Hi there, !
Today Sun 11/04/2018 Sun 11/04/2018 Sat 11/03/2018 Fri 11/02/2018 Thu 11/01/2018 Wed 10/31/2018 Tue 10/30/2018 Archives
500144 articles and 1763817 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 65 articles and 129 comments as of 4:54.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Politix   
Foreigners among 68 militants killed, wounded in Afghan, U.S. forces operations
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 1: WoT Operations
3 13:33 magpie [10796] 
0 [10793] 
3 22:37 SteveS [10796] 
1 13:34 magpie [10793] 
0 [10793] 
0 [10793] 
0 [10793] 
0 [10799] 
0 [10793] 
Page 2: WoT Background
0 [10793]
3 14:24 Procopius2k [10793]
0 [10793]
0 [10793]
0 [10793]
3 23:58 trailing wife [10797]
0 [10793]
0 [10793]
0 [10793]
1 03:42 Steven. [10793]
0 [10793]
0 [10793]
0 [10794]
2 22:26 Roger Smith [10796]
0 [10793]
3 20:10 gorb [10796]
13 20:29 rjschwarz [10796]
Page 3: Non-WoT
3 20:50 Procopius2k [10800]
0 [10793]
1 05:41 Besoeker [10797]
1 11:51 Capsu78 [10799]
1 02:15 newc [10793]
5 16:39 Snavimble Bucket1794 [10799]
0 [10793]
0 [10794]
0 [10793]
2 06:51 Procopius2k [10794]
0 [10793]
0 [10794]
0 [10793]
0 [10793]
0 [10793]
0 [10793]
2 06:53 Procopius2k [10793]
3 20:15 gorb [10796]
10 22:19 james [10796]
5 06:38 Frank G [10793]
0 [10793]
2 11:19 Procopius2k [10793]
Page 4: Opinion
8 13:21 Besoeker [10793]
4 20:32 rjschwarz [10800]
2 08:38 Raj [10794]
12 20:33 rjschwarz [10795]
1 11:13 Abu Uluque [10793]
0 [10796]
4 13:48 AlanC [10793]
2 11:01 lord garth [10793]
2 12:00 SteveS [10793]
1 12:56 Zenobia Floger6220 [10793]
0 [10793]
Page 6: Politix
2 11:53 AlmostAnonymous5839 [10796]
0 [10793]
5 09:56 Boss Spoper5850 [10794]
10 20:15 Frank G [10796]
3 10:33 JohnQC [10793]
6 16:51 SteveS [10796]
Policemen wounded in Kabul grenade attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Unknown button men attacked a police check post in Kabul city late on Wednesday night leaving at least two coppers maimed.

The incident took place in the vicinity of the 5th police district of the city after the button men hurled hand grenades in the check post.

The security sources are saying that the check post was attacked in Spin Kali area of the city, confirming that two coppers sustained injuries.

No individual or group including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

This comes as a jacket wallah detonated his explosives near Pul Charkhi prison earlier on Wednesday.

According to the security officials, the suicide bomber was attempting to attack the prison staff vehicle and detonated his explosives after he was identified by police.

man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
the attack left at least seven people dead and a number of others maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 11/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Foreigners among 68 militants killed, wounded in Afghan, U.S. forces operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixty eight bandidos snuffies including two foreign bandidos snuffies hailing originally from Pakistain have been killed or maimed during the separate operations of the Afghan and U.S. forces in southeastern Ghazni and Paktia provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said at least 16 bandidos snuffies including two Paks were killed during the operations of the Afghan forces in Waghez district of Ghazni.

The statement further added that the Afghan Air Force also carried out Arclight airstrikes in Maidanak, Perugi, Shap, Dargari, Qala Kohna, Nasratabad, Mullah Hussain, and Laiq areas along the Highway No. 1 in Ghazni, leaving at least 39 bandidos snuffies dead and 8 others maimed.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, the U.S. forces also carried out airstrikes in Choni area in the outskirts of Paktia’s capital, leaving at least 3 bandidos snuffies dead while a cycle of violence of the bandidos snuffies was destroyed.

The Afghan forces also discovered and defused four improvised bombs during separate operations in Ghazni and Paktia provinces, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.

Posted by: Fred || 11/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
18 takfiris killed, 129 suspects arrested during Egypt's ongoing anti-terrorism operation
[AlAhram] The Egyptian Army issued on Thursday the 29th communiqué on the anti-terrorism ’Operation Sinai 2018,’ saying 18 takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
s have been killed and 129 suspects have been tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in the recent period as part of the country’s war on terrorism.

Eight takfiris were killed by military forces in different raids in central and northern Sinai, and 10 high-risk others were killed in special operations by national security forces in the North Sinai capital of El-Arish, the army said.

"One army officer was killed during the heroic raids by the army and the police that targeted terrorist infrastructure with the aim of maintaining the security of the homeland," the video statement added.

The air force carried out Arclight airstrikes in the western border area and destroyed 25 off-road vehicles laden with weapons and other contraband.

Military engineers have located and destroyed 141 bombs planted to target security forces.

On 9 February, the anti-terrorism effort dubbed Operation Sinai 2018 was launched in northern and central Sinai, parts of the Nile Delta and desert areas west of the Nile Valley, according to the first Armed Forces communiqué on the operation.

Last July, the army spokesperson said that more 321 bad boyz were potted since the launch of the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/02/2018 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram terrorists kill 12 in Nigeria
[PULSE.NG] At least 12 non-combatants were killed in multiple Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jihadist attacks targeting two villages and a camp for those displaced by the bloody conflict in northeastern Nigeria, civilian militia and residents told AFP Thursday.

Jihadists in seven trucks late on Wednesday attacked Bulaburin and Kofa villages as well as a camp in Dalori village outside the Borno state capital of Maiduguri.

"The Lions of Islam attacked and completely burnt Bulaburin and Kofa villages and burnt half the Dalori two IDP (internally displaced persons) camp," militia leader Babakura Kolo told AFP.

"They killed nine people in Bulaburin, two people in Dalori, and one in Kofa and looted food supplies before setting them on fire," Kolo said.

The attack was launched in Kofa where the jihadists opened fire indiscriminately and killed one person as residents fled, said Kofa resident Musa Goni.

"They then moved to nearby Bulaburin where they bumped off nine people and burnt the village after stealing food," Goni said.

At Dalori 2 IDP camp, which houses 10,000 homeless people, the jihadists engaged troops and civilian militia guarding the camp in a shootout before overrunning the makeshift facility, civilian militia camp member Solomon Adamu said.

"When the Boko Haram button men came they stopped on the road overlooking the camp and started firing," said Adamu who took part in the fight.

"Soldiers and civilian JTF (militia) at the gate engaged them in shootout but were forced to withdraw into the camp because we were out gunned," he said.

Residents were forced to flee nd two were killed while several were maimed, according to Adamu.

The jihadists invaded the camp after overrunning troops and the militia and "burnt half the camp" by setting fires and firing rocket-propelled grenades on buildings.

"One grenade didn't explode and is still lying in the camp, waiting for bomb disposal units to evacuate it," Adamu said.

The area has been attacked multiple times before by the Boko Haram faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
Dalori, which is about 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Maiduguri, houses about 50,000 people in makeshift camps.
Posted by: Fred || 11/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

Gunmen demand N4m ransom on kidnapped Seaman in Delta
[PULSE.NG] The button men who allegedly kidnapped a Seaman simply identified as Omoniyi Kola have demanded a sum of N4 million ransom to release him.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the development to newsmen on Thursday in Warri.

Aniamaka said the victim was kidnapped on Sept. 29, on the Sapele/Benin expressway adding that effort was on to rescue him unhurt.

"There is a report of kidnap. The person allegedly kidnapped is a Seaman. His name is Omoniyi K. D.

"He was last seen in the evening of Sept. 29, when he drove out of the Naval Engineering College, Sapele, in his Toyota Picnic vehicle.

"The hoodlums called with his number demanding for Four Million Naira ransom.

"The Police are doing everything possible with all the relevant Security Agencies toward his rescue and the apprehension of the hoodlums.

"All hands are on deck toward his rescue," Aniamaka said.

The police front man said that some arrests were made in connection with the crime but declined to disclose the number of persons tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
so far.

"Our concern at this moment is seeing that the victim is secured out of the den of the kidnappers unhurt and everyone involved in the crime is made to face the law," he said.

Posted by: Fred || 11/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: MEND

Police clear kindergarten in south after suspected Gaza balloon bomb found
[IsraelTimes] Separately, security officer’s jeep catches fire because of incendiary device from the Strip, as arson attacks pick up after brief lull.

A kindergarten in southern Israel was evacuated Thursday morning after a teacher spotted a suspicious object in the playground that was later found to be an bomb, apparently flown into Israel from the nearby Gazoo Strip, officials said.

Sappers were called to the scene to remove the device from the kindergarten in the Eshkol region, a local government spokesperson said.

"The object was collected by security officers and handled by them," the Eshkol spokesperson said.

In a separate case, a security jeep caught fire in Kibbutz Alumim, some four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the Gazoo border, because of an airborne incendiary device from the Strip, according to the fire department.

"The incident is under control, and there are no injuries," said the spokesperson for the fire department’s southern district.

"The fire was sparked when the vehicle went over an incendiary balloon. The small blaze that was under the car sparked a fire in a pipe in the fuel system, which caused the fire to spread to the front part of the car and caused significant damage to the vehicle," he said.

Thursday’s two suspected attacks from Gazoo came amid an uptick in airborne arson attempts from the coastal enclave, following a brief lull earlier in the week.

Arson attacks, which had taken place on an almost daily basis since late March, all but halted entirely from last Thursday to Tuesday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/02/2018 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  It's time for us to give the Juice a Spooky, to loiter and shoot the f*ck out of these assholes
Posted by: Frank G || 11/02/2018 19:18 Comments || Top||

#2  give the Juice a Spooky

What, am I made of money? Wholesale. They can have it wholesale.
Posted by: Uncle Sam || 11/02/2018 22:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Quantity discount? Those Paleos ain't gonna shoot themselves. OK, actually they are, but not in the numbers needed.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/02/2018 22:37 Comments || Top||

Report: Hezbollah paying ex-rebels to fight for Syrian regime
[IsraelTimes] The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah has been paying rebel fighters formerly backed by the United States in southern Syria to switch sides in that country’s civil war, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Iranian proxy, which is fighting on behalf of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Horror of Homs...
’s regime, has so far recruited some 2,000 fighters, according to the report, which cites unnamed activists and a former rebel commander.

Israel has said it won’t tolerate an Iranian presence in Syria and during the summer Syrian ally Russia announced Iranian forces would pull back to at least 85 kilometers from the border with Israel.

"Russia pushing Iran out is an illusion. It can’t rely on the Syrian army," the Journal quoted the former rebel commander saying.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/02/2018 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  And since Hizbollah doesn't have a penny they did't get from Iran
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/02/2018 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Hzblh must be having a recruitment problem if they are really doing this as any troops that switch sides are going to be mostly unreliable
Posted by: lord garth || 11/02/2018 10:56 Comments || Top||

#3  The Master of the Obvious™ pic really should be attached to this article. Tribes changing allegiance at the drop of a hat, filled with silver of course!, is as old as the region's inhabitants.
Posted by: magpie || 11/02/2018 13:33 Comments || Top||

Month of October marks first time Russia has not bombed militants in northwest Syria
[AlMasdar] The September 17th Sochi Agreement may not have ended the hostilities between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and murderous Moslem forces in northwest Syria, but it did play an imperative role in decreasing the Russian air activity over the Idlib, Hama, Aleppo, and Latakia provinces.

The month of October marks the first time since September of 2015 that the Russian Aerospace Forces have not bombed any murderous Moslem targets in northern Syria, a military source told al-Masdar News this morning.

According to the military source in the historic provincial capital of the Hama Governorate, the Russian Aerospace Forces have been mostly grounded over northwest Syria this month.

The reason for their lack of air activity is due to the ongoing Sochi Agreement that called for the establishment of a 15-20km buffer zone along the front-lines in northwestern Syria.

While the Russian Aerospace Forces can be seen carrying out reconnaissance missions over northwest Syria, they have not actually engaged any Death Eater that are present in the surveyed area.

In reality, this could change in November if the Sochi Agreement breaks down; however, it appears that both Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
are working to maintain the buffer zone in northwest Syria as long as they can.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/02/2018 00:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...or Russia needs to clear the backlog of maintenance on their bombers.
Posted by: magpie || 11/02/2018 13:34 Comments || Top||

Eastern Euphrates under Daesh threat again as SDF troops forced to confront Turkish military in northern Syria
[AlMasdar] (8:00 P.M.) – Just five days after the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a big attack in the eastern part of the Euphrates River Valley, the region is once again under a major threat as many of the fighters from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were redeployed to the Turkish border.

According to Kurdish activists in northern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces have redeployed many units to the cities of Kobane (var. ‘Ayn Al-‘Arab) and Tal Al-Abyad to confront the Turkish military this evening.

The redeployment of these units from southeast Deir Ezzor to northern Syria comes just hours after the Turkish military struck a group of SDF fighters at Kobane and Tal Al-Abyad.

Some activists in Kobane are now reporting that the Turkish military is backing off from the city following the arrival of the U.S. Coalition forces to this part of the Aleppo Governorate.

The situation remains very tense at this time and the threat of another Daesh attack near the Iraqi border will likely be a major concern for both the Syrian Democratic Forces and Iraqi-led Hashd Al-Shaabi troops.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Who's in the News
8Govt of Pakistan
1Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan
1Govt of Saudi Arabia
1Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)
1Moslem Colonists
1Boko Haram (ISIS)
1Govt of Iran
1Sublime Porte

E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Gulf War I
The Way We Were


On Sale now!

A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Frank G

Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2018-11-02
  Foreigners among 68 militants killed, wounded in Afghan, U.S. forces operations
Thu 2018-11-01
  Nigerian Shia group says 42 killed when security forces fired upon protests
Wed 2018-10-31
  Mil Times Follow-up article: 5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban's political office in Qatar
Tue 2018-10-30
  Al-Shabaab Claims Blast That Killed 30 Ethiopian Soldiers In Central Somalia
Mon 2018-10-29
  U.S. drones target Taliban vehicle in Paktia leaving 5 militants dead
Sun 2018-10-28
  Yemeni army unveils new domestically-built high-precision Badr P-1 ballistic missile
Sat 2018-10-27
  Emergency situation at US synagogue
Fri 2018-10-26
  Arrest Made In Plantation In Connection To Package Bombs
Thu 2018-10-25
  4 children injured in Quetta school firing
Wed 2018-10-24
  BREAKING: ‘IED' found near Bill and Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua home
Tue 2018-10-23
  Firefighters extinguish day’s fifth blaze caused by incendiary balloon in southern Israel
Mon 2018-10-22
  US brigadier general recovering from at least one gunshot wound in Afghanistan attack
Sun 2018-10-21
  US charges Chicago man with online recruiting for Islamic State
Sat 2018-10-20
  Anjem Choudary Released from Prison
Fri 2018-10-19
  ISIS Returns: Sick terrorists take 700 hostage - Putin issues warning

Better than the average link...

Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Background (17)    Non-WoT (22)    Opinion (11)    (0)    Politix (6)