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Evening edition
Trump Campaign Sues New York Times for Libel
Over Article Claiming an 'Overarching Deal' With Russia
Wednesday February 26th, 2020

yvonnecraig031
Sanders considers moving U.S.
embassy back to Tel Aviv if elected

Clashes on Greek islands in protest against migrant camp Britain: Jerusalem construction
'undermines future Palestinian state'
Sanders considers moving U.S.
embassy back to Tel Aviv if elected
US sanctions 13 foreign entities
for supporting Iran missile program

4 Security Incidents Reported on 4th Day of RIV: MoI
French extremist trained by Paris
attacks leader given 12-year jail term
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 14:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I love Mermaids!
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 02/26/2020 17:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Oo-La-La
Posted by: Frank G || 02/26/2020 19:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Happy evening, Fred! It’s always a better day when a Bloid appears in it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2020 21:07 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
4 Security Incidents Reported on 4th Day of RIV: MoI
[ToloNews] The Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said that at least four security incidents by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
were recorded in Zabul, Ghazni, Farah and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces in the fourth day since the implementation of the Reduction in Violence (RIV) plan on February 21.

According to the Ministry of Interior, at least five members of the Afghan cops were killed and ten others were maimed during these incidents.

Based on the Afghan government’s statistics, at least 18 security force members have been killed since the start of the RIV by the Taliban, and 31 others were maimed.

Saydabad district in Maidan Wardak province in southern Afghanistan was one of the restive regions before the RIV. But these days residents in the district breath easier in a peaceful environment.

"I am a shopkeeper in Saydabad district, the reduction in violence plan has had a positive impact on our businesses here," said Abdullah, a resident of Saydabad district.

"The Taliban launched three attacks in Ghazni, Farah and Zabul provinces. In one attack, the Taliban targeted a supply caravan, and two other attacks came as a result of mine explosions that resulted in the martyrdom of 5 security force members and the injury of ten others," said Nasrat Rahimi, a front man for the Ministry of Interior.

Abdul Manan served in the ranks of the Afghan National Police in Saydabad for nine years. Abdul Manan says that he has lost dozens of his colleagues during battles with the krazed killers.

"We are very happy now, because, in other times, we were thinking that perhaps we will be killed a moment later, but now there are no worries," said Abdul Manan, referring to the relative peace which has emerged after the RIV.

"If tensions are deepened from what they are now, if tensions are not tackled properly, there is a chance that the achievements in the grinding of the peace processor will be jeopardized," said Sayed Hamed Gailani, the leader of Mahaz-e- Milli party.

The Taliban have said that they are also monitoring the RIV process.

According to the group, no significant incident so far has been reported against the Taliban by the US and Afghan forces.

Gen. Tadin Khan strongly reacts to repeated violations by Taliban amid violence reduction agreement

[KhaamaPress] The Police Chief of Kandahar warned of retaliation while strongly reacting to repeated violations by Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
amid commitments to reduce violence over a period of one week.

Gen. Tadin Khan in a statement said the security forces fully adhered to Reduction in Violence agreement in southern Kandahar.

However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
he said the Talibs have repeatedly violated the agreement during the past two days and attacked the convoys of the security forces in three districts.

He also added that the security forces were returning from Shorabak, Shawali Kot adn Maruf districts, respecting the Reduction of Violence agreement but the Talibs repeatedly attacked their convoy.

Emphasizing that the security forces would welcome all peace efforts, Gen. Tadin Khan said the security forces are determined to fully retaliate if the forces of Evil continued to violate the agreement of reducing violence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
US airstrike over the weekend in #Somalia kills an extremist militant who helped plan last month’s attack on a military base in #Kenya
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  in which three Americans died, says the #US

Good. Better intel helps
Posted by: Frank G || 02/26/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Major General Abdullah Nour Al-Din Al-Hamali: Gharyan - Zawia - Zouara - Ras Jdir completely surrounded areas
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Gov. Masari condemns Katsina killings as barbaric, animalistic
[PULSE.NG] Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State, has condemned the recent killings in Tsanwa and Dankar Villages of Batsari Local Government Area of the state as "ignorance, barbaric and animalistic".

Masari stated this during a two- day seminar/training exercise organised for Islamic holy mans by the Katsina State chapter of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam, on Tuesday in Katsina.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise is organised for holy mans and Chief Imams of Juma’at Mosques in the state.

Masari charged the holy mans to intensify efforts in their sermons to preach against the ungodly acts by the perpetrators, pointing out that the killings bowed down to ignorance.

He noted that the importance of Friday sermons for Moslems Community cannot be over-emphasised, stressing that it is aimed to educate and enlighten the faithfuls in their relationship with Almighty God and their fellow being.

"It is really unfortunate, all these killings is because of ignorance, no sensible person who is educated and enlighten would indulge in this barbaric and animalistic act.

"Imagine how a normal person can attack a village, lock up children and women in a room set fire on them to burn to ashes," Masari said.

The governor pledged that all hands are on deck to fight the evil acts including rape, prostitution, drug abuse and alcoholism, among others in the state.

He reiterated state government commitment to partner with religious and traditional institutions to fight immorality.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Caribbean-Latin America
Gulf Cartel Border City Turf War Kills at Least 20 Gunmen, Innocents in Week
[BREITBART] More than 20 individuals, including innocent bystanders, were killed in the span of a week between the cities of Reynosa and Rio Bravo as factions of the Gulf Cartel wage an internal pie fight.

The Reynosa faction known as "Los Metros" is fighting the Matamoros group "Escorpiones" or "Ciclones" to hold lucrative drug and human smuggling territories near the Texas border.

Currently, the Matamoros faction managed to take Rio Bravo and is using the area to stage incursions into nearby Reynosa, where they usually target lookouts and button men. In a similar fashion, button men from Reynosa are retaliating on rivals stationed in Rio Bravo.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  lucrative drug and human smuggling territories near the Texas border

Seems like we need a little Laos action.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/26/2020 14:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Might approach Chicago on an active weekend.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/26/2020 15:48 Comments || Top||


Europe
Clashes on Greek islands in protest against migrant camp
[Rooters] Clashes broke out on two Greek islands early on Tuesday between police and residents protesting the construction of migrant detention centres as the government vowed to press ahead with the project.

Incidents were reported on Lesbos and Chios, outlying Greek islands on the front line of a migratory flow of refugees and asylum seekers. Authorities announced this month they would expedite the creation of centres on five Greek islands, angering locals who say they are bearing the primary burden of the refugee crisis.

Witnesses said about 500 people attempted to block the unloading of heavy machinery overnight to break ground at a construction site on Lesbos.

Clashes on the streets followed, with residents attempting to block access to the construction site, and police used teargas. Similar tensions were reported on Chios.

Greece's conservative government has taken a markedly tougher stance towards migration compared to the previous leftist government, issuing a tender for the construction of a floating fence to deter asylum seekers arriving by sea and introducing faster processing procedures that could increase deportations.
Actual deportations? Be still, my heart!
Locals are worried that construction of the centres, which would replace camps with open access, will leave the islands permanently overcrowded. Authorities say closed centres will offer greater public safety and limit potential health risks.

That concern was particularly pertinent because of the spread of coronavirus, said Greek government front man Stelios Petsas.

"It is clearly evident that matters such as the coronavirus can be dealt with swiftly and effectively in a closed facility and not an anarchic, open facility which is a health time bomb," Petsas said.

The Moria camp on Lesbos accommodates more than 18,000 people in conditions aid organizations say are appalling.

As of midday on Tuesday, Greece had no confirmed cases of coronavirus.

In addition to Lesbos and Chios, Greek authorities plan to construct closed detention facilities on Samos, Kos and Leros islands. The islands are close to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
, from where thousands of asylum seekers head to Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
each year.

Hundreds of thousands of people crossed into Europe from Turkey via Greece in 2015 and 2016 before a deal brokered by the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
limited the flow.

There has, however, been a resurgence in arrivals since September 2019.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2020 06:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Corona compounds
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/26/2020 14:34 Comments || Top||


French extremist trained by Paris attacks leader given 12-year jail term
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A French court on Tuesday handed a 12-year jail term to a computer technician who traveled to Syria and trained under the suspected ringleader of the 2015 Gay Paree attacks.

Reda Hame, 34, who was convicted of participating in a criminal conspiracy aimed at harming people, received weapons training and a mission from Abdelhamid Abaaoud during his eight-day stay in Syria in the summer of 2015.

Abaaoud, who is believed to have coordinated the November 2015 attacks that left 130 people dead in Gay Paree, taught him how to fire an assault rifle and handle a grenade.

He then dropped him off at the Ottoman Turkish border with orders to return home and carry out an attack on behalf of ISIS.

Hame told Sherlocks that Abaaoud, who was killed in a shootout with French police after the Gay Paree attacks, asked him if he would be prepared to shoot into a crowd, giving as an example a rock concert.

But the Gay Paree native, who was arrested on his return to La Belle France, insisted that he never had any intention of following ISIS’s orders.

Styling himself an ISIS deserter, he told the court he only pretended to accept his mission to escape the horrors of the Syrian war and regretted ever enlisting with ISIS.

The prosecution had challenged his account of his change of heart, portraying him as a dutiful ISIS "soldier" who had traveled to Syria to join ISIS "at a time when the most hardline, those who will go on to attack Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
and La Belle France, are leaving (La Belle France for Syria)."

In sentencing Hame to 12 years in jail - the prosecution had sought a 20-year term - the court "showed clemency," the defendant’s lawyer Archibald Celeyron said.

Hundreds of young French snuffies traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS before US-led coalition forces dislodged the turbans from the last holdouts last year.

Dozens have returned home and been tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in La Belle France but some scores more remain in camps in Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [422 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  In old France, 10+ years would get you a tour on the oars in the galleys.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/26/2020 6:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Cold morning outside of Toulon.
Two galleys. A call, en passant,
"Mon Dieu, the salt fish
Is a tedious dish...
Avez-vous, s'il vous plais, Grey Poupon?"
Posted by: Omuling Lumplump2121 || 02/26/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||


Iraq
joint U.S.-Iraqi military team carried out an airdrop 90 km west of Ramadi in Iraq's Anbar Province--arresting Shaykh Muadi al-Obaidi (leader of the Al-Obaid tribe)
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Mass rallies today in #Basra
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza-#Israel hostilities flare through 2nd day with rocket attacks, air raids
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

As ceasefire takes hold, Islamic Jihad vows new rounds of violence

[IsraelTimes] Terror group spokesperson blames Israel for violence as shaky truce appears to hold and south returns to routine, claims its rocket barrages were coordinated with Hamas.

A spokesman for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad vowed to continue fighting against Israel, shortly after a ceasefire went into effect Tuesday ending two days of clashes between Israel and the Gaza-based terror group.

“This isn’t the final round with the occupation,” said Abu Hamza, spokesman for the al-Quds Brigades, the terror group’s armed wing.

“The fire of the struggle over the land of Palestine will burn despite all the conspiracies,” Abu Hamza said in a statement.

Over the course of Sunday and Monday, terrorists in the Strip fired over 90 rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel. Some 90 percent of the projectiles heading toward populated areas were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, according to the Israel Defense Forces, though one managed to slam into a playground in Sderot, and falling shrapnel caused damage elsewhere. There were no serious injuries on the Israeli side.

The IDF retaliated to the attacks with several rounds of airstrikes against the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, as well as a rare publicly acknowledged attack against the group’s facilities near the Syrian capital Damascus late Sunday night, in which two members of the terrorist organization were killed.

In his Tuesday statement, Abu Hamza said the group had acted with Hamas’s approval and cooperation.

Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  “The fire of the struggle over the land of Palestine will burn despite all the conspiracies,” Abu Hamza said in a statement.

Dude, that's lame. Who writes your stuff, high school students?
Posted by: SteveS || 02/26/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ About 3.0 on the Juche-o-Meter™? Not anywhere up to the "sea of fire" level...
Posted by: magpie || 02/26/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Yesterday's Hudna over?
Posted by: Hellfish || 02/26/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#4  No, it's yesterday news, Hellfish
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/26/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian regime forces recapture Kafranbel in #Idlib province
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Turkish Air Force drone downed in Idlib Province by Syrian Government Forces
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


10 schools hit by airstrikes & ground attack in Idlib, 21 civilians killed
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Jihadist defenses collapse in southern #Idlib as Syrian Army advances across Jabal Al-Zawiya
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish shelling kills nine #Syrian forces in #Idlib
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


#Syrian army announces liberation of Barbo village south of #Idlib
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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  Gulf Cartel Border City Turf War Kills at Least 20 Gunmen, Innocents in Week
Tue 2020-02-25
  Hosni Mubarak sleeps with the pharaohs
Mon 2020-02-24
  Car drives into German carnival parade, around 30 injured
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  Last year Hezbollah received ~$700 million in funding
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   Erdogan confirms the presence of pro-Turkish Syrian fighters in Libya
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  Missile intercept by #Saudi forces in #Yanbu
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  Turkey asks NATO to provide air support for the operation in Idlib
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  Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll, Abdullah rejects results
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  LNA claims to destroy Turkish arms ship in Tripoli harbor.
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  24 Killed In Brutal Terror Attack On Burkina Faso Church; Local Pastor Targeted
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  Switzerland Thwarts Major Islamic State Terror Attack
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  Six Cartel Kidnappers Busted with Mexican Border City Victim in Trunk
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  US navy ship seizes 150 Iranian-manufactured anti-tank guided missiles after boarding a vessel in the Arabian Sea
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  Hafiz Saeed sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for terror financing
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  Sudan will hand over Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court

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