OUTRAGE IN DAIKUNDI, 10-12 NON-COMBATANTS REPORTEDLY KILLED – Multiple reports have been circulating on social media of a possible massacre of civilians in the village of Siuk (near Nili). The majority of the reports agree that members of 2 Hazara families composed the victims and the Taliban had reputedly beheaded one of the victims. 4 other members of the families were reportedly arrested. 3 of those who were killed were children. There are several conflicting accounts concerning the Taliban’s motives for the operation but many suggest a Taliban Commander (Sadaqat) initiated the raid to punish an unidentified rival. Several videos and photos of the dead are circulating on the internet and a list of the victims has been published widely on social media.
POWER REPORTEDLY RESTORED TO SEVERAL COMMUNITIES IN AFGHANISTAN – The national electric company announced that technical repairs had been completed along power distribution lines from Uzbekistan and some areas have seen power restored. However, other areas continue to report that outages and unpredictable supplies plague their neighborhoods.
THE UNITED NATIONS CONSIDERS WHETHER THE TALIBAN’S STANCE AGAINST WOMEN CONSTITUTES A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY – A panel of human rights experts with the UN have issued a report that calls for an investigation into the Taliban’s gender policies and to potentially prosecute the regime. The Taliban have pushed back against the report.
CONFLICT TRACKER Kandahar: ALF fighter attacked a riving Twliban patrol in Kandahar city at approximately 1600 hrs local. 1 Talib was killed and 2 were said to be wounded in the operation. Takhar: NRF forces conducted a night operation against an unidentified Taliban position in the Rostaq district.1 Talib fighter was reportedly killed and 2 others were wounded. Herat: An attack on a Taliban security checkpoint in the Anjil district was reported on Thursday afternoon. The fighting was quick, and reports indicate that 4 Taliban were killed and3 others were wounded. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
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SUBSIDIZED COAL SALES TO BEGIN IN KABUL – Residents of Kabul who have the necessary paperwork from community leaders will be able to purchase stockpiled coal at a heavily reduced price. The regime has stockpiled approximately 9,000 tons of coal at various sites around the city.
[ShabelleMedia] Militants from Somalia’s al-Shabaab ...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all of which have enough problems without them... attacked a military base in the central Galgaduud region on Friday, the group and a local government minister said, prompting violent mostly peacefulfestivities as the army and allied clans sought to repel them.
The early morning attack in the village of Qayib, which included suicide boom-mobiles, comes as government forces have made a number of battlefield gains against al-Shabaab in the last three months, regaining territory with the help of clan militias.
The al Qaeda-linked group, which controls swathes of Somalia, had lost the village of Qayib to the government forces a few weeks ago.
"We had information that al-Shabaab was attacking us, so last night we were all vigilant waiting for them. We hit their cars that had been loaded with bombs with rocket propelled grenades, foiling them before they entered the base," Ismail Abdulle, one of the clan fighters who are known locally as "macawisley", or "men with sarongs", told Rooters from Qayib.
The information minister in Galgaduud, Ahmed Shire Falagle, said government forces had foiled the attack and was in control of Qayib.
However, by candlelight every wench is handsome... Al-Shabaab’s military operations front man, Abdiasis Abu Musab, disputed that account. He said the fighters had taken Qayib, killed soldiers and stolen military vehicles. He also acknowledged al-Shabaab’s own forces had suffered casualties in the attack.
Both sides often give conflicting accounts of battles. Somalia’s local information minister said he would provide an update on casualties later.
Somali state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
, citing a ministry of information statement, also reported on Friday that 15 al-Shabaab fighters had been killed in an air raid at Bulo Madino in the Lower Shabelle region.
Somalia’s government said on Wednesday that 49 al-Shabaab fighters had been killed in an operation in Lower Shabelle.
The group has killed tens of thousands since 2006 in its fight to overthrow Somalia’s Western-backed central government and implement its strict interpretation of Islamic law.
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] The 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... i Petroleum Company on Thursday announced the US-backed Saudi-led coalition seized a diesel ship and prevented it from reaching the port of Hodeidah.
The official front man for the company, Essam al-Mutawakel, said "the US-Saudi aggression coalition, in its desperation to increase the suffering of the Yemeni people, detained the diesel ship (Primorye) despite being subject to inspection in Djibouti."
Al-Mutawakel indicated that by seizing "Primorye", the number of fuel ships held by the aggression coalition raised to two ships.
He held the coalition and the United Nations ...the Oyster Bay money pit... fully responsible for the humanitarian and economic repercussions of the continued piracy on fuel ships.
[NPASYRIA] Ottoman Turkish forces shelled on Friday night a post of Syrian government forces in the countryside of the city of Kobani in northern Syria.
Locals told North Press that two artillery shells fell on the outskirt of Tel She’ir village, some 4km west of Kobani.
Since November 20, intense and wide spread aerial operation is being carried out by the Ottoman Turkish forces against north and northeast Syria which has claimed tens of lives and destroyed facilities and infrastructure along the whole border strip from Aleppo northern countryside in the northwest up to Derik (al-Malikiyah) in the northeast.
However, Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried... no further reports on damages or casualties have been reported so far.
About 20 Syrian soldiers have been killed and dozens more were maimed in the recent Ottoman Turkish bombardment on north and northeast Syria.
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[ARABNEWS] In the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane, gripped by fear of a Ottoman Turkish offensive, Saleh Abdo Khalil passes an open-air "museum" of buildings reduced to rubble.
"ISIS destroyed these buildings," the local baker said.
That danger has passed, but now, he says: "Turkiye wants to destroy the rest of the city."
Since Sunday, Turkiye has carried out Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s against the semi-autonomous Kurdish zones in north and northeastern Syria, and across the border in Iraq.
Those raids, which started in Kobane, have killed 58 Kurdish fighters and Syrian soldiers as well as a Kurdish journalist, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Ankara has threatened a ground offensive and made clear that Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, would be a primary objective.
US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces, now the Kurds’ de facto army in the area, led the battle that dislodged ISIS fighters from the last scraps of their Syrian territory in 2019.
Years before, in 2015, Kurdish forces drove ISIS from Kobane, on the border with Turkiye, and the city became a symbol of their victory against ISIS.
To keep the memories of the combat alive, Kurdish authorities erected a cordon around a group of destroyed buildings, burnt-out vehicles and missile remnants, dubbing the area the Kobane "museum."
While the football World Cup in 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... has captured some residents’ attention, tension can be read on their faces.
Most fled the combat with ISIS before slowly returning and rebuilding.
"We fought ISIS for the whole world, and today the world closes its eyes and acts like an ostrich while Turkiye bombs," said the baker Khalil, 42.
One week after a bombing in Istanbul on November 13 that killed six people and maimed 81, Ankara said it launched air strikes from "70 planes and drones" against Kurdish bases in Iraq and Syria, starting with Kobane.
Turkiye blamed the Istanbul bombing on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party — designated a terrorist group by the EU and the US — and said it was ordered from Kobane.
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11/26/2022 00:06 ||
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[ARABNEWS] Iranian security forces opened fire on protests after Friday prayers in the restive southeastern province of Sistan-Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... , leaving dozens of people dead or maimed, activists said.
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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... has intensified a crackdown on protests sparked by the Sept. 16 death in jug of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman of Kurdish origin.
Campaigners had called for nationwide demonstrations this week in solidarity with Kurdistan, which along with Sistan-Balochistan has borne the brunt of Iran’s deadly protest crackdown.
"Kurdistan, Kurdistan, we will support you," protesters were heard chanting on Friday in a video from the Sistan-Balochistan capital Zahedan, one of the few Sunni-majority cities in Iran.
"Kurds and Baluchs are brothers, thirsting for the leader’s blood," they sang in other unverified footage posted on social media, in reference to Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei ...the very aged actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini... .
Activists said later that the security forces had opened fire on protesters in the city.
"Dozens have been killed or injured," the London-based Baloch Activists Campaign said on its Telegram channel. AFP was unable to confirm the toll.
BAC shared a video showing a group of men carrying a man who appears to be maimed out of what it said was Zahedan’s Makki mosque.
Demonstrators also erupted into the streets of the Sistan-Balochistan cities of Iranshahr, Khash and Saravan, said BAC and the 1500tasvir monitor.
Oslo-based group Iran Human Rights said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had used military equipment, including heavy machine guns, to suppress the people.
The Revolutionary Guards have built up their presence in restive Kurdish regions.
The Kurdish-populated provinces of western and northwestern Iran have been hubs of protest since the death of Amini after her arrest in Tehran for an alleged breach of the country’s strict dress code for women. On Tuesday, IHR said the Iranian security forces had killed at least 416 people, including 51 children and 27 women, since the protests broke out.
Its toll included at least 126 people killed in Sistan-Balochistan and 48 people slain in Kurdistan province.
More than 90 were killed during a mass shooting in Zahedan on Sept. 30. Friday’s protests came a day after the UN Human Rights Council voted to create a high-level investigation into Iran’s bloody crackdown.
Iran condemned the move, saying it is "useless and represents a violation of the country’s national illusory sovereignty."
A prominent Baluch holy man, Molavi Abdolhamid, used his Friday prayers to call for an end to the repression of protests through arrests and killings.
"The people’s protest has shown that the policies of the last 43 years have reached a dead end," his website quoted him as saying.
More Revolutionary Guards armored units and special forces were heading to the west and northwest border regions, home to the Kurdish minority, several state news agencies reported, after earlier reinforcements were announced on Sunday.
The Tasnim news agency showed a photograph of smiling Revolutionary Guards commanders standing on a military vehicle and saluting a long line of troops.
Iran has accused Western countries of orchestrating the unrest and accused protesters in ethnic minority regions of working on behalf of separatist groups.
Molavi Abdolhamid also used his sermon to denounce the reported abuse of detainees.
"Things are said about the mistreatment of women in the media that are heavy and I can’t bring myself to say," he said, apparently referring to reports of alleged rapes of detained women.
The UN Human Rights Council, which on Thursday voted to start investigating Iran’s crackdown, has demanded the authorities halt the violence.
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11/26/2022 00:00 ||
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[Rudaw] Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Friday announced that they were strengthening their forces on the borders with the Kurdistan Region through deploying armored units and special forces, aimed at preventing exiled Kurdish opposition groups from transporting weapons into the country.
"The IRGC ground forces are resolutely dealing with the factors of insecurity in the region by strengthening internal forces in the border area of the western and northwestern provinces of the country with the cooperation of the zealous local people," Iranian state media cited Commander of the IRGC's ground forces Mohammad Pakpour as saying.
Pakpour cited "movements" of Kurdish opposition groups on the borders and in the country’s westers Kurdish areas (Rojhelat) as reasoning for the decision to deploy armored divisions, accusing the groups of creating "mischief" and smuggling arms into the country.
Iran ...Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979... has struck bases of Kurdish opposition parties in the Kurdistan Region at least four times within the past two months, accusing the parties of encouraging and arming the ongoing protests at home.
Khalil Nadiri, spokesperson for the Kurdistan Freedom Party, told Rudaw’s Hemin Baban that the IRGC have deployed tanks, armored vehicles, artillery, and drones to the Iranian borders with the Kurdistan Region in recent days, and have also increased their forces in the Kurdish cities of Baneh, Marivan, and Piranshahr.
The Guards are responsible for the harsh crackdown that is ongoing in Rojhelat where at least 40 protesters have died in the space of a week.
US-based Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported that as of Friday morning, 445 people including 63 children, in addition to 57 members of the security forces. In the Kurdish areas, the number is estimated to be at 98 protesters including 10 children.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.