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Afghanistan
Three bombings rock Afghanistan's Kabul, killing a dozen people
[Aljazeera] Three explosions have rocked Afghanistan's capital Kabul, killing a total of at least 12 people and wounding dozens of others, according to officials.

The first blast targeted a bus carrying government employees in eastern Kabul at about 8:10am (03:40 GMT) on Thursday, killing at least five people and injuring 10 others, according to a spokesman for the interior ministry.

"First a magnetic bomb pasted to a minibus exploded, then a suicide bomber blew himself near the bus attack site and the third blast happened when a car was blown up by unknown militants," Nasrat Rahimi said.

The bus belonged to the ministry of mines and petroleum, Rahimi said, warning the death toll could rise.

The second suicide explosion killed at least seven people and wounding 20 others, officials said. There were no fatalities in the third blast, according to the interior ministry.

A spokesman for the Taliban claimed responsibility for one of the bombings in Kabul, but denied involvement in the other two attacks.

The armed group has continued to launch daily assaults, mainly targeting security forces, even while holding negotiations with the United States aimed at ending the 18-year war.
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One Coalition Service Member Killed In Kabul
[ToloNews] A Coalition service member died on Wednesday due to wounds he sustained after an bomb hit their vehicle in Kabul earlier in the day, the Resolute Support Mission said in a statement.

The statement said that due to NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
policy, RS does not disclose further details about the Coalition member.

The Ministry of Defense of Croatia meanwhile said the earth-shattering kaboom targeted Croatian soldiers in Kabul in which three soldiers have been injured of whom one soldier has sustained life-threatening injuries.

"Unfortunately, the attack on Croatian soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, occurred early in the morning. According to the latest information, we have three injured soldiers, one of whom has severe head injuries and life-threatening. The other three suffer harder injuries," the Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krstičević said in a statement.

He said the other two soldiers had injuries of their arms and legs and that was easier.

The attack happened in the east of Kabul and according to eyewitnesses, the attacker was a jacket wallah riding a cycle of violence.

Taliban
...Arabic for students...
has grabbed credit for the attack.
An Nahar adds:
Croatia has about 100 troops deployed in Afghanistan as part of NATO's US-led Resolute Support mission, where coalition soldiers are helping train and advise local partners.

Croatian General Kresimir Tuskan said the troops had been working as part of a British-led special operations advisory group.

Afghan interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the blast had come from a car bomb.

The Taliban, who often exaggerate or misrepresent claims, said one of its "martyrdom" attackers had killed or wounded a "large number" of CIA officers by detonating a car packed with explosives.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


11 Taliban militants killed, large caches of weapons, munitions destroyed in Special Forces raids
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 11 Talibs and destroyed large caches of weapons, munitions and explosives in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said Wednesday that the Special Forces killed 11 Talibs during a raid in Sharan district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a weapons cache during the raid.

Furthermore, the officials said the Special Forces conducted a raid in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
and detained 4 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters.

The officials also added that Special Forces destroyed 68.2 kg Homemade Explosives, 1 IED and a large IED making cache during the same raid.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the congregants were being herded into the paddy wagon...
the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province and destroyed 91 kg Homemade Explosives, 26 Grenades, 2 Rockets, 25 Mortars, 22 IEDs and a large weapons cache.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Airstrikes kill 13 militants including ISIS-K terrorists in various provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in various provinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 13 bandidos gunnies including ISIS Khurasan terrorists.

The informed military sources said Wednesday that airstrikes killed 4 Talibs in Ab-e Kamarie district of Badghis.

The sources further added that a similar airstrike killed 1 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Death Eater in Ghormach district of Badghis.

Furthermore, the security forces conducted an airstrike in Qaisar district of Faryab and killed 1 Taliban Death Eater.

The source also added that another airstrike in Giro district of Gahzni province killed 3 Talibs and a similar raid killed 2 others in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province.

The security forces also conducted an airstrike in Sherzad 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 which killed 2 ISIS Khurasan Death Eaters.

The anti-government armed bandidos gunnies have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Badakhshan: Keran Wa Manjan District Falls To Taliban
[ToloNews] The Keran Wa Manjan district in the northern province of Badakhshan has fallen to the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
after reinforcements were not sent to local forces, the district police chief Abdul Wali Hussaini along with his 40 soldiers fled to Nuristan Province, sources said Wednesday.

According to the source dozen of public uprising forces have surrendered to the Taliban.

Nuristan police said that it is expected that the police chief for Keran Wa Manjan Abdul Wali Hussaini along with his 40 soldiers will arrive in Parun on Wednesday.

The district police chief for Keran Wa Manjan Abdul Wali Hussaini after two days of contact with TOLOnews criticized government forces for not sending reinforcements to the district.

Keran Wa Manjan shares borders with Nuristan, Panjshir and Takhar provinces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban commander Qari Kefayat among 19 killed, wounded in North of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed 8 Talibs including a commander of the group during the operations in northern Balkh and Jawzjan provinces.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted an operation with the support of the Air Forces in Asiab Khan area of Chamtal district in Balkh.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 7 Talibs during the operation and maimed 9 others.

Furthermore, the security forces clashed with Talibs in Mangjik disrtict of Jawzjan killing a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
commander Qari Kefayat.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces maimed 2 other bandidos bandidos krazed killers during the same clash.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Special Forces raid in Uruzgan
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs during an operation in Uruzgan province.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces conducted the operation in the vicinity of Dehrawood district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces killed 15 Talibs during the operation.

Furthermore, the Special Operations Corps said the Special Forces maimed 14 other hard boyz during the same raid.

The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
group has not commented regarding the operation so far.
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Combat airdrop by Afghan Air Force helps Commandos maintain pressure on Taliban in Badghis
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Air Force conducted airdrops during an operation in Badghis province helping the Afghan Commandos to continue to their clearance operations against Talibs.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force conducted the airdrop in the restive Bala Murghab district.

The statement further added that the Air Force airdropped necessary supplies to the Special Forces which helped them to continue to their clearance operations and suppress Talibs in Bala Murghab.

The Afghan Air Force conducted their first emergency combat airdrop mission bringing ammunition to Afghan National Police and citizens fighting the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
in Badakshan province on June 1 2018.

With guidance from Train, Advise and Assist Command-Air advisors, the Afghan Air Force began training on airdrop capabilities in October 2016, and conducted their first mission airdrops in July 2017.

This comes as efforts are underway to further bolsters the capabilities of the Afghan armed forces in the fight against the terror groups. As a result, Pentagon awarded $209.9 million contract to a U.S.-based firm to support the C-130H fleet of the Afghan Air Force.

The NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-led Train, Advise, Assist Mission officials had earlier said that the alliance would step up efforts to triple the size of the Afghan Air Force by 2023.
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Africa Horn
Shabaab tries to assassinate US diplomat
More clarification on the earlier post
[Threat Matrix/LWJ] A suicide bombing in Mogadishu today was an assassination attempt on the UN Special Envoy to Somalia, an American diplomat, according to Shabaab.

Several people were killed or wounded when a Shabaab suicide bomber walked into the Mogadishu mayor's office and detonated his explosives. Somali officials were meeting with the UN Special Envoy to Somalia, James Swan, prior to the attack.

According to the Associated Press, however, Swan and many others had left the building just minutes before the suicide bomber arrived. Other Somali officials were not as lucky, including Mogadishu's mayor, who was reportedly rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

In a brief statement released on its Shahada News Telegram channel, Shabaab made it clear that the bombing was an assassination attempt on Swan.

"The UN Special Envoy James Swan, an American, survived an assassination attempt and many government officials were killed and wounded, including Mogadishu's mayor, after targeting them in an explosion," Shabaab's statement said.

It was not immediately clear how the bomber managed to broach the mayor's office
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2019 09:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [366 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Get Ilhan to condemn it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#2  She'll say his inherent American-ness invited the assault. In fact, she's probably related to Ahmed Umar. Or was briefly married to him. Or both !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/25/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  unlike under Obama there will be swift repisals quickly
Posted by: chris || 07/25/2019 12:18 Comments || Top||

#4  From another article - "Swan, who arrived in Somalia on June 25"

... 30 days... sounds like he PO'd somebody.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/25/2019 14:49 Comments || Top||


Suicide attack kills six at Mogadishu government HQ: Official
[AlAhram] A suicide kaboom at municipal government headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday killed six people including district commissioners and local government chiefs, the country's information minister said.

Al Qaeda-linked Islamist murderous Moslem group 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...
, which aims to topple Somalia's U.N.-backed government, grabbed credit for the bombing, the latest of many such attacks.

"We conducted a successful operation in Mogadishu this afternoon. The target was the newly appointed U.N. envoy to Somalia and other senior enemy members. Some of them were eliminated, others maimed," al-Shabaab front man Abdiasis Abu Musab said in a statement sent to Rooters.

Six people were maimed in the "terrorist act" including the mayor of Mogadishu, Information Minister Mohammed Abdi Hayir told news hounds. The U.N. envoy, American James Swan, had paid a visit to the mayor earlier on Wednesday, according to the Twitter feed of the U.N. assistance mission in Somalia.

"A jacket wallah walked into the meeting hall and blew up himself," said Mohammed Abdullahi, a relative of one of the victims, told Rooters.

The area was filled with ambulances after the blast, shopkeeper Mohammed Osman said.
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Sudan military says it thwarts coup attempt, arrests senior officers
[AlAhram] Sudan's military said on Wednesday that it has thwarted a coup attempt and arrested an unspecified number of senior officers in connection with the plot, state news agency SUNA said.

The military "revealed a coup attempt involving General Hashim Abdel Mottalib Ahmed, head of the joint chiefs of staff, and a number of high-ranking officers from the armed forces and the National Intelligence and Security Service, along with leaders of the Islamic Movement and the National Congress Party", SUNA said.

"They have been detained and investigations with them are going on so that they can be tried."

"The failed coup attempt's goal was to abort the people's glorious revolution and to return the former National Congress regime to power, and to disrupt the path before the expected political solution that aims to establish a civilian state," SUNA cited the military as saying.

The attempted putsch happened as the military council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups work to finalise a power-sharing deal for a three-year transition towards elections, a process that has repeatedly stalled.
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Down Under
3 Sunni Muslims imprisoned for firebombing Australian Shiite mosque
[IsraelTimes] Men sentenced to between 16 and 22 years behind bars; they also scrawled pro-Islamic State messages on Melbourne shrine.

Three Sunni Moslem men were sentenced on Wednesday to prison terms of 16 and 22 years on convictions including engaging in a terror act by burning down a Shiite mosque in the Australian city of Melbourne three years ago.
Melbourne is a hotbed of jihadis and crime — the Minneapolis of Australia, only with a less homogenous population of miscreants except in the most important characteristic.
A Victoria state Supreme Court jury convicted Abdullah Chaarani, 28, Ahmed Mohammed, 26, and Hatim Moukhaiber, 31, in May over the Molotov cocktailing of the Imam Ali Islamic Center in December 2016. No one was injured.
We had their conviction here.
Mohammed and Moukhaiber had both denied any involvement. Chaarani admitted his role, but argued he had been part of an act of protest, advocacy or dissent, but not terrorism.
An interesting argument, clearly made independently of any reference to a standard English language dictionary.
They each faced a potential sentence of life in prison.

Chaarani and Mohammed were also found guilty of attempting to commit a terror act over a failed attempt
Curses! Foiled again!
to burn the mosque down two weeks earlier.

The words "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....
" were also spray painted on the exterior of the building.

Mohammed and Chaarani had previously been convicted of planning a terrorist attack on central Melbourne locations including the Federation Square restaurant and nightclub precinct, St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral and Flinders Street train station on Christmas Day in 2016.
We have the story of that arrest here. Messrs. Chaarani and Mohammed, along with their friend Hamza Abbas, are named therein. If today’s third gentleman was involved, he went unmentioned for reasons that no doubt made sense at the time.
They were among five men found guilty in November last year after the plot was foiled by police who listened to their plans and watched their reconnaissance at Federation Square. The five have yet to be sentenced on those convictions.

The latest trial heard evidence that after the first failed attempt to destroy the mosque, Mohammed and Chaarani returned with Moukhaiber in December with a 20-liter (5.3-gallon) container of gasoline and two car tires to keep the blaze going.

Their goal was to "strike a blow against, and terrorize, Shiite Moslems," Justice Andrew Tinney said Wednesday as he sentenced the trio for their "callous, cowardly and vindictive" crimes.

Mohammed and Chaarani were imprisoned for 22 years for carrying out the act of terror and for their earlier attempt.

The pair, who are still awaiting sentencing for the Christmas Day plot, must serve at least 17 years before they’re eligible for parole. Moukhaiber must serve at least 12 years of a 16-year prison term before he becomes eligible for parole.

Tinney said the men had sought to advance the cause of the Islamic State group. The three men laughed and chatted among themselves as the judge took more than two hours to deliver his sentencing remarks.

Moukhaiber whooped and danced after being led from the courtroom by security.
How very odd.
The men smiled and waved at a number of supporters in court.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  And here I thought it was White (spit) Supremacists.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||


Iraq
ISIS militants clash with Hashd al-Shaabi in Shingal
[Rudaw] 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....
(ISIS) snuffies clashed with Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF) forces in the Shingal village of Bab al-Khan on Wednesday, in another alarming sign of ISIS resurgence in Iraq.

Islamic State snuffies attacked Bab al-Khan village and clashed with both the predominantly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi and Sunni tribal Hashd al-Ashairy paramilitias near Shingal’s cement factory, deputy governor of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
province Sirwan Rozhbayani told Rudaw English on Wednesday.

In a follow-up operation after the attack, five ISIS snuffies were killed by the Iraqi security forces and Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitias in the mountains around Shingal, confirmed a Wednesday tweet by Iraqi Security Media Cell front man Yehia Rasool.

ISIS snuffies stormed Yezidi communities in Iraq’s Shingal region in 2014, when the group was at the height of its power and its self-styled caliphate spanned a third of both Syria and Iraq.

When ISIS moved to take the eastern Shingal village Bab al-Khan, its residents fled.

The village, along with others in its vicinity, has remained unpopulated, with thousands of Yezidis still living in IDP camps across the Kurdistan Region. A lack of security, jobs, and basic services has prevented many of the estimated 200,000 displaced from returning home.

Reluctance to return has been confounded by uncertainty around security in the area, due to the presence of different militias and forces in the area claimed by both the Iraqi federal government and Kurdistan Regional Government.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi rapid response forces arrest four Islamic State militants in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi rapid response forces announced on Wednesday the capture of four 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....
bandidos gunnies in Baghdad.

The arrests were made in al Tarmiyah district in Baghdad as part of a military operation, which was launched earlier this week to cleanse Iraq’s northern provinces from Islamic State terrorists.

The four IS bandidos gunnies were arrested in line with article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law.

The second phase of the "Will of Victory" operation was launched on Sunday with an aim 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.
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Iraqi soldier wounded in sniper attack by Islamic State in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi soldier was maimed Wednesday in a sniper attack by 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....
bad boy group in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source said.

Speaking to the Arabic-language Alghad Press website, the source said that "an Islamic State sniper shot up a solider, south of Canaan district, leaving him maimed."

The soldier, according to the source, was moved to a nearby hospital suffering from severe wounds.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Shin Bet says it thwarted Iranian operation to recruit Israeli assets
[IsraelTimes] Operative said to use fake Facebook profiles to contact potential spies in Israel, West Bank and Gazoo, with goal of gathering intel on strategic sites, carrying out terror attacks.

Israel has busted an Iranian intelligence network that tried to recruit spies in Israel, the West Bank and the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip, the Shin Bet security service said in a statement Wednesday.

The network was operated from Syria by an operative called "Abu Jihad," who worked to recruit Israeli intelligence assets through a series of fake profiles on Facebook and other social media sites, the agency said. Afterwards, the contact would be maintained via instant messaging apps.

Abu Jihad, who received orders from Tehran, was tasked with gathering information on Israel Defense Forces bases, cop shoppes, individuals, hospitals and other possible targets for a potential Iranian terror attack.

According to the Shin Bet, the Iranians managed to recruit at least one person to provide information and try to carry out attacks against military and civilian Israeli targets.

The security agency said the vast majority of the attempts to reach out on Facebook were ignored by Israelis because the fake profiles set up by Abu Jihad and his associates appeared suspicious.

It added that recruiting assets via social media is a common practice among terror groups, and that similar tactics have recently been employed by Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, and Hezbollah.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Forces Assad Supporters Out Of Checkpoint
Curious...
[Jpost] The Iranian Revolutionary Guard forced National Defense Forces (NDF) that support Bashir al-Assad's government to leave a military checkpoint in al-Mayadin east of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria amid tensions between the two parties, according to al-Arabiya.

Sources said that the Revolutionary Guard took over the checkpoint and deployed their forces there in place of the NDF. The takeover of the checkpoint occurred as parts of the NDF defected and joined the Revolutionary Guards.

The NDF filed a complaint with the leadership of Assad forces in the town, but they refused to intervene in the issue.

The Revolutionary Guards are attempting to convince people in Deir al-Zour to join them or the dozens of militias they have established in the area by offering attractive salaries, according to Al Arabiya.
With what money? Apparently the sanctions need to be tightened
A report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in February said that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has made efforts to entrench its presence in the Syrian town al-Mayadin, west of the strategically important Albukamal border crossing between Iraq and Syria, and just west of the Euphrates River.

The report described how members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards "took over the al-Nurain Mosque and houses around it on Korniche Street in the city, where they prevented civilians, members of regime forces, and NDF from entering or passing through the area, without orders from the command forces located in al-Mayadin."

Al-Mayadin is located along Highway 4, which is the only road leading out of the Albukamal border crossing, which is currently controlled by the IRGC and its allies.

From al-Mayadin, Route 4 reaches Deir al-Zor, where it connects to the M20 highway, which heads west in the direction of Damascus, or toward al-Qusayr and the Lebanese border.

"That is, the specific example of al-Mayadin shows the means by which 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...
seeks to maintain exclusive control along vital nodes in Syria, for the passage of personnel and matériel, in the direction of its allies in Leb or its enemies in Israel, according to the needs of the moment," wrote Jonathan Spyer in a Jerusalem Post analysis in February.
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#1  Trouble in Paradise, boys?
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/25/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  The end of pretense.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Al-Mayadin is located along Highway 4, which is the only road leading out of the Albukamal border crossing, which is currently controlled by the IRGC and its allies.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#4  "Somebody's gotta go back and get a sh*tload of dimes!"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/25/2019 12:05 Comments || Top||


Bombardment kills 18 civilians in northwest Syria — monitor
[IsraelTimes] Bombardment by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally kills 18 civilians including five children in northwest Syria Wednesday, a monitor says, in the latest violence to hit the opposition bastion.

Among these, 10 civilians including three children, all from the same family, were killed in Russian air strikes near the town of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
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Jihadists launch new attack on Aleppo city
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels have launched a new attack on Aleppo, today, targeting the western districts of the city. According to a report from the city, the jihadists fired several artillery shells towards the New Aleppo District. No casualties have been reported.
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