[ToloNews] At least eight non-combatants were killed in a roadside mine blast in northern Baghlan province on Monday, local police confirmed.
The incident took place in the Dand-e-Shahabuddin area close to Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province, as the party was traveling from Akakhel village to Pul-e-Khumri , officials at the provincial police headquarters confirmed.
"Four children, two women and two men were killed and six other civilians--including children--were maimed," according to police, who said that the victims have been taken to a nearby hospital.
[Libya Observer] The front man for the Libyan Army under the command of the Presidential Council's government, Mohammed Gununu, said their forces "Volcano of Rage Operation" launched attacks on 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 on Khallit al-Furjan and Nahr Road frontlines, causing them heavy losses.
Gununu added on Monday in a press briefing 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... that the Libyan Army forces advanced on Nahr crossroad and Athem Buildings on Khallit al-Furjan frontline in southern Tripoli.
He added that they arrested three fighters from Haftar's forces and seized one military vehicle as Anti-Terrorism Force targeted Haftar's positions on Wadi Rabea frontline.
Heavy festivities erupted Monday on different frontlines in southern Tripoli as Haftar's forces launched indiscriminate shells on residential areas causing casualties among civilians.
One child was killed and another was injured as other civilians got injured due to random shelling by Haftar's forces on a house and near a clinic in Salah al-Deen, while in Ain Zara, seven schools were closed due to continued festivities.
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Khalifa Haftar’s armed groups have fired rockets on Salah Eddin neighbourhood in #Tripoli. One of the rockets has hit the car park of Nukhba Clinic causing panic among the patients and medical staff pic.twitter.com/pQpCepcbWj
Flat tire could have put tragic Mormon family in the crossfire of battling Mexican drug cartels
At least nine U.S. citizens, including six children, who live in the Mexican border state of Sonora were killed in a shooting attack Monday
Rhonita Maria LeBaron, died along with her 6-month-old twins and her two other children, aged 10 and 12
Christina Langford Johnson, Dawna Langford and two of Dawna's children, aged 11 and three, were also killed
The victims belong to the LeBaron family - a breakaway Mormon community that settled in the hills of northern Mexico decades ago
The family members were traveling in three cars from the settlement: One mother was heading to Phoenix while the other two mothers were driving to Chihuahua for a wedding on Friday
Family members say one of the mothers had broken down after getting a flat tire
Mexico's top security official Alfonso Durazo said on Tuesday cartel gunmen may have mistaken the group's large SUVs for rival gangs
Nine of the family members were slaughtered in the massacre and one child was still missing. Six children were wounded in the attack and five have since been transferred to hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona
Relatives say one boy managed to hide his wounded siblings - some less than a year old - in bushes before he ran back to their settlement to get help after his mother was gunned down
One of the mothers who was killed managed to save her seven-month-old baby's life by throwing the infant to the floor of their SUV as bullets tore through the vehicle
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would discuss security on Tuesday with the U.S. after Trump fired off a series of tweets.
^ Likely only 1. Something along the lines of "President Trump is a fascist dictator who has offered a Quid Pro Quo to Mexico." We'll send aid if you help stop the cartels" Clearly an impeachable offense."
'We declared war, and it didn't work,' Lopez Obrador said at a press conference, referring to the policies of previous administrations.'That is not an option.'
Ok, jefe. But a punitive expedition is definitely an option for us.
Agreed that your narco-state is a lost cause and that yourself are a pathetically weak leader, a de facto hostage to the cartels. But don't expect us to sit by and not seek to punish those who slaughtered an American family--burned them
alive-- just a few hundred miles away from our territory.
As a young man, Trump said of his real estate practices, "I play fair. But if you screw me, I screw back--in spades."
Very right. If Trump does want to make the bureaucrats do something decisive, I wouldn't put it past them to consider assassination even. The drug business must go on. To many, it's their mainstay.
Intriguing. One former member [of the Mormon Messican colony] isGeorge Romney, father of 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who was born in 1907 in Colonia Dublan in Chihuahua state.
There are Mexicans who live in US states who go to Mexico on secret missions against the Cartels for their government, then return to the safety of the US where they raise their families without fear of retaliation. Dual national Contractors that are a shadowy group.
Has Human Rights Watch condemned the cartels for these actual civilians who were slaughtered?
Many moons ago, while driving about the countryside, I heard an interview on the BBC with some spokesdroid from either HRW or Amnesia International. It stuck in my head all these years because in the midst of the usual tongue bath, the interviewer suddenly brought the heat: "You guys are always banging on about the West. There are some really shitty people in this world. How come you never bitch about them?"
(yeah, I'm paraphrasing)
The reply? "Because the really awful people ignore us."
I was stunned, both by the hypocrisy of the remark and by the fact that she told the truth. So much for seizing the high moral ground.
The interesting thing, SteveS, is that by studiously ignoring the acts of the truly bad who "ignore them", they provide cover for those regimes and groups. The worst abusers of human rights are whitewashed, and the countries that really try get slimed by HRW repeating the flimsiest claims they can find.
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[DAWN] Forty one migrants colonists were found alive in a refrigerated truck in northern Greece on Monday, said police, who arrested the driver. "How are they?"
The migrants colonists, of apparent Afghan origin, were mostly in good condition. Seven of them were given first aid in hospital, the police said.
"The truck contained men and boys. Identifying their nationality will require a couple of days," a police source told AFP.
The truck was immobilised by police on the Egnatia motorway between the towns of Xanthi and Komotini. The driver, a man from Georgia, was arrested.
The discovery came after 39 people, all believed to be Vietnamese nationals, were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britannia last month, highlighting the risks of illegal migrant routes to Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... , even for those avoiding perilous travel by sea.
Another 31 Pak migrants colonists were found on Saturday hidden in a lorry on a motorway near the French-Italian border.
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11/05/2019 00:00 ||
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Identifying their nationality will require a couple of days,
[Rudaw] Fifteen democratically elected mayors from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been removed from their positions due to alleged links to Kurdish rebels in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... , according to a report by a local human rights ...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless... monitor, while dozens more have faced arrest and detention.
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11/05/2019 00:30 ||
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At least 12 other plots against Jewish institutions throughout the US have been foiled since the Pittsburgh attack, according to the anti-Defamation League, as the community deals with what officials say is a sharp uptick in anti-Semitic attacks.
[SPUTNIKNEWS] It's been three months since India stripped the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... of its special status, thereby escalating tensions with Pakistain.
One person was killed and 18 people injured in a grenade attack on security forces in a market place in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The dear departed is reported to be a vendor from the area.
This was the second grenade attack in the past fortnight in the same area of the city.
Monday’s attack came when markets were open and traffic returned to normal in several parts of Srinagar, after three months of lockdown.
[Rudaw] In Iraq’s western province of Anbar, authorities have arrested or investigated individuals expressing support for protests in the majority Shiite south and capital of Baghdad, an international human rights ...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty... monitor warned on Monday.
"Authorities in Iraq’s Anbar governorate are suppressing the right of residents to show support for demonstrations elsewhere in the country," reported Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish warplanes reportedly bombed the Yezidi village of Khanasor, northwest of Shingal on Monday.
"A warplane, who our friends say is from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... struck a base of our YBS [Shingal Protection Units] friends," Khalaf Khudeda, former head of the Khanasor Local Council confirmed to Rudaw English, referring to Shingal Resistance® Units.
"The bombing has resulted in wounds but we do not know how many are maimed or if anyone has died," Khudeda added.
The YBS is a Yezidi militia active in Shingal, believed to be affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an gang fighting for greater Kurdish political and cultural rights in Turkey and designated a terrorist organization by Ankara.
The PKK has said that while it played a part in the establishment of the YBS, the units' members are solely local Yezidis.
The YBS was established to protect the Yezidi community in Iraq in 2007, playing a crucial role in the fight against Islamic State ...formerly ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... 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.... (ISIS) after it exacted genocide on the ethnoreligious minority in and around the Shingal region in 2014.
On Monday evening, a correspondent for Yezidi news outlet EzidiPress also confirmed a Ottoman TurkishArclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... had taken place in Khanasor.
The Shingal area was subject to repeated Ottoman Turkish airstrikes in 2018. Ankara justified its strikes by claiming Mount Shingal (otherwise known as Sinjar) is host to a number of PKK positions.
Turkey killed prominent local PKK commander Zaki Shingali alongside four YBS fighters in an airstrike in August 2018.
As well as the YBS, other militias and forces including the Iraqi Army, provincial police, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Peshmerga-linked forces, Ezidkhan, and Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF) are currently present in Shingal, complicating its security situation.
Murad Ismail, a Yezidi activist and former head of Yazda said his hometown of Khanasor does not want the presence of foreign troops.
"We don’t want Sinjar to become a regional conflict. This is why we ask all gangs not from this region to leave, let them be PKK, let them be PMU, let them be anyone. We want locals to protect their areas. Enough. We don’t want this genocide to result us not have a homeland," he said.
Unconfirmed reports about the injury of Mazloum Abdi, commander of Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), by the Ottoman Turkish strike on Shingal were denied by force spokesperson Mustafa Bali, who described the reports as a "psychological war" against Kurds.
Turkey is fighting the PKK and other forces it claims are offshoots of the group, including the SDF and YBS, at home and inside Iraq and Syria.
[SPUTNIKNEWS] Iraq has been hit by nationwide protests since early October, with citizens reportedly demanding the ouster of the government, as well as economic reforms, better living conditions, social welfare and an end to corruption.
As rallies grew violent, authorities claims that they must declare a curfew and cut internet access in Baghdad and five other regions.
According to data from the NetBlocks internet observatory, online "access has been cut across much of Iraq by internet providers as of 21:00 UTC, Monday 4 November 2019 (00:00 Baghdad time 5 November 2019)".
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi promised earlier in a televised address to carry out a cabinet reshuffle and introduce changes to election laws.
At the same time, Mahdi warned that the government's resignation would throw the country into further chaos. Authorities have previously conducted a reshuffle in security bodies in provinces where protests initially broke out.
Dozens of protesters were maimed as a result of violent festivities with security forces in Baghdad near the area where Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's office is located, witnesses said on Monday.
On Monday, a general strike was declared in a majority of Iraqi cities, while main highways remain blocked.
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[AlAhram] Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday, a Rooters witness said, as thousands took part in the largest wave of anti-government protests for decades.
Monday's deaths were in addition to three protesters killed late on Sunday when security forces who opened fire on a crowd trying to storm the Iranian consulate in the Shiite Kerbala city, security and medical sources said.
A Rooters cameraman saw one man rubbed out, his body carried away by fellow protesters, when security forces opened fire with live rounds on demonstrators near Baghdad's Ahrar Bridge. He also saw at least four others killed.
Security and medical sources put the toll at four killed and 34 maimed, but could only confirm one death was from live fire. Two were a result of rubber bullets and tear gas, not live ammunition, they said, giving no reason for the fourth death.
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[SPUTNIKNEWS] A dangerous escalation of tensions near the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip border comes against the backdrop of Tel Aviv’s threat to launch a ground war on the Paleostinian enclave, as Israeli fighter jets struck targets in Gaza in retaliation for recent rockets launched from near the border.
Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, says it has shot down an Israeli drone in the northern Gaza Strip, according to al-Arabiya.
According to Al Mayadeen TV, the drone that was shot down was a quadcopter.
Amid other conflicting accounts, Al Ain said that Hamas was able to take possession of the drone, while the Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post cited some reports as saying that the drone had flown out of the area after being shot at.
The IDF has not yet offered an official comment regarding the incident.
News of the current alleged downing of a drone comes amid heightened tensions in the region, as Israeli combat planes struck military compounds affiliated with Hamas in the Gaza Strip in response to what it claimed were rocket attacks from the Paleostinian enclave, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in its statement on Saturday.
Turkey says one of its soldiers has been killed by roadside bomb in northeastern Syria, bringing the death toll to 14 since launching its offensive in Syrian Kurdish-held areas early last month.https://t.co/5brJJyRFBE
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[MAIL] Turkey clams it has captured the sister of slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and that her arrest is an intelligence 'gold mine'. Invaluable intelligence. Like how a terror camp looks like from behind a 2X6 cm hole in a bedsheet !
Good. Get them all and wring them dry.
The 65-year-old, known as Rasmiya Awad, was found living in a trailer container with her family in Syria, a senior official said.
A Turkish official said she was captured during a raid today near the town of Azaz along with her husband, daughter-in-law and five children.
Little is known about the sister of al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a US raid in the nearby province of Idlib last month.
The area she was found is part of Syria that Turkish forces invaded last month following the withdrawal of US troops from the region.
The adults taken into custody by the Turks are being interrogated, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity In line with government protocol. "Hey ! We're...doing something too.”
The Ottoman Turkish official said the 65-year-old known as Rasmiya Awad is suspected of being affiliated with the krazed killer group. He did not elaborate.
Awad was captured in a raid Monday evening on a trailer container she was living in with her family near the town of Azaz in Aleppo province. The area is part of the region administered by Turkey after it carried out a military incursion to chase away IS gunnies and Kurdish fighters starting 2016. Allied Syrian groups manage the area known as the Euphrates Shield zone.
The reclusive leader al-Baghdadi was known to be close to one of his brothers, known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza.
Al-Baghdadi's aide, a Saudi, was killed hours after the raid, also in northwestern Syria, in a U.S. strike.
Last August a different sister, whose identity was not released by authorities, was sentenced to death in Iraq. She was found guilty of 'offering logistic support and help to [ISIS fighters] in carrying out criminal acts', according to reports at the time.
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.