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Afghanistan
Afghan forces conduct 116 joint, special ops and 32 airstrikes in past 24 hours: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops conducted 116 Joint and Special Operations against the murderous Moslem groups in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the security forces conducted 12 joint and 104 special operations to suppress the murderous Moslem groups.

Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 32 Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s to support the ground forces.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the operations in Ghazni, Faryab, Kunduz, Balkh, Maidan Wardak, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, 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..
, Farah, Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
, Pashtun-infested Logar, Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
and Baghlan provinces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch started the buffalo stampeding......
the defense ministry said the security forces killed 45 snuffies and maimed 17 others during the same operations.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the coalition forces also provided support to the Afghan cops during the operations.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented regarding the operations so far.
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Afghan forces fully clear Kulyan and several other villages in Bulchiragh district of Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces fully cleared several villages including Kolian Village in Bulchiragh district of Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces also inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs during the operation.

However,
ars longa, vita brevis...
the statement did not disclose further information regarding the casualties figure.

Meanwhile,
...back at the laboratory, Igor and Oleg were discussing what the quickest way might be to deal with the monster...
the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces recaptured a Humvee armored personnel carrier, a thousand rounds Ak-47 ammunition, 10 rocket launcher rockets, 5 improvised bombs and 20 cycle of violences.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has not commented regarding the operation so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces thwart militants bid to detonate a car bomb in Jalalabad city
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces thwarted hard boyz bid to detonated a vehicle-borne improvised bomb in Jalalabad city 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..
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the security forces discovered the boom-mobile during an operation in Mohmandara district.

The statement further added that the hard boyz were looking to use the boom-mobile in an attack in Jalalabad city.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
the interior ministry said the Afghan forces to discover and defuse the boom-mobile before hard boyz manage to detonate it in Jalalabad city.

The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under:


ISIS-K militants among 12 killed in latest airstrikes conducted in Kunduz, Herat and Nangarhar
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s killed 12 forces of Evil including two ISIS Khurasan holy warriors in three provinces of Afghanistan.

The informed military sources said Thursday that the security forces conducted the airstrikes in Kunduz, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
and 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..
provinces.

The sources further added that the airstrikes in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz killed 8 Talibs.

Furthermore, an airstrike killed 2 Talibs in Obeh district of Herat province.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's other gun out of his other hand......
the sources said an airstrike killed 2 ISIS Khurasan holy warriors in Khugyani district of Nangarhar province. ’

The anti-government forces of Evil including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Interestingly, although we have not been seeing much about ISIS in Afghanistan here, Strategy Page argues that ISIS is quietly thriving in Afghanistan, “...because ISIL is the last resort for Islamic radicals seeking an Islamic terror group that has not been ‘compromised‘.” Scroll down to the sixth paragraph for the discussion on the subject.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Afghan Air Force strikes in Ghazni
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Air Force carried out Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in various parts of Ghazni province inflicting heavy casualties on Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force conducted airstrikes in Shahbaz, Nogha and Qarabagh districts of Ghazni.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 7 Talibs and maimed 7 others.

Furthermore, the coalition forces conducted an airstrike in Andar district of Ghazni and killed 3 Talibs, the 203rd Thunder Corps said.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Barry, paging Barry, your table is waiting in the Ghazni section.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/12/2019 6:31 Comments || Top||


Airstrikes kill 9 Taliban militants in Wardak and Ghazni provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in Wardak and Ghazni provinces killing at least 9 Talibs.

The informed military officials said Thursday that airstrikes killed 6 Talibs in Nerkh district of Wardak province.

The sources further added that a similar airstrike killed 3 Talibs in Andar district of Ghazni province.

The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


John Chapman's incredible heroics in the first Medal of Honor action ever recorded on video
[Task & Purpose] Most actions that lead to the awarding of the Medal of Honor are based on eyewitness accounts or physical evidence.

The actions of Air Force Technical Sgt. John Chapman, however, were caught on video.

Chapman, an Air Force combat controller, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in August 2018 for his bravery during the 2002 Battle of Takur Ghar in Afghanistan, in which he charged enemy bunkers and exposed himself to blistering fire while trying to rescue a fallen comrade.

And hovering over the 10,469-foot peak at the time was a CIA predator drone and other surveillance assets, which captured it all.

Dan Schilling, a former combat controller and author of a new book about Chapman, narrates a new video of that footage that explains Chapman's actions and what he did to protect his teammates.

"You'll watch Chapman's heroic actions as he saves the lives of his entire SEAL Team and then another 18 members of a quick reaction force, earning America's highest award, the Medal of Honor," Schilling explains.

In the nearly nine-minute video, Schilling walks through the team's actions and highlights Chapman in the frame so viewers can keep track of his progress.

"It was really grainy. But there was still somebody up there fighting, and you could see that," Kenny Longfritz, Chapman's first sergeant at 24th STS, said of the Predator drone footage he viewed after the battle. There was no doubt in his mind, or among many others in the squadron, that it was John.

Chapman's actions occurred on March 4, 2002 during Operation Anaconda, the largest battle involving conventional U.S. troops in the Afghanistan War. While attached to SEAL Team 6 as a combat controller ‐ the team's expert on air strikes and communications ‐ Chapman was one of the first off the helicopter as the team tried to rescue a fallen SEAL.

Trudging through thigh-deep snow, Chapman and the others fought back against al Qaeda fighters that had dug in on the mountaintop. And when the team fell back under withering enemy fire, Chapman remained behind to fight on for an hour and attempted to cover the approach of a quick reaction force, before he was shot and killed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trudging through thigh-deep snow,

This is one part I'd missed before. As a Minnesotan, Sargent Chapman, badass to the bone.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/12/2019 6:35 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Sudan military council says that they foiled a coup attempt
[TWITTER]

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Africa North
Two killed, three wounded in a car bomb targeting funeral of ex high-ranking military officer in Benghazi
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Death toll in #migrant ship disaster off #Tunisia coast rises to 58
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Those people trafficking boats have blood on their hands encouraging illegal migration!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/12/2019 4:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course. They're professional traffickers posing as NGOs. Someone has to be paying their salaries.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/12/2019 6:44 Comments || Top||

#3  One of the unstudied events in Western/American history is the number of ships leaving Europe and not making it to America, circa 17th Century on. It just wasn't the Titanic.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/12/2019 7:18 Comments || Top||


Britain
Gibraltar police arrest captain, officer of detained Iranian tanker
[IsraelTimes] Gibraltar police have arrested the Indian captain and chief officer of a seized Iranian tanker suspected of breaching EU sanctions by shipping oil to Syria, a front man for the Royal Gibraltar Police says today.

The two men, both Indian nationals, were arrested this afternoon but neither has been charged, the front man.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Guess the hostage swap gambit failed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/12/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||


UK far-right activist gets 9 months in prison for contempt
[IsraelTimes] A British judge has sentenced far-right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon to a total of nine months in prison for contempt of court.

He receives six months for filming defendants in a criminal trial and broadcasting the footage on social media and three months for an earlier contempt finding.

Judge Victoria Sharp says in the Old Bailey courthouse that the prison term was necessary to "properly reflect the gravity of the conduct."

Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, was arrested and enjugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
last year for potentially prejudicing a trial after the Facebook broadcast outside a trial of men accused of sexually abusing teenage girls.

A court later freed him and said more review was needed.

Yaxley-Lennon, who founded the anti-Islam English Defense League, claims to have been exposing "Moslem rape gangs."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The Judges

Judge Dame Victoria Sharp, President of the Queen's Bench Division, She is the daughter of Lord Sharp of Grimsdyke Yupp, no pun. She is also known as the Queen Victoria of gagging and her many contributions toward England becoming a shithole are the swift silencing of native dissent against sharia and islamic crime.

The other judge is 'Sir' oooh, Knight Justice Mark Warby, known anal retentive legalist. Not a free thought in England can escape the old Bailey, folks ! Especially if it slights moslems.




The Victim

Tommy Robinson was actually calling out the police and civil servants on their prolonged inactivity against islamic grooming gangs and systematic rape of British children by muslim immigrants. He was about as vocal about it as the damn paparazzi are about Meghan's wardrobe or Diana's affairs. Thousands of British citizen's appealed to the judiciary to let him go, but they had already made up their minds. They needed a patsy to hang their inability to strongly indict the muslims gangs. And the person who crossed a few faint lines calling for their blood was the perfect one.


He is a loud voice against moslems and islamic crime in England and needed to be silenced. The authorities even tried to scare him by putting him in confinement with hard core islamists. The BBC has constantly vilified him as public enemy no. 1 all this while.

He had appealed to US Prez Trump for help, with his life in danger from islamists and 'civil servants' alike. I don't think Trump could do anything about it unless he comes over somehow.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/12/2019 2:53 Comments || Top||

#2  The BBC won't like it when their journalists are arrested live on air for doing exactly the same...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/12/2019 2:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Far right???
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/12/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, tactically he could always convert to islame. That would throw the ball back into their court and they'd probably have to release him. Not under UK Law of course, but PC/Tabloid Law which seems to be a lot stronger anyway.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/12/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Tommy Robinson was actually calling out the police and civil servants on their prolonged inactivity against islamic grooming gangs and systematic rape of British children Britain by muslim immigrants.

Of course it's the children but it's so much more.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/12/2019 10:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Contempt of asshattery is no vice.
Posted by: Heriberto Omomotle9279 || 07/12/2019 12:27 Comments || Top||


Europe
Germany must repatriate ISIS fighter’s wife and children: Court
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Berlin court has ruled that the Foreign Ministry should repatriate from Syria the German wife and three children of a suspected ISIS fighter, a front man said on Thursday, adding that it was the first such ruling against the government.

The family had sued the Foreign Ministry after its diplomats declined a request to help the mother return to Germany with her three children from a Kurdish-controlled area in northern Syria, the court front man said. Germany had wanted to repatriate the children but not the mother.

The court said the Foreign Ministry should first verify the identity of the mother and her children before proceeding with their repatriation.
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#1  you'll regret this.
Posted by: chris || 07/12/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Given the historical blood feud mentality that they raise their children with, I'd agree.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/12/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Fire put out in southern #Iraqi refinery, operations unaffected
[TWITTER]

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Roadside bomb explosion kills two Iraqi people in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two Iraqi people were killed Wednesday in a roadside kaboom near a bridge in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to the Arabic-language Baghdad Today website, the source that a roadside kaboom explosion targeted two people riding a cycle of violence near the March 1 Bridge in southern Kirkuk.

The explosion left the pair dead, added the source without giving further details.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas fella Mahoud al-Adham Tango Uniform
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers mistakenly shot an operative of Islamist group Hamas on Thursday who had been trying to stop Palestinians approaching the Israel-Gaza border, the Israeli military said.

The health ministry in Gaza, which is run by Hamas, identified the dead man as Mahmoud al-Adham, 28,
...The Times of Israel identifies him more completely as Hamas field commander, Mahmoud Ahmad Sabri al-Adham...
and said he was shot near Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the territory.

"An initial inquiry suggests that a Hamas restraint operative arrived in the area of the security fence because of two Palestinians who were wandering in the area," the Israeli military said in a statement.

"In retrospect, it appears that the IDF (Israel Defense Force) troops who arrived at the location misidentified the Hamas restraint operative to be an armed terrorist and fired as a result of this misunderstanding," it said, promising a review.

The last round of violence in the Gaza Strip and neighboring southern Israel was in May,
...already fading into the mists of ancient history...
with hundreds of Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes over three days before a ceasefire was brokered.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Jihadists suffered heavy losses to capture Hamamiyat, 2 emirs killed
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels launched an offensive in northwestern Hama on Wednesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at the town of Hamamiyat.

While the jihadist rebels were able to capture Hamamiyat, the attack proved to be incredibly costly for the bad boys, as dozens were reported dead or maimed.

According to a report from Hama, the two Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
emirs, Abu Hafez Kernaz and Qahoura Mahrouk, were killed during the attack on Hamamiyat last night.

In addition to the death of these commanders, the jihadist rebels lost over 25 Death Eaters during the attack on Hamamiyat.

Since capturing Hamamiyat, the jihadist rebels have attempted to seize nearby Kernaz, but they failed to do so, despite having the high ground.

The Syrian Arab Army is now preparing to storm the town in a bid to reverse the jihadist gains in northwestern Hama.
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  on the border of Idlib
Posted by: lord garth || 07/12/2019 5:06 Comments || Top||

#2  2 emirs killed

Apparently, large flightless birds have been added to the list of things we should care about, along with fluffy bunnies and kittens.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/12/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

#3  There seem to be as many emirs as there are Gülen supporters.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/12/2019 9:59 Comments || Top||


Blast kills at least eight in Syria’s rebel-held Afrin
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A boom-mobile killed at least eight people and maimed many others on Thursday in the Syrian city of Afrin which Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel groups captured from Kurdish fighters last year, medical sources and a war monitor said.

The blast struck an entrance to the city, killing civilians including children, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group reported.

The Observatory and the medical sources said many other people had been injured in the earth-shattering kaboom, some very badly.

Afrin is located north of Aleppo near the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor...
. It was held by the Kurdish YPG militia until last year when rebels seized it and the surrounding countryside in a Turkey-backed offensive.
Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Clashes kill 56 fighters in northwest Syria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Regime and hard boy-led forces were locked in festivities on Thursday on the edge of an opposition bastion in northwest Syria after an hard boy-led advance that killed 56 fighters overnight, a war monitor said.

Russian and regime aircraft have ramped up their deadly bombardment of the Idlib region - administered by Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
, and home to some three million people - since late April, despite a months-old international truce deal.

Clashes have also raged on the edges of the region, including in the north of Hama province.

Late Wednesday, HTS and allied rebels took control of Hamameyat village and hilltop, in festivities that killed 32 regime fighters and 24 fighters within the murderous Moslems’ own ranks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

"The fighting is ongoing as regime planes and artillery pound the area," the head of the Britannia-based monitor Rami Abdel Rahman said on Thursday morning.

HTS front man Abu Khaled al-Shami said the hard boy and rebel fighters attacked after dark, taking control of the "heavily fortified" hill from fighters loyal to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Supressor of the Damascenes...
Naji Mustafa, a front man for the allied National Liberation Front
...the Turkic paramilitaries intended to replace with their native jihadi ferocity all the highly trained Turkish soldiers Sultan Erdogan I the much beloved has jailed in the last few years for not worshipping the ground he walks upon. The Uighurs and so forth who did not join Al Nusra or ISIS seem to have ended up here...
rebel grouping, said: "The hill is very strategic because it overlooks... supply routes to enemy forces."

A September deal between Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
was supposed to avert a massive regime offensive on Idlib, but it was never fully implemented and HTS took full administrative control in January.

More than 550 civilians have been killed in regime and Russian air strikes on northwest Syria since the end of April, according to the Observatory.

Air strikes on Wednesday alone killed 11 civilians, among them four children, including in raids that knocked a hospital out of service, the monitor said.

The United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
says 25 health facilities in the region have been hit, while the fighting has forced 330,000 people to flee their homes.

Syria’s war has killed more than 370,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with a brutal crackdown on anti-government protests.

Posted by: Fred || 07/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Explosion rocks Christian neighborhood in Syria’s Qamishli, injuring 12
[Rudaw] Twelve people were maimed on Thursday when a boom-mobile went kaboom! near a church in a Syrian regime-held neighbourhood of Qamishli, northern Syria, according to Rudaw’s news hound at the scene.

The explosion occurred in the Christian-majority neighborhood of al-Wasta, Rudaw’s Viviyan Fatah said.

The blast caused significant material damage, but no fatalities were reported. No one has grabbed credit for the attack.

The city of Qamishli is located in Hasaka province in northern Syria and is under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES). However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
some neighborhoods remain under the control of the Syrian regime.

Earlier in the day, a cycle of violence bomb was also detonated in downtown Hasaka. There were no casualties, according to the ANHA News Agency.

Also earlier on Thursday, at least eight non-combatants were killed and 35 others maimed when a bomb went kaboom! on board an oil truck in Afrin, northwest Syria, according to Ottoman Turkish state media agency Anadolu.

The Kurdish-majority district of Afrin was seized by Ottoman Turkish forces and their Syrian proxies in early 2018. It has seen regular bombings since then ‐ some claimed by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which was expelled by the Ottoman Turkish offensive.
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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2019-07-12
  Labor Sec. Alex Acosta Resigns Amid Pall of Jeffrey Epstein Investigation
Thu 2019-07-11
  Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf
Wed 2019-07-10
  Egyptian Court Convicts Al-Azhar Professor, Others For Spying For Iran
Tue 2019-07-09
  Hafiz Multan, Taliban’s deputy Red Unit commander killed in Kandahar
Mon 2019-07-08
  Bouteflika’s ex-party chief detained in Algeria corruption probe
Sun 2019-07-07
  Radioactive material worth $72m seized from car in Turkey
Sat 2019-07-06
  Deal between protest leaders and Sudan’s ruling generals
Fri 2019-07-05
  Second ‘son of Hamas’ leaves terror group, exposing corruption, Turkish spy ring
Thu 2019-07-04
  Wishing all Rantburgers a happy and safe Independence Day!
Wed 2019-07-03
  Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 40 killed
Tue 2019-07-02
  Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher found not guilty on murder and attempted murder charges
Mon 2019-07-01
  Seven Sudanese protesters killed, 181 wounded in Sunday demonstrations
Sun 2019-06-30
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