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Afghanistan
34 Killed In Herat Roadside Bomb Blast, Taliban comment confusingly
[ToloNews] At least 17 others including women and kiddies were maimed in the roadside kaboom blast, health officials said.

At least 34 people, including women and kiddies, were killed in a roadside kaboom blast in 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...
-Kandahar Highway early on Wednesday morning, local officials said.

The incident happened in Shawiz area when a bus carrying dozens of passengers was travelling to Farah province from the western province of Herat, an official of Herat hospital, Mohammad Ibrahim Mohammadi, said.

At least 17 others, including women and kiddies, were maimed in incident, he said.

Security officials have not commented on the incident.

Taliban issues contradictory statements regarding deadly IED explosion that killed 34 civilians on Kandahar-Herat highway

[KhaamaPress] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group issued contradictory statements regarding a deadly roadside kaboom explosion that killed 34 civilians including women and kiddies on Kandahar-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...
highway.

Taliban front man, Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement earlier this evening stating that a civilian bus faced an incident in Aab Khormai area of Farah on Kandahar-Herat Highway which ’martyred 34 civilians and maimed some others’.

However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
the group issued another statement two hours later stating that "Convoy travelling from #Herat was engaged with IEDs today in Aab Khorma area of Farah Rod #Farah resulting in 2 APCs destroyed & over 15 button men KIA/WIA. This convoy was trying to reinforce another convoy besieged for past couple of days in the district center."

The passenger bus was travelling to Farah province from Herat when it struck an Improvised Explosive Device.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Security forces repulse Taliban offensive in Logar inflicting heavy casualties on assailants
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces repulsed a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
offensive on security posts in Pashtun-infested Logar inflicting heavy casualties on assailant bad boys.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the security forces repulsed the attack with the support of the coalition air power.

The statement further added that the Talibs attacked the security posts in Azara district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
the Afghan forces effectively responded to the attack with the coalition air support, killing at least 19 Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the security forces also maimed 5 Talibs during the festivities.

The anti-government armed elements including Taliban have not commented regarding the clash so far.

The security situation in Pashtun-infested Logar 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 || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Mullah Khal Mohammad, Esmatullah and dozens of their fighters killed in Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed two key Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
leaders Mullah Khal Mohammad and Mullah Esmatullah and dozens of his fighters during the operations in Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces conducted the operations as part of Shaheen-103 operations led by Special Forces.

The statement further added that the security forces targeted the snuffies in Gurziwan district and Kata Qala of Pashtun Kot district.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen corps said the security forces killed the two Taliban leaders and their 33 fighters during the operations and maimed 46 others.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the security forces conducted the operations with support of Air Forces.

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 destroyed a strategic base of the group, a Humvee armored personnel carrier which was captured by Taliban and another vehicle.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kunar: 2 Pak jacket wallahs tied up, more Talibs self-kaboom in car


Pakistanis among 3 arrested for plotting suicide attack in Kunar province

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops arrested three individuals including two Paks for plotting a suicide kaboom in Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in a statement said the NDS Special Forces arrested the three individuals during a raid in Asadabad city.

The statement further added that Ahmad son of Ayoub Khan who is originally a resident of Dir district was planning to facilitate a suicide attack with his Afghan counter-part Sadam son of Habib.

Furthermore, the National Directorate of Security said the duo was accompanying Delwar son of Abdullah, originally a resident of Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
, who was looking to carry out the suicide attack against a security official.

The National Directorate of Security also added that the security forces also confiscated a suicide kaboom vest a pistol from the detained individuals.

Meanwhile,
...back at the bunker, his Excellency called the chief of staff and complained that the artillery was keeping him awake...
the National Directorate of Security said Qazi, one of the leaders of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
group had appointed the group to facilitate and conduct the suicide attack.

IED goes inside a vehicle carrying Taliban militants in Kunar province
Oops!
[KhaamaPress] An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off inside a vehicle which was carrying a group of Talibs in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the incident took place in the vicinity of Chapa Dara district of Kunar.

The statement further added that the Death Eaters were travelling in a vehicle and were transporting an IED when it went it off prematurely.

Furthermore, the 201st Silab Corps said the earth-shattering kaboom killed a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
hard boy and maimed 4 others.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kapisa: Taliban IED experts, Abdullah alias Laser and Muzamil alias Petrol blown up by own bomb
Oops!
[KhaamaPress] A premature explosion has killed two Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
IED experts in North-eastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said a premature IED explosion killed two Taliban IED experts, Abdullah alias Laser and Muazamil alias Petrol in Kapisa province.

The statement further added that the two Taliban IED experts were planting a bomb in Afghania Valley of Nejrab district when it off prematurely, instantly killing the two IED experts.

Talibs frequently use improvised bombs to target the security forces but majority of roadside kaboomings inflict casualties on civilians.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  There seems to be a lot of these "experts" killed in premature explosions. Has someone figured out an EMP device that will set off the explosives?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/01/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Apparently sticking a Laser into Petrol is combustible
Posted by: Frank G || 08/01/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3  The thing about premature IED is there's no cure. Once you get it you're toast.
Posted by: jpal || 08/01/2019 13:00 Comments || Top||

#4  You know what ? They don't have proper union representation. Consider these 2 motherf↺ckers.

The 'martyr pensions' paid to survivors of jihadis in high profile suicide attacks will be denied in this case. They should be able to write to their congressman into legislating up a fatwa or two in their favor at the jirga . Or lawyers to demand damages incurred. Labor rights. Hell, Ossamacare !

That's one 'democratic' solution I see forthcoming for Af.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/01/2019 14:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Don’t you just love a happy ending?

Even better they didn’t kill any bystanders
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/01/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||


Dozens of Taliban militants killed in Afghan and U.S. forces airstrikes in Ghazni
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan and U.S. forces conducted separate Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in south-eastern Ghazni province killing or wounding dozens of Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force conducted airstrikes in Sadozai and Aab Band district highway.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 18 Talibs and maimed 5 others.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the airstrikes also destroyed a Dshk heavy machine and 5 cycle of violences of the bad boys.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch cautiously raised his hat over the edge of the horse trough on the end of a stick......
the U.S. forces conducted an airstrike in Bala and Payeen areas of Khogyani district, killing at least 4 gunnies and wounding 9 others.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill 14 Taliban militants, detain 6 others in Logar province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 14 Talibs during an operation in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

The informed military sources said Wednesday that the Special Forces conducted the operation in Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The sources further added that the Special Forces killed 14 Talibs and arrested 6 others during the operation.

Furthermore, the military sources said an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
killed a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighter in Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province.

The military sources also added that the Special Forces killed 4 Talibs during a separate operation in Gomal district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Iraq
Iraqi civilian killed in armed attack south of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi citizen was killed Wednesday in an armed attack in southern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alsumaria News TV channel, the source said that unidentified button men shot up a civilian in Arab Jibor neighborhood, south of Baghdad.

The attack resulted in the death of the civilian, added the source.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under:


Iraqi security forces shell 3 Islamic State outposts in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces bombarded on Wednesday three terrorist hotbeds 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....
holy warrior group in Diyala province, a security source said.

Speaking to the privately-owned Baghdad Today news website, the source said that the mortar attack came after monitoring suspicious activities by Islamic State bully boyz in al-Mutaibeeja, located on the border between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces.

The source warned that IS cells remain active in some parts of the province, urging an immediate action to eliminate remaining IS bully boyz as soon as possible.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Incendiary balloon sparks fire near southern Kibbutz
[Jpost] An incendiary balloon sparked a fire near Kibbutz Alumim in the northern Negev on Wednesday, according to Maariv.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  The IDF needs to import Rhinausarouses. Not sure if this is true but can be intimidating to the Paleos.

Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 08/01/2019 17:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't know what the plural of rhinoceros is but pretty sure it's not rhinausarouses.
Posted by: jpal || 08/01/2019 19:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Rhinos? Not the Paul Ryan kind?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/01/2019 20:08 Comments || Top||


Three troops injured, Palestinian gunman killed in Gaza border clash
[IsraelTimes] Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", operative opens fire after crossing border into Israel, army says; soldiers taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries; tank hits Hamas post.

Three Israeli soldiers were maimed by Paleostinian gunfire near 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...
border early Thursday, sparking the heaviest cross-border fighting in weeks.

An officer and two soldiers were hit by fire by a Paleostinian gunman who crossed the border into Israel, according to the Israeli military.

The gunman was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, the army said.

The IDF also hit a Hamas post in the area with tank fire, the military said.

The attacker was armed with a rifle and grenades and wearing a Hamas uniform, according to the IDF. However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
an army spokesperson said the military believes the attacker was acting alone and not on orders from above.

There was no immediate comment from Hamas.

The Israeli soldiers were taken to Soroka hospital in Beersheba with non life-threatening injuries. The officer was listed in moderate condition, and the two soldiers were lightly injured.

The army said the incident began after troops were deployed to investigate the suspected gunman as he neared the Gaza border fence.

Paleostinians had earlier reported heavy fighting near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Video purportedly from the scene published by Paleostinian news outlets showed flares fired into the sky, apparently by Israeli troops, to light the battlefield. Local residents also reported hearing heavy gunfire.

There were also reports of Israeli aircraft in the area.

The army said it closed roads near the border and deployed extra troops to communities near the border during the firefight.

3 Israeli soldiers shot by Palestinian snipers on the Gaza border
[TWITTER]

Exchange of fire reported at the #Gaza border
[TWITTER]
Identified as Hani Abu Salah, a Hamas border patrol member, he was the brother of Fadi Abu Salah, a disabled Palestinian who was killed by the IDF in May 2018 during one of the weekly protests along the border.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/01/2019 00:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Asking for a hurtin'.

Give it to them
Posted by: Frank G || 08/01/2019 4:58 Comments || Top||

#2  During WW-2 in the ETO, M-12 self propelled 155 howitzers were at times used in anti-sniper roles.
Maybe the IDF should try to revive this method.
Posted by: Jiggs Hupiting5931 || 08/01/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Mayor of west #Daraa town assassinated in ambush by unknown assailants
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US sanctions Iranian Foreign Minister
[ALMASDARNEWS] U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the Trump administration has sanctioned Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Pompeo, using his official Twitter account, made the announcement, while tagging Zarif and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah ‘Ali Khamenei.
Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  When you start talking "Eiger" sanction, wake me up.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/01/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Hey ! Trevanian reference ! Wrote the coolest characters ever.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/01/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army scores new advance in northwestern #Hama
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Russian forces launch massive attack on jihadist stronghold in #Latakia
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Iran arrests European accused of swindling $1bn
[DAWN] 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...
has arrested a Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an accused of swindling at least $1 billion out of an investor in the aftermath of a nuclear deal that saw sanctions lifted, state media reported on Wednesday.

"Police managed to discover a fraud case and arrest a European national who scammed 120 billion rials" since 2015 through claiming to invest in agriculture, said the force's front man Brigadier General Ahmad Noorian.

Currently 120 billion Iranian rials amounts to around $1 billion, or nearly 900 million euros, under the unofficial exchange rate in the Iranian capital.

The accused had come under suspicion when authorities discovered forged documents, the front man was quoted as saying in a report by the website of the Iranian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
The European national was then identified as a butcher by profession who had no capital and was "linked to an international conman wanted by Interpol".

The state news agency, IRNA, said the accused had been arrested in the city of Birjand, South Khorasan, and had an accomplice who was also European.

They had presented themselves as investors in the wake of the deal ‐ known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ‐ that gave Iran relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

"The investigation indicated that after the JCPOA, two European nationals introduced themselves to Iran's embassy" in a Gulf Arab country, said South Khorasan police chief Majid Shoja.

They were introduced to authorities in the province and then "encouraged one of the domestic investors to invest", he was quoted as saying by IRNA.

"The Iranian partner incurred a lot of expenses," said the police chief.

"In addition to accommodation, health care, business tickets for flights...and the provision of an office with the most up-to-date facilities, (the Iranian partner) paid about 120 billion rials into the accounts of these two European nationals."

The partner later lodged a complaint and one of the European nationals who was in Iran was detained, he added.

Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Terror Networks
Osama bin Laden's son allegedly killed in covert strike
Key new detail revealed after yesterday’s announcement.
[TWITTER] The report added that the younger bin Laden was likely killed in a strike carried out along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
That would be Hamza bin Laden, he of the exquisitely manscaped eyebrows.
Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  Great snark on Instapundit:

"I'll toast this with an "Osama" - two shots and a splash of water."
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/01/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  He will be mist.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/01/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#3  You guys are incorrigible
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 08/01/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Bye chum. Say hi to your dad.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/01/2019 12:05 Comments || Top||

#5  He must have quit paying the piper. He no longer gets to call the tune.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/01/2019 13:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, A.Paul (any relation to Rue Paul?), ff it weren't for recidivism, I'd never have any fun.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/01/2019 15:09 Comments || Top||



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