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Iraq: Army kills two Daesh leaders in Kirkuk | Middle East Monitor

Since the beginning of 2020, Iraq has strengthened their concentration in Kirkuk against Daesh elements. The Iraq military was able to terminate two leaders as well as arresting two others in a separate special operation. ‚ÄúThe two operations were based on great intelligence efforts‚ÄĚ the official statement said. Another mission was also accomplished that resulted in the arrest of two ... Read More »

U.S. military set to deploy advanced drone system developed with Israel Ministry of Defense | USA Weekly

In defense of U.S. forces, an operational program for pilots has been launched to direct SKYLORD drones. ‚ÄúThe SKYLORD is one of the world‚Äôs most advanced C-UAS Hard Kill solution‚ÄĚ XTEND CEO Aviv Shapira stated. The pilot program is one of the first steps towards enabling special forces to perform intricate tasks in the modern-day battlefield with a minimum risk ... Read More »

Special Operators receive Silver Stars for valor in Afghanistan | We are the Mighty

For almost a mile they had to walk and fight enemies. They had lost contact with supporting units after accidentally coming across the Taliban in an Afghan village. Three of the members will be receiving Silver Stars for their heroic fight. They played a pivotal role in protecting the lives of their teammates. Those receiving the award included a Pararescue ... Read More »

Three militants killed, three security personnel injured in J&K’s Baramulla | The Week India

The attack occurred in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday. After Indian forces were alerted about the militant’s presence in the area, they rounded up to be able to capture them. Civilians had to be rescued as the hideout was too close to their homes. In the gunfight three militants were killed and some of Indian forces were injured. ... Read More »

Military helicopters rescue more than 200 people trapped by wildfire in California | Stars & Stripes

Hundreds of people had to evacuate with help from rescuers in military helicopters. Two people refused to evacuate despite some at the campsite being moderately injured. Officials have said that this situation was an extremely difficult flying mission. Families have been reunited at evacuation centers. In the Town of Big Creek 30 homes have been destroyed. Source: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/military-helicopters-rescue-more-than-200-people-trapped-by-wildfire-in-california-1.644121 Read More »

US service member wounded by car bomb and mortar attack in Somalia | Task & Purpose

The United States regularly accompanies and assists Somali forces with missions. A suicide car bomb exploded on Monday near Jana Cabdalle village outside the special forces base. Three Somali special force officers were killed as well as two soldiers of Danab special forces. One Somali and two Danab soldiers were injured and one U.S. officer is being treated for injuries ... Read More »

We are already behind enemy lines: Lessons from the secretive online fight against the Islamic State | We are the Mighty

The U.S. Cyber Command‚Äôs fight against the Islamic State is a multi-year campaign taking operations and weaving them in between traditional battle zones. But more importantly the lessons learned from the fight are teaching individuals to change from exclusive planning for major combat operations to exploiting opportunities to operate against the enemy before conventional combat even begins. Joint Task Force ... Read More »

Air Force joins Navy’s search for US sailor reported overboard in Arabian Sea | Stars & Stripes

Search and rescue operations have been active since the alert was sounded in the afternoon on Sunday that there was a man overboard. USS Princeton guided-missile cruiser and The Nimitz began the search for the U.S. service member after a thorough search of the carrier he was aboard. ‚ÄúThe ships and aircraft have worked around the clock since the [search ... Read More »

Sgt. Maj. Thomas Payne will be 1st living Delta Force member to receive Medal of Honor | Military.com

He will now be recognized as the first living Medal of Honor recipient to be a Delta Force member. He is being recognized for his extreme bravery during a challenging mission to free hostages. His team planned weeks in advance for this mission however, nothing could prepare them for the challenges they faced. At one-point Payne sacrificed his life and ... Read More »

British special forces soldier killed six Taliban in pitch-black, Viet Cong-style tunnel fight | Military Times

The soldier from central England was surrounded by darkness and only had a certain amount of room to shoot. He was able to take out the enemy with a claw hammer and his Glock. He also entered the tunnel to fight when nobody else would. He was 29 years old at the time when the tunnel fight occurred. It took ... Read More »