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Afghanistan
Afghan forces conduct 108 joint, special ops and 35 airstrikes in past 24 hours: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces conducted 108 Joint and Special Operations against the hard boy groups in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the security forces conducted 11 joint and 97 special operations to suppress the hard boy groups.

Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 35 Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s to support the ground forces during the operations.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the operations in Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Badghis, Pashtun-infested Logar, Zabul, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Paktiya, Balkh, Kandahar, 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..
, Zabul, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
, Kunduz and Takhar provinces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the precinct house, Fat Tony demanded his rosco back. He didn't say please...
the defense ministry said the security forces killed 83 hard boyz and maimed 17 others during the same operations.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the coalition forces also provided support to the Afghan cops during the operations.

The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the operations so far.
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US Special Forces Soldier Killed In Faryab
We now have a name and a face (see photo of the sergeant major at the link) to go with this report from a few days ago. Rest in peace, sir, with our thanks for all you volunteered to do.
[ToloNews] Sartor was from Teague, Texas, and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado.

A decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat in Afghanistan, the US military officials said Sunday.

James G. Ryan Sartor, 40, was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, front man for the US Army Special Operations Command said as quoted by AP.

He joined the Army in 2001 as an infantryman and had deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a statement from Bymer.

Sartor had received more than two dozen awards and decorations and will posthumously receive a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

"We're incredibly saddened to learn of Sgt. Maj. James 'Ryan' Sartor's passing in Afghanistan. Ryan was a beloved warrior who epitomized the quiet professional," Col. Brian R. Rauen, commander of the 10th Special Forces Group, said in a statement. "He led his Soldiers from the front and his presence will be terribly missed."

A statement from the Department of Defense said Sartor was injured by enemy small arms fire.

Bymer said he couldn't provide any further details about the circumstances that led to Sartor's death. The incident is under investigation.

A day earlier, in a telephone interview with The News Agency that Dare Not be Named, Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
front man Zabihullah Mujahed said the murderous Moslem group was behind the killing.

Mujahed said two US service personnel were killed when Talibs attacked a tank in Sayed Abad district of central Wardak province, barely 70 kilometers south of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Sartor's death was the only one reported by US officials, and the Taliban often exaggerate their claims.
Khaama Press adds:
Pentagon in a statement said Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

The statement further added “Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas, died July 13, 2019, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  God will bless you. We have the watch.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 07/16/2019 0:17 Comments || Top||


11 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces raids and airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed at least 11 Talibs by conducting Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s and special operations in various parts of the country.

The informed military officials said Monday that airstrikes killed 4 Talibs in Sangin district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

The officials further added an airstrike killed 1 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighter in Ghorak district of Kandahar.

Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 6 Talibs during an operation in Chora district of Uruzgan.

The officials also added that the Special Forces maimed a Taliban hard boy and destroyed a large IED cache in Bala Boluk district of Farah.

The Special Forces also destroyed an IED, a small weapons cache and detained a hard boy in Allabad district of Kunduz, Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar and Orgun district of Paktiya.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Roadside Bomb Blast In Kandahar Kills Nine Civilians
[ToloNews] The explosion happened in Darzab village in Khakrez district of the southern province of Kandahar.

At least nine non-combatants were killed and 18 others maimed in a kaboom in Kandahar Province on Monday afternoon, the provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat said.

Hayat told TOLOnews that the earth-shattering kaboom happened at around 2 pm Kabul time in Darzab area in Khakrez district of the province.

He said the roadside kaboom hit a truck which was carrying civilians.

Eyewitnesses said some women were also among the victims.

Hayat said that those maimed in the earth-shattering kaboom were taken to Mirwais Hospital in the province.

Hayat claimed that the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
is behind the incident.

Taliban has not commented on the report.

This comes after a sharp rise in civilian casualties in the ongoing violence in the country. Recently attacks claimed by the Taliban in Kabul, Ghazni and Badghis provinces left dozens of civilians dead many others maimed.
Khaama Press adds:
Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said the earth-shattering kaboom killed 9 civilians and maimed 34 others.

Furthermore, Gen. Tadin Khan blamed the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group for pursuing violence and planting the improvised bomb.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Balkh province: 2 kids kaboomed, 87 Talibs toes up this week


Roadside bomb explosion kills 2 children in Balkh province

[KhaamaPress] An Improvised Explosive Device explosion claimed the lives of two children in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said an Improvised Explosive Device planted by enemies went off in Chahabar Bolak district killing two children.

The statement further added that the earth-shattering kaboom took place in Khanabad area of the district.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the children were playing in the area when the IED went off.

The anti-government armed turbans including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented regarding the incident so far.

87 Taliban militants killed in Balkh province in past one week: 209th Shaheen Corps

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops have killed 87 Talibs during the operations which they conducted in northern Balkh province in past one week.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted major offensives in Chemtal, Chahar Bolak, Balkh and Dawlatabad districts in past one week.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 87 Lions of Islam including 22 of their commanders during the operations.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces also maimed 77 Talibs including 17 of their commanders.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces 7 Lions of Islam during the same operations.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the pastor had finally been wrestled from the pulpit.
Y'got the wrong guy! he yelled just before Sergeant Malone's billy club landed...

the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces also cleared vast swathes of Balkh province from the presence of Lions of Islam and defused 20 improvised bombs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Jesus said something about not messing with kids.
What he promised the perps was pretty lame. Because he wasn't a father. Give those guys to half a dozen fathers.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 07/16/2019 0:20 Comments || Top||


Taliban weapons facilitator arrested in Uruzgan, dozens of boxes of Dshk ammunition seized
[KhaamaPress] The security forces arrested a suspected turban who was facilitating weapons and munitions supply to Talibs in Uruzgan province.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the security forces arrested Hekmatullah, the weapons controller of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in Tarin Kot city.

The statement further added that the security forces arrested Hekmatullah on Sunday evening.

The interior ministry also added that Hekmatullah was attempting to smuggle dozens of boxes of Dshk ammunition to Talibs.

Furthermore, the interior ministry said the security forces also discovered a large quantity of ammunition from the house of Hekmatullah.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the arrest of the group’s weapons controller so far.

The security situation in Uruzgan province has tanked during the recent months.
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#1  Dshk
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/16/2019 15:43 Comments || Top||


Special Forces storm important Taliban compound in Ghazni province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces stormed an important Taliban
...Arabic for students...
compound in Ghazni province.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces stormed the Taliban compound in Andar district of Ghazni.

The statement further added that the Special Forces discovered and destroyed a large cache of weapons and munitions.

Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed an 82mm mortar, 2000 rounds of ammunition, 100 kgs of explosives, 25 remote controls, 30 mine fuses and 15 pressure plates.

The Special Operations Corps also added that Special Forces also destroyed some other IED making equipment.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.
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Afghan, U.S. airstrikes kill dozens of Taliban militants in Ghazni, Wardak: 203rd Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan and U.S. forces conducted a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in Ghazni and Wardak provinces killing dozens of turbans.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement the Afghan and U.S. forces conducted airstrikes in Tangi area of Andar district in Ghazni which killed 15 Talibs.

The statement further added that the airstrikes also maimed 3 Talibs and destroyed a vehicle of the enemy.

Furthermore, the U.S. forces conducted airstrikes in Jaghatoo district of Wardak province which killed 25 Talibs.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
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Special Forces destroy large IED, weapons caches of Taliban in Ghazni and Herat provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces destroyed large caches of weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Ghazni 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...
province.

The informed military officials said Monday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Deh Yak district of Ghazni and destroyed a large IED and Weapons cache including 4 Grenades, 22 IEDs, 1 Mortar and 1 RPG Warhead.

Furthermore, the Special Operations Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces discovered and destroyed a large weapons cache of Taliban in Shindand district of Herat.

The statement further added that the Special Forces destroyed the cache in Zeerkoh Village of Shindand.
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42 Taliban militants killed, wounded in U.S. airstrikes in Paktiya province
[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in south-eastern Patkiya province killing or wounding at least 42 Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the U.S. forces conducted the airstrikes in Sayyid Karam district.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 32 Talibs and maimed 10 others.

The Talibs have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


12 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Paktiya, Ghazni: 203rd Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed, maimed at least 12 Talibs during the operations in Paktiya and Ghazni.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the security forces killed 5 forces of Evil during a patrol in Jani Khel district of Paktiya province.

The statement further added that the security forces also maimed 5 others during the same operation.

Furthermore, the security forces killed 2 Talibs during a separate operation in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province.

The security forces also discovered and defused 11 improvised bombs during the operations in Paktiya and Ghazni.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS-K militant among 5 killed in Paktiya, Nangarhar airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in Paktiya and 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..
provinces which killed at least 5 hard boys.

The informed military officials said Monday that an airstrike killed 2 Talibs in Sayyid Karam district of Paktiya.

The officials further added that a similar airstrike kill 2 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters in Gardez district of Paktiya.

Furthermore, an airstrike killed 1 ISIS Khurasan hard boy in Khugyani district of Nangarhar province.

The anti-government armed elements including Taliban and ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Afghan radio station shuts down after threats by suspected Taliban
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban
...Arabic for students...
commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday.

The incident comes as the Taliban are discussing a peace deal with the United States that could see them re-joining mainstream society, and that has brought new scrutiny of their attitudes to issues like women’s rights and the media.

The private radio station, Samaa, has been broadcasting political, religious, social and entertainment programs in the central province of Ghazni since 2013.

Its 13 employees, including three women presenters, broadcast in Afghanistan’s two main languages - Dari and Pashto.

The radio station’s director, Ramez Azimi, said Taliban commanders in the area had sent written warnings and telephoned in, to tell the radio station to stop employing women.

"The Taliban also came to my house and issued a threat," Azimi said.

He said the threats had forced him to suspend broadcasts.

Taliban front man Zabihullah Mujahid denied that a Taliban commander had issued the threats.

"We are trying to find details," said Mujahid.

The Taliban say many people falsely identify themselves as Taliban, often in the course of private disputes.

Several districts of Ghazni are under Taliban control.

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Arabia
Saudi forces intercept Houthi drone targeting Khamis Mushait
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
said its forces were able to intercept a 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 which targeted civilian areas in the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait.

Saudi Arabia’s air defenses also destroyed a second Houthi drone in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i airspace heading for Saudi territories.

The attacks came on Monday as the Yemeni army carried out a military operation on the positions of the Houthi militia in Hajjah to regain control of some military positions east of the Harad district.

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Kuwait conducts investigation to detect new members of Muslim Brotherhood cell
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kuwait has said they are conducting an ongoing investigation in order to detect new members of a Death Eater cell linked to the banned Moslem Brüderbund group, according to a statement on Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

The statement comes just days after local Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper revealed that arrested members of the Moslem Brüderbund Death Eater cell in Kuwait were involved in the liquidation of Egypt’s former Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat in 2015.

The newspaper also said that wanted suspects of the cell who were not captured had fled Kuwait to Doha and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
The statement on Monday also confirmed that Kuwait has extradited eight members of the cell back to Egypt in accordance with the bilateral agreements between the two countries.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Europe
282 Held over Unrest in France after Algeria Football Win
Follow up to this report from a few days ago.
[AnNahar] A total of 282 people were arrested in La Belle France after unrest following the Algerian football team's qualification for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, the interior ministry said Monday.

Riotous celebrations erupted around the country after Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-final. The arrests were made nationwide on Sunday evening, the ministry said.

Some of the arrests were also linked to unrest surrounding events marking La Belle France's national day celebrations on Sunday.

Unruly scenes erupted in Gay Paree, Marseille and Lyon. Fifty people were arrested in the French capital and there were incidents between football fans and police on the Champs-Elysees avenue.

Dozens of cars were torched overnight in the eastern city of Lyon.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Monday congratulated police and firemen for their "speedy reaction and professionalism which contained the violence and to the perpetrators" being apprehended.

Of those arrested, 249 people were in jug.

Last Thursday, when Algeria defeated Ivory Coast to reach the semi-finals, fans went on the rampage in central Gay Paree, looting shops.

On the same day in the southern city of Montpellier, an Algerian football supporter celebrating his team's win lost control of his car at high speed and ran into a family, killing a woman and seriously injuring her baby.

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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  soccer?? doesn't trip my trigger. I been kicked in the "NADS" more trying to play that FARCE of a so-called game, more than any. I WILL PASS,IMO
Posted by: rature || 07/16/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Metric Football
Posted by: Frank G || 07/16/2019 12:24 Comments || Top||

#3  What if they'd lost? Lock up your wives and daughters.
Posted by: jpal || 07/16/2019 17:06 Comments || Top||


EU agrees sanctions against Turkey for drilling off Cyprus
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union officials on Monday agreed political and financial sanctions against The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
after Ankara went ahead with drilling operations off Cyprus despite repeated warnings, European diplomats said.

"The conclusions on Turkey have been adopted and they will be made public in the coming hours," the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told news hounds after a meeting with members states’ foreign ministers.

The details are not due to be published until 10:00 pm (2000 GMT), but the most serious measure is understood to be a cut of 145.8 million euros ($164 million) in the European funds allocated to Turkey for 2020.

The European Investment Bank has been asked to revisit the conditions set out for providing financial support to Ankara, according to several European sources.

The EU is also expected to downgrade its dialogue with Turkey, without cutting it off completely.
And one senior European diplomat added: "It has not be ruled out that targeted sanctions be adopted at some time or other."

The EU last month warned Turkey it could face sanctions if it did not cease what the bloc called "illegal" drilling in Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone.

Last week, diplomats began discussing what measures to impose.

Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraq
PMF apprehend 2 Islamic State Leaders in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews) The Popular Mobilization Forces "PMF" (al-Hashd al-Shaabi) announced, on Monday, apprehending two Leaders 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....
terrorist group in Kirkuk Province.

The paramilitary militia revealed, in a statement, that ajoint forces from the intelligence of the northern axis, 61st brigade and the Ministry of Interior’s Intelligence forces managed to apprehend two leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group, in Kirkuk Province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad bomb and bullet bulletin: 2 jacket wallahs get 22, car bomb dismantled


Twin suicide blasts kill two people, wound 20 in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – At least two Iraqi people were killed and 20 others injured in a suicide bombing near a Shiite mosque in southwestern Baghdad, a security source said Monday.

Speaking to the Arabic-language Baghdad Today news website, the source said that two suicide bombers blew themselves up near Abul Fadhel al-Abbas mosque in al-Malef district in southwestern Baghdad, leaving at least two people dead and 20 others injured.

The death toll is expected to rise, the source added.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
Al Arabiya adds:
Doctors at the capital’s al-Yarmuk hospital gave a casualty toll of five dead and 14 maimed.

Iraqi security forces dismantle explosive vehicle in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews) A police source informed, on Monday, that Iraqi security forces seized a booby-trapped vehicle in eastern Baghdad, while indicated that the bomb squad is working to dismantle it.

In a press statement, the source said, “Today, security forces discovered a booby-trapped vehicle parked on the roadside, in al-Na’ireya area, in eastern the capital, Baghdad.

“Bomb squad is now working to dismantle it,” the source added on condition of anonymity.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security forces kill eight terrorists in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi joint force killed on Monday eight faceless myrmidons during a security operation in Salahuddin province, a police chief said.

Speaking to the privately-owned Alghad Press website, Salahuddin Police Chief Maj. Gen. Kandil al-Jabouri said that a joint force, backed by the U.S.-led international coalition warplanes, carried out a security operation in the Siniya island, west of Salahuddin province.

"The troops managed to kill eight faceless myrmidons and destroyed an armored vehicle during the operation," al-Jabouri said.

He added that the security operation is still going on to pursue other terrorists.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrests Palestinian woman with knife in her purse near Hebron settlement
[IsraelTimes] Israeli soldiers arrested a Paleostinian woman outside the Jewish settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday after finding a knife in her purse, the Israel Defense Forces said.

"A Paleostinian woman aroused the suspicions of IDF soldiers who were guarding a military post in the Jewish settlement of Hebron. Following a search, a knife was found in her bag," the army said.

"The suspect was arrested and has been handed over to security forces for questioning," the military said.
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Southeast Asia
Thai police seize over a ton of crystal meth in raids
That seems an awful lot...
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Police in Thailand say they’ve seized over a ton of crystal methamphetamine in a series of drug raids.

Police said in statements issued Sunday and Monday that they’ve also seized over 10 million methamphetamine tablets this month.

They said they arrested eight people for trafficking over 5 million methamphetamine pills, 600 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 15.4 kilograms of heroin and 51 kilograms of ketamine. The drugs were discovered Friday in a pickup truck hidden under fruit baskets and at a trafficker’s home.

Police said they seized 459 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine last week that they suspect originated from neighboring Myanmar. The drugs were found in the back of a pickup truck covered under a large green canvas.

Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Drugs, drugs everywhere. Pandemic of today.
Posted by: Dale || 07/16/2019 4:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Penalty for drug trafficking is a bit harsh in Thailand by American standards. Then again they don't suffer prison overcrowding. Just saying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/16/2019 14:57 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
United Arab Emirates oil tanker vanishes after drifting into Iranian waters
[Times of Israel] Tracking data shows an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz drifted off into Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location over two days ago, raising concerns Tuesday about its status amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US.

It isn't clear what happened to the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Riah late on Saturday night.

However, its last position showed it pointing toward Iran. Oil tankers have previously been targeted as the Persian Gulf region took center stage in a crisis over Iran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

The concern about the Riah comes as Iran continues its own high-pressure campaign over its nuclear program after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the accord over a year ago.

The Riah, a 58-meter (190-foot) oil tanker, typically made trips from Dubai and Sharjah on the UAE's west coast before going through the strait and heading to Fujairah on the UAE's east coast. However, something happened to the vessel after 11 p.m. on Saturday, according to tracking data.

Capt. Ranjith Raja of the data firm Refinitiv told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the tanker hadn't switched off its tracking in three months of trips around the UAE.

"That is a red flag," Raja said.
no shit?
Iranian officials have not said anything publicly about the ship, nor have officials in the UAE. The US Navy's 5th Fleet, which oversees Mideast waters, declined to immediately comment.

The ship's registered owner, Dubai-based Prime Tankers LLC, told the AP it had sold the ship to another company called Mouj Al-Bahar. A man who answered a telephone number registered to the firm told the AP it didn't own any ships.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/16/2019 09:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "Drifted" or "encouraged"?
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/16/2019 10:11 Comments || Top||

#2  There's no mention of a distress call. That's... odd.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 07/16/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Pirates with jammers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/16/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#4 

Mouj-Al-bahar, registered (2006) in Sharjah, buys used ships and scr@ps them. Also sells scr@p and run-down ship material to traders. Also, some connection to Pakistan.

Maybe someone took advantage of the standoff ? Iran did it by proxy using traitors in the UAE ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/16/2019 11:09 Comments || Top||

#5  What the hell ?! Scrap is a bad word ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/16/2019 11:10 Comments || Top||

#6  ....Heard about this early yesterday- looks like the IRGC 'encouraged ' the ship to change course into Iranian waters...where it was then seized for violating Iranian waters.

The IRGC is bound and determined to get some hostages, and they don't care who they are at this point.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/16/2019 11:52 Comments || Top||

#7  An Emirates oil tanker doesn't simply drift into Iranian waters. This is the work of the sand people no doubt.
Posted by: jpal || 07/16/2019 12:03 Comments || Top||

#8  What the hell ?! Scrap is a bad word ?

Oy, agreed, mate. 'S'crap, 's'all that is...
eh wot?
Posted by: Lex || 07/16/2019 12:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Another possibility - turned of transponder and went to Iran to pick up a cheap but banned load of oil to resell elsewhere, & transponder will be repaired once the delivery is made.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/16/2019 14:00 Comments || Top||

#10  Glen may have nailed it.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/16/2019 14:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Bingo.
Posted by: Lex || 07/16/2019 14:25 Comments || Top||

#12  Facebook Page of the company that claims to own no ships but has a big fat ship on the FBook page.

People who are 'liking' the posts are Pakistanis who live in the port city of Karachi.

https://www.facebook.com/mouj.co/?tn-str=k*F
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/16/2019 15:12 Comments || Top||

#13  map
Posted by: newc || 07/16/2019 17:12 Comments || Top||


French-Iranian academic arrested in Iran
The traditional hostage taking continues apace, now adding a Frenchwoman to the Iranian collection.
[IsraelTimes] A French-Iranian academic based at Gay Paree’s prestigious Sciences Po university has been arrested in Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and denied contact with consular staff, the French foreign ministry says.

"La Belle France calls on the Iranian authorities to shed full light on Mrs. (Fariba) Adelkhah’s situation and repeats its demands, particularly with regard to an immediate authorization for consular access," it says in a statement.

Foreign-based Iranian media report Adelkhah, an anthropologist, was arrested on suspicion of espionage.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Still using the old Barbary Pirates playbook - take hostages, demand Jizya.
Posted by: Vespasian Spavique4524 || 07/16/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Gee, think I'll take a nice vacation in North Korea or Iran. What could go wrong?
Posted by: jpal || 07/16/2019 12:25 Comments || Top||



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