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Nov 12: Ankara voiced reservations over language in the final statement regarding the departure of foreign forces. It has long stressed a difference between the presence of its troops in Libya that were invited by a UN-recognised government and those imported by other factions.
Mercenaries from Russia's Wagner Group are entrenched alongside the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), which was supported in the war by Moscow, along with the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. The former Tripoli government had support from Turkish regular forces in Libya as advisers, and from allied Syrian fighters, the Turkish government has said. Diplomats have said Turkey was unlikely to act before there were departures from forces in the east.
That sounds like the Sultan Erdogan we know so well, Bertie Crains2651. He’s not one to give up a paying client, especially one like this that pays literally in gold from the Libyan national treasury.
[SAHARAREPORTERS] The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Nigerian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to issue directives to the police to arraign the bandidos and holy warriors in their custody.
The nation's Christian body said this would serve as a deterrent to ravaging Boko Haram ...not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality... Death Eaters and others assailants in the North.
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12/02/2021 00:00 ||
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[SHAFAQ] Huqooq movement, the political wing of Kata'ib Hezbollah (Iran's most powerful proxy in Iraq), voiced its rejection of the final election results announced by the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), warning of plunging the country into "dark and perilous" paths."The election results are illegitimate given the size of manipulation and fraud the will of the voters was subject to in the 10/10 election," a statement of the movement said on Wednesday. They didn't win, y'see.
Huqooq said that "IHEC and the Judicial Commission [for the elections] did not look into the evidence-supported appeals it presented "subjectively and impartially."
"We were prompted to withdraw our observers before the completion of the virtual recount they were running because they were prevented from direct observation."
"IHEC's insistence upon wasting the movement's electoral entitlements by keeping the results as they are will spawn a parliament that lacks legitimacy and does not reflect the Iraqis opinion."
The movement called on the Supreme Federal Court to carefully examine the evidence the movement had presented, warning that "what happened on October 10 is a serious deviation from the democratic course we wish to our country. It threatens to plunge the country into dark and perilous pathways."
Iraq's Shiite firebrand ...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments... holy manMoqtada Tater al-Sadr ...hereditary Iraqi holy man and leader of a political movement in Iraq. He had his hereditary rival, al-Khoei, assassinated only a few hours after the holy rival's appearance out of exile in 2003. Formerly an Iranian catspaw, lately he's gagged over some of their more outlandish antics, then went back to catspawry... was confirmed Tuesday as the biggest winner of last month's parliamentary election, that had sparked charges of voter fraud from pro-Iranian factions.
The announcement of the results had been put off for weeks amid tensions over allegations of fraud and violence, that culminated on November 7 in an liquidation attempt targeting Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, from which he emerged unharmed. The attack was not claimed by any group.
Al-Sadr's movement won nearly a fifth of seats, 73 out of the assembly's total 329, IHEC said, after a lengthy manual recount of hundreds of ballot boxes.
Trailing behind Sadr's bloc in the Shiite camp with 17 seats was al-Fatah (Conquest) Alliance, the political arm of the pro-Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites.... al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces-PMF) former paramilitary force, which is now integrated into Iraq's state security apparatus.
PMF leaders had rejected the preliminary result -- which was sharply down from their 48 seats in the outgoing assembly, as a "scam", and their supporters have held street protests chanting "No to fraud".
Their activists have staged sit-in protests outside Baghdad's ultra-secure Green Zone district, where the government, the assembly and many foreign embassies are located.
Despite the significant loss of seats, the Hashed remains a powerful force in the Iraqi political scene, backed by Iran and with a strength of 160,000 fighters.
It can also count on a key ally that made a surprise comeback in the polls, former premier Nouri al-Maliki's pro-Iran State of Law Alliance clinched 33 seats in the legislature.
Analysts have warned that, in a country still recovering from decades of war and chaos, and where most parties have armed wings, political disputes could spark a dangerous escalation.
The final results must now be sent to the federal court for ratification.
The parliament will then hold its inaugural session and elect a president, who will in turn appoint a prime minister to be approved by the legislature.
In multi-confessional and multi-ethnic Iraq, the formation of governments has involved complex negotiations ever since a US-led invasion toppled dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Posts and ministries have typically been handed out according to compromises reached by the main blocs in backroom talks, rather than to reflect the numbers of seats parties have won.
Al-Sadr, a former leader of an anti-US militia who has often surprised observers with his political manoeuvres, has called for a "majority" government with other leading blocs, possibly excluding powerful Shiite actors like al-Fatah.
Analysts said he could strike deals with Sunni and Kurdish groups, such as those of outgoing parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi's bloc, with 37 seats, and/or the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), with 31.
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[An Nahar] The judicial path has been "affected by the political path" in the Beirut port blast investigation and there are fears that truth might never be reached, judicial sources said. That's the objective of the perps.
Beirut port blast investigator Judge Tarek Bitar is now suspended, pending the implementation of the decision of the General Commission of the Court of Cassation, the sources added.
The Court of Cassation last week said it is the only authority eligible to look into recusal requests against Bitar.
"We are now waiting for the pending recusal requests to be transferred from the Court of Appeals to the Court of Cassation," the judicial sources added.
"Higher Judicial Council head Suheil Abboud will have to choose which chamber of the Court of Cassation’s chambers will look into these requests," the sources said.
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[REGNUM] In November 2021, seven Syrian soldiers were killed and 24 were wounded from terrorist attacks, Deputy Head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit said at a December 1 briefing . That's it? That's the best they could do?
He clarified that six of the seven dead were the victims of enemy snipers. Piss poor performance by the Turks and their sock puppets. I'd send a letter to Erdogan if I knew his address.
"As a result of the shelling of terrorists from the territory of the Idlib de-escalation zone in November 2021, seven Syrian soldiers were killed. Six of them became victims of militants' sniper fire. A total of 24 Syrian military personnel were injured, including 14 Syrian soldiers were wounded by sniper shots," Kulit said. Tut.
In total, in November 2021, 258 attacks by Syrian troops from the territory of the Idlib de-escalation zone were recorded. The militants fired a mortar attack 163 times, opened fire from artillery pieces and MLRS installations 47 times. In other cases, the terrorists used small arms.
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