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Afghan official: Taliban killed 14 troops in western province
[Ynet] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
staged a coordinated attack overnight on two Afghan army outposts in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province, killing 14 Afghan soldiers and taking another 21 captive, a provincial official said Friday, the latest in a series of daily attacks by turbans on the country's beleaguered national security forces.

Herat provincial council member Najibullah Mohebi said the assault began late on Thursday in Shindand district. Fighting lasted for six hours before reinforcements arrived and repulsed the Death Eaters, but not before they captured 21 troops.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Eight Taliban Killed In Farah Drone Strike
[ToloNews] At least eight Talibs were killed in a dronezap in western Farah province, provincial police confirmed in a statement.

In addition, seven other Talibs were maimed, the statement said.

The deone strike was carried out by foreign forcea in Shewan village in Bala Bulok district in the province, the statement said.

some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go...
the statement did not provide further details.

...Arabic for students...
so far has not commented on the report.

This comes after a foreign forces' dronezap targeted Mullah Mohammad Rahim Mannan, also known as Mullah Abdulmannan Akhund, head of Taliban’s military commission and designated governor of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Afghan Forces Slowdown Operations To Protect Civilians
[ToloNews] A security bigshot in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
said on Friday that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have launched military operations in parts of the province to clear areas of murderous Moslems, but they said the operations are moving forward slowly as they want to protect civilians.

The operations are ongoing in Nad Ali and Nahri Saraj districts as well as on the outskirts of Lashkargah City, the picturesque provincial capital.

Colonel Gulai Khan, Security Officer at Helmand Police Headquarters, said insecure areas have been cleared of forces of Evil in Nad Ali and Nahri Saraj districts.

"Our operations are moving forward. The enemy does not have the ability to resist against security forces. Less areas have remained to be cleared of murderous Moslems," Khan said.

"The enemies are in dispute with the people not with us. We have prepared technical plans and we have defeated the enemy. The enemy cannot face us," said Abdul Basir Achakzai, Nad Ali police chief.

Afghan soldiers fighting the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in parts of Lashkargah, Nad Ali and Nahri Saraj said Taliban has planted mines in many areas in the districts and that many roads have been damaged due to kabooms.

Soldiers said they also get air support by Afghan and foreign forces.

"They (Taliban) had planted mines in the people’s houses and around the houses. We defused the mines and now people are very happy with us,"said Fazl Bari, an army soldier.

"Our operation is ongoing successfully. We have pushed back the Taliban," said Khalil Ahmad, an army soldier in Helmand.

Helmand officials said they will establish security check posts in cleared areas.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  They have affirmative action and trained remedials!
Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 || 12/08/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||

Academic Stabbed to Death for ‘Insulting Mohammed' During Lecture
[National Review] An Irish lecturer was stabbed to death by a student outside the Paris university where he taught on Wednesday for allegedly insulting the prophet Mohammed by displaying a drawing of him during class.

John Dowling, 66, was speaking with a student, identified by authorities only as Ali R., following a lecture when the 37-year old student fatally stabbed him 13 times in the throat and chest.

The suspect, who is set to be indicted for murder on Friday, told the authorities that, while he killed Dowling to defend his faith against a perceived slight, he has also long maintained a personal grudge against the lecturer, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

Government prosecutor Catherine Denis said that Ali has nurtured an ’obsessive resentment’ against the university since it expelled him in September 2017.

"He came to France two years ago to join the management school, but did not pass his first year," she said. "Since then he had been returning to the college, and had become unwanted to the point that he was not allowed in any more."

Ali’s explanation for carrying out the murder, however, cited Dowling’s display of a drawing of the prophet Mohammed during class.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/08/2018 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Well at least it wasn't over grades...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/08/2018 10:09 Comments || Top||

#2  A heedless Hibernian prof
Who used at Mohammed to scoff
Was bloody well read
But could not keep his head
When he hacked the Mohammedans off.
Posted by: Lemuel Angusoger4409 || 12/08/2018 14:29 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkey Targets Ex-Airforce Staff over Alleged Coup Links
[AnNahar] Ottoman Turkish police on Friday tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
dozens of military personnel in another round of nationwide raids against people with alleged links to the group blamed for the 2016 failed coup, state media reported.

Forty-one suspects were tossed into the calaboose by late Friday morning, according to state news agency Anadolu, after the Ankara public prosecutor ordered arrest warrants for 87 former non-commissioned officers in the Ottoman Turkish airforce.

The police operations were launched in 16 provinces across the country including Ankara, Istanbul and the Aegean city of Izmir.

Ottoman Turkish authorities have detained more than 50,000 people over the last two years as part of an investigation into followers of US-based preacher Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
, while nearly 130,000 public sector workers have been dismissed from their jobs.

In a separate series of raids, 40 police in Istanbul were detained after the public prosecutor issued 41 arrest warrants over alleged links to Gulen.

The latest detentions come after Ottoman Turkish police detained nearly 140 people across the country on Tuesday over suspected links to Gulen after nearly 300 arrest warrants had been issued by different prosecutors.

But Ottoman Turkish officials stress the operations are needed to remove the "virus" that is the Gulen movement's infiltration of key Ottoman Turkish institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 00:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Commander in Sadr’s militia assassinated: report
[Rudaw] A commander in the militia of 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...
has been assassinated north of Baghdad, Iraqi media has reported.

Hussein Hijami, a commander in Sadr’s Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades) militia, was shot by unknown button men in the al-Shuala area on the northern edge of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad Today reported.

Hijami had been working with the Ministry of Health, an unnamed security source told the news outlet.

The Peace Brigades are a resurrection of Shiite holy man Moqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army and were formed in 2014 in response to the rise of ISIS.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:

Palestinian self-home-demolitions: 'A new level of depravity'
[Aljazeera] Facing fines and jail time, East Jerusalem brothers see no other option than to demolish their homes themselves.

Wadi Qadoum, occupied East Jerusalem - Murad and Johar Hashimeh spent most of Friday removing all the furniture, clothes and other belongings from a room of their modest home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Qadoum neighbourhood.

On Saturday, a bulldozer is set to arrive to demolish the room they've lived in for more than 20 years.

In 1998, the Palestinian brothers built an addition to the small home they grew up in to make it large enough for them and their wives and kids.

After they built the addition, they split the entire space into two apartments for each of their families.

Soon after, they received a notification from the Israeli authorities stating that the additional section they built lacked the required building permit and must be demolished.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/08/2018 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under:

We have guys like those permit people where I live. The profession seems to attract the little hitlers.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 12/08/2018 6:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Without codes you get people trying to pack six families into a space meant for one, because they can get more for rent that way.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 12/08/2018 8:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Why don't they just get permits? Is it an act of defiance? Ignorance? Poverty?
Posted by: gorb || 12/08/2018 12:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Why don't they just get permits?

Defiance. Also, I’ve seen complaints thqt the Israeli bureaucrats are slow to process paperwork — though Israelis have been complaining about that problem for two generations that I’ve been aware of.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 16:46 Comments || Top||

10,000 Palestinians protest along Gaza border, 33 wounded
So nu? It was Friday. What else are the young people going to do with themselves on the weekend?
[IsraelTimes] Demonstrations come as Israel allows in a second shipment of cash from Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
; Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", keeping most demonstrators away from fence

Some 10,000 Paleostinians protested along the Gazoo border fence on Friday, with some burning tires and throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at soldiers who responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.

The Hamas-run Gazoo heath ministry said 33 people were maimed, but it was not immediately clear how many were hit by live fire.

This was the fourth week in a row that Hamas security forces kept most demonstrators away from the fence following a ceasefire with Israel after a major flareup last month. The IDF said Paleostinians had not managed to breach the border fence and there were no injuries reported among Israeli forces.

The demonstrations came as Israel allows in a second shipment of cash from Qatar. Hundreds of employees of Hamas government departments waited in long lines outside banks in the Gazoo Strip from the early hours Friday.

The Hamas-run finance ministry announced in a statement to local media that the money would be distributed over the next two days, with employees receiving 50 percent of their salaries.
Ynet adds:
Thousands of Paleostinians demonstrated Friday despite wintry weather, throwing rocks with slingshots at Israeli troops deployed behind the fence. The soldiers repeatedly fired volleys of tear gas and live fire, witnesses say.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  The Jerusalem Post quotes Hamas finals numbers as thrity-seven injured, seventeen from Israeli fire.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 16:50 Comments || Top||

Large Turkish military convoy heads northern Hama amid rumors of impending Syrian Army offensive
[AlMasdar] The Ottoman Turkish military sent a large convoy of soldiers to to the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Friday, opposition activists reported via social media.

According to the opposition reports, the Ottoman Turkish military entered Syria through the Kafr Lossen Crossing in northern Idlib; they would later make their way south towards the Morek observation post.

This move by the Ottoman Turkish military comes just days after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) sent a large convoy of soldiers to the front-lines in northern Hama, northeast Latakia, and southern Idlib.

The Syrian Army’s mass buildup of troops around the demilitarized zone is believed to be a precursor to their impending offensive against the jihadist forces in northwestern Syria.

A military source in the government stronghold of Mhardeh told al-Masdar News earlier this month that they are planning a new operation to expel the jihadist rebels from the demilitarized zone.

The source said that this decision by the Syrian Arab Army was made after the jihadist rebels refused to adhere to the October 15th withdrawal.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 02:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [556 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  green on green?

Turks v. Syrians now whom do I root for .....hmmm, both?
Posted by: AlanC || 12/08/2018 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Let's you and him fight
Posted by: Frank G || 12/08/2018 10:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Fight to the death tie?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/08/2018 13:29 Comments || Top||

Half dozen Syrian soldiers killed in Daraa countryside
[AlMasdar] A half dozen Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers were killed on Friday inside the Daraa Governorate of southern Syria.

According to a military source in Damascus, the six soldiers were killed as a result of a mine kaboom in the Daraa countryside.

No further details were released regarding the incident.

The Syrian Arab Army took full control of the Daraa Governorate this past summer after a six-year long battle against the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) and their jihadist allies.

Since the expulsion of the rebel groups, the Syrian military has been conducting combing operations to not only clear the explosives left behind by bully boys, but also, seize their weapons.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 02:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Israeli warplanes spotted along Syrian-Lebanese border for first time since tunnel operation
An activity very amusing for some people... but perhaps not others.
[AlMasdar] For the first time since the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched "Operation Northern Shield", their air force has been spotted along the Syrian-Lebanese border.

According to a military source in Damascus, Israeli warplanes were observed flying along the Syrian-Lebanese border this evening before they finally turned back towards Upper Galilee.

The military source said that the Israeli warplanes had entered Leb’s Nabatieh Governorate from Upper Galilee earlier today before they moved towards the Syrian border from the Beqa’a Valley.

The Israeli Air Force often takes this flight path when they bomb Syrian government installations inside the Homs and Damascus provinces.

if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
it is worth noting, the Israeli Air Force does conduct a number of flights along the border to monitor the activity between Leb and Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 02:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

YPG forces kill 3 Turkish soldiers in northwest Aleppo, we say Russers & Assad faked chem attack
[AlMasdar] (11:00 P.M.) The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) continued their field operations against the Turkish military and their rebel allies in northwest Aleppo this week.

According to the official media wing of the YPG, their forces killed at least three Turkish soldiers and two Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters over the last 48 hours in the Afrin region.

“On December 5th, one of our units carried out an operation in the area between Afrin’s Sherawa and Shara districts, targeting a military base of the Turkish invasion army. Clashes broke out between our forces and Turkish soldiers. As a result, three Turkish soldiers were killed,” the YPG statement began

“During the clashes and while staging incomparable resistance, one of our comrades was martyred. The name of our martyred comrade will be released to the public at a later time,” they continued.

The YPG carried out another operation against the Free Syrian Army the day after their assault against the Turkish Army in Afrin.

“On December 6th, our unit carried out an operation, targeting the terrorists of the Sultan Murad Division in Afrin’s Rajo district. As a result, one of the mercenaries was killed and another one was wounded,” the YPG said.

US claims Russia, Assad staged false flag chemical attack in Aleppo

[AlMasdar] (11:50 P.M.) – The U.S. State Department released a statement on Friday alleging that the Russian Federation and Syrian government under President Bashar Al-Assad staged a false flag chemical attack inside Aleppo city last month.

“The Assad regime and Russia falsely accused the opposition and extremist groups of conducting a chlorine attack in northwestern Aleppo,” State Department press director Robert Palladino claimed, adding that the U.S. “has credible information that pro-regime forces likely used teargas against civilians” there.

“The United States has information indicating Russian and Syrian personnel were involved in the teargas incident, and believes that both countries are using it as an opportunity to undermine confidence in the ceasefire in Idlib,” the statement read.

“The United States is deeply concerned that pro-regime officials have maintained control of the attack site in its immediate aftermath, allowing them to potentially fabricate samples and contaminate the site before a proper investigation of it by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” he continued.

Medical staff in Aleppo aiding civilians that wounded during the attack
Following the accusation, the press director then claimed that the U.S. is deeply concerned that the Syrian government is tampering with the evidence at the site.

“The United States is deeply concerned that pro-regime officials have maintained control of the attack site in its immediate aftermath, allowing them to potentially fabricate samples and contaminate the site before a proper investigation of it by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,” he continued.

“We caution Russia and the regime against tampering with the suspected attack site and urge them to secure the safety of impartial, independent inspectors so that those responsible can be held accountable,” Palladin
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Idlib: heavy clashes between Syrian army and FSA, Al Nusra big turban killed

Heavy clashes rage across Idlib buffer zone as Russian spy planes observe from above

[AlMasdar] (8:30 A.M.) – The Idlib buffer zone witnessed another night of heavy clashes between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Islamist rebels, as the aforementioned parties continue their hostilities in northwest Syria.

According to a military source in the government stronghold of Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army opened fired on a group of fighters from the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Jaysh Al-Izza faction last night after they were observed moving through the Al-Latamnah and Massasnah areas.

Following the clashes near Massasnah, the Syrian Arab Army expanded their assault to Arabeen and Markabeh, prompting another fierce exchange with the Jaysh Al-Izza fighters in this part of the northern Hama countryside.

The clashes between the two parties would continue at dawn this morning, despite the presence of Russian spy planes across the skies of the Idlib province.

A source from the Syrian Army said that the Russian IL-20 spy planes were conducting low altitude flights over the Idlib buffer zone and hovering above the Islamist rebel positions along the Hama-Idlib axis.

The Russian Air Force has been conducting these surveillance flights over the Idlib Governorate for two days now, as the situation around the buffer zone continues to fall apart.

Senior jihadist commander assassinated in southern Idlib

[AlMasdar] (12:00 A.M Dec. 8.) – A senior jihadist commander was assassinated this evening inside the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.

According to opposition activists via social media, a senior field commander from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, “Abu Fahd Al-Miri”, was killed by unknown assailants in the southern countryside of Idlib this evening.

No group has claimed responsibility for the assassination.

The assassination of Al-Miri comes just days after another high ranking jihadist commander was killed by an unknown group inside rural Idlib.

Since the latest round of peace talks in Astana, there has been an increase in assassinations of jihadist leaders, prompting some opposition activists to accuse the Syrian government forces of carrying out these attacks.

The Syrian government has not commented on these allegations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under:

Hunt for Daesh’s infamous leader intensifies in Euphrates region
[AlMasdar] US, French, Syrian and Iraqi security forces have significantly stepped up efforts to search for ISIS* leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
in the Syrian-Iraqi border area, the TV channel Alsumaria reported Friday, citing a source in the Syrian province Anbar’s security agency.

According to the media outlet, the ongoing operation involves drones, with the area being increasingly combed by search brigades.

"Every day, UAVs are examining dozens of kilometres of the deserted territory, as well as agriculture fields on both sides of the Euphrates, all the way from Al Bagur (Syria) to Makr-ez-Zin (Iraq)", representatives for the Iraqi security agencies noted.

"The agencies are competing over who would be the first to kill or detain the ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi", he remarked, adding that the border region had virtually turned into a "battlefield" for the security forces.

On 4 December, US Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie, nominated as the next chief of the US Central Command (Centcom), stated that al-Baghdadi is still alive and is hiding "somewhere in a desert by the Euphrates".

In October, the ISIS leader was reported to have ordered the execution of 320 of his followers, including senior commanders, for "disloyalty" and "recklessness".

During the war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, al-Baghdadi more than once evaded liquidation attempts made by the Russian, US and Iranian militaries.

In September, Iraqi media reported that al-Baghdadi had narrowly escaped death after showing up late to a meeting of terrorist commanders.

The terrorist is believed to have issued his latest address to his followers in August, urging them to continue their jihad and to "burn" the infidels.

Al-Baghdadi made his last public appearance in 2014, one year after he beat feet from al-Qaeda. Back in June 2014 he appeared on the stage of a landmark mosque in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the then ISIS stronghold, and declared himself the caliphate leader.

The US offered a reward of a whopping $25 million for trustworthy information leading to his capture or death.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/08/2018 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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Sat 2018-12-08
  Hizbullah Key Financier Tajideen Pleads Guilty in U.S.
Fri 2018-12-07
  UN peacekeepers confirm existence of tunnel from Lebanon into Israel
Thu 2018-12-06
  Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s arrest may prompt China to retaliate, 'take hostages,' expert says
Wed 2018-12-05
  Jihadists seize more ground inside Idlib deescalation zone as Turkish Army watches from afar
Tue 2018-12-04
  US-backed forces allegedly enter Daesh’s new capital
Mon 2018-12-03
  ISIS leader involved in murder of US aid worker Peter Kassig killed
Sun 2018-12-02
  TLP leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi booked under treason, terrorism charges: information minister
Sat 2018-12-01
  Bush the Elder dies at 94
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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
Tue 2018-11-27
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