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Afghanistan
Local Forces Mobilize To Purge Taliban Threats In Panjshir
[ToloNews] Panjshir Police Chief said that the forces are patrolling in border areas between Keran Wa Manjan and Paryan districts.

Dozens of former Mujahideen fighters and members of the public uprising forces have mobilized alongside the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in the central province of Panjshir to defend their areas against a possible attack by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bully boyz who seek to infiltrate in one of the most secure provinces from neighboring Badakhshan Province.

Panjshir Police Chief Mohammad Ishaq Tamkin said the Taliban has expanded their threats against the province after the group captured Keran Wa Manjan district of the northern province of Badakhshan.

Majority of these forces are currently patrolling alongside the Afghan cops in border areas between Panjshir’s Paryan district and Keran Wa Manjan of Badakhshan which has changed to a hub for bully boys’ activities over the past few weeks.

"Threats exist. We are deployed here precisely in the border between Panjshir and Badakhshan to defend our area," Tamkin said.

"When we felt that the enemy is coming close to us, we took arms to defend our land and dignity," said Waisuddin, a commander of the public uprising forces in Panjshir said.

Some Army soldiers said they are fully ready to protect the province against any threat from bad boys.

"We are soldiers. We are prepared to obey any order we get from our commanders," said Rafiullah, an Army soldier in Panjshir.

"We also have the plan to recapture Keran Wa Manjan district. We will act properly at the right time," former minister of interior Taj Mohammad Jahid said.

This comes after reports of heavy festivities in Keran Wa Manjan district following the Taliban’s coordinated attack late last month.

Keran Wa Manjan shares borders with Nuristan, Panjshir and Takhar provinces.

Based on the reports, Keran Wa Manjan district fell to the Taliban after reinforcements were not sent to local forces.

Following the Taliban’s attack, the district police chief Abdul Wali Hussaini fled to Nuristan Province along with his 40 soldiers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Eight Policemen Killed In Taliban Attack In Daikundi
[ToloNews] At least eight police force members were killed and 10 others maimed in an attack on their check post in the central province of Daikundi on Thursday night, the provincial governor Anwar Rahmati said.

He said that the attack started at 1:30 am local time on a check post in Tapa-e-Ziarat in Pato district of the province.

He said that two check posts were fallen to the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in this attack.

Rahmati said the Afghan forces have retaken the check posts but festivities are still ongoing in part of the district.

The governor said that the Taliban attacked another check post of the security forces in the province this week which left one security force member dead.

He said that the Taliban has also suffered "heavy casualties" in the attack.

Daikundi is a secure province in the center of Afghanistan but sometimes it faces festivities between security forces and holy warriors as it shares borders with some insecure provinces, including Ghazni, Uruzgan and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


U.S. airstrike targets Taliban gathering in Ghazni leaving several dead, wounded
[KhaamaPress] A U.S. Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
targeted a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
gathering in south-eastern Ghazni province killing or wounding several bad boys.

The Provincial Governor’s Office said in a statement that the U.S. forces conducted the airstrike at around 2pm local time on Wednesday.

The statement further added that the airstrike targeted a Taliban gathering in Robat area of Deh Yak district.

Furthermore, the Provincial Government said the airstrike killed 7 Talibs and maimed 5 others.

However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
the military sources said Friday that the airstrikes killed 13 Talibs.

Meanwhile,
...back at the mall, Clarissa suddenly spied Mr. Bartlett at the checkout counter. He was buying Grecian Formula!...
the Governor’s Office said a clash broke out between security forces and Talibs on Highway#1 which left 4 murderous Moslems dead and 5 others maimed.

A separate clash also broke out between the security forces and Talibs in Atak area of Aab Band district on Wednesday night. The clash left 6 murderous Moslems dead while a cycle of violence was destroyed.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


12 Chechen Fighters Affiliated To Al-Qaida Killed In Afghanistan
[ToloNews] The operation was carried out in Charkh district of the eastern province of Pashtun-infested Logar, the Defense Ministry said.

At least 19 hard boys, including 17 fighters affiliated to al-Qaeda, were killed in an operation by Afghan forces in Charkh district in Pashtun-infested Logar Province, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Friday.

The statement said that 12 of those killed were Chechens and four of them were Afghans.

The operation was carried out in Pengram and Zaid Lala areas in Charkh district, the statement said.

According to the statement, a key commander of the group was also killed in the operation.
Khaama Press adds that the Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security, the Intelligence Department killed 25 Al Qaeda-affiliated Taliban fighters in a raid, including Chinese and 12 Chechen fighters, and six were wounded.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  I would think they would all be affiliated with al qaida if they where all in the same area and killed together.
Posted by: chris || 08/03/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Is Chechnya considered a 'western' country or is it like one of the Balkan states?
Posted by: jpal || 08/03/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Chechnya is in Southern Russia in the Caucasus area. It is Muslim, Next door to Dagestan and Azerbaijan.
Posted by: SR-71 || 08/03/2019 16:54 Comments || Top||

#4  My nephew taught school in Azerbaijan a couple of years ago. Very nice place by all his accounts.
Posted by: jpal || 08/03/2019 20:27 Comments || Top||


Afghan Special Forces inflict heavy casualties on Taliban militants in Badghis, Kunduz
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs during the operations in Badghis and Kunduz.

The military officials said Friday that the Special Forces killed 16 Talibs during the operation in Badghis. The Special Forces conducted the raid in Jawand district.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also maimed 3 other Lions of Islam during the same operations.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
the Special Forces killed 21 Talibs and maimed 24 others during an operation in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province.

According to military officials, the Special Forces conducted the operation in Imam Sahib two nights ago.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


AAF airstrike kills Taliban’s shadow governor, finance and logistics chief in Farah
[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
by the Afghan Air Force killed the shadow governor of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
for Farah and two other big shots of the group.
But the HR Director was OK, thank Allah!
The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan Air Force conducted an airstrike in Khak-e-Safid district.

The Afghan Air Force conducted the raid at around 8:10 pm local time tonight.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed Mullah Abdul Bari alias Mullah Mashar, the shadow governor of the group for Farah.

Furthermore, the defense ministry said the airstrike also killed Mawlavi Syed, the Ring Leader of Taliban.

The airstrike also killed Mullah Sadiq, the Finance and Logistics Chief of the group.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrike so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Four killed in renewed Sudan protests
[DAWN] At least four protesters were killed and many injured by gunfire in the Sudanese city of Omdurman on Thursday, opposition medics said, as hundreds of thousands erupted into the streets to pile pressure on the country’s military rulers.

Organisers had called for a million-person march in response to the killing of young protesters in El-Obeid, a city southwest of Khartoum, earlier this week.

Thursday’s killings, reported by the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, one of the main protest groups, came as opposition leaders said there had been some progress in talks with the military on reaching a deal to form a new government after the ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir
Head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself president-for-life. He has fallen out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it.
Sudan has been gripped by months of political turmoil that climaxed in the army overthrowing Bashir in April. The opposition has kept up protests, pressing the army to hand over to civilians.

Despite signing a deal in July which secured a three-year transition period and a joint sovereign council with a rotating leadership, talks over the wording of a constitutional declaration on the changes have stumbled.

"The agreement is really now just around the corner," Satea al-Hajj, a leader in the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) coalition of opposition groups, said in a presser in Khartoum on Thursday.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Arabia
Yemen officials: Al-Qaida kills at least 20 at military camp
[Ynet] al-Qaeda bandidos turbans targeted a military camp 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...
's southern Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
province, killing at least 20 troops and setting off hours-long festivities that lasted into early morning Friday, Yemeni officials and tribal leaders said.

The attack began around midnight, with bandidos turbans firing rocket propelled grenades at the camp belonging to members of a Yemeni force trained by the United Arab Emirates, a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting 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...
rebels in Yemen since 2015.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Home Front: WoT
TSA seizes rocket launcher in Baltimore - for second time this week
[NYPOST] Military equipment was seized at Baltimore Washington International Airport on Thursday ‐ the second such seizure in days ‐ after it was brought back on a military flight by a US Air Force sergeant who kept it as a keepsake.

The rocket launch tube was discovered around 5:20 a.m. in the American Airlines baggage area of the airport, located in Maryland, the Office of the State’s Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad announced.
"It's a TUBE. No rocket"
Before being flown to the US, the "inert" equipment was inspected by US military officials for safety and was "empty of any explosive hazard," according to a blurb from the office. It was returned to the country by a sergeant "as a souvenir of their service abroad."

Authorities said the tube "presents no immediate threat to anyone on the ground," but noted that "there is a slight chance that it could contain pressurized gas and was therefore not allowed on the Sergeant’s connecting commercial flight."

The rocket launch tube was taken in by the bomb squad "until it can be safely returned to the owner."

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reminded passengers earlier this week not to bring explosives or devices that shoot explosives on airplanes ‐ even if they’re just replicas ‐ after finding a fake grenade and a real missile launcher at two different airports.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ..."there is a slight chance that it could contain pressurized gas".-Hey man, pull my finger.
Posted by: Texhooey || 08/03/2019 19:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I got your rocket launcher right here pal.

Posted by: jpal || 08/03/2019 19:51 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ LOL
Posted by: Frank G || 08/03/2019 20:14 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
FIA arrests Indian national with fake documents in Gujranwala
[DAWN] The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have arrested an Indian national who had been living in Gujranwala on fake passport and documents for the last 10 years.

The agency also started the paperwork but haven't done much else against the citizen who gave him shelter.

FIA Deputy Director Amir Nawaz told Dawn that Panjam Tiwari had gone to Dubai for work in 2009 and met Kamran, a resident of Gujranwala. They became business partners in Dubai and after some time, Kamran brought Panjam back to Pakistain on fake passport. The Indian national tied the knot with Kamran’s sister Rukhsana and embraced Islam, changing his name as Bilal.

He also made fake documents (birth certificate, CNIC, marriage deed etc) and started living in Pakistain, said Nawaz.
So he adopted all the Pak customs, including making fake docs
FIA Assistant Director Ahmer Sandhu, along with Inspector Naveed Ahmed and Sub-Inspector Shahzaib, raided a house at Mominabad and arrested Panjam. They started the paperwork but haven't done much else against him as well as Kamran.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
6000 protest at Gaza border, rioters hurl explosive devices toward IDF troops
It’s the usual Friday riot along the Gaza border fence.
[IsraelTimes] 51 Paleostinians said injured at demonstrations, 24 of them as a result of IDF fire, after Thursday firefight between Paleostinian gunman and Israeli soldiers.

Some 6,000 Paleostinians gathered 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...
Strip’s border with Israel Friday to take part in weekly protests near the fence.

The Kan public broadcaster reported that some demonstrators broke through Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, checkpoints set up to prevent mass rushes of protesters toward the border.
Of course they did
According to Hebrew-language media reports, rioters hurled rocks and bombs toward IDF troops stationed on the border. There were no reports of Israeli injuries.

The Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said 51 Paleostinians were maimed, 24 as a result of IDF fire.

The IDF said one of the flags waved by protesters was attached to a swastika.

In addition, a fire started in the Simhoni Forest, close to the border community of Kfar Aza, was thought to have been ignited by incendiary balloons launched from the Strip.

Channel 13 news earlier reported that the IDF had bolstered its presence in the region surrounding the enclave and was prepared for "every possible scenario" after a Paleostinian gunman injured three Israeli soldiers in a firefight before being killed a day earlier. The gunman was identified as Hani Abu Salah, a member of the military wing of Hamas whose brother was killed in a clash with the IDF last May.

Abu Salah was armed with a rifle and grenades and wearing a Hamas uniform, according to the IDF. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
an army spokesperson said the military believes the attacker was acting alone and not on orders from Hamas.

The Israeli soldiers were taken to Soroka hospital in Beersheba with non-life-threatening injuries. One officer was receiving care for moderate injuries while two lightly maimed soldiers were released shortly after their arrival.

On Wednesday, Israel wrapped up a four-day drill meant to prepare for the possibility of war with fighters based in the Paleostinian enclave.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army intensifies attack in northern Hama as militants remain inside demilitarized zone
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has intensified their attack on the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this evening after the turban forces failed to withdraw their fighters from the demilitarized zone.

According to a source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army fired several artillery shells and missiles towards the positions of Jaish al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
in the towns of Zakah, al-Latamnah, and Kafr Zita.

The source added that the Syrian Army’s strikes have specifically concentrated on these areas in order to deter the bandidos Death Eaters from trying to reestablish their positions west of Zakah.

Prior to this conditional ceasefire, the Syrian Arab Army was on the offensive in northern Hama; however, since the cessation of hostilities was announced, they halted their offensive operation.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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