[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s killed 5 bandidosLions of Islam of the Taliban ...Arabic for students... group and the offshoot of ISIS ‐ ISIS Khurasan, in three provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.
The military officials said Wednesday an airstrike killed 3 Talibs in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province.
The officials further added a similar airstrike killed a bully boy of ISIS Khurasan (ISIS-K) in Tswoky district of Kunar province ... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country..... in the East.
Another airstrike killed a Taliban bully boy in Deh Yak district of the restive Ghazni province in South-east of Afghanistan, the officials added.
The anti-government armed bandidosLions of Islam including Taliban and ISIS Khurasan have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Both the Afghan and U.S. forces based in Afghanistan conducted regular counter-terrorism operations and airstrikes against Taliban, ISIS-K and other terrorist groups in the restive parts of the country.
[ToloNews] At least four security force members were killed in a clash with the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... in the northern province of 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... on Thursday evening, the provincial governor’s front man Zabihullah Amani said.
He added that the clash happened in Korak Arabiya village on the outskirts of Sar-e-Pul city when a group of Taliban fighters attacked a security outpost.
The clash, which continued for two hours, left 10 security force members maimed, Amani said.
He added that nine Taliban fighters were killed and 13 others were maimed.
Amani said that a Taliban weapons cache was destroyed in an Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... which was carried out during the clash.
The Taliban has not commented on the reported attack.
[AlArabiya] A Berlin court sentenced three men to multi-year jail sentences on Thursday for the spectacular theft of a 100-kilogram (220-lb) gold coin from one of the German capital’s museums.
State court judges locked away You have the right to remain silent... two men aged 23 and 21, who belong to a family of Arab origin notorious for ties to organized crime, for four years and six months each.
A 21-year-old security guard at the museum received a sentence of three years and four months, while a fourth defendant was cleared of all charges.
Police have found no trace of the 100-kilogram (220-pound) Canadian coin since the late-night heist in March 2017 from the Bode Museum, located close to Chancellor Angela Merkel ...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslem colonists... ’s Berlin apartment.
The "Big Maple Leaf," one of five minted in 2007, is considered the world’s second-largest gold coin after the one-ton Australian Kangaroo issued in 2012. Prosecutors assume the nearly pure-gold treasure, which bears a profile image of Queen Elizabeth II, was either cut up, melted down or taken abroad. The coin has a notional value of one million Canadian dollars ($750,000), but the gold itself is worth considerably more.
Police raids in July 2017 on premises in and around Berlin linked to the perpetrators’ Remmo "clan" saw guns, luxury cars and more than 100,000 euros in cash confiscated.
Investigators also used phone taps and GPS devices to track cars and searched more than 50 properties, the defense said at the trial.
Security camera footage of the heist shows three men wearing dark hoodies, scarves and baseball caps making their way to the museum. They broke in through a window, smashed a glass case with an axe and used a rope, wooden beam and a wheelbarrow to lift the coin onto adjacent elevated urban railway tracks before transferring to a car, said prosecutor Martina Lamb.
The Remmo family, whose patriarchs fled war-torn Leb in the 1980s, are considered to be one of Berlin’s most notorious organized crime clans.
Police last year targeted the Remmos with the seizure of 77 properties worth a total of 9.3 million euros, charging that they were purchased with the proceeds of various crimes, including a 2014 bank robbery.
In recent years, so-called "clans" of primarily Middle Eastern origin have become a particular focus for police, politics and media in Berlin.
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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
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