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Report: Turkey-backed militia attacks American troops in Syria
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Ohio Authorities Seize Nearly 45 Pounds of Fentanyl: ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’
[BREITBART] Authorities seized almost 45 pounds of illegal fentanyl in Montgomery County, Ohio, during the week of October 21.

On their Facebook page Tuesday, the Regional Agencies Narcotics & Gun Enforcement (R.A.N.G.E) stated that 3 suspects involved in the alleged drug trafficking scheme were also arrested.

Shamar Davis,31, Anthony Franklin, 30, and Grady Jackson, 37, of Dayton face charges of "Possession with Intent to Distribute 400 or more grams of Fentanyl and Felon in Possession of a Firearm," according to the post.

In addition to the fentanyl, authorities also uncovered a suspected 3 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 pound of heroin, 3 firearms, and almost $30,000 in cash, according to NBC News.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said the multi-million dollar drug haul could have devastated the surrounding area had it made its way into the community.

"The quantity of fentanyl in this case amounts to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction," he commented, adding that "I applaud the work of our task force and our law enforcement partners ‐ this is an enormous amount of deadly drugs that will no longer be on our streets."

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Trying to unswing a swing state via chemistry?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/04/2019 3:54 Comments || Top||

#2  May be fatal.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/04/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Unlike Taco Bell. Which is a weapon of ass destruction.

Sorry... I'll go to my room
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/04/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Working at a dairy plant I noted a 55-gallon shipping barrel of Sodium Ascorbate, a food additive, marked "Product of China". Having just read about their adulterated Baby Milk Powder scandals it definitely gave me pause...

Thinking back on that moment I wonder with how, with all of the bulk food chemicals being imported, we can stop drugs, such as Fentanyl, being smuggled across the borders.
Posted by: magpie || 11/04/2019 16:55 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Heavy Clashes Ongoing in Badakhshan’s Nusai District
[ToloNews] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attacked Nusai district of north-eastern Badakhshan province on Saturday and the clash is ongoing, local officials confirmed on Sunday.

The fighting started early Saturday morning after the Taliban attacked the district and fought with security forces, officials said, adding that "at least nine security forces were killed and eight others were maimed in a Taliban ambush."

"The Taliban are still close to the district government compound and if reinforcements are not sent the district may fall into hands of the Taliban," according to officials.

The Taliban has claimed the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Airstrikes kill 17 Taliban militants in Baghlan, Paktiya and Zabul provinces
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s killed 17 Talibs in Baghlan, Paktiya and Zabul provinces, the military officials said Sunday.

The officials further added that the security forces conducted an airstrike in Pul-e Khumri district of Baghlan which killed 9 Talibs.

An airstrike in Jaji district of Paktiya province killed 6 forces of Evil of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group, the officials said.

The officials also added that the security forces conducted another airstrike in Tarnek Wa Jaldak district of Zabul which killed 2 Talibs.

The anti-government armed forces of Evil have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces kill the assailant who shot a man to death in front of his infant daughter
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces killed an assailant who had shot a man to death in front of his infant daughter in southern Kandahar province.

The local officials confirmed that the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
personnel killed the assailant in Kandahar city on Friday night.

Ahmad Bahir Ahmadi, a front man for the provincial government said the NDS forces killed the assailant in the 9th district of Kandahar city.

Ahmadi further added that the NDS forces also arrested five others in connection with the incident.

The killing of a man in front of his infant daughter last week sent shock waves across the Afghanistan.

The button men shot the man to death in Arghandab district of Kandahar province early on Thursday, the officials said.

Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai, the police chief of Kandahar confirmed the incident and blamed the Talibs for the murder.

He said the murderous Moslems rubbed out Amullah, the resident of Arghandab district near Mullah Gul Akhund shrine on Thursday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill, detain 23 Taliban militants in 4 provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces
...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting...
killed 8 Taliban militants and arrested 15 others during the operations in Zabul, Helmand, Balkh and Paktiya provinces.

The military officials said Sunday the Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants and arrested 6 others during a raid in Qalat district of Zabul province.

The officials further added that the Special Force killed 3 Taliban militants and arrested another militant during a raid in Musa Qala district of Helmand province.

The Special Forces arrested 5 Taliban militants and destroyed a cache of weapons during a separate operation in Dowlatabad district of Balkh.

The Special Forces killed a Taliban militant and arrested 3 others during a patrol in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand, the officials said, adding that the Special Forces destroyed a cache of weapons during a separate operation in Zurmat district of Paktiya.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Pakistan embassy in Kabul closes visa section amid tensions
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Pakistain’s embassy in Kabul said on Sunday it was indefinitely closing its consular office in the Afghan capital due to security reasons, amid mounting tensions between the neighboring countries.

Closure of the visa section will come as a huge blow for many Afghans, hundreds of whom apply daily for permits to travel to Pakistain where they seek medical treatment, goods and university educations.

A message shared on WhatsApp by an embassy front man said the consular section would be closed as of Monday "until further intimation."

The front man told AFP that the consular section typically processes about 1,500 visa applications a day.

In Islamabad, Pakistain’s foreign ministry said the Afghan charge d’affaires had been summoned to "convey serious concerns over the safety and security of the diplomatic personnel of the embassy of Pakistain, Kabul, and its sub-missions."

In a statement, the ministry said embassy staff were being harassed.

"They were obstructed on the road and the embassy vehicles were also hit by cycle of violences while going towards the embassy," the statement read.

Protests outside the Pak embassy are common, sometimes triggered by people unhappy about visa wait times or security while standing in long queues.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Africa North
Security sources confirm clashes in Sabha
[Libya Observer] Security sources from Sabha have reported skirmishes in the area of Mansheya and an attack on a military checkpoint belonging to so-called battalion 128, loyal to Haftar, near al-Qadisiya Square, on Saturday night.

According to the sources, button men set a military vehicle on fire and attacked members of the battalion, noting that no death casualties were reported.

In the same context, the media office of Sabha Medical Center has denied widespread news on social media platforms saying it had received no casualties related to the incident.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
local residents said several inmates have managed to escape from a prison guarded by the battalion 128 with the facilitation of unknown button men.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Antifa


Mass grave found in Bin Jawad near Sirte
[Libya Observer] A mass grave containing the remains of 4 people
...it’s a very small mass grave...
was found near the seashore in al-Aweijah area west of Bin Jawad town, Ras Lanuf Security Directorate has confirmed.

The directorate explained that a communication was received by the cop shoppe in Bin Jawad Wednesday, regarding a body found in the area mentioned. The Public Prosecution moved to the scene to find a mass grave containing four people.

The bodies were handcuffed and had visible signs of gunshots in the head, according to the security directorate, confirming that inquiries on the incident are underway.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Haftar’s air force militia renews airstrikes on Mitiga Airport
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Norwegian Vessel Boarded by Pirates, 9 Crew Members Kidnapped
[SPUTNIKNEWS] Norwegian Shipping Firm J.J. Ugland reports that one of its vessels was boarded by pirates off the coast of Benin on Saturday.

The remaining crew members anchored at the port city of Cotonou later the same day and informed the local authorities of the incident.

The company's emergency team says that they are in charge of the situation and will provide further updates as soon as new confirmed information is provided.

"The families of the crewmembers have been contacted and will be kept informed by Ugland. In the interest of the wellbeing of the crewmembers Ugland will not make any further comments regarding the situation", the company said.

Norwegian media reported on Sunday citing the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, that all of those kidnapped are Filipino nationals.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Pirates

#1  The pirates probably have Norwegian citizenship.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 11/04/2019 1:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Here I thought they took the woman and the ark.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/04/2019 6:45 Comments || Top||

#3  In the interest of the wellbeing of the crewmembers Ugland will not make any further comments regarding the situation

Sounds like arrangement for ransom are underway... I doubt the Blood Eagle has any part in their plans.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/04/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#4  from the terror of the seas to , well......
Posted by: 746 || 11/04/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
'Deadline' for PM's resignation extended
[TWITTER]
Fazl loses.









Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Reports of Iraqi protesters attacking Iranian consulate in Karbala
[Twitter]




Posted by: 3dc || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Schools, public institutions remain closed across Iraq as protesters block roads
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Schools and public institutions across Iraq remained closed on Sunday, as protesters started fires and blocked key roads during ongoing anti-government protests.

While Iraq’s Teachers Union announced a nationwide strike in solidarity with demonstrators, the Ministry of Education issued a statement confirming that Sunday was an official work day.

In the cities of Baghdad, Basra, Nasiriyah, and Hillah, administrators defied the ministry’s statement and joined protesters in the streets.

Demonstrators set fire to tires, wood, and other debris on Sunday morning, causing traffic jams in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country.

"We decided to cut the roads as a message to the government that we will keep protesting until the corrupt people and thieves are kicked out and the regime falls," said Tahseen Nasser, a 25-year-old protester.

"We’re not allowing government workers to reach their offices, just those in humanitarian fields," including hospitals and coppers, he said.

Sunday’s protest followed mass demonstrations a day earlier that turned violent as security forces killed one protester and maimed 91 others in Baghdad, according to security and medical sources.

The protesters congregating in the capital’s central Tahrir Square on Saturday blocked roads leading to a major port.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraqi activist and medic treating protesters abducted in Baghdad
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) on Sunday called on the government and security forces to investigate the fate of activist and physician Siba al-Mahdawi who was kidnapped in Baghdad on Saturday night by an unknown group.

The commission said al-Mahdawi was returning from Tahrir Square in the Iraqi capital when she was kidnapped.

Al-Mahdawi’s mother said she had been kidnapped by "armed, masked men on pick-up trucks" as she headed home from Tahrir square late on Saturday evening.

The semi-official body called on the government and the security forces to reveal her where about.

It called al-Mahdawi’s abduction "a mark of shame for the whole of Iraqi society."

Al-Mahdawi was one of several doctors who have volunteered to provide medical aid to the protesters.

On Sunday, Iraqi protesters blocked roads in Baghdad to raise pressure on the government to resign after more than a week of renewed mass demonstrations.

Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi met with top security officials late Saturday, stressing the need to preserve peace, security and the safety of the protesters.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Report: Turkey-backed militia attacks American troops in Syria
[Ynet] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
-backed militia fighters have attacked U.S. forces in Syria advancing toward the border with Iraq, so said the Russian Foreign Ministry, quoted in the news agency RT. There were no casualties in the incident, said the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday and quoted by the news agency RT.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [382 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Fog of war.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 11/04/2019 6:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps less fog of war and more plausible deniability. Yip-yip wants street cred with the Ummah (Um-er?) for standing up to the Great Shaitan.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/04/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Not a healthy course of action.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/04/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Call in an airstrike and 'accidentally' destroy teh living crap out of them and it won't happen again.
Posted by: ruprecht || 11/04/2019 19:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Russians said Syrians backed by Turkey attacked US forces, no casualties...

It never happened. It's just a story to pry Erdogan farther into Russia's orbit.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/04/2019 23:04 Comments || Top||


Free Burma Rangers risk their lives treating civilians, fighters on north Syria frontlines
Snip — duplicate. Sorry!

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Bassil joins pro-Aoun protest supporting ‘reform plan’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Leb’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil on Sunday joined thousands of people taking part in a rally in support of President Michel Aoun
...president of Leb, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hizbullah...
, and called on demonstrators to refrain from accusing everyone of corruption, Lebanese news outlets reported.

Some of the protesters demands are "destructive to the economy" and "uncompromising," Bassil said, adding that the slogan "everyone means everyone" should be used to hold officials accountable and not for injustice.

A huge convoy of cars, some waving Aoun’s orange Free Patriotic Movement
Despite its name a Christian party allied with Hizbullah, neither free nor particularly patriotic...
party flags and his portrait snaked across a main highway on Sunday while a sea of protesters marched to Baabda palace.

It was the biggest counter protest to the massive wave of demonstrations that have gripped Leb since Oct. 17 and which have included Aoun’s removal among its demands.

"We’re here to say to Aoun that we love you and renew our trust in you," said Hiyam Khair.

Wearing a shirt with Aoun’s face, George Barbar said he had driven from northern Leb to show his support: "If people don’t join hands with the president, there will be no Leb," said Barbar.

A semblance of normality returned to Leb this week, with roads re-opening and banks opening to customers on Friday after being shut for two weeks, though restrictions were reported on foreign currency withdrawals and transfers abroad.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Good to see the government coming out in support of... ummm... the government.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||


Foreign member of a medic team killed in Syria’s northeast
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Kurdish official and a Syrian war monitor said that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
-backed opposition fighters have struck an international medic group killing one of its members in northern Syria.

Mustafa Bali, a front man for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, tweeted that he "received terrible news" of the death of a medic with the Free Burma Rangers near the town of Tal Tamr, where festivities with the Turkey-backed fighters are ongoing.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the death of the medic saying he was from Asia.

The Free Burma Rangers, or FBR, identifies itself as a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement working in Burma, Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan.

Rudaw has considerably more.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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Mon 2019-11-04
  Report: Turkey-backed militia attacks American troops in Syria
Sun 2019-11-03
  Three people detained in connection with Swedish explosion
Sat 2019-11-02
  Iraqis pour into streets for biggest protest day since Saddam
Fri 2019-11-01
  Iraqi President Salih says PM Abdul-Mahdi willing to resign, vows early polls
Thu 2019-10-31
  Confirmed: The Emir is dead! Long live the new Emir!
Wed 2019-10-30
  Islamic State Promises Big Announcement
Tue 2019-10-29
  Trump: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops.
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  Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources
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   ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Killed
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  Pentagon chief: US troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields
Fri 2019-10-25
  DOJ Review of Russia Probe Origins Is Now Criminal Investigation
Thu 2019-10-24
  California authorities seize enough fentanyl to make 4 million lethal doses
Wed 2019-10-23
  Senior ISIS leader surrenders to Afghan forces in Nangarhar province
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  Mexico sends in troops after failed 'El Chapo' son arrest
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  Spokesman: Governor of Wardak Survives Car Bomb

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