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Libya's Coast Guard rescues over 100 migrants off the coast of Sabratha
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Afghanistan
16 dead, 119 hurt in Taliban attack in Kabul: official
[DAWN] The corpse count from a late-night suicide Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in the Afghan capital rose to 16 civilians on Tuesday, with 119 people maimed, an official said. Angry Kabul residents climbed over the wall into the international compound, which has been targeted frequently, and set part of it on fire.

Thick black smoke rose from the Green Village, home to several international organizations and guesthouses and often a target of attacks ‐ a peril to nearby local residents as well.

Taliban front man Zabihullah Mujahid said the attack had destroyed rooms and offices of "invaders". "Enemy claims of civilian losses are false as no civilians were allowed close to the site of the attack," he said in a tweet.

The attack occurred just hours after Zalmay Khalilzad, the special US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, briefed the Afghan government on an agreement "in principle" with the Taliban that would see 5,000 US troops leave the country within five months.

Interior Ministry front man Nasrat Rahimi said some 400 foreigners had been rescued after the jacket wallah targeted the compound late on Monday. The blast occurred on the street outside and destroyed a number of homes.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6531 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Arrest Of Jubaland Security Minister Must Yield Justice For Victims, Says Amnesty
[RADIOSHABELLE] Following the arrest of the security minister of Jubaland in Somalia, Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur, also known as Abdirashid Janan, who is reasonably suspected of criminal responsibility for crimes under international law and other serious human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
violations, including obstructing humanitarian assistance, Amnesia Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Seif Magango said:

"The arrest of Abdirashid Janan is a significant step towards accountability for the serious human rights violations committed with impunity for years by powerful individuals in Somalia.

"Abdirashid Janan is accused by the UN Somalia and Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
Monitoring Group of horrific crimes including killings, torture, unlawful detention and illegal renditions between 2014 and 2015. The authorities must immediately bring him before a civilian court to face trial in accordance with international fair trial standards.

"The investigation and trial of Abdirashid Janan must usher in an era of justice for victims of human rights violations and their families in Somalia."

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Justice for victims? Y'all ain't from around here, are ya?
Posted by: SteveS || 09/04/2019 16:40 Comments || Top||


Suspected KDF Airstrike Hits Al-Shabab Base In Southern Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] More reports are coming out of an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
carried out in parts of Gedo region in southern Somalia on Monday.

The strike is believed to have conducted by Kenyan military warplanes.

Reports indicate that the raid targeted educational and medical facilities in Fafahdhun area of the region, the scene of frequent battles between al-Shabaab
...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
and KDF.

The area is under the control of al-Shabaab fighters.

It is not yet clear the exact casualties caused by the bombing.

There has been no word from government and al-Shabaab officials about the attack.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6517 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


US Military Says One Militant Killed In Anti-Al-Shabab Airstrike
[RADIOSHABELLE] One Al-Shabaab
...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
murderous Moslem has been killed on Tuesday as a result of new Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Jilib town area of Somalia.

The United States Africa Command conducted the airstrike in coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist in the vicinity of Jilib.

The director of operations at US Africa Command, US Army Major General William Gayler said in a statement, "We continue to place pressure on terrorist networks at the same time our Somali partners are making progress on the ground."

"These strikes certainly disrupt the network and remove gunnies from causing further harm," he further added.

The US Africa Command said that strikes near Jilib disrupt al-Shabaab’s freedom of maneuver.

According to the current assessment of US Africa Command, no civilians were maimed or killed as a result of this airstrike.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6551 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Why not nuke southern somaliland where they're holed up and end the war ? A kiloton or two ought to show 'em - and the world. Islamists everywhere would cringe.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/04/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||

#2  How many bombs did it take to kill the one militant they don't say in the article. Jeeze Louise let's get our shit together people!
Posted by: jpal || 09/04/2019 17:54 Comments || Top||

#3  If you depend on Somali Intelligence for airstrikes, they'll have you digging their wells with your bombs !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/04/2019 18:00 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Haftar's forces prepare for a new offensive on Libya's Gharyan
[Libya Observer] The commander of Gharyan Protection Force Abdullah Kishlaf said 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...
's forces have been deploying fighters one more time to Urban town - 30 km to eastern Gharyan city.

Kishlaf told news hounds that the new movements by Haftar's forces are another attempt to retake the city, adding that Gharyan Protection Force is ready to foil any new attacks.

He indicated that the Presidential Council's government had provided them with more military assistance and backup and that the force has public support in the region, which will make it easier to thwart any new offensive.

According to different sources, armored vehicles and tanks as well as ammunition arrived in Urban town on Sunday to the hands of Haftar's forces who are positioned in there before a possible attack on Gharyan.

A source close to Haftar's forces command said Haftar had given orders for regaining control of Gharyan before October this year.

"One reason for that is reassuring Haftar's supporters that he is still strong and capable of winning the war; the second is that Haftar thinks the forces securing Gharyan are weak and thus his forces who come from the same area and know the region well can win control. While the third reason is Haftar's desire to control strength positions to have a better and tougher negotiations' position if the international community managed to resume the political process." The source said.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6566 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Underfunded.
Failure in ...
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 09/04/2019 23:16 Comments || Top||


Libya's Coast Guard rescues over 100 migrants off the coast of Sabratha
[Libya Observer] A patrol boat of the Libyan Coast Guard rescued 108 illegal immigrants colonists off the coast of Sabratha on Monday, Libyan Coast Guard said on Facebook.

The Coast Guard added that those rescued included 13 women and seven children and were of different Arab and African nationalities.

The migrants colonists were taken to an immigration shelter in Zawiya city.

Last week, 65 migrants colonists have been rescued, while five other bodies were recovered by Libya's Coast Guard off the coast of Khoms city east of 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...
.
Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6646 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Arabia
Saudi Air Defense forces intercept three ballistic missiles over Saudi Arabia's city of Najran
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Arab Coalition intercepts and destroys a Houthi drone launched from Yemen’s Amran province toward the southwestern Saudi city of Khamis
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Hungary charges Syrian accused of beheading, killing for ISIS
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Hungarian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged a 27-year-old Syrian man with terrorism and crimes against humanity committed as a member of ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
in 2015.

The man, identified only as F. Hassan, was charged with beheading and shooting people who refused to join ISIS in 2015 in Syria’s Homs region, the prosecutors said.

His lawyer was not immediately reachable by phone.

Prosecutors, who are seeking a life sentence, said the man made a "death list" of people who did not identify with ISIS' goals. With an unnamed accomplice, he beheaded a holy man and later with armed companions killed at least 25 more people, including women and kiddies, they said.

"According to the charges, F. Hassan ... took part in the execution of at least two people, and personally rubbed out another civilian," the prosecutors said in their statement.

The man was caught with forged documents in Budapest’s main airport at the end of last year after an investigation also conducted in Malta, Belgium and Greece, with the help of Eurojust, the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union’s judicial cooperation unit.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian army general: We will continue to conduct secret military missions
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Iranian army has recently conducted secret missions and will continue to do so, the commander of the Iranian army Maj. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Tuesday, reported the semi-official Mehr news agency.

"Some of the measures recently taken by the army were not reflected [in the media] for special security and intelligence reasons," said Mousavi, adding: "This trend will continue for some of the important and secret operations in order to protect the regime’s interests."

Conducting major operations "in anonymity and without propaganda" has more value, he said.

"The mere fact that we put our lives on the line against enemies and they feel our slap in their face is enough for us," Mehr quoted Mousavi as saying.

Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has been accused of destabilizing the region in numerous ways, including its support for terrorist and proxy groups and its continued missile program. Iranian proxies 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...
and Iraq have targeted US allies with drone and missile attacks, while Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) seized the British-flagged oil tanker the Stena Impero in July, 2019.

Iran also claims to carry out regular missile tests. In August, deputy defense minister Ghasem Taghizadeh boasted that Iran has "highly accurate" missiles which it has kept secret to "surprise the enemies."

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6537 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Well done, Mousavi, always best to pre-announce!
Posted by: Cesare || 09/04/2019 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  "We will secretly surprise you with our surprise secrets !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/04/2019 17:11 Comments || Top||

#3  "We will continue to conduct super-secret military missions and the perfidious Juice will continue to feature them in their Twitter feeds and web sites."
Posted by: SteveS || 09/04/2019 21:20 Comments || Top||


Hezbollah facility is Iranian-supplied machinery used to manufacture precision guided missiles
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  hard to believe that Hezbollah has a quality assurance program
Posted by: lord garth || 09/04/2019 8:56 Comments || Top||


US imposes sanctions on Iran space program after launch pad explosion
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Was this for, like, air pollution?
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/04/2019 5:11 Comments || Top||

#2  ..probably doesn't meet EPA hazmat cleanup standards.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/04/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#3  But what about the DARPA Lofty Orbit Energy Beam (LOEB) live fire exercises ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/04/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Can't get LOEB to work in DPRK, why IRN?

Need Low Orbit Ballistic (LOB).
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/04/2019 13:44 Comments || Top||

#5  That is like pissing on a man after he set himself on fire, rolled around on the ground screaming and finally put out the flames. Then piss.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/04/2019 17:51 Comments || Top||


Iran allegedly building massive military base in Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Fox News report that was released on Tuesday alleged that Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
is building a massive military base inside of Syria.

According to the report, the Iranian military compound is being constructed between the Syrian city of Albukamal and Iraqi city of al-Qa’im.

Using satellite images from the Israel-based Image Satellite International company, Fox News showed the construction of the compound along the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6519 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  jet em finish the bomb it
Posted by: chris || 09/04/2019 16:39 Comments || Top||

#2  What are the rules of war in Syria these days? Seems like anybody can bomb anything they want any time they want. Good place to test your new weapons?
Posted by: jpal || 09/04/2019 16:52 Comments || Top||


Israeli military attacked several sites inside southern Lebanon
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Israeli Defence Forces confirmed Sunday that they were firing at targets inside southern Leb after a volley of anti-tank missiles had targeted an Israeli military base and vehicles near the border area.

"A number of anti-tank missiles were fired from Leb towards an Israel Defence Forces base and military vehicles. A number of hits have been confirmed. The Israel Defence Forces is responding with fire towards the sources of fire and targets in southern Leb," the IDF said in a statement.

The military has ordered Israeli civilians near the border with Leb to remain in their homes, and said shelters would be opened in the area.

Leb’s al-Mayadeen television reported that Hezbollah militia had destroyed at least one Israeli military vehicle near the border area. Hezbollah said the strike "killed and maimed those inside" the vehicle, according to al-Mayadeen.

The IDF said later Sunday that it had no casualties to report on the Israeli side, while over 100 targets had been struck inside Leb, including via fire from a helicopter gunship and artillery units.

The office of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
...Second son of Rafik Hariri, the Leb PM who was assassinated in 2005. He has was prime minister in his own right from 2009 through early 2011. He was born in Riyadh to an Iraqi mother and graduated from Georgetown University. He managed his father's business interests in Riyadh until his father's assassination. When his father died he inherited a fortune of some $4.1 billion, which won't do him much good if Hizbullah has him bumped off, too....
issued a statement saying that the prime minister had called US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the situation along the border with Israel. According to the prime minister’s office, Hariri had asked "the United States and La Belle France to intervene in the face of developments at the southern border."

Later Sunday, the Lebanese Army reported that Israel had launched over 40 missiles at targets across southern Leb, including the settlements of Maroun al-Ras, Aitaroun, and Yaroun. The projectiles were said to have caused fires in the area.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Syrian Army troops attempt to advance in northeast Latakia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been engaged in a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels in the northeastern countryside of Latakia these past ten days.

While the festivities continue to rage at the southern axis of Kabani, little progress has been made on the ground since the Syrian Army scored a major advance at this front last month.

Over the past two weeks, the Syrian Army has sent hundreds of reinforcements to the Kabani front to help aid in this imperative battle.

Posted by: Fred || 09/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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Wed 2019-09-04
  Libya's Coast Guard rescues over 100 migrants off the coast of Sabratha
Tue 2019-09-03
   Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100
Mon 2019-09-02
  Haftar's forces strike Murzuq in southern Libya
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  Live blog at this link on IDF vs Hezbollah current battle.
Sat 2019-08-31
  Islamic State claims suicide bomb attack on separatist fighters in Yemen's Aden
Fri 2019-08-30
  28 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Balkh operations
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  Israel Police Arrest Palestinian Trying To Enter Court With Pipe Bomb
Wed 2019-08-28
  Drone belonging to #Haftar destroys an ambulance
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  IED exploded outside holding area of Pak Consulate General in Jalalabad
Sun 2019-08-25
  Taliban militants kidnap a member of Provincial Council from Samangan-Baghlan Highway
Sat 2019-08-24
  Afghan Special Forces storm the hideout of a key ISIS facilitator of suicide bombings
Fri 2019-08-23
  Gaddafi-loyal commander killed by pro-Haftar forces
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  Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency
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  Taliban chief Mullah Haibatullah was the primary target of Quetta bombing

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