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Key Taliban commanders among 7 detained by Afghan Commandos in Takhar
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Afghanistan
Taliban’s Red Unit fighters and militants suffer heavy casualties in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The fighters of the Red Unit of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and several other forces of Evil suffered casualties during the operations and Arclight airstrikes in eastern 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 of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the 02 unit of the Afghan military in Nangarhar conducted operations with the support of the Air Forces in Khogyani district, leaving at least 30 forces of Evil dead.

The statement further added at least three Talibs also sustained injuries during the same operations and airstrikes.

In the meantime, the 201st Silab Corps said a number of the Red Unit fighters of the Taliban group are also among those killed.

Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Nangarhar: smuggled weapons seized, heavy Talib Red Unit casualties


Dozens of weapons, thousands of rounds of ammo seized in Nangarhar

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan security forces have seized dozens of weapons and thousands of rounds of ammo during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the weapons and ammo were seized in Behsud district and two individuals have also been arrested in connection to the transportation of munitions.

The statement further added that 51 various types of weapons and ten thousand rounds of ammo were placed in a transportation truck which was carrying cattle.

According to the provincial government, the arrested individuals originally hail from Kapisa province and had smuggled the weapons and ammo from Pakistan to Bati Kot district some while ago.

The two men were looking to smuggle the weapons and ammo to Kapisa province when they were arrested by the counter-narcotics police forces in Behsud district, the statement added.

The provincial government also added that the detained individuals have confessed to their crime and are in police custody for further investigation.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding their involvement in the smuggling of the arms.

Taliban’s Red Unit fighters and militants suffer heavy casualties in Nangarhar

[KhaamaPress] The fighters of the Red Unit of Taliban and several other militants suffered casualties during the operations and airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the 02 unit of the Afghan military in Nangarhar conducted operations with the support of the Air Forces in Khogyani district, leaving at least 30 militants dead.

The statement further added at least three Taliban militants also sustained injuries during the same operations and airstrikes.

In the meantime, the 201st Silab Corps said a number of the Red Unit fighters of the Taliban group are also among those killed.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the security situation in some of its remote districts has deteriorated during the recent years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Key Taliban commanders among 7 detained by Afghan Commandos in Takhar
[KhaamaPress] At least seven Talibs including two of their key commanders were detained during a Special Operation of the Afghan Army Commando forces in Takhar province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the Afghan Commandos conducted Special Operations in Qara Hindu and Qalbaras villages located in the outskirts of the quiet provincial capital of Takhar.

The statement further added that the Commando forces tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
at least seven Talibs during the operations, including two of their key commanders.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, the key Taliban
...Arabic for students...
commander'>Taliban Überstürmbannführer
s arrested during the operation, have been identified as Mawlavi Azim who is also famous as Kakai and Qari Latif.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

In the meantime, the 209th Shaheen Corps said at least three Talibs were killed and three others were maimed during Toofan-20 operations in Chaghat Payin village in Ishkamish district.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, the name village had fallen into the hands of Talibs on Friday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Arabia
Yemen’s army recaptures ‘Ahem Triangle’ in Hajjah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Yemeni national army said its forces completed the recapturing and secured the Ahem Triangle in Hajjah Governorate in north-western Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
and completed its control of the remaining villages adjacent to the triangle, following a military operation by the army backed by the Arab coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen against the pro-Iranian Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias.

Army forces took control of several villages east and north of the triangle and sources said the fighting was continuing to recapture the remaining villages.

The coalition fighter jets launched several air raids on Houthi gatherings and reinforcements resulting in the destruction of a military vehicle carrying a number of militias’ elements, according to the army media office.

The importance of the Ahem Triangle is that it connects the districts of Harad and Medi in the north, Hiran in the south, and the directorates of Hajour, MestABa and Bakil al-Meer in the east, which is a vital artery connecting the governorates of Saada and Amran with Harad, Medi and Hodeidah.

The controlling of this strategic triangle by the Yemeni national army is considered a major military blow to the Houthis in Hodeidah, since it is no less important than cutting the road between Sanaa and Hodeidah.

Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi’s sea mine explosion kills two Yemeni fishermen in Hodeidah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two Yemeni fishermen were killed on Sunday evening by a sea mine laid by the pro-Iranian Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias in a coast of Hodeidah port city, west of the country.

Local sources said that the kaboom of the sea mine killed two fishermen, three miles from the coast of Haruniya west of the directorate of al-Munira, north of Hodeidah.

Sources in the port of Ibn Abbas named the two fishermen victims as AbdelJaleel Nasser Shibam, 33, and his brother Nasr Nasser Shibam, 17.

Earlier, local news websites reported that the Houthi militias created a series of naval tunnels with the help of Iranian experts near the coast of al-Munira, and that the militias planted sea mines southwest of the coast of the port of Ibn Abbas north of Hodeidah.

The coup militias also fear sea landing in those areas, which will cut its supply lines coming from Hajjah and Saada toward the districts of al-Lahiya and al-Saleef, according to local news websites.

The Houthis laid hundreds of sea mines in Yemen’s territorial waters threatening the international shipping routes in the Red Sea and causing severe damage, killing a number of fishermen and posing a catastrophic danger if washed away by waves toward commercial vessels crossing Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and the Red Sea.

Posted by: Fred || 11/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Britain
Migrants from Iran showing up on England's coast
[Ynet] British authorities say they found nine suspected migrants colonists from Iran after they landed on a coast in southeastern England.

The Home Office said the group landed Sunday at Folkstone, near the town of Dover, on an inflatable boat. It said they will be "processed in line with immigration rules."

The BBC reported that a member of the public found them "clambering up rocks" on the coast.

Border officials reported other incidents involving Iranian migrants colonists on the Dover coast in recent days.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


India-Pakistan
3 killed, 15 injured in grenade attack on Nirankari Bhawan gurdwara in Amritsar
[DAWN] At least three people were killed and more than a dozen injured in a grenade attack at Nirankari Bhawan gurdwara in Amritsar, Indian media reported on Sunday.

Around 250 followers of the Nirankari spiritual group, who are considered heretics by most Sikhs, had gathered for morning prayers in Amritsar's Adliwal village when two men reportedly arrived on a cycle of violence and threw the explosive at them.

"Three people have died and 15-20 are injured," senior police officer Surinder Pal Singh Parmar told news hounds.

Nirankari followers are at odds with mainstream Sikhs who dominate in Punjab. Unlike most Sikhs, Nirankaris accept the authority of a living guru (spiritual guide). Its members also differ from other Sikhs in their disapproval of the krazed killer brotherhood of the Khalsa.

Eyewitnesses said that the attackers also had assault rifles, The Hindustan Times reported. A witness said the attackers were wearing white and had covered themselves in shawls.

Police officer Dinesh Singh says the two masked men threw the grenade at a prayer hall. It went kaboom! away from the main congregation in the compound, where hundreds of devotees were praying, he said.

The injured are being treated in the Guru Nanak Dev Hospital and Ivy Hospital in Amritsar. Authorities have not yet blamed anyone for the attack.

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3 security personnel martyred in Quetta IED blast
[DAWN] At least three security personnel were martyred and three others injured in Quetta's Margate area on Sunday when an improvised bomb (IED) targeting a security forces vehicle exploded, DawnNewsTV reported.

According to Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
(FC) spokesperson Khan Wasey, the roadside IED targeted a security forces vehicle transporting rations to the security personnel.

The injured FC personnel were transported to Combined Military Hospital Quetta where they were said to be out of danger.

Earlier on Saturday night, a retired deputy inspector general of police was bumped off in Junior Assistant Colony in Quetta.

According to police, unidentified gunnies riding a cycle of violence opened fire on former DIG (crime) Naeem Kakar when he was coming out of a mosque. They said Kakar was taken to a hospital, where he died during treatment.
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Iraq
Iraqi security kill 10 IS militants in Salahuddin province
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces killed ten Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
holy warriors and destroyed their hideouts in Salahuddin province, security media reported on Sunday.

The spokesperson of the Security Media Center, Yahya Rasoul, said in a statement that army aviation from the Salahuddin Operations forces killed ten Islamic State holy warriors, destroyed two havens and three underground tunnels near Kanous village, in the city of Shirqat. He added that four cycle of violences belonging to the holy warriors were also destroyed in relevant operations at Diyala province.
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Car bomb attack kills five Iraqis, wounds 16 others in Tikrit
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ As many as 21 people were killed and maimed Sunday in a car kaboom in Tirkit, the capital city of the Iraqi province of Salahuddin, the Security Media Center was quoted as saying.

"The terrorist car kaboom, which took place at al-Atebaa street in Tikrit, left five Iraqi civilians dead and 16 others maimed," Al Ekhbariya TV channel quoted the center as saying.

A security source also said that 12 vehicles were destroyed as a result of the kaboom.

According to the source, the security forces rushed to the blast site and carried the victims to the forensic medicine department, while the maimed were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) krazed killer group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Falcons Intelligence Cell forces arrest 6 terrorists in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) The Falcons Intelligence Cell forces announced, on Sunday, arresting gunnies involved in the bombing incident that hit the city of Mosul, ten days ago, leaving many causalities.

The cell revealed in a statement that the remaining ISIS holy warriors are calling the terrorist to pour their hatred on the innocent civilians in the free city of Mosul, where the ISIS holy warriors detonated a boom-mobile, on the first week of November, in the new Mosul area, leaving a number of casualties.

The statement added that the heroes of the Falcons Intelligence cell managed, within a series of pre-emptive intelligence operations, against the remaining ISIS members in Mosul, to halt the destructive operations of those gunnies in some areas in the city of Mosul, and dismantled 3 terrorist cells, killing some of them and placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
46 others.

Furthermore, that statement added that after the recent bombing in Mosul, the Falcons Intelligence Cell followed up the threads of this crime, and managed to monitor the gunnies and arrested them, while pointed out the information about the gunnies will be announced later.

It is noteworthy that three persons were killed while nine others were maimed on Thursday 8 November 2018, in a booby-trapped vehicle blast, near one of the restaurants, in the right coast of the city of Mosul.
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Local source: Gunmen kill civilian east of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A local source in the Iraqi Police revealed, on Sunday, that a civilian was killed in an armed attack, east of the capital, Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported.

The source informed that unidentified button men fired indiscriminately, through their muted weapons, toward a civilian in al-Mashtal area, killing him on spot.

Furthermore, the source, who asked to be anonymous, added that security forces cordoned the area of the incident and banned approaching it, while transferred the dead body to the Forensic Medicine Department.
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Basra activist dies day after shot by unknown gunmen: report
[Rudaw] A prominent activist in Basra died on Sunday after being shot by unknown button men the day before.

Sheikh Wisam Ghazrawi
...or Sheikh Wessam al-Gharrawi, according to Iraqi News...
was an outspoken activist in the troubled province. He was fatally maimed in front of his house on Saturday.

Ghazrawi had reportedly called on protesters to take up arms in order to force local authorities and the government in Baghdad to implement their demands, Iraq’s Shafaq news reported.

He is alleged to have been one of the people behind the burning of the Iranian consulate in the city as well as offices of other political parties during protests this summer.
That would expain why someone decided he needed to be shot...
Basra was rocked by waves of deadly protests this year driven by public furor over corruption, crumbling infrastructure, contaminated water, and a lack of jobs.

In late September, Suad al-Ali, another activist involved in the protests, was also rubbed out. She had been leading the al-Weed International Organization in Basra. No arrests have been made in the case.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Special forces were apparently trying to install spying gear in Gaza, Hamas says
[IsraelTimes] Terror group claims IDF soldiers were seeking to boost Israel’s eavesdropping capabilities, in incident that touched off an intense round of fighting

Israeli special forces who entered the Gazoo Strip early last week appeared to have been attempting to install equipment that would make it easier for Israel to eavesdrop on Paleostinians in the coastal enclave, a Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, official said.

Last Sunday, a group of Israeli soldiers was discovered while deep in southern Gazoo, in an operation that went awry, resulting in a shootout
that left one senior IDF officer and seven Paleostinian fighters dead, touching off a day of fierce rocket fire from the Strip and retaliatory Israeli Arclight airstrikes.

"The Zionist enemy tried to achieve a major security breakthrough. It apparently tried to install equipment and build something that would make it easy for it to kill, hack and abduct," Deputy Hamas chief in Gazoo Khalil al-Hayya told the Hamas-affiliated al-Aqsa TV on Saturday.

"To make it easy for them to do anything. To make it easy to eavesdrop on all parts of the Paleostinian people," he said. "It possibly could have made it easy for them to discover tunnels and other things."

An IDF spokesperson declined to comment on the allegations by Hamas, an Islamist terror group that seized control of Gazoo from the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
’s Fatah in 2007 and seeks to destroy Israel.

The Israeli special forces entered Gazoo in a civilian vehicle, but members of Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, stopped and questioned them, the Qassam Brigades said in a statement last week.

Shortly thereafter, an armed clash ensued between the Israeli forces and the Paleostinian button men, the statement added.

The Israeli forces fled Gazoo under cover of airstrikes, according to both the IDF and Hamas.

In the armed clash, an Israel lieutenant colonel and seven Paleostinian button men, including a deputy brigade commander in Hamas’s armed wing, were killed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  "It would have made it easier to kill, hack, abduct, eavesdrop, detect tunnels, make us sexually impotent, disrupt our meals, turn off closed captioning, the heartbreak of psoriasis...."
Posted by: Frank G || 11/19/2018 8:37 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Clashes between pro-Turkish rebels kill 11 in Syria’s Afrin
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Clashes on Sunday between Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel factions vying for influence in the northern Syrian town of Afrin left 11 fighters dead, a war monitor said.

Ottoman Turkish troops and allied rebel groups seized the Afrin region from Kurdish forces in March after a two-month air and ground offensive.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighting in several districts "had left 11 dead and 27 maimed" after erupting on Saturday.

Ottoman Turkish troops stationed in the town imposed a curfew on civilians from Saturday evening in a bid to avoid bloodshed, the Observatory said.

The festivities pitched the majority of the pro-Ankara rebels against a group of some 200 fighters who were accused of "disobeying" Ottoman Turkish forces and "committing abuses", the monitor said.

The main alliance of Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels in Afrin wrote on Twitter that current operations were aimed at "pursuing outlaw gangs".

Since Ottoman Turkish troops and pro-Ankara Arab rebels captured the town from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
and human rights
...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
groups, including Amnesia Amnesty International, have documented widespread abuses.

Half of the enclave’s 320,000 residents fled, according to a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry, and most are unable to return.

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US-led coalition denies reports it killed dozens of civilians in Syria
[IsraelTimes] Reports from Syrian state media, a war monitor and IS-linked news agency say strikes killed 40 people, mostly women and kiddies, in Deir Ezzor.

The US-led coalition denied reports that Arclight airstrikes it carried out in a part of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group killed dozens of civilians, while opposition activists reported festivities Sunday between government forces and IS in nearby districts.

The coalition said late Saturday that it struck only "legitimate" jihadist targets, and that another 10 airstrikes in the area were not carried out by US-led forces.

IS controls an area in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border where some 15,000 people, including fighters and their families, live. US-backed fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been trying to capture the area since September.

Syrian government forces and Iran-backed gunnies have also bombarded the IS-held area in recent weeks, according to opposition activists.

Syrian state media, a war monitor and an IS-linked news agency reported Saturday that coalition airstrikes killed 40 people, mostly women and kiddies.

The coalition said in a statement late Saturday that it conducted 19 strikes in the area starting late Friday in support of ground operations against IS. It said no civilians were present near the targets it struck.

Syria and Russia regularly launch airstrikes against suspected jihadists, and Iraq has carried out cross-border strikes targeting IS.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Deir Ezzor 24, an activist collective, meanwhile reported festivities Sunday between Syrian government forces and IS in other parts of Deir el-Zour. It said government forces shelled areas controlled by IS in the same region where the US-led coalition reportedly carried out the airstrikes.

Although IS has been mostly defeated in eastern Syria, the bully boyz still have hideouts in the desert from where they launch attacks.
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Mon 2018-11-19
  Key Taliban commanders among 7 detained by Afghan Commandos in Takhar
Sun 2018-11-18
  43 civilians killed by anti-ISIS coalition strikes in east Syria
Sat 2018-11-17
  Taliban kill 30 policemen in Farah province
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  Ceasefire Goes Into Effect In South Following Unprecedented Rocket Barrage
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  Gaza factions agree to cease fire if Israel halts attack - Palestinian official
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  IAF have begun air strikes on Gaza.
Sun 2018-11-11
  Yemeni forces 'seize Hodeidah's main hospital' amid air raids
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  Yemeni forces, Saudi-led coalition launch 'vast' Hodeidah push
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  One dead after Melbourne knife attack being treated as terrorism - ISIS claims actions of known wolf
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