[KhaamaPress] The protests turned over the arrest of a local uprising commander Alipur amid reports that the protesters have clashed with the police forces in Dasht Barchi of Kabul city.
The security officials have confirmed that one policeman has sustained injuries during the festivities with the protesters.
The officials are also saying that some of the protesters have also opened fire during the demonstration and some security posts were set on fire.
Commander Alipur was reportedly been tossed in the slammer ... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not... by the Afghan intelligence forces from the vicinity of the 13th police district of the city.
Eyewitnesses had earlier said that Commander Alipur was detained by the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... forces from Qala Qazi area of the city this morning.
Commander Alipur is also accused of harassing the passengers on highways in central parts of the country and leading irresponsible armed individuals.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Military in the North has reported a progress in the ongoing joint clearance operations being conducted in Dasht Archi district of Kunduz province.
The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said at least 69 snuffies have been killed since the launch of the operations which kicked off four days ago.
The statement further added that the operations are jointly being conducted by the 10th Kandak of Afghan Special Forces and 09th and 05th Units of the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... Around 54 snuffies have been killed during the operations over the past four days and at least 15 others have sustained injuries, the statement added
At least 13 commanders of the Taliban ...Arabic for students... group are also among those killed, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the Afghan forces have also discovered and defused 33 landmines while two mortars, a Dshk heavy machine gun and two cycle of violences have been destroyed during the Arclight airstrikes.
According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least 15 compounds of the snuffies and 60 fighting positions have also been destroyed during the operations.
[KhaamaPress] The front man of 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.... of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) was killed during the operations of the Afghan Special Forces 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 ISIS-K front man Sharafat Shafaq was killed in Deh Bala district last week.
The statement further added that Shafaq was also the head of media wing of the terror group who was also spreading propaganda in favor of ISIS-K group, mainly aimed at recruiting holy warriors for the terror group from the other parts of the country.
The ISIS Khurasan loyalists have not commented regarding the killing of the group’s front man 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 tanked during the recent years.
This comes as the Afghan military in the East said last week that 51 ISIS Khurasan holy warriors have been killed during the operations in Haska Mina district.
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11/26/2018 00:00 ||
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[AnNahar] A Saudi-led military coalition resumed air strikes against rebel supply lines around Hodeida on Sunday two days after a U.N. envoy visited the lifeline Yemeni port city, pro-government military officials said.
The air strikes targeted convoys of rebel reinforcements at the northern entrance to Hodeida and south of the city, which is held by Iran-aligned Huthi hard boys, the officials told AFP.
The raids came alongside sporadic firefights on the eastern and southern edges of the port city, a resident told AFP.
The renewed violence came after U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths visited Hodeida on Friday to assess the humanitarian situation ahead of peace talks between Yemen's coalition-backed government and the rebels set to take place in Sweden in December.
Rebel front man Mohammed Abdessalam said on Twitter there had been "35 air raids over the last 12 hours on Hodeida, accompanied by artillery bombardments". "They're kicking our asses!"
No reports of casualties were immediately available for the air raids and the fighting.
Under heavy international pressure, the Yemeni government and the coalition had until Sunday largely suspended a five-month offensive against the port city.
Fighting had intensified in early November as Yemeni forces backed by the coalition attempted to enter Hodeida, but calm returned after Griffiths arrived in 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... on Wednesday.
After visiting Hodeida on Friday, Griffiths on Saturday met Mohammed Ali al-Huthi, head of the Houthis' Higher Revolutionary Committee, in the hard boy-held capital Sanaa.
The U.N. envoy is due to hold talks with Yemen's internationally recognized government in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday, according to a U.N. source.
U.N. agencies say up to 14 million Yemenis are at risk of starvation if fighting closes the city's port, from which nearly all imports and humanitarian aid pass.
According to U.N. figures, nearly 10,000 people have been killed since the coalition joined the conflict in 2015 to reinforce the government, triggering what the U.N. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
[AlAhram] A dronezap probably carried by the United States killed five suspected al-Qaeda jihadists, including a local commander, in central Yemen's Bayda province Sunday, an official said.
The US military is the only force known to operate armed drones over Yemen.
An official in Bayda province said the five suspects were armed and in a car when the drone targeted them, and included a local jihadist leader known as "Dahab", gold in Arabic. He gave no further details.
The United States considers the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000... (AQAP) to be the radical group's most dangerous branch.
Drone attacks against AQAP intensified after US President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... took office in January 2017.
AQAP has flourished in the chaos of the impoverished country's civil war,which pits the Saudi-backed government against Shia 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 ... rebels.
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11/26/2018 01:05 ||
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[Rudaw] Kazim Oz is a renowned Kurdish cinematographer who is known for pushing the limits of Kurdish film.
A Kurdish filmmaker, director, and photographer was locked away Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un! on Saturday for "being a member of a terrorist organization," reported Ottoman Turkish media.
A Diyarbakir court had issued an arrest warrant against Kazim Oz for alleged connections with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and propagandizing for it.
DHA agency reported that the filmmaker was on his way from his hometown Tunceli (Dersim) to Elazig when he was arrested on Saturday.
Minutes before being arrested, he posted on his Facebook and Instagram accounts that he "is being arrested in Pertek [city] gate because of a search warrant."
On July 9, 2017, he posited on Instagram how Selahattin Demirtas could be a terrorist and have more than 1.5 million Twitter followers on a verified account.
Demirtas, the former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been jugged Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! since November 2016 on charges which included ties to the PKK ‐ which he denies. The parties also deny any link with each other.
Although The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... officially lifted its state of emergency in July, dissent against the state is not tolerated.
The country has jugged Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! tens of thousands of people in a crackdown after the attempted coup of July 2016 and in the prolonged conflict with the PKK.
The head of the Tunceli bar association, Kenan Cetin, said there was a case against Oz in 2011 for "being a member of terrorist organization, adding that "it is unclear whether he was officially arrested or they will only take his testimony."
Oz is an acclaimed artist whose work has been awarded in Europe ...also known as Moslem Lebensraum... and the United States. He has been making films for more than 20 years.
In March, he spoke to Rudaw for an interview about making the fiction film ’Zer’ that traces a Ottoman Turkish-American back to Kurdistan where he learns his true ethnic heritage and shines lite on the Ottoman Turkish government’s systematic murder of an estimated 40,000 ‐ 70,000 Alevi Kurds.
He was asked about the difficulties of making the film in ever-restrictive Turkey.
"By the time Zer was in post-production, political tension was running very, very high. Not only did the Ministry of Culture withdraw its support for Zer, they actively began trying to suppress the film. As far as I know, Zer is the only film in Ottoman Turkish history that was first supported and then suppressed in this manner," he explained.
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11/26/2018 00:00 ||
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[DAWN] The Sindh government has invoked the 1960 Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) law to detain 156 leaders and workers of Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistain (TLP) for 30 days.
The MPO was promulgated by the governor of the then West Pakistain on Dec 2, 1960, during the martial law of Gen Ayub Khan. Since then this controversial law has regularly been used and misused by the successive governments.
According to police officials and documents obtained by Dawn on Sunday, the detainees were held after accusing them that they were in the 'habit' of creating an adverse law and order situation by blocking main roads and causing immense inconveniences to the citizens.
Most of them were tossed in the clink Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! on Friday night over staging protest sit-ins in Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... and other parts of Sindh soon after the arrest of their leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi in Lahore.
Sindh government has issued orders to this effect on the request of police authorities.
The officials said that Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Saturday had written a letter to Sindh Home Secretary Abdul Kabir Kazi, requesting him to issue detention orders under Section 3 of Maintenance of Public Order, 1960.
Two deputy inspector generals (DIGs) of Karachi’s West and East Zone and four DIGs of Hyderabad, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Mirpurkhas, respectively, had submitted their reports to the Sindh IGP, suggesting that TLP workers be detained under the relevant law to avoid any mishap and untoward incident.
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11/26/2018 00:50 ||
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[IsraelTimes] A Paleostinian man breaches the security fence surrounding the Gazoo Strip and enters Israeli territory before quickly returning back to the coastal enclave, the army says.
According to the Israel Defense Forces, prior to crossing into Israel, the suspect and another man damaged the fence with hand tools.
The military says the incident was monitored by soldiers watching the border through surveillance cameras. Ground troops did not reach the area before the two suspects expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.
[Jpost] Last Thursday, the IDF issued an order banning Geith from contacting or meeting with a number of Paleostinian activists and officials.
For the second time in the past month, the Israel Police jugged Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! the Paleostinian Authority Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Geith, and the Jerusalem Magistrates Court ordered him remanded into custody for five days.
Geith, a resident of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan who holds an Israeli identification card, was arrested by the police in his home early Sunday. Geith, a prominent Fatah official, was appointed last August by PA President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas ... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial... as PA Governor of Jerusalem.
His arrest comes in the context of Israel’s effort to prevent the PA from carrying out political and security-related activities within the area of Israel, including east Jerusalem. A 1995 law passed by the Knesset bans the PA from carrying out such activities within the area of Israel.
Paleostinian sources said on Sunday that Geith's arrest was apparently linked to the PA's crackdown on east Jerusalem residents suspected of involvement in real estate transactions with Israeli Jews.
Last month, The Jerusalem Post revealed that the PA security forces had arrested a US citizen from east Jerusalem on suspicion he was involved in the sale of a house in the Old City to an Israeli Jewish organization. The man's family has notified the US State Department of the arrest.
After the report, the Israel Police arrested Geith for four days on suspicion he was involved in the arrest of the US citizen. The commander of the PA General Intelligence Service in the Jerusalem area, Jihad Faqeeh, was arrested by the IDF, also for his role in the case.
On Sunday, the Post, quoting Israeli security sources, said that Israeli authorities have stepped up their measures against PA officials who were operating in east Jerusalem in violation of the law.
Last week, Geith was served with an IDF order banning him from meeting with or contacting a number of Paleostinian officials and activists. The move came after another order that banned him from entering the West Bank for six months.
Also last week, the Israel Police summoned PA Minister for Jerusalem Affairs, Adnan Husseini, and handed him an order prohibiting him from leaving the country for six months. Husseini, who is also a resident of east Jerusalem, was requested to deposit his passport wit the police.
In recent weeks, the PA and its security forcers have been waging a campaign against east Jerusalem residents suspected of involvement in the sale of houses to Israeli Jews. The PA government has formed a commission of inquiry into the recent sale of a house belonging to the Joudeh family in the Old City's Moslem Quarter to an Israeli Jewish organization. The Paleostinian religious authorities in the city have also renewed a fatwa (Islamic religious decree) prohibiting the sale of Arab-owned properties to Israeli Jews.
The PA mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein, on Sunday condemned the arrest of Geith and the measures taken against PA officials in the city as "unfair." The Israeli measures, he said, are a "flagrant violation of international and humanitarian laws."
The Fatah Revolutionary Council, of which Geith is a member, also issued a strong condemnation over his arrest and appealed to the international community to denounce the Israeli measures.
[Rudaw] Russia launched Arclight airstrikes against Syrian opposition positions in rebel-held Idlib on Sunday, according to Russia’s defense ministry.
The Russian strikes came in response to Saturday's shelling of regime-held Aleppo with suspected chemical munitions.
SANA, Syria’s state news agency, reported "107 cases of breathing difficulties" after the shelling ‐ the first suspected use of chemical weapons on Aleppo in the seven-year war.
Moscow accused Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HST), an alliance led by Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate, of firing the shells, thought to contain chlorine. Rebel groups have denied involvement.
Forty-six people ‐ including eight children ‐ have been hospitalized, said Russian Defense Ministry front man Igor Konashenkov, according to TASS news agency.
"The planes of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces carried out strikes on the detected artillery positions of bandidossnuffies in the area, from where the shelling of Aleppo civilians with chemical munitions was conducted late on November 24," Konashenkov said.
"As a result of the strikes, all of the rebel fighter targets were destroyed," he added.
Konashenkov said The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... , which supports the rebel side in Syria’s civil war, was informed in advance of the airstrikes.
These are the first strikes since Russia and Turkey reached a ceasefire deal in October and established a buffer zone around Idlib ‐ staving off an expected regime offensive.
Three million people are thought to still reside inside Idlib.
Over the course of Syria's civil war, the regime has been accused of using both chlorine and sarin gas against rebel-held areas.
The regime and its Russian sponsor deny the allegations, instead accusing opposition fighters of staging chemical attacks to provoke a Western intervention.
[IsraelTimes] Syrian warplanes attack rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks, as Syrian officials say more than 100 people were treated at hospitals following a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo.
The latest wave of shelling and Arclight airstrikes in northern Syria is the most serious violation of a truce reached by Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey that brought relative calm to the country’s north for the past two months. The rebels, who have denied carrying out any chemical attacks, accuse the government of trying to undermine the cease-fire.
The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Thiqa News Agency, an activist collective, say government warplanes pounded rebel-held areas west and south of Aleppo city.
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.