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Inside the dramatic US military raid that killed ISIS leader Baghdadi | Nato

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ISIS leader, Baghdadi’s death marks the end of a years-long hunt to find one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, the man who declared a so-called Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria in 2014.  It is one of the most significant deaths of a terror leader since Osama bin Laden 2011.  Read more about how the operation unfolded, where ... Read More »

Dog Injured In Syrian Terrorist Raid Is Hailed As A Hero In The Mission | NPR

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Before Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest, he was being chased through a tunnel by a U.S. officer who is being celebrated as a crucial part of the top-secret mission that ended in the demise of one of the world’s most wanted terrorist leaders. That officer is a dog. The dog, whose name and backstory are being kept under wraps ... Read More »

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: IS leader ‘dead after US raid’ in Syria | BBC

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Sunday morning statement, President Trump announce the death of Abu Baker as-Baghdadi, describing the night-time operation in extraordinary detail.  Baghdadi ignited a suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children and causing the tunnel to collapse. No US personnel were killed but one of the dogs was seriously injured in the explosion.  Abu Baker as-Baghdadi’s death has been confirmed ... Read More »

Could North Korea’s Swarm Weapons Threaten The U.S. Military? | National Interest

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The most numerous aircraft in North Korean service is the single-engine biplane transport that first flew in 1947 and they play a key role in its military strategy.  How could these antiquated biplanes pose a threat to adversaries equipped with guided missiles and supersonic stealth fighters? North Korea is banking on its own experiences in the Korean War and finding ... Read More »

Special Forces kill 16 ISIS and Taliban militants, destroy caches of weapons in 3 provinces | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan Special Forces killed 16 militants of the Taliban and ISIS groups and destroyed caches of weapons in three provinces in the past 24 hours in Achin district of Nangarhar province, Jaghatu district of Wardak province, and Maiwand district of Kandahar province. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-16-isis-and-taliban-militants-destroy-caches-of-weapons-in-3-provinces-04241/ Read More »

Afghan Taliban Continue to Work Closely With Al-Qaida in Afghanistan | VOA News

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A Taliban delegation reportedly met earlier this month with the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation. The alleged gathering came during an official Taliban visit to Islamabad to meet with Pakistan officials.  It was the first known contact between the U.S and Taliban insurgents since canceled peace talks with the insurgents in September, citing increased violence in Afghanistan perpetrated by ... Read More »

US special operations secrets could fall into hands of Russians and Syrians in pullout | Military Times

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After severing a five-year relationship with the Kurdish forces, the US left the northeast in need of another source of outside support. With Russia and Syria willing to fill that role, US military operators are wary about what kind of information could end up in the hands of enemies. A former US defense official said that while the SDF does ... Read More »

Here’s why F15 fighter jets blew up a key Special Forces base in Syria | Radio.com 

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The Lafarge cement plant was occupied by U.S. Special Forces soldiers and became a central hub in a constellation of Special Forces team houses spread out across northern Syria.  When it was announced that US forces were withdrawing from Syria, the Special Forces soldiers on the ground had to rapidly respond as the Turkish government saw this as a green ... Read More »

Vice President heads to Turkey as Us Government orders sanctions | AP

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The United States targeted Turkey’s economy by announcing sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria, an assault Turkey began almost immediately after it was announced U.S. troops were moving out.  The United States also called on Turkey to stop the invasion and declare a ceasefire, sending Vice President Mike Pence and national ... Read More »

Erdogan senior adviser denies Turkey fired at American troops in northern Syria | Fox News

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Senior adviser to Turkish President to Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Gulnur Aybet, told Fox News that Turkey didn’t fire on American soldiers in northern Syria days after launching an offensive, that was a lie that was spun by the Kurdish militia that forms the bulk of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic forces.  She stated that they were returning fire that was fired at them ... Read More »