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Turkey finds bodies of 13 PKK prisoners
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Kabul: The killing of an army officer and his 5-year-old child sparks outcry
[KhaamaPress] Mohammad Afzal an army officer and his five-year-old child were mysteriously killed in their home in PD9 of 4th Macroryan in Kabul city.

The incident happened on Saturday night, inside Afzal’s apartment.

According to the reports Afzal worked as Driver for Defense Minister, Asadullah Khalid.

But the ministry has not yet commented on his duty.

...back at the Alamo, Davy was counting their remaining cannon balls and not liking the results...
a security guard in the building told the media, that Afzal was shot in the head and the police have sealed his apartment.

Afzal was from Kapisa province and the in Block 8 of Macroryan fourth with his wife and two children.

The incident sparked outcry and no official other than police had commented on the murder.

Kabul police say the incident is most likely due to family disputes.

No group or individual so far claimed the responsibility for the murder.

This comes as the security situation across the country turned extremely violent mostly peaceful despite the grinding of the peace processor.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Horn
Suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen kill pregnant women in Somalia
[Garowe] Gunmen on Saturday rubbed out three mothers, among them two expectant women in Mogadishu, in yet another incident that could trigger outcry over the safety of women in the Horn of Africa nation which is struggling with instability.

The incident took place in the volatile Daynile district of Mogadishu, the country's capital early on Sunday morning and it comes at the time Somali leaders in deadlock over the election, which would pave way for a transition, after four years of President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo.

Police said two other women were critically injured during the shooting whose motive is yet to be established. The injured women are recuperating in a Mogadishu hospital, police said, adding that a manhunt for the snuffies has been activated in the capital.

Deynile deputy security commissioner Abdikadir Ali Fara'adde identified the victims as Fartun Hassan and Muno Hassan who were sisters and the third was Fadumo Sheikh Nur.

The women were heading to the Ministry of Defense where they worked as cleaners. For a decade, al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
snuffies have been targeting security forces, senior government officials, and even innocent civilians in their quest to overthrow the fragile UN-backed Somalia administration.

It's highly suspected that the snuffies killed the three women to provoke authorities since they worked at the Department of Defense in the capital. Their place of work is highly secured because it also plays host to the Chief of Defense Forces General Yusuf Rageh Odowaa.

But until now, the Ministry of Defense, whose members are often targeted by al-Shabaab, is yet to issue a correspondence over the latest tragedy. The snuffies besides killing women and kiddies, also rape others and often hold some hostage for ransom.

Al-Shabaab has been fighting since 2007 with an aim of imposing the strict sharia law on residents of Somalia besides seeking to have Arab recognized as the national language.

The al-Qaeda-linked Somalia-based snuffies have, however, lost grip of their former strongholds in the Lower Shabelle and Middle Jubba regions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336080 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Saudi coalition says destroyed drones in attack Houthis say hit airport
[AlAhram] This is the fifth such attack in four days, all of which the Houthis say struck an air field or base in southern Soddy Arabia

A Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
group in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
said it destroyed two explosives fired into Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
on Sunday afternoon in an attack the Houthis said hit Abha airport in the kingdom's south.

A front man for the coalition said the drones had been fired by the Houthis towards civilian targets in Khamis Mushait in southern Saudi Arabia, close to Abha.

A military front man for the Iran-aligned Houthi group said two drones launched on Sunday afternoon by its forces had struck Saudi Arabia's Abha airport.

This is the fifth such attack in four days, all of which the Houthis say struck an air field or base in southern Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday Riyadh said an attack caused a fire in a civilian aircraft at Abha airport.

The Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Houthis. U.N. officials are trying to revive peace talks to end the war which the U.N. says has created the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Heavy clashes rage in central Yemen; dozens killed
[AlAhram] The Iranian-backed rebels earlier this month renewed their attack on the oil-rich province, an anti-Iran's Houthi sock puppets stronghold held by the internationally recognized government

Heavy fighting
... as opposed to the more usual name-calling or slapsy...
between forces of Yemen
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336078 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Caribbean-Latin America
5 die in shootout in southern Chihuahua state
Two separate armed groups traveling aboard SUVs staged a shoot out Sunday afternoon in southern Chihuahua, leaving a total of five dead, according to Mexican news accounts.

The groups were not identified. Report said the shooting lasted 30 mins. in Villa Coronado municipality.

According to La Polaka, however, the gun fight lasted an hour and took place in Ejido Iturralde. Thee unidentified men were shot to death and another two were beheaded.

Coronado municipality is adjacent to the northern border of Durango state.

In a related story, according to the Mexican news daily, El Heraldo de Parral, the director of Chihuahua state's State Security Commission (CES), Carlos Romero, state and local police patrol units entered the Sierra Tarahumara regional municipalities of Balleza, El Tule, and Huejotitan to conduct security patrols.

All of those municipalities are less than 10 kilometers from Villa Coronado municipality.

The report said that no criminal activities were reported during the operation.
Posted by: badanov || 02/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

2 years after Pulwama attack, J&K Police recovers 7 kg IED at Jammu
[OneIndia] The Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
police on Sunday thwarted a major tragedy with the timely detection of a seven-kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near the crowded general bus stand area in Jammu city.

The incident comes exactly two years after a terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in south Kashmir's Pulwama killed 40 security personnel.

Addresing a presser, Jammu Inspector General of Police (IG) Mukesh Singh said "We were on high alert as we had inputs that terror groups were planning an attack on the anniversary of Pulwama attack. Last night we arrested a person named Sohail and recovered 6-6.5 to 7 kgs of IED from his possession."

"Sohail revealed during probe that he studies in Chandigarh and he received message from Pakistain's Al Badr Tanzeem
...one of the many jihadi groups in Kashmir, it was separated from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in 1998 by the ISI for what no doubt seemed good reasons at the time. Previously that decade it had fought alongside Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hizb-i-Islami in Afghanistan. It’s a member of the United Jihad Council, a confederation of Kashmiri jihadi groups, and is associated with Al Qaeda and Jamaat-e-Islami. Al Badr has been on US State Dept terror lists since 2005... unless Tanzeem means they’re an offshoot or another group altogether, in which case please ignore all of the above...
to plant IED here," he said.

"Sohail was given three-four target locations to place the IED, after which he was supposed to take a flight to Srinagar where an Over Ground Worker of Al Badr Tanzeem named Athar Shakeel Khan would have received him," he added.

Further elaborating on the attack, the cop said "a person named Qazi Waseem in Chandigarh was also aware of this matter, he has been held. We have also arrested a person named Abid Nabi."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2021 01:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336094 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Camouflaged was it ?

Posted by: Varmint Glomomble6728 || 02/15/2021 4:19 Comments || Top||

#2  We have also arrested a person named Abid Nabi.

But we all know him by his Rantburg name Vernal Gluque7175.

Blast, one of our own gone bad, tsk, tsk, tsk.
Posted by: Bigfoot Ghibelline1137 || 02/15/2021 4:25 Comments || Top||

#3  We say tanzeem because it's one of the organizations of the Pakistani state. The Badr was created by the ISI; an assortment of ex-special forces players training and leading squadrons of jihadists. Al Badr is known to be independent of the HuM since '98, and has been leaning more towards the AQ since 2003. In fact 'Al Badr' was the name of one of Bin Laden's specialist staging camps, blown up in airstrikes, and later given to the Harkat ul Mujhadeddin. It was also one of the splinters of the mujaheddins who fought Russia under Cyclone.

Headquartered currently in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,it has a camp office in Muzaffarabad, and runs several cells in Kashmir. Several ex-military and better trained specimens are encouraged to join Al Badr. Many dismissed or washed out personnel from the Pak army find themselves training these guys, sourcing their ammo, explosives, gear etc. It's only aim is to first 'liberate' Kashmir and have it cede to Pak under islamic pressure. For this reason, they see themselves as the special infantry of the jamaats; enforcing sharia by burning women, cutting off noses, shooting people dead for calling themselves Indian, etc.

Because we're killing any intruders and have no intention of arresting them anymore for that elusive 'information', or a public trial at the useless UN, less and less Pakistanis can be sent in. But Paki tanzeems like this can still recruit in-country, untrained idiots and weaponize them.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/15/2021 15:16 Comments || Top||

Pakistan’s Jaish-e-Mohammad planning attacks in Delhi
[OneIndia] Following the arrest of a top terrorist who had made a video of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's office, it has come to light that Pakistain-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
is planning a strike in Delhi, J&K police chief Dilbag Singh said.

The Jammu and Kashmir
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#1  Yea, they all say they are 'going to a wedding' but, are they ?

Posted by: Whavilet Fillmore7838 || 02/15/2021 4:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Bihar is the go to destination for the common thug for hand assembled weapons, TW. It's been a Leftist state controlled by the nastiest criminal clans since independence, and even now the administration is too weak to enforce much. A mass culling would be required there, in order to make it less criminal in fact.

The gun laws in India, the price of hardware, import duties on foreign weapons is such that not all can afford anything much beyond a little wood handled pipe with a 303 cartridge in it, if not a bow and a single arrow. This is what you commonly buy in Bihar.

Of late, the ISI has been flooding the east with Chinese AKs and SLRs through Nepal, wich is why the tangos are shopping there. Denied.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/15/2021 5:17 Comments || Top||

#3  a little wood handled pipe with a 303 cartridge in it

In Bangladesh they’re called shutter guns, and typical come with round of bullet., according to the RAB reports. In Pakistan, according to Rantburg lore, the question we ask is, what’s the price of an AK-47 in Peshawar?
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/15/2021 8:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Following the arrest of a top terrorist...it has come to light

Reads like Dron's folks been busy.
Posted by: Kojo Big Foot1870 || 02/15/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||

Iraqi security forces arrest four in protest murder case
[NRTtv] SULAIMANI — Iraqi security forces have arrested four individuals in the southern city of Basra suspected of killing anti-government protesters and vocal journalists, two senior security officials told AFP on Sunday (February 14).
They’re going after the Iranian sockpuppets? I’m shocked.
The arrests would represent the first major step towards justice for some of the nearly 600 Iraqis killed in protest-related violence, including assassinations, since 2019.

"Intelligence forces arrested four suspected members of a 16-person network responsible for the assassinations in Basra targeting activists," one of the sources said.

The source said Iraqi intelligence was still working to identify the remaining members of the network and would not comment on whether the accused were linked to any political party or paramilitary force.

"They confessed to their crimes, including the killing of Iraqi journalist Ahmad Abdessamad, and a number of other activists," the official said.

Abdessamad, 37, was killed in January 2020 alongside his cameraman Safaa Ghali, 26, in their hometown of Basra.

More at the link
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Turkey finds bodies of 13 PKK prisoners
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Turkey’s defense ministry announced on Sunday it has concluded its operation on Duhok’s Mount Gara after finding the bodies of 13 Turkish citizens captured by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) six years ago.

The purpose of Turkey’s Operation Claw Eagle-2 was “to neutralize the PKK and other terrorist elements, ensure border security” and to confirm the whereabouts of “our citizens who were abducted,” Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said in a statement on Sunday morning.

Akar said they found the bodies of 13 nationals, 12 were shot in the head and one in the shoulder, and claimed they were killed by the PKK.

More at the link
Posted by: badanov || 02/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336101 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Gulenists on one side of the border, PKK on the other.

What's a Caliph to do?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/15/2021 16:01 Comments || Top||

Israeli airstrikes said to hit targets near Damascus
[IsraelTimes] Syrian state media says air defenses ’confronting the Israeli aggression;’ no comment from IDF.

Israeli Arclight airstrike
s targeted a number of sites in southern Syria after midnight Sunday, the country’s state media reported, in the latest in a series of attacks attributed to the Jewish state.

The state-run SANA news agency reported that explosions were heard to the west of Damascus and that Syrian air defenses were "confronting the Israeli aggression."

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties or details on the targets.

The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on the late-night strikes, in accordance with its policy to neither confirm nor deny its operations in Syria, save for those launched in retaliation for an attack from Israel’s northern neighbor.

The IDF has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of the civil war in 2011 against moves by 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...
to establish a permanent military presence in the country and efforts to transport advanced, game-changing weapons to terrorist groups in the region, principally Hezbollah.

The reported attacks came 10 days after Israel was accused of hitting targets on the Syrian Golan Heights and at the Damascus International Airport.
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