[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces conducted 108 Joint and Special Operations against the hard boy groups in the past 24 hours.
The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the security forces conducted 11 joint and 97 special operations to suppress the hard boy groups.
Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 35 Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s to support the ground forces during the operations.
The statement further added that the security forces conducted the operations in Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Badghis, Pashtun-infested Logar, Zabul, Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... , Paktiya, Balkh, Kandahar, 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.. , Zabul, Faryab, 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... , Kunduz and Takhar provinces.
Meanwhile, ...back at the precinct house, Fat Tony demanded his rosco back. He didn't say please... the defense ministry said the security forces killed 83 hard boyz 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 elements have not commented regarding the operations so far.
We now have a name and a face (see photo of the sergeant major at the link) to go with this report from a few days ago. Rest in peace, sir, with our thanks for all you volunteered to do.
[ToloNews] Sartor was from Teague, Texas, and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado.
A decorated Special Forces company sergeant major has died during combat in Afghanistan, the US military officials said Sunday.
James G. Ryan Sartor, 40, was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, front man for the US Army Special Operations Command said as quoted by AP.
He joined the Army in 2001 as an infantryman and had deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a statement from Bymer.
Sartor had received more than two dozen awards and decorations and will posthumously receive a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
"We're incredibly saddened to learn of Sgt. Maj. James 'Ryan' Sartor's passing in Afghanistan. Ryan was a beloved warrior who epitomized the quiet professional," Col. Brian R. Rauen, commander of the 10th Special Forces Group, said in a statement. "He led his Soldiers from the front and his presence will be terribly missed."
A statement from the Department of Defense said Sartor was injured by enemy small arms fire.
Bymer said he couldn't provide any further details about the circumstances that led to Sartor's death. The incident is under investigation.
A day earlier, in a telephone interview with The News Agency that Dare Not be Named, Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... front man Zabihullah Mujahed said the murderous Moslem group was behind the killing.
Mujahed said two US service personnel were killed when Talibs attacked a tank in Sayed Abad district of central Wardak province, barely 70 kilometers south of the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Sartor's death was the only one reported by US officials, and the Taliban often exaggerate their claims.
Pentagon in a statement said Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
The statement further added “Sgt. Maj. James G. Sartor, 40, of Teague, Texas, died July 13, 2019, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained from enemy small arms fire during combat operations.”
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed at least 11 Talibs by conducting Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s and special operations in various parts of the country.
The informed military officials said Monday that airstrikes killed 4 Talibs in Sangin district of Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province.
The officials further added an airstrike killed 1 Taliban ...Arabic for students... fighter in Ghorak district of Kandahar.
Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 6 Talibs during an operation in Chora district of Uruzgan.
The officials also added that the Special Forces maimed a Taliban hard boy and destroyed a large IED cache in Bala Boluk district of Farah.
The Special Forces also destroyed an IED, a small weapons cache and detained a hard boy in Allabad district of Kunduz, Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar and Orgun district of Paktiya.
[ToloNews] The explosion happened in Darzab village in Khakrez district of the southern province of Kandahar.
At least nine non-combatants were killed and 18 others maimed in a kaboom in Kandahar Province on Monday afternoon, the provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat said.
Hayat told TOLOnews that the earth-shattering kaboom happened at around 2 pm Kabul time in Darzab area in Khakrez district of the province.
He said the roadside kaboom hit a truck which was carrying civilians.
Eyewitnesses said some women were also among the victims.
Hayat said that those maimed in the earth-shattering kaboom were taken to Mirwais Hospital in the province.
Hayat claimed that the Taliban ...Arabic for students... is behind the incident.
Taliban has not commented on the report.
This comes after a sharp rise in civilian casualties in the ongoing violence in the country. Recently attacks claimed by the Taliban in Kabul, Ghazni and Badghis provinces left dozens of civilians dead many others maimed.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops have killed 87 Talibs during the operations which they conducted in northern Balkh province in past one week.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted major offensives in Chemtal, Chahar Bolak, Balkh and Dawlatabad districts in past one week.
The statement further added that the security forces killed 87 Lions of Islam including 22 of their commanders during the operations.
Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces also maimed 77 Talibs including 17 of their commanders.
The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces 7 Lions of Islam during the same operations.
Meanwhile, ...back at the revival hall, the pastor had finally been wrestled from the pulpit. Y'got the wrong guy! he yelled just before Sergeant Malone's billy club landed... the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces also cleared vast swathes of Balkh province from the presence of Lions of Islam and defused 20 improvised bombs.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces destroyed large caches of weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices of Taliban ...Arabic for students... in Ghazni and 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... province.
The informed military officials said Monday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Deh Yak district of Ghazni and destroyed a large IED and Weapons cache including 4 Grenades, 22 IEDs, 1 Mortar and 1 RPG Warhead.
Furthermore, the Special Operations Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces discovered and destroyed a large weapons cache of Taliban in Shindand district of Herat.
The statement further added that the Special Forces destroyed the cache in Zeerkoh Village of Shindand.
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s in Paktiya 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 which killed at least 5 hard boys.
The informed military officials said Monday that an airstrike killed 2 Talibs in Sayyid Karam district of Paktiya.
The officials further added that a similar airstrike kill 2 Taliban ...Arabic for students... fighters in Gardez district of Paktiya.
Furthermore, an airstrike killed 1 ISIS Khurasan hard boy in Khugyani district of Nangarhar province.
The anti-government armed elements including Taliban and ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
07/16/2019 00:00 ||
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A private radio station in Afghanistan has shut down after numerous threats from a suspected Taliban ...Arabic for students... commander who objected to women working as presenters, officials at the radio station said on Monday.
The incident comes as the Taliban are discussing a peace deal with the United States that could see them re-joining mainstream society, and that has brought new scrutiny of their attitudes to issues like women’s rights and the media.
The private radio station, Samaa, has been broadcasting political, religious, social and entertainment programs in the central province of Ghazni since 2013.
Its 13 employees, including three women presenters, broadcast in Afghanistan’s two main languages - Dari and Pashto.
The radio station’s director, Ramez Azimi, said Taliban commanders in the area had sent written warnings and telephoned in, to tell the radio station to stop employing women.
"The Taliban also came to my house and issued a threat," Azimi said.
He said the threats had forced him to suspend broadcasts.
Taliban front man Zabihullah Mujahid denied that a Taliban commander had issued the threats.
"We are trying to find details," said Mujahid.
The Taliban say many people falsely identify themselves as Taliban, often in the course of private disputes.
Several districts of Ghazni are under Taliban control.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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... said its forces were able to intercept a drone launched by the Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... militia which targeted civilian areas in the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait.
Saudi Arabia’s air defenses also destroyed a second Houthi drone 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... i airspace heading for Saudi territories.
The attacks came on Monday as the Yemeni army carried out a military operation on the positions of the Houthi militia in Hajjah to regain control of some military positions east of the Harad district.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/16/2019 00:00 ||
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kuwait has said they are conducting an ongoing investigation in order to detect new members of a Death Eater cell linked to the banned Moslem Brüderbund group, according to a statement on Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
The statement comes just days after local Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper revealed that arrested members of the Moslem Brüderbund Death Eater cell in Kuwait were involved in the liquidation of Egypt’s former Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat in 2015.
The newspaper also said that wanted suspects of the cell who were not captured had fled Kuwait to Doha and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... The statement on Monday also confirmed that Kuwait has extradited eight members of the cell back to Egypt in accordance with the bilateral agreements between the two countries.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/16/2019 00:00 ||
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[AnNahar] A total of 282 people were arrested in La Belle France after unrest following the Algerian football team's qualification for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, the interior ministry said Monday.
Riotous celebrations erupted around the country after Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-final. The arrests were made nationwide on Sunday evening, the ministry said.
Some of the arrests were also linked to unrest surrounding events marking La Belle France's national day celebrations on Sunday.
Unruly scenes erupted in Gay Paree, Marseille and Lyon. Fifty people were arrested in the French capital and there were incidents between football fans and police on the Champs-Elysees avenue.
Dozens of cars were torched overnight in the eastern city of Lyon.
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Monday congratulated police and firemen for their "speedy reaction and professionalism which contained the violence and to the perpetrators" being apprehended.
Of those arrested, 249 people were in jug.
Last Thursday, when Algeria defeated Ivory Coast to reach the semi-finals, fans went on the rampage in central Gay Paree, looting shops.
On the same day in the southern city of Montpellier, an Algerian football supporter celebrating his team's win lost control of his car at high speed and ran into a family, killing a woman and seriously injuring her baby.
Gay Paree and Marseille are home to large minority communities of Algerian origin. Football celebrations, with supporters brandishing large national flags, have on occasion been a source of tensions.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Union officials on Monday agreed political and financial sanctions against The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... after Ankara went ahead with drilling operations off Cyprus despite repeated warnings, European diplomats said.
"The conclusions on Turkey have been adopted and they will be made public in the coming hours," the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told news hounds after a meeting with members states’ foreign ministers.
The details are not due to be published until 10:00 pm (2000 GMT), but the most serious measure is understood to be a cut of 145.8 million euros ($164 million) in the European funds allocated to Turkey for 2020.
The European Investment Bank has been asked to revisit the conditions set out for providing financial support to Ankara, according to several European sources.
The EU is also expected to downgrade its dialogue with Turkey, without cutting it off completely.
And one senior European diplomat added: "It has not be ruled out that targeted sanctions be adopted at some time or other."
The EU last month warned Turkey it could face sanctions if it did not cease what the bloc called "illegal" drilling in Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone.
Last week, diplomats began discussing what measures to impose.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/16/2019 00:00 ||
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Kirkuk (IraqiNews) The Popular Mobilization Forces "PMF" (al-Hashd al-Shaabi) announced, on Monday, apprehending two Leaders of the 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.... terrorist group in Kirkuk Province.
The paramilitary militia revealed, in a statement, that ajoint forces from the intelligence of the northern axis, 61st brigade and the Ministry of Interior’s Intelligence forces managed to apprehend two leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group, in Kirkuk Province.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
07/16/2019 00:00 ||
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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – At least two Iraqi people were killed and 20 others injured in a suicide bombing near a Shiite mosque in southwestern Baghdad, a security source said Monday.
Speaking to the Arabic-language Baghdad Today news website, the source said that two suicide bombers blew themselves up near Abul Fadhel al-Abbas mosque in al-Malef district in southwestern Baghdad, leaving at least two people dead and 20 others injured.
The death toll is expected to rise, the source added.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi joint force killed on Monday eight faceless myrmidons during a security operation in Salahuddin province, a police chief said.
Speaking to the privately-owned Alghad Press website, Salahuddin Police Chief Maj. Gen. Kandil al-Jabouri said that a joint force, backed by the U.S.-led international coalition warplanes, carried out a security operation in the Siniya island, west of Salahuddin province.
"The troops managed to kill eight faceless myrmidons and destroyed an armored vehicle during the operation," al-Jabouri said.
He added that the security operation is still going on to pursue other terrorists.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Police in Thailand say they’ve seized over a ton of crystal methamphetamine in a series of drug raids.
Police said in statements issued Sunday and Monday that they’ve also seized over 10 million methamphetamine tablets this month.
They said they arrested eight people for trafficking over 5 million methamphetamine pills, 600 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, 15.4 kilograms of heroin and 51 kilograms of ketamine. The drugs were discovered Friday in a pickup truck hidden under fruit baskets and at a trafficker’s home.
Police said they seized 459 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine last week that they suspect originated from neighboring Myanmar. The drugs were found in the back of a pickup truck covered under a large green canvas.
[Times of Israel] Tracking data shows an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz drifted off into Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location over two days ago, raising concerns Tuesday about its status amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US.
It isn't clear what happened to the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Riah late on Saturday night.
However, its last position showed it pointing toward Iran. Oil tankers have previously been targeted as the Persian Gulf region took center stage in a crisis over Iran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.
The concern about the Riah comes as Iran continues its own high-pressure campaign over its nuclear program after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the accord over a year ago.
The Riah, a 58-meter (190-foot) oil tanker, typically made trips from Dubai and Sharjah on the UAE's west coast before going through the strait and heading to Fujairah on the UAE's east coast. However, something happened to the vessel after 11 p.m. on Saturday, according to tracking data.
Capt. Ranjith Raja of the data firm Refinitiv told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the tanker hadn't switched off its tracking in three months of trips around the UAE.
"That is a red flag," Raja said. no shit?
Iranian officials have not said anything publicly about the ship, nor have officials in the UAE. The US Navy's 5th Fleet, which oversees Mideast waters, declined to immediately comment.
The ship's registered owner, Dubai-based Prime Tankers LLC, told the AP it had sold the ship to another company called Mouj Al-Bahar. A man who answered a telephone number registered to the firm told the AP it didn't own any ships.
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/16/2019 09:52 ||
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The traditional hostage taking continues apace, now adding a Frenchwoman to the Iranian collection.
[IsraelTimes] A French-Iranian academic based at Gay Paree’s prestigious Sciences Po university has been arrested in 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... and denied contact with consular staff, the French foreign ministry says.
"La Belle France calls on the Iranian authorities to shed full light on Mrs. (Fariba) Adelkhah’s situation and repeats its demands, particularly with regard to an immediate authorization for consular access," it says in a statement.
Foreign-based Iranian media report Adelkhah, an anthropologist, was arrested on suspicion of espionage.
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