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Afghanistan
‘Taliban Commander' Killed In Logar Airstrike
[ToloNews] Waisuddin, a "Taliban
...Arabic for students...
commander," was killed in an "Afghan forces Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
"in central Pashtun-infested Logar province, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Sunday.

The airstrike took place in Mohammad Agha district of the province Saturday night, the MoD said in the statement.

"Waisuddin was involved in the killing of three judges three days ago when their vehicle was ambushed, " the statement read, adding that the incident occurred in the Baqi Abad area of Mohammad Agha district as the judges were returning home from weekly holiday.

The statement did not provide further details about the airstrike.

The Taliban have yet to comment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban’s shadow judge, Red Unit commander and 2 Uzbek militants killed in Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed the shadow district judge of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and the Red Unit commander of the group during a clash in northern Faryab province.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces Mawlavi Mohammad Rahim, the shadow judge of Taliban for Andkhoi and Fida Mohammad alias Farzand-e Ata, the Red Unit commander of Taliban for Qarghan district.

The statement further added that the security forces clashed with the bandidos Death Eaters in Andkhoi district on Saturday.

The security forces also killed 7 other bandidos Death Eaters during the clash including two bandidos Death Eaters hailing from Uzbekistan, the statement added.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the clash so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Tunisia: National Guard patrol in #BenGuerdane on Saturday arrested 13 people from African countries who illegally crossed the Tunisian-Libyan land borders
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Africa Subsaharan
ISIS claims capture of a town in Mozambique!
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 11/11/2019 13:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [356 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Wikipedia has a page on Islamic jihad in Mozambique, linked from their War on Terror master page. According to them, the Cabo Delgado province is jihad central for the country. The original miscreant group is Ansar al-Sunna (Supporters of the tradition), known formally as “Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamo" (adepts of the prophetic tradition) and informally by the locals as Al Shabaab. Appearing in Mozambique in 2015, this particular Ansar al Sunna were originally followers of the radical Kenyan cleric Aboud Rogo, who was killed in 2012. As far as I can tell, they’re your standard takfiris, happily enforcing their Salafist rules on the surrounding populace. Apparently they hired members of Somali Al Shabaab to train them in the current skills of jihad, then split into various cells, Ansar al-Sunna funds itself through heroin, contraband and ivory trade.

ISIS appeared on the scene in 2019, claiming their first attack in June. It is possible they are just one of the Ansar al Sunnah cells, tarted up with a sexy name for marketing purposes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2019 16:14 Comments || Top||

#2  ISIS is welcome to all the towns in Mozambique they like as as far as I'm concerned. Mozambique should've taken preventative measures like bulldozing mosques into rubble.
Posted by: jpal || 11/11/2019 16:50 Comments || Top||

#3  You can't bulldoze mosques -- too high a chance of a secondary.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/11/2019 22:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Mozambique
Mogadishu
Mogannapolis, Mogasota US
Posted by: Lex || 11/11/2019 22:42 Comments || Top||


Iraq
#Kuwait has temporarily ordered the closure of its consulate general in #Basra
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Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Abdul-Mahdi's poisonous #Iranian #teargas kill all birds in #Tahrir Square
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Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Blast in northern Iraq injures five Italian soldiers
[THEBAGHDADPOST] An bomb exploded in northern Iraq on Sunday as a vehicle carrying Italian special forces drove nearby, injuring five soldiers, three of them seriously, the Italian military said on Sunday.

The attack happened near the city of Kirkuk. The maimed men were evacuated by U.S. helicopters to a military hospital in Baghdad, where one had to have a leg amputated, a military official told state broadcaster RAI.

"Our men were training Iraqi security forces engaged in fighting ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
," Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said, referring to 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....
holy warrior group.

"I am following the situation with sorrow and apprehension," he wrote on Twitter.

The blast happened three days before the 16th anniversary of a suicide kaboom in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya, which killed 18 Italian servicemen, an Italian civilian and nine Iraqi civilians.
Rudaw adds:
According to a statement from Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio, the soldiers had been training Iraqi security forces "engaged in the fight against ISIS." Italian forces regularly participate in international efforts to train the Iraqi security forces tasked with preventing a resurgence of the murderous Moslem group in Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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Posted by: ryuge || 11/11/2019 14:50 Comments || Top||


Intelligence sources reveal scheme to eliminate Iraqi demonstrations
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Sources within the intelligence of the crisis cell revealed 9 names of leaders plotted a scheme to end demonstrations in Baghdad, Basra, Dhi Qar and Karbala before November 11th.

The scheme was based on the following 7 items:

1 -A large-scale attack on institutions by masked followers of Iraqi National Security.

2. Cutting off Internet Services

3 - Publishing videos fabricated by security official Fadel Abu Raghif and his team to distort the image of peaceful demonstrations.

4 ‐ Publishing confessions by prisoners claiming to be at the Ottoman Turkish Restaurant, carrying knives, drugs, and wine. Some of them admit practicing sodomy to defame the demonstrators.

5 ‐ Arresting 1300 young people in Baghdad, Basra, and Dhi Qar and releasing them on bail after abusing them.

6 - Pursuing all those who donated to the protesters and arrested them then released on bail.

7 - Pushing 100 members of Quick reaction force, carrying knives and medical scalpels who injured demonstrators at different times when the campaign began.
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraqi Security Forces Kill 10 Protesters in Baghdad, tear gas wounds 22
[TWITTER]

Iraqi forces fire tear gas injuring 22 in Baghdad: Sources

[AlAhram] Security forces fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday injuring at least 22 people, police and medical sources said, a day after they pushed demonstrations back towards one main square in the Iraqi capital.

One person died in hospital of wounds sustained in festivities the previous day, the sources said. Security forces on Saturday pushed protesters back from bridges they had sought to control during the week.

"The situation is the same, they're still firing at people, maimed are coming in," said Hayder Ghareeb, a volunteer medical worker at a makeshift clinic in Tahrir Square, now the main gathering point for demonstrators in Baghdad.

Some of those hurt had choked on tear gas and been taken to hospital, medical sources said.

No deaths were immediately reported on Sunday, however, making it one of the calmer days in weeks of unrest that erupted in Baghdad with protests over lack of jobs and services and have spread across much of southern Iraq.

Security forces have used live ammunition, tear gas and stun grenades against mostly young, unarmed protesters, killing more than 280 people, according to a Rooters tally based on medical and police sources.

Iraqi leaders agreed at a meeting in Baghdad on Sunday that imminent electoral reform should give a greater chance for youth to participate in politics and break a monopoly on power by political parties that have dominated state institutions since 2003, state media reported.

The current protests are free of sectarian rhetoric: directed by mostly Shi'ite protesters against a government dominated by Shi'ite politicians and powerful allies of Iran.
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian Killed In Clash With IDF Forces Near Hebron - Report
[Jpost] A 22-year-old Paleostinian was killed in a clash with IDF forces at the Al aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron, according to Paleostinian media reports.

According to the reports, the clash began when several Paleostinians threw rocks at an IDF post at the entrance to the refugee camp.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2019 10:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Idlib: Russian air strikes kill 7 civilians in northwestern Syria
[AlAhram] Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday killed seven civilians, including three children, in an anti-government bastion in northwestern Syria, a war monitor reported.

Eight others were maimed in the raids and some of them are in a "critical" condition, said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.

The air strikes -- the third wave by Russian aircraft in eight days on northwestern Syria -- struck the village of Kafr Ruma in the jihadist-run enclave of Idlib, the Observatory said.

The Idlib region, which is home to some three million people including many displaced by Syria's eight-year civil war, is controlled by the country's former al-Qaeda affiliate.

Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
's forces launched a blistering military campaign against Idlib in April, killing around 1,000 civilians and displacing more than 400,000 people from their homes.

A ceasefire announced by Russia has largely held since late August, although the Observatory says dozens of civilians have been killed in sporadic bombardment since then.

Last month Assad said Idlib was standing in the way of an end to the civil war that has ravaged his country through most of the current decade.

Syria's war has killed 370,000 people and displaced millions from their homes since beginning in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-Assad protests.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2019 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Hah! Given dead civilians in the headline, I figured "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights" would appear in the article. It's like I'm developing psychotic powers or something!
Posted by: SteveS || 11/11/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||


Two ISIS families escape Ein Issa camp to Turkey and injured by Turkish fire
[NPASYRIA] North-Press has obtained photographs of two Lebanese and German families belong to the Islamic State
ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
(IS) who fled Ein Issa refugee camp, when members of the Ottoman Turkish-backed opposition groups launched an attack in the middle of last month and smuggled some families.

During their fleeing, the Lebanese and German families, were maimed by land mines planted by the Ottoman Turkish forces between the cities of Manbij and Jarablus, especially children.

The Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF) moved the families to al-Hol camp in Hasakah countryside, and they are now in safe and monitored conditions.

On the 15th of last month, Ein Issa camp was in a chaos situation as a result of a fire in the camp, and an attack by the Ottoman Turkish forces and its affiliated gangs. In addition to smuggling some IS families from the camp, while the remaining families fled towards the city of Ein Issa.

It is noteworthy that many members of the Islamic State (IS), managed to escape from northern Syria and arrived in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
, and they are now under the protection and mandate of Turkey, including dangerous women of Russian origin from the families of the terrorist group, who managed to escape from the camp of Ein Issa and reached Turkey.

The Center for Documentation of Violations in northern Syria revealed information and names of leaders and fighters of the terrorist group of (IS) fighting now within the ranks of the Ottoman Turkish-backed gangs in northern Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Disagreements between National Army and HTS with continued Russian and Syrian raids on Idlib
[NPASYRIA] The armed groups of National Army
...isn’t the Syrian National Army Turkey’s paramilitary umbrella, made up of various Turkmen Moslem Brotherhood types plus ISIS remnants unwilling to give up the fight?
closed, on Saturday, a crossing linking Afrin areas of Aleppo northern countryside to Idlib and western Aleppo areas, which are controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), while clashes and shelling continue in the de-escalation zones.

Activists have told North-Press that "the National Army of the Syrian Interim Government in Aleppo northern countryside closed the crossing of al-Ghazawiya village in Afrin area, near the city of Darat Azza west of Aleppo, permanently to travelers, traders and fuel tanks, pointing out that hundreds of cars carrying passengers and goods, especially fuel tanks are still stuck on both ends of the crossing."

A military source quoted activists that the reason for the closure of the crossing, is due to harassment which military members of the "National Army" are exposed to, as they go to areas south of Idlib and western Hama.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


ISIS members are fighting among ranks of Turkish "Peace spring"
[NPASYRIA] The director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdul Rahman stated that they have documented with absolute evidence that at least eight members of the terrorist group of 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....
(ISIS) are involved with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
's backed Syrian National Army, an umbrella of several Islamist militias, who are currently fighting in the so-called Ottoman Turkish Peace Spring Operation.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Next, they'll demand that NATO support the daesh. And some shall even debate the feasibility.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/11/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  It is recalled that Al Qaeda and ISIL are radical modern offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is also recalled that the present seat of the International Muslim Brotherhood is Turkey and receives the support of Erdogan. When this Syrian thing is over, Turkey will exist as the nexus for the re-formation of the radical Islamist movement. Count on it.
Posted by: b || 11/11/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#3  I see there's a Pakistain for everyone in three continents now. Mexico for the Americas, the 'Stain for Asia and Turkey for Europe. Are they getting their EU membership soon ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/11/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  When this Syrian thing is over, Turkey will exist as the nexus for the re-formation of the radical Islamist movement.

Yes. They think to harness the tigers for their own ends.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2019 22:01 Comments || Top||

#5  S'ils n'existaient pas...
Posted by: Lex || 11/11/2019 22:37 Comments || Top||


Clashes in Dardara village in Tal Tamr between Syrian government forces and Turkey-backed armed opposition groups
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Artillery and mortar shelling by Turkish military & affiliated armed groups hit villages of Um al-Kaif & Qasimiya in Tal Tamr
[TWITTER]



Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


8 killed in car bomb attack in northeast Syria
[THEBAGHDADPOST] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
’s Defense Ministry says a boom-mobile has killed at least eight civilians in northeast Syria near the Ottoman Turkish-held town of Tal Abyad.

The ministry said Sunday that 20 people were also injured in the attack in the village of Salik Atik, south of Tal Abyad. It blamed the attack on Syrian Kurdish-led fighters.

Turkey invaded northeast Syria last month to push out Syrian Kurdish-led fighters near the border.

Ankara considers the Kurdish-led forces to be holy warriors because of their links to Kurdish Death Eaters fighting inside Turkey.

The Kurdish groups have called in Syrian government forces to halt Turkey’s advance.

Syrian government forces have since clashed with Ottoman Turkish troops and Turkey-backed opposition fighters, despite a shaky truce brokered by Russia.
Al Ahram adds:
The village of Suluk, where Sunday's explosion took place, is around 10 km south of the border. A small truck exploded outside a bakery there, an emergency worker said.
Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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  Thanks to all the veterans on Veterans Day!
Sun 2019-11-10
  Bolivia's president announces his resignation
Sat 2019-11-09
  Will Julian Assange Die in Prison? Is that why a "dead man" data dump just took place?
Fri 2019-11-08
  WikiLeaks just dropped their databomb
Thu 2019-11-07
  Extremist outfit Allahr Dal banned in Bangladesh
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  Mexico Deploys Forces to Northern State After Nine US Mormons Killed
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  Three American Mormon mothers and six of their children are EXECUTED
Mon 2019-11-04
  Report: Turkey-backed militia attacks American troops in Syria
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  Three people detained in connection with Swedish explosion
Sat 2019-11-02
  Iraqis pour into streets for biggest protest day since Saddam
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  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!
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  Islamic State Promises Big Announcement
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