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Kismayo attack: 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel
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Afghanistan
Four Civilians Killed In Raid On Health Clinic In Wardak: HRW
[ToloNews] HRW reports that eyewitnesses said that security forces entered the clinic in the Day Mirdad district.

Afghan special forces raided a medical clinic in Wardak province on the night of July 8-9, 2019, and executed four civilians, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Friday.

Afghan authorities should promptly and thoroughly investigate the attack and appropriately prosecute those responsible, the HRW said.

Witnesses told Human Rights Watch that security forces entered the clinic in the Day Mirdad district.

They killed a family caregiver and then detained and bound staff and family members accompanying patients. They then separated four people for questioning ‐ the clinic’s director, a lab worker, a guard, and a family caregiver. All except the director were later found dead from gunshots.

Under the laws of war, deliberate attacks on medical facilities and the summary killing of civilians or incapacitated combatants are war crimes.

"Attacks on medical facilities challenge the very foundations of the laws of war, and will persist if those responsible go unpunished," said Patricia Gossman, associate Asia director. "It’s imperative for the Afghan government to prosecute the commanders who ordered the killings as well as the soldiers who pulled the trigger."

A member of the local health council told Human Rights Watch that at about 9 p.m. on July 8, he heard helicopters and knew a raid was underway. At 5 am, he and others from the health council went to the clinic and found the guard’s room shattered by a rocket that had left a crater.

A clinic staff member said that the special forces tied the hands of all the staff and visiting family caregivers and took them to one room, where they questioned them about whereabouts of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
. Then they took four men with them, including the clinic’s director, Dr. Wahidullah, and told the remaining staff to stay in the room.

After the special forces unit had left, local villagers discovered the bodies of the three men who had been taken for questioning. The villagers were unable to locate Dr. Wahidullah, whom they believed the forces may have detained. The body of the other family caregiver was also found on the premises.

On July 11, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), a humanitarian organization that runs the clinic, described the incident as a "shocking violation" of international humanitarian law and said that "such outrageous use of force against civilians and health facilities constitutes a serious violation of applicable international humanitarian law and it affects provision of health services delivery to the people in the local community." The clinic treats everyone, regardless of their political affiliation.

Afghan cops had previously targeted the Day Mirdad clinic. On February 17, 2016, an Afghan special forces unit accompanied by international forces raided the facility, dragging away two patients and an 11-year-old child who was accompanying an adult patient and rubbed out all three outside the hospital premises.

Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense, however, has said that the operation was carried out on a Taliban stronghold in the district.
An Nahar adds:
The clinic -- run by the non-governmental Swedish Committee for Afghanistan -- was attacked in 2016, allegedly by both international and Afghan army troops. Three people were killed in that incident.

On Wednesday, Toby Lanzer, deputy head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, said 2019 has been a deadly year for health and aid workers. So far this year, 77 aid workers have been killed, injured or kidnapped compared with 76 in all of 2018, he said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


20 killed, wounded as suicide attack targets wedding party in East of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] A jacket wallah detonated his explosives in a wedding party in eastern 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 killing or wounding at least 20 people.

The Governor’s Office in a statement said a suicide bomber targeted a wedding ceremony in Pacher Agam district at around 8:30am local time.

The statement further added that the suicide bomber targeted the wedding party of one of the relatives of Malik Tor, one of the tribal elders of Pacher Agam.

Furthermore, the Nangarhar Governor’s Office said the attack killed six people and maimed 14 others.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella went down under the weight of the custard...
the Governor’s Office said the earth-shattering kaboom killed the tribal elder Malik Tor and a child.

The Governor’s Office also added that the health condition of a number of maimed civilians has been reported as critical and there are fears the corpse count could further rise.
Tolo News adds:
The provincial governor’s front man says the suicide kaboom at the wedding ceremony was carried out by a child.

The blast happened in Pachir Aw Agam district of Nangarhar when the guests were gradually gathering to celebrate the wedding ceremony, Khogyani said.

Khogyani said that the suicide kaboom was carried out by a minor.

He said the wedding ceremony was from the nephew of the head of the public uprising forces in the district who was the target of the earth-shattering kaboom and lost his life in this incident.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in a statement said the group has no involvement in the incident.

ISIS grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Special Forces inflict heavy casualties on Taliban militants in Ghor, Wardak and Paktiya
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs during the operations in Ghor, Wardak and Paktiya provinces.

The military officials said Friday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 10 Talibs during an operation in Shakrak district of Ghor province.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during the same operation.

Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 2 Talibs and detained 5 others in Sayyidabad distrit of Wardak province.

The officials also added that the Special Forces killed 2 Talibs and destroyed a weapons cache and 3 roadisde bombs in Zurmat district of Paktiya province.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his leg. Son of a Breech! he exclaimed with feeling......
the officials said the Special forces conducted a raid on a large methamphetamine drug facility in Bakwah district of Farah province.

According to military officials, the Special Forces destroyed 3,600 lbs Processed Oman, 8,400 lbs Lye, 1,131 gallons Hydrochloric Acid, 400 gallons Acetone, 10 kg Heroine and 132 kg Crystal Meth during the raid.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS-K terrorist among 11 militants killed, car bomb destroyed in Kunduz, Herat, Logar, Nangarhar airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in four provinces killing at least 11 holy warriors including a fighter of ISIS Khurasan terrorist group.

The military officials said Friday that an airstrike destroyed a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device in Khanabad district of Kunduz.

The officials further added that the security forces conducted airstrikes in Obeh district of 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...
which killed 5 Talibs.

Furthermore, the security forces conducted an airstrike in Azrah district of Pashtun-infested Logar killing 5 Talibs and wounding another Death Eater.

The officials also added that an airstrike killed a murderous Moslem of ISIS Khurasan terrorist group in Khugyani 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..
The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the airstrikes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suicide bomber kills five at wedding party in eastern Afghanistan
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A jacket wallah on foot targeted a wedding party in Afghanistan’s eastern province 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..
on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring 40, local officials said.

Atahullah Khogyani, a front man for Nangarhar province’s governor, said a 13 year old boy set off his explosives inside the house of a pro-government militia commander in Pacheragam district.

Khogyani said 40 maimed men and women were rushed to hospital and local residents said 10 people were killed.

Pro-government militias often work with overstretched Afghan cops to prevent territories falling into the hands of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS fighters.

Last month, Talibs killed at least 26 members of a pro-government militia in northern Afghanistan.

No group has grabbed credit for the wedding party attack but 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....
hard boyz have carried a string of suicide kabooms and attacks on government offices, schools, and aid groups in recent years in Jalalabad, Nangarhar’s main city.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Somalia Executes 3 Over Deadly 2017 Hotel Attack
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somalia’s military says it executed three men convicted of carrying out a deadly attack on a hotel in the capital in 2017.

A statement issued by the military said the three were rubbed out by a firing squad at a police academy in Mogadishu Wednesday.

The men were convicted of participating in an assault on Nasa-Hablod hotel which killed 18 people and maimed 47 others in October 2017.

The three were members of Somalia’s al-Shabaab
...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
Islamic holy warrior rebels and were arrested during the attack on the hotel.

Somalia’s homegrown holy warrior group, al-Shabaab, is allied to al-Qaeda. The rebels were pushed out of the capital, several years ago, but they continue to operate in the countryside and frequently carry out violent attacks on hotels in Mogadishu.

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Somaliland Amasses Troops Near Northern Town As Anti-Govt Rally Continues
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somalia’s northern self-declared breakaway region of Somaliland has sent massive reinforcements to areas around Erigavo town in the disputed Sanaag region.

The state forces were deployed in the city’s outskirts to quell anti-government protests by local residents demanding self-determination, according to the sources.

Reports from the region indicate that heavy fighting broke out after Somaliland forces attacked Col Aare fighters as they were traveling in a convoy near the Dhoob area on Wednesday.

Three Somaliland soldiers and one fighter of Col Aare were killed in heavy fighting in Sanaag region on Wednesday, local sources said.
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Kismayo attack: 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel
[BBC] At least seven people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia, officials and survivors say.

They say a suicide bomber rammed a car with explosives into the Asasey hotel in the port of Kismayo, and gunmen then stormed the building.

Regional politicians and clan elders were inside the hotel. Among those killed were popular TV journalist Hodan Naleyeh and her husband, reports say.

The Islamist group Al Shabab later said it carried out Friday's attack.

It was not immediately clear whether the attackers were still in the building.

Security official Abdi Dhuhul told AFP that a former local administration minister and a lawmaker were among the dead.

Local media outlets and a Somali journalists association said that Hodan Naleyeh - a Canadian-Somali who had reportedly recently returned to the country - and her husband Farid were among those killed in the attack.

Hodan Naleyeh had set up a popular online TV channel covering Somalia as well as life in the Somali diaspora.

NBC NEWS:
More than two dozen people were killed in an attack on a hotel in Somalia, local authorities said Saturday.

A prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners were among 26 dead after Somali forces ended an all-night siege on the hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo, officials said.

Those killed include three Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Americans, one Canadian and one Briton, said Ahmed Madobe, the president of Jubbaland regional state which controls Kismayo.

Fifty-six people, including two Chinese, were injured in the hotel attack, he told reporters.
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Africa North
Haftar's militias are triggering clashes in Murzuq, government says
[Libya Observer] The Presidential Council (PC) has stated that the insurrectionist forces which came from al-Rajma - in reference to Haftar's militias- had provoked tribal conflicts in Murzuq, south Libya, by spreading sedition among its people.

A statement released by the PC on Thursday condemned the hostile acts committed by Haftar's militias against the local people, holding the forces that claim control over the city and the southern region, the responsibility for such practices.

It also called on the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
Mission in Libya and the international community to investigate these acts to hold the perpetrators and those behind them accountable.

"The PC had made efforts to establish social peace between the social and cultural components of the southern region, however, the efforts were hampered by sedition acts committed by Haftar's forces," the PC added.

Many were killed in Murzuq as a result of the festivities that break out from time to time amongst its community since the entry of Haftar's forces to the town about months ago.

Haftar's militias had supported the opponents of the Tabu tribe in the region, causing huge social fracture between the tribes, according to local sources.

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Arabia
Kuwaiti authorities arrest militant cell linked to Muslim Brotherhood
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Members of a murderous Moslem cell linked to the banned Moslem Brüderbund group have been arrested in Kuwait, the interior ministry there said on Friday.

Those arrested were wanted by Egyptian authorities and some of them had been sentenced to 15 years behind bars in their home country, the ministry added in its statement.

Members of the group had fled from Egypt to Kuwait, but were arrested in different places in the country.

During interrogations, they admitted to carrying out terrorist operations in Egypt, the ministry said, according to the official Kuwaiti news agency KUNA.

The interior ministry further said that investigations were proceeding to determine their accomplices, and warned that it would "crack down ruthlessly against saboteurs."
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Europe
Masked assailants waterboard, rob Netherlands Jewish leader
[IsraelTimes] Benoit Wesly, 73, stabbed, beaten and tortured in his home in Maastricht; unclear if crime had anti-Semitic motive.

A Netherlands Jewish leader was assaulted, tortured and robbed in his home by four masked men in an apparent planned operation.

Benoit Wesly, a 73-year-old businessman, woke up early Sunday morning to find the assailants around his bed in his home in the southern city of Maastricht, Jonet.nl reported Thursday. His wife was out of the country.

Police are investigating the motives for the crime. Reports about the incident did not indicate whether they or Wesly have reason to believe he was targeted because of his Jewishness. Wesly is a leader of the Jewish community in the Limburg region, in the south of the Netherlands.

Wesly was beaten, pushed down the stairs, stabbed and kicked, according to the report. Then the men tied him to a chair, placed a piece of cloth over his mouth and nose, and poured water on the cloth ‐ a torture technique known as waterboarding that simulates drowning ‐ until he gave them the combination to his safe, Wesly told police.

He was bound to the chair for several hours before wriggling free and going to the cop shoppe.

House invasions involving torture are rare in the Netherlands, as are attacks against Jewish community leaders.
That sounds nice, when so narrowly defined. And is there nowadays in the Netherlands, perchance, an accelerating rate of house invasions, torture, attacks on Jews, and/or attacks on the native Dutch?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Police are investigating the motives for the crime

Well good-fucking-luck, boys.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 2:21 Comments || Top||

#2  I recall reading a while ago that the Netherlands had more volunteers for Waffen SS units than any other country other than Germany. Apparently it's a dominant gene.
Posted by: Crusorong Spusolet8189 || 07/13/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||

#3  ...and a muzzie SS unit.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  yeah, i' thinkin muzzie
Posted by: chris || 07/13/2019 21:30 Comments || Top||

#5  If I remember correctly, the Netherlands used to be the location of a lot of Jewish diamond dealers and cutters. If they have left or are leaving it is not going to do the economy much good.
Posted by: Snavimble Bucket1794 || 07/13/2019 23:00 Comments || Top||


Shops Looted, Woman Dead in France after Algeria Football Win
[AnNahar] Shops in central Gay Paree were looted and a woman was killed in a high-speed car crash in southern La Belle France in what the government slammed Friday as "unacceptable" unrest following a key victory for Algeria's national football team.

Fans of the Algerian team flocked to the Champs-Elysees in central Gay Paree and the Vieux Port area in Marseille late Thursday after their side defeated Ivory Coast on penalties to reach the semi finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Two stores near the Champs-Elysees in Gay Paree were looted, including a cycle of violence shop where people took helmets, gloves and even bikes, an AFP journalist said.

Police used tear gas to disperse thousands of people who had gathered in Gay Paree. The same measures were used to scatter crowds in Marseille.

"The damage and incidents last night on the sidelines of the celebrations... are unacceptable," Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said in a tweet.

"I hail the actions of the security forces in Gay Paree and across the country to maintain order and contain the excesses," he added.

In total, 43 people were detained.

In the southern city of Montpellier, an Algerian football supporter celebrating his team's win lost control of his car and ran over a family, killing a woman and seriously injuring her baby, a security official said.

The 21-year-old man was driving at high speed in the Mosson neighbourhood, the official said. The driver was taken into police custody.

The woman was walking with her one-year-old baby and 17-year-old daughter when the accident happened.

The baby suffered traumatic injuries and was rushed to hospital. The 17-year-old had a slight ankle injury.

Algeria, the favourites in this year's Africa Cup of Nations, defeated the Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties in the Egyptian city of Suez to set up a semi-final showdown with Nigeria.

Gay Paree and Marseille are home to large minority communities of Algerian origin. Football celebrations, with supporters brandishing large national flags, have on occasion been a source of tensions.

The far-right National Rally party said in a statement the incidents marked a "rejection of La Belle France" and urged authorities to ban access to the Champs-Elysees for the Algeria-Nigeria match on Sunday evening.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  A friend just returned from Paris and his first comment was that it has turned into a shit hole.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/13/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Gosh, I thought they went to France to live there. Why they still rooting for the old country's team?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/13/2019 14:48 Comments || Top||


Undocumented migrants storm Pantheon monument in Paris
Totally unacceptable. Tie them up, get their biometrics, confiscate their electronics, and send them all to West Africa via airmail with only the clothes on their backs. Let them find their own way home from the airport. If you can’t behave properly, you don’t deserve to be allowed to stay.
[AlAhram] Hundreds of undocumented migrants colonists calling themselves "black vests" stormed the Pantheon monument in central Gay Paree on Friday demanding the right to remain in La Belle France.

Police on the scene told Rooters an estimated 200 to 300 protesters, mostly from West Africa, managed to get into the Left Bank mausoleum where national heroes including Voltaire and Victor Hugo are buried.

"We will remain here until the last one of us has been given documents," a leaflet given out by an organiser read.

Young men were chanting "black vests" - a reference to the recent anti-government "yellow vest" protests - while marching around the monument, which is located in the heart of the capital's Latin Quarter, an area popular with tourists.

About 50 to 60 riot police barricaded access to the site of the protest, which was taking place peacefully, and them out of the building in groups.

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen called the occupation unacceptable. She tweeted: "In La Belle France, the only future for any undocumented Democrat should be getting kicked out, because that's the law."
An Nahar adds:
Hundreds of undocumented migrants colonists surged into the Pantheon in central Gay Paree on Friday, briefly occupying the vaunted memorial complex to demand talks with the prime minister on regularizing their status, activists said.
Around 700 migrants colonists and their supporters joined the demonstration, with some pushing into the historic complex at around midday (1100 GMT) on Friday, a member of the Chapelle Debout collective said.

Footage posted on Twitter from inside the building's main dome showed hundreds of people waving papers in the air shouting "Black vests, black vests!" and "What do we want? Papers!"

The so-called "Black Vests" is a Gay Paree-based migrant association that takes its name from the "yellow vest" anti-government protest movement.

As they went inside, tourists were evacuated from the Pantheon, which is the final resting place of La Belle France's greatest non-military luminaries including the writers Voltaire, Victor Hugo and Emile Zola.

Outside, hundreds more were gathered under the watchful eyes of a heavy police presence.

In a statement, the Black Vest protesters said they wanted "papers and housing for everyone", describing themselves as "the undocumented, the voiceless and the faceless of the French Republic".

"We don't want to negotiate with the interior minister and his officials any more, we want to talk to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe now!" they wrote.

They stayed there for several hours until they were calmly evacuated through a back entrance at around 2:45 pm, AFP correspondents said.

"The Pantheon is a symbol of great men. Inside there are symbols representing the fight against slavery. We are fighting against modern-day slavery," said Laurent, an activist from French rights group Droits Devant.

"Many people have been living without rights for years. We have done this to ask the prime minister for an exceptional regularization. There has never been such a thing since (Francois) Mitterand took power" in 1981.

"It's about time we had one."

The "Black Vests" are known for staging headline-grabbing protests in support of the undocumented.

In June, they briefly occupied the headquarters of the Gay Paree-based Elior Group which works in contract catering and property.

And a month earlier, its activists occupied terminal 2F at the city's Charles De Gaulle airport against "Air La Belle France's collaboration" in the deportation of undocumented migrants colonists.

Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "undocumented": a BS, Newspeak concoction aimed at eliminating any thought or reason from the conversation.

Applied to other terms for perpetrators of illegal acts, this BS terminology would yield:

untitled possessor: car thief

uncertified practitioner: quack

unpermissioned partner: rapist
Posted by: Lex || 07/13/2019 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Aha haha hahahaha ! West africans dancing on the graves of Voltaire and Hugo ! The irony !

'The french are prisoners of their own idea of liberty.' - a preacher
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 2:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Lex, there's a historic article by George Orwell about this bureaucratized jargon. Very direct and scathing. He reviewed how his contemporary 'scholars' were also changing the english language to suit politicians' needs for vagueness and moral ambiguity.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 2:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Give them documents.

A document authorising a one way trip out of the country (and Europe).

Tolerating and aiding illegal migration should be punished.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2019 6:19 Comments || Top||

#5  get their biometrics


Render their "biometrics" moot.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/13/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#6  French citizens need “guns...lots of guns” and then declare open season on the feral animals
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/13/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#7  "I thus suppose myself arrived to Africa, surrounded by negroês, Hottentots, and other animals." —Voltaire, Traité de Métaphysique (1734)

"God offers Africa to Europe. Take it, in order to civilise its indigenous inhabitants."
- Victor Hugo


Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 14:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Politique! It's the tongue of the French,
Magnifique for a wench... but the trench?
"In our city of noor,
Let us eat," boom the poor,
"A bateau-load of pitiful tench."
Posted by: Woozle Clusomble8305 || 07/13/2019 16:50 Comments || Top||

#9  I think Rantburg is the underworld of contemporary political verse.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 17:02 Comments || Top||

#10  "With lime. And lots of big, hot chilis, please." Not that there's anything wrong with that. If store-bought pickle was less salty, I could live on it. Cue "Third Man Theme" on accordion.

Also, DarthVader, if that "STOP IT" the other day was for me, please confirm before commencing remote asphixiation or spontaneous computer combustion.
Posted by: Woozle Clusomble8305 || 07/13/2019 17:03 Comments || Top||


Albanian police arrest Russian ISIS fighter
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Russian national accused of fighting for ISIS against Syrian government forces was arrested in Albania and will be extradited to Russia, Albanian police said on Friday.

Police said the 34-year-old man, identified as RM, who was born in and a resident of Norilsk in Russia, entered Albania illegally after a court in Russia's Chechen Republic ruled in April 2015 he should be arrested for being part of a terrorist group.

"In June 2013, this citizen left Russia for Syria, joined the illegal gang named 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....
(ISIS) and was an active participant in fighting against government forces in Syria," a police statement said.

It added NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
member Albania's anti-terror unit had spent several months locating and identifying the Russian national wanted by Interpol Moscow. Increasing numbers of Russian and Ukrainian citizens visit Albania during the summer holidays.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Gibraltar police arrest two more officers of detained Iranian tanker, all four out on bail
[TWITTER]
Gibraltar releases Iranian tanker crew on bail

[FW] Police said the four crew members of the Grace 1 are still under investigation. Their release came as the UK said it would send a second naval frigate to the Persian Gulf amid escalating tensions with Iran.
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Iraq
Diyala clearance op launched, 4 Shiite paramilitaries kaboomed


Four Iraqi mobilization members wounded in Diyala blast

Diyala (Iraqinews.com) Four members of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces were maimed Friday in a kaboom that occurred in Diyala province, north of Iraq, local media reported.

Iraqi al-Madar agency quoted a security source saying that the PMF’s intelligence chief in Diyala and three lower-rank elements were maimed in an IED explosion in Diyala’s Saadiya region.

The incident comes a few hours after PMF and army forces launched an operation to clear northeastern Diyala from remnant 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....
cells.

Iraqi security operation launched to clear Diyala region from IS

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces launched on Friday an operation to clear areas in northeastern Diyala from Islamic State cells, local media reported days after authorities declared efforts to clear regions from the province westwards to the borders with Syria.

The Popular Mobilization Forces said in a statement that troops, backed by the Iraqi army and counter-terrorism units, launched an operation to purge Um Weis, northeast of Diyala, having detected an activity by Islamic State terrorists.
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6,000 protest on Gaza border; IDF deploys more Iron Dome batteries in south; 2 3 rockets fired from Gaza
[IsraelTimes] Army strengthens missile defenses as Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede, says it will avenge operative’s death; rioters throw rocks, bombs at soldiers on border; Egyptian delegation enters enclave.

The Israel Defense Forces on Friday deployed further batteries of the Iron Dome missile defense system in the south of the country as Hamas threatened to avenge the death of one of its members who was rubbed out a day earlier by troops in what the army characterized as "a misunderstanding."

"We do not accept the enemy’s apology for the killing of the martyr Mahmoud al-Adham, and we’ll avenge him. We give the Zionist enemy a week to implement the understandings," said senior Hamas official Fathi Hamad.
Oooooo! An ULTIMATUM!
Some 6,000 Paleostinians gathered on 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...
border for protests Friday afternoon, where some rioters hurled rocks as well as bombs at soldiers, Hebrew-language media reported.

The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry said 55 people were maimed, 33 of them by live fire, according to Channel 13.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
an Egyptian delegation entered the enclave on Friday afternoon in a bid to calm tensions, Hebrew-language media reported.

Mediators from Cairo have long worked to negotiate between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist terror group that rules Gaza, in a bid to prevent major outbreaks of violence.

2 rockets fired from Gaza toward southern Israel; no injuries reported

[IsraelTimes] The Israel Defense Forces said Friday evening that two rockets were fired from the Gazoo Strip toward southern Israel. No injuries were reported.

Rocket sirens were initially heard in Nir Yitzhak and Sufa ‐ two communities close to the border with the Gaza Strip ‐ and a rocket fall reported. The sirens sounded at approximately 10:00 p.m., sending residents rushing to bomb shelters.

Almost two hours later, the IDF said a second rocket was fired from the coastal enclave. The second projectile fell in an open area and did not trigger warning sirens.
Then from The Jerusalem Post just before midnight:
A third rocket had been fired on Gaza border communities from north of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian media reported on Friday evening.

IDF Spokesperson reported a rocket had been seen and as a result sirens were heard in open fields.

The IDF Spokesperson said that no sirens were heard in Gaza border communities as they were not in range of the rocket.
Congrats, Gazoo guys, you managed to hit the Earth this time. Still, I s’pose it’s better than the alternative — the second rocket apparently never left Gaza.
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10-year-old Palestinian said seriously wounded in West Bank clash with IDF
[IsraelTimes] Boy reportedly hit in head by rubber bullet during demonstration in Kafr Qaddum; IDF says riot control methods used against protesters who threw stones, burned tires.

A 10-year-old Paleostinian boy was said to be seriously maimed during a clash with the Israel Defense Forces at a violent demonstration against the security barrier in a West Bank village on Friday afternoon.

According to Haaretz, citing Paleostinian reports, the boy was hit in the head by a rubber bullet during the clash in the village of Kafr Qaddum, west of Nablus.
"Nice catch, Ali! Ooooohhh, nevermind"
The IDF confirmed to Haaretz that control methods were used to disperse violent demonstrators, but that live ammunition was not deployed.

"In response to a violent demonstration by some 60 Paleostinians, during which they burned tires and threw stones, soldiers used various means to disperse the protests, but not with live ammunition. The army received a report of a maimed person around ten years old," the statement read.

The incident came as the IDF prepared for possible violence on 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...
border Friday afternoon, a day after a member of Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, was rubbed out by troops in what the army characterized as "a misunderstanding."
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#1  10 year old? He should've been in the mosque memorizing the Koran.
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#2  "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...OW!"
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army soldiers, tanks gather in northwestern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recently carried out a counter-offensive against the jihadist rebels in northwestern Hama, seizing the town of Hamamiyat after a fierce battle with the bully boys.

Hamamiyat was initially captured by the jihadist rebels on Wednesday, but the Syrian Army’s counter-offensive on Thursday would put an end to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
’s progress in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

Following the capture of Hamamiyat, the Syrian Arab Army was filmed gathering inside the town.

The reason for the gathering is not necessarily known; however, there have been rumors of an imminent Syrian Arab Army attack in the coming days.
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Iran strikes opposition positions on border with Iraqi Kurdistan
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iran’s Revolutionary Guards used drones and missiles to strike the headquarters of a Kurdish turban group near Iran’s border with neighboring Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the Iranian semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.

"A large number of bad boyz were potted and maimed in the attacks that had started from Wednesday to target terrorist headquarters and their training camps," said the agency, citing a statement from the Guards.

A report from Tasnim in Arabic and a tweet in English from Iran’s Press TV described the strikes as taking place on the Iraqi side of the border. However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
the full statement in Farsi said only that the strikes had taken place along the border.

The statement said the strikes were launched in retaliation for recent attacks by the group that killed at least five members of the Guards in northwest and western Iran.

FREQUENT FESTIVITIES
"The Iraqi Kurdistan government is expected to take Iran’s warnings seriously and not allow Death Eaters to use its territory as a shelter to train, organize and endanger Iran’s sustainable security by carrying out terrorist attacks," the statement said.

"The Guards ... will respond harshly to any aggression against Iran’s security."

There are frequent festivities in the area between Iranian security forces and Iranian Kurdish turban groups based in neighboring Iraq, such as the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), accused by Tehran of having links to Kurdish PKK Lions of Islam in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...

The Jerusalem Post adds:
Iran’s Tasnim that says Iran’s IRGC used its new UAV or drone unit to strike at the Kurds. The report claims that this shows how successful Iran’s drone technology has become. Tasnim says that the Qods Mohajer-6 or M-6, called the “Migrant” in Farsi, was used. It is a high-tech drone that has precision-guided munitions and is supposed to be the latest generation, similar to other high-tech drones in the West. It was unveiled in 2017 and declared operation in 2018.
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Regime airstrikes kill 10 civilians in Idlib
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least 10 non-combatants were killed Friday in Syrian regime Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in the country’s northwest, including three children, a war monitor said. Another 45 civilians were maimed in the strikes across the bad boy-held Idlib region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Those killed included three people in Idlib city, which until Friday had been spared strikes by the regime and its Russian ally since they stepped up bombardment of the region more than two months ago.

"It’s the first time that the raids hit the centre of Idlib, after being confined until now to its suburbs," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

Last month a civilian was killed in an airstrike on the outskirts of the regional capital, considered the stronghold of Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
(HTS). The group in January took full administrative control of the Idlib region, home to three million people, although other bad boy groups and rebel factions are also present.

Russian and regime aircraft have ramped up strikes on Idlib since the end of April, killing more than 580 civilians. Rebel and bad boy fire has killed 45 civilians over the same period, according to Observatory figures.

Friday’s airstrikes hit residential buildings in one of the city’s largest squares, Sabaa Bahrat, an AFP photographer said. Ambulances were dispatched to the scene to tend to the victims, he added.

Meanwhile in neighbouring Hama province, six children were maimed by opposition fire in the regime-held area of Karnaz.

Fierce festivities have raged in the northern sliver of Hama province in recent days, with at least 22 fighters killed Friday, according to the Observatory.

At least 10 regime fighters and a dozen snuffies and allied rebels were killed in the battle near the village of Hamameyat and its strategic hilltop.

Regime forces retook the area in the north of Hama province overnight into Friday after relentless fighting, according to the Britannia-based war monitor.

The latest figures bring to more than 120 the number of fighters killed since Wednesday evening, when Hamameyat was seized by rebels and bad boys.

The recent uptick in violence has forced 330,000 people to flee their homes, according to the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
Syria’s war has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests.
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Home Front: Culture Wars
Protesters tear down the US Flag and replace it with a Mexican flag at ICE facility
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