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Frederick News Post (Newspaper) - August 22, 2015, Frederick, MarylandL Ibert town Mfd 2015 c Arnival s at a us. 22 and music by the Knight Brothers shows at 7pm and 9pm carnival Cash drawing 11pm Hall menu Fried Chicken Fried shrimp Slippery pot pie red potatoes Green Beans served 4 30 7 30 in our new air conditioned banquet Hall. A4 world the Frederick news Post saturday August 22, 2015 by Karin Laub and Albert Aji associated press Damascus Syria islamic state extremists in Syria and Iraq Are engaged in the most brutal systematic destruction of ancient Sites since world War ii the head of the u. N. Cultural Agency said Friday a Stark warning that came hours after militants demolished a 1,500 year old monastery in Central Syria. The worlds Only recourse is to try to prevent the Sale of looted artefacts thus cutting off a lucrative Stream of income for the militants Enesco chief Irina Bokova told the associated press. A series of recent attacks has stoked fears that is is accelerating its Campaign to demolish and loot heritage Sites. On Friday witnesses said the militants bulldozed St. Elian monastery in Central Syria. Days earlier is beheaded an 81 year old antiquities scholar who had dedicated his life to overseeing the ruins of Palmyra in Syria one of the Middle easts most spectacular archaeological Sites. Since capturing about a third of Syria and Iraq last year is fighters have destroyed mosques churches and archaeological Sites causing extensive damage to the ancient cities of Nimrud Hatra and Dura euro pos in Iraq. In May they seized Palmyra the roman Era City on the Edge of a modern town of the same name. We a vent seen something similar since the second world War Bokova said of the scope of the is Campaign against ancient Sites. I think this is the biggest attempt the most brutal systematic destruction of world heritage. Bokova said recent images of archaeological Sites under is control in Iraq and Syria show signs of widespread illegal digging and looting. If you look at the maps the photos the satellite pictures of it you will not recognize one place she said. It is just hundreds of holes All around them. There is Little the world can do to Stop the extremists from inflicting More damage she said but stopping the trafficking in artefacts must be a priority. Bokova spoke hours after is posted photos on social Media showing bulldozers destroying the St. Elian monastery near the town of car Patain in Central Syria. The group had captured the town in Early August. A car Patain resident who recently fled to Damascus said militants levelled the shrine and removed Church Bells. The Man who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear his relatives still in car Patain might be harmed called on the United nations to protect christians and Christian Sites. Osama Edward the director of the Christian assyrian human rights network said shelling of the area by syrian government troops Over the past two weeks had already damaged the monastery. Dash continued the destruction of the monastery said Edward using an arabic acronym for the islamic state group. U. A is destroying heritage Sites associated press this picture released late thursday by an islamic state militant affiliated website shows a Bulldozer destroying the St. Eliane monastery near the town of car Patain which is captured in Early August in Homs province Syria. Afghan ties with Pakistan sour Kabul Afghanistan one of the worlds tester strategic relationships is deteriorating by the Day As Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14 year War by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence. Pakistan which hosts masses of afghan refugees denies the charge and says it cannot be expected to Monitor the movement of afghan militants Back and Forth across Border regions barely under the control of Islamabad. This has been a longstanding Issue Between the two neighbors but a recent uptick in Strid ency is striking and dangerous at a time when the Taliban seem to grow More militant and nato has pulled its combat troops from Afghanistan. It also represents a reversal of the relatively optimistic outreach that afghan president Ashraf Ghani launched when he took office a year ago. The relentless continuation of Taliban attacks and the surge in violence that followed the Transfer of Security control from nato to afghan forces at the end of 2014 seems to have exhausted go Anis patience. After a series of deadly attacks earlier this month in the afghan capital Ghani accused Pakistan on live to of being the source of the violence in his country. North Korea warns of War with South after artillery fire Pyongyang North Korea North korean Leader Kim Jong in on Friday declared his front line troops in a quasi state of War and ordered them to prepare for Battle a Day after the most serious confrontation Between the rivals in years. South koreans military on thursday fired dozens of artillery rounds across the Border in response to what Seoul said were North korean artillery strikes meant to Back up a threat to attack loudspeakers broadcasting anti Pyongyang propaganda. The Spike in tensions prompted the u. S. And South Korea to briefly halt an annual military exercise that began this week u. S. Defense officials said Friday. North Korea had criticized the drills calling them a preparation for invasion although the u. S. And South Korea insist they Are defensive in nature. The norths declaration Friday is similar to its other warlike rhetoric in recent years including repeated threats to reduce Seoul to a sea of fire and the huge numbers of soldiers and military equipment already stationed along the Border mean the area is always essentially in a quasi state of War. Ghani by Greg Keller associated press Paris a gunman opened fire on a High Speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday wounding two people before two american passengers subdued him officials said. French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve speaking in Arras in Northern France where the suspect was detained said one of the americans was hospitalized with serious wounds. Their names were not immediately released. Philippe Lorthioir an official with the Alliance police Union said on the French television network i Tele that the two americans were soldiers. In Washington the Pentagon said it can Only confirm that one u. S. Military member was injured in the incident. The injury is not life threatening. The White House issued a statement saying that president Barack Obama was briefed on the shooting and said while the investigation into the attack is in its Early stages it is Clear that their heroic actions May have prevented a far worse tragedy. Contrary to Early reports Lorthioir said the attacker did not fire his automatic weapon but wounded one Man with a handgun and the other with a Blade of some kind. The suspect is a 26 year old moroccan according to Sliman Hamzi an official with the police Union Alliance who spoke on i Tele. Investigators from Frances special anti terror police Are leading the investigation a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutors office said. As always where an act that could be terrorist in nature is involved the greatest care and the greatest precision will be used Cazeneuve said. Cazeneuve said the two americans were particularly courageous and showed great bravery in very difficult circumstances and that without their san Froid we could have been confronted with a terrible drama. French authorities 2 americans subdue gunman associated press a police officer videos the crime scene Friday inside a thalys train at Arras train station in Northern France. Around the world from wire reports

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