Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ramadan Death Count: India: 23/05/18

(Kashmir) Five civilians were killed and nine others injured as Pakistani troops rained mortars and opened heavy fire on Indian villages and army border posts along the International Border between India and Pakistan for the sixth day running. Its appears that for Pakistanis Ramadan isn't a time for peace, and good thoughts.

Which kind of explains why since last Friday nearly 40,000 residents have fled the 200 kilometre-long (125 mile) conflict zone, between the Jammu region in India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan's Punjab province. Indian authorities have closed all schools within five kilometres (three miles) of the border and have lodged panicked residents in camps away from the guns.

Ramadan death toll stands at 149.

Ramadan Death Count: Libya: 23/05/18

(Ajdabiya) A suicide bomber has targeted fighters loyal to Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar, killing two people. The attack took place in the eastern city of Ajdabiya, and it follows a wave of attacks from Islamic State group-linked militants against Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).

Ramadan death toll stands at 144.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ramadan Death Count: Syria: 22/05/18

(Damascus) At least 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militiamen were killed on Tuesday when Islamic State fighters used suicide bombers and armoured vehicles in the dawn attacked a military outpost near Palmyra in eastern Syria.

Ramadan death toll stands at 142.

Israel: This is how good the IDF was when it bombed Iranian asserts in Syria the other month.

The other month after Iran decided to lob around 20 missiles into Israel because they can, the Israelis retaliated on mass. Whilst the Syrians have a habit of proclaiming that they shot down virtually all incoming ordinance for public consumption , they cannot lie about how accurate and hard they were hit. Have a look at the picture of how many hits a aircraft hanger was hit by Israel Small diameter bombs (SDB)

Those pictures send a very telling message to anybody that the IDF doesnt mess about.

Ramadan Death Count: Burkina Faso: 22/05/18

(Ouagadougou) Burkina Faso security forces killed three Islamist terrorists and arrested one more on Tuesday morning in an operation in the capital Ouagadougou, One gendarme was killed and four others wounded in the fighting in Ouagadougou’s Ragnongo neighbourhood, while one civilian was also injured.

Ramadan death toll stands at 112.

Saudi Arabia: Airliner lands without nose-wheel.

(Jeddah)  151 very lucky passengers and 10 crew members of Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818, must be thanking their luckystars after their flight from Medina headed for Dhaka Airport in Bangladesh was diverted to  King Abdul Aziz airport in Jeddah after suffering a malfunction with the front landing gear on Monday evening. After flying around burning off fuel for several hours, they landed with the nose wheel up. 52 passengers suffered minor injuries and another was left with fractures. Give that pilot a cigar. 

Ramadan Death Count: Chechnya : 22/05/18

(Grozny ) On Saturday 4 armed men attacked St. Michael the Archangel's Church in the Chechen capital Grozny during a service. Thankfully those inside managed to shut the door in time and in the insuring gun fight with police stationed outside the church all 4 attackers were killed, however 2 policemen, and 1 church goer were killed, another 2 policemen were injured. 

Ramadan death toll stands at 108.

Ramadan Death Count: Iraq: 22/05/18

(KurdistanTwo Turkish soldiers were killed during an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq, two other soldiers were also wounded in the attack. The Turkish army has also revealed that 5 PKK militants including two on a wanted list have been killed during the same  operation.

(Mosul ) Two security personnel were killed in an armed attack launched by Islamic State members, in Iblig village in Sinjar town, northwest of Mosul.

(Anbar)  An explosive charge planted by ISIS  on the side of a road in Al-Qa’im district near the Syrian borders went off while a police vehicle was patrolling the area, leaving a policeman killed and three others injured.

(Baghdad)  An Iraqi civilian was killed Monday in a targeted terrorist bomb attack in the al-Tarmia district of the Iraqi capital.

(Anbar) Iraqi Army jets targeted an Islamic State haven in Wadi al-Mahrouk region, north of Rawa city, on Sunday. Six ISIS terrorists were killed.

Ramadan death toll stands at 101.

Ramadan Death Count: Yemen: 22/05/18

(Marib) Five people, including children, were killed, and 18 injured when Houthi forces fired a Katyusha rocket on Marib city in central Yemen on Monday.

Ramadan death toll stands at 84.

Ramadan Death Count: Afghanstan: 22/05/18

(Kabul) At least 14 police personnel were killed after the Taliban attacked security forces in eastern Afghanistan’s Ghazni province on Monday night.

In Farah province, at least 14 Taliban terrorists were taken out by an Afghan airforce airstrike.

In southern Kandahar province it has been reported that 5 men employed as deminers working to clear an area that will be part of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project were shot dead by unknown gunmen on Monday.

(Kandahar) At least 16 people, including security personnel and bystanders, were killed on Tuesday as bomb disposal experts tried and failed to defuse explosives in a parked car in the southern city of Kandahar, the car had been parked in an auto repair garage in the centre of the city. Four of the 16 people killed were members of the security forces, with an additional 38 people wounded.

Ramadan death toll stands at 79

Ramadan Death Count: Sudan: 22/05/18

(Darfur)  A woman was killed and several others injured when a Sudanese army convoy took a wrong turning and ended up inside a refugee camp. The inhabitants took umbrage at seeing so many of their oppressors and blocked their way, resulting in the troops from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) opening fire in which to disperse the hostile crowd.  The victim was taken to a local medical centre where she passed away.

Ramadan death toll stands at 30

Ramadan Death Count: Niger: 22/05/18

(Niger) At least 17 civilians of the Peuhle community were killed Friday night in the Niger locality of Aguey near the Malian border by armed bandits. According to local officials and media, the attack was perpetrated by young Tuaregs from neighbouring Mali on board several motorcycles.

Ramadan death toll stands at 29

Ramadan Death Count: Mali: 22/05/18

(Mali) Well its that time of year again where the faithful spend an entire Luna month reading the Koran, abstaining from bad thoughts, food, and of course killing people. Which is why on Sunday armed gunmen who targeted a lone soldier in the Northern town of Boulekessi resulted in 12 other people getting killed.

Happy Ramadan everyone.

Ramadan death toll stands at 12

Monday, May 21, 2018

France: Armed men make clean getaway with kidnapped man after shoot-out with police.

(Marseille)  On Monday at around 5pm hooded men armed with Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifles who arrived in three cars decided to shoot up  La Busserine a notorious deprived, crime-ridden French housing estate that has given Marseille its reputation as France’s most crime ridden and dangerous city injuring one person who was struck in the head with a rifle butt

Apparently the gunmen were searching for somebody and they weren’t going to take no for an answer from anybody, and were quite happy to fire on others in which to send their message that they were in control. Which explains why when the police turned up, they decided to have a shoot out with them. This allowed them to make their escape after having kidnapped somebody.  French police are still ruminating whether to refer this incident as a terrorist one.