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22 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in Afghan Special Forces raids | Khaama Press News Agency

The Afghan Special Forces have killed 22 Taliban and ISIS militants during the operations conducted in past 24 hours. The informed military sources said Sunday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Tagab district of Kapisa, killed 6 Taliban fighters and destroyed a small weapons cache. The sources further added that the Special Forces conducted a similar raid ... Read More »

‘Only two of us were not shot or dying’: Airman to receive Silver Star for Afghanistan heroism| Stars and Stripes

It was 15 minutes from the first gunshot to the arrival of air support. In that time, as enemy machine gun fire sprayed bullets from 50 meters away, Air Force Technical Sgt. Michael Perolio tended to three wounded soldiers, found a route to safety and called in air and ground support. “He got me out of quite possibly the worst ... Read More »

Crofton man behind veterans’ memorial faked being a Navy SEAL | Capital Gazette

Bob Pollock became known as perhaps one of the most dedicated people around Crofton, committed to honoring those who serve the nation. It only made sense, as the creator of the Two Rivers community monument told neighbors and friends he was a former Navy SEAL and had been a prisoner of war. Except he wasn’t. Pollock dedicated a monument to ... Read More »

This is Knight’s Armament’s new machine gun suppressor | Military Times

Knight’s Armament Company of Titusville, Florida, unveiled a new suppressor at this year’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference where members of the SOF community get to interact with vendors and industry partners to preview and try out the latest and greatest in special operations kit and gear. KAC’s suppressor is designed primarily to be used with the company’s premier belt-fed ... Read More »

Eddie Gallagher was found not guilty on the most serious charges, but he could still leave the Navy as an E1| Task and Purpose

Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher dodged the most serious charges the Navy threw at him during his court martial, but his final sentence could be far worse than what the jury originally handed down. If the convening authority approves the jury’s sentence of four months’ confinement and a reduction in rank from E7 to E6, Gallagher will be busted down ... Read More »

Army special operator received valor award for actions concurrent with hostage crisis in Mali | Army Times

An Army special operator received the second highest valor award for his actions during an overseas contingency operation nearly four years ago. The operator received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on Nov. 20, 2015, a date that matches up with an infamous terrorist attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, which also netted a Marine Raider ... Read More »

Afghan Special Forces arrest ISIS Khurasan militant in Kabul | Khaama

The security arrested a militant affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurqasan (ISIS-K) in Kabul. The informed military officials confirmed that the Special Forces arrested the ISIS-K militant during a Special Operation in Kabul. The officials did not disclose further information regarding the operation. This comes as the Afghan Special Forces arrested 5 militants of the terror ... Read More »

Special operations pilot found not guilty of sexual assault | Airforce Times

Lt. Col. Michael B. Black, a C-145A Skytruck instructor pilot and combat aviation adviser with the Air Force Reserve, was found not guilty Saturday on a charge of sexual assault. Ilka Cole, a spokeswoman for the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, said that a military judge there found Black not guilty of all three specifications ... Read More »

Over 20 Afghan Commandos Killed in Ambush by Taliban in West Afghanistan | News18

At least 20 Afghan commandos were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, marking yet another loss for the elite troops amid a push to end the war. Provincial governor Abdul Ghafoor Malikzai said the special forces soldiers were ambushed Monday after flying into Abkamari district in Badghis province, a known Taliban hot spot. “The commando ... Read More »