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  • War In Karabakh: Turkish Proxies {Syrian ISIS militia} Are Allegedly Too Scared To Fight Armenians

    10/18/2020 2:57:48 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    South Front ^ | 18 October 2020 | South Front
    About 1,000 members of Syrian militant groups deployed by Turkey to support the Azerbaijani advance in the Nagorno-Karabakh region have laid down their arms and refused to participate in hostilities, Armenian media outlets and military-affiliated sources claimed. They insist that Syrian militants were just used as cannon fodder and did not receive their promised money. According to sources loyal to the Syrian opposition, the number of Turkish proxies that died in the war with Armenia has exceeded 110. Earlier, reports appeared from Syrian sources , claiming that about 400 members of Turkish-backed militant groups deployed in Syria’s northwest had refused...
  • When Turkey’s ‘Hero’ Beheaded 800 Christians for Refusing Islam ... Lessons from the Martyrs of Otranto.

    08/18/2020 7:19:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Tue Aug 18, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The ritual decapitation of 800 Christians who refused Islam 539 years ago—and whose commemoration was last Friday, August 14—sheds much light on contemporary questions concerning the ongoing conflict between Islam and the West. Background: When he sacked Constantinople in 1453, Ottoman Sultan Muhammad II was only 21-years-old—meaning he still had many good decades of jihading before him. He continued expanding into the Balkans, and, in his bid to feed his horses on the altar of Saint Peter’s basilica—Muslim prophecies held that “we will conquer Constantinople before we conquer Rome”—he invaded Italy and captured Otranto in 1480. More than half...
  • The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali

    01/22/2019 7:07:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | January 22, 2019 | by Lyse Doucet
    Everything about Mami exudes exhaustion. Her round brown eyes are pools of sadness, and her bulbous body throbs with pain. "First, armed groups attacked nearby," she explains in a tired voice as we sit on plastic matting, five young children nestled close to their mother in Mali's fabled city in the sand Timbuktu. "Then the rains came, and did the rest." The worst rains in 50 years in northern Mali washed away their entire crop. Those rains poured through the cracks in her mud home caused by an explosion an armed group set off. The cracks are showing everywhere in...
  • Mali's President Keita resigns and dissolves parliament after military mutiny

    08/18/2020 9:05:46 PM PDT · by Marinario · 17 replies
    France24 ^ | Aug 19, 2020
    Issued on: 19/08/2020 - 02:25 Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on Tuesday and dissolved parliament hours after mutinying soldiers detained him at gunpoint, plunging a country already facing a jihadist insurgency
  • Mali president, PM held by mutinying soldiers: Live updates

    08/18/2020 2:06:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    alhazeera ^ | 08/18/2020
    Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse have been detained by mutinying soldiers in the capital during an apparent coup attempt. The development on Tuesday came hours after soldiers took up arms and staged a mutiny at a key base in Kati, a town close to Bamako. It followed a weeks-long political crisis that has seen opposition protesters taking to the streets to demand the departure of Keita, accusing him of allowing the country's economy to collapse and mishandling a worsening security situation. Mali's years-long conflict, in which ideologically-motivated armed groups have stoked ethnic tensions while jockeying...
  • Text of a Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Mali

    07/23/2020 5:34:30 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | July 23, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    On July 26, 2019, by Executive Order 13882, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the situation in Mali.The situation in Mali, including repeated violations of ceasefire arrangements made pursuant to the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali; the expansion of terrorist activities into southern and central Mali; the intensification of drug trafficking and trafficking in persons, human rights abuses, and hostage-taking; and the intensification of...
  • Text of a Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Mali

    07/23/2020 5:27:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | July 23, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
      TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days before the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Registerand transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency declared with respect to the situation in Mali in Executive Order 13882 of July 26,...
  • French Army kills top Al Qaeda leader in Mali (Emir of AQIM)

    06/06/2020 5:38:49 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | June 6, 2020 | JOHN IRISH AND TANGI SALAÜN, REUTERS
    France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda's North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an operation in Mali. "On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Droukdel, and several of his closest collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali," French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly wrote on Twitter. The announcement of the death of Droukdel comes almost six months after former colonial power France and regional...
  • Mali plans to increase the size of its army to rein in jihadists

    02/02/2020 3:32:55 PM PST · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29, 2020 | Staff
    BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali will increase the size of its army by about 50% in a recruitment drive this year aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse said on Wednesday. The plan is to hire 10,000 new soldiers in the coming months to “allow our armed and security forces to be much more present in quantity and I hope in quality in areas where they were not,” Cisse said. He did not say how much the increase would cost or how the arid West African country would pay for it when military costs already take up a significant...
  • UN demands that British army send more women for defense against jihad in Mali

    12/25/2019 6:37:11 PM PST · by robowombat · 40 replies
    UN demands that British army send more women for defense against jihad in Mali DEC 25, 2019 11:00 AM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS “The United Nations has placed strict gender quotas on a British Army peacekeeping deployment to Mali in west Africa, demanding more females are sent under the auspices of a special bureaucratic directive….The call for more female UK soldiers to be included is part of a wider set of directives drafted by the U.N. that mandates strict quotas for female personnel in the name of equal opportunity.” The UN is forcing the issue of more women in the British...
  • Helicopter collision kills 13 French troops in Mali

    11/26/2019 12:58:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/26/2019
    An investigation has begun into how the two helicopters hit each other. Thousands of French troops have been deployed in Mali since 2013 after militants overran parts of the north. Mali's army has since recaptured the territory but insecurity continues and the violence has spread to neighbouring countries. France now has 4,500 troops deployed to support the forces of Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad against the jihadists. French Defence Minister Florence Parly vowed that her country would not turn its back on the fight against terrorism after the deadly collision. It happened in darkness around 19:40 local time...
  • New Explosion Reported in Mali, At Least Two Servicemen Killed

    11/04/2019 7:57:04 AM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 17:59 03.11.2019
    New Explosion Reported in Mali, At Least Two Servicemen Killed Sputnik News 15:41 03.11.2019(updated 17:59 03.11.2019) The day before, the Elysee Palace said in a statement that a French soldier was killed that day in the morning in Mali as an explosive device detonated near his armoured vehicle. Two Malian soldiers were killed and six more injured as a result of a blast of an improvised explosive device in the central part of the country, the national Armed Forces said on Sunday in a statement. "On Saturday, November 2, 2019, during the patrol mission, a vehicle of the Malian Armed...
  • Dozens of Mali villagers killed by gunmen

    03/23/2019 1:47:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/23/2019 | Staff
    Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their homes in Ogossagou in the country's Mopti region, a local official said. The attack on Saturday targeted members of the Fulani ethnic community. Ambassadors for the UN are currently in Mali addressing the increasing levels of ethnic and jihadist violence. The victims of Saturday's deadly attack were "killed with guns and machetes", a local security official told AFP news agency. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll far higher.
  • US Niger ambush: Mali militia says it has American vehicle and weapons

    03/15/2018 3:48:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    A militia in Mali says it has recovered weapons and a vehicle abandoned by US special forces during a deadly ambush in Niger last year, and is prepared to return them to the Americans. The Tuareg rebel group says it seized the battered four-wheel-drive and two rifles during clashes with "bandits" on the Mali-Niger border. Four members of the US special forces were killed in last year's raid. An offshoot of the Islamic State (IS) group said it carried out the attack. In a statement, the MSA-GATIA militia group said it captured the materiel from unidentified "armed bandits" on the...
  • Mozambique: Islamic State captures key port, establishes its first outpost in southern Africa, imposes Sharia

    08/19/2020 12:22:11 PM PDT · by robowombat · 31 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 19, 2020 3:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Mozambique: Islamic State captures key port, establishes its first outpost in southern Africa, imposes Sharia AUG 19, 2020 3:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER The desire to restore the caliphate is not discarded after setbacks. The service of Allah is not negated by setbacks. The jihad continues, and will continue, while the world yawns and tends to other matters. “Islamic State now has its first outpost in southern Africa after capture of key port in Mozambique,” by Julian Kossoff, Business Insider, August 17, 2020: Mozambique has become the latest African stronghold of Islamic State (IS) after well-armed insurgents captured a strategic...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 8/12/2020

    08/12/2020 7:46:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "We're doing it simultaneously. In Russia they decided to do the clinical trial in parallel and collect the data, as is customary in the West, as well as allowing in some cases that we call 'compassion treatments' for some patients" Those words from Dr. Zeev Rotstein, director of Hadassah Hospital in Israel, getting into the details of what's really going on as Russia has announced that its developed the first effective coronavirus vaccine..... Omaha City Council voting unanimously to impose an emergency mask-muzzle order for indoor public places..... Law enforcement in Belarus using live ammunition on people protesting last Sunday's...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Jeffrey Epstein Died A Year Ago, Beirut Goes Portland On Steroids

    08/08/2020 8:36:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/8/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Here we are back on this weekend when we have to look back to the Saturday post of just about a year ago August 10th, 2019. It was the day Jeffrey Epstein died.... We know Democrats had ties to him like former Democrat Majority Leader in the US Senate George Mitchell and former UN Ambassador-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and or course Bill Clinton but man this story goes places like the sweetheart deal made with Epstein when he first got caught more than a decade ago. The Democrats in charge in Palm Beach County, Florida but the feds involved...
  • Pandemic Narratives: Pro-Islamic State Media and the Coronavirus

    06/29/2020 11:04:47 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough
    Combating Terrorism Center at West Point ^ | June 2020 | CHELSEA DAYMON, MEILI CRIEZIS
    Abstract: The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic marks a unique event in human history—one that has captured the attention of the world, including supporters of violent extremist groups. This article examines unofficial pro-Islamic State media responses to the global pandemic during its early months and provides a content analysis of various themes and narratives. The authors collected and archived data from the online platforms Telegram, Twitter, and Rocket.Chat. In turn, 11 dominant themes and narratives were identified, highlighting the ways in which decentralized online pro-Islamic State networks create content designed to appeal to a diverse audience, capitalize on a current event, as...
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • Raped by dozens of 'owners' for five years: Yazidis recount the harrowing tales of being kept as ISIS slaves - as investigators gather evidence to prosecute leading figures for crimes against humanity

    05/21/2020 8:01:48 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 15 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 May 2020 | Associated Press
    Investigators are currently gathering evidence, hoping to prosecute IS figures for war crimes and genocide Yazidi Layla Taloo was owned by eight men and suffered a two and a half year ordeal being held in captivity 49 IS figures who built and managed the slave trade and nearly 170 slave owners have been identified so far