[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted a series of Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s and Special Operations against Talibs in Ghazni, Wardak and Pashtun-infested Logar provinces.
The military officials said Friday that the Special Forces killed a Taliban ...Arabic for students... fighter, maimed another Death Eater and arrested 6 others during separate raids in GElan districts of Ghazni.
The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 3 Talibs during a separate operation in Chak district of Wardak province.
Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 3 Talibs during an operation in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar.
The security forces also conducted an airstrike in Pul-e-Alam district of Pashtun-infested Logar and killed 3 Talibs.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed or maimed at least 14 Talibs during a clash in northern Sar-e-Pul ...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone... province.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the clash broke out at around 10:30 pm local time in Masjid-e Safid area of Sancharak district on Wednesday.
The statement further added that the security forces killed 5 Talibs and maimed 9 others during the clash.
Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces also recaptured a Humvee armored personnel carrier and defused two improvised bombs.
[Libya Observer] The Presidential Council has agreed to a ceasefire in Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... during Eid al-Adha, which was proposed by UN envoy Ghassan Salame in his latest briefing on Libya at the UN Security Council.
In a statement on Friday, the Presidential Council said it agreed to the ceasefire to alleviate the suffering of the people and allow access of humanitarian aid to the IDPs.
The Presidential Council put four conditions for the success of the ceasefire. It demanded a complete cessation of direct and indirect firing and any advance from the attackers.
"A flight ban - of warplanes and reconnaissance aircraft- must be imposed in all airspace", read the statement.
The Presidential Council also demanded that the Eid truce should not be used by the attackers to mobilize or move forces.
"The UN Support Mission in Libya should guarantee the implementation of the truce and monitor any violations," the statement concluded.
Eid al-Adha starts on Sunday and the Presidential Council announced a four-day holiday from Saturday, August 10 to Tuesday, August 13.
Meanwhile, ...back at the saw mill, Scarface Al had tied Little Nell to the log and was about to turn on the buzz saw... warlord Khalifa Haftar ...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all... ordered his groups to stay on alert and prevented them from taking Eid al-Adha holiday.
Sources from Tarhuna city said Haftar’s gangs are preparing for a new round of land and air attacks on Tripoli from all southern front lines.
[DAWN] The brother of Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... i rebel chief Abdelmalik al-Huthi has been "assassinated", the Death Eaters' TV channel Al Masirah reported on Friday.
"Ibrahim Badreddine Amir al-Din al-Huthi has been assassinated at the hands of traitors" working for the Saudi-led coalition, 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... s said in a statement carried by the channel.
Yemen's internationally-recognised government is backed by a Saudi-led military coalition against the Huthis.
The rebels did not provide any further details on the alleged killing, but said they would do everything "to pursue the criminal aggressors" responsible and bring them to justice.
A Yemeni security source, who declined to be named, told AFP that Ibrahim al-Huthi was close to his brother and was the rebels' commander for Saada, the Huthi stronghold in northern Yemen which borders Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
[APNEWS] Mexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Thursday alongside a narco mob banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. Just down the road were three more bodies, for a total of 19.
The killing spree reported by prosecutors in the western state of Michoacan marked a return to the grisly massacres carried out by narco mobs at the height of Mexico’s 2006-2012 drug war, when piles of bodies were dumped on roadways as a message to authorities and rival gangs.
Two of the bodies hung by ropes from the overpass by their necks, half naked, and one of the dismembered bodies were women, Michoacan Attorney General Adrián López Solís said at a news conference.
The victims in the city of Uruapan had been shot to death. Some were hung with their hands bound, some with their pants pulled down.
While the banner was not completely legible, it bore the initials of the notoriously violent Jalisco narco mob, and mentioned the Viagras, a rival gang. "Be a patriot, kill a Viagra," the banner read in part.
"This kind of public, theatrical violence, where you don’t just kill, but you brag about killing, is meant to intimidate rivals and send a message to the authorities," said Mexico security analyst Alejandro Hope.
"This kind of cynical impunity has been increasing in Michoacan," Hope added.
In one particularly brazen attack in May, a convoy of pickups and SUVs openly marked with the letters "CJNG" ‐ the Spanish initials of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel ‐ drove through the Michoacan city of Zamora at night, shooting up police vehicles and killing or wounding several officers.
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the V i a g r a s, a rival gang.
If that's their real name, it's a rather ambiguous message, ay Papi?
Does the gangsters' name signal virulent virility - or the lack thereof?
Otherwise known as Sierra Santana Cartel by those not wanting to kill them. At one time they were local heroes and fighters against cartels. Then they gave in to their base Mexican nature.
Led by Nicolás Sierra Santana "El Gordo", eldest of the Sierra Santana brothers, Los Vi▲gras de Michoacan are currently the deadliest cartel group in Mexico. They began as self-defense groups against cartel violence in 2012-2014, as the Autodefensas Comunitaria under Estanislao Beltrán and by 2015, according to local media, began to support their own cartels such as the Michoacan Family, the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (New Genetration Cartel) Sodding faggot millennial name for a cartel, they deserve to die just for that !
They worked with the then commissioner for the Security of Michoacán, Alfredo Cervantes, who asked for their help in locating and capturing Servando Gómez "La Tuta", leader of the Knights Templar.
From 2016, The Sierra Santana brothers are involved in the business of methamphetamine production and transfer, which has been pointed out as part of the reason for the current confrontation with the New Generation. The other cartels wish to see them burn, because they want a monopoly as does every other motherf↻cker on earth, and are rallying up even citizens and local cops against them. The Los Vi▲gra have killed thousands of other cartel members over just four years.
Basically, it's a good thing. The only thing un-good about this would be if any one of these bastiches was entering the US.
Well explained. Dron66046. I’m impressed. badanov reported on that for us when the troubles down there were at their height — he even got a book series out of it, The Wounded Eagle, available for sale below Fred’s titles in the right margin. ;-)
[BREITBART] A brazen Sunday cartel liquidation inside a Sonora capital city restaurant is sparking fears of escalated turf violence throughout the Mexican border state abutting Arizona.
A cartel hit targeting the alleged regional boss for the Sinaloa Cartel faction "Los Salazar" occurred at approximately 8 pm inside the Ballpark Restaurant Sunday. The plaza boss was identified as Sergio Alberto del Villar Suárez, aka "El Napoleón," according to local reports. He was executed by an unknown gunman while sitting at a table with two females. Security video shows a man remove a concealed weapon from his waistband before twice shooting El Napoleón. A family with children sitting at the adjacent table was unharmed.
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Is that you Paulie? I think that someone has been aping the Gambino family.
In Australia they’ve been finding large amounts of drugs smuggled in by the so-called bikie gangs — Moslem colonists who include drugs among their other methods of financing jihad. Could this be related on the next island over?
[AnNahar] New Zealand police said Friday they had arrested two British men after finding a huge stash of methamphetamine in an Auckland apartment that would have been worth tens of millions of dollars if sold on the street.
Police said they've been targeting a foreign criminal organization working in New Zealand as part of what they're calling Operation Essex. They say the bust was one of the largest of its type in New Zealand.
Police said they searched the apartment last week and found plastic storage containers inside cardboard packing boxes that were filled with more than 200 kilograms (441 pounds) of meth with a street value of 144 million New Zealand dollars ($93 million).
In part due to New Zealand's isolated location, drugs like methamphetamine tend to bring a higher price here than in many other parts of the world.
Detective Inspector Paul Newman told news hounds they arrested a 60-year-old man at the apartment and a 49-year-old man at Auckland Airport. Both men remain in jail and have been charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to supply.
"We're making inquiries with police liaison officers overseas and hopefully tapping into our law enforcement partners overseas to try and work out the threat that this syndicate poses to New Zealand," Newman said.
And in an unrelated drug find, police said Friday they believe that packages of cocaine that washed up on an Auckland beach this week likely drifted for a year and over hundreds of kilometers (miles) across the Tasman Sea from Australia.
Detective Inspector Colin Parmenter said that in August 2018, Australian authorities intercepted an inflatable boat off the northern coast of New South Wales. He said two people who were arrested at the time were seen dumping packages of cocaine into the ocean.
Parmenter said most of the cocaine had since been recovered. He said that the drugs that washed up in New Zealand matched the markings and packaging of the Australian drugs. The cocaine found on the beach had a street value of about NZ$3 million, he said.
[AnNahar] Indian forces across Kashmire were on alert to head off protests after Friday prayers at mosques, as tensions remained high over the ending of the disputed region's autonomy, residents and reports said.
A five-day-old lockdown with no internet or phone communications appeared tighter than ever though the region's police chief told AFP the curfew would be eased so the Moslem-majority population could pray.
Dilbag Singh, Kashmire director general of police, said people could go to mosques "within their neighborhood" but added: "They should not venture out of their local area."
The giant Jama Masjid mosque in Srinagar -- a longtime focus for separatist protests -- remained closed as the government sought to keep a lid on unrest after it cancelled the constitutionally guaranteed privileges of the former Himalayan kingdom, residents told AFP.
Protests against Indian rule have frequently broken out in Srinagar's old quarter after weekly prayers at the mosque, which can hold more than 30,000 worshipers.
"It's tense," one resident said after going near the mosque. "There are troops everywhere."
- CHINA'S SHADOW -
Tens of thousands of extra Indian troops were sent to enforce the clampdown imposed ahead of Monday's presidential decree to tighten central control on the region that is also claimed by Pakistain.
The reinforcements and the 500,000 troops already in Kashmire fighting a three-decade-old insurgency were put on "high alert" for trouble around Friday prayers, the Press Trust of India news agency reported from Srinagar, quoting a security official.
"There is apprehension of mass protests and accordingly necessary steps were taken," the official added.
Despite the huge security presence, sporadic protests have been reported in recent days in Srinagar and the Ladakh region which the government has split away from Jammu and Kashmire under the new measures.
Police have chased groups of pro-separatist demonstrators in Srinagar, many of whom gather at night, residents said. One youth died this week after jumping in a river to escape security forces, according to police.
In a sign of international concerns raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move, Pakistain's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Wormtongue Qureshi ...a Pak political shape-changer. He is undistinguished except for his habit of periodically needing to have his lips reattached... went to Beijing for hastily arranged talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
Pakistain has strongly condemned New Delhi's action in Kashmire. On Friday, some 3,000 protesters marched in Islamabad, chanting slogans against the move, such as "Kashmire will become Pakistain."
While Pakistain has expelled the Indian ambassador and suspended bilateral trade, Qureshi has said his country would not seek a new conflict with its neighbor.
China, which also controls a sector of Kashmire, protested this week after India reaffirmed its claim to China's territory on a Himalayan plateau.
India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is to visit Beijing from Sunday for talks with Wang.
- CRUCIAL TEST -
Friday prayers were the start of a crucial test of New Delhi's ability to enforce the decision by Modi's Hindu nationalist government. The major Moslem festival of Eid al-Adha is on Monday.
Modi said in a nationwide address on Thursday that people will "not face difficulties" celebrating Eid.
Media reports said, however, that authorities would only decide on curfew restrictions on Sunday.
In his speech, Modi strongly defended his intervention in Kashmire.
The right-wing prime minister called it a "historic decision" and added: "I have full belief that we will be able to free Jammu and Kashmire from terrorism and separatism under this (new) system."
He accused Pakistain of taking advantage of the region's special status to stir troubles there.
India and Pakistain split Kashmire after their independence and angry division in 1947. They fought two of their three wars over the former princely state.
[DAWN] A deputy prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Sardar Muzaffar Khan, on Friday lodged a complaint with police after he was allegedly targeted by unidentified persons in a gun attack.
According to a first information report (FIR) registered in Islamabad's I-9 cop shoppe, the NAB official had come out of his house on Thursday night to see off his brother when he heard gunshots. Khan's sons, aged seven and five, had been accompanying him as well.
Khan said he did not have personal enmities, but added that he was working on several high-profile cases registered at NAB.
He said he fears for his and his family's safety.
He added that he had informed the director general of NAB Rawalpindi about the incident.
[DAWN] Indian police used tear gas and pellets to fight back at least 10,000 people protesting Delhi's withdrawal of special rights for Moslem-majority Jammu and Kashmire state in its main city of Srinagar on Friday, a police official and two witnesses said.
The demonstration soon after Friday prayers was the largest since authorities locked down the revolt-torn region five days ago, cutting off telephone and internet services and detaining more than 500 political and separatist leaders.
Seeking to tighten its grip on the region also claimed by neighbouring Pakistain, India this week scrapped Jammu and Kashmire's right to frame its own laws and allowed non-residents to buy property there.
Regional leaders have warned of a backlash in the area, where snuffies have been fighting Indian rule for nearly 30 years, leading to the deaths of more than 50,000 people.
A large group of people gathered in Srinagar's Soura area, a police officer said, in violation of orders that prohibit the assembly of more than four people.
The crowd was pushed back by police at Aiwa bridge, where a witness said tear gas and pellets were used against them. "Some women and kiddies even jumped into the water," a witness said at Srinagars Sher-e-Kashmire Institute of Medical Sciences, where pellet victims were admitted.
"They (police) attacked us from two sides," another witness said.
The police officer said 12 people had been admitted to two hospitals in the city after receiving pellet injuries at Soura, taking the total injured in the protests this week to at least 30.
"There were around 10,000 people at the protest in Soura," the police officer said. "This was the biggest so far."
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Thanks to no cameras or phones, ten instigators were given the hiding of their lives in the middle of the road. Later admitted to clinics.
[Rudaw] Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said late on Friday that the country’s security forces have yet to encounter "real resistance" from 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) fighters in recent nationwide operations to eradicate the group’s remnants.
"The third phase of the Operation Will of Victory continues. So far, we have not encountered real resistance from ISIS [Arabic acronym for ISIS] in areas described by some media outlets and foreign people as dangerous areas," Abdul-Mahdi told a select group of journalists in Baghdad.
Iraqi security forces have been "getting great results," he added.
Now in its third phase, Iraqi security forces launched Operation Will of Victory on July 7.
A group of domestic forces have collaborated in the operations, including Baghdad Operations Command, federal police, the army, intelligence services, Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF), and counter terrorism and Iraq’s air force, with additional support from the US-led international coalition.
Abdul-Mahdi himself oversaw the commencement of the operation’s second phase on July 20 when in northern Baghdad.
Seizing vast areas of northern Iraq and Syria in the summer of 2014, ISIS was declared territorially defeated in Iraq in December 2017. However, a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package... its remnants and sleeper cells have remained active, returning to earlier insurgency tactics, including the ambushes, kidnappings and killings of civilians and officials, bombings and arson.
Their resurgence has been most marked in areas disputed by Erbil and Baghdad, where contention over control of territory has created exploitable security vacuums. Operation Will of Victory seeks to clear these areas, including the provinces of Anbar, Baghdad, Diyala, Nineveh and Saladin provinces, of the group’s remnants.
According to the US Secretary of Defense’s Lead Inspector General report to US Congress published on Friday, "ISIS is rebuilding in remote territory, which is hard for Iraqi forces to secure," and is "able to recruit in these areas [Iraq’s northern and western provinces] using family and tribal connections," it warned.
"We have repeatedly said that the fight against ISIS will be a long one. No one said it would be short," Abdul-Mahdi said in recognition of the lengthy battle against ISIS.
"However, a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package... we have made big achievements gains ISIS. They do not have fighting bases, except for some checkpoints here and there, but they are not considerable," Abdul-Mahdi added.
Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Iraqi Interior Ministry, said late on Friday that Iraqi forces made arrests at three ISIS sleeper cells in djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... . However, a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package... he did not clarify whether or not the arrests formed part of Will of Victory operations.
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[IsraelTimes] Israel bombs terror group observation post, gunfire heard near border communities, according to Arabic media reports.
Israeli forces attacked a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, outpost near Deir el-Balah in the central 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 early Saturday morning.
Gunfire was also heard around the Israeli border community of Kissufim, according to a report from Sky News Arabic.
Paleostinian murderous Moslems had attacked Israeli soldiers with grenades while trying to breach the border fence and had likely been killed in the attempt, Channel 13 reported. Israeli aircraft struck multiple Hamas sites in response, the report said.
Four Gazooks armed with AK-47s, RPGs, hand grenades, and hunting knives, killed by soldiers in attempt to scale barrier into Israel; Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, says they ’acted independently’
The military said in a statement that the incident began at 4:00 a.m. Saturday as lookout troops spotted four figures heading toward the border fence "in military formation" from the direction of Khan Younis in southern Gazoo Forces from the IDF’s Golani Brigade were alerted of the infiltration attempt and made their way to the area, the IDF said.
The four Gazooks were killed by Israeli soldiers who "opened fire once one of the hard boyz scaled the fence," the military said in an initial statement, adding that a hand grenade was launched at the troops during the clash but none of the soldiers were maimed.
"One of the hard boyz crossed into our territory and was shot, and three were killed along the concrete barrier at point-blank range," the IDF added later Saturday. An IDF tank also fired a cannon shot into the vicinity of the infiltration attempt.
The Gazook cell was armed with "Kalashnikov [AK-47] weapons, bags filled with equipment for cutting the fence, energy bars and dates for the possibility of a prolonged stay [on Israeli soil], grenades, and pipe bombs," according to the military statement. The Paleostinians were wearing improvised fatigues and had a medical box among their belongings.
"A large-scale terror attack was foiled here. It is not clear if the attack was intended to hurt soldiers or civilians, but a major attack has been thwarted," said IDF spokesperson Brigadier General Ronen Manelis.
Manelis added that the cell’s preparedness and the amount of equipment and weaponry it carried, showed that there was a carefully prepared operation in motion.
The incident comes as organizers of Friday’s weekly protests and riots this week along the Israel-Gaza border called them off due to the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which begins on Sunday. Last Friday, some 6,000 Gazans took part in the protests.
[IsraelTimes] Soldiers also said to confiscate car of Beit Fajjar resident over suspicions it was used in Dvir Sorek’s murder; IDF says hunt for Lions of Islam ongoing.
Israeli security forces reportedly arrested a suspect on Friday during searches for the killers of Dvir Sorek in a stabbing attack in the West Bank, according to Paleostinian reports.
Soldiers also reportedly confiscated the car of a suspect, a resident of the Paleostinian village of Beit Fajjar, over suspicions it was used in Wednesday’s attack.
Paleostinian media identified the suspect as Ammar Thawabteh, 29. It was not immediately clear what his role was in the terror attack.
The Ynet news site said that Israeli security forces apparently knew the identity of the killer or killers.
There was no confirmation of the arrest from the army, which said in a statement the manhunt for the Lions of Islam was ongoing.
It also released a video of soldiers operating in the West Bank that showed a car being towed away on a military vehicle.
Beit Fajjar is near the settlement of Migdal Oz, outside of which the body of yeshiva student Sorek was found early Thursday.
Sorek, 18, was studying at a seminary in Migdal Oz as part of a program combining Torah study and military service. He was last seen leaving the settlement Wednesday to buy books for his teachers in Jerusalem.
Earlier Friday, Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said security forces were hot on the heels of Sorek’s murderers.
"According to a briefing I received a short while ago, we are on our way. It won’t take very long," said Netanyahu, who also serves as defense minister.
In an effort to locate the Lions of Islam who carried out the Wednesday night attack, the Shin Bet security service, assisted by the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police, launched a massive manhunt in the surrounding area on Thursday morning and the military deployed additional troops throughout the West Bank.
The military fears the Lions of Islam may attempt to carry out additional attacks or serve as inspiration for other would-be attackers. These concerns were especially heightened in light of the upcoming Moslem holiday of Eid al-Adha and the Jewish fast day of Tisha B’Av on Sunday.
Initially, the search effort focused on the Paleostinian village of Beit Fajjar, near Bethlehem, which is adjacent to Migdal Oz. Paleostinian media reported that soldiers confiscated surveillance camera footage from businesses in the town in an apparent effort to track the escape route of the assailants.
On Thursday night and early Friday morning, security forces expanded their operations to the Paleostinian town of Halhul, north of Hebron, according to Paleostinian media.
Security forces were also reportedly concerned the terror cell behind the deadly stabbing attack may have split up, making the search effort more difficult. The group is believed to be getting assistance in evading capture.
On Thursday evening, Israeli security forces dismissed their initial suspicion that the deadly stabbing attack was a failed kidnapping attempt, instead deeming it a premeditated murder.
[Bangkok Post] Abdultore Kaso, a former leader of the RKK insurgent group in Songkhla, was gunned while on his new job. He was attacked late yesterday morning by unidentified men when he got out of his pickup truck to give ice to customers in Thepha district, police said.
An initial examination found he had been shot several times by gunmen armed with a small rifle and a pistol. Investigators are determining whether the murder was the result of a personal conflict or an insurgency-related incident.
Abdultore had served as a leader of the Runda Kumpulan Kecil, or RKK, which was active in Saba Yoi district. Its members are guerillas trained to stir unrest in the Muslim-dominated provinces in the far South. He had been allegedly involved in many violent incidents, including ambushes and bombings. However, after he was arrested and the charges against him dropped, he decided to join the state program which is intended to help draw people out of the insurgency.
Three days before Abdultore was killed, key insurgent group leader Bukhori Lamso was spotted in Thepha district, according to an intelligence source. His appearance may have been related to the attack, he said.
[AnNahar] General Security chief Maj. Gan. Abbas Ibrahim announced in a presser on Friday that Leb has mediated the release of a Canadian citizen captured in Syrian last year.
"I thank the Syrian state for answering our calls that led to the release of an American hostage before and a Canadian hostage today. The issue falls in Leb’s interest because it brings us back to the world map at the civilized and humanitarian levels," said Ibrahim in remarks to news hounds.
The Canadian citizen "Christian Lee Baxter has been in detention in Syria since last year for reasons related to violating the Syrian laws," added Ibrahim.
For her part, the Canadian ambassador said: "We extend our gratitude to Maj. Gen. Ibrahim and for the role he played to bring a Canadian citizen back to his family. Today is a glorious day for Canadians."
"Due to privacy laws in Canada I will not comment on the specifics of the case," she added.
Baxter himself appeared at the televised presser in Beirut after his release.
"I thought I would be there forever," he said, breaking down in tears.
"Honestly, I didn't know if anyone would know I was alive," he said, wearing a gray t-shirt.
Canadian media reported in early January that there had been no signs of Baxter, then 44, since December 1, 2018 after he arrived in Syria.
Baxter thanked his embassy in Beirut and Lebanese authorities for helping secure his release.
Described as an adventure traveler by his loved ones,
...and an idiot by the rest of us...
Baxter had made no contact since arriving at a Syrian village where his brother-in-law was born.
He had traveled there despite the brutal war raging in Syria since 2011.
A front man for Global Affairs Canada, which manages the country's diplomatic relations, told AFP earlier this year that "a Canadian citizen has been detained in Syria," without providing any further details, due to reasons of confidentiality.
He said "the security situation across Syria significantly restrains the Canadian government's ability to provide consular assistance."
Since the Syrian war broke out, Ottawa has urged Canadians to avoid traveling to the country.
Canada cut diplomatic ties with Damascus after the conflict began in 2011.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack on the jihadist mountain stronghold of Kabani, today, after a heavy overnight bombardment of the town by the Russian and Syrian air forces.
Led by the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army reportedly began their assault on Kabani at dawn, prompting an intense confrontation with the jihadist groups controlling the town.
According to a source from the 4th Division, the Syrian Army is still engaged in a fierce battle with the jihadists of the Turkestan Islamic Party 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... ; however, no advances have been reported.
Last night, the Russian Air Force unleashed a flurry of strikes over Kabani in a bid to weaken the bully boy defenses before this morning’s attack.
Since May, the Syrian Army has launched several attacks on Kabani, but all of their attempted advances have been repelled by the jihadist forces inside the town.
So... when we and Russia were mortal enemies, John Brennan was a fellow-traveling Russian apologist.
Now that post-communist Russia's in a position to further our mutual interest, Brennan screams to all who'll listen that rascally Russkies are under our beds, manipulating the Orange Manchurian, poisoning our precious bodily fluids ...
#1 just a matter of time. As the cash cow Russians loose interest in the Democrat's we should see things improve greatly between Trump and Putin. With Democrat's it was always about the money flow to their pockets as with Biden's(insert Hillary or others) son and China.
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was filmed entering the Idlib Governorate on Friday after the military’s recent advances in northern Hama.
The Syrian Arab Army was able to enter the Idlib Governorate’s southwestern countryside after they seized the key hilltop of Tal Sakher.
Since capturing Tal Sakher, the Syrian Arab Army has secured the eastern sector of Kafr Naboudeh and moved their forces towards the town of al-Hobeit.
The Syrian Arab Army is currently attacking Hobeit in a bid to expel the remaining Jaish al-Izza Lions of Islam from the area.
At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army is also pounding the last two Jaish al-Izza strongholds of Kafr Zita and al-Latamnah.
Over the last week, the Syrian Army has captured a large chunk of territory from the turban forces in northern Hama; this includes the strategic town of al-Zakah, which overlooks Jaish al-Izza’s strongholds.
[Rudaw] Kurdish forces injured two soldiers in an attack on a Ottoman Turkish army base in Afrin, northern Syria, soon after a US-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... deal over the establishment of a "peace corridor" in a bid to de-escalate tension in the region tensions was confirmed.
"One of our [military] bases was attacked by YPG/PKK snuffies in Afrin using anti-tank warfare, injuring two of our soldiers. The attack was launched from Tel Rifaat region [southeast Afrin]," the Ottoman Turkish Defense Ministry said on Friday.
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