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Gaddafi-loyal commander killed by pro-Haftar forces
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Afghanistan
14 Taliban militants killed, multiple weapons caches destroyed in airstrikes, Special Forces raids
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces conducted various Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s and special operations across the country in the past 24 hours killing at least 14 Talibs and destroying multiple caches of weapons.

The informed military sources said Thursday that the Afghan Special Forces destroyed a weapons cache of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
during a raid in Kharwar district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The sources further added that the Special Forces destroyed another weapons cache and killed 2 Talibs during a similar raid in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

Furthermore, the security forces conducted multiple airstrikes in Ghazni district of Ghazni province which killed 6 Talibs and destroyed a large cache of weapons.

The Special Forces also conducted separate operations in Pusht-e Rod district of Farah and Almar district of Faryab killing a Taliban krazed killer and destroying a weapons cache.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck slipped the habañero into the roasted jalapeño...
an airstrike destroyed a small weapons cache in Maiwand district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
and a similar raid killed a Taliban fighter in Kajaki district of Helmand.

An airstrike also destroyed a weapons cache in Khash Rod district of Nimroz while the Special Forces killed a Taliban krazed killer and destroyed a small weapons cache during a patrol in Bermal district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 01:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan government reacts to artillery barrage by Pakistani forces on the Afghan soil
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan government reacted to artillery shelling from the other side of Durand Line on the Afghan soil.

Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said "Government of Afghanistan strongly condemns Pakistain’s recent missile shelling onto the Afghan soil."

Sediqqi further added "We believe this act runs counter to all international principles and is an indication of Pakistain’s lack of commitment towards Afghan, and regional peace and instability."

The local officials in Kunar have said the Pak military have fired hundreds of rounds of artillery shells on various districts of the province during the recent days.

Kunar governor Abdul Satar Mirzakwal has said the shells landed in Dangam, Shaltan and Nari districts of Kunar in the past three days.

Mirzakwal further added that the shellings did not inflict casualties on local residents but the incursion has damaged the houses and properties of some residents of the province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 01:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Wtf
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 08/23/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Someone didn't make their protection payment on time!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/23/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Pak army sent their artillery to the wrong part of the country?

Pvt. Faisal - "What do we do now?"
Lt. Dawud - "Well, since we're here..."
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/23/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||


13 ISIS militants surrender to Afghan forces in Kunar: 201st Silab Corps
[KhaamaPress] A group of 13 bully boyz affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group surrendered to Afghan forces in Kunar.

The 201st Silab Corps said in a statement the ISIS bully boyz surrnedered to Afghan forces on Thursday.

The statement did not disclose further information regarding the exact location where the ISIS bully boyz surrendered.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the 201st Silab Corps said the Afghan forces will continue suppressing the foreign Lions of Islam including ISIS bully boyz inside the Afghan soil.

The ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the surrender of 13 ISIS bully boyz so far.

The security situation in Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
has tanked during the recent years.

Talibs, ISIS Lions of Islam and bully boyz of the other groups are active in some districts of Kunar where they often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella went down under the weight of the custard...
the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government gangs in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in restive parts of the country to suppress the bully boy groups.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 01:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Residents Set Fire To Taliban’s Stronghold In Parwan
[ToloNews] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s stronghold is located in Shinwari district, Parwan governor’s spokesperson said.

A group of local residents torched a stronghold of the Taliban in the central province of Parwan on Wednesday, a local official confirmed.

The stronghold was located in Qala-e-Qorhir village in Shinwari district of Parwan Province, a spokesperson for Parwan governor Wahida Shahkar said.

She said a number of weapons and explosives were also destroyed in the incident and the Taliban fighters left the area.

There were no causalities to the Taliban, she said.

Taliban has not commented on this incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 01:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Taliban has not commented on this incident. They are quietly seething.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/23/2019 5:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Or smoldering.
Posted by: jpal || 08/23/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Poss an accidental burning?
Didn't think residents had that much backbone.
Posted by: Voldemort Jush4981 || 08/23/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Stronghold? Sounds more like a house or, given the secondaries, a mosque.

The article failed to mention how many of the deaders were "key" Taliban.
Posted by: gorb || 08/23/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||


Taliban commander Hafiz Qudrat and his comrades killed in Farah airstrike
[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
killed a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
commander and his comrades in western Farah province of Afghanistan, the Special Operations Corps said.

According to a statement released by Special Operations, the security forces conducted the airstrike in Todanak area of Bala Bolok district.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed Hafiz Qudrat, one of the commanders of Taliban in Farah province.

Furthermore, the Special Operations Corps said the airstrike also killed five comrades fo Hafiz Qudrat.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrike so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 01:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


20 Taliban militants killed in Commandos-led operation in Uruzgan: Atal Corps
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed at least 20 Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
during an operation in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

The 205th Atal Corps said in a statement that the security forces led by the Special Forces conducted the operation in Charchinoo district.

The statement further added that the security forces killed at least 20 bandidos Lions of Islam and destroyed two caches of weapons and munitions.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the raid so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 01:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Ghazni: night raids kill 30 Talibs including finance chief


Afghan forces conduct a night raid storming a Taliban compound in Ghazni

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces stormed a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
compound during a night raid in south-eastern Ghazni province killing at least 9 Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Crops said in a statement that the security forces conducted the raid in the outskirts of Ghazni city.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 9 Taliban and confiscated a PKM machine gun, 2 Ak-47 rifles, a pistol, a radio set, 2 binoculars and some other military kits.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the raid so far.

Saif-ul-Jihad, Taliban’s economic commission chief among 21 killed in Special Forces raids

[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces conducted night raids in Ghazni province on Wednesday triggering heavy clashes which continued until 1:30 am on Thursday.

The Provincial Governor’s Office said in a statement that the Special Forces conducted the raids in Nogha, Qarabaghi and Dagha areas located in the outskirts of Ghazni city, close to Gabru area of Andar district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces killed 21 Taliban militants including Qari Esmat alias Saif-ul-Jihad, the shadow economic commission chief of Taliban.

Furthermore, the Ghazni Govenror’s Office said the security forces and local residents did not suffer casualties during the operations.

The Special Forces also confiscated 8 motorcycles and various weapons and munitions during the operations.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the raids so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 01:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Balkh: 20 Talibs airstruck, provincial police chief says Talibs plan to overrun districts


Deadly airstrikes target Taliban gathering in Balkh inflicting on group’s militants

[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s target a gathering of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and their fighting positions in Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted the airstrikes in Zara district of Balkh.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 20 Talibs and maimed several others.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the airstrikes also destroyed an explosives and weapons cache, a Dshk heavy machine gun and several Improvised Explosive Devices.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.

Taliban Planning To Disrupt Balkh Security: Police Chief

[ToloNews] Balkh Police Chief said the Taliban will be prevented from infiltrating in any district of the province.

Balkh which was relatively calm compared to other provinces in the north has been faced with rising threats over the past few months as officials said the Taliban militants are trying to infiltrate the northern province from neighboring regions.

The Taliban fighters have flocked to Balkh from neighboring Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Kunduz and Jawzjan provinces, Balkh Police Chief Gen. Mohammad Afzal Faez told reporters on Thursday.

Mr. Faez said that at least 40 Taliban fighters were killed in clashes with Afghan security forces in Zari district of the province over the past two days.

At least 12 security force members have lost their lives while battling the insurgents, Mr. Faez said.

“The enemy has the plan to overrun one or two districts of Balkh at any cost to show to their bosses that they have a presence here,” Mr. Faez said.

Zari, Sholagara and Chahar Kant are among the key districts in Balkh which have witnessed security threats over the past few months.

“No area has collapsed to the Taliban and will not in the future,” the Commander of Afghan Army’s 209 Shaheen Corps, Gen. Mohammad Wali Ahmadzai, said.

“Despite consecutive calls by MPs, Balkh Provincial Council, local officials, and the police headquarters, the Ministry of Interior did not send us arms,” head of Balkh Provincial Council, Mohammad Afzal Hadid, said.

In recent months, violence also reported on some key highways connecting to other provinces.

Reports say the Taliban often establish checkpoints along the highway which has made it difficult for government employees to commute on these highways.

This comes despite efforts by senior negotiators from the US and the Taliban who preparing for a ninth round of peace talks in Doha aimed at finding a political settlement to the current turmoil in the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 01:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Sudan’s new prime minister vows to rebuild battered economy
[FT] Sudan’s new prime minister has vowed to make peace with the country’s rebel factions and rebuild its battered economy as he seeks to bring an end to the uncertainty that followed the military overthrow of dictator Omar al-Bashir
...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Hee was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it...
in April after months of anti-government protests.

Abdalla Hamdok, a respected former official of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, was sworn in on Wednesday under a transitional agreement that will see the military share power with civilian administrators until elections are held in three years’ time.

"The government’s top priorities are to stop the war, build sustainable peace, address the severe economic crisis and build a balanced foreign policy," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa North
Gaddafi-loyal commander killed by pro-Haftar forces
[Libya Observer] Military sources have disclosed that pro-Khalifa Haftar gang killed Khalid al-Wershiffani and three of his lovers companions - including Kamal Lembarki - in Souq al-Sabit area that is under the control of al-Kani militia which is loyal to Haftar.

The gang killed al-Wershiffani by five gunshots and the bodies of him and his lover companions are at the Bani Walid hospital's morgue.

According to the source, al-Habotat gang from Wershiffana and is loyal to al-Kani militia carried out the murder.

Al-Wershiffani is one of the founders of the Tribes Army that is loyal to Muammar Qadaffy's
...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later...
regime and has taken part in many conflicts with special notoriety of kidnap, banditry and other crimes on the road linking 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...
to mountain cities between 2014 and 2017.

Since the start of Haftar's offensive on Tripoli, al-Wershiffani and his lover companions joined the attacking forces before being murdered in what seems to be an internal conflict among the forces under Haftar's command, especially that the ones killed were loyal to Qadaffy's regime.

Last May, al-Kani militia carried out a similar murder against former regime loyalists such as Brigadier General Masoud al-Dawi and in last June Mohammed Eshtiwi - prominent leader at Tribes Army.

Haftar has also tried to assassinate Saif al-Islam Qadaffy by bribing the brigade that was guarding him in Zintan, where he was detained since 2011.

Posted by: Fred || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Heavy clashes in Sabea as Libyan Army advances in south Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The Volcano of Rage Operation forces under western military zone of the Presidential Council launched an attack Wednesday on Sabea frontline (45 km to southeast 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...
) and seized "new strategic positions" from Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces.

Heavy artillery shelling was reported coupled with Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s from both sides leading to casualties from both warring parties.

"Libyan Army forces achieved significant advances in Sabea which would tighten our grip on the remaining Haftar's forces in Qasir Benghashir since the only supply line left for them in this area is Qasir Benghashir-Sabea." Spokesman for Volcano of Rage Operation Mustafa al-Majea said.

He said the forces seized control of Sabea hospital, aviation Institute and other vital areas, adding that they were combing through the area toward Souq al-Khamis then Tarhouna.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Big Shirley was still trying to snatch Nunzio bald-headed. She was already halfway there...
the media office of the operations room of Khalifa Haftar's forces said they had thwarted an attack by "Government of National Accord's forces" on Sabea and caused them heavy losses of both equipment and fighters.

In the meantime, several pro-Haftar loyalists on social media admitted the defeat in Sabea, accusing a group from Wershiffana of betrayal and surrendering their positions in retaliation for the killing of five persons from their district by Haftar's forces.
Posted by: Fred || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Libyan Airforce attacks Haftar’s armed groups in Kazirmah near #Tripoli International Airport
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Thousands flee north Nigeria towns amid Boko Haram attacks
[IsraelTimes] Local officials say that thousands are fleeing Gubio in northern Nigeria after 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...
bully boyz took over.

Gubio Local Council Chairman Zanna Modu says that soldiers repelled the bully boyz on August 11 in the town north of Maiduguri, but withdrew last week. He said bully boyz took over Wednesday, setting houses and public buildings on fire. No casualty toll was yet available.

Another local official Usman Zannah said Boko Haram also took over Magumeri which is also north of Maiduguri. Zannah said bully boyz are taking advantage of troop withdrawals from strategic locations.

Nigerian military authorities have not given comment on these latest attacks.

Boko Haram’s 10-year insurgency has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced millions and created one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Europe
Mediterranean migrant rescue ship running low on food: Doctors Without Borders
[DW] There are 356 migrants colonists on the Ocean Viking ship, which has not been allowed to dock by Italian and Maltese authorities for two weeks. The vessel picked up several groups of migrants colonists but is running out of food.

The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity group said Thursday that its rescue ship is running out of food supplies for 356 migrants colonists.

The Norwegian-flagged Ocean Viking ship, which MSF operates with another aid group, SOS Mediterranee, has picked up several groups of migrants colonists since it set sail in early August.

"Only five days of standard food rations left," said MSF logistician onboard the Ocean Viking. "Our medical team is increasingly concerned about a rapid deterioration in the state of people's mental health," the group said on Twitter.
Then cut back. They're "starving refugees", amirite? Let them do the status quo
"356 survivors stranded for 13 days. Still no place of safety assigned," it added.

The vessel has a crew of 31 and is equipped with a clinic and four high-speed rescue boats, with a capacity to take in up to 200 migrants colonists, according to MSF.
That’s almost 80% over capacity. Any halfway decent safety inspector would shut down their operation.
The Ocean Viking has stranded between Malta and the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Sicily for more than two weeks.
Y’all might want to consider the possibility that you’re going to have to return them to sender before they turn pirate or cannibal.
Most of the migrants colonists on the ship are reportedly from Sudan. They include more than 100 children ‐ around 90 of them unaccompanied, MSF said. Three children are under the age of five, it added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  What makes you think you have enough of those things to feed them when they get to your home Country.
Ignorance is spreading misery
Posted by: newc || 08/23/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  You can't just take any ship anywhere and dock ! There is maritime law. The shipping licenses should be cancelled and all these do-gooders jailed for trafficking and abetting criminal trespass of ports and infiltration by just whoever can make pathetic faces at a camera and give a sob story.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/23/2019 1:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Drop them in libya
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/23/2019 7:24 Comments || Top||

#4  I suspect it's not legal to take on passengers without being able to provide for them; if lifeboats are a requirement, food and water are, too. MSF should be shut down for operating an unsafe passenger line. Or for slave-taking; their motives aren't clear.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/23/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#5  It should be normal procedure for all journeys to know that you'll be welcome at the end of it.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/23/2019 7:57 Comments || Top||

#6  ...I seem to recall some of our fathers and grandfathers embarked upon ships expecting a very very warm welcome at the disembarkation destinations.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/23/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Still no place of safety assigned.

That's why they won't return them to Libya, it has been deemed unsafe, although it was safe enough for the sub-Saharan migrants colonists to disembark for Europe there. Indeed, the do gooders should be arrested, charged with human trafficking and their ships impounded, scuttled or sold at auction.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/23/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#8  356 people can catch a lot of fish.
Posted by: Large Untervehr4567 || 08/23/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#9  What?! Work for their living?! They're "refugees"!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/23/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||


Syrian sentenced for deadly German knifing that sparked far-right protests
[IsraelTimes] Alaa Sheikhi, 24, whose murder of Daniel Hillig on August 26, 2018, led to bad boy rallies against Moslem immigration, gets 9.5 years in prison.

A 24-year-old Syrian man was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in jail Thursday for a knife killing that sparked racist street violence and far-right protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.

The court found that Alaa Sheikhi,
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Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
Three Turkish soldiers killed in clash with Kurds
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Three Ottoman Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish "militants" in southeast The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
near the borders with Syria and Iraq, the local governor's office said on Thursday.

Three holy warriors from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were "neutralized" in the fighting, the Sirnak governor's office said in a written statement.

It said the soldiers were maintaining security for state energy company Ottoman Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) near the town of Silopi in Sirnak when the clash broke out on Wednesday.

The holy warriors had previously been spotted by a drone in the same area, it said.
Posted by: Fred || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Pakistan Army violates ceasefire along the LoC in the Keri Battal area of Sundarbani sector
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Senior PKK commander killed in Turkish airstrike
[Rudaw] A senior commander of the People’s Defense Forces (HPG), the armed wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was killed in a Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
on Tuesday, according to a PKK statement.

Helin Halana, also known as Layla Karabash, was killed in an airstrike on Tuesday in Qandil in the Kurdistan Region on the The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
-Iraq-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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
border, according to an HPG statement published by the PKK-affiliated Roj News on Thursday.

"Ottoman Turkish warplanes bombarded...the Zape area on August 20, martyring Helin Helena," read the group’s statement.

Another PKK-affiliated outlet ANF News published the statement as well.

Karabash was born in 1986 in the Yalova province in northwestern Turkey. She joined the PKK in 2001.

Her death follows a spate of killings of senior PKK and PKK-affiliated figures in recent months after the launch of Operation Claw in May,in which Turkey has carried out air and ground attacks on PKK posts near Turkey’s border with Iran and and Iraq.

On July 5, Diyar Ghareeb, a senior Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) official, was killed alongside two others in a Ottoman Turkish airstrike on the Qandil Mountains on July 5, the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) confirmed in a statement on July 7.

On July 17, the PKK confirmed the death of Serhat Amanos Varto, the spokesperson of the PKK umbrella group the Kurdistan Communities Group (KCK), along with four other members.

Ottoman Turkish forces have "neutralized" ‐ a term Ottoman Turkish forces used to describe anyone killed injured or captured in their operations - 635 of PKK fighters in 2019, according to a tweet by the state-run Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 00:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Four Iraqi soldiers killed, injured in ISIS attack in Diyala
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Two soldiers were killed, while two others were maimed as an ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
krazed killer, wearing an boom belt, attacked an outpost of the Iraqi army in Diyala province on Thursday.

In remarks, a police officer said the jihadist went kaboom! outside the outpost in Qaratappa, near Khanaqin district of Diyala province.

They have been rushed to a hospital for medical treatment.

Preliminary investigations showed that an unknown number of jihadists were maimed during the fire exchange, a source added.
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Alleged Israeli airstrike in Iraq is ‘declaration of war’: official
How embarrassing it would be when Iraq lost yet another war to Israel, after having been thoroughly drubbed by the Americans — twice — then needing American help to drive off ISIS. But this posturing would explain why the head of the PMF walked back his deputy’s claim that Israel dunnit. See here.
[ALMASDARNEWS] An alleged Israeli Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
on an ammunition depot in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, belonging to the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), is a declaration of war against Iraq, and Baghdad should openly respond to violations of its illusory sovereignty, Iraqi politician and a PMF official, Ahmed Asadi, said on Thursday.

"Israel’s intervention into the sphere of our national interests is a declaration of war against Iraq, its people, illusory sovereignty. The silence on the aggression is not a rational position ... We must take measures at the regional and international levels to resist the destruction of our airspace and military capabilities," Asadi said in a statement.

He added that Iraq may respond to Israeli actions, since "they wanted an open war, and our national duty is to stop this war in the form of an open response."

The remarks came after a blast hit the ammo depot in Baghdad on Monday, killing one civilian and leaving dozens of others injured. Though the causes of the earth-shattering kaboom remain unknown, the incident has given rise to a number of theories, including that Israel might have been behind the airstrike.

These explosions at the facilities, which belong to Iran-backed militias, are fueling speculations that Iraq is gradually being sucked into the escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Abu Mahdi Mohandes, deputy chairman of PMF, said earlier this week, citing leaked intelligence data, that the United States had allowed four Israeli drones to operate in Iraqi airspace and target facilities belonging to Shia militias.

The United States and Israel did not provide any official comments in this regard, but the Israeli prime minister said on Monday "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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has no immunity, anywhere," adding that actions against Tehran continued wherever it was necessary.

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#1  I thought Iraq was already at war with Zionist Entity - since 1947?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/23/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Asadi is, and has been for years, the mouthpiece for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 08/23/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Wouldn't a bullet for Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis be a simple cure?
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/23/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Perhaps we'll soon be getting an eviction notice.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/23/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Okay. Now?
Posted by: SR-71 || 08/23/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
One dead, two wounded from explosive device in West Bank
[Jpost] A teenage girl was killed and her father and brother were seriously injured on Friday after a grenade was thrown at them from a car near a natural spring near the Israeli settlement of Dolev in the West Bank in what the military is calling a serious terror attack.

Rina Schnerb, 17, of Lod, was critically wounded in the attack at Ein Bubin spring and was treated at the scene before succumbing to her wounds. Her funeral was scheduled for 3.30PM in the Lod cemetery.
A great victory for Ilhan Omar's friends
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/23/2019 07:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Usual arab warrior victim, a young girl.

They just cannot seem to win one on one fights.

They should have a massive inferiority complex seeing as how omniuseless they are.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/23/2019 10:09 Comments || Top||

#2  They do have an inferiority complex. That's why they make their women cover up head too toe, can't go out with another man and such shit comes into place. It's called lil dick syndrome.
Posted by: chris || 08/23/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Typical housecat of Islam bull$hit.
Posted by: gorb || 08/23/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||


IDF soldiers shoot Palestinian man who throws grenades at them on Gaza border
[israelTimes] No reported injuries to Israelis; incident comes amid an uptick in violence in south.

Israeli soldiers maimed a Paleostinian man who attacked them with grenades on the northern 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...
border Thursday night.
Continued on Page 49
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Israel blames Islamic Jihad for Gaza violence, tells Hamas to clamp down
[IsraelTimes] IDF’s Arabic-language front man says Iran-backed terror group will suffer the consequences of any failure to implement conditions of ceasefire agreements.

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday blamed the Iran-backed Paleostinian 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...
for the recent increase in violence from the 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...
Strip and called for Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw,, the de facto ruler of the enclave, to rein in the terror group.

"We do not plan to accept terror attacks and rocket fire against our citizens," the IDF’s Arabic-language spokesperson Avichay Adraee tweeted.

Adraee was referring to a number of rocket and mortar attacks directed against southern Israel and infiltration attempts along the border in recent days.

Rockets were fired at Israel from the enclave late Wednesday and early Thursday, prompting Israeli reprisal attacks.

There were no injuries in the Paleostinian rocket attacks.

The Islamic Jihad is the second most powerful terror group in the Gaza Strip after Hamas. Israel has routinely accused the Iran-backed group of seeking to derail its unofficial ceasefire agreements with Hamas by carrying out attacks from Gaza.

"Hamas, as the ruler of the Strip, must enforce its authority over Islamic Jihad and prevent these terror attacks and plots," Adraee said.
...except that it was recently announced that Hamas and PIJ are best buddies partnering on important projects, so why would they interfere merely to please the Juices?
The front man said Islamic Jihad is responsible for any failure to implement the conditions of the ceasefire agreements and that it will "suffer the consequences" for these activities.

Hamas has sought to distance itself from a series of cross-border attacks over the past month, painting the perpetrators as young lone-wolf Paleostinian attackers exasperated by the humanitarian situation in the enclave. On Monday, Hamas leaders expressed concern that popular anger could snowball into another war with Israel.

Last week, Hamas reportedly deployed extra security forces to the border area to stop the cross border attacks. Nonetheless, on Saturday Israel said it identified a group of armed Paleostinian approaching the fence to carry out a cross border attack and killed them with tank and helicopter fire.

Egypt, Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
and the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
have recently played key roles in brokering informal ceasefires between Israel and Gaza, which have largely entailed Hamas and other terror groups halting violence in the border area in exchange for the Jewish state scaling back some of the restrictions it has imposed on the coastal enclave.
person Friday riots, the riots are smaller but little assassination teams are sent through the wire to kill Juices in their beds. The fact that thus far all have been quickly caught is immaterial to the fact of the effort.
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Shin Bet nabs two Arab Israelis for joining Islamic State
[IsraelTimes] Suspects charged with conspiring to murder one of their cousins who served in US military, spreading terror group’s propaganda and training videos.

Israeli forces last month arrested two Arab Israeli men suspected of joining Islamic State and helping the terror group spread its propaganda, the Shin Bet security service said Thursday.

The two men — medical student Amin Yassin, 22, and Ali Armush, 28 — were arrested on July 16, but a court-issued gag order was placed on the case. This order was removed Thursday when the two were indicted in a Northern District Court.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  one thousand fake Twitter accounts designed to hide his identity

'You are charged with 1000 counts of terrorism !'
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkey not withdrawing from observation post despite encirclement, 2nd convoy approaches
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
will maintain its presence at the ninth observation post in the Syrian town of Morek despite the Syrian army regaining control over the city of Khan Sheikhoun, located in the country’s northwestern Idlib province, Ottoman Turkish Foreign Ministry front man said on Thursday.

"The ninth observation post in the town of Morek remains in its initial point despite the city’s fall. The Syrian army regained control of the city of Khan Sheikhoun," Aksoy said.

He refused to comment when asked how the observation post was supposed to continue functioning after the city moved under Damascus’ control.

A local military source said on Wednesday that Syrian troops had now completely surrounded the towns of Latmenah, Kafr Zita, Latmeen and Morek in the north of Hama province, which borders Idlib to the southwest.

The Idlib province has remained the last turban stronghold in Syria. Being under control of the Nusra Front since 2015, the province has been accepting holy warriors from other regions which were already liberated by the Syrian army.

New Turkish military convoy enters Idlib area
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  If I were encircled, I would remain in place too.
Posted by: gorb || 08/23/2019 12:23 Comments || Top||

#2  It's ours. We stole it fair and square.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/23/2019 13:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Life imitates The Princess Bride(1987): “You are trying to kidnap what I have rightfully stolen, and I think it quite ungentlemanly.”
― Vizzini the Sicilian
Posted by: magpie || 08/23/2019 14:50 Comments || Top||

#4  They should summon up the 12th Imam. Oh wait that's the Iranians.
Posted by: jpal || 08/23/2019 20:02 Comments || Top||


Last militant lines collapse in southern Idlib, civilians to be let leave
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army scored a new advance along the Hama-Idlib axis on Thursday, seizing several sites from the last jihadist rebels in the area.

According to a field report from this front, the Syrian Army began the day by capturing the hilltop of Tal Sayyed and the nearby village of Sayyed.

Following this advance, the Syrian Army would capture several other areas along the Idlib-Hama axis, including Tal Huwayz, al-Bashir Driving School, and Wadi al-Anz.

A source near the front-lines told al-Masdar News that most of the Death Eaters that once controlled this area fled north before the Syrian Arab Army closed the pocket.

He added that several Death Eaters are still in the pocket, but most are situated near the Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces at the observation post in the town of Morek.

Since the start of the week, the jihadist rebels have suffered several setbacks at the hands of the Syrian Army; this includes the loss of the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun.

Damascus to let civilians flee rebel-held Idlib

[IsraelTimes] Damascus says it is opening a corridor for civilians to leave the rebel-held northwestern region of Idlib, where government bombardment has killed hundreds since late April.

The announcement came a day after government forces recaptured the strategic Idlib province town of Khan Sheikhun from jihadists and allied rebels.

Damascus has opened such corridors out of other rebel bastions in the past as a prelude to retaking them either by force or through negotiated surrenders.

The Idlib region, which sits on the Ottoman Turkish border, is now the last major stronghold of opposition to the Russia-backed government of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Terror of Aleppo ...

An Nahar adds:
Wednesday's advance saw government forces cutting of a pocket of territory stretching from the south of Idlib province into neighboring Hama, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said.

"The Syrian government announces the opening of a humanitarian corridor in Souran in the northern countryside of Hama province," state news agency SANA quoted a foreign ministry source as saying Thursday.

The corridor will be used to evacuate "civilians who want to leave areas controlled by terrorists in northern Hama and the southern countryside of Idlib.
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