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Jihad for Israel

By: Hanine Hassan Her name is Katie. She is from the Netherlands, and chose to serve in the Israeli navy instead of remaining in her country. Will her government label her and the rest of the hundreds of Dutch youth serving in the Israeli military asjihadstrijders (jihad fighters), the name given to the hundred or so that went to Syria? Katie, a Dutch- Israeli dual citizen, is after all a jihadist in occupi ...

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It was Putin’s missile?

By: Pepe Escobar Here’s the spin war verdict: the current Malaysian Airlines tragedy – the second in four months – is “terrorism” perpetrated by “pro-Russian separatists” armed by Russia and Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up. Why? Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary ‘We came, we saw, he died’ Clinton said so. Because crazy Samantha ‘R2P’ Power said so – thu ...

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Suicide Bomber Kills 4 Foreign Advisers And An Afghan Interpreter Outside Kabul International Airport

Four foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter were killed Tuesday when a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up outside Kabul International Airport. The nationalities of the foreign advisers are yet to be identified, according to a Reuters report. The attack comes days after a previous one by the Taliban, who used a car bomb to capture a building within the airport and battled Afghan security forces for f ...

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17 Rebels Killed In Kandahar Offensive

Seventeen armed rebels were killed following an operation by Afghan and foreign troops in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Monday. The clearing up offensive was conducted in the Koka area of the town on Sunday night, the Maiwand district administrative chief, Haji Abdullah, told Pajhwok Afghan News. He said Taliban fighters were meeting in Koka to devise a plan for conducting coordinated atta ...

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MSF Treats War-Wounded In Lashkargah

(MSF) said on Monday its teams had treated 68 people injured during recent clashes in southern Helmand province. The individuals were provided medical care at Boost Hospital from June 21 to July 5. Most of the injured were treated at the Emergency Hospital, which became overwhelmed from June 22 as fighting increased and, for the first time in five years, it was forced to refer war-wounded patients to Boost ...

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Civilians among 25 Killed In Faryab Clashes

Two civilians, 15 militants and eight policemen have been killed during clashes in the Qaisar district of northwestern Faryab province as part of the Shakh Bazaar fell to the Taliban, officials said on Monday. Governor Mohammad Ullah Batash told Pajhwok Afghan News 15 rebels were killed and 17 others wounded during the past two days after hundreds of insurgents mounted an attack on the district bazaar. He c ...

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Suicide Bombing Claims Two Lives In Helmand

A suicide bomber targeted a police convoy in Helmand province on Monday, killing two people, a policeman and a civilian, a local official said. The attack took place in the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, said Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the explosion also wounded 15 people — eight policemen and seven civilians. The police convoy was in route to the district of S ...

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Death Toll From Super Typhoon Rammasun Rises To 17 In China

The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun has increased to 17 on Sunday as one more person was confirmed dead in the island province of Hainan. Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to hit south China in four decades, brought gales and downpours to a number of southern provinces. At least two people are missing, according to local civil affairs authorities. The latest statistics showed that more than 5.57 millio ...

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Firing Across Indian Border Kills, Wounds 5 Pakistanis

At least one civilian was killed and four others including two women wounded on Sunday during an exchange of fire across the working border between India and Pakistan near eastern Silakot city's Charwah and Mirajkey sectors, said officials. Pakistan Rangers claimed that Indian soldiers indiscriminately opened fire early Sunday morning in Sialkot's Mirajkey and Charwah sectors, killing one man and wounding f ...

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Tens Of Thousands Flee Israeli Raids On Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes, as Israel continued to press its offensive on the Gaza Strip. Air strikes that struck the enclave on Wednesday killed at least 17 people, including four children, bringing the total deaths of Palestinians in the nine-day conflict to 213, with more than 1,450 wounded. One Israeli was killed a day earlier by a Hamas-launched rocket, the only Israeli fat ...

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Forty-Three People Killed In China Highway Collision

Forty-three people were killed in a collision between a bus and a van carrying flammable liquids in southern China, state media reported on Saturday. The crash in Hunan province happened in the early hours of Saturday when the van drove into the back of the passenger coach, triggering a fire and explosion, the official Xinhua news agency said. Six people were injured, including four with severe burns. Five ...

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2 Killed, 5 Injured As Police Open Fire On Protesters

Two persons were killed and five others injured today when police opened fire on a mob which was protesting against alleged misbehaviour by men in uniform against women during a search operation in Bihar's Aurangabad district. Zonal Inspector General (IG) Kundan Krishnan said a woman and a 12-year-old boy were killed in the incident which took place at the Madanpur Block headquarters. The identities of the ...

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Kunar Drone Strike Leaves 4 Rebels Dead

At least four militants were killed in a drone airstrike in eastern Kunar province, a senior police official said on Saturday. Brig. Gen. Abdul Habib Sayedkhel, the police chief, confirmed the attack, saying the missile strike hit the Daren neighborhood of Ghaziabad district. The attack left four militants dead and two wounded. Nouman, a notorious militant commander, and a Pakistani insurgent were among tho ...

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Two Killed By Lightning As Rains Lash Eastern Uttar Pradesh

Two people were killed and three others injured after being struck by lightning as moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh since yesterday. Govardhan (38) and Ramawati (40) were killed after being hit by lightning in separate incidents in Tulsipur area of Balrampur district last evening, Sub-divisional Magistrate Y B Singh said. He said that assistance of Rs. 1.5 Lakh would be ...

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Radio Journalist Shot Dead In Mazar-I-Sharif

Unidentified gunmen shot dead an employee of the Lehza Radio Station inside his residence in northern Balkh province on Saturday, an official said. Sher Jan Durrani, the provincial police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News Khalid Agah Yaqubi was gunned down late in the afternoon. But he had no more details of the incident. Akhtar Sohail, in charge of the radio station, said that Yaqubi was killed at his ho ...

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Anti-Israel Rally Staged In Nangarhar

Civil society activists staged a rally on Sunday, condemning Israeli attacks on Palestinian territory and urging the international community to take immediate steps to deescalate the tension. Over the past week, more than 150 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and hundreds wounded in uninterrupted bombardment of Ghaza Strip by Israeli forces. Dozens of civil society activists took to th ...

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ISAF Convoy Attacked; Children Injured

A suicide bomber mounted an attack on a convoy of the NATO-led coalition forces in eastern Nangarhar province, leaving two children wounded, an official said Sunday. The incident took place late Saturday evening when the suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) convoy in Jalalabad, the provincial capital, the police spokesman said. Col. Hazrat ...

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Roadside Bombings Kill 10 People in Kandahar

The deadliest attack Saturday happened in Southern Kandahar province. Panjwayi district police chief Sultan Mohammad says a bomb struck a civilian car there, killing eight people. He blamed the Taliban for the bombing, Voice of Russia reported. In Eastern Nangarhar province, another bomb struck a vehicle. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the blast in the city of Jalalabad ki ...

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Magnetic bomb blast in Kabul leaves 1 person dead

An explosion took place in capital Kabul early Thursday morning leaving at least one person dead. The incident has took place in Karte Parwan area of Kabul city after a magnetic bomb planted in a police vehicle went off. A security official confirmed that a policeman was killed and another one was injured following the blast. Earlier reports suggested at least one person was injured in the explosion. No gro ...

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Ghor residents force Taliban militants out of fallen district

Residents of Char Sadat district in western Ghor province of Afghanistan forced hundreds of Taliban militants out of the district on Wednesday. Around 300 Taliban militants on Wednesday launched an offensive on Char Sada district and took control of the district for few hours. Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the ministry of defense of Afghanistan said Thursday that the local residents forced Taliban militan ...

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