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Four Ukraine regions controlled by Russia and pro-Moscow forces have started door to door referendums on Friday on joining Russia
Saturday September 24th, 2022

Diana Rigg 622.
Iranian embassy in Baghdad denies allegations that Tehran had canceled the Iranian residency of prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr
Al-Khazali: al-Sudani is ready
to give up his candidacy to end the crisis
Turkish aircraft target forces affiliated
with PKK in Sinjar, which isn't in Turkey
ISWAP Claims Responsibility For
Attack On Nigerian Police Checkpoint In Edo
Nigerian Army Arrests Two Suspected
Terrorists Withdrawing N14Million Inside A Bank
ISWAP Terrorist Group Says It Killed Two Nigerian Soldiers During Attack On Military Checkpoint In Ex-Army Chief, Buratai's Town
Second woman who sabotaged the Dakota
Access Pipeline is sentenced to six years in prison

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#1  One of my first crush way back then...

Fond memories...
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#2  We never did see Mr. Peel.
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#3  In her leather catsuit...Rowr!
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#4  Beautiful woman, Crappy gun handling. Seems to go hand in hand.
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#5  Gorgeous and she always seemed to be very classy as well. Unattainable, of course, for dorky little junior high school boys but she did set a certain standard.
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#6  Mature beauty & competence. 'Women Power' that wasn't Crazy.
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Afghanistan
Daily Evacuation Brief September 24, 2022
[AfghanDigest] LAST 24 HOURS
  • RUMORS OF IRAN & AL-QAEDA COLLABORATION — A source in the Ministry of the Interior claims that the Taliban are overhearing rumors that Iran is in talks with representatives of al-Qaeda to discuss cooperation against ISIS-K in the country. The source claimed Taliban Minister of the Interior Haqqani seems to be taking the rumors seriously and even ridiculed one of his staff member’s suggestions that Iran would not work with Sunni organizations. He has reportedly asked an unidentified Saudi Arabian businessman in Tehran to urge the Iranian government to speak directly to the Taliban about such matters. The source went on to say that Haqqani voiced concerns that such a move would invite future American drone attacks.

  • NO QUDS ALONG THE BORDER — The Afghan Digest previously reported that security force vehicles along the Iranian border may have belonged to the Quds forces. However, a local source has confirmed that the markings on the vehicles do not belong to the Quds forces. Rather, the reinforcing troops appear to be from varied Iranian military units.

CONFLICT TRACKER
Logar: The Afghanistan Patriotic Front (APF) launched an attack in the Khawaja Ali Shahr district, killing 4 Talibs. Among the dead is thought to be Maulvi Mohammad Nasim Hanfiar, a Taliban commander who has been accused of atrocities. A source claims the attack was provoked by Marshal Dostum’s recent call for the country to rise against the Taliban, especially given that Logar province has been relatively peaceful since the Taliban takeover.

NEXT 24 HOURS
SHOPKEEPERS’ STRIKE CONTINUES — A strike by local business leaders in the Urgun district of Paktika province is leading to food shortages among the local populace. The business community’s strike will enter its fourth day with no signs of wavering. They are protesting increases in rent and property taxes that they say have been levied by the Taliban (Note: it is not clear who is actually directly responsible for the rent increases). Local sources claim the tax rates have gone up by 1,000 percent. If the Taliban attempt to break the strike by force, violence could result.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/24/2022 00:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


Footage shows smoke plumes rising after reports of an explosion in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul


A car packed with explosives blew up outside a mosque attended by Taliban
...Arabic for students...
members in the Afghan capital, killing at least seven people minutes after Friday prayers had ended, the interior ministry said.

The explosion occurred in front of Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, not far from the fortified former Green Zone that housed several embassies before the Taliban seized power in August last year.

The mosque is now often attended by senior Taliban commanders and fighters.

Interior ministry front man Abdul Nafy Takor told AFP that at least seven people had been killed and 41 others were maimed, including children.

"The explosion occurred when worshippers were heading home," Takor said, adding the explosives were placed in a car.

Unverified images posted on social media showed a mangled car engulfed in fire on a road outside the mosque.

No group has so far claimed the attack.

In 2020, a bomb destroyed the same mosque, killing its imam.

While overall violence has significantly dropped across Afghanistan since the war ended with the Taliban's return to power, there have been regular kabooms in Kabul and other cities.

Several mosques and holy mans have been targeted in these attacks, some claimed by the jihadist 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....
group.
The Afghan Digest adds:
Initial reports indicate the device used was a magnetic mine. The Grand Mosque in Wazir Akbar Khan, an upscale neighborhood in Kabul, has been attacked by ISIS-K several times in recent years, but no group has claimed credit for this attack yet.
Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


Africa North
Violent Clashes Erupt in Libyan Capital. As usual.
Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Moroccan court has sentenced a French drug boss to 20 years in prison on a string of narcotics charges


Sofiane Hambli had skipped bail in La Belle France in March last year while on trial over an alleged cannabis shipment, but he was re-arrested in October in a Morocco hospital where he was being treated for a face injury.

The 46-year-old is believed to be one of the biggest importers of cannabis to La Belle France and has a long criminal record and a history of escaping from detention.

On Friday, a court official confirmed reports by news site Hespress that a Rabat court had sentenced Hambli, who is of Algerian origin, to 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

The charges included "international drug trafficking," "money laundering" and "forcible detention" in Morocco, the official told AFP.

Hespress said he was tossed in the clink
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in a prison near Rabat "under high security."

Hambli remains wanted in La Belle France on further charges of importing tons of cannabis, but Moroccan authorities have refused to extradite him, according to Moroccan media.

Hambli had been the target of an Interpol red notice last year on the request of the French authorities, after he failed to show up for a hearing on accusations he had organized the import of four tons of cannabis.

The Gay Pareeien newspaper reported at the time that he made €2.5 million (then $2.8 million) from the transaction, accusations denied by his lawyer Hugues Vigier.

Hambli is also known to have been an informant for La Belle France’s anti-narcotics police and was involved in the import of seven tons of cannabis in a 2015 operation.
Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Africa Subsaharan
ISWAP Terrorists Announce Presence In South-West Nigeria, Claim Responsibility For Attack On Police Vehicle In Ondo
[SAHARAREPORTERS] 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....
-backed faction of Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād says its men attacked a police vehicle in Ondo State.

According to ISWAP in a statement seen by SaharaReporters, the attack which was carried out by "soldiers of the caliphate" occurred in Ipele, Owo Local Government Area of the state.

It claimed the fighters targeted an operational vehicle of the police with machine guns, which led to its damage. The group was however silent on if there was a casualty or not.

The attack if truly executed by ISWAP could be a hint that the terror group is making an incursion into the South Western part of Nigeria.

ISWAP had claimed expansion into Abuja, Kogi, and Taraba in the last six months.

In May 2022, the group said it was behind a kaboom that rocked the ancient town, Kabba in the Kogi West Senatorial District.

Kabba is the headquarters of the Kabba/Bunnu LGA and the people speak a dialect of Yoruba called Owe.

The town is less than 10 minutes from Akunnu-Akoko and Ajowa-Akoko in Ondo State and less than 20 minutes from Omuo in Ekiti State.

When SaharaReporters called Funmilayo Odunlami, spokesperson for Ondo State Police Command, she did not answer nor return the calls.

A text message sent to her mobile line had not been replied to at the time of this report.

The turbans were said to have detonated explosives in the church after which they proceeded to fire shots at the congregation.

The Nigerian government swiftly said the attack was likely carried out by ISWAP but the state government said it had reservations about the claim.

Interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola, told journalists after a National Security Council meeting that "we have been able to locate the imprints of the perpetrators of that attack and from all indications, we are zeroing in on the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP)."

On August 9, Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff said button men behind the attack have been arrested.
Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under: ISWAP


ISWAP Terrorist Group Says It Killed Two Nigerian Soldiers During Attack On Military Checkpoint In Ex-Army Chief, Buratai's Town
[SAHARAREPORTERS] The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, has claimed that its fighters killed two soldiers during an attack on a military checkpoint in Buratai village, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

Buratai is the country home of a former Chief of Army Staff and Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Yusuf Buratai.

The community is situated some 215km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

ISWAP in a statement sighted by SaharaReporters on Friday said two soldiers were killed while others were injured during an attack on a checkpoint in the community during the week.

The terrorist group also claimed responsibility for a September 17 bomb attack targeting a Nigerian army patrol on the road linking the towns of Damboa and Maiduguri, also in Borno State.

Since the death of JAS leader, Abubakar Shekau, ISWAP has been consolidating its grip in locations around Lake Chad.

The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of hundreds of Boko Haram fighters under Shekau.

The Nigerian army has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency has been largely defeated.

Meanwhile, the terrorists have caused the death of thousands of people and displacement of millions of others mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states.
Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10812 views] Top|| File under: ISWAP


Nigerian Army Arrests Two Suspected Terrorists Withdrawing N14Million Inside A Bank
Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


ISWAP Claims Responsibility For Attack On Nigerian Police Checkpoint In Edo
[SAHARAREPORTERS] The latest claim by ISWAP comes a few hours after it said its men attacked a police vehicle in Ondo State.

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....
-backed faction of Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād has grabbed credit for an attack on a police checkpoint in Edo State.

According to ISWAP in a post, seen by SaharaReporters, the attack occurred in the state on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

It added that a policeman was killed during the attack.

Edo is in the South-South region of Nigeria.

The latest claim by ISWAP comes a few hours after it said its men attacked a police vehicle in Ondo State.

The attack was carried out by "soldiers of the caliphate" occurred in Ipele, Owo Local Government Area of the state, the terror group said.

The attacks on the police checkpoints in Edo and Ondo States by ISWAP could be a hint that the group is moving towards the Southern part of Nigeria.

ISWAP had claimed expansion into Abuja, Kogi, and Taraba in the last six months.

In May 2022, the group said it was behind a kaboom that rocked the ancient town, Kabba in the Kogi West Senatorial District.

Kabba is the headquarters of the Kabba/Bunnu LGA and the people speak a dialect of Yoruba called Owe.

The town is less than 10 minutes from Akunnu-Akoko and Ajowa-Akoko in Ondo State and less than 20 minutes from Omuo in Ekiti State
Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10805 views] Top|| File under: ISWAP


Arabia
At least two wounded due to explosive device detonation in Jawf province
[HODHODYEMENNEWS] At least two citizens were injured on Thursday by an explosion of projectiles from the remnants of the Saudi-led coalition forces’ weapons in Khub Washa’af district of Jawf province.

A local source in the province reported that the citizen Mujahid Muhammad Naji Al-Farajah, 18, and the citizen Turki Naji Al-Faraja, 19, were injured by shrapnel, as a result of the explosion of a projectile left behind by the coalition in Al-Sha`af area in Khub Washa’af district.

The source pointed out that the war remnants of the coalition, including mines and shells, have killed and wounded many people from the districts and travelers during the last period.

Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


UAE-backed separatists continue to mobilise troops in Hadhramaut
[HODHODYEMENNEWS] The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) has continued to mobilise its supporters in Hadhramaut province to demonstrate against the First Military Region’s forces and to pave the way for its forces to control the oil sources.

Qatn city in Hadhramaut valley witnessed on Thursday evening a mass rally to demand the departure of the First Military Region forces affiliated with Islah Party (Brotherhood of 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...
), the replacement of the "Hadhrami Elite" forces and the formation of the so-called "Hadhramaut Defense" forces.

The demonstrations coincide with intensive moves by the STC to control the Hadhramaut and Mahrah provinces, eastern Yemen.

Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10807 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Large explosion rocks occupied Yemeni city of Lawdar
[HODHODYEMENNEWS] A violent mostly peaceful explosion rocked the city of Lawdar in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
province, southern 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...
, which is under the control of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia since early September, local sources said on Friday.

According to the sources, the blast took place at the entrance to the city of Lawdar, and it was heard across residential neighborhoods.

Plumes of smoke were seen rising from the scene, the sources said., adding that the cause of the earth-shattering kaboom was unknown. No material and human casualties have been reported so far.

Residents expected that the earth-shattering kaboom to be a result of an attack on a checkpoint belonging to the "Security Belt forces ", which took control of the city during the first weeks of September.

The UAE-backed militia has been launching a campaign to uproot the Islah military brigades in Abyan and pursue so-called "terrorist elements in the mountainous areas of the Mudiyah district, where the STC militia has suffered heavy losses due to improvised bombs planted in the district.

Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Armenia and Azerbaijan accuse each other of opening fire, breaking a fragile ceasefire
Posted by: Fred || 09/24/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies


Iraq
Turkish aircraft target forces affiliated with PKK in Sinjar, which isn't in Turkey
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Shin Bet nabs Gaza-directed Hamas cell allegedly behind West Bank shooting attacks
[IsraelTimes] Security agency says ’military squad’ fired at vehicles under direction of terror operatives in enclave; Paleostinian teen held for separate shooting attack at Israeli settlement

Israeli security forces arrested an alleged Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terrorist cell responsible for a shooting attack on Israeli cars in the northern West Bank earlier this month, the Shin Bet security service revealed Friday.

In the attack during the pre-dawn hours of September 9, an Israeli man was lightly injured after shots were fired at his vehicle as he drove near the Paleostinian village of Huwara.

The Shin Bet said the Hamas cell, directed by members of the terror group in 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, fired at least 11 bullets at two Israeli cars during the attack.

Several suspects arrested in recent weeks allegedly told Shin Bet interrogators they were involved in the attack, the internal security agency said. Firearms allegedly used in the attack were also seized.

"The investigation of the suspects is still underway, but from all the information we have, a Hamas military squad, directed by Hamas operatives from the Gaza Strip, is responsible for carrying out the attack," the Shin Bet said.

Also Friday, the Shin Bet revealed that security forces had arrested a 16-year-old Paleostinian allegedly responsible for shooting at a southern West Bank settlement last week. The teen from the town of az-Zubaidat was accused of shooting at the settlement of Carmel last Thursday, moderately wounding an Israeli teenager studying at a yeshiva.

The Israel Defense Forces said he was arrested last Saturday near the Paleostinian village of Um Daraj, two days after the attack. He also allegedly told investigations that he was linked to the attack, the Shin Bet said, adding that the weapon used was seized.

Paleostinian button men in recent months have targeted numerous military posts, troops operating along the West Bank security barrier, Israeli settlements, and civilians on the roads.

On Thursday, the IDF said it had recently arrested four Paleostinians suspected of shooting at the West Bank settlement of Efrat in July.

Shots were fired early Friday morning toward the West Bank settlement of Har Bracha near Nablus, for the second night in a row, the Israel Defense Forces said, as troops were put on high alert ahead of the upcoming Jewish holidays.
Shots were fired early Friday morning toward the West Bank settlement of Har Bracha near Nablus, for the second night in a row, the Israel Defense Forces said, as troops were put on high alert ahead of the upcoming Jewish holidays.

One of the bullets hit a bedroom window, according to the IDF and images from the scene.

An armed Paleostinian group calling itself "Lion’s Den," grabbed credit for the shooting.

The group — based in Nablus’ old city — was established in recent months by members of various terror groups. Some of its members were apparently previously affiliated with the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade and Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
Lion’s Den is tied to Ibrahim Nabulsi, a wanted Paleostinian gunman who was killed in an Israeli raid in Nablus last month.

The IDF said it had launched a manhunt for the button men.

No soldiers or civilians were hurt in the incident, which came amid an uptick in shooting attacks and rising violence in the West Bank, particularly in its north.

Early Thursday, the same gang grabbed credit for the shooting at Har Bracha and a nearby IDF post.

The IDF was on high alert across the West Bank amid the uptick in attacks, and ahead of the upcoming Jewish holidays. During Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and the first and last days of Sukkot, Israel will close crossings to the West Bank and 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 for Paleostinians. Such closures are standard practice during festivals and holidays. The military says they are a preventative measure against attacks in periods of increased tension.

Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Slats grabbed for his rosco...
Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai said Thursday there was an identifiable rise in the number of alerts on plans to carry out terror attacks and that the force was countering the threat "with large deployments" of officers.

He said that from Saturday night until October 18, police would be at their highest level of readiness.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/24/2022 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran protests korpse Kount at fifty
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Amnesty Calls for Probe into Violence in Iran over Death of Mahsa Amini
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Amnesia Amnesty International urged leaders at the UN General Assembly to call for an independent probe into violence in Iran, sources said, following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini unleased a flood of simmering anger over numerous issues.Last week, Amini died in jug after allegedly suffering torture and physical abuse for three days — who was arrested by morality police for "unsuitable attire". Her dealth unleashed a flood of simmering anger over numerous issues including rights, security and an economy reeling from international sanctions.

"The global outpouring of rage and empathy over Mahsa Amini’s death must be followed by concrete steps by the international community to tackle the crisis of systemic impunity that has allowed widespread torture, extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings by Iranian authorities to continue unabated both behind prison walls and during protests," said Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty’s deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa, as Arab News reported.

Eltahawy warned that Iran’s security forces will continue to feel emboldened to kill or injure protesters and prisoners, including women arrested for defying abusive compulsory veiling laws, if they are not held accountable.

"With all avenues for accountability closed at the domestic level, the UN Human Rights Council has a duty to send a strong message to the Iranian authorities that those responsible for crimes under international law will not go unpunished," she said, as reported by the Arab News.

According to the report, Amnesty gathered eyewitness accounts and analyzed protest videos. Its findings show security forces used birdshot and other shells against peaceful protesters in a dramatic escalation of violence.

"Riot police were repeatedly firing towards people from about 100 meters away," said a source from the city of Kamyaran, as quoted by the Arab News. "I myself witnessed at least 10 to 20 people who were shot with metal pellets ... Most of them were maimed in their backs as they were running away."

"In response to people chanting ’Women, Life, Freedom’ and ’Death to the Dictator,’ security forces fired weapons loaded with metal pellets, often from a distance of about 20 to 30 meters ... They particularly targeted people in their heads," said another source based in the city of Mahabad.

During later rounds of protests on Sept. 19, security forces violent mostly peacefully arrested hundreds of demonstrators in cities across western Iran.

Protests raged for a firght straight day across 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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
on Wednesday, where authorities said three people had been killed during unrest over the death of a young woman in police custody.



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#2  Someone is doing something about it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/24/2022 15:42 Comments || Top||


At least 77 dead after migrant boat from Lebanon sinks off Syria
At least 77 migrants colonists drowned when a boat they boarded in Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
sank off Syria's coast, Syria's health minister said Friday, in one of the deadliest such shipwrecks in the eastern Mediterranean.

Lebanon, which since 2019 has been mired in a financial crisis branded by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern times, has become a launchpad for illegal migration, with its own citizens joining Syrian and Paleostinian refugees clamoring to leave their homeland.

Around 150 people, mostly Lebanese and Syrians, were on board the small boat that went down Thursday off the Syrian city of Tartus.

"Seventy-seven people have died," Syria's Health Minister Hassan al-Ghabash told state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
from al-Basel hospital in Tartus, where he said 20 survivors were being treated, including eight at death's door.

Of those rescued, five were Lebanese, Lebanon's caretaker transport minister Ali Hamieh told AFP.

Tartus is the southernmost of Syria's main ports, and lies some 50 kilometers north of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, where the migrants colonists had boarded.

"We are dealing with one of our largest ever rescue operations," Sleiman Khalil, an official at Syria's transport ministry told AFP, as the search for survivors continued.

"We are covering a large area that extends along the entire Syrian coast," he said, adding that high waves were hampering their efforts.

Russian ships were assisting in search operations, according to Syrian authorities.

- 'IDENTIFY THE DEAD' -
Rana Merhi of the Syrian Arab Red Islamic Thingy said identified bodies would be transported to a border crossing to be handed over to the Lebanese Red Thingy.

"Some of the relatives of the victims came from Lebanon... to identify the dead," said Ahmed Ammar, a Tartus health official.

Many of the boat's Lebanese passengers hail from impoverished regions in the country's north, including Tripoli.

The city has emerged as a illegal migration hub, with most migrant boats departing from its shores.

Among the survivors was Wissam al-Talawi, a Tripoli resident who was being treated in hospital, his brother Ahmad told AFP.

But the corpses of Wissam's two daughters, aged five and nine, had been returned to Lebanon where they were buried early Friday, Ahmad said.

"They left two days ago," he added.

"(My brother) couldn't afford his daily expenses, or the cost of enrolling his children in school," he said, adding that Wissam's wife and two sons were still missing.

The Syrian Arab Red Islamic Thingy published images on its Facbeook page showing volunteers carrying corpses covered in bags into an ambulance.

Other rescuers were pictured searching for survivors along the coast of Tartus.
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