Sat one time on the San Diego Trolley across from a couple of meth freaks. Maybe I've led a sheltered life but that was about the scariest thing I've ever seen. No joke, they really were the Walking Dead. But hey, Nancy needs her cut.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
09/02/2019 11:47 Comments ||
The veracity of these reported casualty figures is questionable really. Even adjusting for a little double entry and habitual inflation of op success by militaries, the reported numbers of taliban dying are close to 30 per day. Can they really be in a negotiating position with the US and China with such losses ?
"Say, the gentlemen that came with you last meeting. He's not here today Mullah Baroodi ? "
"He... uhhh, got a cold. Heh heh...sniff."
I would love to believe this rate of inflicted casualty, but the recent discovery of the 'ghost soldiers' thing begs the question : What if some of these are 'ghost casualties' ? Inflated numbers to let the foreign forces think they are really accomplishing something in this place.
Because for a group dying in such great numbers per week, the taliban are not really giving a shit.
Afghanistan is the shithole country of all time. Has been forever the only army able to subdue them was lead by Alexander the Great in 3rd century BC and even he couldn't believe what a shithole country it was.
They do supply all the heroin to Rock Stars and Hollywood elites though so they got that going for them.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces destroyed multiple caches of weapons of the Taliban ...Arabic for students... group in the past 24 hours.
The informed military sources said Sunday that the Special Forces destroyed a weapons cache of Taliban while conducting a patrol in Ghazni district of Ghazni province.
The sources further added that the Special Forces destroyed another small weapons cache of Taliban during a similar patrol in Deh Bala district of Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. province.
Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed another small weapons cache during a raid in Sayyidabad district of Wardak province.
The sources also added that the Special Forces conducted a raid in Chimtal district of Balkh and destroyed a small weapons cache of the Taliban group.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces repelled a Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... attack in the outskirts of Pul-e Khumri city, the thriving provincial capital of northern Baghlan province.
The National Defense and Security Institutions said in a joint statement that a group of 30 to 40 Talibs launched an attack in Zaman Khel and Hussain Khel areas located in the outskirts of Pul-e Khumri city.
The statement further added that the murderous Moslems launched the attack at around 2 am local time.
However, a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all... the statement added that the security forces quickly responded to the attack killing at least 3 holy warriors, arresting 2 others and wounding of them.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Alamo, Davy was wondering if Buck was okay. He suspected he wasn't... the defense and security institutions said the security forces have cordoned off the Karkar area where the remaining murderous Moslems have taken shelter.
The statement further added that the security forces did not suffer casualties in the attack and a clearance operation is underway in the area.
[KhaamaPress] The residents of Baghlan province also picked up arms against the Taliban militants who attacked Pul-e Khumri city in the early hours of Sunday.
Bismillah Atash, a member of the Provincial Council of Baghlan told Khaama Press that the residents of Pul-e Khumri who had weapons in their houses, stood against the Taliban militants.
Atash further added that the residents of Pul-e Khumri stood shoulder to shoulder with the Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban militants.
Meanwhile, an official of the National Directorate of Security confirmed that the residents of Baghlan and public uprising forces joined the security forces to fight the Taliban militants in the outskirts of the city.
A group of 30 to 40 Taliban militants launched the attack on Pul-e Khumri city from the outskirts of the city.
The security forces managed the repulse the attack by engaging in a firefight with the Taliban militants which lasted for several hours.
[ToloNews] Sources said that eight people, including four civilians, were killed in the clashes.
Main highways in northern Afghanistan – the Kabul-Baghlan and Baghlan-Kunduz highways – have been closed to traffic over the past two days after the Taliban militants attacked the northern and northeastern cities of Kunduz and Baghlan.
The Taliban’s attack on the city of Kunduz was repelled by Afghan forces but sources say that threats remain high on the outskirts of the city near the Kunduz-Takhar and Baghlan-Kunduz highways.
The highways connect Kabul with the northern province of Balkh and northeastern provinces of Takhar and Badakhshan. Sources said that hundreds of passengers have been stranded on two sides of the highway.
TOLOnews reporter Sharif Amiry who is in Pul-e-Khumri city, the center of Baghlan, said Taliban militants were pushed back towards “Cement Khana” area on the outskirts of Pul-e-Khumri city.
The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that Afghan forces targeted the Taliban from three directions and pushed them back to Cement Khana area of Baghlan which is far from the center of the city.
“At least 21 Taliban were killed and 13 others were wounded while eight others were arrested in Baghlan clashes,” the statement said.
Baghlan hospital officials said eight people including four civilians were killed in the clashes and 40 others, including 28 civilians, were wounded.
TOLOnews reporter says some Baghlan residents have also taken arms to fight against the Taliban.
[WAPO] KABUL ‐ The Taliban attacked a northern Afghan city early Sunday, a day after striking another city in the north, raising fears of renewed assaults on population centers even as the top U.S. negotiator said he was on the "threshold" of securing a peace deal with the militant group as he headed to Kabul.
Taliban fighters attacked Pol-e-Khomri from at least two directions, Fawad Aman, a spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, told The Washington Post. The Afghan intelligence agency said 30 to 40 Taliban fighters launched the attack about 2 a.m.
Two security officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the news media, said the Taliban entered the city from several directions and for a time blocked a key highway linking Kabul, the capital, with the rest of the north. It was the first time the Taliban had gained any ground in Pol-e-Khomri.
Mohammad Nasim Mudabber, a lawmaker in Pol-e-Khomri, said the battle for the city was ongoing, with Taliban fighters hiding in civilian homes and using residents as "human shields." He said residents could hear machine-gun fire and rocket attacks and that security forces were "moving ahead slowly to prevent civilian casualties" and had not yet carried out house-to-house searches for the militants.
"Unfortunately, we have casualties, but we don’t have a number yet," Mudabber said.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces have fully cleared the Kunduz city of Taliban ...Arabic for students... presence by killing at least 56 bad boys.
The National Defense and Security Institutions said in a statement that the Special Forces of 333rd and 905th Units of the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... conducted the clearance operations on Saturday evening.
The statement further added that the security forces also conducted Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s in Zakhil Kali, Ali Khel, Kasani, Khakni and Qahwa Khana areas of Kunduz city which inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs.
Meanwhile, ...back at the railroad tracks, Little Nell tried to kick her bound feet and scream post the snotty handkerchief Scarface Al had stuff into her mouth... the National Defense and Security institutions said the attack on Kunduz city including last evening’s suicide kaboom claimed the lives of 20 security personnel.
The statement by the defense and security institutions also added that 85 people including some security personnel have sustained injuries.
[KhaamaPress] A top Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... leader has departed this vale of tears in a hospital in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire. city of Pakistain, it has been reported.
The Governor’s Office in Ghazni said in a statement Abdulhai Mudasir, one of the top leaders of Taliban died of his wounds on Friday night.
The statement further added that Mudasir had sustained injuries during an operation few days ago and was undergoing treatment in an hospital in Nishterabad of Peshawar city.
Furthermore, the Governor’s Office in Ghazni said Mudasir had planned major terrorist attacks and was also a member of the shadow judiciary committee of Taliban.
First circle was for unbaptized children, noble pagans (they met Plato there, if I'm not mistaken, as well as a number of other Greek and Roman philosopher and orators), people who didn't do badly but never had the chance to repent or accept Christ into their lives. Talibunnies rate much lower than that.
[Libya Observer] The member of Murzuq municipality Mohammed Omar said a warplane for Khalifa Haftar's forces struck Saturday afternoon Murzuq in southern Libya twice.
Omar told the German news agency that between six and eight people had been killed in airstrikes on eastern part of the town - Anti-Desertification Project - near the meteorology building where many houses are located.
"Murzuq is under the command of the Presidential Council's government in Tripoli. It has been hit by four airstrikes in the last two weeks alone, without casualties." Omar added.
Sources in Al-Jufra said Haftar's forces were preparing a convoy of armed forces heading to Murzuq after Presidential Council's South Protection Force had seized the town following deadly clashes.
"90 civilians were killed and over 200 others injured in the latest clashes in Murzuq. Over 16.000 people were displaced to nearby towns." UN humanitarian coordinator's office has reported.
It added that 1300 people have been displaced from Murzuq to Al-Jufra and Benghazi due to the recent fighting.
Posted by: Fred ||
09/02/2019 00:00 ||
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On the road west to Algeria and south to Niger. Murzuk or Murzuq (Arabic: مرزق, Italian: Murzuch) is an oasis town and the capital of the Murzuq District in the Fezzan region of southwest Libya. It lies on the northern edge of the Murzuq Desert, an extremely arid region of ergs or great sand dunes which is part of the greater Sahara Desert.
[Libya Observer] Commander of Sirte Protection Force, Al-Na'as Abdullah declared the state of high alert after the tracking of a convoy of armed vehicles belonging to Haftar's forces coming from the east, in the area of Al-Rawagha, heading to an unknown destination.
Recently, Sirte Protection force had continued to operate fixed and mobile patrols east and south of Sirte, reaffirming that the area extending from Abu Qrin to Sirte is under the control of the Central Military Region of the Government of National Accord.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) ‐ The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen staged multiple airstrikes on a detention center operated by the Houthi rebels in the southwestern province of Dhamar, killing at least 100 people and wounding dozens more Sunday, officials and the rebels’ health ministry said.
Franz Rauchenstein, the head of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen, suggested that the death toll could be higher after visiting the site of the attack, saying relatively few detainees survived. A Red Cross statement said the detention center held around 170 detainees. It said 40 of those were being treated for injuries and the rest were presumed dead.
"Witnessing this massive damage, seeing the bodies lying among the rubble, was a real shock. Anger and sadness were natural reactions," Rauchenstein said.
The attack was the deadliest so far this year by the coalition, according to the Yemen Data Project, a database tracking the war. The coalition has faced international criticism for airstrikes that have hit schools, hospitals and wedding parties, killing thousands of Yemeni civilians.
Saudi Arabia intervened on behalf of the internationally recognized Yemini government in March 2015, after the Iran-backed Houthis took the capital. The conflict has claimed tens of thousands of lives, thrust millions to the brink of famine and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
[DAWN] Air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition in southwest 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... hit a prison complex, killing scores of people, Yemen'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... movement and a Red Thingy official said on Sunday.
The Sunni Moslem coalition, which has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthis for over four years in Yemen, said it destroyed a site storing drones and missiles in Dhamar.
Franz Rauchenstein, head of the International Committee of the Red Thingy delegation in Yemen, said after visiting the prison complex and hospitals on Sunday that a "safe presumption is that over 100 had been killed".
The Houthi health ministry earlier said at least 60 bodies were pulled from the rubble at the detention centre, which officials said housed 170 prisoners.
"There are three buildings hit and the building where the detainees were located, most of them or the majority has been killed," Rauchenstein told Rooters by telephone.
"The prisoners in that facility were prisoners that we had visited in relation to the conflict."
He said the Yemeni Red Islamic Thingy Society was still trying to retrieve bodies and that around 50 injured people had been taken to hospital.
Residents told Rooters there had been six air strikes.
"The explosions were strong and shook the city," a resident said. "Afterwards ambulance sirens could be heard until dawn."
[Rudaw] ERBIL, Kurdistan Region ‐ Five suspected members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed when a Ottoman Turkish warplane attacked their vehicle in northeast Duhok near the Ottoman Turkish border on Sunday morning.
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... ’s defense ministry released a statement on Sunday claiming its air force had "neutralized" five PKK fighters.
The People’s Defence Forces (HPG) ‐ the PKK’s armed wing ‐ is yet to issue a statement on the incident.
A local farmer, who asked to remain anonymous, told Rudaw a warplane had circled the village of Bee in the Bari Gari district northeast of Duhok city for around 10 minutes before striking a "white vehicle".
Residents of the district fled their homes, fearing jets may return for further strikes, he said.
"We are now heading back to the village in order to put out the fire that resulted from the Ottoman Turkish bombardments," the farmer told Rudaw. He was not aware of any civilian casualties.
The village of Bee was evacuated in 1988 during a period of heavy fighting between the PKK and Ottoman Turkish forces. However, the way to a man's heart remains through his stomach... locals have continued to return to the area to use its surrounding farmland.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
09/02/2019 02:24 ||
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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi citizen was killed Sunday in an armed attack north of Baghdad, a security source said as the country still suffers from a lack of security since the defeat 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.... terrorist group in 2017.
Speaking to Iraq’s privately-owned Alsumaria News TV channel, the source said that gunniesshot up a citizen in al-Shoala district, north of Baghdad, leaving him dead.
Security forces cordoned off the site and carried the victim into the forensic medicine department, added the source.
Kurdistan (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi military intelligence forces arrested on Sunday two 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.... bully boyz at a security checkpoint in djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... city.
The pair had fled Mosul city to Erbil province in Iraqi Kurdistan region following the crushing defeat of the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq in 2017, Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted the Military Intelligence Directorate as saying in a press statement.
The two bully boyz are wanted by the Iraqi judiciary for their involvement in several attacks against security forces in Mosul city, the statement read.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
09/02/2019 02:24 ||
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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi farmer was killed Sunday when an explosive charge targeted his vehicle on an agricultural road in Diyala province, a security source said.
Speaking to privately-owned TV channel Alsumaria News, the source said that an explosive charge placed on the side of an agricultural road went off Sunday morning in al-Abbara district, northeast of Diyala, leaving a farmer dead.
A security force cordoned off the blast site and carried the body to the forensic medicine department, the source added.
[LI] Israeli raids on Iranian bases in Syria killed two Hezbollah operatives working with the Iranians to launch drone attacks on Israel. That same day, Israel reportedly destroyed key Iranian missile manufacturing equipment in the heart of Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold, using small copter-drones.
Everyone expected some form of Hezbollah retaliation ‐ enough so it could save face for these two losses, but not so much that it would spark a wider war. In the past few years, Hezbollah retaliation has been done with guided anti-tank missile attacks on Israeli vehicles along the Lebanese border or in disputed areas claimed by both Israel and Lebanon.
And so it happened again, Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles striking one or more vehicles near the Israeli community of Moshav Avivim.
In response to Sunday’s attack, the Israeli military said its artillery cannons and attack helicopters fired approximately 100 shells and bombs at Hezbollah targets in southern Lebanon.
Conricus said the IDF considered the “tactical event on the ground” to be over as of Sunday evening, but that the larger strategic threat posed by Hezbollah on the border remained. The IDF remained on high alert Sunday evening, officials said.
Reacting to the incident at the opening of a Honduras diplomatic office in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted that no Israelis were so much as “scratched” by the Hezbollah attack.
[DAWN] Myanmar's army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Moslems fled a 2017 army-led campaign the United Nations ...the Oyster Bay money pit... says was executed with "genocidal intent".
On Saturday, the website of Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing said a military court that visited the northern state found soldiers had shown "weakness in following instructions in some incidents" at a village said to have been a Rohingya massacre site.
In 2018, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named news agency reported the existence of at least five graves of Rohingya in the village, Gutarpyin, in the township of Buthidaung.
But government officials at the time said 19 "terrorists" had died and their bodies were "carefully buried".
On Sunday, military front man Tun Tun Nyi told Rooters the investigation's findings were secret.
"We don't have the right to know about it," he said by telephone. "They will release another statement about it when the procedure is finished."
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large number of reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made their way to the western part of Aleppo this week amid reports of a new offensive at this front.
According to a military source in northern Syria, the Syrian Army is preparing to launch a new operation to expel the jihadist rebels of 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... from the western outskirts of Aleppo city.
Despite retaking east Aleppo in late 2016, the Syrian Army still does not fully control the city, as the jihadists maintain a presence in the al-Zahraa Quarter and Scientific Research area.
Over the last few days, the jihadist rebels have intensified their attacks on western Aleppo, prompting the Syrian Army to raise their alert levels around the city.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham is considered the strongest jihadist group in the area, as their offensives against the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels, including Harakat Nouriddeen al-Zinki, gave them control of the western countryside of Aleppo.
The Syrian Army has repeatedly demanded that the jihadists withdraw from the western part of Aleppo; however, their calls have been met with hostility from HTS and its loyalists.
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