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Afghanistan
New details emerge regarding the Indian man who attacked the Afghan Sikhs in Kabul
[KhaamaPress] New details emerged regarding the Indian man who attacked a Sikh temple in Kabul city on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 8 others.

Officials from Intelligence Bureau confirmed that the real name of the Indian National who attacked the Sikh temple in Kabul city was Mohammad Muhsin.

Originally hailing from Kerala of India, Muhsin left for Afghanistan in 2018 to join the offshoot of the 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....
terror group or the ISIS Khurasan.

Muhsin’s mother confirmed that she received a message that her son was killed during the attack on Sikh temple in Kabul city, according to One India.

The ISIS Khurasan had earlier issued a statement, claiming that the attack on Sikh temple in Kabul was carried out by Abu Khalild al-Hindi.

The Amaq News Agency, affiliated with the terror group also released the photo of the jacket wallah who stormed the Sikh temple in Kabul city on Wednesday.

The terror group also issued a brief statement claiming that the Sikh minority group was the target of the attack.

The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan confirmed that the attack on Sikh temple in Kabul city left at least 25 people dead and 8 others maimed.
John Frum commented on yesterday’s report on the attack, “Real name was Mohammad Sajid, a shopkeeper from Kerala who had fled India along with 14 other youth to join ISIS 4 years ago.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/28/2020 01:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Libya’s National Forces Alliance, Mahmoud Jibril, has been infected with coronavirus in Egypt
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Gerbils, by any other name.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/28/2020 1:05 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey moves migrants from Greek border amid virus pandemic
[ABC] Turkish authorities have evacuated thousands of migrants who had been waiting at the border with Greece hoping to make their way into Europe, as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey's interior minister said Friday.

Thousands of migrants had massed at a border crossing with European Union-member Greece after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced last month that his country would no longer prevent refugees and other migrants wanting to travel to EU countries.

Violent clashes erupted between the migrants and Greek border authorities trying to push them back.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told private NTV television that some 5,800 migrants waiting at the border crossing in Edirne province were moved away from the border area overnight and taken to migration centers in nine provinces.

Soylu warned, however, that the move did not amount to a change in policy and that the migrants would be free to return once the pandemic is over.

"When this epidemic is over we would not prevent whoever wants to leave," he said.
Posted by: Frank G || 03/28/2020 10:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [16 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
US withdraws ‘non-emergency’ staff from Iraq and Kurdistan diplomatic missions
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/28/2020 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under:


US grants Iraq 30-day waiver to import Iranian gas
[Rudaw] This is the seventh and shortest waiver Iraq has received since the US reimposed sanctions on 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 Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
in November 2018, after Washington withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, in May 2018.

The purpose of the waivers is to give Iraq time to gradually reduce their reliance on Iranian electricity and energy imports.

Iraq has suffered from severe power shortages since the 1990s, worsened by decades of war, sanctions and terror attacks ‐ leaving Iraqis at times with just five hours of electricity per day.

To make up for the shortage in electricity production, Iraq has been importing electricity and gas to power its electricity stations from neighbouring Iran, much to the ire of Washington.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
Washington’s patience seems to be running out, granting a much shorter waiver of 30 days, in contrast to the usual 90 or 120.

Iraq was granted a 45-day waiver last month, on the condition it would diversify its energy sources.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
Musa revealed that Iraq has failed to do so due to the ongoing coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
pandemic, as well as budget cuts, leaving the US to grant Iraq a seventh waiver.

"This is the final extension," one source at the Iraqi president's office told AFP, adding that Washington is frustrated with Iranian interference in Iraq as Baghdad struggles to form a government.

In early January, the ministry announced a deal with Gulf countries to import 500 megawatts of electricity.

Musa confirmed to Rudaw English in early March that the imports will begin by October 2020.

Iraq made other deals with Western companies last year, such as Honeywell, Siemens, and General Electric in order to develop Iraq’s frail electricity infrastructure, demonstrating to Washington that Baghdad is keen to shift away from Iranian gas imports.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
Iran still exports 1200-1500 megawatts of electricity to Iraq on a daily basis, in addition to 38 million cubic meters of natural gas to feed several of Iraq’s power stations, Sayyid Hamid Hosseini, a member of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce confirmed in September 2019.

Electricity shortages have pushed protesters to take to the streets, especially in the summer of 2018, to demand better electricity and services.

As Iraq is slowly approaching summer time, the demand for electricity in the country is rising, and it is expected that Iraq will continue importing Iranian gas, with calls for more waivers here to stay.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/28/2020 01:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Muzzies can't figure out how to build power plants so they are buying gas?

Lordy I'm sorry, deep need for coffee in play.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/28/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||


Iraq reports its highest daily counts, as it confirms 76 new cases and 4 deaths
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [28 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraq extends airports’ closure to commercial flights until April 11 due to Coronavirus pandemic
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russia demands Turkey not hide jihadists in Idlib by renaming them
[ALMASDARNEWS] Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Friday that Russia hopes that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
will continue working to separate the gunnies from the opposition in Idlib, and stressed that renaming the groups is unacceptable.

"We hope that the Ottoman Turkish partners will continue their efforts to separate the moderates from the murderous Moslems, and take measures to neutralize them. It must be emphasized that renaming the groups, so to speak, changing the slogan does not mean a change in substance, because they are terrorist [groups]," she said.

Some groups continue violating the ceasefire regime at a time when disagreements between the factions have turned violent.

The Center for Reconciliation between the Warring Parties in Syria announced the operation of the second joint Russian-Ottoman Turkish patrol on Monday along the M-4 Highway between Aleppo and Latakia in the Idlib region.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said that Russia and Turkey will establish a safe corridor of 6 km to the north and south of the M-4 Highway in Syria, pointing out that an agreement has been reached to stop all hostilities along the seam starting on March 5th.

Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Guess they can call snakes, bunnies if they want.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/28/2020 1:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Or call 'em Harvey
Posted by: Lex || 03/28/2020 1:07 Comments || Top||

#3  I want to be a woman. From now on, I want you all to call me 'Loretta'.
Posted by: Classer || 03/28/2020 2:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Bruce "Muhamhead" Johnson was a bit of a giveaway.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/28/2020 7:20 Comments || Top||

#5  My response is don't let them get away. Stay on the Syria side and slag anything crossing the border.
Posted by: Charles || 03/28/2020 8:35 Comments || Top||

#6  My name is Mohammed Muhammed, not Muhammed Mohammed
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 03/28/2020 8:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Label them Gulanists, call it a day.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/28/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||


Iran confirms new 2,926 coronavirus cases, 144 deaths
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Iran's death toll from the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
pandemic rose to 2,378 on Friday, with 144 people dying in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said, Reuters reported. The total number of confirmed cases of the disease increased by 2,926 to 32,332, he told state TV, adding that 2,893 of the patients are in a critical condition.
2,378÷32,332=7 percent death rate.
IRGC can help #US fight coronavirus, #Iran doesn't need their help
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Sure. We can see that from the numbers.
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Does this count the 300 drinkers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/28/2020 1:06 Comments || Top||


US blacklists Iran-, Iraq-based companies over backing terror groups
[THEBAGHDADPOST] The United States blacklisted five Iran- and Iraq-based companies and 15 individuals on Thursday for supporting terrorist groups, its third round of sanctions on Iranian targets in the last two weeks, Rooters reported

In a statement, the U.S. Treasury Department accused those targeted of supporting the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and its Quds Force elite foreign paramilitary and espionage arm and of transferring lethal aid to Iran-backed militias in Iraq such as Kataib Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq, all of which Washington deems foreign terrorist organizations.

The Pentagon blamed Kataib Hezbollah for a March 11 rocket attack that killed one British and two U.S. personnel in Iraq.

U.S. officials say they plan to keep sanctioning 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 Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
to try to force it to curb its nuclear, missile and regional activities despite the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
outbreak, which has killed 2,234 people in Iran..
Posted by: Fred || 03/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [29 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies



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  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
Wed 2020-03-25
  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli
Tue 2020-03-24
  Gutierrez calls for an immediate global ceasefire
Mon 2020-03-23
  27 Taliban militants killed, 19 others wounded in Kunduz
Sun 2020-03-22
  Greeks Find Tunnel Full of Weapons Under Athens,
Arrest Turkish Terrorists
Sat 2020-03-21
  TSA halts all NY airport departures do to infected people showing up at each one.
Fri 2020-03-20
  Militant attack kills about 30 Malian soldiers -army
Thu 2020-03-19
  Migrants at Refugee Camp in Germany Riot,
Display ISIS Flags After They’re Put Under Coronavirus Quarantine
Wed 2020-03-18
  Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders
Tue 2020-03-17
  China expels ALL American reporters!
Mon 2020-03-16
  Saudi Arabia detains 298 officials in new corruption cases
Sun 2020-03-15
  Hezbollah commander prosecuted in Austria for terror finance
Sat 2020-03-14
  Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts

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