[AlAhram] The Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... have deployed small drones to drop bombs on government forces in some recent attacks, Afghanistan's spy chief said Monday, illustrating a new fighting method used by the hard boys.
Ahmad Zia Shiraj, who heads the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS), said Taliban fighters were using hobby drones and rigging them with explosives.
"The drones they are using are sold in the market. They are basically camera drones," Shiraj said in an address to parliament, adding the NDS wants to stop the import of the popular devices.
In late October, the Taliban reportedly used a drone to bomb the compound of the governor of Kunduz province.
Shiraj did not confirm the report, but he noted that the Taliban have used drones in Kunduz and Paktia provinces.
While the technique is new to the Taliban, Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (IS) jihadists operating in Iraq and Syria started using toy planes and hobby drones in 2016 to carry explosives.
And most of the jihadi groups communicate with each other, trade personnel, and put on training clinics, so any skill developed by one group eventually spreads around the world.
IS maintain a small but deadly presence in Afghanistan and have resisted years-long efforts by the US and Afghan forces to wipe them out.
"We have destroyed their leadership circle but their second layer are young are still active," Shiraj said.
The key is to kill them off faster than new ones can be trained to take over.
IS claimed three deadly attacks in recent weeks in Kabul that killed scores of people, including a rocket attack Saturday.
The Taliban and Washington signed a deal in February paving the way for foreign forces to leave Afghanistan entirely by May 2021.
In return, the hard boy group pledged to prevent transnational jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and IS operating inside Afghanistan.
[KhaamaPress] The security officials have arrested at least three suspects for possessing undocumented arms and ammunition in Mahmood Raqi city of Kapisa, said the Ministry of Interior Affairs in a statement Monday.
According to the statement, officials seized at least one AK-47, one anti-vehicle mine, three rockets and some ammunition from Naw Abad area of the city.
"GCPSU, ANP & NDS operatives arrested three people along with one AK-47 rifle, one anti-vehicle mine, three rockets & some amount of ammunition in Naw Abad area, Mahmood Raqi City of Kapisa province," said the MoIA in a tweet.
The arrest came at a time the Afghan government has tighten its security measures against all types of criminal offenses, including arm robberies, kidnapping and possession of undocumented guns, throughout Afghanistan.
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Defense has announced that four BM1 rockets have been prevented from being fired over Kabul city.
MoD said in a statement that four BM1 rockets Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... fighters had placed in the Qala-e-Qazi area of Paghman district to target Kabul city, is discovered.
The BM1 shells were discovered in a joint operation of 111 reconnaissance corps.
According to the statement, the rockets were discovered and seized sunday night as a result of a joint operation.
On the other hand, three security personnel were killed and six others were maimed when Taliban bandidos hard boys attacked a convoy of security forces in the central Baghlan district of northern Baghlan province last night, officials reported.
The incident took place when a convoy of security forces was passing through the Kunduz-Baghlan highway, as it came under attack in the central Baghlan district, sources said.
Three security personnel were killed and six others were maimed in the attack, according to news sources.
This comes as officials in Nimroz reports of Three other coppers killed and six more were maimed in a Taliban attack on a security outpost in Chakhansoor district, Nimroz province.
[KhaamaPress] At least 360 Afghan National Army (ANA) took oath of allegiance to fight bully boyz "till their last breath", said the Ministry of Defense Monday morning, deploying them in north battle against the known Taliban ...Arabic for students... bad boys.
According to the authorities, these soldiers will be deployed in Northern provinces, including Balkh and Takhar, where security threats are at its peak.
"360 ANA soldiers took oath of allegiance in Balkh Prov. Yesterday," said MoD in a tweet. "These soldiers will be deployed to northern Prov and in order to defend lives and properties of Afghans."
"They pledged to fight bully boyz until their last breaths and will not allow them to harass our compatriots," the tweet added.
This came amid a widespread concern over a rising insecurity that has targeted locals and civilians in northern provinces — mainly Balkh and Takhar, where reportedly several districts are under severe influences of the Taliban.
[ToloNews] At least six security forces members were killed and 12 more were maimed in separate Taliban ...Arabic for students... attacks in Baghlan and Nimroz provinces on Sunday night, officials and sources from the two provinces said.
Sources in Baghlan said the Taliban attacked a convoy of the government forces in the northern province of Baghlan on Sunday in which three soldiers were killed and six more were maimed.
The incident happened on Baghlan-Kunduz Highway in Baghlan-e-Markzai district, according to sources.
The security forces were on their way from Kunduz to Kabul when faced to Taliban ambush, sources said, adding that "some army vehicles were damaged in the festivities after the ambush."
Local security forces have not yet commented on the attack.
The Taliban has grabbed credit for the attack.
In another incident, three coppers were killed and six more were maimed in a Taliban attack on a security outpost in Chakhansoor district, Nimroz province, officials said.
But provincial council members said that nine coppers were killed in the attack and "the Taliban has taken the equipment of the outpost with them."
[AA.TR] At least nine people were reportedly killed in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday when Boko Haram ... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality... gunnies targeted a convoy belonging to Borno state’s governor.
According to local reports, members of the terrorist group attacked the convoy of Governor Babagana Zulum on Gajiram-Monguno road, killing seven soldiers and two civilians.
Zulum escaped uninjured, but it was the third time he had been attacked by Boko Haram gunnies in the last three months.
More than 30,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram’s violence in Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
According to the UN Refugee Agency, violence by Boko Haram has affected 26 million people in the Lake Chad region and displaced 2.6 million others.
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Yemen's Houthi rebels have stated overnight that they struck the North Jeddah Bulk Plant in Saudi Arabia with a Quds-2 type winged missile. Thx to the high frequency revisits by @planetlabs, we can confirm that a +400KB fuel storage tank was struck and quickly extinguished. #OOTTpic.twitter.com/fD1YVHHWxJ
[AZERITIMES] Some mass media and social network pages spread videos of Azerbaijani servicemen insulting the bodies of Armenian servicemen killed during the combat operation to liberate our lands, as well as inhumane treatment with captured Armenian servicemen.
On the basis of the materials collected in connection with the mentioned information, the Military Prosecutor’s Office initiated a criminal case under Articles 115.2 (torture, cruel or inhumane treatment) and 245 (insulting acts on a grave or corpse) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan, currently implementing necessary investigative operational measures on those video footages, measures are being taken to identify and bring to justice the guilty persons.
Persons who have committed such illegal acts will be identified and brought to justice, and the public will be provided with detailed information on the progress and results of the investigation.
The Prosecutor General’s Office once again warns citizens and servicemen of the Republic of Azerbaijan about the inadmissibility of the above-mentioned violations.
It is also stated that the investigation is conducted under the criminal cases initiated in the Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office regarding conduction of archaeological excavations by Armenia on our occupied territories beginning from 1992, plundering of historical monuments of material and cultural heritage, environmental crimes, the necessary investigative and operational measures including also visual inspection of scene of incident on our territories liberated from occupation are already implemented and the grounded proofs are obtained during those investigative actions regarding destruction of the historical monuments by Armenians.
But unlike Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan being the place where various cultures join, is renown worldwide as the country where the national and cultural diversity environment is formed, various nations and different confessions coexist in peace, law and order, mutual understanding and dialogue condition.
Our citizens should refrain from actions not corresponding with our culture and mentality by taking as a basis the values of tolerance and multiculturalism.
It should be noted once again that the destruction of historical, religious and cultural monuments on our territories liberated from occupation or infliction of damage on it in any form is unacceptable.
A grotesque result of decades of dehumanizing hate speech, pledges of national revenge, and glorifying of a cowardly beheading at a NATO training.
[APA.AZ] A Russian peacekeeping officer in Karabakh was injured in a mine explosion, the Russian Defense Ministry said, APA reports quoting RIA Novosti. The serviceman was delivered to Baku and his life is not in danger.
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BREAKING! The military, who showed heroism during the liberation of Karabakh, the deputy commander of the Army Corps, Colonel Samidli Babek Matlab ogly became a martyr today, having been killed by a landmine in Sugovushan. Colonel Babek Samidli will be buried in Goychay tomorrow pic.twitter.com/zhzFDunEoE
What they (AntifaBLM) don't realize is that once Biden is in, and insecure voting is the norm, they will no longer be needed. In fact they will become a danger to the regime.
And one thing Commies and Facists do know is that you don't hold the viper next to your chest any longer than necessary - they will be among the first against the wall.
A lone female teen holding a pro-police sign was mobbed by BLM-antifa militants in Omaha, Neb. last night in viral video. She was called a bitch & racist for expressing support for the @OmahaPolice. https://t.co/KbfBdXxo2f
The blonde woman in the video is Kelsey McDonald (@kkelseymcd). The 19-year-old has this to say to those who are offended at her sign: “Supporting law enforcement has nothing to do with race and everything to do with protecting law-abiding citizens.” https://t.co/SQrzH9DUa4
Reo’s Ribs, a restaurant in Portland, was destroyed in a fire overnight. It is next to the businesses that were vandalized last week by antifa. The owner gave an interview where he was critical of that vandalism against his neighbors. pic.twitter.com/HCMlfVz6rx
In violation of international law, the German military detained the Ottoman Turkish-branded ship for hours in the eastern Mediterranean.
The Ottoman Turkish-flagged ship ROSELINA-A2 carrying humanitarian aid materials left Istanbul for Libya. On the night of November 22, the ship, led by the Greek Navy commander, was stopped by a German boat in the Peloponnese during Operation Irin, in violation of international law.
According to the law of maritime transport, a service member of another state may not board a ship and inspect it without the flag-bearing government's permission.
The ship was carrying humanitarian aid, including food such as biscuits and paint.
[OneIndia] The Border Security Force has intensified patrolling of the International Border with Pakistain in the Samba and Rajouri sectors of Jammu and Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... Following an order by the Director General of the BSF, Rakesh Asthana, the forces are now patrolling the above mentioned areas with an objective of unearthing more cross-border tunnels like the one used by the four Jaish-e-Mohammad ...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat... terrorists, who were killed on November 19.
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This Pakistan garbage has now been going on for thirty years, and it was initiated by the Jamait-e-Islami. JI advocated Kashmir's merger with Pakistan and the Islamisation of Kashmir, and in spring 1991 created a supreme advisory council under amir Shams-ul-Haq; next there was a youth wing under the Nasar-ul-Islam. Then in July 1991, the radical youth wing was separated and given the name Jamait-ul-Mujahideen. Finally came the creation of an indigenous intelligence division. In every case the moves were supervised by the Pakistan military ISI. It has been one failure after another ever since.
[THEBAGHDADPOST] A kaboom on Saturday targeted an Iraqi activist in the southern part of the country.
According to media reports, an improvised bomb was planted outside the residence of Ammar Khazali, who is known as one of the organizers of the anti-government protests in Sonia district of Diwaniyah province.
No one was hurt, but the blast has caused major material damages to the house, local sources said.
Since the onset of the protests in southern Iraq in October 2019, dozens of Iraqi activists have been assassinated, injured, kidnapped, or arrested by the government.
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[THEBAGHDADPOST] Security sources announced that the Iraqi army launched a large-scale military operation against ISIS terrorist elements in the western desert of al-Rutba in Al Anbar province on Monday.
The operation began after receiving information about the presence of ISIShard boyz in the desert, the source added.
Following the liberation of djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... in July 2017 and the end of the ISIS terrorist group, many hard boyz hid in the Iraqi provinces, especially Diyala, Kirkuk, ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time... Salahddin, Al Anbar, and Nineveh, which have suitable geographical conditions for operations.
They have carried out various terrorist operations over the past year.
ISIS forces have intensified their attacks on Iraqi civilians and security forces in the past two months.
In recent months, the Iraqi Army have carried out a series of operations against ISIS members in Al Anbar, Nineveh, Salahddin governorates since the middle of last month.
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Two sources from Al-Fatah alliance and an armed faction told the BBC that Ismail Qaani, the commander of the Quds Force in the #Iran-ian Revolutionary Guard, visited #Baghdad last Wednesday and met with PM Al-Kadhemi + leaders of political parties and armed factions.
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Monday, the front man for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Yehya Rasoul, announced the arrest of an ISIS terrorist at Baghdad International Airport.
The front man for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Rasoul posted on his official Twitter page:
"Through constant follow-up and field work, the Counter-Terrorism Service was able to arrest the so-called General Administrative Coordinator of the ISIS terrorist gang called ’Abu Nabaa’ at Baghdad International Airport."
Rasoul added, "It was carefully tracked by the intelligence of the Counter-Terrorism Service, since its launch from a country until its arrival in Iraq, and it was trying to hold a meeting of terrorist gang detachments on the outskirts of the capital, Baghdad."
Abu Nabaa has been known for his terrorist activity since 2003, when he belonged to several terrorist organizations, most notably al-Qaeda.
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[BenarNews] Indonesian counter-terrorism police on Monday announced the arrests of seven members of the nation’s two main Islamic murderous Moslem networks through "pre-emptive" raids carried out during the past few days.
Officers with the elite Densus 88 unit arrested five suspected members of al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) at separate locations in Banten and neighboring Lampung provinces in a series of raids from Friday through Sunday, police said.
One of those arrested was identified as Ahmad Zaini, JI’s leader in Lebak regency in Banten, provincial police front man Edy Sumardi said.
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[IsraelTimes] Germany warns citizens who also hold Iranian nationality against traveling to Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... after a dual national was arrested in October.
The foreign ministry has not named the detained citizen, but she has been identified as Nahid Taghavi by her daughter Mariam Claren.
"There have been several arrests of German-Iranian dual nationals in the past — including most recently in October 2020, often without comprehensible reasons," says the German foreign ministry in an online update of its travel warning.
"Further detentions of people who also possess Iranian citizenship cannot be ruled out," it adds, stressing therefore that "unnecessary travel by people who are also Iranian nationals is strongly discouraged."
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.