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Around 70 militants killed, wounded in 4-day operations in Kunduz
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Afghanistan
Around 70 militants killed, wounded in 4-day operations in Kunduz
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan military in the north claims that around 70 militants were killed or wounded during the 4-day operations in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the Afghan forces belonging to the 10th Kandak of the Special Forces conducted 4-day operations in Dasht Archi district, leaving at least 55 militants dead.

The statement further added at least 15 militants also sustained injuries during the same operations.

Four large explosives caches and at least 60 fighting positions of the militants were also destroyed during the operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

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

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan but the security situation of has deteriorated more during the recent years.

The Taliban militants are active in some districts of Kunduz and often conduct terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Truck Bomb Attack In Kabul Leaves 10 Dead
[ToloNews] At least 10 people were killed and 29 others were maimed in a truck kaboom on a military installation, G4S compound, in Kabul on Wednesday evening, the Ministry of Interior confirmed.

The Interior Ministry’s front man Najib Danish said the attack took place at around at 6:30pm on Wednesday after a water tanker loaded with explosives detonated near G4S compound in Pul-e-Charkhil area in Kabul’s PD9.

He said four attackers stormed the compound following the kaboom.

A security guard, who wished not to be named, told TOLOnews that one of the attackers was alive until early Thursday morning.

Residents and eyewitnesses said some houses in the area were damaged in the attack.

Some of maimed who were taken to Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital said five of those injured were employees of a private company, located in the newly built industrial parks in Kabul’s PD9.

Taliban
...Arabic for students...
has grabbed credit for the attack.

The G4S British security company which is based in London has also confirmed the attack on its branch in Kabul.
Khaama Press adds:
A foreigner hailing from United Kingdom was among at least ten people killed in a coordinated attack in Kabul city late on Wednesday evening.

The deputy interior ministry front man Nasrat Rahimi confirms that a Brit was among ten people killed in the attack and at least 27 others sustained injuries.

Rahimi further added at least 15 foreigners are also among those maimed in last evening’s attack.
And from Al Ahram:
In the latest Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
-claimed attack in the Afghan capital, bully boyz detonated the bomb and then tried to fight their way into the compound housing G4S security company late Wednesday, authorities said.

"Five attackers were involved, one detonated his vehicle at the gate, and four others were on foot and they entered the building," interior ministry front man Najib Danish told AFP.

He said the 10 dead were Afghans, but police front man Abdul Basir Mujahid said authorities were still working to identify the nationalities of the victims.

G4S, which according to its website provides security for British diplomats in Kabul, was also targeted in an attack in March, when a jacket wallah detonated his explosives before reaching the entrance of the complex. Two non-combatants were killed in that attack.

Wednesday's assault came hours after Afghanistan's Caped President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
announced the formation of a team for prospective peace talks with the Taliban, as the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
renewed calls for direct negotiations between Kabul and the holy warriors.

But the Taliban have once again rejected Ghani's overtures, saying in a statement Thursday that it considered the government in Kabul "impotent" and a "waste of time".
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces repulse attack on Saleh and Nabil in Kabul city
[KhaamaPress] A group of armed militants launched an attack on the residence of the former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh in Kabul city but no casualties were reported as the Afghan forces quickly repulsed the raid.

Saleh has posted an online statement on social media, stating that the attack was carried out as he was meeting the former intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil in his house.

He said the Afghan forces, particularly the intelligence operatives acted quick to repulse the attak.

According to Saleh, the militants managed to flee the area after the security forces responded to the fire but no one hurt in the attack.

Nabil has also confirmed the attack and has said the militants have managed to flee the area after the security forces responded to the attack.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:


27 militants of Taliban’s Red Unit killed in Nangarhar airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] At least twenty seven militants of the Red Unit of Taliban were killed during the 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 National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) based in Nangarhar province carried out airstrikes in Khogyani district, leaving at least 27 militants of the Red Unit of Taliban dead.

The statement further added that the airstrikes were carried out in Zawa area of the district and as a result at least 3 militants were also wounded.

A number of the commanders of the Red Unit of Taliban were also among those killed, the 201st Silab Corps added.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrikes 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 || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
US Airstrike In Central Somalia Kills Three Al-Shabaab Militants
[RADIOSHABELLE] The US military says it has killed three al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
bully boyz with an Arclight airstrike in central Somalia as it continues to attack a new base of operations for the al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

The US Africa Command statement says Tuesday’s airstrike was carried out "in the vicinity of Quy Cad near Debatscile" in the Mudug region.

The US last week reported several airstrikes in Mudug killed 50 al-Shabaab holy warriors. The group recently relocated to the region as a key training and planning base after the US and allies increased pressure and surveillance further south.

The US military has carried out at least 36 airstrikes this year against al-Shabaab, one of Africa’s deadliest Islamic holy warrior groups, which continues to stage deadly attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, and other cities.

Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al-Shabaab Frees Two Kenyan Herders After Negotiations
[RADIOSHABELLE] Two herders from Wajir County, who were kidnapped al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
Death Eaters a week ago, have been released after five days of negotiation between two clans in Somalia.

Wajir County commissioner Loyford Kibaara confirmed their release saying the herders arrived safely in Khorof Kharar on Wednesday.

The herders were kidnapped on Thursday after they resisted to pay zakat (a form of Islamic offering) to the myrmidon group.

The unknown number of myrmidons, who accused the herders of grazing animals on the Somali border, also took away six camels belonging to the herders.

The abduction prompted elders from Degodia-Fai that reside in Wajir to visit the Marehan elders in Somalia to negotiate for the release of the two who were kidnapped along the Kenyan border while grazing their animals.

They managed to secure the release of the victims but were not allowed to take back their camels.

Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Bahrain sentences three defendants for terror links
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Bahraini court sentenced three defendants of leading and joining a terrorist group and of receiving fund from a group that is engaged in terrorist activity.

The court ordered a life sentence to one, while the second was sentenced to 10 years in prison in addition to a fine of $265,000 and the third was sentenced to three years in prison.

The case revolved around the leaders of the outlawed terrorist group February 14 Coalition, which recruited the second defendant in order to be a member in the organization and work under its umbrella and serve its objectives to carry out riots, sabotage, unauthorized demonstrations, and terrorist operations in the area of Buri.

The Bahraini Public Prosecution revealed that the second defendant recruited the third member to join the terrorist group in case he was nabbed
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
, so he can be his successor, putting him in contact with leaders of the group outside the kingdom.

The prosecution also said that the first defendant affiliated with Saraya al-Mukhtar terrorist organization, also appointed the second defendant to carry out terrorist operations in the area of Buri, using explosives to target public locations.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Houthi missile platform destroyed in Saada by Coalition forces
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The joint coalition forces 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...
were targeted by a ballistic missile launcher in the province of Saada, where the 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 ...
militia attempted to fire a ballistic missile towards the kingdom.

The launch platform was then discovered and destroyed in record time, according to Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the coalition spokesperson.

The Houthi militia claimed through its misleading media platforms that a Saudi military site was targeted and that there were casualties and destruction of equipment.

The coalition denied the validity of the Houthi militia’s terrorist claims aimed at "trying to engage its fighters and supporters to a losing battle."
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
Three Iraqi civilians killed, wounded in bomb attack northeast of Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – A security source said on Wednesday that three Iraqi citizens were killed and wounded in a bomb blast in northeastern Diyala.

A booby-trapped motorbike exploded near Abu Sebaa village, 27km northeast of Baqubah, the capital of Diyala province, the source told Baghdad Today news agency.

“The explosion left an Iraqi civilian dead and two others wounded,” added the source, pointing out that the security forces launched a probe into the bomb attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Bomb blast kills senior paramilitary commander, wounds four companions in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Five Iraqi paramilitary forces, including a senior commander, were killed and wounded Thursday in a bomb explosion northeast of Diyala, a security source from the province said.

Speaking to Baghdad Today news agency, the source said that a senior commander of the 110th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) was killed while four of his companions were injured when a bomb explosion targeted their armored vehicle on the outskirts of the Hamrin Mountains, 80 km northeast of Baqubah.

The source added that the security forces sealed off the blast scene and launched a probe into the bomb attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrest terror suspects in West Bank
[Ynet] Israeli security forces detained overnight Thursday ten suspects in the West Bank region suspected of terrorist activities.

The suspects had been taken in for questioning. In addition, weapons were confiscated in Qalqilya.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2018 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:


Father of Barkan terrorist charged with failing to prevent attack
[IsraelTimes] The father of a Paleostinian man suspected of committing the deadly terror attack in the Barkan Industrial Park last month is charged in an Israeli military court with failing to prevent the attack and helping his son after the fact.

The suspected terrorist, Ashraf Na’alowa, remains on the lam nearly two months after the attack.

According to the IDF, Na’alowa’s father knew that his son intended to commit a terror attack and that he’d been training with a gun.

Na’alowa’s mother and brother were also indicted in a military court this month, accused of knowing that he planned to commit the attack and doing nothing to stop it.

The father is also suspected of assisting Na’alowa after he allegedly committed the attack. According to the army, he tried to "sell the terrorist’s car in order to get rid of it, and when that failed, he hid the vehicle."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under:


Palestinian youth caught smuggling phones to security prisoners
[IsraelTimes] Border Police officers tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
a Paleostinian teen two weeks ago on suspicion of smuggling cellphones to Paleostinian security prisoners held at Ofer Prison north of Jerusalem, police say today.

The 18-year-old suspect was caught carrying eight phones, five phone keyboards, 19 SIM cards, and a memory card into the prison.

Military prosecutors filed an indictment earlier today in the Ofer Military Prison that says he was paid some NIS 20,000 for the smuggling attempt.

The indictment details an elaborate plan by the youth, who apparently sought to get caught by Israeli security forces and find himself taken to the prison. He was caught on November 15 attempting to sneak into Israel at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem and carrying a 5.56-millimeter rifle bullet on his person. He was taken to Ofer Prison, where alert Prisons Service officers discovered the phones and devices hidden on his person and intended for delivery to prisoners inside the facility.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under:

#1  carrying eight phones, five phone keyboards, 19 SIM cards, and a memory card into the prison.

caught during a body cavity search. He will be "popular"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/30/2018 7:39 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Report says Syria shot down Israeli war plane but Israel denies it
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syria’s air defence forces shot down an Israeli war plane and four missiles on Thursday, Russia’s RIA news agency said citing a Syrian security source, but Israel’s military said the report was bogus.

The source said the missiles aimed at the town of Kiswah, south of the capital Damascus, were struck before they reached their targets.

The area where the incident is said to have occurred is where Hezbollah, a group backed by Iran, has its communications and logistics hub for southern Syria near the Israeli border, according to two senior regional intelligence sources.

Israel is concerned that Iran’s growing presence in Syria poses a threat to its own security and has struck dozens of Iranian and Iran-backed positions in Syria over the course of the country’s seven-year conflict.

The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement on Twitter: "In the course of Syrian ground-to-air missile fire, (Israel’s) air defenses sighted a single trajectory toward an open area of the Golan Heights."

"At this stage it remains unclear whether there was indeed an impact in our territory. Our forces are scouring the area. Furthermore, the report about a strike on an Israeli aircraft or an Israeli aerial target are bogus," said the statement.

Earlier, Syrian state media said Syrian air defenses shot down "hostile targets" flying over the town of Kiswah.

HUB FOR RECRUITMENT OF IRANIAN-BACKED MILITIAS
A Syrian opposition figure familiar with the area said its proximity to the Syrian Golan Heights made it a hub for the recruitment of Iranian-backed militias and their deployment across the strategic border area with Israel.

"Israel has targeted this area because the Syrian army barracks there have become a recruiting ground for Hezbollah and their militias to deploy in Quneitra," Said Seif told Rooters.

Iran is a key ally of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Terror of Aleppo ...
and supports a number of militias that have fought alongside the Syrian army and its allies.

Tehran has in recent months expanded its military presence in southern Syria after snuffies were driven out with Hezbollah, by far the biggest of the Iranian-backed militias expanding its foothold there, according to regional security sources.
The Times of Israel adds:
IDF investigating reports of projectile landing in Golan; kabooms reported in and around Damascus, in southern Syria and along highway to Beirut; IDF mum on strikes.

A number of pro-Iranian militia bases and Iranian weapons caches in southern Syria were targeted by Israeli Arclight airstrikes on Thursday night, according to the al-Arabiya news site.

Explosions were also reported in and around the Syrian capital of Damascus, near its international airport, which Israel claims has been used by Iran to supply terror groups with advanced weaponry.

According to the Kremlin-backed Sputnik new site, blasts were also heard near the town of al-Dimas, along the Damascus-Beirut highway, which may indicate that an arms shipment was targeted in the alleged Israeli strikes.

"Israeli forces bombarded for an hour positions in the southern and southwestern suburbs of Damascus as well as in the south of Syria at the border of Quneitra province," the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
aired footage of interceptor missiles being had gun sex south of Damascus.

The Israel Defense Forces refused to comment on Thursday night’s reported airstrikes, but denied a Russian media claim that an Israeli plane had been shot down.

"The reports of an Israeli aircraft or other Israeli aerial platform being hit are false," the army said in a statement.
And from Ynet:
The attack came only a few hours after a Boeing 747 belonging to Iranian airline Fars Air Qeshm‐ reportedly used by the country’s Revolutionary Guards to smuggle weapons to Tehran’s allies‐ conducted a direct flight from the Iranian capital to Beirut for the first time. The 27-year-old Jumbo jet took off on Thursday morning at 8:02am from Tehran to Beirut and landed in Leb at 10:19am.
Last month, Fox News reported that a Fars Air Qeshm flight from Tehran to Damascus, which later continued to Beirut, was carrying weapon systems‐including GPS components‐intended to convert inaccurate projectiles into precision-guided missiles.

Suspicions first arose that Iran uses the cargo airline to smuggle advanced weapons two months ago after reports emerged that the Israel Air Force (IAF) carried out an attack on targets at the Damascus airport.

"The Iranians are trying to find new ways to smuggle weapons to their allies in the Middle East ... They are exploring the West's ability to locate the smuggling sites," said a Middle Eastern intelligence source, who chose to remain anonymous.

Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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  Around 70 militants killed, wounded in 4-day operations in Kunduz
Thu 2018-11-29
  28 ISIS-K, Taliban militants killed in Afghan and U.S. forces operations
Wed 2018-11-28
  Over 200 TLP activists booked under sedition, other charges in Rawalpindi
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  Federal officials close border into Mexico amid migrant protests
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