[ToloNews] At least 10 civilians were allegedly killed in a foreign forces operation in Tagab district of Kapisa province on Sunday night, local officials said Monday.
Mahfoz Safi, the provincial council’s deputy chief, said the incident occurred on Sunday night in the Badrab village during a foreign forces operation against Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... and as a result non-combatants were killed.
According to Safi, children and women were also among the victims and three others were maimed in the incident.
Safi said that all the victims were residents of the area.
However, we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by... Resolute Support rejected the claims of civilian casualties and in a statement to TOLOnews said: "During an Afghan army operation in Kapisa, the Afghan forces came under fire from a local mobilization militia. The Afghan army requested air support. US helicopters were present to provide the support and immediately came under fire from the local militia and returned fire in self-defense, resulting in the wounding of six militia. As the fog of war lifted and it became clear the militia had fired in error, the maimed militia members were airlifted and they are currently receiving treatment in a US hospital. We have no indication of non-combatant casualties," said Commander Grant Neeley, a US Forces ‐ Afghanistan front man.
Meanwhile, ...back at the pie fight, Bella went down under the weight of the custard... the Kapisa provincial governor’s front man confirmed an operation was carried out in the Tagab district but did not confirm the killing of civilians.
Meanwhile a member of Maidan Wardak provincial council said 13 members of one family were killed in a security forces operation in Jaghatu district in the province on Sunday night.
"During this operation, eight members of a family were killed in just an Arclight airstrike," Sharif Hotak, a member of the provincial council said.
Maidan Wardak officials rejected the claims of civilian casualties and said that the operation was launched against a Taliban prison in which eight security forces were freed from the jail.
Ministry of Defense also said the Afghan National Army launched the operation against Taliban in which the group suffered heavy fatalities.
Security forces said they destroyed a Taliban prison and released a number of soldiers who had been held in the illegal prison for the last two months.
"800 Taliban fighters had attacked us. In that attack, I was injured and then tossed in the clink Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! by Taliban," Fazl Subhan, a freed soldier said.
"We were seven soldiers, I was maimed and then the enemy arrested me," Moalem Khan, another freed soldier said.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan Military claims that the Arclight airstrikes in western Farah province have left at least 46 Death Eaters dead while 38 thousand kgs of explosives have been destroyed.
The 207th Zafar Corps of the Afghan Military in the West in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Khak Safid district.
The statement further added that 46 Death Eaters were killed and 6 others were maimed during the same airstrikes.
According to 207 Zafar Corps, at least five vehicles, 2 cycle of violences, and 38 thousand kilograms of explosives were also destroyed during air raids.
The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.
Farah was among the relatively calm provinces in West of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has tanked during the recent years.
The Talibs are active in some districts of the province and often carry out attacks against the government institutions and security forces.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A local Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... Commander was blown up by own explosives in eastern Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military in East said Monday.
According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military, the incident took place on Sunday in the vicinity of Ghani Khel district.
The statement further added that a local Taliban Überstürmbannführer identified as Ahmadshah was transporting an improvised bomb in a vehicle when the kaboom took place.
The Taliban Überstürmbannführer and his comrades were looking to plant the improvised bomb on Jalalabad-Torkham highway, the 201st Silab Corps said, adding that two Commander Ahmadshah’s comrades were maimed in the kaboom.
Taliban and other gunnies often use IED as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government but in majority of such attacks ordinary civilians are targeted, besides such attacks often claims the lives of the gunnies as well.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in its latest report stated that 1,692 non-combatants were killed in the first six months of 2018.
According to UNAMA, the use of improvised bombs (IEDs) in attacks by Anti-Government Elements remained the leading cause of civilian casualties.
[AlAhram] Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld the life imprisonment and death penalty sentences Monday handed to 135 people over the assaults on security forces in the town of Kerdasa in 2013.
The court rejected the appeals presented by the defendants over a criminal court sentence from July 2017, which saw 20 defendants sentenced to death, life sentences handed out to 80 defendants.
The attack on the Kerdasa cop shoppe, which saw 12 coppers and two civilians killed and their bodies mutilated, followed the forced and dispersal of sit-ins in support of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in Cairo in August 2013 that left hundreds dead and sparked nationwide unrest.
The case has been making its rounds in the court system since 2014, with a criminal court initially sentencing 188 defendants, some in absentia, to death.
[PRESSTV] Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have intercepted and targeted an unmanned aerial vehicle, belonging to the Saudi-led military coalition, as it was flying in the skies over the country’s strategic western province of Hudaydah.
An unnamed Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic... military source said Yemeni air defense forces and their allies shot down the drone as it was on a reconnaissance mission north of the al-Durayhimi district on Monday afternoon.
[AnNahar] Two migrants colonists, a Syrian and an Algerian national found in possession of firearms were locked away Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try! in the Bosnian capital at the weekend, police said Monday.
It was the first time that police found weapons with migrants colonists who have been passing through the Balkan country in growing numbers since the start of the year as they head towards western Europe.
"For the time being we do not know what they were planning to do with (the weapons)," a police spokeswoman told AFP.
"The two men tried to flee when police asked them for documents but they were quickly arrested," spokeswoman Suvada Kuldija said.
The arrests were carried out on Sunday evening.
Police searched several locations linked to the two where they found and seized a "rifle, four guns, a silencer and more than 100 bullets of different calibres," the spokeswoman added.
The 34-year-old Syrian national was officially registered with the authorities in charge of migrants colonists, while police were verifying the status of the 23-year-old Algerian.
Since the start of the year, 15,000 migrants colonists trying to reach western Europe ...also known as Moslem Lebensraum... have been registered in Bosnia, a minister said Sunday.
So far the influx does not compare with the hundreds of thousands who arrived in Europe via the 'Balkans Route' in 2015 and 2016, fleeing war and poverty across Africa and the Middle East.
The route was effectively closed in March 2016.
Now, most of the migrants colonists, who enter Bosnia from Serbia or Montenegro, stay for a few days in Sarajevo before heading towards the northwestern town of Bihac.
Bihac is on the border with Europan Union member Croatia, where they try to sneak into the bloc.
Since the 1990s wars that marked the collapse of Yugoslavia, the Balkans have been considered a centre for arms trafficking.
Jihadists who have carried out attacks in western Europe in recent years are also believed to have passed through.
[KTLA] A Salinas man was charged with four felony counts after being found with two homemade bombs in his vehicle at a traffic stop in Brea on Tuesday night, authorities said.
Saleh Ali, 47, was charged Thursday with intent to unlawfully make a destructive device, two counts of possession of a destructive device, and the sale and transportation of a destructive device, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. But they were Peace IEDs. Made with Love Shrapnel.
The DA’s office described the bombs as “improvised explosive devices,” and said they were “containers covered in shrapnel.”
The devices were taken by an Orange County sheriff’s bomb squad and Ali was arrested and put in Orange County Jail. Police said Thursday his bail was set at $500,000.
If convicted as charged, Ali will receive a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison.
He is due in court for a pre-trial hearing on Friday, Sept. 28.
[DAWN] GWADAR: Two bullet-riddled bodies were found in the Hoshab Thal area of the Kech district.
People in the area informed the local administration about the two bodies that had been dumped in an abandoned area. Levies officials rushed to the site and moved the bodies to the district hospital.
The dead were identified as Ghous Bakhsh and Sahil. Both were handed over to the family after autopsy. According to sources, the two were targeted from close range with injuries to the head and chest area.
Locals claimed that both victims were kidnapped by gunnies five day ago from the Hoshab area of Kech district.
Amir Muhammad, a resident of the area, returned home on Sunday after he went missing four years ago from a bazaar in the Kech district. "We are delighted to see him alive after four long years," family members said.
[PRESSTV] A total of five suspected Death Eaters and one Indian soldier have been killed in fierce fighting in Kashmire over the past two days, the Indian army says, amid an escalation of violence in the disputed territory following the cancelation of high-level talks between New Delhi and Islamabad.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, an Indian army front man said three Death Eaters and one Indian soldier were killed in a shootout along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmire on Monday.
The front man also said two other Death Eaters had earlier been killed in a shootout which began on Sunday after government troops noticed suspicious movement near the LoC ‐ the de facto border that separates the disputed Kashmire region between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistain and India.
The Indian army announced that the operation was still in progress.
The fatalities took place days after New Delhi pulled the plug on a meeting between its foreign minister and her Pak counterpart set for next week on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, just 24 hours after saying it would go ahead.
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[Iraq News] Eight Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... members were incarcerated Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! in djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... , the Iraqi Security Media Center said on Monday.
In a statement, the Interior Ministry’s Spokesperson Saad Maan, said Nineveh Police "managed to arrest eight Islamic State members who were wanted for judiciary."
The Death Eaters, according to the statement, "worked for the group’s so-called soldiers department. There were also those who worked for the group’s security and Hisbah (vigilantism) departments, while the group was in control of Mosul city."
They were arrested in districts of al-Zahraa, Sumar and al-Qadisiya, west of Mosul, it added.
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Four soldiers of the Iraqi army have been killed in confrontations with Islamic State members, northwest of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh Operations Command said on Sunday.
Speaking to BasNews website, Lt. Gen. Hazem Tawfiq said “security troops are currently cordoning Badush mountains and carried out a wide-scale campaign to storm the tunnels, where the militants are hiding.This came in the wake of clashes, earlier today, [in al-Lazaka village] between army personnel and the militants.”
“Four personnel were killed, while the militants ran away,” he added.
Troops, according to Tawfiq, “are progressing with support by army jets, which began shelling ahead of raiding the tunnels.”
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09/25/2018 00:00 ||
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[Iraq News] Two Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems.... members were sentenced to death over killing 12 people in Anbar, a criminal court decreed on Monday.
In a statement, Abdul Sattar al-Bayraqdar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said "Dhi Qar Criminal Court reviewed cases of two convicts and sentenced them to death after they killed 12 civilians in Annah and al-Jazeera regions in Anbar."
The court, according to the statement, "reviewed a case of one of the convicts and sentenced him to life for taking part in exploding houses in al-Wajihiya region in Diyala."
Last week, court sentenced to death by hanging Ismail al-Eithawy, a deputy to Islamic State leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart... over his involvement in terrorist acts. Earlier this month, a man was sentenced to death six times over his involvement in mass killings and kidnappings in the capital Baghdad.
[PRESSTV] Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units have accused the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISISTakfiri ...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 of attacking its base in the country’s western province of Anbar as government troops and their allies are seeking to purge the war-ravaged Arab country of remnants of the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group.
Commander of the volunteer forces ‐ better known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi ‐ in Western Anbar, Qassim Mosleh, told the Arabic-language al-Forat news agency that Danish forces launched eight artillery rounds at a base belonging to the pro-government fighters in the Sa’ada area of al-Qa'im district, located nearly 400 kilometers northwest of the capital Baghdad, on Sunday evening.
Mosleh added that the projectiles slammed into an area close to the base, describing the incident as a "deliberate attack." No Hashd al-Sha’abi fighter was dead or injured as a result.
Meanwhile, ...back at the bunker, his Excellency called the chief of staff and complained that the artillery was keeping him awake... six ISISbad boyz were potted when Iraqi fighter jets carried out an Arclight airstrike against a myrmidon position in the eastern province of Diyala.
Commander of the Tigris Operations Command, Mazhar al-Izzawi, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network that the military aircraft struck an area on the outskirts of Khanaqin district, emphasizing that the assault was mounted following accurate intelligence reports.
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09/25/2018 00:00 ||
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[PRESSTV] Israeli soldiers have rubbed out a Paleostinian and maimed some 50 others who had held a protesting rally along the northern coast of the besieged Gazoo Strip in a bid to break the decade-long blockade on the impoverished sliver.
According to a brief statement by Gazoo Health Ministry, the protester, whose identity has not been disclosed yet, lost his life after Israeli troops began shooting live rounds and tear gas canisters at crowds of Gazooks, who had held a rally against the prolonged siege along the coast of al-Wahe district in the northwestern borders of the enclave.
Hundreds of Gazook demonstrators had gathered in the area on Monday afternoon to participate in a boat protest setting off from the Gazoo seaport against the siege, but Israeli navy obstructed the protest’s way off the shore by shooting at them.
The International Committee for Breaking the Siege, which organized the march, called upon the "free world to save the Gazoo Strip," whose fishermen are under crippling fishing limits.
Since inhabitants of Gazoo began staging weekly border protest rallies on March 30, the Israeli regime’s forces have killed more than 180 people and maimed thousands of others.
Paleostinian Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) member taking part in the violent "March of Return" protests on the northern Gazoo border fence near Kibbutz Zikim was rubbed out by IDF fire Monday, Gazoo health officials said.
The IDF said thousands had taken part in the demonstration, throwing burning tires, rocks and bombs at the troops on the other side of the border fence. Soldiers responded with riot dispersal measures according to rules of engagement, a military front man said.
In addition, around 10 Paleostinian boats sailed off the coast to challenge the blockade over the strip, drawing warning shots from the Israeli navy. There were no reports of Paleostinian casualties.
[PhilStar] More security personnel have been deployed in parts of central Mindanao after charges were filed against two Islamic militants implicated in recent bomb attacks.
Police spokesman Graciano Mijares said police in Maguindanao have also asked village leaders to help stop attacks by sympathizers. He said, "We are not taking chances. Our personnel on the ground have also been maximizing their anti-terror intelligence gathering initiatives."
Police have filed multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder charges against more than a dozen Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters for the fatal August 28 and September 2 bombings in Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat. Among those named in the complaint are Esmael Abdulmalik, most known as Abu Toraife, and bomb-maker Salahuddin Hassan.
Abu Toraife is leader of one of three factions in the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters. Hassan, meanwhile, was trained in making improvised explosive devices by slain Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, better known as Marwan. The two were last spotted holding out in Shariff Saidona town in Maguindanao.
Other than Abu Toraife's faction, the BIFF also has two other factions, one led by Imam Karialan and the other by Imam Bongos.
Local government units in central Mindanao have stepped up efforts against the BIFF, prompted by the bombings in Isulan, in General Santos City and in Midsayap town in North Cotabato in the past three weeks. The IED attack in Barangay Apopong, General Santos City on September 16 hurt eight people, one of them a three-year-old child.
[Ynet] Iran has locked away ... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not... 22 people in connection with a deadly attack on a military parade in the southern city of Ahvaz last week that Tehran blamed on the United States and its regional allies, the Intelligence Ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.
"Some 22 people involved in the attack in Ahvaz have been identified and arrested ... weapons, exclusive material and communication equipment were seized in the house that belonged to the five-member terrorist group that carried out the attack," a ministry statement said, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency.
Gunmen fired on a viewing stand where Iranian officials had gathered on Saturday to watch an annual parade marking the start of Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq. Twelve members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were among the 25 dead.
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