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3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers
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Afghanistan
Haji Delawar, an adviser to Senate House arrested for supporting terrorist groups in Kabul
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Police Special Forces have jugged
Please don't kill me!
Haji Delawar, an adviser to the Upper House of the Parliament (Senate House) on charges of supporting terrorist groups in Kabul.

The Ministry of Interior confirmed that the Special Unit of the Afghan National Police arrested Haji Delwar during an operation on Thursday.

The statement further added that the police forces have also confiscated some fake documents, fake vehicle registration plates, illegal weapons, 700 thousand Pak ruppees, an armored Landcruiser and a Hilux vehicle.

The Ministry of Interior also added that Haji Delwar is in police custody and an investigation is underway.

According to reports, Haji Delwar was an adviser to the chairman of the Upper House of Parliament, Senate House.
Tolo News adds:
The Interior Affairs Ministry in a statement on Thursday said that Delawar, an advisor to Senate Speaker Fazl Hadi Moslemyar has been tossed in the calaboose
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
on charges of "supporting and sheltering terrorists".

The ministry said Delwar owned fake number plates, armored vehicles, guns, and many Pak ID cards.

The statement said that Delwar "had supported and sheltered terrorists".

Interior Ministry front man Nusrat Rahimi said that last year a soldier at a checkpoint in Jalalabad city 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 had removed the tented glasses from Delwar’s armored vehicle, but the day after that the soldier was killed in an kaboom.

Rahimi said that despite other accusations, Delwar is accused of that kaboom and killing of that soldier.

Rahimi said Delwar is accused of bringing explosives to snuffies from Pakistain and locating jacket wallahs inside the country.

"Last night, Delwar was arrested by security forces in Kabul's PD12. He was transferring bombs to holy warriors from Pakistain. He was relocating suicide bombers from one place to another. He was arrested yesterday with documents and evidence," Rahimi said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wine tasting, Vince was about to start on his third quart...
a number of political parties asked the Interior Ministry to thoroughly investigate the case and that most of the suicide bombers have helpers inside the country.

"A big number of the suicide kabooms which have taken place in Afghanistan were impossible without a helper from inside and that is the reason our intelligence does not have full control in such incidents," said Mohammad Nateqi, head of the political committee of the political parties.
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#1 
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 7:00 Comments || Top||


Bid to smuggle more than 3 kgs of heroin to India foiled, 3 smugglers arrested
[KhaamaPress] The Border Police Force have nabbed
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
three smugglers who were attempting to smuggle more than three kilograms of heroin to India.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Border Police Forces in Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, and probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
International Airport in Kabul have arrested three smugglers who were attempting to smuggle more than three kilograms of heroin to New Delhi, the capital city of India.

The statement further added that the smugglers had placed the heroin inside 338 capsules and had swallowed them in a bid to smuggle the drugs to New Delhi.
Sounds uncomfortable. Looks uncomfortable, too, in the photo at the link.
According to MoI, the Border Police Forces stopped and arrested the smugglers after identifying them inside the airport.
That's why they wear dresses, TW
The ministry of interior has not disclosed the identities of the detained smugglers.
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#1  "Check out this new powder, Man ! Taliban Turd."

"Wow... this is the shit."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/25/2019 5:34 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||


Crime Boss Killed In Police Raid In Kabul
[ToloNews] The Ministry of Interior Affairs in a statement on Thursday confirmed that Enayat Qochi, head of "one of the most dangerous criminal networks in Kabul" was killed in a raid by security forces in Paghman district, Kabul province.

The raid happened when Qochi stole a car with the help of his seven comrades in Kabul’s PD4 and he was chased by police until he reached his hideout in Paghman.

Three other members of the group were also killed in the operation, the Interior Ministry’s front man Nusrat Rahimi said.

He said that Qochi was in police’s wanted list for a long time and that he was involved in many criminal cases, including armed robberies and murders.

In their last attempt, the group robbed a vehicle from Kabul’s PD4 on Thursday afternoon while they had a military uniform, but they were chased and killed by the security forces, Rahimi said.

This comes as crime cases have sharply increased in Kabul which has created concerns among the residents.
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11 Taliban militants killed, narcotics and IED materials destroyed in Helmand operations
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out a series of operations and Arclight airstrikes in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province killing at least 11 Talibs and destroying narcotics and IED making materials.

"An Afghan special forces raid in Nahr-e Saraj destroyed 50lbs of illegal narcotics and IED making materials," the informed military sources said Friday.

The sources further added "In Kajaki district a strike on a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
operations centre resulted in 5 Taliban fighters killed. A separate strike in Kajaki killed 6 Taliban fighters."

The anti-government armed hard boyz including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
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Imam killed, 16 wounded in Kabul mosque blast
[DAWN] A prominent Afghan religious scholar was killed and another 16 people maimed in a blast during Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, officials said.
"Happy Ramadan!"
It was not immediately clear what caused the kaboom, which took place at the al-Taqwa mosque in eastern Kabul, where Maulvi Samiullah Rehan had been the imam, or prayer leader.

Friday prayers, especially during Ramazan, are usually well attended. The kaboom took place around 1:20 pm. No one immediately grabbed credit for the blast.

"Unfortunately in the blast, Maulvi Rehan has been martyred and 16 other worshippers were maimed," said Nasrat Rahimi, front man for the interior ministry.

Police front man Firdaus Faramarz confirmed to AFP that Rehan was killed and said Sherlocks were probing the nature of the kaboom.

Local television channel Tolo said the kaboom was caused by a bomb.

Rehan was relatively well known in Kabul, as he appeared frequently on religious shows broadcast on local TV.

While Kabul has seen frequent attacks on Shia shrines and gatherings, particularly by the Death Eater 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....
group's Afghanistan affiliate, Rehan was a Sunni imam.

Rehan's Facebook page showed him standing alongside members of the Afghan cops.
Tolo News adds:
Raihan was a well-known religious scholar who was answering people’s questions through media programs.

He also was a supporter to Afghan security forces and in his preaches were praising the Afghan soldiers for defending the people and the country.

The statement said the explosion happened at Taqwa Mosque in Paktia Kot area in Kabul.

Eyewitnesses said another person was also killed in the explosion.
Khaama Press named the mosque in question as Isteghfar Mosque.
Everyone has something to say on this one, it seems. Al Ahram adds:
He was also a member of the National Ulema Council, Afghanistan's top Moslem holy manal body.

Firdaws Faramarz, a police front man, said explosives were apparently placed near the altar of the al-Taqwa mosque, a place used by the mosque leader to initiate the prayers.
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#1 

Nuff said.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
US military says two militants killed in fresh airstrike in Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted one Arclight airstrike near Baled Amin, in the Lower Shabelle region, Somalia, against al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
murderous Moslems on May 22, 2019.

"We continue to work closely with the Somali government and security forces to target faceless myrmidons whose tactics place innocent people at risk," said RDML Heidi K. Berg, director of intelligence, U.S. Africa Command.

Precision airstrikes such as these support Somali security forces efforts to protect the Somali people from terrorism while creating opportunities for increased governance to take hold. al-Shabaab has previously used the rural areas surrounding Baled Amin as a staging area for attacks against Somali security forces and innocent Somali civilians.

At this time, it is assessed the airstrike killed two (2) bully boys. A detailed post-strike analysis continues and more details may be released as appropriate.

Currently, we assess no civilians were maimed or killed as a result of this airstrike. Our process and procedures allow for additional information to inform the post-strike analysis.

U.S. Africa Command will continue to work with its partners to transfer the responsibility for long-term security in Somalia from AMISOM to the Federal Government of Somalia and its Member States.

In support of the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces will use all effective and appropriate methods to assist in the protection of the Somali people, including partnered military counterterrorism operations with the Federal Government of Somalia, AMISOM, and Somali National Army forces.
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Several people detained in connection with foiled suicide attack
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Security forces in Guriel town of Galgaduud region have tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
two suspects in connection with a thwarted bomb kaboom.

A suspected al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
jacket wallah was on Thursday dramatically intercepted by security forces in Guri-El town where leaders were paying tributes to fighters who have fallen while fighting al-Shabaab fighters in central Somalia.`

The man who was strapped with boom jackets was masquerading as a poet.
"Halt! Who goes there?"
"It is I, a simple bard of Shabelle"

The local authorities have said the security officials detained would-be suicide bomber wearing a boom jacket and another man suspected to have been collaborating with the suicide bomber to explode himself.

According to witnesses in Guriel town of central Somalia, the authorities displayed the two men.

Speaking the media, Ahmed Hussein Diriye, a soldier who succeeded to thwart the suicide kaboom in Guri-El town said the suspect was trying to force his way to stage where leaders of Ahlu-Sunna were addressing the public.
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Arabia
Saudi coalition claims downing Yemeni drone
[DAWN] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
on Thursday shot down a bomb-laden drone deployed by rebels in neighbouring 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...
to attack an airport in the kingdom, the Riyadh-led coalition fighting on the side of Yemen’s government said.

"An explosive-laden drone sent by the terrorist Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militia to target Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
airport" was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi air force, coalition front man Colonel Turki al-Maliki was quoted by state media as saying.

The Yemeni rebels’ al-Masirah TV said the attack ‐ the third against Najran airport in 72 hours ‐ had targeted a Patriot air defence system. Maliki said "the rebels attacked a civilian airport" and warned of a "response".
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Europe
French police hunt suitcase bomber after blast in Lyon, UPDATE: photo of miscreat revealed
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] French police were hunting a suspected suitcase bomber on Friday after an kaboom in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, officials said.

The suspect was captured on security video leaving a bag in front of a bakery shortly before an kaboom occurred at around 5:30 pm, police sources and local mayor Denis Broliquier said.

Most of those hurt were hospitalized for treatment to leg injuries that were described as light.

President Emmanuel Macron characterized the incident as an "attack" when the news broke during a live YouTube interview ahead of Sunday’s European elections. "My thoughts are with the injured," he said.

Gay Paree anti-terrorism prosecutors opened an investigation as police said they were treating the blast as an attempted homicide, and Interior Minister Christophe Castaner headed to the scene.

The partially masked suspect appeared in security camera footage wheeling a bicycle to the scene, before leaving a bag outside a branch of Brioche Doree, a popular bakery chain.

Police sources described the suspected attacker as a European or North African male, seen wearing beige Bermuda shorts, an army-green scarf or head wrap and dark glasses.

Soon after he left, the blast rained metal bolts on passersby in front of the premises on rue Victor Hugo, several blocks from the city's main station, according to police.
The Daily Mail reports the hunted gentleman is in his thirties, and has the usual photos and video after updating at least once.
Update at 7:18a.m. EDT from Besoeker:
Terrorism Investigation Launched After Bomb Goes Off In Lyon, France

[Hot Air] Fortunately, it appears no one was killed in what authorities are calling a "low force" blast but several people were injured. Police have now released a photo of the suspect believed to have left the package bomb in the street in the city of Lyon:
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India-Pakistan
Data Darbar blast facilitator on physical remand
[DAWN] An anti-terrorism court on Thursday granted 20-day physical remand of an alleged controller of Data Darbar suicide kaboom to the counter terrorism department (CTD).

The CTD personnel produced Mohsin Khan, the suspect, before the court and sought his 20-day remand for investigation. The court allowed the request and granted physical remand of the suspect to the CTD.

At least 12 people, including five coppers, had bit the dust when a suicide attacker went kaboom! near a police vehicle parked outside the Data Darbar.
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3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers
[DAWN] At least three people were killed and 19 were maimed in a blast inside Rehmania mosque in Quetta's Pashtoonabad area during Friday prayers, according to Civil Hospital medical superintendent (MS) Dr Saleem Abro.

The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed the casualties and said that the attack was carried out through an improvised bomb (IED). According to Cheema, the blast occurred before Friday prayers started.

There has been no claim of responsibility as yet.

The DIG said that out of 618 mosques, 100 have been provided with security. He added that 1,500 police officials have been posted across the city.

Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani condemned the blast and summoned a report on the incident. He expressed grief over the deaths and multiple injuries caused by the blast.

"Those who make innocent people the target of terrorism in this blessed month and on this blessed day deserve a severe punishment," he said, while ordering security measures in the city to be further strengthened.
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Iraq
Kurds want Peshmerga, Asayesh return to Khanaqin due to crop burning
[Rudaw] Following a series of recent wheat field fires and a general lack of confidence in Iraqi forces, Kurds in Khanaqin are demanding the return of Peshmerga forces and Kurdish security (Asayesh). Media outlets belonging to the 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....
(ISIS) have claimed some of the incidents.

Foreign Policy reported last year that Iraq’s Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries were hiring former ISIS fighters and integrating them into their forces.
Within the span of one week, more than 600 dunams of wheat crop in Khanaqin, Qaratapa, Jabara and the plains of Qamishalan have been burned in the disputed or Kurdistani areas claimed by Erbil and Baghdad in Iraq’s Diyala province.
Continued on Page 49
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Six Palestinians Wounded After Islamic Jihad Tunnel Collapses In Gaza
[Jpost] Six Paleostinians were maimed, one critically,
...pray for sepsis...
when an Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
terror tunnel collapsed in Gazoo on Friday, according to Paleostinian reports.
"Paint your wagons" was just a movie with bad singing
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#1  That's what happens when you pay off the building inspectors. Shoddy workmanship.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/25/2019 6:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Reminds me of a large intestine pinching out a loaf. Probably smells about the same.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/25/2019 6:54 Comments || Top||

#3  But were the "innocent civilians," and can the US be blamed? Someone we all know wants to know.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Civil (as opposed to uncivil) Engineering doesn't seem to be in the Paleo career paths.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/25/2019 13:41 Comments || Top||


Wildfire near Beit She’an spreads across border into Jordan
[IsraelTimes] Firefighters contain blaze in northern Jordan Valley in second day of raging wildfires fed by tinder dry conditions; Authorities suspect massive fire ignited by arsonists.

One of the wildfires raging across the country amid a major heatwave on Friday spread across the border into Jordan overnight, according to reports in Hebrew and Arabic-language media.

Firefighters struggled to contain the blaze that broke out in the Ramat Sirin area in the northern Jordan Valley, put it out until early Saturday morning. But the flames had already spread across the border into Jordan, where firefighters were dispatched to battle the flames.

Route 90, the main north-south highway traversing the Jordan Valley, that was closed most of the afternoon and evening due to the fire, was reopened to traffic.

According to Channel 12, the fire department suspects that arsonists ignited the blaze north of the city of Beit She’an.

As of Saturday morning, nearly all of the hundreds of fires that ravaged Israel in recent days were under control, though authorities were bracing for renewed fires over the weekend amid sweltering temperatures.

Fueled by the scorching weather, hundreds of fires devastated towns and forests, forcing thousands people out of their homes on Thursday and Friday. Authorities investigating the fires were looking into electrical faults, Lag B’Omer holiday bonfires, arson and incendiary balloons from the Gazoo Strip.

Security forces tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
three residents of East Jerusalem on suspicion of arson on Friday. Each of the men is suspected of attempting to start fires in and around Jerusalem separate incidents over the last two days.

At an emergency briefing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had appealed for international help to combat the fires, and that aid has arrived from Greece, Croatia, Italia, Egypt and Cyprus.

Israel "really appreciates" the help, Netanyahu said, singling out Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi for pitching in with two helicopters. He added that several others, including Russia and the Paleostinian Authority in the West Bank, offered aid.

I am deeply thankful for the readiness of neighbors to help us in a time of crisis, just as we help them," Netanyahu said.

3,500 people were evacuated from towns and dozens of homes were torched Thursday as brushfires raged across the country. Over 500 acres of woodland have burned, said Nitai Zecharya, a Jewish National Fund official.

In the village of Mevo Modi’im, 40 of the 50 homes in the community in central Israel burned down. The nearby Kibbutz Harel was also particularly hard hit. Residents of the two communities have not been allowed to return home.

Zecharya said that while firefighters had brought most of the blaze under control, officials remained "very stressed" about strong winds fanning flames and "spreading fires to other fronts."

A high temperature of 116ºF (47ºC) was recorded at the village of Beit Haarava, near the Dead Sea, late Friday afternoon.

Temperatures had begun to drop gradually beginning Friday night.
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16 Gazans said hurt in weekly border clashes
[IsraelTimes] Some 4,000 Paleostinians demonstrated along the Gazoo border Friday, in an unusually low turnout for the weekly protests.

The protests were less intense than usual, according to Channel 13 news, likely due to the scorching heat wave and the Ramadan fast. Past demonstrations have numbered in the tens of thousands.

Gazoo’s Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,-run health ministry reported 16 injured by gas inhalation and rubber bullets during riots at the border, including a volunteer medic and a journalist. All were treated on the spot, according to the Walla news site.

Israeli authorities suspect that several of the fires ravaging Israel on Thursday and Friday were caused by incendiary balloons launched from the Strip, including a fire near the southern community of Moshav Yakhini which prompted the evacuation of a number of families.
The Jerusalem Post adds:
Roughly 3,000 Paleostinians clashed with IDF forces along the Gazoo Security fence during Friday March of Return protests, Maariv reported.

Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, officials are taking part in the violent festivities, which include throwing explosives on IDF soldiers and attempts to breach the fence.
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Fires break out in Israeli communities adjacent to Gaza border a day after Israel shrinks Gaza fishing zone because of fire balloons
[IsraelTimes] Firefighters are working to extinguish a number of fires in the Israeli communities surrounding the Gazoo Strip, some of which were caused by balloon-borne incendiary devices, the fire department says.

Paleostinian media is reporting that the Sons of Zoari terror group has launched hundreds of these arson balloons into southern Israel from Gazoo throughout the day.

At least two fires in the Eshkol region of southern Israel were sparked by these devices, the local fire department says.

One of them caused a large amount of damage to a wheat field outside Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

Israel shrinks Gaza fishing zone after rash of arson balloons

A day after expanding fishing area to 15 nautical miles, military restricts it back to 10, following spate of fires in southern Israel.
reduce the fishing fleet. It's more effective
The incendiary attacks would appear to violate the reported terms of the truce.

The last days have seen an uptick in the amount of balloon-borne incendiary devices launched into Israel, despite the reported truce.

Israel refuses to officially acknowledge the existence of a ceasefire agreement, but has largely abided by the reported terms of it.

According to Israel’s Channel 12 news, the agreement includes a Hamas obligation to halt violent incidents along the border fence, maintaining a buffer zone 300 meters from the border; an end to the launching of incendiary balloons at Israeli communities and nighttime clashes between Gazans and security forces; and a stop to flotillas trying to break through the maritime border between Gaza and Israel.

In return, Israel expanded the fishing zone and agreed to enable United Nations cash-for-work programs, allow medicine and other civil aid to enter the Strip, and open negotiations on matters relating to electricity, crossings, healthcare and funds.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Satellite Images Reveal: Iran Building Border Crossing To Smuggle Weapons
[Jpost] New strategic border crossing being built at the al-Bukamal crossing between Iraq and Syria

Iran is building a border crossing between Iraq and Syria that will allow the smuggling of weapons new satellite images have revealed, raising concerns that it could could expedite the transfer of weapons from Tehran to groups like Hezbollah.

The images, taken by ImageSat International (ISI) this past week, allegedly shown construction activity of permanent infrastructure 2.6 kms west of the official Al Bukamal al-Qaim border crossing between the two countries.

While the border crossing has been inactive, the area is under the control of pro-Iranian Shiite militias who are handled by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corp’s Quds force and have been putting in work and resources into building a new active one.

In one image a new wide square measuring 270x165 meters has been under construction for the past three months and will probably be used as a storage compound for vehicles, equipment and possibly weapons.

A neighboring structure was said to have been built at the end of 2018.

In another image a site is seen flattened inside a compound probably controlled by Iran’s Shiite militias. The site was bombed on June 18 2018 and debris has since been removed. Two weeks later an Iranian intelligence delegation and the deputy leader from the Iraqi Shiite Popular Mobilization Committee militia Abu Mahdi Muhandis visited the site.

The new infrastructures, which cross the border, will probably serve to transfer equipment, civilian as well as military, such as weapons.

According to ISI’s assessment, "tithout Syrian supervision, Iranian allies in Leb and Syria such as Hezbollah get a logistic channel, run by the Shiite militias and Iran," ISI said, adding that "the foundation is part of the Iranian effort to establish the 1200 km length land bridge from Tehran to the Mediterranean."

Both Israel and the US have warned that Iran and their proxy militias are the biggest threats to peace in the region and hope to weaken Iran’s growing influence across the Middle East and Persian Gulf.

Considered as the head of a snake, Israel has warned repeatedly that it would not allow for an Iranian presence in Syria and has admitted to hundreds of Arclight airstrikes to prevent the transfer of weapons such as ammunition to surface-to-air missile kits to Hezbollah in Leb the entrenchment of its forces on the Golan.

It is believed that Iran will attempt to entrench itself in Iraq, a mainly Shia Moslem country, as it did in Syria where they have managed to establish, shape and consolidate a solid parallel security structure in the country.

While there have been no reports of strikes in Iraq attributed to Israel, the Jewish State is reported to be behind an airstrike on the Syrian-Iraqi border last year near al-Bukamal which killed 22 members of a Shiite militia.

Iraqi troops have been working with the Hashd al-Shaabi (also known as Popular Mobilization Forces) militia fighters in the fight against IS murderous Moslems in the country. The PMF, militias who were incorporated into Iraq’s security apparatus in 2016 to fight against the 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....
group along with Iraqi and Kurdish forces, are directly financed and equipped by Iran.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2019 00:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Trump will send 1,500 troops to Middle East
[Ynet] U.S. President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
said on Friday he will send about 1,500 American troops to the Middle East, mostly as a protective measure, amid heightened tensions with Iran.

He said the deployment involved a relatively small number of troops.

The forces would help strengthen American defenses in the region, two sources told Rooters earlier on condition of anonymity. They said the forces included engineers.
Engineers? Oh dear — somebody will be sorry about that.
*snort*
Precisely.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2019 00:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Oh, the joys of being a tripwire.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/25/2019 6:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Engineers~'tunnel rats'
Poor bastards.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2019 11:29 Comments || Top||



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