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Airstrikes kill 17 Taliban militants in Ghazni, Uruzgan and Logar provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out a series of Arclight airstrike
s in three provinces in the past 24 killed at least 17 Talibs.

The military officials said Sunday that airstrikes killed 4 Talibs in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province.

The officials further added that similar airstrikes killed 11 Talibs in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province.

Furthermore, the officials said an airstrike killed 2 Talibs in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The anti-government armed snuffies have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336073 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

22 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in Afghan Special Forces raids
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces have killed 22 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS bandidos turbans during the operations conducted in past 24 hours.

The informed military sources said Sunday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Tagab district of Kapisa, killed 6 Taliban fighters and destroyed a small weapons cache.

The sources further added that the Special Forces conducted a similar raid in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
. The Special Forces killed 4 Talibs and destroyed an IED.

Furthermore, the military sources said the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Farah district of Farah and killed 2 Taliban fighters.

The Afghan Special Forces also conducted an operation in Qara Bagh district of Ghazni and killed 8 Taliban fighters. The Special Forces detained 3 Talibs during the same raid.

...back at the shootout, Butch cautiously raised his hat over the edge of the horse trough on the end of a stick......
the military sources said the Afghan Special Forces detained 4 Talibs during an operation in Pul-e Alam district of Pashtun-infested Logar and destroying a small weapons cache.

The Afghan Special Forces killed 2 ISIS bandidos turbans in an operation in Surkh Rod district 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..
province. They also detained 4 others and destroying a small weapons cache during the same operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336083 views] Top|| File under:

Suicide vest goes off among Taliban in Ghazni killing several militants, suicide bombers
[KhaamaPress] A boom jacket accidentally went off among Talibs in Ghazni province, killing several snuffies and jacket wallahs.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said a boom jacket strapped in the body of a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
bad boy went off prematurely, killing 3 suicide bombers and 12 bad boys.

The statement further added that the incident took place in Musa Kalim area of Nawa district on Saturday.

Furthermore, the interior ministry said the snuffies were looking to launch an attack on an organization in Ghazni province.

The bad boy groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

The security situation in Ghazni province has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336075 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Achmed, how do I know if my mercury switch is working?
Do a handstand, Mahmoud.
OK Achmed, hold my koran and watch this!
Posted by: Grunter || 07/22/2019 4:01 Comments || Top||

#2  If your clothes are exploding, perhaps you should switch tailors.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/22/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  A joint operationski!
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 07/22/2019 15:42 Comments || Top||

Scores of Taliban militants come under U.S. airstrike after arriving in Shorabak in Land Cruiser vehicles
[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces conducted an Arclight airstrike
targeting a large gathering of Talibs in Shorabak district of Kandahar.

The Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said the U.S. forces targeted the Death Eaters shortly after they arrived in their compounds.

Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the Death Eaters arrived in Gulistan Valley of Shorabak in Land Cruiser vehicles to visit their headquarters.

Furthermore, Gen. Tadin Khan said the airstrike killed 27 Talibs and maimed 18 others.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has not commented regarding the airstrike so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336078 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

Wottsa matta? Your spokesman dead?
Posted by: gorb || 07/22/2019 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  If the Land Cruisers are so notable, backtrack their origin.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2019 9:10 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Lamu Village On Lockdown As Security Forces Hunt For Al Shabaab
[RADIOSHABELLE] Residents of Ras Kamboni village on the Lamu-Somalia border were on Saturday held temporarily under house curfew as security units led by the Kenya Defense Forces combed the area in search of suspected al-Shabaab
...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all ofwhich have enough problems without them...
hard boys.

The security agencies had received intelligence that the turbans had arrived in the area and were planning attacks in the region.

The villagers’ movements were limited as they were instructed not to wander far from their homes lest they were caught up in the operation.

The massive crackdown is also believed to have been largely precipitated by the recent IED terror attacks in the border area of Kiunga, Ishakani, and others in the last couple of weeks.

Both areas all fall under those mapped under the Linda Boni security operation.

The operation was launched in 2015 to flush out Al-Shabaab murderous Moslems believed to be holed up inside the Boni forest from where they have been launching attacks on various parts of Lamu and neighboring counties.

Locals said they were locked in their houses for the better part of Saturday with many reporting hearing gunshots and explosions around their village indicative of fiery
...a single two-syllable word carrying connotations of both incoherence and viciousness. A fiery delivery implies an audience of rubes and yokels, preferably forming up into a mob...
fire exchange.

They were also barred from using the Ishakani-Ras Kamboni route so as to allow the security units to ward off the terrorists.

"We stayed indoors for almost the entire day. They didn’t force us but made us understand that it was a security crackdown on suspected al-Shabaab hard boys. We could hear loud gunshots and explosions. They were very close to our village," Ahmed Islam said.

Residents also reported hearing of another IED terror attack at a location between Ras Kamboni and Ishakani at the border on Saturday dawn that is said to have left two civilians dead.

"We believe its the attack that prompted them to hold the curfew on our village and conduct the operation. It was only until around 6 pm in the evening that we were allowed to go to the shops," Omar Mohammed said.

Security officers have refused to comment on the house curfew or admit to the alleged IED attack that killed two and prompted the lockdown of an entire village for hours.

One of the senior security officers in Lamu, however, denied that Ras Kamboni village had been on lockdown and said the gunshots and explosions reported by the villagers were from a routine drill by security agencies from a nearby camp.

Efforts to get a comment from the Linda Boni operation bosses were futile as their phones went unanswered.

Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336085 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
SOS Mediterranee relaunch migrant rescue missions off Libya
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Humanitarian group SOS Mediterranee said Sunday it has relaunched migrant rescue operations off Libya, seven months after it was forced to abandon efforts using its ship Aquarius.

SOS Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) "are back at sea with a new vessel, the Ocean Viking, to conduct search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean," it said.

"As people are still fleeing Libya on one of the most perilous sea crossings in the world, and with almost no available rescue assets present in the central Mediterranean, it has been an imperative for both SOS Mediterranee and MSF to return at sea following the ending of their operations with the Aquarius in December 2018."
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336088 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Sink it.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/22/2019 5:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Arrest the people traffickers unless the rescue them back to Libya.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/22/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

Libyan National Army says its air defense forces downed a Turkish drone over Tripoli

Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336073 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

At least nine people are killed and 30 injured after female suicide bomber wearing a burka blows herself up outside hospital in Pakistan
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336078 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What a shlt hole.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 07/22/2019 5:30 Comments || Top||

#2  'Hospital' is one of those influenced language cognates. It didn't exist until English got there.
For us, it's a place of healing (sometimes /sarc), for them the word means 'someplace we take the bodies to be disposed of before they die'.(/sarc?)
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||

6 policemen martyred in gun, bomb attack in DI Khan
[DAWN] Nine people, including three civilians and six coppers, died in two back-to-back attacks in Dera Ismail Khan
... the Pearl of Pashtunistan ...
on Sunday.

According to Dl Khan District Police Officer (DPO) Salim Riaz, unidentified button men on four cycle of violences opened fire on coppers at the Kotla Saidan checkpost in a residential area at approximately 7:45am on Sunday morning, martyring two coppers.

Following the gun attack, a suicide kaboom took place at the hospital where the victims were shifted, the DPO said. The bomber struck at the entrance to the hospital, martyring four coppers and three civilians who were visiting their relatives.

Inayatullah, a local forensics expert, said the attacker was female and set off 7 kilograms of explosives packed with nails and ball-bearings. However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
police have yet to confirm or deny details about the bomber as the investigation is still in its early stages.

About 30 others were maimed in the two incidents, DPO Riaz said.

The blast damaged the emergency room, forcing it to be shut down, according to a hospital official, who said the maimed were then shifted to a military hospital. The official spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.

The DPO added that according to an initial probe, the attack appeared premeditated.

The TTP claimed the attack but did not acknowledge that the bomber was a woman. According to a statement from TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani, the attack was carried out in retaliation for the killing of a suspected terrorist by the Counter-Terrorism Department in DI Khan on June 23.
The Daily Mail has post-attack photos and video, and adds:
Police have now arrested 16 suspects in the attack, all of whom belong to banned organisations.

Police officer Habib Ahmed said authorities also seized weapons during the manhunt.

Dera Ismail Khan has seen a number of suicide attacks over the past decade as the Pakistani military carried out a campaign to suppress militant attacks in the area, an important hub in the £48billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336094 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Rapid Intervention Forces apprehend IS Emir in Tarmiyah
Baghdad (IraqiNews) An official source informed, on Sunday, that the Rapid Intervention Forces managed to apprehend one 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....
group’s Emirs, in Tarmiyah District.

The source said in a press statement that Iraqi Rapid Intervention Forces apprehended the terrorist Sabbah Mahmoud, during the ongoing operation "Will of Victory", in Tarmiyah District. He further added that the terrorist is one of the Islamic State’s Emirs in the district.

Moreover, he added that the apprehended terrorist is very dangerous and conducted many attacks against civilians and security forces.

A number of wanted Death Eaters were also apprehended along with the IS Emir, the source explained.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336080 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

PMF cleanse 12 villages near Tarmiyah north of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews) Iraqi Security forces and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) cleansed 12 villages near Tarmiyah District, north of Baghdad, on Sunday, within the second phase of operation "Will of Victory".

In a press statement, al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s media pointed out that troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi security forces, backed by Army Aviation and Air Force, continued the second phase of operation "Will of Victory", north of Baghdad.

And in another statement PMF’s media outlets mentioned that al-Hashd al-Shaabi and security forces cleansed 12 villages in the areas of al-Anaz, Arab Rachid Mahmoud and Arab Assaf, near Tarmiyah District, north of Baghdad.

Yesterday, Joint Operations Command announced launching the second phase of operation "Will of Victory", to boost stability in the areas north of Baghdad, in addition to the vicinity of the provinces of Diyala, Salahuddin and Anbar.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336080 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Diyala dead dudes: 3 innocents kaboomed, turbans mortar village

Bomb blast kills Iraqi man, wounds two of his sons in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi man was killed and two of his sons were maimed in a kaboom in Diyala province Sunday, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to the Arabic-language Alghad Press news website, the source said that a roadside kaboom went off in a village on the outskirts of Jalawla, northeast of Diyala, leaving a civilian dead and two of his sons maimed.

According to the source, a security force rushed to the blast site and carried the maimed into a nearby hospital for treatment, while the dead man was moved to the forensic medicine department.

Mortar attack rocks Iraqi village, leaves no casualties

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi security source said on Sunday that seven mortar shells fell on a village in northeastern Diyala province.

Speaking to the privately-owned Baghdad Today news website, the source said that the mortar attack on al-Islah village on the outskirts of Jalawla, 70km northeast of Baqubah, left no casualties.

The terrorist Islamic State group is believed to be behind the mortar attack, added the source.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336084 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi interior ministry says female IS member arrested in Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Sunday that its forces have arrested a wanted female 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....
group member in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...

The woman, identified only by her initials A. E. M., is wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terror charges pursuant to the fourth article of the anti-terrorism law, the Arabic-language Baghdad Today news website quoted the ministry as saying in a press statement.

The female Islamic State fighter was handed over to the competent authorities for interrogation, the statement read.

Iraqi prisons are packed with Islamic State members, including a big number of female members.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336076 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi army kills seven Islamic State terrorists in Nineveh
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Seven 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....
bad boyz were potted Sunday in a military operation in Nineveh province, the Security Media Cell said in a press statement.

The operation was carried out by a joint force of the Nineveh Operations Command and Tribal Mobilization Forces, the statement read.

The troops also destroyed 23 terrorist hotbeds of Islamic State and four explosive charges, it added.

The Iraqi army launched on Saturday the second phase of a military operation to pursue Islamic State (IS) gunnies in northern the country.

The "Will of Victory" operation aims to attain security and stability in the desert area between Nineveh, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces on the Iraqi-Syrian border, in addition to preventing IS remains from sneaking into that region or even using it as a stronghold for their terrorist acts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336082 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Palestinian illegal immigrants arrested at Meitar Crossing
[Jpost] In an operation carried out by the border police early Sunday morning, 102 Paleostinians who illegally infiltrated into Israel were detected by the Meitar crossing, "but the entry routes may also be used by terror and criminal organizations," it was reported in Maariv.

In an activity that included observation and ambushes, the forces noticed dozens of Paleostinians crossing into Israel.

When the signal was given, the soldiers exposed their activities which led to the arrest of the 102 suspects, residents of the Hebron area.

Some of them were later returned to the territories and some were detained for further investigation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:49 || Comments || Link || [336080 views] Top|| File under:

IDF moves to demolish East Jerusalem buildings in PA-controlled area — NGO
[IsraelTimes] Troops said to arrive in Sur Baher neighborhood to raze structures, evict Paleostinian residents after court green-lights move; no immediate confirmation from army.

The Israel Defense Forces overnight Sunday-Monday moved to demolish several East Jerusalem buildings constructed near the security barrier, activists said.

There was no immediate confirmation from the military.

Demolition of unauthorized Paleostinian-owned structures in East Jerusalem is not unusual. However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the homes slated for demolition, some of which are still under construction, are located in the Paleostinian Authority-controlled Area A of the West Bank.

Israel says the 10 structures facing demolition in the Sur Baher neighborhood are in an area where construction is barred because of its proximity to the security barrier.

Paleostinians have charged that the security concerns are a pretext to push them out of the Jerusalem area, and say it is nearly impossible to receive construction permits from Israeli authorities, resulting in a housing shortage in Arab neighborhoods in the city.

A High Court of Justice ruling last month dismissed a petition by Paleostinian residents requesting the cancellation of a military order prohibiting construction in the area.

The court’s dismissal of the case brought an end to the residents’ seven-year legal battle against a military order that halted work on the apartment buildings. Though the permits for the buildings were issued by the PA’s planning ministry nearly 10 years ago, Israel in 2012 ordered a halt to construction work in the area known as Wadi al-Hummus, citing its close proximity to the security barrier.

On June 18, Paleostinian residents received a 30-day notice from Israeli authorities informing them of their intent to demolish the homes. The notice period ended on Thursday.

Around 3 a.m. on Monday, activists from the All That’s Left Collective: Anti-Occupation Collective NGO said the military began moving into the neighborhood ahead of the demolitions.

"The army has began arranging equipment to begin demolition, including cutting the separation barrier to approach a house with residents that is scheduled for demolition. People on the scene report heavy military presence as well as large construction equipment," it said in a statement.

"Residents are staying in their homes resisting the demolition along with 40 international and Israeli activists who are present to witness and provide solidarity," the statement added.

Around 6 a.m., the group said hundreds of Israeli troops were evicting the Paleostinian residents and removing activists from the buildings.

Earlier, the army dispersed several dozen Paleostinians protesting the planned demolitions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:36 || Comments || Link || [336075 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

Shin Bet nabs man who allegedly planned to bomb Ashdod hotel
[IsraelTimes] Indictment says Adel Abu Hadayeb, 20, of Rahat was radicalized online by Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", propaganda, attempted to build bomb and rocket.

The Shin Bet security service said Sunday it had caught an Arab Israeli man who was planning to carry out a terror attack in a hotel in support of the Paleostinian terror group Hamas.

Adel Abu Hadayeb, 20, of the southern Bedouin town of Rahat, was indicted Sunday in the Beersheba District Court for allegedly planning to bomb the Leonardo Hotel in Ashdod, which was near where he worked as a gardener.

Abu Hadayeb became a supporter of Hamas after being exposed to online propaganda materials for the group, the indictment reads, and had already attempted to construct a bomb for the attack by the time he was arrested last month.

He also attempted to build a rocket, and had purchased some of the materials needed.

After his arrest, he led Sherlocks to a stash of five grenades ‐ two stun grenades, one smoke grenade and two tear-gas grenades ‐ as well as a "Carlo" rifle he had collected.

In a statement, the Shin Bet said Abu Hadayeb’s alleged radicalization was part of a trend in which Israeli citizens were being "influenced by Hamas propaganda spread on social networks and through Paleostinian media."

Also Sunday, prosecutors filed an indictment in the Jerusalem District Court against a 17-year-old on charges of contacting and aiding a terror group, arson and illegal weapons manufacture.

According to the indictment, the East Jerusalem youth got in touch with two Gazook Hamas operatives in February through Facebook. The operatives asked the suspect to collect photographs and information on Israeli national security sites. The suspect then collected information on military checkpoints and cop shoppes, and sent the operatives footage from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and other locations.

The suspect was aware that the information was being collected to help the Hamas terror group plan military actions, the indictment says.

The suspect had a brush with Israeli security services in the past, after he prepared and threw Molotov cocktails at a Jewish-owned home in the Sheikh Jarah neighborhood in northern Jerusalem in 2017. One of the bombs sparked a fire.
The Jerusalem Post adds, about the first miscreant:
According to the indictment Hadayeb confessed to authorities during his interrogation.

He was indicted for several offenses, including conspiracy to commit a crime (arms trafficking), weapons offenses (arms transfers), weapons offenses (arms possession), weapons offenses (weapons procurement) and weapons offenses (firearms). He was also indicted for attempting to make a bomb, an attempt to carry out an attack against a sensitive facility for terrorist purposes and disruption of legal proceedings.

He was ordered by the court to be detained until the end of the legal proceedings against him.
And according to Ynet, Mr. Hadayeb failed at everything he tried, growing to hate Hamas in the process, though that did not drive him away from the idea of mayhem and destruction.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336087 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

Southeast Asia
Two Abus, one NPA nabbed in separate operations
[Journal Online ]Three elusive militants, one of them a most wanted New People’s Army rebel and the two others members of the Abu Sayyaf Group were hauled to jail by agents of the Philippine National Police Intelligence Group (PNP-IG) in separate manhunt operations

In a report, the arrested suspects were identified as wanted Abu Sayyaf rebels Gappal Saripada, alias ‘Badigoy/Gong,' and Amil Hamja Hamsain; and Cheryl Mama Tolino, alias ‘Ka Che,’ a known NPA organizer in Central Mindanao.

Saripad, also known as Gappal Bannah/Maidan/Boy Negro’ was nabbed in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay last Saturday. The suspect was the subject of a warrant of arrest for multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder issued on September 4, 2018. The suspect was described as a brother of Hashim Saripada, alias ‘Ibnu Kashir Saripada,' and said that both are Abu Sayyaf bomb makers wanted for their role in a 2018 bombing in Lamitan, Basilan which killed at least ten people near a military detachment in the area. The bombing was said to have been ordered by Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama.

The official said that the suspects are also wanted for their involvement in the 2005 Valentine’s Day bombing in different cities which killed at least nine innocent victims.

The second suspect identified as Hamsain, was arrested in Zamboanga City last July 4 while in possession of two fragmentation grenades.

Tolino was arrested in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on a warrant of arrest for murder and nine counts of frustrated murder.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336084 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

Insurgent camp seized in Narathiwat after clash
[Bangkok Post] Thai security forces seized a Muslim rebel camp after an exchange of fire in Narathiwat province on Sunday morning. The clash took place after troops, led by the 45th Ranger Task Force, were deployed in three teams to patrol Khao Tawe mountain range near Ban Hae in Rangae district. The deployment followed information that a band of militants led by Abdulloh Bula and Muhammad Kadir was in the area to plan terrorist attacks.

One of the patrol teams came across a group of eight to ten armed men sitting in a camp. The two other teams were subsequently called to provide support. They laid siege to the camp and signalled the rebels to surrender. An exchange of fire between the two sides broke out and lasted for about ten minutes. The insurgents managed to break through and escaped.

A trail of blood left on the escape route led to the belief that one or two militants might have been wounded. Isra Chanthakrayom, commander of the 45th Ranger Task Force, contacted military units in the adjoining area between Chanae and Rangae districts, instructing them to check hospitals in the area where injured rebels might have sought medical treatment.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336081 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

Five Abus rounded up in Basilan, Sulu
[PhilStar] Five Abu Sayyaf militants operating in Sulu and Basilan surrendered to the regional police office in this city on Thursday.

Zamboanga police spokesman Froilan Quidilla said the rebels also turned over five rifles, two of which have grenade launchers; several magazines with ammunition, four rounds of rifle grenades and two fragmentation grenades.

“The continued campaign to convince Abu Sayyaf members to return to the fold of law and... pressures brought by relentless efforts of the Joint Peace and Security Control Center... resulted in the surrender,” Quidilla said.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336096 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

Iran claims to catch 17 CIA spies, sentences some to death
[IsraelTimes] 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 Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
on Monday said that it had caught 17 CIA spies operating in the country at sensitive facilities and that some of them had been sentenced to death.

A bigwig at the Ministry of Intelligence told a presser that the spies were found in "critical and crucial centers as well as the private sector" and that some were working as a "contractor or consultant," Iranian media reported.
Mwhahahahaha! Wrong spies! Try again. Should be fun to get more contractors to come work for your shrinking rials
The spies were found at nuclear, military, and cyber-crimes centers, the official said.

In June, Iran said it had dismantled a CIA spy network operating in the country and that it would provide more details at a later date.
Fox News adds:
The roundup of the alleged espionage cell ensnared 17 people during the past several months and was completed by the end of March, an Iranian official said at a news conference in Tehran. The official was identified only as the director of the counterespionage department of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, which is highly unusual in Iran, as officials usually identify themselves at press conferences.

Emails from Fox News to the CIA and the State Department were not immediately returned.

"The identified spies were employed in sensitive and vital private sector centers in the economic, nuclear, infrastructural, military and cyber areas...where they collected classified information," said a ministry statement read on state television.

Pictures of some of the alleged spies were reportedly shown on state TV, which also broadcast a documentary purporting to show a CIA officer recruiting an Iranian in the United Arab Emirates.
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#1  If you find any Gulenists, send 'em on over to Constantinople Istanbul. Erdy could use a boost in the polls.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/22/2019 10:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Who will feed the coy fish now?
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 07/22/2019 15:43 Comments || Top||

#3  I can provide you a list of spies and agent provocateurs masquerading as American journalists if you wish.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/22/2019 20:29 Comments || Top||

Air strikes kill 11 in Syria's Idlib: Observatory
[AlAhram] Air strikes killed at least 11 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, and the Syrian state news agency said the army had repelled an attack by forces of Evil in the area.

In central Syria, state media also said that a train carrying phopshate was derailed by a kaboom east of Palmyra, causing injuries among the crew.

It did not identify the perpetrators of the attack. 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....
group forces of Evil are still active in central Syria.

The northwest is the last major foothold of the rebellion against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
, who has vowed to recover the whole country but has made little or no gains in more than two months of military operations in the area.

The Observatory said Syrian government air strikes killed six people, including a child, in the village of Urum al-Jawz in western Idlib province.

Four more people, including two children, were killed in strikes on Kfarouma in the south of the province.

A Russian air strike killed a civil defence volunteer in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, the Observatory said.

The civil defence, also known as the White Helmets, identified him as Anas al-Diab, a volunteer and media activist it said was killed while documenting the air strikes.

The Observatory said the deaths increased the number of civilians killed by Syrian government or Russian bombardments in the northwest to 682 since late April. It said 53 civilians had been killed by rebel attacks on state-held areas in the same period.

Some 1,500 combatants on both sides have been killed in the same period, it said.

Syrian state news agency SANA said the Syrian army had repelled an attack by holy warrior groups who had targeted army positions protecting the village of al-Qasabiya in southern Idlib.

SANA said army units destroyed vehicles belonging to the Nusra Front and its affiliates had been destroyed in the attack, during which the forces of Evil used jacket wallahs.

The Nusra Front is today known as Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
, a jihadist organization that holds sway in the Idlib area.
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Syrian air defenses thwart hostile targets in the northwestern city of Masyaf in Hama Governorate

Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336083 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  ....Uh-huh.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/22/2019 13:28 Comments || Top||

Gunmen kill 2 Guard members in southeastern Iran
[DAWN] Iranian state TV says button men have killed two members of the Revolutionary Guard and maimed another two near the border with Pakistain.

State TV blamed the attack late on Saturday on "terrorists" without elaborating. The southeastern Sistan 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...
province has been the scene of past festivities involving gunnies and drug smugglers.

In February, an Al Qaeda-linked group carried out a suicide car kaboom against a bus carrying members of the Revolutionary Guard, killing at least 27 of them.
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336074 views] Top|| File under: Jundullah

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