said his condition has improved. He and his sister are both traumatized by the attack and the family home was seriously damaged.
The attacks came as violence spread across Israel’s mixed Jewish-Arab cities following festivities between Jerusalem police and Paleostinian rioters in and near the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount — Judaism’s holiest site and Islam’s third-holiest — and amid the planned eviction of Paleostinians from homes in Sheikh Jarrah, an East Jerusalem neighborhood.
The violence also sparked an intense 11-day battle between Israel and terror groups in Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... after Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede, fired rockets at Jerusalem.
The announcement of the indictments against the three came hours after police arrested Sheikh Yusuf Albaz, 63, a holy man in the central city of Lod on suspicion of incitement to violence, weeks after ethnic riots rocked the mixed Jewish-Arab city.
[NPASYRIA] 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... expands and increases its power in Syria through several projects to secure the export of Iranian goods for fear of an embargo by the Gulf states, said an economic expert on Thursday.
Searching for activating the agreements comes as an attempt to support the Iranian economy that has been witnessing a significant decline for more than a year, George Tabra, a pseudonym for a professor at the Faculty of Economy at the University of Damascus, told North Press.
"Iran is a country close to self-sufficiency, meaning that Syria is unable to meet any of Iran’s needs, but the agreements are in favor of passing Iranian goods to Syria," he added.
Tabra pointed out that the rail link project between Syria and Iran passing through Iraq is for securing the export of Iranian goods in the first class, for fear of an embargo by the Gulf states.
These agreements will enhance the Iranian control and presence in Syria with no good for Syria, according to the expert.
Yesterday, talks between ministers of the Syrian government and president of the Joint Syrian Iranian Economic Committee, Muhammad Islami were held.
The talks focused on the implementation of the rail link project, activation of free trade, exchange of goods, barter system and money transfer, according to official media outlets of the Syrian and Iranian governments.
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The two warships, former oil tanker Makran and domestically built destroyer Sahand, now appear to be moving up the African coast, though there is a possibility that they could change course once again Officials in the US believe the ships may have been preparing to conduct an arms transfer in Venezuela
They believe the change in course was the result of successful diplomatic pressure to have governments in the region turn the ships away
The US says it reached out diplomatically to both Venezuela and Cuba, warning them to turn the ships away
They now appear to be headed towards either the Mediterranean or Russia
TankerTrackers.com tweeted that they believe the warships are headed to Syria for military exercises with Russia and will reach Gibraltar around July 4
Last week was the first time Iranian warships ever rounded the Cape of Good Hope in Africa, showing the country's growing naval might
Iran has close ties with Venezuela and delivered oil to the US-sanction hit state
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin previously expressed concern about the ships
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[ARABNEWS] At least $250 million in UN humanitarian aid intended for refugees and poor communities in 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, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch... has been lost to banks selling the local currency at highly unfavorable rates, a Thomson Rooters Foundation investigation has found.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.