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Afghanistan
42 Security members, civilians rescued from Taliban clutches
[KhaamaPress] Afghan Army’s 217th Pamir Corps said Tuesday, that Afghan commandos in a special operation have rescued and freed 42 security force members and civilian prisoners from clutches of Baghlan province.

According to the statement, 25 Afghan commandos and 17 civilians were released from Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
prison during the operation.

On Monday night, six ANA soldiers, 19 coppers, and 17 civilians were freed from the Taliban prison in a special operation in the Nawrozak area located in the city of Baghlan province, the statement read.

The prison was completely destroyed by the Afghan special forces unit of commandos, the statement added.

This is the second time Afghan national defense and security forces destroy Taliban prisons in Baghlan and rescue the detained individuals.

Previously, MoD stated that the Afghan special forces have rescued a number of military and civilians held captive by the Taliban in Pashtun-infested Logar province.

MoD stated Army’s SF unit released seven military and 15 civilian prisoners from a Taliban prison in the Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar province.

During the operation, the Commando members discovered and confiscated weapons and heavy rounds of ammunition.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6563 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Four Killed, Two Wounded in Gunmen Attacks in Nangarhar
[ToloNews] Four people, including a police force member, were killed in two separate attacks by unidentified button men in the city of Jalalabad city, the center of 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..
province, on Tuesday morning, security sources said.

The first incident happened at around 07:40 am local time in Jalalabad’s PD3 after button men opened fire on a police vehicle in which one policeman was killed and two others were maimed, according to sources.

The button men beat feet from the area, the sources said.

The second incident happened 20 minutes later after unidentified button men attacked a vehicle in Jalalabad's PD4 in which three people were killed, the sources said.

A source in Jalalabad hospital said two coppers and a doctor are the victims of the second attack.

Local officials have not commented on the attacks.

No group has grabbed credit for the attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6541 views] Top|| File under:


Kabul: ANDSF prevents two explosions, NDS member assassinated
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Defense says two terrorist incidents have been prevented in the Ali Khel area of PD19 Kabul city.

In a published statement MoD said that the holy warriors had placed two IEDs in the Ali Khel area of Kabul city to target civilians.

Kabul 111 Sect is said to have discovered mines and detonated them away from a residential area, preventing two massive terrorist incidents.

ANA’s 111 corps is said to have discovered and detonated the IEDs away from the residential area, which prevented from inflicting injuries or financial losses.

In another incident, unknown button men rubbed out a National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
member in Kabul.

Security sources told Khaama press, that on Tuesday morning, Mehdi Sirat, an NDS member was assassinated in PD13 of Kabul, suspects on the lam.

No group or individual has yet grabbed credit for both of the incidents.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6525 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ACNP nabs 9 over illegal drug smuggling across Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says nine people have been arrested in four provinces for drug trafficking.

A statement from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said counter-narcotics police (ACNP) has captured and detained nine people in connection with drug trafficking in four separate operations across the country.

A drug processing factory was also discovered and destroyed in the Achin District of 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..
province.

The smugglers arrested in 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...
three, four in Nangarhar, one in Balkh, and one in Daikundi.

According to the source, 91 kilograms of hashish,19 kilograms of opium, and some chemicals were seized from the detainees.

Despite the insecurity, narcotics and drug smuggling in the country has turned into a huge challenge, and that many young people have gotten addicted to it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6559 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Six Policemen Killed in Taliban Attack in Zabul: Sources
[ToloNews] At least six police force members were killed and two more were maimed in an attack by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Zabul province on Monday night, security sources said on Tuesday.

The incident happened when a group of armed Taliban attacked a security outpost in the city of Qalat, the center of Zabul on Monday, the sources said, adding that the Taliban has taken captive three more coppers.

"The Taliban has taken two military vehicles and weapons with them," sources said.

Local officials and the Taliban so far have not commented on the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Suspected Islamists kill 10 people with knives, machetes in Congo
[AlAhram] Killings by gangs more than doubled last year, according to the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...

Men armed with knives, machetes and pick-axes killed 10 people in an overnight attack on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
, a witness and a local rights group said on Tuesday, blaming an Islamist militia.
"Done with tradition, just like Granpaw used to do"
Killings by gangs more than doubled last year, according to the United Nations.

In late 2019 the Congo army began a campaign to eliminate the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF),
...the ADF is one of several murderous Moslem groups in NE Congo. In 2019 the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on them for the usual reasons. They don't appear to be affiliated with al-Qaeda or Islamic State, though ISIS claims their work from time to time — they just like killing infidels...
a Ugandan militia that has been operating in the vast country since the 1990s. The ADF has responded with a rash of retaliatory massacres of civilians.

"We are now preparing for the burial of our fallen compatriots. They were executed," said Jean Manzekele, the head of Kalembo village in North Kivu, 45 km southeast of Beni.

"We realized that it was the ADF because of the way they attacked. They were shouting loudly in a foreign language which was difficult to understand."

The army said it had secured the village and was pursuing the attackers, who also injured two people.

Violence in the three eastern provinces of Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu has "become part of a systematic pattern to disrupt civilians’ lives, instil fear and create havoc," UNHCR front man Babar Baloch said in Geneva on Tuesday.

People displaced by previous attacks have been targeted, Baloch told news hounds.

"Attacks by gangs are carried out on the suspicion of collaboration with other groups or the Congolese security forces. Civilians find themselves trapped in the middle of confrontations between different groups."

While the army’s operations against militia groups are more successful than in the past, they lack the capacity to maintain control of the areas they secure, leaving space for gangs to return, Baloch said.

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....
has grabbed credit for several suspected ADF attacks in the past, but U.N. experts in the region have found no direct link between the two groups.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6539 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems

#1  You could tell they were Islamists by the blood soaked Korans they were sporting. Dead giveaway mind you.
Posted by: jpal || 02/17/2021 14:58 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Boma Mizan sentenced to 29 years for Khagragarh blast case in India
From a week ago.
[DhakaTribune] Indian court sentences Jahidul Islam Mizan - also known as Boma Mizan - to 29 years of prison for the Khagragarh blast of 2014.

An Indian court sentenced Jahidul Islam Mizan
...also sometimes known as Mohammed Jahidul Islam, he’s the Big Turban, the Number 1 of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India (JMI). When the organization was stood up in 2018, he reported directly to Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Number 1 Salahuddin Salehin alias Hafizur Rahman Sheikh alias Mahin...
alias Kausar - also known as Boma Mizan - to 29 years of imprisonment for the Khagragarh blast of 2014.

Special NIA Judge Suvendu Samanta sentenced five years of imprisonment to Sheikh Kausar, on five counts and two years each for other offences, which he will have to serve consecutively. Kausar confessed before a court, and will also have to pay a fine of Rs 29,000 for his offences.

NIA counsel Shyamal Ghosh said that Kausar was convicted under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), as he waged war against entities associated with the Indian government, the Foreigners Act and created conspiracies.

Links to Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s, which remains obscure and probably defunct today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt.
(JMB), a well known terror group, were identified in the blast on October 2 2014.
India appears to be putting considerable energy against clearing old cases lately — or is it just that it takes this long to get cases to trial, and they’ve finally arrived?
Three suspected bad boyz were potted and injured while making kabooms and bombs at a rented residence in the Khagragarh area of the Bardhaman town in West Bengal.

Following Kausar’s sentencing, 31 out of the total 33 accused in the infamous case have been found guilty, and have subsequently been sentenced. The other two accused have escaped.

The preliminary charge sheet was filed in March 2015 by the NIA. It stated that there was a "conspiracy of JMB, a proscribed organization in Bangladesh, to overthrow the existing government in Bangladesh through violent mostly peaceful terrorist acts," reports the New Indian Express.

The investigation was initially taken over by the state CID, and was later transferred to the NIA within a couple of days.

Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6560 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)

#1  or is it just that it takes this long to get cases to trial

Correct. And lookit the sentence. 5 years in a room with a TV, fridge and cot. And a fine worth one playstation 5 [$400]. I think the NIA should send him to b'desh where the chances of him actually being punished are greater.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/17/2021 3:46 Comments || Top||


Soldier martyred in terrorist attack on security post in Balochistan
[DailyTimes.pk] A soldier of Pakistain Army has embraced martyrdom confronting a terrorist attack on a security post established for protection of N-85 Highway near Hoshab, District Kechh in 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...
The military’s media wing in a brief statement said the turbans attacked FC Balochistan Post established for security of N-85 Highway near Hoshab, District Kechh. During the exchange of fire, Sepoy Asad Mehdi had embraced martyrdom, it added.

The area has been cordoned off and escape routes were blocked to apprehend the fleeing terrorists. Moreover, area sanitization and search operation was also in progress, it concluded.

Condemning the incident, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid termed the attack "a cowardly attempt of anti-state elements". He vowed to make an example out of the turbans involved in the attack. The minister also especially prayed for the martyred FC soldier. "Those trying to attack the country’s security and survival will never succeed in fulfilling their evil designs," Sh Rashid added.

The attack comes less than two weeks after FC soldier, Sepoy Sher Zamin, was martyred during a security operation in North Wazoo district.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


Iraq
Turkish warbirds hammer Kurd Kommies in Dahok
SULAIMANI — Turkish warplanes bombed targets on Matin Mountain in Duhok governorate’s Amedi district on Tuesday afternoon (February 16).

NRT reporter Nihad Oramari said that they hit an area near Guharzi village at approximately 4:00 p.m. local time.

The damage caused by the airstrike was not immediately clear.

On Tuesday, Turkish defense minister Halusi Akar said that the country’s cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq were being undertaken with great force and pace, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.

On February 14, Akar announced the completion of Operation Claw-Eagle 2, which focused on the governorate’s Gara Mountain.

Turkey regularly carries out cross-border operations in northern Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, justifying its actions as necessary to combat the PKK, which has waged a decades-long insurgency for Kurdish rights in Turkey’s southeast.

At least twelve civilians were killed in Turkish airstrikes during Operation Claw-Eagle 1, which was launched in June.

(NRT Digital Media)
Posted by: badanov || 02/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6531 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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3Commies
3Devout Moslems
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2Sublime Porte
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1Hezbollah
1Human Trafficking
1Islamic State
1Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)
1Narcos
1Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,
1Ansarullah Bangla Team (AQIS)
1Antifa/BLM
1Baloch Liberation Army
1Govt of Iraq
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  Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70
Tue 2021-02-16
  30 Taliban militants killed in explosion during bomb-making class
Mon 2021-02-15
  Turkey finds bodies of 13 PKK prisoners
Sun 2021-02-14
  Car bomb explodes outside Somali parliament HQs in Mogadishu
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  Senate Votes - 57 - 43; Trump Acquitted
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  Denmark charges seven with attempted terrorism
Thu 2021-02-11
  20 U.N. Peacekeepers Wounded in Mali Attack
Wed 2021-02-10
  5 Detained For Death Threats To French Teen Who Criticized Islam As ‘Religion Of Hate'
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  Houthis launch attacks on Soddys in Al Jawf and Marib
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  Syrian teen arrested in Norway for plotting attack
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  LeM chief arrested in Jammu; major terror strike foiled
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  U.N. Report Says Qaida's Leader in Yemen under Arrest
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  Border Patrol Agents Arrest 11 Iranians in Arizona Who Illegally Entered US
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  IS Attack Kills 19 in Hama
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