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57 Taliban militants including 10 Pakistanis killed in Ghazni clashes, airstrikes
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Afghanistan
8 ISIS militants killed, wounded in Special Forces raid, airstrike in Nangarhar
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 7 ISIS forces of Evil during an operation in 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.

The informed military sources said Thursday that the operation was conducted in Chaparhar district of Nangarhar.

The sources further added that the Speical Forces also confiscated a small cache of weapons during the raid.

Meanwhile,
...back at the saw mill, Scarface Al had tied Little Nell to the log and was about to turn on the buzz saw...
an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
maimed another ISIS bad boy in Achin district of Nangarhar, the sources added.

The anti-government armed elements including ISIS sympathizers have not commented in this regard so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


10 Taliban militants killed, detained in Special Forces raids in Wardak, Balkh and Logar
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 6 Talibs and detained 4 others during separate raids in three provinces.

The informed military sources said Thursday that the Special Forces killed 5 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
murderous Moslem in Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province.

The sources further added that the Special Forces killed 1 Taliban fighter during a separate raid in Chimtal district of Balkh.

Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed a cache of ammunitions during the same operation.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, a little lightbulb figuratively appeared over Bossy's head...
the Special Forces detained 4 Taliban fighters during an operation in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The Special Forces also confiscated 1 vehicle and destroyed 5 cycle of violences during the raid.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


31 militants killed, wounded in ongoing operations of the Special Forces in Bal Chiragh of Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces killed or maimed at least 31 Talibs during the ongoing operations in Faryab province.

The informed military sources said Thursday that the operations are being conducted in Bal Chiragh district.

The sources further added that the Special Forces killed 19 Talibs during the latest operations.

Furthermore, the Special Forces maimed 12 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters during the same operations.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


57 Taliban militants including 10 Pakistanis killed in Ghazni clashes, airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed 57 Talibs including 10 Paks during the festivities in Ghazni.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the turbans were killed in Deh Yak district.

The statement further added that the security forces also killed Rahmatullah Mobariz, the shadow district military chief of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
for Deh Yak.

Meanwhile,
...back at the railroad tracks, Little Nell tried to kick her bound feet and scream post the snotty handkerchief Scarface Al had stuff into her mouth...
the governor’s office of Ghazni in a statement said the security forces killed 59 Talibs and maimed 16 others.

The statement further added that the security forces also killed ten Pak nationals during the festivities.

Furthermore, the governor’s office said three Taliban commanders Zahid, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, and Khanjari, all hailing from Pakistain were among those killed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6572 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill 7 militants, destroy 135lbs of explosives, narcotics in Nimroz and Zabul
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 2 Talibs during an operation in Nimroz province.

The informed military officials said Wednesday that the Special Forces conducted in Khash Rod district of Zabul.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed 100lbs of explosives and 35lbs of illegal narcotics during the operation.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pond, the enormous newt was trying to decide if Gloria was edible...
an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
killed 5 Talibs in Shinkai district of Zabul province, the officials added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I wonder if the Regular Forces are doing anything.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/28/2019 2:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably. Great news is that our troops actually have a commander in chief who is letting them loose to do their jobs.

Instead of piling them up as fodder for Barry's pagan pig goddess. Piece of pork be upon him.

Spit.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if the Regular Forces are doing anything.

Yes. Also the police, as can be seen in a few articles today.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 13:32 Comments || Top||


Bid to smuggle weapons to Kabul from Peshawar foiled, 2 suspects arrested
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops thwarted gunnies bid to smuggle a large quantity of weapons and ammunition to Kabul from Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in a statement said the security forces arrested two people in connection to the smuggling bid.

The statement further added the two individuals had loaded the weapons and ammunition in a trailer truck in a bid to smuggle to Kabul.

Furthermore, NDS said the security forces stopped the truck and confiscated the weapons and ammunition after crossing into Afghanistan.

The security forces seized 3 rockets launchers, 19 rifles, 2 silencers of the weapons, 2 grenade launchers, 55 radio sets, 40 remote control disks, thousands of rounds of ammunition and some other military equipment.

The security forces also arrested the two suspects, Mohibullah son of Mohammad Omar and Naseeb Shah son of Mohammad Omar.

The anti-government armed elements including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented in this regard so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under:


13 Taliban militants killed, detained in Special Forces raid in Sarobi of Kabul
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Kabul killing or detaining 13 Talibs.

The informed military sources said Thursday that the Special Forces killed 7 Talibs during the operation.

Furthermore, the Special Forces arrested 6 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters during the same operation.

"Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Sarobi district killing 7 Taliban fighters and detaining 6 others," the officials said.

The Talibs have not commented regarding the operation so far.

The security situation in some parts of Sarobi district has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in some parts of the district and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile,
...back at the fist fight, Jake ducked another roundhouse, then parried with his left, then with his right, finally with his chin...
the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government gangs in this district.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Ethiopia police arrest 56 members of Amhara political party: Party spokesman
[AlAhram] Æthiopian police have arrested 56 members of an Amhara political party following a failed coup attempt in the region over the weekend, the party's front man said on Thursday.

The arrests happened in the capital of Addis Ababa, said Christian Tadele, front man for the National Movement of Amhara, an increasingly popular ethnocentric party founded last year and a rival to the Amhara party in the EPRDF coalition.

The police and prime minister's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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Rebel attacks on villages kill 37 in Ethiopia
[DAWN] Thirty-seven people were killed in an attack on Sunday in Æthiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, the governor said on Wednesday.

Benishangul-Gumuz borders the Amhara region, where authorities foiled a deadly attempt to oust the regional government on Saturday.

Three officials, including the region’s president, were killed in that attack.

Ashadli Hassen, governor of Benishangul-Gumuz, said that the attack on villages in Metakal zone was carried out by gunnies believed to be followers of the army general who attempted a coup in Amhara, Ashadli Hassen, governor of Benishangul-Gumuz, said.

The attackers returned to Amhara after the assault in which 18 others were maimed, he said.An internet shutdown remains in force following Saturday’s violence, which included the liquidation of the national army chief by his bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa.

The militia attacked the police headquarters, ruling party headquarters and president’s office ‐ where they executed three brass hats ‐ in Amhara’s regional capital of Bahir Dar on Saturday, Asemahagh Aseres said on the sidelines of a state burial for the officials who were killed.

The militia was a recently formed unit of the region’s security services. It had appealed for others to join its take-over were rebuffed, Asemahagh said.

Another report said that men in camouflage uniforms killed more than 50 people and injured 23 others in the Metakal zone of the Benishangul-Gumuz region early on Monday, the region’s peace and security bureau head Abera Bayeta said.

"They are part of our police. They are not independent," he said. "(But) most of the forces were not with them. They defended (us) very well." The fact that the militia were state forces rather than independent raises the stakes for the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has rolled out a package of economic and political reforms since taking office in April last year.

Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Benishangul-Gumuz is an underdeveloped Muslim region that borders Sudan.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 06/28/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  "underdeveloped Muslim region" is kinda redundant. Just sayin'...
Posted by: Frank G || 06/28/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Juwaili: Liberation of Gharyan is a U-turn in Tripoli's fighting
[Libya Observer] The commander of western operations room of the Presidential Council Osama Juwaili said "liberating Gharyan from Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces on Wednesday constitutes a radical change of realities in the ongoing war."

In a statement, Juwaili said the city of Gharyan was entirely captured by the Libyan Army forces who killed and injured many fighters from Haftar's forces and arrested many others.

"The return to legitimacy in Libya is still an open option for all parties, the criminals will always be a target for the western military forces under the command of the Presidential Council. I urge all tribes in Libya to cooperate with the Libyan Army forces and prevent Haftar's forces from repositioning in residential areas and state properties." Juwaili added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, Buford bit the snake and Eloise began speaking in tongues...
the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez al-Sarraj welcomed the "liberation of Gharyan," saying this is the beginning of foiling the coup plot that Haftar schemed to seize power

"The offensive against Haftar's forces is ongoing and will be so till all Libyan areas are "cleansed." al-Sarraj remarked.

He called on "the people lured into the fighting" in other areas to side with the country and unshoulder their weapons to avoid bloodshed.

The High Council of State hailed the victories of the Libyan Army forces and the seizing of control over the city of Gharyan after it had been liberated from criminal gangs.

"All those backing up Haftar's forces in their war on 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...
should withdraw as it is a losing war led by the criminal Haftar and his sons who want to rule Libya by force." The Head of High Council of State Khalid al-Mishri said.

Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Libyan families lodge lawsuit at US court to charge Haftar - US citizen - of war crime
[Libya Observer] Four Libyan families residing in the United States have filed a lawsuit against Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
, as he is an American citizen, for war crimes, crimes against humanity and violations of human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
in Libya.

The families lodged the lawsuit in the county court of the State of Virginia, calling for investigations into Haftar's crimes and urging for holding him accountable for them as per the US laws, since he is a US citizen.

The lawsuits calls for financial compensations of about 100 million dollars as a punishment and 25 million dollars for the suffering and traumas caused by Haftar's forces attacks on their relatives, killing and injuring many of them in artillery shelling and Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on the outskirts on 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...
The lawsuit explains that Haftar's terrorist acts are violations of international laws and, hence, the US laws and he must be tried at a US court as he is an American citizen.

This lawsuit comes after a similar one has been formerly lodged in a Gay Paree court, accusing Haftar of killing family members in Ganfouda - Benghazi in 2014 - of a Libyan man who lives abroad.

The case was made by French lawyers who called on the government to probe Haftar at a time he was on French soil, but nothing happened.
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Libyan National Army launches massive offensive to capture Tripoli
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Benghazi-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a massive offensive on Thursday to capture the capital 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...
The Director of the Information Office for the General Command of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa al-Obeidi, said that the "Tariq bin Ziad Battalion and Battalion 128 of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces carried out a strong attack on Wadi al-Rabe’a south of Tripoli," noting that "the orders and instructions were issued by the military commander of the army. Now our forces are beginning to make real progress. "

On Wednesday, the Libyan National Army repulsed a large offensive by the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) at the Wadi al-Rabe’a axis; this operation only lasted for a short period of time.

"This has prompted the army to withdraw to avoid festivities in the center of the city," an LNA source told RT.

The Libyan National Army is seeking to expel the GNA forces from Tripoli and consolidate their presence in the northwestern part of the country.

Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Two suicide bombers launch attacks in Tunisia
[NYPOST] A pair of jacket wallahs blew themselves up in the capital of Tunisia on Thursday, leaving one police officer dead and at least nine others injured.

One attacker targeted police on Charles de Gaulle Street, a busy commercial strip, in central Tunis shortly before 11 a.m., while another attack took place simultaneously near a cop shoppe in the al-Gorjani district, in the outskirts of the city.

Five coppers were among those injured.

The attacks sent people fleeing in terror, witnesses told Rooters.

"I was shopping with my daughter and we heard a big explosion. We saw the body of the terrorist lying on the ground near a police vehicle after he went kaboom!," said a man who gave his name only as Mohammed.

The suicide kabooms come months before an election and at the peak of tourist season.
The Jerusalem Post adds:
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....
grabbed credit for two suicide kabooms on police in the Tunisian capital on Thursday, the Death Eater group's Amaq news agency said.

The attacks, which killed one police officer and injured several other people, came a few months before an election and at the peak of a tourist season in which Tunisia is hoping for a record number of visitors.
Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian Troops Repel Jihadist Attack on Military Base
[AnNahar] Nigerian troops have thwarted a 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...
attack on a military formation in the volatile northeast, killing dozens of jihadists, the army said Thursday.

Fighters from 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....
West Africa Province (ISWAP) in seven gun trucks and cycle of violences stormed the base at Goniri, Yobe state on Wednesday evening, army front man Sagir Musa said in a statement.

The ambush "resulted in the annihilation of dozens of terrorists", while many fled with injuries, he said.

Five gun trucks, weapons and rounds of amunition were recovered from the jihadists, while their cycle of violences were destroyed.

Musa did not say if the military lost soldiers in the encounter.

IS-affliated Boko Haram has launched series of attacks on military bases and government targets in the northeast, leaving scores of troops dead.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Europe
Ship with 42 migrants defies ban, enters Italian waters
[DAWN] A German humanitarian group said its ship carrying 42 migrants colonists rescued off Libya two weeks ago has entered Italian waters near the southernmost island of Lampedusa at midday on Wednesday in defiance of an explicit ban by the country’s hard-line interior ministry.

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini responded, saying he wouldn’t allow any of the migrants colonists to disembark, and threatened to deploy law enforcement.

"The right to defend our borders is sacred," Salvini said. He has insisted that the boat should have continued to other ports during the two-week standoff, and not remain close to Italia.

He cited nearby Malta and Tunisia, but also northern Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an ports, noting that the group is German and that the boat has a Dutch flag.

Sea-Watch said that the migrants colonists had become desperate after the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday rejected their appeal to be allowed to disembark in Italia.

Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Arrest the crew for assisting in people trafficking and confiscate the boat as it's used for committing crime
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/28/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Sink it.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||


Imam hurt in shooting outside mosque in northwest France
[DAWN] A gunman opened fire outside a mosque in northwestern La Belle France on Thursday, wounding the local imam and another person, before fleeing the scene and later being found dead, officials said.

It was not immediately clear what motivated the incident in the port city of Brest in Brittany, but Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said he had issued orders to increase security measures around places of worship across La Belle France.

Imam Rachid El Jay was hit by four bullets while a worshipper who was with him sustained injuries from two bullets, but neither was thought to have life-threatening wounds, the French Council of the Moslem Faith (CFCM) and judicial sources said.

"(El Jay) sustained two bullet wounds to the abdomen and two to the legs.

The worshipper was hit in the legs by two bullets," the CFCM said.

The incident occurred around 4:00 pm (1400 GMT), when several shots rang out in front of the mosque, it said.

A police source said the suspected shooter was found dead in an area near the airport, some 10 kilometres (six miles) from the mosque, with a fatal gunshot wound to the head after an apparent suicide.
Deutsche Welle adds:
According to the local newspaper Le Telegramme, the suspect grabbed credit for the attack on Facebook. The targeted imam has a large following on the site.

AN IMAM'S CHANGE OF NAME
Eljay was previously known under the name of Rachid Abou Houdeyfa and made a series of controversial statements and online videos.

He first came to prominence in 2015 while La Belle France was confronting a series of terror attacks. The imam's strong, Salafist-inspired statements dated to 2012 and in one video he was seen telling children who liked listening to music that "Allah would change them into pigs or monkeys." His YouTube channel at the time had 68,000 followers.

In April 2016, then-President Francois Hollande
...the Socialist president of La Belle France, an economic bad joke for la Belle France but seemingly a foreign policy realist...
said on television that the Brest mosque had been closed and Imam Rachid Abu Houdeyfa was being prosecuted. However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
this was later found to be inaccurate. On Facebook, the imam responded to Hollande's accusations saying: "The imam of Brest has never committed any criminal offense, he has never broken any law, or been indicted because of his speeches ‐ unlike many other people." He has reportedly received death threats from 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....
" group.

While the mosque and the imam's home had been raided, no legal proceedings ensued and the imam has continued his activities and as of Thursday had over a million likes on his Facebook page.
Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  "Allah would change them into pigs or monkeys."

"Not cats or bats. Not puppies or guppies. Not skeeters or anteaters. Pigs. Or monkeys. Mashallah."

Muezzin: "Mohammedan flunkies
Must never for music be junkies!
Those partial to jigs
Will be turned into pigs
And you fans of da funk'll be monkeys!"
Posted by: Unick Barnsmell9171 || 06/28/2019 1:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Someone bites dog pig.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 7:47 Comments || Top||

#3  It was not immediately clear what motivated the incident in the port city of Brest in Brittany.

Um...Islam? Wild guess on my part.
Posted by: jpal || 06/28/2019 20:48 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Four civilians killed in Turkish airstrikes on Qandil region
[Rudaw] Four non-combatants were killed in Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on Thursday at the foot of the Qandil Mountains just a day after Ottoman Turkish raids killed a civilian in Bradost, 70 km northeast of Erbil, locals and officials have confirmed.

A local of Sangasar district told Rudaw at least three members of the same family were killed in an airstrike near the village of Kurtak at the foot of the Qandil Mountains.

The bodies have been moved to a local hospital, the local said.

Multiple social media users in the area have named three of the victims as Abdullah Aly Mina and his two children Kurdistan Abdullah Aly Mina and Haryad Abdullah Aly Mina. A fourth victim has been named as Aly Mina.

Another local in Sangasar claimed four civilians died and five more have been injured in Ottoman Turkish strikes.

Hiwa Qarani, head of Raparin Administration that includes Ranya, told Rudaw four individuals were killed and five injured. The four were burnt alive in their car, he added.

Barzani Ibrahem Ahmed, a local, posted a photograph appearing to show the destroyed vehicle.

"This evening Ottoman Turkish jets struck just ten meters from us, but the missile hit the car in front of me. Some [flying] parts of the car hit my car, but me, my son, and two of my friends got out safely thanks to God," Ahmed said in a Facebook post.

Responding to comments, he confirmed four people were killed.

In a separate incident, a local of Sangasar told Rudaw a Ottoman Turkish F-16 and a drone bombed the Sidakan area in Bradost shortly after 4pm local time.

He provided Rudaw English with a photograph which appears to show four columns of smoke, indicating there had been four airstrikes in the area.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
's defense ministry is yet to comment on the attacks.

On Wednesday, Ottoman Turkish jets struck a car carrying two men, one of which was killed and another, reportedly his brother, was injured.
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Twin blasts on Kirkuk buses kill 1, injure 17
[Rudaw] One woman was killed and 17 other passengers injured when twin blasts struck two public buses in downtown Kirkuk on Thursday, just a month after a string of explosions rocked the disputed city.

The first improvised bomb (IED) detonated on board a bus in Companies’ Street, killing one woman and injuring four other passengers.

The second IED blast struck another bus near the city center, injuring twelve.

Both Toyota Coaster buses were struck by IEDs, security officials confirmed in a Facebook statement ‐ the first in the Rasa Jisir area and the second closer to Celebration Square.

Dr. Karim Wali, director of Kirkuk’s Health Department, confirmed to Rudaw that 18 people had been caught in the blasts, but did not confirm the fatality. Those injured had mostly suffered burns, he said. One person is in a critical condition.

Nobody has claimed responsibly for the attack.

Thursday’s blasts follow a string of deadly explosions in Kirkuk less than a month ago, in which three people died and at least 16 were maimed.

Kirkuk’s security is managed by Iraqi federal forces, which took control of the city from the Peshmerga in a military offensive on October 16, 2017.

The security situation in the city and wider province has been gradually deteriorating since.

Kirkuk is a disputed territory between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Government of Iraq. The dispute was supposed to be resolved through Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution, but its status has still not been settled.
Al Ahram adds:
One person was killed and at least 24 maimed when bombs hit two crowded passenger buses in Iraq's oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Thursday, officials said. The two devices went kaboom! as the buses drove through the city centre around 7 p.m. (1600 GMT), police sources told Rooters.
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Bahrain Embassy in Baghdad reportedly stormed by protestors
[TWITTER]

Iraqis storm Bahrain embassy in Baghdad to protest peace conference

[IsraelTimes] Crowd plants Paleostinian flag on top of building in compound; Manama condemns attack, recalls ambassador.
A brief video of events can be seen at the link.
Protesters stormed the Bahraini embassy compound in Baghdad Thursday night, removing the flag from above the building and replacing it with a Paleostinian banner in protest against a US-led economic conference held in the Gulf nation to push Washington’s Israeli-Paleostinian peace plan.

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry condemned the attack and said the kingdom was recalling its ambassador, Salah Ali al-Maliki. It added that Iraqi authorities have a responsibility to protect the embassy in Baghdad.

The attack on the embassy could affect relations between Iraq and nearby gulf nations at a time when they have been improving in recent months since Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi took office. The assault was believed to have been carried out by supporters of Iran-backed Iraqi militias.

Iraq’s Foreign Ministry front man Ahmad al-Sahhaf told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that Baghdad condemns the attack on the embassy adding that "Iraqi authorities will go after those who took part of the attack as well as the instigators."

No one was hurt in the standoff that lasted more than an hour and later in the night Iraqi security forces were in control of the area.

An Iraqi security official said the protesters forced their way in by breaking through the main gate but stayed in the garden without storming the offices inside the compound. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said security forces opened fire in the air to disperse the protesters and reinforcements were sent to Baghdad’s western neighborhood of Mansour, where the embassy is located.

More than an hour later, the nearly 200 protesters, waving Iraqi and Paleostinian flags, dispersed. The official said 25 of the protesters were detained by Iraqi security forces later in the evening.

The Bahraini diplomats were evacuated earlier from the compound into the heavily fortified Green Zone that is home to the Iraqi government headquarters, after the mission received threats, the official said.

The two-day workshop in Bahrain that ended Wednesday was to promote the Trump administration’s $50 billion economic support plan for the Paleostinians ahead of a Mideast peace plan to be announced later. Several Arab countries boycotted the Bahrain conference including Leb and Iraq as well as the Paleostinian Authority.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Riots break out in Jerusalem after Palestinian man attacks police
[Jpost] Riots have broken out in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on Thursday night, after a Paleostinian man was earlier killed by Israeli Border Police.

A police spokesperson said there are large numbers of units in the area, as police and soldiers have encountered rioters throwing stones and fireworks, and police units have gathered in other neighborhoods around the city in case of further incidents throughout the night.

Earlier on Thursday evening a masked man approached coppers from a side-street in Issawiya and fired fireworks directly towards them, and was shot in response.
Moral: Don't bring fireworks to a gunfight
The dear departed was 20-year-old resident of Issawiya who had previously served time in prison for intending to carry out a terror attack against Israelis and had recently been released.

He was taken to hospital at death's door and later died of his wounds.
The Times of Israel adds:
The Ir Amim rights group identified the dead man as Mohammad Samir Obeid.

Following the shooting, protests between East Jerusalem residents and Israeli security personnel resulted in at least 20 injuries to the demonstrators.

Hebrew media reported that over the past few weeks police have entered Issawiya on a nightly basis in a bid to track down members of a Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine terror cell believed to be on the lam in the neighborhood. The police operations have led to regular festivities with local residents.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/28/2019 00:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: PFLP

#1  Approaching the critical mass tipping point.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/28/2019 2:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Friday -- wonder what the imams were pushing this week...
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/28/2019 5:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Same kind of thing happens over here, I guess.
Posted by: gorb || 06/28/2019 5:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Paleostinianimals, Israel's version of "urban dwellers". But with a pig goddess death cult.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||


Israel and Hamas said to agree to truce after wave of arson attacks, 2 tied up crossing border
[IsraelTimes] Jerusalem to send fuel to Gazoo power plant, expand fishing zone; terror group says it will stop incendiary balloons, according to Paleostinian media report.

Israel and Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede, reportedly renewed a truce agreement overnight Thursday-Friday after Gazooks launched waves of incendiary devices into southern Israel throughout Thursday, sparking dozens of fires.

Israel agreed to send diesel fuel to 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...
power plant, expand the fishing zone to 15 nautical miles and return 60 fishing boats to Gaza which had been confiscated by the Israel Defense Forces, according to a report released shortly after midnight on Friday by Sawa, a Gaza-based news outlet.

Hamas agreed to halt the launching of balloon-borne incendiary devices across the border and to rein in weekly border protests.

UN and Egyptian officials mediated the ceasefire, which was to take effect Friday morning, the report said.

There was no confirmation or comment from Israeli officials on the reported truce.

The rash of arson attacks on Thursday was likely the largest number of fires started by Gazook balloons in a single day since Paleostinians began launching airborne incendiary devices over a year ago.

Since Sunday, there have been approximately 100 fires started by balloon-borne arson devices, according to figures from the local fire department.

There have been no injuries reported in these blazes, most of which have occurred in agricultural fields and grasslands, but they have caused significant damage to crops and wildlife. Several fires were also reported inside Israeli communities in the Sha’ar Hanegev, Sdot Negev and Eshkol regions.

Arson attacks picked up considerably in the past week, with teams affiliated with the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group launching hundreds of helium-inflated balloons and condoms carrying incendiary devices and, in some cases, explosives across the border into Israel.

In general, the incendiary devices consist of a burning piece of burlap or other fabric soaked in fuel, which is connected to one or several balloons. There have also been cases of larger clusters of balloons carrying model drones and small bombs being launched toward Israel. The easterly winds coming off the Mediterranean Sea push the balloons into Israeli territory.

In response to the ongoing attacks, which represent a breach of an unofficial ceasefire agreement between Israel and terror groups in the Strip, Israel halted the flow of gasoline and diesel fuel into the Gaza Strip Tuesday, a move which drew criticism from human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
advocates, who condemned it as collective punishment.

Army arrests two men entering Israel from Gaza

[IsraelTimes] IDF troops arrest two Paleostinian men attempting to cross the border from the Gazoo Strip into Israel. Neither man is armed, according to Hebrew media. There is no immediate report on what led them to cross the border.
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#1  Hudna. Must be waiting for the next shipment of helium in their 'Refugee Relief Supplies'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/28/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||


Israeli planes mysteriously lose GPS signal over Tel Aviv Airport
They blame Russia, according to this.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) confirmed reports that "many" pilots had been losing their Global Positioning System (GPS) signals mid-air, and that the problem has been occurring for the last three weeks. The issue affected airplanes in-flight near the airport, however, the ground systems had been totally unaffected.

An aviation source told Haaretz newspaper that the interruptions occur only during daytime, but "do not put pilots and passengers at risk."

The IAA also assured that "at no stage has there been a safety incident stemming from the GPS disruption in the context of the precision of navigation and flight corridors."

However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
the reason behind the disruptions of the signal remains unclear.

The Israeli army’s front man told Haaretz that the incident had no effect on the Israel Defense Forces’ activity and that the army is assisting with "technological measures, in order to ensure freedom of action in Israel’s airspace."
The Times of Israel adds:
The Russian embassy in Israel dismissed the allegations as "fake news" that they "couldn’t respond to seriously."

The interference with the airplanes’ GPS reception appears to stem from a form of electronic warfare known as "spoofing," which Russia has been accused of doing in the past as a defensive measure, despite the disruptions it causes to nearby aircraft and ships.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
IS Militant Involved in 'Dozens of Attacks' Arrested in Leb.
[AnNahar] An 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 Death Eater involved in "dozens of terrorist attacks" in Leb has been arrested, the army said on Thursday.

"The Intelligence Directorate has arrested the terrorist Hussein Ahmed al-Hujeiri who belongs to the ISIS group and is wanted on multiple arrest warrants," the military said in a statement.

"He is accused of carrying out dozens of terrorist operations against civilians and the armed forces, including participation in the liquidation of Internal Security Forces chief warrant officer Zaher Ezzeddine, in addition to his key role in transferring arms to the terrorist groups and recruiting individuals and transporting them to fight inside Syria," the army added.

Investigations are underway under the supervision of the relevant judicial authorities, it said.
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2 Syrians who 'Monitored Hizbullah' Sentenced to Jail
[AnNahar] Two Syrians were handed jail sentences on Thursday on charges of involvement in acts of terror, the National News Agency reported.

"The Military Court sentenced the Syrian Abdul Azim al-Mghayzel to three years' hard labor and the Syrian Kamal Ghannoum to a year in prison," NNA said.

"It convicted the former of carrying out acts of terror, monitoring the movements of Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
convoys and bigwigs and providing terrorist groups with this information," the agency added.

"The later was convicted of involvement in the aforementioned offense and belonging to the al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front group," it said.
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Turkish army and the Assad regime are trading artillery and rocket fire, warplanes are taking off
[TWITTER]

Reports that Syrian warplanes are taking off towards intruding Turkish jets
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Damn, where is that popcorn gif???
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/28/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  apparently, whatever happened today in the way of this weapon discharge and aerial action ended soon after it began

no follow up reports from the Syrian and Turkish press

I suspect this kind of stuff happens on a lot of days.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/28/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||


Jihadist special forces kill several Syrian soldiers during raid in southern Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels carried out a powerful raid on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in southern Idlib this week.

Led by their special forces, the jihadist rebels raided the Syrian Arab Army’s positions south of Atshan on Thursday.

As a result of this raid, several Syrian Arab Army soldiers were killed and seven others were captured by the jihadist rebels.

The jihadist rebels claimed that 23 Syrian Arab Army soldiers were killed; however, a source from the military said these numbers were exaggerated.

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Powerful explosion hits major highway in Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] A powerful explosion was reported along one of the major roadways inside Damascus city this morning.

According to a source in Damascus city, a roadside kaboom exploded along the Mezzeh Highway, temporarily closing this roadway as a result of the earth-shattering kaboom.

The source said one woman and her child were maimed during the blast.

No group has grabbed credit for the roadside kabooming in Damascus.
An Nahar adds:
Activist groups said the victims were the wife and son of a pro-government political analyst. Opposition media activists and the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war-monitoring group, said the victims were analyst Taleb Ibrahim's wife and son. He was not in the car at the time of the blast.

A person who answered Ibrahim's telephone in Damascus confirmed that, without giving further details.
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GPS disruption hits Iran, Iraq, Syria -- Israeli radio blames Russian at Hmeimim Airbase
[ALMASDARNEWS] The disruption of GPS services have reportedly hit Iraq, Iran, and Syria, Israeli Army radio reported on Thursday.

This claim by Israeli radio comes just hours after The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
, Cyprus, and the Greek islands were reported to have similar outages.

An Israeli radio correspondent stated on Thursday that the Russian forces at the Hmeimim Airbase are behind the disruption, adding that an Israeli security delegation is currently working with the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union and the U.S. about possible actions to take.

In response to the allegations, the Russian Ambassador to Israel said the claims were "fake news" and "can’t be taken seriously."

Israel has been experiencing unexplained GPS disruptions in its airspace in the past month; however, this is the first time that Russia has been blamed for this.

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Jihadist hit and run attack takes disastrous turn in southwest Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels attempted a hit and run attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) forces in southwestern Idlib this morning.

Led by 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...
, the jihadist rebels attempted to attack the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the northeastern outskirts of Qasabiyah.

The Syrian Army reportedly spotted the jihadist rebels before they could attack their positions, resulting in the death of a number of HTS krazed killers.

Following their losses, the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham jihadists withdrew from the outskirts of Qasabiyah to friendly lines in the Zawiya Mountains.

A source from the Syrian military said the attack was not an offensive by the jihadists, but rather, an attempt to inflict heavy damage to their defenses at Qasabiyah.

Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Turkish military choppers spotted over northern Syria after Syrian army attacks Turkish post and military convoy
[MOBILE.ALMASDARNEWS] Ottoman Turkish military choppers were spotted over northern Syria this evening, a source in the Hama Governorate told al-Masdar News.

According to the source, the Ottoman Turkish military choppers were making their way to their observation post near the Hama Governorate town of Sheir Magher.

The source added that they were likely transporting the three Ottoman Turkish soldiers that were maimed during Thursday’s attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

The Ottoman Turkish military has yet to respond to the Syrian Army’s attack on their observation post in northwestern Hama.

Syrian Army attacks Turkish observation post area in Hama

[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this morning that targeted the whereabouts of Jaish al-Izza and 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...
According to a report from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army heavily shelled the Ottoman Turkish observation post are near the small town of Sheir Magher.

The Syrian Army did not hit the actual Ottoman Turkish military; however, in the short video released by the murderous Moslem groups below, the shells can be seen landing close to this observation post.

Syrian Army allegedly attacked Turkish military convoy in northwestern Hama

[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) allegedly attacked a Ottoman Turkish military convoy as it was leaving northwestern Hama, the pro-militant Hama Media Office reported.

The media group released a picture showing smoke in front of a Ottoman Turkish military vehicle near their observation post in the town of Sheir Magher.

Previously, it was reported that the Syrian Arab Army had shelled the Ottoman Turkish observation post area, but no was harmed.

Two weeks ago, the Syrian Army hit a Ottoman Turkish observation post near the town of Morek; this resulted in the hospitalization of three Ottoman Turkish Army soldiers.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
vowed to retaliate against the Syrian Arab Army if their troops come under attack by the latter in the future.
Posted by: Fred || 06/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  And popcorn sales went through the roof.

Great reference article Fred! Thank you.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/28/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||



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