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Afghanistan
Video: Airstrike destroys key Taliban compound in Balkh province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan military has released a video which shows a precision Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
against a key Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
compound in northern Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force carried out the airstrike after receiving information regarding the compound in Chemtal district.

The statement further added that the Talibs were planning an attack against the Afghan forces.

The airstrike killed 11 Talibs and maimed at least 6 others, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the airstrike also destroyed the compound of Taliban.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.

This comes as the Talibs are continuously attempting to launch attacks against the Afghan forces despite ongoing efforts to find a negotiated political settlement to end the war.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


39 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Uruzgan and Zabul airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s killed or maimed at least 39 Talibs in southern Uruzgan and Zabul provinces, the Afghan military said.

The 205th Atal Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces conducted an airstrike to defend against a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attack in Tarinkot city of Uruzgan, killing 6 Talibs and wounding 2 others.

The statement further added that a similar airstrike killed 6 Talibs and maimed 4 others in Khas Uruzgan district of the province.

The security forces had earlier conducted airstrike in Arghandab district of Zabul province which killed 21 Talibs.

The 205th Atal Corps said all three airstrikes were carried out for defense purposes only as the bully boyz were planning to launch attacks in the two provinces.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


5 ISIS militants surrender to Afghan forces in Kunar province
[KhaamaPress] A group of five ISIS Death Eaters surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

According to a statement released by MoI, a group of five ISIS Death Eaters surrendered to Afghan forces in Suki district of Kunar province on Saturday.

The statement further added that the Death Eaters also handed over their weapons to the Afghan forces and promised that they would never return to battlefield, emphasizing that they regret regarding their previous terrorist activities.

This comes as the Afghan Special Forces
...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting...
recently arrested the leader of ISIS Khurasan and many other top commanders of the group during a special operation.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in a statement said the Special Forces of the directorate conducted a complex operation and arrested Abdullah Orakizai alias Aslam Farooqi, the leader of ISIS Khurasan.

The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces also arrested 19 other top ISIS commanders during the raid including Qari Zahid and Saifullah alias Abu Talha Pak.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Libyan Army shoots another Turkish aircraft near Misrata
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, announced on Monday that their forces shot down a Ottoman Turkish aircraft in northern Libya.

The Military Information Division said in a statement that the air defense system of the armed forces targeted a Ottoman Turkish aircraft that took off from the Air Force Academy in Misrata, adding that the plane crashed in the Bograin area east of the city of Misrata.

The Media Division reported that the Ottoman Turkish aircraft attempted to target the positions of the Libyan Army’s infantry.

On Sunday, the spokesperson for the LNA, Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, announced that his forces had targeted armed vehicles and locations for the al-Wefaq government in 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...
, Buqrin, and Misrata.

The Libyan army statement said: "In implementation of the combat missions of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces units in the Buqrin axis, our forces have targeted a number of sites chosen from the data bank, which are five armed vehicles, two tents for holy warriors, two observatories, operating theater buildings, and 13 armed vehicles and another enemy observatory."

LNA strikes on militias in Aldafnia East of Misrata
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [15 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Haftar’s armed groups indiscriminately shell #Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Libyan Armed Forces artillery targeting Maitiga airbase
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


GNA drone strike destroys two ammunition-laden trucks for warlord Haftar’s armed groups north of Bani Walid town
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Fighting between the #GNA’s Syrian mercenaries and LNA in Ain Zara
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [12 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


LNA airstrike on AbuGrian initial results 7 dead 14 injured.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

LNA air force fighters destroyed a store of weapons and ammunition in the AbuGrian
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


50 Migrants Force Way Over Morocco-Spain Border, Five Injured
It’s been a while since they succeeded— they were due. Most should be rounded up shortly.
[BREITBART] Some 50 migrants colonists on Monday forced their way into Spain’s Melilla city over the fence that separates the European enclave in northern Africa, authorities there said.

The central government’s delegation in Melilla, which borders Morocco, said that they were part of a group of around 250 migrants colonists who launched a "massive and violent entry" into the city, scaling the fence and ignoring the Spanish law enforcement officers on guard.

A Red Thingy front man in the city said that volunteers had assisted several migrants colonists with cuts and bruises at the gates of Melilla’s temporary migrant internment center, and that at least four of them had been transferred to a hospital with possible bone fractures and other ailments.

One soldier from Spain’s Armed Forces was injured, the government’s delegation said.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Cub of the Caliphate Faraj Abdul Salam Aldrewi beyond all cares and woe
The poor thing is no doubt much happier now, wherever he found himself.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [15 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
Smugglers posing as wall construction crew in shootout with border patrol
[WASHINGTONTIMES] A Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting last week with a smuggler who was posing as part of the construction crews working on President Trump’s border wall in Arizona, The Washington Times has learned.

Nobody was reported injured. Although one driver was caught, another smuggler who was part of the shootout managed to escape back into Mexico. Nearly 20 illegal immigrants colonists were discovered in the two trucks they were driving.

It was the latest incident of smuggling cartels using the tumult of wall construction to try to sneak people or drugs into the U.S.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Iraq
Rockets landed near a district that houses foreign workers in #Iraq’s oil industry but caused no damage or casualties
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Several Turkish-backed militants killed in clashes with one another in northeast #Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


US military convoy enters northeast #Syria from Iraq
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The U.S. military entered Syria’s Al-Hasakah Governorate from neighboring Iraq, making their way to the Al-Malikiyah District near the border crossing.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [18 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


UFO violates Iranian airspace and activates air defenses
*Snicker* It’s not the juices, it’s awwiens.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Venus again?
Posted by: SteveS || 04/07/2020 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Watch. Just watch. These turkeys are going to get us in a dustup with people that have flying saucers. o.0
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/07/2020 0:33 Comments || Top||

#3  That Allan - what a joker. First he got that Muhammand guy so stoned he thought he was seeing angels and now he's pulling their chain with U.F.O's... What's next?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/07/2020 1:02 Comments || Top||


US soldier allegedly killed in ambush in eastern #Syria
[TWITTER]

A U.S. soldier and several SDF personnel were allegedly killed in an ambush in eastern Syria this evening, 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...
’s al-Mayadeen TV claimed.

"An American officer and several SDF soldiers were killed in an ambush targeting a patrol in Wasiy’ah in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor," al-Mayadeen reported.

No further details have been released.

A similar claim was also made on some pro-opposition media channels; however, they provided the same details as al-Mayadeen.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Killed for what?

Why are we fighting? What's the prize when we win?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/07/2020 0:43 Comments || Top||



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Sun 2020-04-05
  Hezbollah commander assassinated in southern Lebanon
Sat 2020-04-04
  China orders 200,000 body bags from Taiwan!
Fri 2020-04-03
  Iran’s Speaker Reportedly Diagnosed with Coronavirus
Thu 2020-04-02
  Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
Wed 2020-04-01
  Trump says Iran planning 'sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq
Tue 2020-03-31
  Iran gas pipeline to Iraq blows up
Mon 2020-03-30
  Turkish military attacks Syrian Army, YPG
in northern Aleppo
Sun 2020-03-29
  Khamenei family fears he might have Coronavirus
Sat 2020-03-28
  LNA scores big advance around Tripoli
Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
Fri 2020-03-27
  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
Wed 2020-03-25
  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli
Tue 2020-03-24
  Gutierrez calls for an immediate global ceasefire

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