[ToloNews] A security bigshot from Balkh said that the three-week the military operation conducted by Afghan forces in vulnerable parts of Balkh and Dawlat Abad districts of the northern province has been successful as it helped the forces to clear the areas of Talibs.
The police chief of Balkh, Gen. Mohammad Ajmal Faiz, said other vulnerable areas in terms of security are the Chamtal, Chaharbolak, Sholgera and Chaharkent districts in Balkh.
"There were rumors that some schools have been closed for girls in Balkh district. We went there and talked with teachers and found out that there is no problem in this regard," said Faiz.
Balkh residents meanwhile said that insecurity has increased in six districts of the province during the recent months.
They said that even the outskirts of the capital of the province, Mazar-e-Sharif, is faced with some threats by bad boys.
"Mazar is facing some types of threats since March," said Shah Mahmood, a Balkh resident.
"Conflicts are ongoing in the villages located on the outskirts of the city of Mazar-e-Sharif," said Faridoon, a Balkh resident.
Mohammad Afzal Hadid, head of Balkh Provincial Council, said concerns remain high on a possible increase in threats inside the city, despite that it is relatively secure.
"There are concerns among the people about a possible collapse of the city," Hadid said.
However, by candlelight every wench is handsome... the provincial police chief said that the threats from Afghania township on the outskirts of Mazar have been removed after an operation by the government forces.
"It is all rumors. No one can capture our province," said the police chief.
[KhaamaPress] An explosion in Jawzjan province killed the a key Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... group member who was expert in improvised bombs.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the incident took place in Khanqa district of Jawzjan.
The statement further added that Qari Asadullah, Taliban IED expert was placing a roadside kaboom to target the security forces when the earth-shattering kaboom took place.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Talibs frequently use improvised bombs as the weapon of their choice to target the security personnel.
However, corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds... the majority of roadside kaboomings inflict casualties on ordinary civilians. The roadside kaboomings also inflict casualties on Taliban mine planters.
[ToloNews] At least 30 members of public uprising forces were killed in an attack by the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... in the northern province of Baghlan, local officials told TOLOnews on condition of anonymity.
The sources said that the attack happened at around 11 pm on Friday night when a group of Taliban fighters attacked a village in Nahrin district in the province.
The clash continued for six hours, the sources said, adding that the Taliban took all weapons of the forces with them.
The public uprising forces are part of the pro-government forces who fight under the Afghan government's structure to help the National Defense and Security Forces in maintaining the security of different areas.
The Ministry of Interior Affairs has not commented on the report.
The attack happened in Nahrin district of northern Baghlan province before dawn when the militia members attempted to rescue a group of soldiers surrounded by Taliban militants, Fawad Aman, a defense ministry spokesman, said.
"As they were going to help the soldiers, they got ambushed. Unfortunately, 25 members... were killed in the attack," he said.
The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack.
Local militias often work with overstretched security forces in Afghanistan.
The violence in Baghlan came as the US and the Taliban officials were due to start a new round of talks in Qatar to end the 18-year-long US presence in Afghanistan.
The talks, in its seventh round, have centred on four issues: counter-terrorism, the foreign troop presence, an intra-Afghan dialogue, and a permanent ceasefire.
US officials have previously said they are hoping for a deal before the upcoming Afghan presidential elections, which have already been delayed twice and are now set for September.
On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid an unannounced visit to Kabul and hoped for a peace deal with the Taliban "before September 1".
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces killed 7 Talibs and detained 2 others in Paktiay, Farah and 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... The military officials said Friday that the Special Forces killed 4 Talibs during an operation in Zadran district of Paktiya.
The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 3 Talibs during a separate operation in Shindand district of Herat.
Furthermore, the Special Forces detained 2 Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... fighters during an operation in Khak-e Safid district of Farah.
Meanwhile, ...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce... the Special Forces destroyed 10kg of homemade explosives and several IED-making components during an operation in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Sudanese security forces raided the head office of a leading opposition group on Saturday, a day before a huge protest march was planned to demand a transition to civilian rule, witnesses and a front man for the group said.
Sudan’s ruling military council and the opposition movement have been wrangling for weeks over how to manage a transition to elections since the military ousted long-time president Omar al-Bashir Head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself president-for-life. He has fallen out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it. on April 11.
Security forces raided the Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA) office, where the group had been due to hold a news conference.
"This represents a violation of liberties that is even worse than the regime of the former president (Bashir)," Ahmed al-Rabie, an SPA front man, told Rooters. "This is a bad sign for the atmosphere of mediation between the two parties."
The military council did not immediately comment. The SPA made no mention of arrests.
The news conference was planned ahead of a march called on Sunday by an opposition coalition, the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), that the SPA is a part of. The opposition groups are hoping as many as a million people will join the march, which they want to use to press the military council to hand power over to civilians.
Earlier on Saturday, the military council said FFC would bear the responsibility for any loss of life or damage resulting from the planned march.
"We ... hold the Forces for Freedom and Change fully responsible for any spirit that is lost in this march, or any damage or harm to citizens or state institutions," the council said in a statement carried by state news agency SUNA.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2019 00:00 ||
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition said it has intercepted and destroyed a bomb-laden drone launched by the Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... militia toward a populated residential area in Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... ’s Asir region.
Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the Arab Coalition spokesperson, said that forces managed to intercept the drone launched by the Houthi militia toward Asir 11:45 pm local time.
The destroyed Houthi missile in Asir was the second of the night after another Houthi drone targeting the southern border city of Jazan was intercepted and shot down hours earlier.
"The Houthi forces of Evil continue to launch drones to carry out hostile and terrorist acts by targeting civilians and public facilities, and that none of their targets have been achieved," al-Maliki said in an earlier statement.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2019 00:00 ||
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition said forces were able to intercept and destroy a bomb-laden drone launched by the Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... militia towards the southern Saudi city of Jazan.
The Arab Coalition front man, Col. Turki al-Maliki, said that the interception of the missile took place at 10:45 pm local time and that the Houthis fired the missile from Sanaa.
"The Houthi holy warriors continue to launch drones to carry out hostile and terrorist acts by targeting civilians and public facilities, and that none of their targets have been achieved," al-Maliki said in a statement.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2019 00:00 ||
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria have handed to Italia one of its citizens accused of belonging to ISIS, a front man said on Saturday.
"Italian jihadist Samir Bougana (aka Abu Abdullah) who had been captured fleeing ISIS and had been imprisoned since then, was handed over to Italian government," said Mustafa Bali, a front man for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
He said the transfer had been made on Rome’s request.
He did not specify when it took place or whether or not the suspected bad boy had already left the country.
Bougana - also known as Abu Hureyre al-Muhajir or Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir - was first captured by Kurdish fighters in Syria in August 2018 as he tried to flee into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor... He had allegedly been involved in weapons shipments to ISIS.
His transfer is part of a wider effort by the Kurdish administration to rid itself of the dregs of the ISIS proto-state.
Following the collapse of the group’s "caliphate" in March, alleged ISIS fighters from nearly 50 countries have been detained in Syria and Iraq.
Over 11,000 of their family members are being held in Syria’s al-Hol camp alone.
But repatriation is a sensitive issue for Western nations such as La Belle France and Britannia, which have experienced attacks by homegrown bandidosturbans and have little interest in seeing more return.
There are also worries that it could prove difficult to successfully prosecute fighters in Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an courts for crimes committed in Iraq or Syria.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2019 00:00 ||
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[DW] Italian police arrested the German captain of a migrant rescue ship after she docked at the port of Lampedusa. Sea-Watch told DW Italia is the safest option and bringing migrants colonists to Germany is risky and time consuming.
Sea-Watch told DW that its boats are unable to bring migrants colonists to Germany or the Netherlands because both countries are too far away from the search and rescue (SAR) zone off Libya, and this could allow for lives to be lost in the SAR while they were making the 5-week journey there and back.
Sea-Watch 3 entered the Italian port of Lampedusa without authorization early Saturday following a two-week standoff between the charity ship's captain and Italian authorities.
German captain Carola Rackete was arrested as the boat docked with 40 migrants colonists remaining on board, front man Ruben Neugebauer told Agence La Belle France-Presse. Television footage showed a heavy security presence at the port and police escorting 31-year-old Rackete off the vessel.
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Posted by: trailing wife ||
06/30/2019 00:00 ||
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The interior minister Matteo Salvini, who also contested for the EU, is far-right. He's very anti-immigration, and has constant feuds with the libtard judiciary. There is a change toward nationalist, conservative policies above the usual EU diversity shit in Italy right now.
Well, remove the diesel first. But, yes, sunken ships are good for the environment because they're like little reefs underwater and all kinds or marine life grows there. That's aside from the fact that ships are expensive and it'd be a big loss for DW.
Could also auction it and use the proceeds for legal costs associated with the captain's trial and deportation of the colonists.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/30/2019 11:38 Comments ||
Abu, I assume you mean the costs of prosecuting her, not her legal defense fund.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
06/30/2019 13:33 Comments ||
Certainly not her legal defense fund. I hope she spends a good long time in an Italian prison.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/30/2019 15:13 Comments ||
[AlAhram] Italian police arrested on Saturday the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship at the centre of a standoff with the Italian government after she docked at the island port of Lampedusa.
The Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3, operated by German charity Sea-Watch, has been at sea for more than two weeks with 40 rescued Africans on board. The Africans were allowed to disembark and were taken to a reception centre on the island.
After waiting in international waters for an invitation from Italia or an EU state to accept the ship, captain Carola Rackete decided this week to sail for the southern Italian island of Lampedusa but was blocked by Italian government vessels.
But in the early hours of Saturday morning, Rackete entered the port where the ship docked amid a heavy police presence.
Live television video showed the 31-year old German being taken off Sea-Watch 3 by tax police and driven away amid applause and barracking from bystanders gathered at the port.
She has been arrested for "resisting a war ship", a charge which, according to media reports, carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison.
Italia's right-wing interior minister Matteo Salvini, who is taking a tough line against migrant rescue ships, previously said he would only allow Rackete to dock when other Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Union states agree to immediately take the migrants colonists.
"Outlaw arrested. Pirate ship seized. Big fine on foreign NGO. Moslem colonists Migrants all redistributed in other European countries. Mission completed," Salvini said in a tweet on Saturday.
He said Sea-Watch 3, which had not been given permission to dock, had put at risk tax police by squashing one of their motor launches against the port front as it tried to stop the docking.
Salvini, who criticised the Netherlands saying it had given the ship a flag and then washed its hands of the matter, told RAI radio that Italia had been given assurances by five European countries they would take the migrants colonists.
He did not name the countries but media reports said La Belle France, Germany, Luxembourg, Finland and Portugal had agreed.
Speaking at the G20 summit in Osaka, Premier Giuseppe Conte said that, as a lawyer, he recognised there were grounds for possible criminal charges but said it was up to judges to apply the law. "But laws are laws whether you like them or not," he said.
Rackete, who has become a symbol of defiance for challenging Salvini's authority, is already under investigation for breaking Italia's beefed up laws against non-government rescue ships.
A Foreign Office source said on Saturday under Italian laws Sea-Watch 3 would be seized, adding it faced a fine of 20,000 euros ($22,700) which, if not paid, could reach 50,000 euros.
[TIMESOFISRAEL] An official with an Iran-backed militia said members of his group comprised the majority of protesters outside the Bahraini embassy in the Iraqi capital that was attacked this week. But he said he doesn’t know who stormed the mission.
Jaafar al-Husseini, spokesman for the Kataeb Hezbollah, said that storming the embassy was a “natural right for the protesters” to express their anger over Bahrain’s hosting of a US-led economic conference to promote peace between Palestinians and Israelis.
He told the Associated Press that the group’s supporters did not storm the embassy in Baghdad.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/30/2019 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] An arson balloon launched from the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip ignited a fire Saturday near Kibbutz Nir Am in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, marking a breach in an unofficial truce renewed on Friday between Israel and Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede,.
Israel’s firefighting teams arrived on the scene and extinguished the blaze.
Earlier Saturday, two Paleostinians were apprehended close to the security fence in northern Gaza with four knives and a set of bolt cutters, according to the Israeli army.
Overnight Friday-Saturday, two Paleostinians were nabbed with a pair of knives in the south of Gaza.
[Jpost] Paleostinian Authority security forces on Friday arrested a Paleostinian businessman who participated in last week’s US-led economic workshop in Bahrain.
The PA and several Paleostinian factions had called on Paleostinians and Arabs to boycott the workshop on the pretext that it was part of the US administration’s scheme to "liquidate the Paleostinian cause."
Paleostinian sources identified the businessman as Saleh Abu Mayaleh from Hebron. They said he was arrested by the PA General Intelligence Service, headed by Gen. Majed Faraj.
Ashraf Jabari, another businessman from Hebron who attended the workshop, told The Jerusalem Post that Abu Mayaleh, 49, was arrested around from his home in Hebron on Friday night. He said that he and other Paleostinians who attended the workshop returned home on Thursday night.
Jabari said that the PA security forces also raided the homes of three other Paleostinian businessmen in the city in an attempt to arrest them.
"The Paleostinian security forces did not find them," Jabari said. "They searched their homes and confiscated security cameras and documents. They told the families of the businessmen that they are wanted for participating in the Bahrain workshop."
Sources in Hebron said that PA intelligence officers raided and searched the home of Ashraf Ghanmen, one of the businessmen who travelled to Bahrain. Ghanem fled his home shortly before the officers arrived, the sources said.
Jabari expressed concern over the safety of Abu Mayaleh, a cancer patient with serious health issues.
He said that Abu Mayaleh was one of 15 Paleostinian businessmen who participated in the workshop in Manama, Bahrain. The other members of the delegation are from east Jerusalem and Bethlehem, he added.
Jabari, who lives in the Israeli-controlled part of Hebron, strongly condemned the arrest of Abu Mayaleh, saying it "exposed the true face" of the PA leadership.
"The Paleostinian Authority does not want peace," he told the Post. "We participated in the conference after receiving personal invitations. We did not go there as representatives of the Paleostinian Authority or the people."
He said that he and his friends were in touch with the US administration and international human rights ...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state... organizations concerning the PA crackdown.
In early June, Abu Mayaleh, denied that he was planning to attend the Bahrain workshop. He also denied that he was the owner of a shoe factory that does business with the IDF.
In a statement, Abu Mayaleh said that he owns a cement factory, but claimed that his business was confiscated by the Israeli authorities in 2018.
Despite the denial, Abu Mayaleh was persuaded by Jabari to join the Paleostinian delegation to Bahrain.
Last week, Paleostinian social media users published the names of Jabari and several Paleostinian businessmen who traveled to Bahrain, dubbing them "traitors" and urging the PA to immediately arrest them.
Jabari, 45, who went to the Bahrain conference as a representative of the Judea and Samaria Chamber of Commerce, said he and his friends were not afraid of the PA.
The Bahrain workshop was a "big success and that’s why [PA President Mahmoud] Abbas is very worried," Jabari said.
"Of course, we’re not afraid. We’re afraid only of God, and we are capable of defending ourselves. The Paleostinian Authority’s measures against us are illegal. Paleostinian law does not ban anyone from attending a conference. This was a personal invitation to many people and we were not involved in political activities. The Paleostinian Authority’s actions show that we don’t have democracy. Even if we belong to the opposition, there’s no reason why we should be arrested. In Israel, the prime minister consults with the leader of the opposition on sensitive issues. the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas ... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial... , on the other hand, orders the arrest of anyone who disagrees with him."
[Jpost] Paleostinian Authority security forces released Hebron businessman Saleh Abu Mayaleh on Saturday at 10:45 p.m., after he were tossed into the calaboose upon his return from the economic conference in Bahrain.
According to Paleostinian reports, the decision to release the businessman came following a threatening letter from the US Embassy.
The PA and several Paleostinian factions called on Paleostinians and Arabs to boycott the workshop on the pretext that it was part of a US administration scheme to "liquidate the Paleostinian cause."
[PhilStar] An Abu Sayyaf faction is suspected to be behind a bomb attack on a military camp in Sulu on Friday. Westmincom spokesman Cirilito Sobejana said the group is led by Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, whose members pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Sawadjaan's faction was also tagged in the suicide bombing at Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo last December, which left 22 people dead and 101 wounded.
He said the other faction is led by Radullan Sahiron.
Sobejana, who arrived at the Westmincom office in this city from Sulu yesterday, said troops conducted an inspection and assessment at the First Brigade Combat Team command post in Barangay Tanjung, the target of the attack.
Sobejana said initial assessment showed that two improvised explosive devices might have been detonated remotely contrary to earlier reports of a suicide bombing. He said, "We are checking the circumstances, we are validating the incident, we wanted to make sure if this was suicide bombing or an IED attack. It can also be that the perpetrators were carrying the bomb and somebody from a distance observed their actions and the actions of the soldiers and triggered remotely the IED."
Meanwhile, the number of those killed and injured in the bombing has increased. The death toll rose from five to seven, including two civilians. The number of those injured increased from 11 to 22.
Posted by: ryuge ||
06/30/2019 00:00 ||
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What the cops need to do is tag individuals that are the most aggressive. Have them followed and surveilled. Show them and their families some brutality by proxy or in plain clothes. Make a list of names and addresses, share 'em around with the most twisted Right-wingers. Learn something from countries fighting intifadAntifa for decades.
Herb - leaving your comment alone so everyone can see what a pathetic mewling pusillanimous troll you really are
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/30/2019 6:15 Comments ||
#2 We warmongers don’t need blood to be happy, Herb dear. We enjoy bouncing rubble until it becomes dust just as much as introducing bad guys en masse to the afterlife.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-06-30 02:28
...OVERKILL: So rarely necessary, so often fun.
And re: Portland - someone needs to have a come-to-Jesus meeting with that deranged city and quietly mention the words, 'Insurrection Act'...
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
06/30/2019 6:36 Comments ||
I wake up this morning only to find out I'm a 'neocon'. I learn something new every day!
Neocons don't click. Stay away, you murderers. Your hands are drenched in the blood of innocents.
Frank G is deliberately abusing his moderator privileges to delete posts he dislikes, that violate no rules of Rantburg. My statement is factual; neocons murder innocents and feel completely OK about it. I read their defense right here on Rantburg.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
06/30/2019 18:21 Comments ||
"What the cops need to do is tag individuals that are the most aggressive. Have them followed and surveilled. ..."
It's actually not difficult these days to take an internet-based training set of millions of facial and bodily images, run them through some statistical models, and extract features defined as facial shape, type, dimensions etc and use the resulting / discovered features to make PREDICTIONS about which individuals are in the Andy Ngo video above.
I gave no doubt that, using best in class algorithms and image feature extraction techniques, we could identify the perps very quickly.
Btw, all of these algos and feature extraction tools are open source. Tensor flow has plenty of tr available for free.
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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