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‘Almost impossible mission’: The 8,000-mile non-stop flight to save a US soldier’s life | Fox News

Military soldiers running through fire, superheroes

When a special operations soldier loses his right arm and leg after a grenade exploded during close-quarters combat, more than 100 troops stood in line outside the base hospital to donate blood to help their wounded brother-in-arms. Then the Air Force sprang into action to bring him home. C-17 crew chief Staff Sgt. Terrance Williamson said there was no question the ... Read More »

Afghan special forces arrest facilitator of Zabul truck bombing which killed 39, wounded 140 others | Khaama Press News Agency 

Afghan Special Forces Soldiers

The Afghan special forces have arrested the main facilitator of truck bombing in Zabul which killed at least 39 people and wounded 140 others.  They also arrested 3 other bombing facilitators and 8 others during a raid in Ghazni province, confiscating two car bombs. Source: https://www.khaama.com/afghan-forces-arrest-facilitator-of-zabul-truck-bombing-which-killed-39-wounded-140-others-04089/   Read More »

Australian Federal Police fly to Afghanistan to investigate alleged Australian war crimes | ABC

Special Ops Soldiers and a helicopter

It is believed it is the first time the AFP has sent officers overseas to investigate alleged war crimes involving Australian soldiers.  It was alleged by villagers that one man, a farmer named Ali Jan, was detained by the raiding party, handcuffed and then kicked or thrown from the top of a retaining wall. The villagers told an Afghan journalist ... Read More »

Former SEAL, SOCOM boss McRaven says we’re going to be in Afghanistan ‘for a very long time’ | Military Times

Two soldier pointing guns in smoke

Multiple international news outlets reported in late August and early September that the Taliban and U.S. diplomats had reached an interim peace agreement after nine rounds of peace talks in Qatar but the former head of U.S. special operations ― most well known for overseeing the mission that ultimately took out Osama Bin Laden ― said that making concessions to ... Read More »

Air Force foils Taliban bid to detonate Tanker truck and car packed with explosives | Khaama Press News Agency

Fighter jet

The Air Force conducted an airstrike in Zurmat district destroying a tanker truck and car packed with explosives, which the Taliban were intending to detonate in an unknown location. Security forces conducted the airstrike based on an accurate intelligence tip which also destroyed a cache of weapons and ammunitions. Source: https://www.khaama.com/air-force-foils-taliban-bid-to-detonate-tanker-truck-and-car-packed-with-explosives-04075/ Read More »

Every single active-duty Special Forces group has lost at least one soldier this year | Task and Purpose

Soldiers waiting for a helicopter

Army special operators account for 10 of the 17 U.S. troops killed so far this year. Eight of the fallen were Green Berets. Of the other two soldiers, one was attached to the 10th Special Forces Group and the other was a Ranger. The U.S. military decided to rely mostly on special operations forces to fight the Taliban and terrorist ... Read More »

Special Forces Soldier Identified as Latest Combat Death in Afghanistan | Military.com

Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin

The U.S. soldier killed Monday in Afghanistan has been identified as Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin, 41, with 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). Griffin was killed by small-arms fire Monday in Afghanistan’s central Wardak province, west of Kabul. “He was a warrior, an accomplished, respected and loved Special Forces soldier that will never be forgotten,” Col. Owen G. Gray, ... Read More »

Afghan Special Forces kill more than 20 militants, destroy caches of weapons in Ghazni | Khaama Press News Agency

Afghan military tanks

The Afghan Special Forces killed 22 Taliban militants during an operation in South-eastern Ghazni province.  Special Forces also arrested 3 Taliban militants during the same raids and destroyed the caches of weapons belonging to Taliban group. Source: https://www.khaama.com/afghan-special-forces-kill-more-than-20-militants-destroy-caches-of-weapons-in-ghazni-04060/ Read More »

White House says Osama bin Laden’s son killed in U.S. operation | LA Times

Hamza bin Laden

The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.  Hamza was becoming an increasingly prominent figure with Al Quaeda and was viewed as an eventual heir. Source: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-09-14/white-house-hamza-bin-laden-killed-in-us-operation Read More »

US Special Forces operator killed in Afghanistan after failed peace talks | Independent

American flag with flowers

The soldier is the 17th American service member to die during combat operations in 2019, already marking this year’s death toll as the highest since 2014.  This comes a little over a week after the Taliban promised more American deaths after Donald Trump declared that he had called off previously unannounced peace talks with the organization at Camp David. Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-soldier-afghanistan-pentagon-peace-talks-a9107936.html Read More »