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-Land of the Free
Border agents use tear gas and pepper pray to stop almost 50 undocumented migrants from storming barricades at the Rio Grande bridge to make their way into the U.S.
[MAIL] Border agents used tear gas and pepper spray to prevent almost 50 migrants from entering the U.S. after they tried to storm their way through an entry point along the border in Texas.

The incident occurred at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge at around 4am on Saturday, Fox News reported.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection had to build temporary barriers along the bridge due to a large influx of migrants using it at night, when it is closed from midnight to 6 am.

A CBP official told Fox News that the group of men attempted to pass through the bridge in three stages.

The official said: 'Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier.

'Several males in the group disregarded commands to stop and physically pushed through the barriers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/21/2019 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and border crossing now closed for much needed repairs. Estimated re-opening July 2028, possibly much later.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/21/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  If only there were an effective way to stop human wave attacks....
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/21/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Invade Mexico. Blockade their ports.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 07/21/2019 12:57 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan forces conduct 103 joint, special ops and 27 airstrikes in past 24 hours: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces conducted 103 Joint and Special Operations against the bully boy groups in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the security forces conducted 12 joint and 91 special operations to suppress the bully boy groups.

Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 27 Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s to support the ground forces during the operations.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the operations in Uruzgan, Ghazni, Zabul, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Farah, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Paktiya, Pashtun-infested Logar, Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, Kandahar, Faryab, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
, Takhar and Kunduz provinces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie sadly admitted that he was a better peeping Tom than he was a comedian...
the defense ministry said the security forces killed 56 bully boyz and maimed 25 others during the same operations.

The security forces also arrested 5 suspected bully boyz during the operations, the Ministry of Defense added.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the coalition forces also provided support to the Afghan cops during the operations.

The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ya know, if I kept reading these Afghan Forces articles, I'd begin to believe they were taking over the responsibility for their own country.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/21/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||


Nearly 500 Taliban militants killed in Faryab in past one month: 209th Shaheen Corps
Congratulations to all involved on this signal achievement. Including the deaders, without whom it would not have been possible.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops have killed nearly 500 Talibs during their operations in northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces killed the murderous Moslems in various districts of Faryab in past one month.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted several planned operations, night raids and targeted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s during the period.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces targeted the murderous Moslems in Ghormach, Khwaja Sabzposh, Sherin Tagab, Pashtunkot, Bulchiragh, Dawlatabad and Andkoi districts.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces killed 481 murderous Moslems and maimed 273 others including 13 of their commanders.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the entire 614th quadrant searched. The Green Lensman must be found!...
the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces also arrested 56 murderous Moslems during the same operations.

However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
the 209th Shaheen Corps has not commented regarding the security personnel casualties.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group yet to commented regarding the claimed casualties inflicted on group’s murderous Moslems in Faryab province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban military chief; Punjabis killed in Ghazni operation, not civilians: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Defense rejected Taliban
...Arabic for students...
claims regarding civilian casualties in Ghazni operations, emphasizing that the security forces killed Taliban’s military commission chief in the raid.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said Taliban claims regarding civilinan casualties in Nawa district of Ghazni is a lie.

The statement further added that the security forces killed Taliban’s military commission in the raid.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Defense said three Paks hailing from Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

province of Pakistain and 10 other holy warriors were also killed during the operation.

This comes as Taliban front man Zabiullah Mujahid had earlier claimed that the security forces killed 4 civilians during the raid.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


6 Taliban militants killed while preparing a car bomb in Maiwand district of Kandahar
[KhaamaPress] A premature boom-mobile explosion killed six Talibs in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Saturday.

The 205th Atal Corps in a statement the bandidos holy warriors were busy preparing a boom-mobile when the earth-shattering kaboom took place.

The statement further added that the boom-mobile went off in Mes Kariz Village of Maiwand district.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Another happy customer of Haliburton Bomb Kits for Little Martyrs (TM)! Buy two!
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/21/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||


8 Taliban militants killed, detained; weapons, explosives destroyed in Special Forces raids
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
krazed killer and arrested 7 others during the latest operations conducted in the past 24 hours.

The informed military sources said Saturday that the Special Forces conducted an operation in Tagab district of Kapisa and destroyed a small weapons cache.

The sources further added that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar operation in Kabul city and detained 1 Taliban fighter.

Furthermore, the sources said the Special Forces conducted a raid in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, killed 1 Taliban fighter and destroyed 1 IED.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter wished he had a cup of coffee. Even instant would do...
the officials said the Special Forces conducted a raid in Qal’ah-ye Zal district of Kunduz and detained 1 Taliban fighter.

The Afghan Special Forces also conducted an operation in Chahar Bolak district of Balkh and detained 5 Taliban fighters.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted another raid in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan and destroyed 300 lbs Home Made Explosives, 6 Rocket Propelled Grenades and a weapons cache.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


14 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Afghan, coalition forces operations: Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan and coalition forces killed or maimed 14 Talibs during the operations which were conducted in Paktiya and Ghazni provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the coalition forces conducted an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Sahak area of Zurmat district in Paktiay province killing 2 Talibs.

The statement further added that the airstrike also destroyed a bike a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the coalition forces conducted an airstrike in Juri area of Aab Band district in Ghazni province killing 7 Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the Afghan forces killed a murderous Moslem and maimed 3 others during an operation in Khwaja Omari district of Ghazni.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the entire 614th quadrant searched. The Green Lensman must be found!...
the Afghan forces also discovered and defused 4 improvised bombs in Musa Khel of Khost and Khwaja Omari of Ghazni.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Car bomb destroyed, 7 Taliban militants killed in Uruzgan and Paktiya airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in twoprovinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 7 holy warriors.

The military officials said Saturday that the airstrikes also destroyed a boom-mobile.

The officials further added that an airstrike in Khas Uruzgan district killed 1 Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighter.

Furthermore, the officials said an airstrike in Gardez district of Paktiya killed 2 Taliban fighters.

A similar airstrike in Zurmat district of Paktiya destroyed 1 vehicle that had been turned into an IED.

The officials also added that an airstrike in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province killed 4 Taliban fighters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban mine planters blown up by own IED in Paktiya province
[KhaamaPress] A premature Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed three mine planters of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
in south-eastern Paktiya province.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the earth-shattering kaboom took place on a highway in Afzal Khel area of Ahmadabad district.

The statement further added that the murderous Moslems were busy planting an IED on the roadside when it went off prematurely.

Furthermore, the ministry of interior said the earth-shattering kaboom instantly killed all three murderous Moslems.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Guided artillery strike kill, wound dozens of Taliban militants in Uruzgan province
[KhaamaPress] A guided artillery strike killed or maimed dozens of Talibs in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 205th Atal Corps in a statement said the security forces targeted the bandidos hard boyz in Khas Uruzan district using guided artillery.

The statement further added that the strike killed 24 Talibs and woudned 17 others.

Furthermore, the 205th Atal Corps said the strike also destroyed the weapons, ammunition and explosives of the murderous Moslems.

The anti-government armed bandidos hard boyz have not commented regarding the strike so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Casualties toll in Kabul bombing rises to over 40, Taliban blamed for the incident
[khaamaPress] The casualties’ toll from yesterday’s explosion in Kabul city has climbed to 41 as security officials blame Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
for the deadly incident.

Nasrat Rahimi, a front man for the Ministry of Interior said preliminary reports indicate the Taliban group was behind the earth-shattering kaboom.

Rahimi further added that Taliban group usually denies involvement in bombings which claim civilian lives.

Meanwhile,
...back at the desert island, Irene was indignant at the thought of doing such a thing without benefit of clergy...
officials in the Ministry of Public Health say the earth-shattering kaboom killed 8 civilians and maimed 33 others.

The explosion took place close to Kabul University earlier on Friday.

The eyewitnesses in the area had earlier said the earth-shattering kaboom also destroyed two vehicles besides killing or wounding civilians.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
British Airways and Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo
[Jpost] British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

"We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment," British Airways said in a statement.

Lufthansa later said it had canceled its flights to Cairo on Saturday from Munich and Frankfurt and will resume its flights on Sunday

British Airways, a unit of IAG, also said that it would never operate an aircraft unless it was safe to do so. When asked for more details about why flights had been suspended and what security arrangements the airline was reviewing, a spokeswoman responded: "We never discuss matters of security."

Three Egyptian airport security sources told Rooters that British staff had been checking security at Cairo airport on Wednesday and Thursday. They gave no further details.
"We can say no more!"
The British Foreign Office updated its travel advisory on Saturday to add a reference to the British Airways' suspension, advising travelers affected to contact the airline.

Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement late on Saturday that it had contacted the British Embassy in Cairo which had confirmed that the decision to suspend the flights was not issued by Britannia's transport or foreign ministries.

The Egyptian ministry added that it will add more flights from Cairo to London starting on Sunday "to facilitate transporting passengers during this period."

The British government has long advised against all but essential travel by air to and from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where a Russian passenger jet was bombed in 2015, but has not issued similar warnings against air travel to and from Cairo.

"There's a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation. Additional security measures are in place for flights departing from Egypt to the UK," the British advisory says.

Tourism, a key source of foreign revenue for Egypt, has been recovering after tourist numbers dropped in the wake of a 2011 uprising and the 2015 bombing of the Russian jet, which killed all 224 people on board shortly after takeoff.

That attack, which was claimed by 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....
, prompted Russia to halt all flights to Egypt for several years and a number of countries including Britannia to cease flights to Sharm el Sheikh, which have yet to resume.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Two airlines. Flights to a single city. Curiously specific.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/21/2019 1:55 Comments || Top||

#2  They’re worried about MANPADS, someone probably has a few.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 07/21/2019 6:33 Comments || Top||

#3  probably some wayward Christian terrorist plot
Posted by: chris || 07/21/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||


Britain
'Everyone started coughing uncontrollably': Panic on the Tube as two men release a canister of TEAR GAS on packed London train at Oxford Circus
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/21/2019 12:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Khan's London. The people voted for this.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 07/21/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Iran upping the stakes?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/21/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#3  They look pasty white
Posted by: Frank G || 07/21/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Brings back memories of the gas chamber in the military!
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/21/2019 15:04 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Ohio man gets 30 months in prison for attacking man he thought was Jewish
[IsraelTimes] Izmir Koch, originally from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
, sought out Jewish victim outside Cincinnati restaurant; FBI says it wanted a harsh sentence for the hate crime.


An Ohio man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for attacking someone he believed to be Jewish.

Izmir Koch,
...known wolf Ahiska Turk (ethnic Turks from the former Soviet Union) who, in the company of his friends and relations, was in the habit of beating up anyone who annoyed him...
of the Dayton suburb of Huber Heights, was sentenced last week for attacking Paul Marshall outside a Cincinnati-area restaurant in 2017. He was convicted of committing a hate crime and lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Koch, 34, was standing outside a restaurant asking people if they were Jewish. Though Marshall is not Jewish he answered in the affirmative when asked. Koch then beat him up, causing injuries to his ribs and a fracture of the orbital floor, the bottom portion of his eye socket.
Oddly enough, the several friends and/or relations of Mr. Koch who joined in the festivities at the time are unmentioned.
The assailant, who is originally from Turkey,
...the JTA journalist confuses Turks from the country of Turkey with ethnic Turks, who are mostly from the former Soviet Union. Our miscreant and his Lithuanian victim were conversing in Russian at the time of the unprovoked attack...
was indicted and convicted last year.

Todd Wickerham, a special agent leading the FBI’s office in Cincinnati, said the bureau sought a stiff sentence, Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...
Jewish News reported.
They sought ten years, but got only 30 months. Perhaps this time they’ll strip him of his citizenship and send him back where he came from...
"We just think the impact of someone being assaulted because of their religious preferences or their background is so impactful in the community that we want to take these cases on to make sure the penalties... really fit the impact of this," Wickerham said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 01:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  I can't tell if they prosecuted for assault and battery.
Posted by: lord garth || 07/21/2019 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  "Ohio Man", you just know this is MSM code for Anything but an American
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/21/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  I can't tell if they prosecuted for assault and battery.

Me neither.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 15:48 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two Afghans Among 5 Arrested On Drug Smuggling Charges In India
In which the Taliban — probably — and their little opium-growing friends get technical.
[ToloNews] The drugs were placed inside jute bags meant for carrying household spices from Afghanistan to India.

Police in New Delhi arrested five suspects, including two Afghan nationals, on charges of smuggling 150 kilograms of drugs, Indian news agencies reported on Friday.

The drugs worth 600 crores (more than $87 million), according to India’s News18.

The accused were trying to set up a full-fledged reconstitution factory in Delhi, Manishi Chandra, DCP Special Cell, said, as quoted by News18.
The modus operandi, according to police, involved soaking of jute bags, meant for carrying cumin and other household spices from Afghanistan to India, in a heroin-laden solution.

"Every empty jute bag actually concealed a dried solution of heroin in its fibers. Once the spices were removed, each jute bag would yield one kilogram of heroin," Chandra said.
And now we know how, too.
The expose has revealed the sinister side of the spice and condiment trade between India and Afghanistan as the drugs were being smuggled in the garb of trade, the report said.

"The Afghanistan-Pakistain narco mobs have recently adopted this novel method whereby the crude heroin is dissolved in a preservative solution and ordinary jute bags meant for carrying spices and condiments are soaked and dried in this heroin solution," Chandra said as quoted by News18.

News18 reports that the two arrested Afghan nationals were identified as Rahmat Gul Shinwari and Akhtar Mohammad Shinwari, from Zakir Nagar area. The two are chemical and mechanical experts.

The News18 says in its report that the operation is underway and more arrests are expected.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Seem to me I remember Tony Blair promising to eradicate the opium poppies in Afghanistan. What happened, Tony? Somebody make you an offer you couldn't refuse?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/21/2019 15:00 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Kurdistan: Killer of senior Turkish diplomat arrested
Erbil (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Kurdistan’s security forces have announced the capture of a man implicated in the killing of a senior Ottoman Turkish diplomat in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, last Thursday.

According to a statement by the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), the arrested man, whose photo has gone vital since Thursday’s daytime attack, was identified as Mazloum Dagh.

He was arrested by a joint force of Kurdistan’s Asayish security and counter-terrorism troops, the statement read.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraqi army launches second phase of military operation against Islamic State
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ The Iraqi army announced Saturday the launch of the second phase of a military operation to pursue 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....
(IS) forces of Evil in northern the country.

The "Will of Victory" operation is carried out by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command and Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces.

The campaign aims to attain security and stability in the desert area between Nineveh, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces on the Iraqi-Syrian border, in addition to preventing IS remains from sneaking into that region or even using it as a stronghold for their terrorist acts.
Rudaw points out:
Some 19 months after Abdul-Mahdi’s predecessor Haider al-Abadi declared ISIS defeated, more than 1.6 million Iraqis remain displaced in camps and host communities, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish soldier killed in armed clashes north of Iraq
(IraqiNews) Ottoman Turkish Ministry of Defense announced, on Saturday, that a soldier was killed, while six others were maimed, during an operation and clashed with the Kurdistan Workers; Party (PKK), north of Iraq.

In a statement, an official source informed that a Ottoman Turkish soldier was killed by a missile attack carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, in Bitlis area, east of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
, while also added that two other soldiers were maimed.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, Cynthia backed into the galley, the barbecue fork held in front of her.
Jack! she called. Where the hell are you?...

Ottoman Turkish Ministry of Defense revealed that two members of the PKK were killed by air strike, north of Iraq yesterday.

Last week, the ministry announced that within its offensive codenamed "Operation Claw", it killed about 71 members of the PKK by two attacks since May 27.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraq allegedly refuses to reopen crossing with Syrian Kurds over refusal to hoist Syrian flag
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Leb-based newspaper, al-Akhbar, quoted an Iraqi official this week as saying that the reopening of the border crossing connecting Iraq’s Sinjar to Syrian territories was delayed by the Iraqi government.

The Iraqi official noted that the border crossing was supposed to be used for facilitating passage of refugees from the Kurdish-controlled refugee camps in Syria to the Iraqi territories, and said that the delay in reopening the crossing by the Iraqi government took place after the Kurds refrained from hoisting the Syrian government’s flag.

At the same time Iran’s Fars News Agency cited sources as saying some parties are trying to help open the crossing under the auspices of the United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
and the anti-ISIS coalition.

In a relevant development on Friday, the ISIS terrorist group’s notorious oil minister Sobat Turki, nom du guerre Abu Hassan, was killed along with a number of murderous Moslems in festivities with Iraq’s intelligence forces in Deir Ezzur province in Eastern Syria, a security expert said on Friday.

Iraqi Security Expert Fazel Abu Raghif wrote on his Twitter page that Iraq’s intelligence forces have managed to kill Abu Hassan in their military operation in Deir Ezzur.

He said that ISIS has now lost all channels and ways to supply financial aid and finance ISIS commanders, including founder of ISIS’s financial system Mohammad Jubeir al-Rawi and the terrorist group’s finance minister.

Abu Hassan was in charge of the largest financial supply system of the terrorists, financing the group through trading oil and oil products.

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Iraqi security arrest three Islamic State members in Mosul
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that its troops arrested three 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....
murderous Moslems in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city.

The three turbans worked for the Islamic State inquisitors religious police (al-Hisbah) during the terrorist group’s capture of Mosul, Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan told the Arabic-language Alghad Press website.

According to the front man, the trio confessed that they took part in fighting against security forces in the eastern and western sides of Mosul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrests Palestinian man with knives who breached Gaza security fence
[Ynet] IDF troops arrested overnight Friday a Paleostinian man who crossed into Israel territory from the southern 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.

The suspect had knives in his possession and was taken for further questioning.
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#Algerian #tanker forced to head for #Iranian territorial waters
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#1  A command by the Iranian hijackers to the British tanker a couple days ago, "...change your course 360 degrees…"
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/21/2019 15:00 Comments || Top||


Russian, Syrian forces launch largest attack of year on jihadist stronghold
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian and Russian forces launched their largest attack of the year over the key town of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib.

According to a military source in the nearby Hama Governorate, the Russian and Syrian forces launched more than 30 air and missile strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, hitting several sites belonging to the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
.

The source said the Syrian and Russian forces launched this massive assault on Khan Sheikhoun in response to the heavy attack conducted by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Jaish al-Izza on the government stronghold of Mhardeh the day prior.

Khan Sheikhoun was previously captured by Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
and the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) during their 2014 southern Idlib offensive.

Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


US military convoy enters Syria with heavy equipment destined for SDF-held territories
[ALMASDARNEWS] A U.S. military convoy entered Syria this weekend to deliver new equipment to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the pro-militant Halab Today TV reported on Saturday.

According to the report, the U.S. military convoy consisted of many trucks and entered northeastern Syria from northwestern Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

#1  and the Iranians lick their chops...while they still have them...
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/21/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||


Kurdish forces strike Turkish Army, rebel positions in northern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) launched several artillery shells towards the positions of the Ottoman Turkish Army and their allied rebels in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate this evening.

According to reports from the Aleppo Governorate, the YPG fired several artillery shells towards the Ottoman Turkish military’s positions near the rebel stronghold of Azaz.
Posted by: Fred || 07/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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