[ToloNews] A member of Balkh Provincial Council said Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... has established checkpoints along the Balkh-Jawzjan highway.
Insecurity is increasing in in Balkh highway due to the presence of the Taliban where they stop vehicles traveling and take money from drivers, residents of the northern province claimed.
The highway connects Jawzjan, 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... and Faryab provinces with Balkh.
"When you travel from here [Balkh] to Jawzjan, you are not sure that you will safely arrive at your distance," said Maroof, a Faryab resident.
"The drivers and passengers are forced to pay money when they travel through the highway," said Farhad, a Balkh resident.
Drivers did not comment on the record due to threats to their lives but said that the Taliban often establish checkpoints on the highway and take money from them.
"At least 3,000 trucks are working in the Dara-e-Soof [district] (where coal deposits are located]. They should pay Afs6,000 [$74] to Afs7,000 [$87] to the Taliban every month. The same situation is dominant in Mazar-Shibirghan highway but it is a little less. Taliban are extorting from all trucks," said Sayed Abdullah Masroor, deputy head of Balkh Provincial Council.
In a recent incident, the Taliban attacked a security outpost on the highway in which four members of the group were killed, Balkh police front man Adil Shah Adil said.
"We had many operations in Balkh-Jawzjan highway this month. We established five bases along the highway to ensure the safety of the highway and nearby villages," he said.
The Balkh-Jawzjan highway connects other provinces with Aqina Port. Its closure, according to critics, will damage Afghan investors financially.
[ToloNews] Interior Ministry’s front man says Afghan forces are fully ready to ensure the safety of the people during Eid days.
Officials from ministries of Interior and Defense on Saturday assured that Afghan forces are fully ready to ensure people’s safety during the three days of Eid al-Adha.
The security forces will be in a special status during the Eid days, the Defense Ministry front man Rohullah Ahmadzai said at a presser.
"The security and defense forces will leave no stone unturned to ensure people’s safety during the Eid days and thwart terrorists’ attacks," Mr. Ahmadzai said.
Meanwhile, ...back at the desert island, Irene was indignant at the thought of doing such a thing without benefit of clergy... Interior Ministry’s front man Nusrat Rahimi said that the police force members are fully ready to repel any type of threat from Death Eaters.
He called on the people to cooperate with police and inform them if they see any suspect.
"Security forces will continue their efforts implement proper measures for security as per the expectation of the people of Afghanistan," Mr. Rahimi said.
Afghans will observe Eid al-Adha from Sunday to Tuesday.
This comes after Taliban ...Arabic for students... leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada in an Eid message called on members of the group to give protection to the people during Eid days.
"My instructions to you are that you give full attention to protecting, helping and comforting your believing nation during Eid days. Take all necessary steps for the well-being and security of your fellow compatriots. Visit the families of deaders, disabled and prisoners and assist them to the best of your capabilities," Mr. Akhundzada wrote, a day after the Taliban boom-mobile in Kabul killed scores of Afghans.
Mr. Akhundzada who like his predecessor Mullah Mohammad Blinky Omar ... a minor Pashtun commander in the war against the Soviets who made good as leader of the Taliban. As ruler of Afghanistan, he took the title Leader of the Faithful. The imposition of Pashtunkhwa on the nation institutionalized ignorance and brutality in a country already notable for its own fair share of ignorance and brutality. Died of an unspecified ailment in a Pak hospital... refrains to appear in public has also talked about the grinding of the peace processor and said that the Taliban are tackling the peace talks seriously.
But the Afghan government on Thursday, August 8, said that the Eid felicitation message by the Taliban leader smells war and panic as the reclusive Death Eater commander asks his fighters to ensure the safety of the people during Eid days.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces discovered and destroyed a key Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... compound during an operation in Uruzgan province.
The Special Operations Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces conducted the operation in Tarin Kot, the placid provincial capital of Uruzgan.
The statement further added that the Special Forces conducted the raid late on Friday night.
The Special Operations did not disclose further information regarding the operation and it is yet not clear if the Special Forces inflicted casualties on snuffies or not.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio had his hands full of angry bleached blonde... the Special Operations Corps said the Special Forces detonated the compound and all its facilities after discovering it.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operation so far.
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS) foiled suicide kabooms planned for Eid days in Kabul and 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.. The Nangarhar governor Shah Mahmood Mia Khel told news hounds that the NDS Special Forces confiscated six suicide kaboom vests and some other military kits during an operation.
Mia Khel further added that the Death Eater groups wanted to use the suicide kaboom vests to execute attacks in Kabul and Nangarhar provinces.
Furthermore, Mia Khel said the murderous Moslems wanted to carry out the attacks during the Eid days and Independence Day celebrations.
He also added that the attacks could inflict casualties on hundreds of people had the NDS Special Forces not thwarted the attacks.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan and U.S. forces conducted Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s in various parts of Pashtun-infested Logar province killing at least 34 Talibs.
The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the Afghan and U.S. forces conducted the airstrikes in Tandan area of the capital of Pashtun-infested Logar, Qala-e Ebad of Baraki Barak district and Kharpichak Kotal of Charkh district.
The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 34 Talibs and maimed at least 4 others.
Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the airstrikes also destroyed a vehicle packed with explosives and munitions.
BENGHZI, Libya (AP) ‐ A bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least three U.N. staff members, a spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general said. The attack came even as the country’s warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire proposed by the U.N. aimed at halting combat in the capital Tripoli during an upcoming Muslim holiday.
Health officials said the blast took place outside Arkan Mall in the Hawari neighborhood, where people were gathering for shopping a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday begins. The Benghazi municipal council said the attack targeted a convoy for the U.N. Support Mission in Libya.
The site of the attack is close to offices of the mission in Libya. Two of the dead hailed from Libya and Fuji, and the blast wounded nine people, according to health officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.
Stéphane Dujarric, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, said in a statement that three U.N. workers were among the wounded.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The chief of the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), 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... , announced on Saturday a halt to military operations during the Moslem Eid al-Adha holiday, which lasts from Saturday until Tuesday, according to a statement from his forces in Benghazi.
On Friday, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) which is based 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... said it had accepted a UN proposal for a ceasefire during the holiday period.
More than 105,000 people have been displaced during the festivities, according to the United Nations ...the Oyster Bay money pit... UNSMIL will be responsible for monitoring any violations, the Tripoli government said.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A boom-mobile in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday killed two UN staff, several medical sources said.
A Rootersnews hound at a Benghazi hospital saw a list of names of those killed identifying them as working for the United Nations ...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society... Libya mission (UNSMIL).
UNSMIL front man Jean el-Alam said via email that the organization was "in the process of gathering information".
The explosion happened in front of a shopping mall and bank.
At least one burned out UN car could be seen at the scene.
Around the time of the blast, the chief of the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), 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... , announced a halt to military operations during the Moslem Eid al-Adha holiday, which lasts from Saturday until Tuesday, according to a statement from his forces in Benghazi.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned the attack and confirmed two dead, a spokesman said in a statement. A medic said another U.N. staffer later died of his wounds in a hospital.
LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari told reporters the two people killed were guards with the United Nations Libya mission (UNSMIL). He added that 10 people had been wounded, including children.
UNSMIL spokesman Jean El Alam said via email that the organization was "in the process of gathering information." He could not be reached for further comment.
The explosion happened in front of a shopping mall and bank.
[Jpost] 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 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 launched a drone attack against 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... 's Abha airport, the movement's al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, citing a military front man.
They targeted the airport's fuel depot and control tower, he said.
There was no confirmation from Saudi authorities but a Saudi-owned, Dubai-based TV channel, al-Arabiya, said air traffic at the airport was normal.
[Jpost] 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 separatists agreed on Sunday to a Saudi-led coalition's calls for an immediate ceasefire in Aden, seat of the internationally recognized government, they said in a statement.
"The front man of the Southern Transitional Council (STC)confirmed its adherence to the ceasfire called for by the leadership of the Saudi-led coalition," the statement said.
[Jpost] 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 separatists have taken control of all the military camps belonging to the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Aden, a government official said on Saturday.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The 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 government accused the Southern Transitional Council of staging an attempted coup in Aden after their fighters took over all military camps in the southern port city, the seat of the internationally recognized government, on Saturday.
"What is happening in the temporary (government) capital of Aden by the Southern Transitional Council is a coup against institutions of the internationally recognized government," the foreign ministry said in a Twitter post.
According to latest reports, the forces of the Transitional Council had seized the presidential palace in Aden following days of armed festivities with government forces.
[DailyStar] Police today claimed to have arrested five suspected "self-radicalised" members of what they said a "wolf-pack of Neo-JMB"
.... sometimes called New JMB after the Bangladeshi jihadi group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen. This time it’s linked to ISIS, but still on the Pakistani payroll. Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif is the nom de guerre of their big turban, who may be Sajit Debnath aka Muhammad Saifullah Ozaki, the Japanese-Bangladeshi jihadi and former associate professor of Ritsumeikan University. Their big attack was on the Holey Artisan Bakery in 2016...
in Dhaka for allegedly planning to launch attack on law enforcers.
"They were self-radicalised by watching online videos of various bully boy groups, and were planning to launch attacks on law enforcers," said Saiful Islam, deputy commissioner of Counter Terrorism unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
The arrestees were identified as Md Shiblee Shahjad alias Sadi, Shah M Asadullah Mortuza Kabir alias Ababil, Masrik Ahmed, Md Ashraful Al Amin alias Tarek and SM Tasnim Rifat, he added.
They were arrested yesterday around 1:45pm from Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital, the police official said.
[TheLocal.se] Police are investigating after a kaboom outside the town hall in Landskrona, southern Sweden.
Police were called out to the scene on the Drottninggatan street in central Landskrona shortly after 10pm on Wednesday, after several people reported hearing a loud bang.
They said in an update on their website that "something had went kaboom! at the city hall", causing among other things windows to shatter. No one was injured in the incident.
Torkild Strandberg, the Liberal mayor of Landskrona, hit out at the as of yet unknown perpetrators, but told the TT news agency that the fact it happened outside the council building was of no special significance.
"No matter which building it is, you're putting people in danger, you're overstepping all written and unwritten rules," he said, adding that council work would carry on as normal on Thursday.
Landskrona, a town of just above 32,000 residents, has been fighting a spate of gang crime this summer, with three murder attempts and explosives placed in central parts of the city.
"There's a strong sense of frustration and a desire not to accept this. There's more anger and irritation than anything else," Strandberg told TT.
Police lifted the cordons around the scene shortly after 4am. No arrests had been made at that time.
[TheLocal.it] Italian police arrested 19 suspected members of a Nigerian mob on Thursday, including the leaders of a clan which forged alliances with other mafias and violently punished any who rebelled.
In an operation dubbed "Burning Flame", coordinated by police in Bologna and Turin, over 300 officers carried out arrests and searches in nine cities across northern Italia, from Bergamo to Modena, Parma and Ravenna.
A two-year probe -- aided significantly by an insider who fed details to Sherlocks -- "has allowed us to destroy much of what, within the Nigerian community, is known as the 'Maphite' cult," police said in a statement.
It said the acronym stood for Maximum Academic Performance Highly Intellectuals Train Executioner.
"Among those arrested were those who held a leading role within the criminal organization.
"Those who decided on the new initiations, who ran the prostitution rings, who dominated by force the other criminal organizations, who ran the drug trade in the city squares," it said.
Police said the Nigerian mob used "urban guerrilla warfare which continued for days at a time" to maintain territorial control. The 'cult' was just one of a series of foreign organised crime groups which had adopted Italian mafia codes, police said. While they have much in common, they are independently structured and "in strong rivalry with each other", it added.
Maphite was founded back in the 1980s - along with other Nigerian gangs such as the Black Axe and the Vikings - before developing into a full-blown organised crime group in the 1990s, police said.
It adopted the moniker Green Circuit Association to camouflage its international expansion and is now widespread in many countries around the world.
The top mobsters are known in gang lingo as the Main Chief, Deputy Don, Checker (the treasurer) and Fire -- who is in charge of giving orders, while an executive committee carries them out.
Members have to follow strict rules of conduct laid out in the so-called "Green bible", kept safe by the leader.
"New members are initiated following precise rituals, and treason is met with corporal or lethal punishment," police said.
Maphite maintains close ties to Nigeria, so that those who cross it fear retaliation not just in Italia but there too, police said.
Paolo Borgna, deputy prosecutor in Turin, said the foreign mafias "are born and develop by giving protection to their countrymen and developing a kind of parallel, ruthless and criminal justice".
"It is a characteristic shared by all mafias: protection is offered, compensation is requested, protection is imposed and, finally, those who do not accept it are punished," he told journalists at a presser.
He said Maphite had a common fund which the newly-affiliated paid into when they joined.
"It's not a refined mafia... but not one to be underestimated. It must be contained now," he added.
It should have been contained long since, but at least now is better than later.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Ocean Viking charity ship rescued more than 40 migrants colonists off the coast of Libya on Saturday, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), which operates the vessel along with the French charity SOS Mediterranee.
The migrants colonists, mainly Sudanese men and adolescents, were picked up during the second operation in 24 hours by the Ocean Viking, which rescued 85 people including four children on Friday.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Spanish humanitarian ship that has been stuck at sea with 121 migrants colonists on board for over a week says it has rescued 39 more people.
The Open Arms boat said it made its latest rescue on Saturday morning in international waters in the central Mediterranean, where it has been stranded for nine days after Italia and Malta denied it entry.
Open Arms founder Oscar Camps says that Malta has offered to allow the 39 new passengers to disembark, but still rejects the 121 the boat rescued last week.
Late on Friday, another NGO boat run by Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee said it rescued 85 migrants colonists in the central Mediterranean.
Rescue ships face fines of 1 million euros if they enter Italian waters without permission.
The Danish Tax Agency was attacked using commercially available explosives rather than a home-made bomb, a preliminary analysis carried out by the Copenhagen Police has found.
"The preliminary analysis shows we are are probably talking about explosives of the type used, among other things, for industrial purposes, for example for demolition work or similar tasks," Jørgen Bergen Skov, chief inspector of the Copenhagen Police, said in a press release issued on Friday afternoon.
Skov said that the explosives had been placed about 60cm from the entrance of the agency.
The blast on Tuesday night left the agency's metal front entrance bent completely out of shape and shattered almost all of the windows on the facade.
Peter Hald, a researcher at Aarhus University, said his guess was that the explosives had been brought into Denmark from overseas.
"I'm convinced it's come from abroad. Norway or Sweden is my best guess, but the Balkans are my second best guess, as they have been major suppliers of weapons and explosives," he told Danish state broadcaster DR.
Hald said that the rocky landscapes found in Norway and Sweden meant there was a greater need for explosives in road and house construction than in Denmark.
According to police in Malmö, across the Øresund Bridge from Copenhagen, industrial explosives have over the past year been used frequently in gangland attacks, replacing the powerful bangers and hand grenades used in previous years.
[IsraelTimes] Shooter described as ’white man with a helmet and uniform’ carrying multiple weapons; police say condition of victim is not clear.
A gunman armed with multiple weapons went on a shooting spree in a mosque in a suburb of the Norwegian capital Oslo on Saturday, injuring one worshiper before being arrested, police and witnesses said. "spree"?
The head of the mosque described the assailant as white and said he was wearing a helmet and a uniform.
"One person is shot. The severity of that person’s injuries is unknown. One suspect is arrested. The police are working at the location," Oslo police said on Twitter.
The shooting occurred at the al-Noor Islamic centre in the town of Baerum, an Oslo suburb.
Police said there was no indication that more people were involved.
They said they had no information about the suspect, other than he was described as "white".
"One of our members has been shot by a white man with a helmet and uniform," Irfan Mushtaq, head of the mosque, told local newspaper Budstikka.
He later told broadcaster TV2 that the man had carried multiple weapons.
"An ethnically Norwegian man with a shotgun and pistols entered the mosque and broke glass windows. He started shooting around him," Mushtaq said.
Public broadcaster NRK reported that police had found multiple weapons inside the mosque, and that someone in the building had managed to subdue the suspect before police arrived on the scene.
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) said it was monitoring the situation.
"We’re following the events and are continuously evaluating. It’s to early to draw any conclusions," Martin Bernsen, information director at PST, told NRK.
The victim, reportedly a 75-year-old man, was shot but according to police speaking to NRK, the injuries are not life-threatening.
“The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,” Mr Mushtaq told TV 2.
At the time of the attack, three men were in the building praying: the septuagenarian and two other men. When they saw the perpetrator, the two other men fled to safety while the 75-year-old man “was quick and grabbed him immediately”, Mr Mushtaq said.
“He overpowered him while he was shooting. He ended up in a scuffle with the perpetrator, and was punched in the eye while trying to gain control,” he continued, adding that one of the other men returned and hit the gunman over the back of the head, overpowering him.
Authorities said a suspect had been arrested and there was no indication more people were involved. "It is a Norwegian young man, with a Norwegian background. He lives in the vicinity," police spokesman Rune Skjold told a press conference late Saturday.
Skjold added that the suspect had been known to police before the incident but could not be described as someone with a "criminal background."
Known but not criminal? That leaves only that he was a volunteer junior policeman as a boy or that he was noticeably nuts.
Oslo police originally posted on Twitter that one person had been shot, but then later said that one person had sustained "minor injuries." It was unclear whether these were gunshot wounds.
A woman related to the suspected gunman was later found dead in a home near where the attack took place. "We consider this a suspicious death... The dead person is related to the man arrested earlier today," Skjold told reporters.
The dead relative definitely argues for nuttery rather than junior copper.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Pakistain said on Saturday it had cancelled a bus linking Lahore with India’s capital New Delhi, the last remaining public transport link between the neighbors divided by a dispute over the Kashmire region.
Islamabad reacted with fury this week after India revoked the special status for the portion of Kashmire that it controls, calling the action illegal, a claim New Delhi denies.
Pakistain has already cut two rail links, suspended bilateral trade and expelled India’s ambassador, all part of what it called a diplomatic effort to protest against the decision.
Arshad Ali, tourism officer at Pakistain Tourism Development Corporation that runs the Pakistain leg of the journey, told Rooters the government had issued directives that meant the bus, that departs Lahore six days a week at 0600 local time, was suspended from Saturday onwards.
"The operation will remain suspended till further decision," he said.
Delhi Transport Corporation, that runs the service in the other direction, did not respond to requests for comment.
The service, known as the "friendship bus", has long been seen as a symbolic link between the two countries.
Launched in 1999, it has run almost continuously since, including throughout the last crisis between the two countries in February.
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The selfish assholes who just have to visit their 'loved ones' on either side should learn what it is to be citizens of one country. There was no need for the puerile endeavour anyway. No one who visits Pakistan periodically has any loyalty to India. Fuck 'em.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ A U.S. service member advising Iraqi security forces on a mission was killed Saturday in the northern Nineveh province, the U.S.-led international coalition fighting 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.... said in a statement.
"One U.S. service member died today during an Iraqi Security Force mission in Ninewah province, Iraq, while advising and accompanying the (Iraqi security forces) during a planned operation, the statement said.
It added that the name of the service member would be withheld until next of kin have been notified.
Some 5,200 troops are stationed in Iraq as part of a security agreement with the Iraqi government to advise, assist and support the country’s troops in the fight against Islamic State, which overran large parts of Iraq in 2014.
In April, Iraqi president Barham Salih said he does not see any "serious" opposition when it comes to the presence of American forces in Iraq, as long as they continue to be there specifically to assist Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State group.
"They are here for the specific mission of empowering and enabling Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIS. Nothing else. That is the specific exclusive mission, and in that context, I do not see serious opposition to the presence of these forces in Iraq today," Salih told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named, using an acronym for Islamic State.
He said he recently led a conversation among all the major political groupings of the country and there is "general consensus that that Iraq needs that collaboration."
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[Jpost] A large scale manhunt was launched on Thursday morning.
The Israeli military arrested two Paleostinians suspected of the murder of Cpl. Dvir Sorek over the weekend, the IDF announced Saturday evening.
The two turbans were identified as 24-year-old Nazir Saleh Khalil Atafra ‐ a Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, activist ‐ and 30-year-old Qasem Araf Khalil Atafra. Both are from the Paleostinian village Beit Khalil, north of Hebron in the West Bank, and have had no previous arrests.
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