Archive for July, 2015

Of the Pakistani Rangers

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Waseem

LHR04. Lahore (Pakistan), 29/06/2015.- A Pakistani security official stands guard near the site of a suicide bomb blast during an operation against militants, in Lahore, Pakistan, 29 June 2015. According to media reports a suicide bomber blew up himself and three others were killed in a joint operation carried out by Pakistani police and intelligence agencies in Rachna Town and Khan Colony near GT road, Lahore on the early hours of 29 June. EFE/EPA/RAHAT DAR

Pakistan’s Brigadier Waseem, Sector Commander, salutes Indian Border Security Force soldiers as they meet at the India Pakistan border during an annual fair at Chamliyal, 46 kilometers (29 miles) south of Jammu, India, Thursday, June 25, 2015. On the fourth Thursday of every June, a festival dedicated to Saint Baba Dalip Singh is celebrated on two places on either sides of the border, one at Chamliyal in Indian territory and the other at Saidanwali in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Pakistan Rangers stand before taking their positions during a counter-terrorism training demonstration at the Rangers Shooting & Saddle Club (RSSC) on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, February 24, 2015. Pakistan’s main opposition party on Thursday accused the powerful army of trying to usurp the powers of a provincial government, intensifying a showdown between the military and politicians in Pakistan’s biggest and richest city. Picture taken February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistan Rangers walk with their weapons during a counter-terrorism training demonstration at the Rangers Shooting & Saddle Club (RSSC) on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, February 24, 2015. Pakistan’s main opposition party on Thursday accused the powerful army of trying to usurp the powers of a provincial government, intensifying a showdown between the military and politicians in Pakistan’s biggest and richest city. Picture taken February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistan Rangers take their positions during a counter-terrorism training demonstration at the Rangers Shooting & Saddle Club (RSSC) on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, February 24, 2015. Pakistan’s main opposition party on Thursday accused the powerful army of trying to usurp the powers of a provincial government, intensifying a showdown between the military and politicians in Pakistan’s biggest and richest city. Picture taken February 24, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistan Rangers soldiers stand before taking their positions during a counter-terrorism training demonstration at the RSSC on the outskirts of Karachi

Pakistan Rangers walk with their weapons during a counter-terrorism training demonstration at the Rangers Shooting & Saddle Club (RSSC) on the outskirts of Karachi

Pakistan Rangers take their positions during a counter-terrorism training demonstration at the Rangers Shooting & Saddle Club (RSSC) on the outskirts of Karachi

Of the Turkish Frontlines

A Turkish soldier stands guard while smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc

Turkish soldiers stand guard in the border town of Suruc

Turkish soldiers stand guard near the Mursitpinar border gate in Suruc in Sanliurfa province as smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani in the background

A Turkish soldier stands guard while smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani as it is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 26, 2015. An attack by Islamic State fighters on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village has so far killed at least 146 civilians, the second-biggest massacre by the hardline group in the country, a conflict monitor said on Friday. Islamic State entered Kobani at the Turkish border on Thursday and clashes have continued with Kurdish YPG forces in the town, also known as Ayn al-Arab, said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkish soldiers stand guard in the border town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 26, 2015. An attack by Islamic State fighters on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village has so far killed at least 146 civilians, the second-biggest massacre by the hardline group in the country, a conflict monitor said on Friday. Islamic State entered Kobani at the Turkish border on Thursday and clashes have continued with Kurdish YPG forces in the town, also known as Ayn al-Arab, said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkish soldiers stand guard near the Mursitpinar border gate in Suruc in Sanliurfa province as smoke rises in the Syrian town of Kobani in the background June 27, 2015. An explosion hit the Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday, a witness said, sending plumes of smoke into the air days after the town suffered an attack by Islamic State militants that killed at least 145 people. The cause of the explosion, which appeared to come from the centre of the town, was not immediately clear, said a Reuters cameraman who was near the town at the Turkish border. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Turkish Army military vehicle leaves its base in Suruc, bordering the Syrian town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 26, 2015. An attack by Islamic State fighters on the Syrian town of Kobani and a nearby village has so far killed at least 146 civilians, the second-biggest massacre by the hardline group in the country, a conflict monitor said on Friday. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Turkish Army military vehicle leaves its base in Suruc, bordering the Syrian town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province

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