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Construction continues on Bragg special warfare center buildings | Fayetteville Observer

Fort Bragg, Home of The Airborne and Special Operations Forces, main gate.

The construction continues for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School on Fort Bragg, NC. The project resembles a college campus and the two buildings are expected to be complete in the next summer. The buildings are for a $48 million 1st Special Warfare Training Group headquarters and a $28 million Advanced Skills Training Facility to be used ... Read More »

21 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan clashes | Xinhua Net

Afghan Special Forces confirmed at least 21 Taliban militants were killed and seven others wounded in two Afghan provinces on August 16th. An airstrike was launched in support of ground forces in Qarchaghi village of Qadis district. Nine Taliban militants were killed, and six others wounded in Eastern Ghazni province when security forces attacked their position in Chahar Dewar locality ... Read More »

US troop deployments in Iraq to be focus of White House talks this week | Military Times

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced in a press briefing on Wednesday that President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi would include in their meeting “a range of regional security issues, including the enduring defeat of ISIS.” The discussion will focus on long-term plans for reducing US troops deployed in Iraq. Though, al-Kadhimi said his country will still ... Read More »

Somali forces kill 4 senior al-Shabab militants in southern region | Africa CGTN

Four senior al-Shabab militants were killed by Somali National Army (SNA) forces. The special forces, Dahab, aims to clear out terrorists and stop their plans to intimidate residents in the Lower Shabelle region. Special forces safely destroyed unexploded bombs during the operation, and they continue pursuing the militants who ran towards Sablale town in the region. Source: https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/08/15/somali-forces-kill-4-senior-al-shabab-militants-in-southern-region-2/ Read More »

Mali coup: Military promises elections after ousting president | BBC News

According to the soldiers that took President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta down, elections will be held and there will be a transitional government set up in the meantime. The soldiers intervened to save their country from chaos and eventually pressured the President to resign. The UN is going to hold a brief on the event to discuss what took place and ... Read More »

‘Valkyrie’ blood transfusion system hopes to give Marines, sailors fighting chance on the battlefield | USNI News

On demand for fresh blood given directly to the battlefield in fast time is now a possibility thanks to the new Valkyrie program. The program is for the Marines and will save many lives as it makes it easier for those on the battlefield to receive fresh blood after being injured. It allows for blood to be drawn from the ... Read More »

Military deploys special operations to Southern Kaduna | Pulse.ng

The troops are being deployed as a part of Operation Safe Haven. Operation Safe Haven is an effort to help decrease the killings in the area and provide a safer place to reside. Maj.-Gen. John Enenche was urging the locals to give information that would help the troops. The fight against terrorism in the North East continues to be the ... Read More »

Turkey captures PKK terrorist in preparation of bomb attack | Daily Sabah

However, provincial intelligence and anti-terrorism police teams received a tip about a suspect who is a PKK terrorist. After receiving the tip, authorities stopped a suspicious vehicle with two passengers. They located a black bag with 44 pounds of TNT. The suspects were arrested and any weapons and explosive devices were carefully handled. Source: https://www.dailysabah.com/politics/war-on-terror/turkey-captures-pkk-terrorist-in-preparation-of-bomb-attack Read More »

Somalian special forces end al-Shabab hotel siege | Morning Star

The Beachside Elite hotel was taken over by the jihadist with the threat of a suicide bomb. Soliman forces met the Jihadist with a four-hour gun battle. More than 200 hotel guests were rescued. Recently attacks by the group have been at an increase in Somalia. Source: https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/somalian-special-forces-end-al-shabab-hotel-siege Read More »

Explained: The high-tech war games Israel uses to train its army for war | National Interest

As an effort to combat this, Israel has started training its soldiers even more intensely. However, this new type of training might come to surprise. They are being trained on a digital battlefield. Brigade and Battlegroup Mission Training Center is being used to imitate problems soldiers might encounter and ways to get around them. Source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/explained-high-tech-war-games-israel-uses-train-its-army-war-166720 Read More »