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-War on Police-
N.C. sheriff’s deputy shot in hospital ER after scuffle with suspect
[ECHO-PILOT] A sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina was shot in the leg when an inmate brought to a hospital emergency room tried to grab his gun. A nearby police officer shot and killed the inmate.

The Cumberland County sheriff’s deputy is expected to recover. No one else was injured at the sprawling regional hospital in southeastern North Carolina.

The inmate had been in jug since his arrest Tuesday on suspicion of a home invasion, the sheriff said. He was brought to the hospital for a medical problem.

Hospital patient Kaylee Ingles said she was in an exam room close to the shooting. "All I heard was yelling. He said, ’Get the (expletive) off of me!’ And that was about it. He just kept yelling that.

"I heard one shot. And then yelling ‐ ’Secure the patients!’ ‐ and then four more shots go off," she said.

Ingles shut the door and hid next to the bed until the hospital announced over the intercom that the situation was safe, she said.

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the incident, as it does all officer-involved shootings.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Official cause of death is lead poisoning, 'eh.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 11/13/2019 5:12 Comments || Top||

#2  He was brought to the hospital for a medical problem.

He was breathing. That was fixed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/13/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Best place to get shot if it is gonna happen. Trauma specialists right next to ya.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/13/2019 9:12 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Seven People Killed in Kabul Car Blast
[ToloNews] At least seven people were killed and seven others were maimed in a boom-mobile explosion in the PD15 area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, said an Interior Ministry front man Nasrat Rahimi.

The blast occurred around 7:25 am local time in the Qasaba area in PD15 of Kabul city, Rahimi said, adding that "The target area has not yet been cleared."

The blast also damaged several vehicles in the area, an eyewitness said, and "the victims have been taken away by ambulances."

A Counter Narcotics department and several foreign NGOs are based at the scene of the blast.

No group has grabbed credit at this time.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under:


Police: Four ANA ‘Mistakenly Killed in Airstrike’ in Logar
[ToloNews] At least four Afghan National Army personnel were killed by "friendly fire" in the eastern province of Pashtun-infested Logar on Monday night, provincial police claim.

According to Pashtun-infested Logar police front man Shahpoor Ahmadzai, a US Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
"mistakenly" targeted an army outpost when it came under Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack and Afghan forces called for air support.

The outpost is located in the Bazar-e-Zekher area on the outskirts of Pul-e-Alam city, the center of Pashtun-infested Logar, Ahmadzai said.

Six other ANA soldiers were maimed in the airstrike, police said.

A front man for US Forces in Afghanistan responded: "We are aware of reports a US airstrike conducted last night in support of Afghan forces may have resulted in Afghan National Army casualties. US and Afghan forces are working closely together to develop a shared understanding of this event. A joint investigation is ongoing."

Also in Pashtun-infested Logar, provincial police said that a convoy of foreign forces was targeted by a boom-mobile explosion near a military camp Tuesday morning.

A US Forces spokesperson said: "A vehicle-borne IED targeted a U.S. convoy this morning in Pashtun-infested Logar province. Only the VBIED driver was killed. No U.S. or Coalition service members were maimed or killed in the attack. We are investigating the incident."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under:


Airstrikes kill 11 Taliban militants in Paktiya and Logar provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in Paktiya and Pashtun-infested Logar provinces which killed at least 11 Talibs, the military officials said.

The officials further added an airstrike in Jaji district of Paktiya killed two snuffies of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group.

A similar airstrike in Ahmad Khel district of Paktiya killed two more snuffies of the group, the officials said, adding that another airstrike in Pul-e Alam district of Pashtun-infested Logar killed 7 Talibs.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.

Both Paktiya and Pashtun-infested Logar are among the relatively volatile provinces in central and south-eastern parts of the country.

Talibs are active in some remote and restive areas of the two provinces and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pond, the enormous newt was trying to decide if Gloria was edible...
the Afghan forces routinely conduct counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government gangs in the two provinces.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government holy warriors.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS militant hands himself and 45 family members of his comrades to Afghan Special Forces
[KhaamaPress] A turban of ISIS Khurasan terrorist group handed himself over to 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...
in Achin district of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, the ISIS turban also handed over 45 family members of his comrades to Special Forces, including 17 women, 13 children and 15 girls.

The statement further added that the turban also handed over an Ak-47 assault rifle to Special Forces.

The ISIS sympathizers have not commented in this regard so far.

The Special Operations Corps also added that the Special Forces intensified pressure on ISIS hard boyz and the terror group is on the verge of total defeat in East of Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  There's great purport in that. In assessing guilt by himself, the militant includes the families - women and young 'uns as within the set of daesh hostiles.

Or, the meals in an Afghan jail are better and not so few and far between.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/13/2019 5:23 Comments || Top||

#2  More likely the latter.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Fred, thank you for adding an auto-translation and photo for Afghan Special Forces. I’ve been longing for exactly that, but hadn’t thought of what needed to be said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 9:06 Comments || Top||


Special Forces kill, detain 18 Taliban and ISIS militants in Kabul and 2 other 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 10 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and ISIS hard boyz and arrested 8 others during the operations in Kabul, Baghlan and Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
provinces.

The military officials said Tuesday the Special Forces arrested 8 Talibs and destroyed a cache of weapons during a raid in Kabul city.

The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 6 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons during a raid in Baghlan-e Jadid district of Baghlan province.

The Special Forces killed 4 ISIS hard boyz during another raid in Achin district of Nangarhar, the officials said, adding that the Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during the same raid.

The Taliban and ISIS hard boyz have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
GPS-guided rockets target Haftar’s armed groups in south #Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Saudi court convicts 38 people on terrorism-related charges
[Al Jazeera] A Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n court convicted 38 people on Tuesday of financing "terrorism" and declaring other Moslems as non-believers, handing out sentences ranging from 30 months to 25 years.

One of those sentenced had set up a "terrorist organization" while in prison and others committed takfir - labelling followers as non-believers - against the Saudi government, Moslem scholars and security forces, state-run Al Ekhbariya television reported.

In 2017, the oil-rich kingdom launched a crackdown on dissent, arresting scores of leaders, intellectuals and activists. Some have been put on trial for terrorism-related charges.

In April, Saudi Arabia beheaded 37 men for alleged crimes. The United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
chief said most were Shia Moslems who may not have had fair trials and at least three were minors when sentenced.

Riyadh has come under mounting international scrutiny over its human rights record since the grisly killing of journalist beloved martyr of journalism Jamal Khashoggi
......who was simultaneously a very well paid Washington Post columnist and a long time propagandist for the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda — he died while on the Qatari payroll, but previously wrote at the behest of then-Saudi intel chief Prince Turki al-Faisal......
in October 2018, and the detention of women's rights activists who are still on trial.

ARMED UPRISING
Al Ekhbariya did not give the nationalities or names of those convicted out of the 41 people in total on trial, nor did the TV channel provide details about when they were arrested.

It said the specialist criminal court in Riyadh, which was set up to try terrorism cases, sentenced one man to 25 years, another to 20 years and a third to 15 years. The rest received sentences ranging from 2.5 years to 12.5 years.

The convictions can be appealed.

Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy where public protests and political parties are banned.

It faced an armed uprising from 2003-06 when al-Qaeda members staged attacks on residential compounds and government facilities.

The kingdom responded by arresting thousands of suspected fighters and launching a media campaign to discredit their ideology.

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Bangladesh
Allahr Dal militant held in Gaibandha
[Dhaka Tribune] Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained an alleged member of banned bully boy organization Allahr Dal in Gaibandha.
"Into th' paddy wagon wit' yez!"
Al Shahariya Rokan, 32, a regional nayek of Allahr Dal, was detained from Elisa Super Market in Sadar upazila on Tuesday.
"Drop the bananas and put yer hands up!"
Assistant Director and Media Officer of RAB 13 Khondker Golam Mortuza said: "After primary interrogation,
"Aaaaiiieee! Make him stop! I confess!"
"To what?"
"I dunno! Think of something!"

Shahariya said he has been involved with the banned bully boy outfit since 2001.

"Shahariya used to extort money for the organization," Mortuza added. "He was attempting to reorganize by recruiting members."

Mortuza said a team of RAB 13 detained Shahariya acting on a tip-off.
[Ring! Ring!]
"RAB 13! How may I help you?"
"Lissen! Dis is Mahmoud da Weasel..."

They are carrying on their operation to find Shahariya's associates.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)


Europe
As Bombings Spread, Denmark Closes Border With Sweden.
h/t Instapundit
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) ‐ Denmark will temporarily reinstate border controls with Sweden and step up police work along the border after a series of violent crimes and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by perpetrators from Sweden.
The Moslem colonist version of Jets vs Sharks spreads from its Swedish home base. This is one of those good deeds that is not going unpunished.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/13/2019 03:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Ahhh, isn't this Utopian Scandinavia that the proggie socialists keep telling us about?

Maybe Bernie and Liz and Boom-boom should go help them out.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/13/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe St Greta is spreading her gospel to Denmark.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/13/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Diversity Makes Us Strong
Posted by: Lex || 11/13/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Die-versity.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/13/2019 12:12 Comments || Top||

#5  "Diversity"
"Inclusion"
"Equity"
= D-I-E
Posted by: Lex || 11/13/2019 16:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Why do they want to keep out the innocent goat herders?!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/13/2019 21:00 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
India says Israeli, Jewish targets under immediate terror threat — reports
[IsraelTimes] Cells with links to al-Qaeda, 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....
said possibly planning attacks on synagogues, groups of Israelis; could try to kidnap backpacker.


Indian intelligence services have warned Israel that Jewish institutions, Chabad houses and Israeli tourists are under direct threat of terror attacks in the country, according to Israeli and Indian reports.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The information ‐ said to have possibly been received from intelligence services of a third, friendly country ‐ also pointed to the option that an Israeli backpacker could be kidnapped.

I wasn't privy to this, but I would love to hear how that conversation came about. Besides, there ain't no power on earth that can protect those backpackers from themselves I tell you.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/13/2019 3:16 Comments || Top||


LeT terrorist among two killed in gunfight in Kashmir’s Bandipora
[HindustanTimes] As per the police records, Talha was operating as a commander of the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
in Bandipora and was wanted for his involvement in several cases, including civilian atrocities.

A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was among the two killed by security forces during an overnight encounter in north 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....
’s Bandipora district, officials said on Monday.

Talha, a Pak national, was killed during an encounter that started in Labdara village of Bandipora on Sunday afternoon, following a tip-off about the presence of three holy warriors in the area. While one terrorist was killed on Sunday, another was killed early on Monday, they said.

"During the search operation, the three opened fire on the forces, triggering the encounter, which continued through the night and ended today (Monday)," said a police officer.

"The two hiding in a house were killed in the encounter and the operation has ended," he said.

As per the police records, Talha was operating as a commander of the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba in Bandipora and was wanted for his involvement in several cases, including civilian atrocities.

Police have also recovered incriminating material, including goods bearing Pak marks and weapons from his possession, said an official.

Since August 5, when the Centre nullified Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, security forces have killed at least nine holy warriors in the Valley. On October 16, three local LeT bad boyz were potted in Anantnag.

On October 8, two LeT bad boyz were potted in an operation by security forces in Pulwama.

At least two snuffies were killed in an operation which continued for several days after first contact with snuffies on September 28 at Khor Pathri area of Ganderbal in central Kashmir. Police said the two were "most probably infiltrators". On September 11, security forces claimed to have killed a holy warrior who was alleged to be involved in the attack on a fruit trader of Sopore. A holy warrior was killed in a shootout in Baramulla on August 21.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba

#1  Sometimes, a higher number of fatalities is given to the press. One 'deader' may be whisked off to a black site in another state, for a prolonged intercourse of knowledge and opinions. They're all reported dead so 'slamabad ticks them all off the roster and pays out their families.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/13/2019 3:58 Comments || Top||


Militant killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Ganderbal
[HindustanTimes] Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kulan area of the central 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....
district in the morning following inputs about the presence of Death Eaters. During the search, the hiding bandidos snuffies fired upon the security forces, who retaliated, according to an officer.

A Death Eater was killed and an Army soldier injured in an encounter between the ultras and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday, police said.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Kulan area of the central Kashmir district in the morning following inputs about the presence of Death Eaters. During the search, the hiding bandidos snuffies fired upon the security forces, who retaliated, according to an officer.

A Death Eater was killed during the shootout. An army soldier was also injured and rushed to a medical facility for treatment, the officer said.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain Death Eater is yet to be ascertained. The operation is on and further details are awaited, the officer added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


3 soldiers martyred in IED blast in North Waziristan
[DAWN] Three soldiers of the Pakistain Army were martyred in an improvised bomb (IED) blast in North Wazoo tribal district, the military's media wing said on Tuesday evening.

The martyred soldiers were a part of the army's patrolling team. One other soldier was also injured when the IED went off, the ISPR statement said

The site where the blast took place was cordoned off and a search operation was started in the area.

The martyred soldiers were identified by the ISPR as Sepoy Sajid, Sepoy Riyasat and Sepoy Babar.

Pak forces have also conducted a series of operations against bully boy groups in the tribal districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa over the years. While officials say the area has largely been pacified, small attacks continue to take place.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Sadr to US: ‘Interfere in early elections and you’ll be kicked out of Iraq’, 319 dead, 15,000+ injured
[Rudaw] Influential Shiite holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
on Monday warned "occupying America" against intervening in Iraqi affairs, including their supervision of the potential early elections to meet some anti-government protester demands. Sadr vowed to end US presence in Iraq if they continued to intervene in the country's affairs.

"Enough of you interfering in our affairs. Iraq already has great [individuals] who can protect it and doesn’t need intervention from you or anyone else," Sadr, who is head of the 2018 parliamentary election-winning Sayirun Alliance, said on Monday.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  They Call Me Tater Salad! :-)
Posted by: Sonny Black || 11/13/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  I can't see that picture without imagining a little red laser dot on his forehead.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/13/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#3  He's a real tough guy outside the dentist's office...
Snark O'The Day
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/13/2019 9:50 Comments || Top||


Two children killed at hospital by excessive use of tear gas
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Two children from the city of al-Khudayj were killed inside the Habboubi hospital in Nasiriyah, medical sources said Tuesday.

He said two children were killed as a result of the excessive use of tear gas by the riot police at the hospital during the disconnection of the Internet service last night.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


New kidnapping case reported as female activists targeted in Iraq
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Iraqi activist Mary Mohammad, one of the participants in the protests and famous for helping protesters demanding the ousting of the regime has disappeared, according to reports that are circulating on social media.

Iraqi activists who condemned the kidnapping tweeted that Mary Mohammad disappeared four days ago with no trace of her whereabouts.

Some of the protesters accused pro-Iranian militias of carrying out operations targeting activists and bloggers taking part in the protests in the provinces of central and southern Iraq.

Mohammad is the second female activist who has disappeared since the eruption of protests in early October.

On November 2, Iraqi activist and physician Siba al-Mahdawi was kidnapped in Baghdad by an unknown group at night when she was returning from Tahrir Square.

The Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) called on the government and security forces to investigate the case.
Al-Mahdawi’s mother said she had been kidnapped by "armed, masked men on pick-up trucks."

Last Friday, Amnesia Amnesty International called on the Iraqi authorities to reveal the fate of al-Mahdawi, saying that her abduction was part of a campaign to silence freedom of expression in Iraq.

The fate of the 26 Iraqis who remain kidnapped since the protests began is uncertain. Three activists were killed in Basra and Baghdad, and about 400 activists, protesters, and bloggers are in detention in the south and center of the country, according to Iraqi security sources.

The protesters initially demanded better public services, job creation and anti-corruption before they raised their demands to topple the government after the army and security forces used excessive violence against them. The government has acknowledged this and promised to hold those responsible to account.

Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Protesters block two bridges in Nasiriyah
[THEBAGHDADPOST] A security source in the province of Dhi Qar, Tuesday said that demonstrators blocked the bridges of Al Nasr and Al Hadarat in the center of the city of Nasiriyah.

The source said, "Dozens of demonstrators, today headed to block the bridges of Al Nasr and Al Hadarat in the center of the city of Nasiriyah."

The source, who preferred to remain anonymous added: "the demonstrations continue in a number of areas of the city of Nasiriyah so far."
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraqi cabinet has decided postponing the provincial elections
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] An enraged citizenry is screaming not only for your scalp but for your entire skull. Most reasonable response? Postpone elections, of course.
Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Egypt, Fatah, UN and Russia seek a truce in Islamic Jihad vs Israel action
[IsraelTimes] Egyptian and UN officials on Tuesday night were pushing for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza terrorist groups, as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad vowed to step up attacks against the Jewish state in retaliation for the targeted killing of a PIJ terror chief... .

Mladenov "is heading urgently to Cairo," a diplomatic source told The Times of Israel on Tuesday night, adding that the international organization "has been involved throughout the day to de-escalate" tensions between Israel and terror groups in the Gaza Strip. ...

The Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership has been in contact with Egypt and the United Nations to push for a ceasefire between Israel and terror groups in the Gaza Strip, Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior Fatah and Palestine Liberation Organization official said earlier on Tuesday.
[IJ only launched a half dozen or so rockets between late evening on the 12th and dawn on the 13th]
Sure, but they lobbed about 200 from Monday night through Tuesday.
Update at 1:45 a.m. ET: The Times of Israel is liveblogging today’s events here.
Posted by: lord garth || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  as of a few minutes ago, the rocket count for IJ is about 250 so IJ was able to put up about 40-45 rockets during daylight on the 13th

I think almost all the IJ rockets launched daylight on the 13th were under 40km
Posted by: lord garth || 11/13/2019 10:36 Comments || Top||

#2  From the liveblog: As of a few minutes ago, today’s PIJ rocket tally is over 200 for a two-day total of over 400. More are expected overnight. Israeli retaliation has killed 24 Gazans, at least half terrorists. Hamas threatens to join in the festivities instead of just offering moral support; Israel promises that if they do, Israel will start destroying buldings as they did in 2014.

Naftali Bennett seems to be happily settling into his role as defense minister. He is, as I recall, one of Bibi’s proteges, who went on to forge his own path. But having seen that conditions are not yet ripe for his own prime ministry, he has returned to the fold.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Put all of those Gazooks to the sword.
Posted by: Zorba the Really Smart7675 || 11/13/2019 11:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Targeting buildings is a fine idea as long as they are full of PIJ, Hamas, UN, etc.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/13/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#5  AC, for Arabs - especially Gazans (population density) people are cheap. But buildings cost money. And, with fracking & USA terminating UNWRA's jizya, money is in short supply.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/13/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Since Egypt, Fatah, UN and Russia are the ones seeking a truce (i.e., a hudna), rest assured that the thing they are looking for is a cease fire - by Israel.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/13/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||


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Suspected suicide bombing at police headquarters in Indonesia's Medan
[Jpost] A suspected suicide kaboom outside police headquarters in Indonesia's city of Medan in North Sumatra killed the perpetrator and maimed some officers on Wednesday, police said, just a month after an attack on a former security minister.

The motive for Wednesday's attack was not immediately clear, but Indonesia, the world’s most populous Moslem-majority country, has suffered a resurgence in homegrown militancy in recent years, with some attacks targeting police.

The suspected jacket wallah had died in the attack, a front man for the North Sumatra police, Tatan Dirsan Atmaja, said by telephone, adding that some coppers were maimed in the blast at 8:40 a.m. (0140 GMT).

Television broadcast images of people rushing out of buildings around the headquarters.

National police front man Dedi Prasetyo said the blast happened in a car park near an area where people were queuing for clearance letters from police.

"We're on alert right now," Prasetyo told Kompas TV. "The explosion didn't reach the center for the clearance letter service, it was just in a parking lot."

In recent years, Islamic radicals, some tied 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....
-inspired Death Eater group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), have targeted police in a series of attacks.

The latest attack comes a month after a suspected Islamist stabbed and maimed Wiranto, Indonesia's former security minister, who uses one name.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 01:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:


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Turkish convoy kills protesters in Northern Syria: SDF
Totalitarians do not respond to protests like civilized societies do.
[Rudaw] Several non-combatants were killed on Tuesday while protesting a Ottoman Turkish-Russian military convoy in the town of Kobane, according to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The patrol was the fifth to take place in the area and was met by locals hurling stones at the passing tanks.

On the same day, hundreds of Kobane locals gathered in Women's Square to protest the Ottoman Turkish invasion.

"Ottoman Turkish army is firing live bullets on Kurdish protesters and killing them in broad day light [sic], before [the] eyes of the whole world, " said SDF front man Mustafa Bali in a tweet.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
described the demonstrations as a "provocation", claiming it took precautions for the sake of the safety of civilians against "terrorist" protesters.

"The fifth Ottoman Turkish-Russian joint land patrol conducted in the Ayn al-Arab [Kobane] region east of the Euphrates is continuing with due care and diligence for the safety of both civilians and our military personnel despite provocation by terrorists," said a statement by Turkey’s defense ministry.

Footage from the scene showed men and women of various ages throwing stones at the Russian-Ottoman Turkish convoy.

"Long live the resistance of the SDF," said a female protester.

Another video showed an elderly woman throwing stones at the convoy, saying that they will not bow to the Ottoman Turkish invasion.

"We as mothers and people of Kobane do not want Erdogan to step on our soil and the blood of our children. We will attack with stones as long as we can and we do," she said.

On the same day, hundreds of Kobane locals gathered in Women's Square to protest the Ottoman Turkish invasion.

Protesters chanted against Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
"Mr Trump....Erdogan is the successor of Baghdadi" could be heard, reported SDF-affiliated ANHA news outlet.

"We will resist any agreement aimed at our existence, our dignity and our identity" they chanted.

Previous joint patrols involving both military vehicles and drones have also been held in Darbasiya, Qamishli and Malikiya (Derik) since November 1. The Tuesday patrol is the second to take place in Kobane.

A Ottoman Turkish armored vehicle reportedly ran over a Kurdish man in a patrol in Malikiya, killing the 25-year old.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


US troops at Syria base say they’ll keep pressure on ISIS
[Rudaw] At a base in eastern Syria, a senior US coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locations, and working with the Kurdish-led forces to keep up the pressure on 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....
gunnies and prevent the Lions of Islam from resurging or breaking out of prisons.

The commander, Air Force Maj. Gen. Eric T. Hill, said even though Bradley armored vehicles have arrived in eastern Syria, the mission’s focus has not changed. He said the "force mix," including the mechanized armored vehicles deployed in Syria for the first time since the war against ISIS, has an array of capabilities to deny ISIS the chance to regroup.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


President #MichelAoun called on protesters to go home, saying their demands had been heard, and warned of a "catastrophe" if they stay in the streets
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Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


One shot dead as protesters block street in Beirut
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Posted by: Fred || 11/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah



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