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Taliban militants kidnap a member of Provincial Council from Samangan-Baghlan Highway
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Alleged Drug Smugglers Arrested in Arizona Desert with 820 Pounds of Marijuana
[BREITBART] Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a group of 11 migrants colonists who were allegedly smuggling 820 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. Officials report one of the illegal aliens is wanted by a court in Marion County, Oregon.

Agents patrolling near a mountainous canyon southeast of Arivaca, Arizona, received information Wednesday afternoon about a group of people wearing camouflage and carrying large backpacks. The agents called in a helicopter aircrew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations. The search led to the discovery of the group of 11 migrants colonists from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. Officials discovered 36 bundles of marijuana weighing about 820 pounds, according to information obtained from Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials.

The agents arrested the 11 illegal aliens who ranged in age from 15 to 38. They will be charged with drug smuggling and immigration violations.

During a biometric background investigation at the Border Patrol station, agents learned one of the Guatemalan migrants colonists has an active warrant from a court Marion County, Oregon. Marion County is a sanctuary jurisdiction that does not honor immigration detainers placed by ICE.

The warrant on the migrant is related to charges of burglary, domestic violence assault, and contempt of court, officials reported. Border Patrol agents notified the court and placed 25-year-old Mario Felipe-Perez into custody. He awaits extradition to Oregon authorities.
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  My salute to the Tucson Border Patrol guys. But why send that one guy to Oregon ? Won't that be just setting him free ? Couldn't they have sat on that info, let him serve time first for the smuggling, tried first to just deport him ? The police doesn't give them illegals so readily.

"Nooo !Don't deport me ! I... I'm also wanted in... Oregon ! I beat up my bitch there. Yes. Send me there !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/25/2019 3:36 Comments || Top||

#2  It seems these illegals get out of jail easier for crossing the border than a misdemeanor charged citizen in a local jail. Get caught up owing child support and see how easy it is too get out.
Posted by: chris || 08/25/2019 8:10 Comments || Top||

#3  He awaits extradition to Oregon authorities

Sounds as if it's a foreign country. Actually, come to think of it....
Posted by: Lex || 08/25/2019 9:27 Comments || Top||

#4  If they were carrying it on their backs that'd be 75 pounds apiece, quite a load. After hiking through the burning desert with all that, they might have been happy to get busted.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/25/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#5  75 pounds apiece, quite a load. After hiking through the burning desert

In August, in the Sonoran desert: wow. Wonder if there were some cartel vatos locos holding guns to their heads?
Posted by: Lex || 08/25/2019 12:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Makes one wonder if they actually walked it - or had a vehicle or three to help them along. Anyone seen Eric Holder lately?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/25/2019 12:56 Comments || Top||

#7  The weekly load?
Posted by: 3dc || 08/25/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#8  It’s how you get calves like cantaloupes
Posted by: Steve King || 08/25/2019 13:17 Comments || Top||

#9  They usually hike it in a good point of the way, I believe Border Patrol on the National Geographic channel did a piece on them. They are huge bundles, they have spotters along the way looking out for border patrol and such. I just wonder who smokes this Mexican shit anymore, since so much comes pout of the legal states and Canada that is alot better.
Posted by: chris || 08/25/2019 15:11 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
U.S. military confirms attack on a convoy near Bagram Airfield, no casualties reported
[KhaamaPress] The U.S. military confirmed an attack on a military convoy near Bagram Airfield in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan.

According to a statement released by U.S. military "There was an attack on a convoy last night near Bagram Airfield in Sayyad district, but no casualties or injuries to US or Coalition forces."

The statement further added "Unfortunately local businesses were damaged though. Rather than taking responsibility for and apologizing for the harm they bring to innocent Afghans and their businesses, the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
spread lies about the attack."

The local officials also confirmed that two armoured personnel carrier of the foreign forces were damaged in the attack but no one was hurt.

The Taliban group front man Zabiullah Mujahid had earlier claimed that the suicide kaboom killed 7 foreign troops and maimed 4 others.
Tolo News adds:
A convoy of foreign forces was targeted by a boom-mobile explosion near Bagram Airfield on Friday evening, but the incident had no casualties, the provincial police chief Mohammad Mahfooz Walizada said.

Mr. Walizada said the incident happened at around 10:30 pm on Friday in which an explosives-laden vehicle exploded in front of a foreign forces convoy which was patrolling in the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


25 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Afghan forces operations: Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops killed or maimed at least 25 Talibs during the operations in Ghazni, Wardak, Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
and Paktiya provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the Afghan air and ground forces conducted operations Shahbaz area of Ghazni city and Mullah Khel and Khonyan areas of Qarabagh district.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 7 Talibs during the operations and maimed 2 others.

Furthermore, the security forces killed 6 Talibs and maimed 7 others during the operation in Jalrez district of Wardak province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the security forces killed 3 Talibs and confiscated an Ak-47 rifle and cycle of violence during the operations in Zurmat district of Paktiya and Gomal district of Paktika.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants kidnap a member of Provincial Council from Samangan-Baghlan Highway
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs have kidnapped a member of the Provincial Council from Samangan-Baghlan Highway.

Abdullah Mohammadi, a member of the Lower House of the Parliament confirmed that the Talibs kidnapped Syed Abdul Halim Sadat, a member of the Provincial Council of Samangan.

Mohammadi further added that the Talibs also kidnapped three tribal elders together with Mr. Sadat.

Furthermore, Mr. Mohammadi said the incident took place at around 10:00 am local time in Chashma-e-Sher area.

He also added that efforts are underway to release the kidnapped Provincial Council member but there are no reports regarding the fate of the hostages.

Meanwhile,
...back at the saloon, Butch got the bill for the damage caused by the fist fight, the mirror broken in the shootout, and drinks for everyone......
Mr. Mohammadi said the Talibs may have taken the hostages to Dahana-e-Ghori or Baghlan-e-Markazi where they have strongholds.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants flog a young couple on charges of eloping
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs flogged a young couple on charges of eloping in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

Officials in Faryab Police Headquarters confirmed that the incident took place in Kohistan
...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns....
district of Faryab earlier today.

The officials further added that the 17-year-old girl engaged to another man, eloped with a 20-year-old man with whom she earlier contacts.

However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
arrested the couple and flogged the duo after convicting them of wrongdoing in a Kangaroo Court, the officials added.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

Public flogging and trying individuals in Kangaroo Courts is not rare in the restive parts of the country.

Talibs often flog, kill or stone the victims to death after trying them in Kangaroo Courts in the areas under their control.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


3 terrorists shot dead before conducting target killings close to Farah airport
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed 3 bully boyz who were attempting to carry out a series of murders close to Farah airport in West of Afghanistan.

The Farah Police Headquarters said in a statement that the bully boyz were looking to kill governmental employees in Falka area of Farah airport.

The statement further added that the security forces identified the bully boyz before they manage to carry out the murders.

Furthermore, the Farah Police Headquarters said the security forces arrested another terrorist and confiscated a weapon together with a cycle of violence.

The anti-government armed snuffies have not commented in this regard so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under:


Afghan forces kill 25 militants of Mullah Shoaib in Balkh province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces killed 25 turbans of Mullah Shoaib, one of the commanders of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in northern Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the security forces killed the turbans during the operations in Asya Khan and Asyab Gorg Villages of Chemtal district.

The statement further added that the security forces killed another Taliban Death Eater in Sabzikar Village of Chahar Bolak district.

The security forces also maimed another Taliban Death Eater during the same operation, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Twelve dead in Boko Haram Niger attack: Official
[Al Jazeera] A night raid blamed on 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...
has left a dozen villagers dead in southeast Niger on the frontier with Nigeria, according to a local official.

The attack on Friday night in the border district of Gueskerou is the latest to hit the Diffa region near Lake Chad, which is crisscrossed by fighter groups and traffickers.

"Twelve villagers were killed on Friday at around 8:00pm (19:00 GMT) by Boko Haram elements," a local elected official told AFP on Saturday.

He said 11 of those killed had been shot but did not give further details.

The Gueskerou area, abutting the Komadougou Yobe river that provides a natural frontier between Niger and Nigeria, has been exposed to years of killings and kidnappings at the hands of the Boko Haram.

In March, two attacks in the area left eight civilians and seven police dead.

Boko Haram, whose name roughly translates to "Western education is forbidden", has waged an armed campaign in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
since 2009.

The group wants to establish an Islamic state which will follow a strict interpretation of Islamic law.
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Britain
Britain sends third warship to Gulf amid heightened tensions in region
[IsraelTimes] Officials say HMS Defender will take part in efforts to ’keep essential trade routes secure’ after recent shipping conflicts with Iran.

A third British warship is heading to the Gulf, the Royal Navy announced Saturday, amid heightened tensions in the region.

Britannia has already sent the HMS Kent to cover for frigate HMS Montrose while it undergoes maintenance in nearby Bahrain, and is now redirecting the Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender from its mission to the Pacific.

The HMS Defender sailed from Portsmouth on August 12, alongside HMS Kent, which was also heading to the Gulf to replace the HMS Duncan.

HMS Defender’s commanding officer Richard Hewitt said his boat would "play her part alongside other Royal Navy warships in keeping these essential trade routes secure."

Britannia, Australia and Bahrain have signed onto a US-led maritime security mission to protect international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.

The British Defense Ministry announced this month that Royal Navy vessels will work alongside the US Navy to escort vessels through the busy strait off Iran’s coast. The US has been asking its allies to take part in a naval mission to protect shipping in the strait, though other Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an nations have expressed reservations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 02:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Europe
A bomb factory in a beach town may be key to Spain's terror attacks
Alcanar, Spain (CNN) Nuria Gil had heard rumors of men squatting in a vacant property around the corner from her home, but she had never seen them herself.

She had little reason to be suspicious -- the quiet Spanish beach village where she has lived for almost 20 years is filled with holiday houses. People come and go all the time.

But on Wednesday night a deafening bang rocked Gil, 50, from her sleep. She ran outside to see smoke billowing from what remained of the property down the road.

The powerful explosion had leveled the one-story house in the Montecarlo neighborhood of Alcanar, leaving one person dead and another seriously injured.

It wasn't until the following afternoon, when a van mowed down crowds of people in the heart of Barcelona, that authorities began to piece together the significance of the blast.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/25/2019 08:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  Did you find that pic in Fred's image collection ? It makes my stomach hurt with laughter. Genius.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/25/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like Spain needs another round of 1492 on the locals.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/25/2019 10:09 Comments || Top||

#3  2017?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/25/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||

#4  ReReconquista.
Rinsar y repetar.
Posted by: Lex || 08/25/2019 12:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Where are the descendents of Ferdinand and Isabella when you really need them? The Spanish dissapoint.
Posted by: jpal || 08/25/2019 13:20 Comments || Top||

#6  2017?

Yes, thank goodness.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey launches third phase of anti-PKK operation in Kurdistan Region
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
announced the third phase of its anti-Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) operations in the Kurdistan Region on Saturday.

The newest phase of Operation Claw, which began yesterday, will focus on places the Kurdish Lions of Islam are hiding in the Sinat-Haftanin part of the Kurdistan Region near the Ottoman Turkish border, according to the Ottoman Turkish Defense Ministry.

"The operation is to ensure the security of the borders in the future and to destroy the Death Eaters in Sinat-Haftanin region [in Kurdistan Region] and their caves and shelters," said the ministry in a statement.

The first phase of Operation Claw began on May 27, followed by a second phase described as a "follow-up" operation on July 12. The first two phases were in the Khakurk region northeast of Erbil near the Ottoman Turkish and Iranian borders.

Turkey has not announced the end of any of Operation Claw’s phases.

Turkey regularly uses fighter jets to hit the PKK in the Kurdistan Region, but Operation Claw utilizes ground forces as well. The latest phase is supported by Turkey’s air force, army aviation forces, tanks and armed drones, the Ottoman Turkish Defense Ministry said.

The Ottoman Turkish Interior Minister, Suleyman Soylu, claimed on Thursday that their forces have "neutralized" 635 PKK fighters only in 2019 in over 80,000 operations. Ankara uses the word "neutralized" to refer to those killed, maimed, or otherwise removed from the battlefield.

"We've been combating PKK terror for 40 years. We have neutralized 635 PKK Death Eaters in 80,570 operations since the start of this year," Soylu told news hounds in the capital Ankara, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA).

Anadolu Agency also reported today that Ottoman Turkish army and intelligence forces "neutralized" four PKK fighters in Gara region.

Turkey, as well as the US and EU, consider the PKK a terrorist organization.

The Ottoman Turkish military is also involved in heavy festivities with the PKK in some Kurdish provinces in east and southeast Turkey. It launched Operation Kiran on Wednesday in the Van, Hakkari and Sirnak provinces against the PKK.

Turkey has intensified attacks on the group recently, leading to the deaths of some senior commanders. It has utilized sophisticated, modern technology to track PKK positions in Kurdistan Region, making one of the PKK’s goals to work for "modernization" of its fighters.

"We want to fully modernize, reinvigorate and professionalize guerrillas who should be capable of prevailing over the enemy’s intelligence and techniques," Murat Karayilan, a member of PKK’s executive body, told the party-affiliated Sterk TV a week ago.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Kashmiris defy curbs, clash with Indian forces
[DAWN] Occupation forces used tear gas against stone-throwing residents in India-held Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
’s main city of Srinagar on Friday, after a third straight week of protests in the restive Soura district despite the imposition of tight restrictions.

Police tried to enter Soura, which has emerged as a centre of the protests, as hundreds of locals staged a protest march against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to withdraw autonomy for the disputed territory of Kashmir on Aug. 5.

Posters appeared overnight this week in Srinagar, the Moslem-majority region’s main city, calling for a march to the office of the UN Military Observer Group for India and Pakistain (Unmogip), to protest against India’s decision.

This was the first such call by Kashmiri leadership. India’s move was accompanied by travel and communication restrictions in held Kashmir that are still largely in place, although some landlines were restored last week.

In a narrow lane of Soura, blocked like many others with rocks and sheets of metal, residents hurled stones at the paramilitary police to stop them from moving into an area around the local mosque, Jinab Sahib, which had earlier been packed for Friday prayers.

The police responded with several rounds of tear gas and chilli grenades but were beaten back by dozens of stone-pelting men. Some men suffered pellet injuries.

The locals said the occupation forces had been repeatedly trying to move into Soura, often using tear gas and pellets.

"We are neither safe at home, nor outside," said Rouf, who declined to give his full name. He had rubbed salt into his face to counteract the effects of tear gas.

Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  He had rubbed salt into his face to counteract the effects of tear gas.

Reminds me of the Happy Tree Friends characters. You just couldn't save those critters from themselves.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/25/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#2  I always rub salt into my face before encountering tear gas. Helps keep the tear ducts productive.
Posted by: jpal || 08/25/2019 15:32 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Fourth phase of ‘Will of Victory’ operation begins: Iraqi defense ministry
[Rudaw] The Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced the start of the fourth phase of its "Will of Victory" campaign to defeat 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....
(ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
) Death Eaters in the country’s western deserts on Saturday.

The Iraqi Security Media Cell said the latest phase of the operation will clear ISIS’ presence in the Anbar province.

"The aim of the operation is to clean the desert of Anbar from Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells," the Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a statement on Saturday.

The third phase of Will of Victory, which was in the eastern Diyala province, "achieved the targets successfully," the cell said.

The operation is a collaboration between various domestic forces, including the Anbar Operations Command, al-Jazira Operation Command, Hashd al-Ashairi paramilitias, federal police, the army, the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi), Border Guard Command and the air force, as well as the US-led international coalition, according to the statement.

Iraqi security forces aim to clear a nearly 43,000 kilometer area, the security cell also said in the statement.

The PMF also released a statement on Saturday announcing that the Iran-backed, predominantly Shiite militias are part of the operation, and it will be in the Wadi Houran valley in the province.

"PMF Anbar units are participating in the fourth phase of the Will of Victory operation through three frontlines," the PMF said in a statement. "The main aim of the operation is to clear Wadi Houran area from ISIS sleeper cells in Anbar province."

The PMF also announced that deputy chairman of PMF, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, is personally supervising the movements and frontlines of the PMF in Anbar during the operation.

Muhandis caused a controversy recently when he accused the US and Israel of causing mysterious explosions at PMF sites, after which PMF head Faleh al-Fayyadh distanced the militias from Muhandis’ comments. Israeli media later reported that the country is indeed conducting military operations in Iraq, while the US said it did not attack any PMF bases.

Iran’s support for many PMF units has caused tension between them and the US and Israel. PMF units are currently conducting a wide military operation in the deserts of the Nineveh province claiming to hunt ISIS sleeper cells.

The Iraqi government announced the territorial defeat of ISIS in December 2017. However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
remnants of the group have returned to earlier insurgency tactics of ambushing security forces, kidnapping, executing suspected informants, and extorting money from vulnerable, rural populations.

ISIS is particularly active near the Syrian border, in the Nineveh province, and in disputed territories between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

A report from the US Department of Defense released in August said there are 14,000 to 18,000 ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi News adds:
The operation resulted so far in the killing of an 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....
jacket wallah and a Death Eater, as well as dismantling 12 improvised bomb and a number of land mines, Rabei added.

Earlier today, Joint Operations Command announced launching the fourth phase of operation "Will of Victory", while indicated that this phase was launched to cleanse the full desert and areas in Anbar Province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Will of Victory

Bad translation?
Or is it named after a young Arthur or Joan of Arc-type hero hailing from a Town Called Victory?
Posted by: Lex || 08/25/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||


Iraqi intelligence arrest two Islamic State jihadists in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi military intelligence forces announced on Wednesday that two 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....
bully boyz were arrested in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.

"Acting on intelligence information, troops of the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate caught two Islamic State bully boyz in al-Qassem and June First districts in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
" Iraqi TV channel Alsumaria TV quoted the directorate as saying in a blurb.

"The pair were tasked with equipping hotbeds of the Islamic State terrorist group on the outskirts of Kirkuk," the statement read.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Security forces dismantle missiles & grenades near bridge in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews) A police source informed, on Saturday, that two missiles and grenades were dismantled, near Hayy Tunis Bridge in Baghdad, without causing any casualties.

In a press statement, the source said, "Baghdad patrols discovered two missiles and grenades, ready for explosion, near Hayy Tunis Bridge, in the capital, Baghdad."

The source added, on condition of anonymity, that bomb squad arrived in the area and dismantled the missiles and grenades, without causing any causalities.
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Iraqi paramilitary fighters kill two Islamic State terrorists in Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi paramilitary group said on Saturday that its fighters killed two 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....
snuffies as part of an ongoing military operation in Anbar province.

"Troops of the 13th and 18th brigades of the Popular Mobilization Forces clashed with forces of Evil of the Islamic State group in al-Qaem district, west of Anbar, leaving two snuffies killed," the state-sponsored umbrella organization said in a press statement.

The PMF fighters will continue to track down on Islamic State remnants in Anbar province within the framework of the fourth phase of the military operation dubbed "Will of Victory," the statement read.

The Will of Victory Operation’s first phase had been launched in July, targeting IS elements in western regions.

According to the Iraqi military, 13 villages were cleared in areas south of Nineveh during the operation’s third phase.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Death toll from motorbike bomb blast in southern Iraq rises to 3
Babil (IraqiNews.com) ‐ The corpse count from a cycle of violence bomb explosion that took place in the southern Iraqi province of Babil on Friday rose to three, a security source said.

The attack left 34 people maimed, the source told privately-owned website Gilgamish Saturday.

A booby-trapped cycle of violence went off Friday morning near a shop in Musayyib district in Babil province.

The defeated 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....
group had grabbed credit for the attack.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gunman opens fire on bus in Petra area
[Jpost] Unidentified button men opened fire on a bus carrying tourist guides near Jordan's ancient city of Petra, a major tourist attraction, but there were no injuries, Ammon news agency said on Saturday.

"A security source told Ammon that the bus, which belongs to Petra local authorities, sustained material damage but there were no injuries," the news agency reported.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 02:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Jordan seems to have been left pretty much alone by the Islamofreaks since 1970.

Bought off or scared off? Could this be the opening of a new front?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/25/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Look up ' black September'

The Paleos were pretty brutally suppressed in the 1970's
Posted by: Nguard || 08/25/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||

#3  I, too, vote for brutally suppressed
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 20:15 Comments || Top||

#4  I would have said "invited to leave", but "brutally suppressed" is OK.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/25/2019 20:47 Comments || Top||


Eight arrested in large scale operation in Judea and Samaria
[Jpost] During the night between Saturday and Sunday IDF forces, along with Shin Bet, Border Patrol and Israeli Police, arrested eight people suspected for terrorist activity, civil terror and inciting violent riots towards citizens and police forces in the Judea and Samaria region, according to the IDF twitter account.

The Suspects have been taken into police custody and are being interrogated.
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Qatar increases number of Gaza beneficiaries of aid
[Jpost] The Ministry of Social Development in 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 on Saturday published on its website the names of Paleostinian beneficiaries of 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...
i cash grants.

Paleostinians whose names appear on the ministry’s list have been asked to head to the post offices in the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-ruled coastal enclave on Sunday to receive the cash.

The Qatari Committee for the Construction of the Gaza Strip, headed by Mohammed Elamadi, announced on Friday that it has nearly doubled the number of beneficiaries ‐ from 60,000 two months ago to 100,000 poor families.

Each family will receive $100 in cash.

The announcement came shortly after Elamadi arrived in the Gaza Strip early Friday through the Erez border crossing with Israel.

Sunday’s distribution of the grants will be the seventh since Qatar began delivering millions of dollars in cash to the Gaza Strip last year.

The Qatari envoy said that the increase in the number of beneficiaries of the cash assistance grant this month "comes within the framework of easing the suffering people of the Gaza Strip in light of the difficult humanitarian conditions they are living, particularly on the eve of the beginning of the new academic year for school and university students.
The distribution of the funds is expected to continue for several days.

On Friday evening, Elamadi met in Gaza City with Hamas big turbans and discussed with them the Qatari funds and the ceasefire understandings reached between Hamas and Israel under the auspices of Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
. The Hamas officials who attended the meeting included Ismail Haniyeh
...became Prime Minister of Gaza after the legislative elections of 2006 which Hamas won. President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Haniyeh from office on 14 June 2007 at the height of the Fatah-Hamas festivities, but Haniyeh did not acknowledge the decree and continues as the PM of Gazoo while Abbas maintains a separate PM in the West Bank...
, Yahya Sinwar, Rouhi Mushtaha and Khalil al-Haya.

A Qatari official said that his kingdom’s decision to continue delivering cash grants to the Gaza Strip was in the context of an effort to prevent an all-out military confrontation between Israel and Hamas. "We are aware that such a confrontation will bring extensive damage to the residents of the Gaza Strip," the official said. "We will do everything we can to avoid total destruction in the Gaza Strip."

The official said that Qatar was worried in wake of mounting tensions between Israel and Hamas after several recent attempts by murderous Moslems to infiltrate into Israel. The Qatari envoy will continue to work with Israel and Hamas to prevent war and improve the security and humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, the official added.
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IDF releases new photos of manhunt for terrorists who killed Rina Shnerb
[Jpost] The IDF on Saturday night continued to scour the West Bank for the Paleostinians responsible for the bombing at the popular Ein Buvin water spring, that killed Rina Shnerb and maimed her father Eitan and brother Dvir, 19.

During the manhunt Ribhi Abu al Safa and Mohammed Abu al Safawere were arrested in the village of Ein Arik close to Ramallah. Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", member Israr Ma'arouf, a student at Birzeit University who has spent time in Israeli jails, was arrested in the nearby village of Ein Qiniya.

Details regarding the arrests and the identity of the three men were publicized on social media and in the Paleostinian media. The IDF has not linked the trio to the attack, stating only that they were arrested during the manhunt and are now being interrogated.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 02:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Our idiot congressmen from Detroit, Minneapolis and Queens have blood on their hands.
Posted by: Lex || 08/25/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#2  I think they secretly tremble with un-containable glee every time an Israeli dies.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/25/2019 12:49 Comments || Top||


Israeli jets strike in Syria to thwart attack by Iranian ‘killer drones’
Now we know why Israel dragged the Iron Domes up north, and put their squadrons on alert. Israel is clearly having fun with their new F-35s... Herewith the Israeli perspective of events reported more briefly from Syrian and Lebanese sources here. A short video with major secondaries can be seen at the link, much more dramatic than the video provided by the other article. This article also has a photo of an Iranian drone being launched, for those interested in such things.
[IsraelTimes] Army says it carried out Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s near Damascus to foil ’imminent’ IRGC plot to hit sites inside Israel with UAVs armed with explosives; Syria claims it downed Israeli missiles.


Israeli fighter jets carried out airstrikes in Syria to thwart a planned attack on Israel by Iran-backed fighters using armed drones, the Israel Defense Forces said Saturday night.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 01:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  "If someone rises up to kill you, kill him first,"

in Babylonia Talmud, tractate Berachos (much of which deals with how to do blessings), folio page 58.

it is a pretty famous sentence, sometimes the 'somebody rises up to kill you' is called the pursuer. It is derived from Ex XXII: 1 which specifies the condition of discovering a thief.
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Iron Dome air defence systems now being deployed in northern Israel
[TWITTER]

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Reports all Israeli squadrons placed on high alert/readiness
[TWITTER]

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Southeast Asia
Abu Sayyaf bomb injures four
[Sunstar] Three soldiers and a policeman were wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Sulu while another IED was disrupted in Maguindanao, military officials said Tuesday, August 20. Military spokesman Arvin John Encinas said the IED explosion happened around 10:15 a.m. Monday in Igasan village, Patikul, Sulu.

Encinas said the soldiers together with policemen from Patikul town rushed to Igasan village following reports of the presence of an IED in the area. He said the troops were about to render safe procedure through “blast in place” when the IED exploded and wounded four of them.

The blast occurred hours after the Abu Sayyaf rebels ambushed a police convoy, also in Patikul, Sulu. Two policemen were wounded in the ambush that happened Monday morning in the village of Igasan, Patikul. Encinas said the convoy was providing security for teachers traveling from Igasan to Taglibi village, Patikul.

Meanwhile, soldiers disrupted an IED on Monday night in Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao. The IED was found in Poblacion village, Datu Anggal Midtimbang. It was found hours after another IED exploded, also in Poblacion, Datu Anggal Midtimbang.
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Bomb suspects nabbed in Thai south
[Bangkok Post] A man was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pattani province and gas cylinders that could be used for making bombs were seized in a separate incident in Narathiwat province.

Police in Thung Yang Daeng district of Pattani were alerted on Friday afternoon when two men on a motorcycle shot Muhammad Ama in front of a mosque in Thung Yang Daeng. He died on the spot. An initial investigation found the victim was about to return home from prayers when one of the perpetrators fired one shot at him and sped away.

Police have yet to establish the motive for the shooting.

In Narathiwat on Saturday morning, marine officers searched an area in Bacho district after receiving a tip about the suspects who had detonated a bomb targeting a marine patrol team earlier. They found the suspects, a Glock 19 pistol, bullets and some crystal methamphetamine.

They later searched a house and found a number of tools. They also found two steel air-conditioning coolant cylinders, which had already been cut open, and some steel rods. The components could be used in assembling improvised bombs, which officers believe would be used to attack security personnel.

The Internal Security Operations Command earlier ordered the replacement of steel gas cylinders with composite ones in the three southernmost provinces. That apears to have forced insurgents to look for different materials.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Drone Falls, Another Explodes over Dahiyeh
Twitter got there first, as usual.
[AnNahar] One drone came down and another went kaboom! early Sunday in a Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs, a Hizbullah official told the AFP news agency.

The incident came hours after Israel launched air strikes in neighboring Syria but the official could not confirm if the drones were Israeli or if they had been shot down by Hizbullah.

Lebanese security forces cordoned off the area in the Moawwad neighborhood, a few dozen meters from a Hizbullah media center, as residents gathered, and where forces from Hizbullah were also present.

"There were two drones -- the first fell and was neutralized, the second went kaboom!," a Hizbullah official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Leb and Israel are technically still at war, and Leb regularly accuses Israel of violating its airspace with planes and drones.

Israel has fought several conflicts against Hizbullah, the last in 2006.

In recent years those hostilities have spilled over into Syria, where the group -- like Iran, another long-time enemy of Israel -- is fighting on the side of the regime of Bashir al-Assad.
All very straightforward, but then there’s this from The Times of Israel, which would explain earlier tweets about Iron Dome set up in northern Israel and Israeli squadrons on high alert:
People in the Lebanese capital said a large explosion shook the area and triggered a fire.
The Times of Israel has a brief video at the link, but I’m not sure it conveys any useful information.
Late Saturday night Israel said its jets carried out strikes in Syria to prevent an Iranian force from launching an attack on Israel with drones armed with explosives.

In a briefing to news hounds early Sunday, military front man Jonathan Conricus said the Israeli air force "was able to thwart an Iranian attempt led by the Quds force from Syria to conduct an attack on Israeli targets in northern Israel using killer drones."

A Syrian military source quoted by the official Sana news agency said anti-aircraft defences had "detected enemy targets from Golan heading towards the area around Damascus."

"The aggression was immediately confronted and so far the majority of the enemy Israeli missiles have been destroyed before reaching their targets," the source added.

Since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011, Israel has conducted hundreds of strikes in Syria, most of them against what it says are Iranian and Hizbullah targe

They said they heard an aircraft flying just before the blast and reported later that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group sealed off the area. The blast occurred near the group’s media office in the Moawwad district.

Journalists on the scene were not allowed to film or take pictures. One building appeared to be slightly damaged where the drone went down. A man was seen taking away metal parts in a white plastic bag that he said contained parts of the aircraft that went down.

The Israeli military said it does not comment on “foreign reports.”

Israeli warplanes fly over Lebanon regularly and have struck inside neighboring Syria from Lebanese airspace on numerous occasions. Israel also uses drones to monitor Hezbollah activity in southern Lebanon, according to Beirut.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was holding an emergency meeting with defense officials overnight amid the heightened tensions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2019 01:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Much more interesting then this early article lets on. Head over to twitter and enjoy the by play.

IDF: Soleimani commanded an attack of killer drones on Israel. Iranian Quds operatives flew to the Damascus Intl. Airport with drones & explosives, and continued to an Iranian base in Syria to prepare for an attack on Israel.

An attack that never happened.

We attacked their base:

Hez: Before you get too cocky, remember the old line from the IRA: "We only have to get lucky once; you have to be lucky all the time".

Observer:
1. According to #lebanese reports and pictures, #Hezbollah downed to #Israeli drone over the #Dahyeh Neigborhood #Beirut . One looks like the DJI Matrice 600 Pro (Hex) and the other one like the DJI Matrice 100 (Quad). Both are in used in the #IDF. The interesting thing is...

2. not the use of the drones which are widely used for multiple purposes such as Riot Control etc. The shortest distance between the Israeli border and #Beirut is 60kms approx. Those drones can fly at a 40mph max speed, with hovering time varying from 20 mins to 40 mins depending

3. on the payload weight, battery longevity and foremost the communication link which needs an unobstructed LOS of 5 kms max. Having said that and after a bit of Math and logics, the drones were already at close proximity of #Hezbollah HQ's in #Beirut

4. Those Drones downed in #Beirut if confirmed they were #IDF's would have been just a message to #Nasrallah #Hezbollah : "Hey, we are right here at your doorstep, we can smuggle stuff under your nose too". Good old PSYOPS combined with real capabilities on ground/air.

The actual commercial drones the IDF used: HERE
Posted by: 3dc || 08/25/2019 9:40 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: 3dc || 08/25/2019 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  And the singer above years ago:
Posted by: 3dc || 08/25/2019 12:53 Comments || Top||


US-Turkey Syria operations center at full capacity: Minister, Syrian Kurds to help
[AlAhram] A US-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
operations centre aimed at creating a safe zone in northern Syria is operating at "full capacity", Ottoman Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Saturday.

Under an agreement reached between Ankara and Washington earlier this month after difficult negotiations, the joint operations centre will help coordinate the establishment of a buffer between the Ottoman Turkish border and Syrian areas controlled by the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

"The centre of joint operations has begun to operate at full capacity," Akar told state news agency Anadolu.

He said the first joint helicopter flight took place on Saturday afternoon.

Akar's statement comes shortly after the YPG military group -- which has been a key US ally in Syria but is deemed by Turkey to have terrorist links -- said they would help implement the buffer zone in their areas along the Ottoman Turkish border.

Ankara considers the YPG to be an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has fought a bloody insurgency inside Turkey for 35 years and is classified as a "terrorist" organization by Turkey, the US and EU.

Turkey has repeatedly threatened to launch a new military offensive against YPG forces in northern Syria, where the Kurdish group controls a large swathe of land.

The operations centre was initially suggested by Washington to dissuade Ankara from carrying out another cross-border attack, after previous offensives in 2016 and 2018.

The YPG has been a key partner to Washington in the fight against 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....
group in Syria.

But as the fight against IS winds down in the region, the prospect of a US military withdrawal stoked Kurdish fears of a long-threatened Ottoman Turkish attack.

Details of the safe zone are currently hazy, and no date has been set for its implementation

Syria Kurds Say Will Help Implement US-Turkey 'Safe Zone'

[AnNahar] Syria's Kurds said on Saturday they would support the implementation of a US-Turkey deal to set up a buffer zone in their areas along the Turkish border.

The so-called "safe zone" agreed by Washington and Ankara earlier this month aims to create a buffer between the Turkish border and Syrian areas controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

The YPG have played a key role in the US-backed battle against the Islamic State group in Syria, but Ankara views them as "terrorists".

On Saturday, Mazloum Kobani, the head of the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said his alliance would back the deal.

"We will strive to ensure the success of (US) efforts towards implementing the understanding... with the Turkish state," he said.

"The SDF will be a positive party towards the success of this operation," he told journalists in the northeastern town of Hasakeh.

US Central Command said late Friday that the SDF -- which expelled the Islamic State group from their last patch of territory in eastern Syria in March -- had destroyed outposts in the border area.

"The SDF destroyed military fortifications" on Thursday, it said in a statement on Twitter.

"This demonstrates (the) SDF's commitment to support implementation of the security mechanism framework."

On August 7, Turkish and US officials agreed to establish a joint operations centre to oversee the creation of the "safe zone".

Little is known about its size or how it will work, but Ankara has said there would be observation posts and joint patrols.

Damascus has rejected the agreement as serving "Turkey's expansionist ambitions".

As the fight against IS winds down, the prospect of a US military withdrawal had stoked Kurdish fears of a long-threatened Turkish attack.

Turkey has already carried out two offensives into Syria in 2016 and 2018, the second of which saw it and allied Syrian rebels overrun the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the northwest.
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Syrian Army approaches Turkish observation post in Hama: video
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Army may eliminate Ottoman Turkish observation points in the Idlib de-escalation zone to cut off supplies of terror groups that are operating in the area, the aide of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Terror of Aleppo ...
, Bouthaina Shaaban, told the al-Mayadeen broadcaster.

"The Ottoman Turkish observation point in the settlement of Morek is under siege. The Syrian army will be able to eliminate Ottoman Turkish observation points and terrorists," Shaaban said on Friday.

She pointed out that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
was supplying terror groups with weapons.

"Turkey has not complied with the agreements, signed in Astana [currently, Nur-Sultan] and turned the observation points into facilities, used for redeploying weapons and occupying our territories," Shaaban added.

Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Jaysh Al-Izza rumored to be dissolving itself after Hama losses
[ALMASDARNEWS] The hard boy group, Jaish al-Izza, is allegedly dissolving itself after suffering a series of losses at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and southern Idlib.

According to reports, the once U.S.-backed group is dissolving itself because they lost a great deal of fighters and most of their weapons as a result of the recent Hama batte.

Jaish al-Izza was primarily headquartered in the northern Hama towns of Kafr Zita and al-Latamnah before the Syrian Arab Army announced the capture of these areas on Friday.

If these reports prove true, this would be a major loss for the hard boy forces, as Jaish al-Izza was once one of the most powerful groups in the northwestern region of Syria.

Previously, Jaish al-Izza was one of the few hard boy groups that was armed with the U.S.-made anti-tank TOW missiles; however, Washington later withdrew their support for these hard boys.

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HMS Defender will join the efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf
[TWITTER]

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Iran test fires new missile: Iran Revolutionary Guards commander
[UK.REUTERS] 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 test fired a new missile, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, said on Saturday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

"Our country is always the arena for testing a variety of defence and strategic systems and these are non-stop movements towards the growth of our deterrent power," Salami said. "And yesterday was one of the succesful days for this nation."

He did not provide any additional information about the missile.

U.S. President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
pulled out of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme last year and stepped up sanctions on Tehran in order to curb its development of ballistic missiles and its support for proxies in Syria, 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...
, Leb and Iraq. The two countries have been exchanging threats and warnings since then.

Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in the Gulf with a surface-to-air missile in June, nearly setting off a conflict with the United States. The Islamic Theocratic Republic says the drone was over its territory, but Washington says it was in international airspace.

Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defence system on Thursday.
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


reports of 4-5 Hezbollah casualties from the Israeli missile strikes on Iranian positions near Damascus
[TWITTER]

IDF attacked a number of terrorist targets southeast of Damascus
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


#2  IDF: Soleimani commanded an attack of killer drones on Israel. Iranian Quds operatives flew to the Damascus Intl. Airport with drones & explosives, and continued to an Iranian base in Syria to prepare for an attack on Israel.

An attack that never happened.

We attacked their base:

Hez: Before you get too cocky, remember the old line from the IRA: "We only have to get lucky once; you have to be lucky all the time".
Posted by: 3dc || 08/25/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Sayyed Hassan Nasrollah

- I say to all the IDF troops on the borders, be prepared and wait for us, the response is coming
- Bibi told the settlers of the north to calm as nothing is dangerous, I tell the settlers in the north, center and the south to worry waiting our response
Posted by: 3dc || 08/25/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Sayyed Hassan Nasrollah

- I say to all the IDF troops on the borders, be prepared and wait for us, the response is coming.


What are you going to do bleed on them?


Posted by: jpal || 08/25/2019 16:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Heh heh
Posted by: Frank G || 08/25/2019 17:02 Comments || Top||



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