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French forces kill Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Abdelmalik Droukdel
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Good afternoon
Chicago Mayor Begs Walmart, Other
Looted Retailers Not To Abandon City
Saturday June 6th, 2020

Naomi-Johnson-004b-by-ACJ-orig
Hafter forces retreating from Bani Walid
US conducts first airstrikes against Taliban since Afghan ceasefire ends
GNA sacking Tarhuna
Erdogan says Turkey to increase support for Libya's Serraj
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Demands Military Forces Leave White House Unguarded, While Simultaneously Organizing Violent Protests
Molotov cocktail-tossing Brooklyn lawyers’ home detention revoked
Clean Up the Drug Crazed Communist Street Rabble

Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 12:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Leggy, lithe and lightly attired.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/06/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Lotta airbrush
Posted by: KBK || 06/06/2020 15:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Pre airbrush methinks.
Just look at the length of her fingers and the slenderness of her wrists!
Hubba hubba.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Introducing Eldest to D-Day with the movie Ike; recommend.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/06/2020 19:03 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Fun and games with spent tear gas canisters...
[TribLIVE] A Pittsburgh man has been charged with a federal crime after police said he placed a backpack containing several homemade bombs in Downtown Pittsburgh on May 31.

U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady announced Saturday that Matthew Michanowicz, 52, of the city’s Duquesne Heights neighborhood, was charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device. He was arrested Friday by Allegheny County sheriffs.

Pittsburgh police responded Monday morning to an open area at 2 PNC Plaza where PNC security personnel reported seeing a "military, green backpack" by a bicycle rack.

The police’s bomb squad found what they referred to as three suspected "homemade Molotov cocktails," identified in arrest papers filed against Michanowicz as "spent OC vapor grenades," which contained a fluid that was leaking out of at least of the devices.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/06/2020 13:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  They got lucky — this Antifa idiot planned to much worse. From the article:

Authorities searched Michanowicz’s Republic Street home Thursday. They say it turned up a bundle of the same type of fuse as those on the bombs, a can of spray foam and a syringe containing a liquid whose odor was consistent with the bombs.

Investigators also allegedly found 10 more backpacks similar to the bag left Downtown.

If convicted, Michanowicz faces up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $250,000. A court date has not yet been set.


And now that they have him, tracking his connections should be informative.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2020 15:39 Comments || Top||

#2  52 is a little old to be Antifa. Longtime Communist, maybe?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2020 15:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Beware the old man in a profession where people die young?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/06/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Shouldn't be hard to backtrack to the "cookbook" he was using to come up with that stuff. I'm sure he didn't dream it up on his own.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/06/2020 16:08 Comments || Top||

#5  This loser grew up in a very affluent neighborhood in Pittsburgh as a child of a Doctor. He was born on third base and stole second base.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/06/2020 17:15 Comments || Top||


New York Looters and Hoodlums Attack Guardian Angels founder with a HAMMER and shatter his jaw.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2020 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  These street thugs are dangerous. Probably best that one takes ample ammo with them in case they inadvertently end up in one of these situations while traveling.

Probably best to just stay at home and defend it.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/06/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably in response to his interview re: Antifa earlier.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/06/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#3  What interview, Snowy Thing?
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Sliwa Interview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2jeAuLb4Gw
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 06/06/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#5  That's assault with a deadly weapon right there. Any arrests? Justice?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/06/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#6  That's probably it.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/06/2020 15:47 Comments || Top||


DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Demands Military Forces Leave White House Unguarded, While Simultaneously Organizing Violent Protests
More on this Daily Mail article from yesterday.
[Treehouse] It seems quite transparent what the agenda is for Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. After giving the DC police orders to stand down; and after ending the previously declared state of emergency; and after cancelling the flow-through purchase contract where feds repay the city for national guard housing; she is now demanding that all national guard troops and security elements leave the nation’s capital city.

BlackLivesMatter mural in street-width yellow letters emerged near the White House in support of the movement and to pay tribute to the memory of GeorgeFloyd
That looks like someone got hold of official street-marking paint.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: KBK || 06/06/2020 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [599 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Hotels? Fine. Go tactical. Set up tents & latrines in her front yard, the parks in her neighborhood, and the parking lots of every non-police DC city government facility. Be sure to run the generators day an night as well.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 06/06/2020 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  She's violating the civil rights of the people targeted by the riots. She should be in federal custody awaiting trial.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/06/2020 0:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Rebirth of the weather underground as a city leadership cadre.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2020 0:57 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 She's violating the civil rights of the people targeted by the riots. She should be in federal custody awaiting trial.

But that is not who we are!
Posted by: charger || 06/06/2020 1:04 Comments || Top||

#5  She is interfering in the lawful actions of federal officers. She should be arrested, tried, and imprisoned.
Posted by: rammer || 06/06/2020 1:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Another attempt to remove the person Americans elected for President in 2016. Getting close for the bullets to fly.
Posted by: Dacama || 06/06/2020 6:05 Comments || Top||

#7  I anxiously await the moment I can freely 'honor the memory' of Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2020 6:15 Comments || Top||

#8  When's the last time the District of Criminals has had a sane mayor?
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2020 6:33 Comments || Top||

#9  ^Marion Berry - he was just a run-of-the-mill doper.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/06/2020 7:45 Comments || Top||

#10  Well there was crack-smoking Marion Barry, a two-time winner. He was probably more sane than Muriel is. What she is doing is totally insane and will end up badly for many.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/06/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#11  I thought of Marion Barry as well....hard to fathom that he appears in retrospect as the epitome of sanity compared to the wacko there now. But, we'll never know. He might have come up with something just as absurd as long as he can read the "play book".
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2020 7:59 Comments || Top||

#12  Trump is making a serious tactical mistake if he relies on Muriel Bowser for his White House security perimeter.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/06/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||

#13  She doesn't want protection from the white supremacists who are causing the violence?
Posted by: Matt || 06/06/2020 8:25 Comments || Top||

#14  #12 Absolutely, but I doubt that he is.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/06/2020 8:34 Comments || Top||

#15  We are now seeing OPEN REBELLION by the Liberal Socialist Democrats (LSD's).

Such Treason and Subversion acts must be address in the Strongest Legal Manner.

Posted by: No-Need-2-No || 06/06/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||

#16  He's making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty or nice...

Trump Claus
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/06/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#17  Nice twitter thread by Wretchard posted at Insty.
Posted by: Matt || 06/06/2020 10:17 Comments || Top||

#18  Declare her in rebellion, arrest her and grapeshot the rioters. I've had enough of this shit.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/06/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#19  #18 Agree. The time not to be nice has arrived.
Posted by: Dacama || 06/06/2020 12:47 Comments || Top||

#20  Trump is making a serious tactical mistake if he relies on Muriel Bowser for his White House security perimeter.

Her biggest complaint is that he doesn't.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/06/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#21  Guess we'll see how she feels tomorrow.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2020 19:15 Comments || Top||


Aspiring model citizens wanted in assault of NYPD officer arrested in Georgetown, SC.
[ABC News] GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Two men wanted in an assault on a New York police officer were arrested early Friday morning in Georgetown County.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office says Calife Hough, 44, and Jason Velasquez, 21, both of the Bronx and both with ties to Georgetown County, were wanted for striking a NYPD officer with their vehicle after fleeing a pawn shop robbery, authorities say.

Hough was arrested in the parking lot of a local Walmart, while Velasquez was found hiding in a nearby hotel.

Both men are awaiting extradition to New York.

Georgetown Police, U.S. Marshals and NYPD officers joined in the hunt for the fugitives.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  It seems not everyone is kneeling to the protestors/rioters/antifa.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/06/2020 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  ...I lived in Georgetown for a while. This does not surprise me.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/06/2020 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Aspiring Model Citizens Wanted
These headlines always get me started...
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2020 16:38 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Entire Buffalo Emergency Response Team resigns in solidarity with cops who pushed old man
[NYPOST] The entire Buffalo police Emergency Response Team has resigned following the suspension of two officers who were caught on video shoving a 75-year-old protester to the pavement, according to reports Friday.

A total of 57 officers resigned from the emergency team in solidarity with the two suspended cops, who pushed Martin Gugino, causing him to stumble backward and crack his head on the ground, WGRZ reported.

"Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders," said John Evans, president of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association.

The special squad was created in 2016 and is deployed for mass protests or riots, the network reported.

The officers who resigned are still employed, just no longer part of the Emergency Response Team, according to WIVB.

Gugino, an activist who is well known in Buffalo, was listed in serious but stable condition.

The shocking video shows blood gushing from his head after he fell.

Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo said earlier Friday that the city should pursue terminating the two officers, who were suspended immediately by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
Legal Insurrection posted on the story here, courtesy of charger, who commented:
Note that they resigned from the team, not the department.
Heavy.com did their usual 5 Fast Facts about Mr. Gugino here. It turns out the gentleman is a long time “peace activist” associated with the Western New York Peace Center — pro-Antifa, Communist, all the usual nonsense, active on Twitter and YouTube. Heavy has several videos of the event in question, taken from different perspectives.
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Now imagine if the bulk of the union resigned? All it takes is one a rich Soros type to offer two months pay and moving expenses to the members and a city could find itself pretty much out of business.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Grandma Killer Cuomo.
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2020 8:00 Comments || Top||

#3  caught on video shoving a 75-year-old protester to the pavement

The video I watched shows the man being pushed away from an approaching group of police. Two steps back and the fellow stumbles then falls on his own.

The difference between, "I tripped" and "I slipped".
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#4  At 75, still stuck on stupid, but now he also has a throwing headache.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Gramps is a bleeding-head liberal.
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2020 9:39 Comments || Top||

#6  "Gramps is a bleeding-head liberal Commie. (Fixed it for you.)
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/06/2020 10:09 Comments || Top||

#7  OK, that crap is on gramps. They were trying to just get around him until he starts paddling that dude with his PED. That wasn't a push or shove, a mere knock it off with the paddling crap and the dude went down like a jaegermeister drunk.

As for just walked by, that isn't the lineman's job, and they got on the radio for EMT right then.

Yeah, mayor going to choose the yelp famous lipstick salesman I'd be outta there too.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/06/2020 11:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo said earlier "A 75-year-old? I thought I got them all."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/06/2020 15:04 Comments || Top||

#9  Prosecutors: 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/06/2020 15:08 Comments || Top||

#10  This looks like a staged fall down. I've seen these kind of staged "accidents" before. Look for an ensuing lawsuit. I wouldn't be surprised if this has happened before with this guy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/06/2020 20:58 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
US conducts first airstrikes against Taliban since Afghan ceasefire ends
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Al Ahram adds:
American forces conducted two Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters to foil the krazed killer group's plan to launch attacks on Afghan cops, a U.S. military front man said on Friday, in a move that could hurt the grinding of the peace processor.
The airstrikes, conducted in two different provinces, were the first since the start of the Eid ceasefire declared by the Taliban and Afghan forces last month.

Sonny Leggett, a U.S. military front man based in Afghanistan, said in a tweet that an airstrike was carried out against 25 armed Taliban fighters executing a coordinated attack on an Afghan force checkpoint in Farah province in the west. He said a second attack was conducted in Kandahar in the south.

He did not give casualty figures, and a Taliban front man refused to comment on the airstrikes, which were conducted at a time when the United States is steadily pulling its troops out of Afghanistan.

U.S. President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
in recent weeks has restated his desire for a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan but has not set a target date, amid speculation he might make ending America's longest war part of his re-election campaign.

But Afghan security officials and European diplomats said the fighting had yet to ebb despite all parties working towards finding a political settlement to end the Afghan war.
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
GNA sacking Tarhuna
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


The Ottomani Tarhouna
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


ISIS latest al-Naba (#237) includes reports on 2 attacks in Central Sinai Jabel al-Maghara
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Nothing about these attacks in Al Ahram — I’ve been checking.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||


Hafter forces retreating from Bani Walid
Hopefully they’re luring them into kill boxes...
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


GNA retakes Tarhuna
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


French forces kill Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leader Abdelmalik Droukdel
What, another one? Photos or ears are the usual proofs, I believe.
[NEWS.YAHOO] French forces have killed the leader of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Algerian Abdelmalik Droukdel
... aka Abdel Wadoud, was a regional leader of the GSPC for several years before becoming the group's supremo in 2004 following the death of then-leader Nabil Sahraoui. Under Abdel Wadoud's leadership the GSPC has sought to develop itself from a largely domestic entity into a larger player on the international terror stage. In September 2006 it was announced that the GSPC had joined forces with al-Qaeda and in January 2007 the group officially changed its name to the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb....
, in Mali, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said on Friday.

Droukdel was killed on Thursday in the northwest Mali town of Tessalit. "Many of his close associates" were also "neutralised", said Parly.

"Abdelmalik Droukdel, member of al-Qaeda's ruling committee, commanded the whole of the jihadist groups in North Africa and the Sahara" including Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Moslemin (JNIM) -- an umbrella group of al-Qaeda affiliates, Parly said.

AQIM stems from a group started in the late 1990s by radical Algerian Islamists, who in 2007 formally subscribed to al-Qaeda's ideology.

The group, formerly known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat
... now known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb...
, has bases in northern Mali from where it regularly carries out attacks and abductions of westerners in the sub-Saharan Sahel zone.

La Belle France also claimed on Friday to have captured a leader of the 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....
in the Greater Sahara (EIGS) group, which carries out frequent attacks over Niger's western borders.

Operations against EIGS "the other great terrorist threat in the region" are continuing, said Parly.

La Belle France has over 5,000 troops deployed in its anti-jihadist Barkhane force in the Sahel region
... North Africa's answer to the Pak tribal areas...
Mali is struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency that erupted in 2012 and which has claimed thousands of military and civilian lives since.

Despite the presence of thousands of French and UN troops, the conflict has engulfed the centre of the country and spread to neighbouring Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
and Niger.
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

#1  "His corpse surrendered"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2020 6:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Vive la France!
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2020 6:40 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Molotov cocktail-tossing Brooklyn lawyers’ home detention revoked
Does this mean Salmah Rizvi, the nice, multilingual lawyer, protege of Paul Soros and CAIR, will get back the deposit she put down on the bail?
[NYDAILYNEWS] Two Brooklyn lawyers accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail at an empty NYPD car during a chaotic George Floyd protest last weekend are now getting tossed into lockup themselves — for now.

Princeton grad Colinford Mattis, 32, and his alleged accomplice and fellow lawyer Urooj Rahman, 31, lost their home detention status late Friday when three federal judges ordered them returned to official custody pending a further review of their bail appeal.

Mattis and Rahman were initially granted permission to stay in their respective homes after posting $250,000 bail, and an initial attempt by federal prosecutors to get that decision overturned failed.

Prosecutors appealed again and Friday the federal panel decided to send Mattis and Rahman back into lock up while a final ruling was made.

Defense attorneys for Mattis and Rahman blasted the decision to send their clients back into federal custody — even if it might only be temporary.

“The remand of Urrooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis by the Court of Appeals is shocking and wrong,” said Federal Defenders Attorney-in-Charge Deirdre Von Dornum. “They have been at home for a week with perfect behavior, consistent with their lifetimes of law-abiding behavior.”

Courtesy of 3dc:



Related: Salmah Rizvi, 'Best Friend' of NYPD Bomber Was Obama Intel Aid With Ties to CAIR and Soros

Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  "lifetimes of law-abiding behavior"

And then her lips fell off.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/06/2020 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Deirdre Von Dornum

Wasn't that the B!tch of Buchenwald?
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2020 1:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Here is some intel for you.

In 2014 Urooj Rahman went to Palestine and trained with Hamas.

She has scrubbed the majority of her digital footprint, but if you look in the right place, that info is still there.

Now look into her ties to CAIR as well.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2020 1:12 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ What a piece of garbage....and a lawyer, too?
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2020 1:15 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 /\ What a piece of garbage....and a lawyer, too?

More of a redundancy than a contradiction, no?
Posted by: charger || 06/06/2020 1:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Quite!
Posted by: Clem || 06/06/2020 1:31 Comments || Top||

#7  In 2014 Urooj Rahman went to Palestine and trained with Hamas.

3dc, I’ve stacked the tweets you posted here with this article so that we can capture all the discussion about it in one place.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2020 2:26 Comments || Top||

#8  TW. I just saw your comment regarding South Korean women. Your experienäe was very interesting. The ones I had business dealings with came to the US for college education then decided to stay in the US to start a business while single.

Your knowledge did explain why they seemed to be very intense and cautious when dealing with men in business situations which was unique and puzzling to me until now.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 06/06/2020 4:26 Comments || Top||

#9  Honestly, from the lofty heights of age they both look like children to me. (Probably because they are young enough to actually be my children.) I find their case highly depressing for reasons I can't quite specify. Possibly "Think of all the good things you could be doing with your lives?"
Posted by: Secret Master || 06/06/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

#10  I’m glad something I said provided unexpected illumination, Varmint Splat1454. Sheltered though I’ve been all my life, I’ve had some unusual experiences. Especially during our time in Europe with the big, multinational corporation. In part because I was the wife of a little R&D group leader tasked to the team opening up Eastern Europe after the Wall fell, while most of the other expat and local wives in my circle were married to senior vice presidents or the equivalent in their various fields. Mr. Wife’s promotions came later.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2020 11:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Lawyers of the Pakistaini branch.

reads further:
In 2014 Urooj Rahman went to Palestine and trained with Hamas.


Well there it is.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/06/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#12  Home Detention?
Where are the bulldozers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2020 16:37 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
J&K police need new batteries for UAVs they send in Kashmir
Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2020 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iraqi counterterrorism forces arrest ISIS sleeper agents
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Iraqi National News Agency said on Friday that the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested members of an ISIS sleeper cell in al-Qayyarah district of the Nineveh governorate, northern Iraq.

“The counterterrorism forces arrested a sleeper cell consisting of 6 terrorists (...) who were intending to carry out operations against the security forces and destabilize security,” the agency stated.
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anti-terrorism service begins specific operations in Iraq
[THEBAGHDADPOST] The Anti-Terrorism service on Thursday started with specific duties in separate areas of the country, under the direction of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhmi.

The front man for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Brigadier Yahya Rasul, said in his statement that the Iraqi News Agency (INA) received, "Under the guidance of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa al-Kadhmi, and in coordination with the Joint Operations Command, Air Force Aviation, Army Aviation, and International Alliance aircraft, formations of the anti-government apparatus Terrorism, represented by the leaders of the first and second Special Operations, has specific duties in separate areas of the country.

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US Coalition, SDF launch new operation along Syrian-Iraqi border
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According to reports from eastern Syria, the U.S. Coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces began their operation in conjunction with the Iraqi Army, hitting a number of hideouts belonging to the Islamic State in the Khabour River area.

The operation will attempt to clear the Islamic State zones of influence, which the terrorist group has built between the Syrian and Iraqi border.
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#1  The region surrounding Khabour River, which helps form the Mosul Lake, should have been cleared long ago. Obviously, Kurdish forces will be the spearhead.
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Four persons killed in two assassinations in #Daraa city and countryside
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Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Syrian Observatory activists have documented the killing of two members, including an officer, of the regime’s “4th Division”, after being shot by unknown assailants on the road between Gharaz and Um Al-Mayaden in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

Meanwhile, two persons were found dead with marks of gunshots on their bodies in Tariq Al-Sadd neighbourhood in Daraa city. The identities of the two fatalities have yet to be known.

Since the beginning of security chaos in Daraa in early June 2019, Syrian Observatory activists have documented more than 496 attacks and assassination attempts by gunfire and detonations of IEDs, motorcycle-bombs and car-bombs. These attacks and assassinations claimed the lives of 327 persons, and they are as follows:

  • 80 civilians, including seven women and seven children

  • 169 regime soldiers, loyalists and collaborators with regime security services

  • 52 fighters of the faction who struck “reconciliation and settlements” deals with the regime and became in the ranks of regime’s security branches, including former commanders

  • 17 Syrian militiamen affiliated to the Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian forces

  • Six members of the so-called 5th Corps which was established by Russia.
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    Idlib: One Turkish soldier found dead and another seriously injured
    [SYRIAHR] Two Ottoman Turkish soldiers were found today, one dead and the other injured. The circumstances of the incident are still unknown as to how they were targeted on the road between the cities of Idlib- Sarmin, near a Ottoman Turkish post in the area.

    Yesterday, Syrian Observatory sources monitored a violent explosion on Aleppo-Latakia international highway (M4), caused by the detonation of an IED nearby Ariha. The IED went kaboom! just after the passing of a Russian-Ottoman Turkish joint patrol on the M4 highway.

    After the earth-shattering kaboom, Ottoman Turkish forces were seen in the area on high alert. A joint patrol of Russian and Ottoman Turkish forces had set off yesterday from Tarnabah village to Kafr Shalaya village in rural Idlib.

    This attack comes a week after the killing of a Ottoman Turkish soldier on M4. SOHR sources had reported that a Ottoman Turkish soldier died affected by the injuries he sustained in an IED explosion on Aleppo-Latakia highway, west of Jisr al-Shughour city.
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    Turkish Forces bring in more military reinforcement to their positions in de_escalation_zone
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    Iran enriched uranium stockpile almost eight times limit in 2015 deal: UN watchdog
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