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Afghanistan
Nangarhar: Jalalabad chief cop detained, 9 ISIS turbans permanently unwound in airstrike


Security chief of PD2 of Jalalabad city detained after 2 policemen found dead

[Khaama Press] The security chief of the second police district of Jalalabad city has been detained after two coppers were found dead on Saturday night.

Provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat informed regarding the detention of the security chief of police district#2 of the city.

Hayat said an investigation has been launched regarding the incident took that place in the roundabout in police district#2 of the city.

He said the provincial military council members are committed to ensure security for the residents of the city as he promised to implement reforms in the security sector.

Hayat further added that the military council has decided that the security officials will not be allowed to participate in any party and other events.

Provincial security chief of 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..
Ghulam Sanayi Stanikzai said the police forces have been instructed to step up efforts to ensure security for the residents of the city.

This comes as two coppers were found dead in police district#2 of the city on Saturday.

The circumstances surrounding the murder of the two coppers have not been ascertained so far but the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group claims that the fighters of the group have killed two coppers and their weapons have been confiscated.

9 militants killed as airstrike target ISIS-K compound in Nangarhar

[Khaama Press] At least nine militants were killed during an airstrike targeting a compound of the ISIS Khurasan in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. (Photo – US Air Forces Central Command)

The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Haska Mina district.

The statement further added that an airstrike targeted the compound of the terror group in Gorgori area of the district late on Saturday night.

According to the provincial government, at least nine ISIS Khurasan militants were killed and their compound was destroyed during the airstrike.

Several weapons and munitions belonging to the terror group were also destroyed during the airstrike, the statement added.

The latest airstrike targeting the ISIS Khurasan compound has been carried out amid ongoing operations to suppress the activities of the terror group in this province.

The provincial government said Saturday that 17 militants of the terror group were killed during the similar operations on Friday.
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8 militants killed, 6 wounded in ongoing Tofan-10 operations in Takhar
[Khaama Press] At least fourteen snuffies were killed or maimed during the ongoing Tofan-10 operations in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the operations were conducted in the vicinity of Khwaja Ghar district.

The source further added that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) targeted the hard boys’ hideouts in Qaflatoon, Manchqoor, and Qaroq areas, leaving at least eight hard boys.

According to Shaheen Corps, at least six snuffies were also maimed and four others were locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
during the same operations.

The operations were conducted with the help of close-air support and artillery support, the Shaheen Corps said, adding that the security personnel did not suffer any casualty during the operations.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as sporadic festivities are underway in some remote parts of Takhar province between the Afghan forces and the anti-government armed hard boys.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/04/2018 00:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
At least 46 refugees killed as boat sinks off Tunisia coast
[PRESSTV] At least 46 refugees have been killed and 67 have been rescued after their boat sank off the coast of Tunisia.

Tunisia’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday that the refugees were of Tunisian and other nationalities, adding that the rescue operation was still ongoing in the Mediterranean.

Some 180 refugees, including 80 from other African countries had been travelling on the packed boast when it sank, security sources said.

The deaths are the latest to come from a refugee crisis that has gripped countries on various sides of the Mediterranean.

Nine people including six children died on Sunday near The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
’s southern province of Antalya after a speedboat carrying 15 refugees sank off the coast.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), which is affiliated to the United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
, estimates that 660 had died attempting to cross into Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
through the Mediterranean since the start of this year.

Tunisia has become a major embarkation point for refugees from Africa who seek to reach southern coasts of Italia.

Many have died over the past years while taking the risky journey from neighboring Libya to the Italian coast. However,
Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried...
the flow from Libya ebbed after the former government of Italia, backed by the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
, reached an agreement with the militia and government of the North African country to contain the departures.

A new government in Italia is now trying to further reduce the number of arrivals. New interior minister Matteo Salvini, who leads Italia’s the anti-immigrant League party, has vowed to deport up to 100,000 refugees per year while doing his best to block the arrival of boats carrying refugees from Africa.
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Arabia
Death toll tops 100 in fight for key Yemeni port
[DAWN] The battle for a major rebel-controlled port 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. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
has left more than 100 soldiers and gunnies dead in less than a week, medics and military sources said on Saturday.

Yemeni forces are fighting to close in on the Red Sea port of Hodeida, the main conduit for humanitarian supplies into a country where 22 million people are in dire need of food aid.

Medics in the southern Aden governorate, where the Yemeni government is based, said they had received the bodies of 52 people, including 20 soldiers, between Friday and Saturday, bringing the toll to at least 110 killed in festivities since Wednesday. The remainder appeared to be rebels, the medics said.

A source in the pro-government military coalition said on Saturday the Houthi
...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 Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. 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 ...
rebels had ambushed a military convoy in the coastal district of al-Durayhmi in Hodeida governorate.

Loyalist fighters, backed by 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...
and the United Arab Emirates, last week announced they had launched an operation to enter Hodeida city and seize the rebel-held port.

Hodeida lies 230 kilometres from the capital Sanaa, which the Iran-backed Houthis seized in 2014, prompting a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen the following year.

The campaign, which continues to this day, aims to restore power to the internationally recognised government of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
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Israeli jets fly over Hudaydah amid Saudi push to seize city: Houthi chief
[PRESSTV] Leader of Yemen's Houthi
...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 Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. 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 ...
Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi has revealed that Israeli warplanes have been detected flying over the key port city of Hudaydah.

Houthi said Israeli jets have been seen in Hudaydah's skies over the past few days amid a push by Saudi mercenaries to seize the city, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.

"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. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
is actually fighting against a Saudi-Zionist coalition," he said, referring to a military campaign which Riyadh has been carrying out against Yemen since 2015.

Several Western countries, the US and the UK in particular, are widely known to be helping 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...
in the aggression, but this is the first time claims of Israeli complicity have been made.

Referring to close ties between Israel and terrorist groups in Syria, Houthi noted that the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
elements in Yemen are also the "mercenaries and servants" of Tel Aviv and Washington.

Israel and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, but latest reports say the two regimes are working behind the scenes to establish formal contact.

A senior Israeli nuclear expert revealed recently that Tel Aviv was selling Saudi Arabia information that would allow the kingdom to develop nuclear weapons.
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#1  a Saudi-Zionist coalition

That's disappointing. I thought it was a US-Saudi aggression.
Posted by: Hupirt Chack6338 || 06/04/2018 1:55 Comments || Top||

#2  "We could tell because they left Juice Chemtrails"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/04/2018 8:50 Comments || Top||


Saudi aerial assault leaves nine civilians dead in northwestern Yemen
[PRESSTV] At least nine civilians have been killed when Saudi military aircraft carried out an Arclight airstrike against a residential area in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.

Saudi fighter jets conducted an aerial assault against a house in the Baqim district of the province on Saturday afternoon, leaving nine people dead and several others injured, an unnamed local source told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network.

The source added that there were women and kiddies among the fallen victims.

Elsewhere in the al-Tuhayat district of Yemen's western coastal province of Hudaydah, Saudi warplanes launched at least 15 airstrikes. There were no immediate reports of casualties and the extent of damage inflicted.

An unidentified number of Saudi-backed faceless myrmidons loyal to Yemen's resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, also bit the dust and sustained injuries when an improvised bomb went off in the Nihm district of Sana'a province.

Early on Saturday, Yemeni army soldiers, backed by allied fighters from the Popular Committees, fatally shot a Saudi trooper at al-Sadis military base in 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...
’s southern border region of Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
.
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Bahraini courts give prison sentences to dozen anti-regime activists
[PRESSTV] Courts in Bahrain have handed down prison sentences to at least 12 anti-regime protesters as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and freedom fighters in the kingdom.

Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court sentenced three of the defendants to five years in jail, while four others received three years in prison, Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website reported.

The court found the anti-regime activists guilty of "assaulting coppers, setting fire to a police patrol car and illegal gathering" in the small village of Abu Quwah.

They were also ordered to pay a fine of 378 dinars ($1,000) for the damage of the police patrol car owned by the Ministry of the Interior.

The same court also upheld a three-year prison sentence against a political dissident on alleged charges of making a fake bomb threat in Tubli village.

Separately, Bahrain's Supreme Criminal Court sentenced two defendants to three years in prison after convicting them of insulting and attacking a policeman and a lieutenant at Dry Dock detention center. Two others got a month in jail each.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.
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India-Pakistan
Security forces kill 6 'terrorists', repulse multiple attacks from across Afghan border
[DAWN] Security forces repulsed terrorist attacks from across the Pak-Afghan border, killing a total of six "terrorists" in two separates areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported on Sunday.

According to the military's media wing, the attacks targeted border posts and border fencing parties in the Bajaur area of KP and the Qamar Din Qarez area in Balochistan. Security personnel have foiled seven infiltration attempts in the Bajaur area alone during the last 24 hours, it added.

"Four security personnel and a soldier of the Pakistain Air Force, deployed at an observation post, got injured during the exchange of fire," read an ISPR blurb.

"Taking advantage of ungoverned spaces and [with] facilitation [from] inside Afghanistan, gunnies are resorting to such attacks to prevent fencing and construction of border posts," it added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had been cornered by the banditti...
a security bigshot who declined to be named, told DawnNewsTV that over 30 gunnies from the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain (TTP) attacked the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
check post located at the border.

Pakistain’s military has so far fenced off more than 43km of the frontier with Afghanistan. The military has also planned to recruit tens of thousands of new troops to man the border. It is not clear how long it will take to fence the entire boundary.

Authorities in Pakistain consider the fence mandatory for restriction of the movement of gunnies from across the country.

However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
the government in Kabul has been opposing the move.
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#1  From another report: "Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500km frontier despite Kabul’s protests that the barrier would divide families and friends along the Pashtun tribal belt straddling the colonial-era Durand line drawn up by the British in 1893.

Pakistan’s military estimates that it will need about Rs56 billion ($532 million) for the project, while there are also plans to build 750 border forts and employ high-tech surveillance systems to prevent militants crossing."
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#2 
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Clashes on Kashmir border end India-Pakistan brief truce
[PRESSTV] A salvo of gun and mortar fire across the border of Kashmire has ended a brief truce between India and Pakistain in the disputed Himalayan region.

Authorities in the Indian-ruled Kashmire said Sunday that two guards were killed and seven civilians were maimed in the border region of Aknoor after Pak soldiers opened unprovoked fire from Sialkot in the Pak side of the frontier.

Speaking from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmire, Border force front man Manoj Yadav said those killed had shuffled off the mortal coil in a nearby hospital, adding that Indian troops also returned fire after the festivities erupted in early hours of Sunday.

"The injured soldiers were immediately evacuated to a military hospital where they later succumbed [to their injuries]," said Yadav.

The exchange of fire effectively ends a days-long truce reached between India and Pakistain across the border which divides Kashmire between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

The two pledged earlier this week to respect the conditions laid out in a 2003 ceasefire "in letter and spirit", encouraging thousands of civilians to return to their homes after weeks of shelling. The truce was meant to end some of the highest levels of violence seen in the region over the past 15 years. Dozens have been killed from the two sides over the past months as New Delhi and Islamabad both blame each other for violating the ceasefire.

The violence comes amid an uptick of unrest inside the India-ruled Kashmire where people have been protesting against brutality of security forces in dealing with anti-government demonstrations. Several people were maimed during festivities on Saturday which came during a funeral held for a young man who had been overrun and killed by a police car a day earlier.

India, which maintains some 500,000 troops across Kashmire, accuses Pakistain of fueling an insurgency that has killed tens of thousands of civilians since the region broke up from Britannia’s colonial rule and was divided between the two countries. Most of people in Kashmire, India’s only Moslem-dominated state, want either independence or a merger with Pakistain.
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Iraq
16 explosive charges detonated, 3 terrorist hotbeds destroyed in Iraq’s Anbar
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Iraqi army forces detonated on Sunday 16 explosive charges and destroyed three terrorist hotbeds in Anbar province as security campaigns against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
continue nationwide.

Speaking to Alsumaria News, Spokesman for the Iraqi Security Media Council Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool said that troops of Samarra Operations Command also found a locally-made bomb and enjugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
a wanted criminal in al-Ishaqi district in Salahuddin province.

Moreover, the troops destroyed a mud-built house and found a home-made bomb in Qarah Tabbah district in Diyala province.

Iraqi authorities regularly announce the capture of Islamic State forces of Evil in different parts in the country since the collapse of the group’s territorial influence in the country last year.
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Kirkuk combat chronicle: 2 cops and a car full of civilians kaboomed


Two police personnel killed in bomb blast, southwest of Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Two police personnel were killed in a bomb blast, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

“A bomb, went off, at noon, targeting a police patrol in al-Nusaif village, southwest of Kirkuk, leaving two personnel killed,” Cap.Hamed al-Ebeidi, of Kirkuk police, told Anadolu Agency.

The blast, according to the source, “destroyed the vehicle on which the policemen were on board.”

Four civilians wounded in bomb blast, northwest of Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Four civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, northwest of Kirkuk, a security source said on Sunday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb went off targeting a vehicle carrying four people in Hetteen region, near police station in al-Dibs town, northwest of Kirkuk, leaving them injured.”

“Security troops cordoned off the blast scene, while the ambulances transferred the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
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Iraqi court sentences French woman to life in jail over Daesh membership
[PRESSTV] An Iraqi court has sentenced a French woman to life in prison for her suspected membership in the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group, some six months after Baghdad announced that the terror outfit had lost all of its urban bastions in the Arab country.

Melina Boughedir, a mother of four, on Sunday told the judge in French that she was "innocent" and that her husband, who is now believed to be killed in anti-terror operations, first "duped" her and then "threatened" her to take away the children from her unless she followed him to the Arab country, where he planned joining ISIS.

"I am opposed to the ideology" of ISIS and "condemn the actions of my husband," the 27-year-old French citizen said in defense while she wore a black dress and a black headscarf.

Boughedir arrived in the courtroom as she was carrying her youngest daughter in her arms. Her three other children are now in La Belle France.

Arrested in the summer of 2017 in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the former de facto capital of ISIS, the French woman was initially sentenced to seven months in prison by a court in February for "illegal" entry into Iraq and was set to be deported to her home country. However,
Switzerland makes more than cheese...
another court ordered her re-trial under Iraq’s anti-terrorist law and on Sunday she was found guilty of being a member of ISIS.

On Thursday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Boughedir was a "ISIS terrorist who fought against Iraq" and that she should be tried on Iraqi soil.

Her defense team, however, tried to persuade Iraqi authorities to allow her to return to La Belle France and face a court there, but all to no avail, prompting her lawyers to denounce Le Drian and French authorities over "pressure on the Iraqi judicial system" and "unacceptable interference."

Boughedir’s defense team believed that the French government, through putting pressure on Baghdad, prevents the return of detained hard boyz to La Belle France.
Posted by: Fred || 06/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Yeah, she was all for it until they started losing.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/04/2018 3:32 Comments || Top||

#2  The old "Bad Boys" attraction.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/04/2018 8:05 Comments || Top||

#3  sentenced a French woman to life in prison

Hope it's painful, brutal, and relatively short
Posted by: Frank G || 06/04/2018 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  With compulsory daily washing?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/04/2018 11:30 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Priest lightly hurt in attack by two Palestinian youths in Bethlehem
Christians also have developed the idea of being equal under the tutelage of the Juices.
[IsraelTimes] Police receive a complaint on Sunday from an Israeli Christian priest, who says he was attacked by young Paleostinian men in a church in Bethlehem, after asking them to be quiet during prayers.

The priest filed a complaint with police earlier today saying the youths made noise outside the church, leading him to ask them to be quiet.

After the service, he found two youths waiting for him outside, one of the holding a knife. They attacked him, leaving him lightly hurt at the scene.

One suspect, a Paleostinian resident of East Jerusalem, was caught by Paleostinian police and is being handed to the Israel Police for questioning, police say.
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#1  If they were making noise, he should have invited them in to join the choir!
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 06/04/2018 9:20 Comments || Top||

#2  The bells of St. Mary's are ringing
In Bedlam; young lions are springing
As Leo sets fires
And Miss Steenberg inquires
Why her singers are practicing slinging.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/04/2018 14:40 Comments || Top||


Palestinian man succumbs to Israeli gunfire wounds suffered in Gaza rally
[PRESSTV] A Paleostinian man, who was critically maimed by Israeli army gunfire more than two weeks ago during an anti-occupation protest along the border between the besieged Gazoo Strip and occupied territories, has departed this vale of tears.

The front man for the Gazoo Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that 30-year-old Mohammed Na'im Hamadeh died of his injuries on Sunday morning.

He had been shot and maimed near the Gazoo fence on the eve of the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided this year with the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds.
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Large blazes scorch kibbutz fields in apparent fresh Gaza kite attacks
[IsraelTimes] Large fires broke out Sunday in fields outside towns belonging to kibbutzim near the border with the Gazoo Strip, apparently as a result of a flaming kite sent from the Paleostinian enclave, according to fire and rescue services.

Firefighters worked with local residents to put out the blaze in the fields of the kibbutzim: Nir Am, Or Haner and Be’eri.

As a result of the fire, the southbound lane of the Route 34 highway was closed to traffic.

Officials said that since the start of the protests the kites had set over 270 fires, destroying some 25,000 dunam (6,200 acres), or more than a third of all the land adjacent to the Strip.
The Times of Israel updates the boilerplate from that final paragraph:
Over the past six weeks, Molotov cocktail-carrying kites and balloons launched from the Gazoo Strip have started 3,000 separate fires and decimated some 10,000 dunams (2,500 acres) of farmland near the Gazoo border, according to figures cited today by Hadashot television news.

Gaza’s airborne firebombs are getting smarter, and reaching farther

[IsraelTimes] Hadashot television news reports that the fires sparked by Gazooks in southern Israel today are reaching farther into Israel because the Gazooks have changed their tactics.

In recent weeks, Gazooks have launched Molotov cocktail-carrying kites into Israel, where they fell into dry fields and sparked major brushfires.

Today, authorities are battling helium balloons carrying long-burning materials like charcoal. The balloons are capable of flying several kilometers into Israel and sparking fires farther afield.

Firefighters are battling at least four brushfires today sparked by Gazook arsonists
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Palestinians infiltrated from Gaza, damage equipment
[Ynet] Paleostinians cut through the border fence near the southern Gazoo Strip, entered Israel and ignited an equipment container belonging to contractors building the underground tunnels barrier, before returning to Gazoo.
As the tit for tat continues — expect Gaza to be punished overnight.

Unarmed Palestinian detained after crossing Gaza border fence into Israel

[Ynet] A Paleostinian suspect was detained Sunday morning while crossing the Gazoo border fence into Israel. The Paleostinian, who was unarmed, was taken in for questioning.

Over the weekend, an IDF force detained two suspects approaching the Mitzpe Yishai neighborhood in the West Bank. An investigaton revealed the suspects had hidden weapons, bullets and knives in the vicinity of Mitzpe Yishai.
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Syrian army forces repel Islamic State attack coming from Iraqi borders
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Syrian army forces have repelled an Islamic State attack launched by militants who infiltrated from the Iraqi borders, Syrian media channels reported on Sunday.

“Militants from IS attempted infiltration into al-Hasrat, al-Shaafa villages in al-Bu kamal region. The troops managed to eliminate them,” the Syrian news agency SANA said.

“Confrontations occurred between army forces and militants who sneaked from the Iraqi-Syrian borders to al-Shaafa village, on the eastern bank of Euphrates,” the report said adding that the clashes left the militants killed and injured.

Moreover, army forces foiled an infiltration attempt into al-Hasrat village, north of al-Bu Kamal, killing most of the militants.
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