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Good Morning

Kamala Harris prepares to meet abortion providers at White House and will 'thank them for fighting to protect reproductive health' as Supreme Court considers overturning Roe v. Wade
Friday May 20th, 2022

The Turkish forces bombed two villages in the countryside of Tel Tamr
BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors says her mistakes with 'white guilt money' were weaponized against her
Russian Military Vehicles Seen Driving Along Syrian-Jordanian Border
SDF Leader Denies ISIS Members' Escape From Prison In Syria's Hasakah
Politicians say that Turkey intends to implement a plan that has catastrophic consequences on the geography and demography of northern Syria.
USA military base in NE Syria comes under rocket attacks
Justice coming for the %u2018Dirty
51' Hunter Biden laptop liars

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#1  Glad to see you and the Burg up and running, Fred
Posted by: Frank G || 05/20/2022 11:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Cute sister, too (Ann), but a real piece of work...died in prison. Check this out if you'd like (can't make the link "nicer" for some reason):

Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/20/2022 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Cool, beautiful.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/20/2022 15:31 Comments || Top||

#4  A tall drink of water.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 05/20/2022 20:29 Comments || Top||

The Afghanistan Freedom Movement Group Claims Responsibility for Today’s Explosion of Mazar-e-Sharif
[KhaamaPress] Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan (Afghanistan Freedom Movement) grabbed credit for an attack on the 209th AlFath Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Corps convoy in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province.

An explosion occurred this morning, Thursday, May 19, in Mazar-e-Sharif Sharif’s 5th district, and it is believed that the target of the earth-shattering kaboom was a Taliban army convoy, leaving three people maimed.

Mohammad Asif Waziri, a front man for the Taliban police office in Balkh province, reported hours later that a vehicle carrying civilian personnel of the 209th AlFath Corps had been attacked, injuring three people. The injured were then taken to the corps hospital.

a woman is only as old as she admits...
according to Khalid Pasoon, a front man for the Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan, at least ten people were killed and twelve were maimed in the incident.

He described the attack as the result of a magnetic mine explosion.

He further said that the blast completely destroyed a truck transporting Taliban forces.

Pictures of the mini-bus carrying Taliban forces were also released on social media after the earth-shattering kaboom, and the picture shows the vehicle being completely destroyed.

Several other groups, in addition to the Resistance® Front and the Tahreek-e-Azadi Afghanistan, have announced their presence, and their attacks on the Taliban have increased in recent weeks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/20/2022 02:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

Interior Ministry Cracks Down on Human Trafficking to Iran
[ToloNews] The Ministry of Interior has ordered all paths be blocked that are used for human trafficking to Iran.

Many young people said they are struggling with severe economic conditions, and this crackdown will only cause more problems.

Mohammad Nabi, a resident of Kapisa, and his family came to Nimruz province and are living in a small hotel.

"We were unable to purchase passports and visas. Now when we arrived in Nimroz, the Islamic Emirate closed the borders. Where can I go with these children I have with me?" he said.

Many young people arrived in Nimroz province seeking to cross the border to Iran. They called on the Islamic Emirate to provide job opportunities in the country.

"There is no opportunity for work. Everyone is forced to leave the country to find food," said Hashmatullah, a resident of Kapisa.

"I am not happy about leaving the country but I am obliged to," said Faqir Ahmad, a resident of Kapisa.

The department of Refugees and Repatriation of Nimruz said that the Ministry of Interior ordered all border forces to prevent human trafficking in a bid to stop the illegal migration of citizens to the neighboring countries.

"Afghanistan is going toward development, and the Afghans must try to spend their energy on the development of their own country," said Sadiqullah Nasrat, head of the department.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/20/2022 02:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  What is described does not sound like human trafficking although there may be human trafficking in the full article. For refugees, you would have to live in a terrible place for Iran to be the Oz at the end of your yellow brick road. Iran is, unfortunately, surrounded by terribly poor countries. I guess they would kind of be the Dollar General of refugee destinations, if Dollar General was out of food, repressed people and funded terrorism.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/20/2022 12:25 Comments || Top||

#2  If it weren't for my Dollar General Ah'd have to drive 40 miles RT for smokes, chips and beer.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/20/2022 12:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Repression free, I hope.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/20/2022 14:38 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Fighter jets sighted in Mogadishu skies as U.S. to re-deploy troops to Somalia
[Garowe] Residents of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, have reportedly sighted fighter jets within the suburbs of the city, in what comes just hours after US President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. Sleazy Dem machine politician, paterfamilias of the Biden Crime Family, the guy who bungled Afghanistan...
authorized the redeployment of Special Forces to the Horn of Africa nation.

Just hours after Somalia elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the next president, Pentagon is said to have authorized the redeployment of close to 500 soldiers who will help the local security forces to tackle al-Shabaab
...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all of which have enough problems without them...
snuffies within the country.

Last year, Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
, the former US president, signed an Executive Order which saw all the 700 US troops who had been training Danab Special Forces besides helping in aerial combats, leave the country even in the middle of surging al-Shabaab attacks.

According to eyewitnesses in Mogadishu, two fighter jets were sighted cruising at low altitudes and shooting flares, a rare and mysterious night flying over the city. It was not immediately clear whether the jets were attached to the US Africa Command.

A short clip capturing one of the fighter jets shooting a decoy flare as a preemptive measure to counter incoming RPGs or missiles. Some residents across the northern neighborhood of the city heard the loud sound of the supersonic engine.

The US has been a major security partner of the Horn of Africa nation. On Wednesday, Outgoing PM Mohammed Hussein Roble met African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Transition Mission [ATMIS] team amid fears that Burundian forces in Middle Shabelle could vacate three more Forward Operating Bases to minimize potential al-Shabaab attack.

BNDF vacated Gololey base earlier on Saturday. Troops from Gololey were deployed in other bases to reinforce just after the al-Shabaab snuffies raided one of the bases in El-Baraf, leaving at least 30 Burundian soldiers dead according to military reports.

According to the VOA, the decision by the US to deploy troops to Somalia, however, became increasingly unpopular with U.S. military officials, who complained of having to "commute" to work, and with some Somali officials, who saw al-Shabaab's forces grow in the absence of a persistent U.S. presence.

"This was a wrong decision taken. The withdrawal was a hasty decision," a senior adviser to Mohamud told VOA, ahead of the official announcement on Tuesday.

"It disrupted counterterrorism operations," said the Somali adviser, who asked not to be named because his position in the administration has not yet been made public. "To reinstate and start with the new president is the right decision, and it came at the right time."

U.S. officials, explaining the decision to deploy fewer than 500 troops to Somalia as part of what they describe as a persistent presence, agreed that the cost of waiting any longer would be high.

Al-Shabaab "has unfortunately only grown stronger" since the December 2020 decision to no longer maintains an ongoing U.S. military presence in Somalia, a White House official said Monday, speaking on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss the new authorization.

Al-Shabaab "has increased the tempo of its attacks, including against U.S. personnel," the official said. "We're concerned about the potential for al-Shabaab's upward battlefield and financial trajectory to generate more space for the group to plan and ultimately to execute external attacks."
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/20/2022 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Team America has arrived to make things better by killing people in the midst of a failed state for some reason. I guess we should ask Biden’s teleprompter.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/20/2022 12:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Most of Africa is accessible from the Horn.
Closer to Iran than Spain or Italy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/20/2022 12:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Well sunnovabitch....it looks like The Ghost of Kyeev!
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/20/2022 14:43 Comments || Top||

#4  The Kenyan Air Force still has ~17 F-5's in use...
Posted by: magpie || 05/20/2022 17:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Looks like a Mig-29. Communicating. Inverted.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/20/2022 18:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Blackhawk Down, the sequel.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 05/20/2022 20:31 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Egyptian security forces foil suicide bombing attempt against checkpoint in North Sinai
[AlAhram] The Egyptian security forces have foiled a suicide kaboom attempt by a terrorist against personnel stationed at a police checkpoint in El-Telol district in North Sinai, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior on Thursday.

The security personnel killed the terrorist after an exchange of fire, noted the statement, adding that an boom belt, two grenades, an automatic weapon, four magazines, and 112 bullets were found in his possession.

The ministry said all legal measures have been taken and that the country's Supreme State Security Prosecution is investigating the incident.

In the past several years, Egypt has been battling Death Eaters in North Sinai, who carried out deadly attacks on police and Armed Forces checkpoints as well as civilians.

Switzerland makes more than cheese...
in 2018, the Armed Forces launched a major counter-terrorist drive dubbed "Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018" that succeeded in almost eradicating terrorism from North Sinai as well as the Nile Delta and desert areas.

As a result, the rate of terrorist attacks in North Sinai has declined in recent years following massive and successive security and military anti-terror operations.

The Egyptian Armed forces has foiled two terrorist attacks this month.

On 7 May, the army thwarted an attack launched by a group of Death Eaters on a water lifting station in western Sinai, which left an officer and 10 soldiers dead as well as five others injured.

On 11 May, the army killed seven Death Eaters in an ambush near a security checkpoint, which left an officer and four soldiers dead and two others injured.

A branch of the terrorist group 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....
(IS) — that was formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis — grabbed credit for the 7 May attack.

On Sunday, the Armed Forces announced the killing of four Death Eaters during a series of raids on a number of krazed killer hideouts in North Sinai, as part of its ongoing anti-terror operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/20/2022 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen Attack Nigerian Army General In Abuja, Steal His Multi-million-naira Vehicle

A senior Army officer, Brigadier General S. Fulani
... a peculiarly brutal tribe of Moslem herdsmen infesting Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and probably other places that are light on law and order and heavy on tribal identity...
has been attacked by button men in Abuja.

Sources told SaharaReporters that the Army General was attacked on Wednesday evening around Life Camp in the nation’s capital.

He was said to be going to his house in the area.

The button men also left with Fulani’s Toyota Venza vehicle marked ABJ41JB.

"Abuja is no more safe, imagine a General attacked easily. Our boss, Brigadier General S. Fulani was attacked by armed criminals around Life Camp, Abuja.

"The criminals also carted away his vehicle."

Abuja, the nation’s capital has seen a surge in the activities of button men in recent months.

A few months ago, the FCT Administration raised the alarm that bandidos and other criminals being forced out of key Northern states were relocating to towns around Abuja.
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Banditti

#1  Next time he should buy a Pontiac Aztec. Nobody ever would steal one of those.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/20/2022 12:41 Comments || Top||

Abia Community Protests Incessant Kidnapping By Suspected Herdsmen

Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Fulani Herdsmen (Boko Haram)

#1  "...Yeah! Ya can't swing a dead cat around here without it gettin' kidnapped!"

Posted by: MikeKozlowski || 05/20/2022 11:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Not sure how you can be suspected of herding. Could you tell the police officer, “No sir, I’m just walking with my dog; the sheep must just be headed in the same direction.”
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/20/2022 12:45 Comments || Top||

#3  "They're not my sheep. I was just watching them for a friend."
Posted by: SteveS || 05/20/2022 13:09 Comments || Top||

#4  "They're not my sheep. They're my lovers"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/20/2022 13:46 Comments || Top||

Nigerian Army Recovers 17 Rifles, 80 Live Cartridges From Gunmen Terrorising Imo State
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Banditti

#1  I like that single shot on the right.
Posted by: Tyranysaurus Ulomolet3546 || 05/20/2022 5:16 Comments || Top||

#2  I mean seriously, my cats have better firearms.
Posted by: Tyranysaurus Ulomolet3546 || 05/20/2022 5:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Some of those rifles look rather shotgun-like, but 17 long guns and 80 round of bullet is a good haul.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/20/2022 11:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Damn, I thought you could get an AK in Africa for about $10.
Posted by: Chris || 05/20/2022 11:35 Comments || Top||

#5  If you had $10.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/20/2022 12:52 Comments || Top||

#6  If you rob and loot for a living if you don't have $10 you need to find a new hobby.
Posted by: Chris || 05/20/2022 14:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Just to the right of the radio is what used to be a decent over and under.
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/20/2022 15:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Somewhere in the distance Jr Walker is singing 'Shotgun'...
Posted by: ed in texas || 05/20/2022 15:43 Comments || Top||

#9  "Excuse me sir, do you have a license for this terrorism?"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/20/2022 16:16 Comments || Top||

#10  At least they're an upgrade from a shutter gun and a single cartridge.
Posted by: KBK || 05/20/2022 16:42 Comments || Top||

#11  I would not bet that this represents what was actually captured.
Posted by: James || 05/20/2022 19:09 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Tajik Military launches ‘anti-terrorism’ Operations on Afghan Border
[KhaamaPress] Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry has announced the commencement of "anti-terrorist" military operations on the Border with Afghanistan and China to combat terrorism.

Rooters also reported on Wednesday, May 18th, that the operation was launched in Gorno-Badakhshan region near the Tajik border with Afghanistan and China.

Several days of protests in Tajikistan’s Badakhshan province preceded the operation. The demonstrators claim that the governor and mayor of Badakhshan failed to appropriately prosecute the death of a civil activist in police custody, and that they should resign as a result.

Several protestors were hurt in conflicts between police and protesters, according to eyewitnesses. The Tajik Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that one protester was killed and three coppers were maimed during the protests.

Tajikistan’s Interior Ministry has alleged that the protests in Badakhshan region are being organized by "international terrorist groups" that provide firearms and ammunition to Tajik demonstrators and their representatives in order for them to "carry out terrorist acts."

Protesters, on the other hand, claim that their actions are nonviolent mostly peaceful and protected by the law.

Tajik opposition groups overseas have appealed to Tajik officials to stop "suppressing peaceful protests" in Badakhshan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/20/2022 02:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

Fifth Column
Far-left extremists & Antifa from across US have been going to Atlanta to support an occupation at a construction site for a future police training academy
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  So where's the Georgia National Guard?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/20/2022 11:12 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^ exactly, they were throwing molotov cocktails a couple of days ago.
Posted by: Chris || 05/20/2022 11:18 Comments || Top||

#3  I look at this as an opportunity for some cadets to hone their riot control skills. This could be a valuable lab session. Alternatively, Atlanta could call Ottawa and import their horse guard and miscellaneous thugs wearing police garb with no name tags. Keep the DC Capital Police out of it. We don’t need that level of brutality.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/20/2022 12:36 Comments || Top||

#4  they have horses in the Atlanta police. They like every other city has to cover their own ass when dealing with these POS in case they are charged.
Posted by: Chris || 05/20/2022 14:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Newshounds desperate for anything to get public eye. They are seen as increasingly irrelevant. Help wanted signs as recoup efforts have lost their glamor. Nobody wants to work.
Posted by: Dale || 05/20/2022 14:17 Comments || Top||

#6  The Summer of Rage™ is off to an early start I see.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/20/2022 17:08 Comments || Top||

Delhi court convicts YasinMalik in terror funding case
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

One killed, 11 injured near Karachi's Memon Masjid bombing
A woman was killed and 11 people were left injured after a kaboom occurred at Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
’s crowded Bolton Market in Kharadar on Monday evening.

Victims and witnesses said that a van from the Kharadar cop shoppe, out on routine patrol, had just stopped in Bombay Bazaar near New Memon Masjid at around 9:25 pm when a powerful explosion took place.

The explosion was powerful enough to destroy half the police van and several cycle of violences parked around it in addition to damaging a rickshaw and shattering windowpanes of the buildings nearby.

The explosion also caused a fire to erupt, which locals doused on a self-help basis.

Ambulances rushed to the scene and evacuated around a dozen injured people to Civil Hospital where doctors pronounced one woman dead. The 11 others were provided with medical treatment.

Soon after the blast, a large contingent of rescue workers, police, and other law enforcement agencies rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. Officials from the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and the Bomb Disposal Squad also arrived on the scene, which is just a few hundred meters from the City Police Office (CPO), and have been examining the area.

During a press briefing on the spot, CTD Transnational Terrorist Intelligence Group Chief Raja Umar Khattab said ball bearings and IED were used in the kaboom which was planted in the cycle of violence, suspecting similarities with the Saddar blast earlier this week.

"The target was a police van and it is being expected that it was a remote control blast as the target was moving," he added while talking to SAMAA TV.

Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Pak Taliban (TTP)

Southeast Asia
Police: Arrested IS-linked militants sought to join MIT insurgents in Central Sulawesi
[BenarNews] Many of the 24 suspects arrested in Central Sulawesi with alleged links to a pro-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....
holy warrior group wanted to join another hard boy outfit whose decimated membership has dwindled to two, Indonesian police said Wednesday without disclosing details.

The suspects are members of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah
...founded by our old friend Abu Bakar Bashir of Al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah fame, JAD translates cleverly as Partisans of the Islamic State, but really only means (Wink! Wink!) ISIS in Indonesia...
(JAD), a domestic holy warrior network affiliated with IS, said Sr. Commissioner Arif Budiman, the head of an operation tasked with hunting down the last remaining holdouts from the Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) group in the mountains and jungles of Central Sulawesi province.

"All of them are members of JAD. Various pieces of evidence were seized," Arif told BenarNews, adding that the arrests were a "pre-emptive" move to stop them from joining the two MIT runaways and carry out acts of terrorism.

Arif said the 24 suspects were being held in Poso, a regency in Central Sulawesi where MIT holy warriors, who are accused of carrying out beheadings and bombings, have been most active.

MIT is one of two pro-IS groups operating in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Moslem-majority country. The other is JAD, which Indonesian authorities have blamed for most terror attacks in the archipelago nation during the past six years.

Earlier this week, national police front man Ahmad Ramadhan said that some of the two dozen suspects had pledged allegiance to the overall IS leader, Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, through the WhatsApp messaging service. al-Qurayshi died during a counter-terrorism raid by U.S. special forces in Syria this past February.

Some of the suspects had sought to deliver food and other supplies to the MIT Lions of Islam on the run or had withheld information about them, according to Ramadhan.

Police seized eight rifles, silencers, a revolver, and hundreds of bullets from the suspects, he said.

On Wednesday, police also said they had had arrested two more JAD holy warrior suspects, bringing to 26 the number of people who have been nabbed since Saturday.

"Both are Poso residents and supporters who wanted to join MIT," Provincial police front man Didik Supranoto told BenarNews, without providing details on accusations against them.

Authorities believe that MIT’s strength has been reduced to two people after security forces killed Suhardin (also known as Hasan Pranata) during a shootout in Parigi Moutong regency last month.

On Sept. 18, 2021, police and military members of the Madago Raya task force shot full of holes Ali Kalora, MIT’s top commander at the time, and a follower identified as Jaka Ramadhan in the jungles of Parigi Moutong.

In January 2016, the government launched Operation Tinombala, a joint military-police task force, with a mission to capture or kill MIT holy warriors. The name changed to Madago Raya (Kindness), as part of a strategy that focused on humanitarian and social activities, police said.

...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his other leg......
a member of the Central Sulawesi legislative council, Muhaimin Yunus Hadi, called the arrests "excessive" and said they involved the destruction of several residential homes in Poso and Tojo Unauna regency.

"Ten residents complained to me that their family members who were arrested were treated badly by the Densus," Muhaimin told BenarNews in Palu, referring to the anti-terror police unit.

He said relatives of the suspects had been left in the dark about their loved ones’ status.

"From the reports I have received, those arrested were mostly youths, some of them teenagers," he said, adding that those arrested included ordinary residents and construction workers.

Andi Akbar, a member of the Central Sulawesi Moslem Legal Team, which provides legal representation for suspected holy warriors, said he received information that officers had acted unlawfully, including intimidating residents.

"Densus even destroyed several residents’ houses. We are still collecting reports from residents in Poso and Tojo Unauna," he told BenarNews.

Akbar said a mother had not received news about the whereabouts of her son.

"Maybe her child was one of those arrested," he said.

"If that’s the case, Densus should provide information to the family so they don’t panic."
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/20/2022 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  For a minute there I thought it was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I got kicked out of their on campus pub back in 1991.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/20/2022 12:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Beware geeks bearing lethal algorithms.
Posted by: Astaire || 05/20/2022 14:58 Comments || Top||

Philippine military: 2 suspected Muslim militants killed in Mindanao shootout
[BenarNews] Government forces killed two runaway bully boys, who were suspected of supplying firearms to Moslem holy warrior groups in the southern Philippines, during a shootout in Mindanao and arrested two other suspects afterwards, military officials said Thursday.

The Army’s 6th Infantry Division, based in southern Maguindanao province, identified the slain suspects as Datu Romah Malang Mastura (alias Mamako) and Ebrahim Samama.

They died in a brief firefight that broke out as government soldiers and drug enforcement agents conducted a counter-narcotics operation in the town of Pigcawayan on Wednesday, said Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, the regional military chief.

"The exchange of fire lasted for about five minutes which resulted in the death of Mastura and Samama and the enemy withdrew towards the south direction," Uy told BenarNews.

The military identified the two suspects who were taken into custody after the shootout as Guiahed Akmad Toting and Ali Kamsa Guilay.

Mastura and Samama were among several inmates who had beat feet from a heavily secured prison facility in nearby Kidapawan City in 2017. Intelligence operatives had tracked their movements since then, and their group allegedly had widened its criminal operation to include drug trafficking and selling firearms to local groups allied with 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....
holy warriors.

The military said the two slain were among its list of "high-value targets" in the war against drugs. Authorities recovered from the scene an assortment of rifles and guns as well as six heat-sealed plastic sachets, containing meth drug paraphernalia.

The group to which the suspects belonged also was "providing finances and arms and other logistics support" to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
...a MILF splinter group aligned with the Islamic State...
and Daulah Islamiyah bully boy groups in the province, military officials said.

BIFF is a splinter group from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a separatist group that has signed a peace pact with Manila, while the DI is the local arm of so-called Islamic State group.

The incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. should expect a persistent presence of gangs trying to advance their cause for a separate Islamic state in the Mindanao region, according to Rommel Banlaoi, a counter-terrorism analyst at the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research.

"There are still few Moslem personalities opposing the government. They want full separation," Banlaoi told BenarNews.

"Those active murderous Moslems are remnants but there are new emerging leaders still aligned with the Islamic State," he added.

ars longa, vita brevis...
Banlaoi noted that the numbers of BIFF and Daulah Islamiyah members are dwindling due to efforts to counter the financing of terrorism to mount attacks.

Other Daulah Islamiyah cells have worked with a faction that was behind a five-month siege of Marawi, a city in the southern Philippines, by pro-IS Filipino fighters and murderous Moslems from other countries in 2017.
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USA military base in NE Syria comes under rocket attacks
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  We should abandon the base in a big convoy around a fake oil tanker. After the horde of motorcycle skinheads with aboriginal weapons follows our convoy, we can troop out all personnel and all valuables on a school bus.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/20/2022 12:49 Comments || Top||

SDF Leader Denies ISIS Members' Escape From Prison In Syria's Hasakah
[NPASYRIA] An official in al-Shaddadi Military Council of the Syrian democratic Forces (SDF) denied on Thursday that any members of ISIS had beat feet from al-Shaddadi Prison, south of Hasakah in northeast Syria.

Social media pages and websites circulated news during the last two days that four ISIS members beat feet from al-Shaddadi Central Prison, after killing two prison guards.

"The news on escaping some members of ISIS from al-Shaddadi Central Prison is not true," Sayil al-Zoba’, a leader in the al-Shaddadi Military Council, told North Press.

Tightening the security guard on the prison came as the result of the fall of two shells in the vicinity of al-Jabsa oil field two days ago, he added.

On Monday, unknown assailants targeted the vicinity of the American base in al-Shaddadi with two shells. One shell fell near a medical point in al-Jabsa oil field, while the other fell on the house of a resident without causing any casualties.

Al-Zoba’ said, "Such news is in the interest of some parties, including ISIS, which is active in the region. The aim of this news is to destabilize the region."

Al-Shaddadi Central Prison, 3 km northeast of the city, houses thousands of ISIS Death Eaters held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
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Russian Military Vehicles Seen Driving Along Syrian-Jordanian Border
[NPASYRIA] Russian military vehicles, accompanied by the Syrian government forces officers, were seen driving along the Syrian-Jordanian border, one day after the Jordanian king’s statements.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned on Wednesday that 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...
and its proxies may fill a vacuum left by Russia in southern Syria which could lead to issues along Jordan’s borders.

More than 10 Russian military vehicles roamed the Syrian-Jordanian border in the western countryside of Daraa governorate. The vehicles were accompanied by a number of the government forces officers, local sources told North Press.

The visit lasted for nearly two hours and included many villages and towns along the Jordanian borders, namely Maariya, Koya and al-Qusayr.

"The military vehicles, after completing their tour, headed directly to Damascus, which suggests that there were high-ranking Russian officers inside the cars," the sources said.

The residents believed that the Russian tour is a message to the Kingdom of Jordan that Russian forces are still present in southern Syria, contrary to the statements of the Jordanian ruler.
Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  I wonder how many Russian troops "disappear"into Syria when they hear they are going to the Ukraine?
Posted by: Chris || 05/20/2022 11:37 Comments || Top||

#2  It may be a Ukrainian farmer taking a test drive.
Posted by: Super Hose || 05/20/2022 13:00 Comments || Top||

#3  lol
Posted by: Chris || 05/20/2022 14:17 Comments || Top||

Russia Withdraws Forces From Posts In Syria's Lattakia And Homs
[NPASYRIA] Military sources in the opposition said on Thursday that the Russian forces have evacuated many of their posts in the northern countryside of Latakia and Homs countryside. The evacuated posts were transferred to the Lebanese Hezbollah."The Russian forces abandoned their posts in the Jabal al-Turkmen and Jabal al-Akrad and the vicinity of the town of Kasab, north of Latakia. The posts were transferred to the Lebanese Hezbollah," the sources told North Press.

"The Russian forces’ evacuation in Lattakia coincided with withdrawing several KAMAZ military vehicles from their bases deployed in the city of Palmyra, east of Homs governorate," the sources added.

On May 7, the Moscow Times newspaper reported Russia has begun the process of withdrawing its military forces from Syria and is concentrating them at three airports before being transferred to the Ukrainian front.

The abandoned air bases of the Russian Federation are transferred to the Iranian military-political formation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah, it said.

Posted by: Fred || 05/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Hey Fred!
Fake distorted news!
The real reason of Russia “moving” is:
On May 20, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies plus the Russian Federation off a large-scale operation against ISIS cells in Syria’s central region.
Posted by: Boerboel || 05/20/2022 15:04 Comments || Top||

The Turkish forces bombed two villages in the countryside of Tel Tamr
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