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Afghanistan
Taliban kill 30 policemen in Farah province
[DAWN] A blistering overnight attack by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
on an Afghan police outpost in western Farah province killed 30 coppers, Afghan officials said on Thursday.

It was the latest in a series of brutal and near-daily Taliban assaults on the military and police forces, government and other installations throughout the country. The resurgent Taliban, who in recent years have taken over nearly half of Afghanistan, did not comment on the attack in Farah.

The attacks have been so relentless that authorities no longer regularly provide casualty figures, but unofficial estimates say that about 45 Afghan coppers or soldiers are killed or maimed on a daily basis.

According to provincial council member Dadullah Qani, the overnight onslaught on the outpost in Farah’s district of Khaki Safed began late on Wednesday and continued for more than four hours.

In Kabul, politician Samiullah Samim said that the Taliban killed all 30 coppers members of both the national and local police force who were deployed at the outpost, including the district police commander, Abdul Jabhar.

Retaliatory air strikes killed 17 Taliban fighters but the turbans still managed to get away with a large amount of weapons and ammunition, he said.
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Arabia
Khashoggi, South African arms and the Saudis - explained (short video)
[BBC] Since the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on 2 October, Saudi Arabia has come under heavy criticism, with calls for trade boycotts of the Gulf kingdom.

The effects of this outrage are rippling all the way to South Africa, whose defence industry could suffer if ties with Riyadh are strained, as the BBC’s Africa Security Correspondent Tomi Oladipo explains.

Video journalist: Mike Onyiego
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Houthi militias target number of facilities in Hodeidah, breach truce
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias targeted a number of facilities in Yemen's Hodeidah on Friday night in the first breach of the truce.

Earlier today, a special security council session was held focusing on ending the conflict in Yemen, inwhich the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said that he intends to convene peace talks "shortly" in Sweden in a bid to end the war.

The Yemeni legitimate government and the Houthis have shown a "renewed commitment" to work on a political solution and have given "firm assurances" that they will attend the talks, Martin Griffiths told the council.

The UN's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, said in the security council that the UN has witnessed a truce in Hodeidah and that they welcome it and call for its continuity.

A few hours seperated the UN's appreciation of a truce in Hodeidah and the first breach by Houthi militias.

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Houthi forces kill several Saudi Coalition fighters at military camp
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi forces carried out another powerful attack against a group of Saudi Coalition fighters near the border this week. According to the Houthi forces, their attack targeted a Saudi military encampment at the Al-Beqa’ Camp in the Najran Province.
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [3 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caribbean-Latin America
Two Argentines with suspected ties to Hezbollah arrested ahead of G20
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two Argentine citizens with suspected links to Leb’s Hezbollah militia were enjugged
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit due to take place in Buenos Aires at the end of the month, Argentina
...a country located on the other side of the Deep South. It is covered with Pampers and inhabited by Grouchos, who dance the Tangle. They used to have some islands called the Malvinas located where the Falklands are now. They're not supposed to cry for Evita...
’s security ministry said in a statement.

The two men, aged 23 and 25, were arrested in a residence in the capital. Police discovered a small arsenal that included a rifle, one shotgun and a number of pistols, among other weapons.

Police did not specify the nature of the travel or credentials, and did not say whether the men had intention of attacking the G20 event.

Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said on Thursday security forces were on the lookout for any suspicious activity ahead of the conference.
The Times of Israel adds:
Police said that in the course of the investigation, they had discovered evidence of foreign travel “along with credentials in Arabic and an image of the Hezbollah flag,” the Reuters news agency reported. No further details were given on the credentials or travel.

Earlier this year the Argentine government targeted a Hezbollah fundraising network in the northern Triple Frontier with Brazil and Paraguay.
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Europe
Islamic State group suspect arrested, charged in Germany
[IsraelTimes] German prosecutors said Friday they’ve charged a 32-year-old Syrian man with membership in a terrorist organization for alleged involvement with the bad boy Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

Prosecutors said in a statement that Mohammed A. G., whose last name wasn’t given in line with privacy laws, was locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
Thursday in the western city of Kassel.

He’s accused of joining IS in Syria in August 2013 and fighting in several battles through mid-2015, commanding a unit of fighters.

It was not clear when he entered Germany nor how he was identified by authorities as a suspect. Prosecutors were not available for questions.

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians entered Germany in 2015-16 as asylum seekers and in several other cases, migrants colonists have identified IS suspects in their midst to authorities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [3 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Pakistan: Two killed, several injured after blast rocks Karachi
[PRESSTV] Two people were killed and at least eight more were maimed after a blast in the Quaidabad area of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Friday.

Police responded to the incident and a bomb disposal unit was dispatched. It is thought a bomb had been placed near a vendor's cart and put on a timer.

"The kaboom was very powerful. The bomb destroyed a fruit market. The blast shattered the windows of nearby buildings and caused a power outage in the entire area," an eyewitness explained. No group or individuals have grabbed credit for the blast.

Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [2 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian reported killed in Gaza border clashes
[IsraelTimes] Another 14 said maimed in weekly ’March of Return’ protests, which come just days after major flareup between Israel and Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,

At least one Paleostinian was killed and more than a dozen injured during festivities on the Gazoo border Friday with Israeli troops, Paleostinian media reports said. The protests came despite IDF warnings that there would be "zero tolerance" for violence.

There was no immediate confirmation of the death from the Hamas-run health ministry in the Gazoo Strip, which said 14 people had been brought to hospitals with injuries.

Some 8,000 Paleostinians were gathering at the border, with thousands more heading to the protests, as of Friday afternoon. Most people were staying away from the border fence, although some were burning tires and throwing rocks at soldiers who responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.

Paleostinian organizers of the weekly festivities had on Thursday urged Gazooks to demonstrate Friday "to thank the resistance" for battling Israel.
Ynet adds:
One of the organizers behind the protests (“March of Return”), Issam Hamad explained that the Egyptian intelligence delegation requested that they stay back from the fence so as not to endanger the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [4 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US-backed forces resume offensive against Daesh in southeast Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed their field operations inside the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor on Friday.

Backed by heavy artillery and Arclight airstrikes from the U.S. and French forces, the SDF attacked the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s positions west of the imperative mountaintop of Jabal Baghouz.

No advances have been reported by the U.S.-backed forces as of yet.

The resumption of SDF’s offensive, today, comes just days after reinforcements arrived in the Deir Ezzor Governorate from the northeastern province of al-Hasakah.

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Syrian Army inches closer to large volcano under Daesh control
[ALMASDARNEWS] he Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in the al-Safa region of southern Syria, today, after taking a brief hiatus this week due to the weather.

Led by their 3rd Corps and 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army kicked off their attack on Friday by storming the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s (ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) defenses at the northern and northwestern axes of al-Safa.

Following an intense battle with the ISIS holy warriors, the Syrian Arab Army managed to advance more than 1.5 kilometers through the terrorist group’s defenses.

According to a military source in nearby Sweida city, the Syrian Arab Army was able to score more gains this evening after they cracked ISIS’s defenses in the Qasr Sheikh Hussein area.

The source added that the Syrian Arab Army killed over 20 ISIS Death Eaters and destroyed a number of technical vehicles that were used by the terrorist group in the al-Safa region.
Posted by: Fred || 11/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [2 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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  Saudi Arabia will BEHEAD Khashoggi killers
Thu 2018-11-15
  Maute brothers' teen cousin surrenders in Mindanao
Wed 2018-11-14
  Ceasefire Goes Into Effect In South Following Unprecedented Rocket Barrage
Tue 2018-11-13
  Gaza factions agree to cease fire if Israel halts attack - Palestinian official
Mon 2018-11-12
  IAF have begun air strikes on Gaza.
Sun 2018-11-11
  Yemeni forces 'seize Hodeidah's main hospital' amid air raids
Sat 2018-11-10
  Yemeni forces, Saudi-led coalition launch 'vast' Hodeidah push
Fri 2018-11-09
  One dead after Melbourne knife attack being treated as terrorism - ISIS claims actions of known wolf
Thu 2018-11-08
  Syrian Man Gets Life in Prison for Making Parts in IEDs Used Against U.S.
Wed 2018-11-07
  Trump says Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns
Tue 2018-11-06
  Election Day open thread
Mon 2018-11-05
  U.S. jet fighters kill 25 Islamic State militants in Kirkuk
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  US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul -- NATO
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  Mass grave with 1,500 bodies unearthed in Raqqa city

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