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America’s New AC-130J Ghostrider Gunship Is a Beast | The National Interest

The 30mm cannon in particular “almost like a sniper rifle. … It’s that precise, it can pretty much hit first shot, first kill,” then-1st SOW commander Col. Tom Palenske told Millitary.com back in 2017, adding that the Ghostrider is “going to [be] the most lethal, with the most loiter time, probably the most requested weapons system from ground forces in ... Read More »

Family Buried Him, Yet Afghan Soldier Gets Married a Year Later | Voice of America

Nematullah Bakhtyar, 29, a member of the Afghan National Army (ANA), was thought to have been killed while fighting the Afghan insurgents in southern Afghanistan in mid-2018. In July 2018, his family received a body. They were devastated by his death, leaving his parents weeping for the loss of their son. They held a funeral and buried the body. In ... Read More »

Attack on J-K border post foiled, 4 including Pak commandos killed: Army | Hindustan Times

An attempt by a group of Pakistani soldiers and terrorists to attack an army border post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector has been foiled by security forces, the Indian Army said on Saturday. Four of them were eliminated by security forces that intercepted this group. The group of attackers is believed to be ... Read More »

Special Forces arrest Taliban fighter disguised in women’s dress | Khaama Press

The Afghan Special Forces arrested a Taliban fighter disguised in women’s dress in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Special Unit of the Afghan National Police conducted an operation in Qarabagh district on Friday night. The statement further added that the Special Forces arrested a Taliban militant who had disguised himself ... Read More »

The Afghan Special Forces stormed a key Taliban compound in Baghlan province killing at least 4 militants. | Ava Press

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces stormed the Taliban compound in Qaisari Village in Baghlan-e-Markazi district. The statement further added that the Special Forces destroyed the Taliban compound and confiscated some weapons, military kits, various types of munitions and propaganda leaflets. The Taliban group has not commented regarding the raid so far. Source: The Afghan ... Read More »

Osama Bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in ‘US execution airstrike’ five months after $1m reward offered for his capture | The Sun

The death of Hamza comes after the US State Department announced a bounty for the terror chief in February. Overnight, NBC reported confirmation from three US officials that the 30-year-old has died, with claims he was killed in an airstrike. The terror chief was believed to be in hiding in Pakistan, Afghanistan or possibly even Iran – where he was ... Read More »

Suspected Russian Special Forces’ ambush kills 11 militants behind enemy lines in southern Idlib | Capital Gazette

A suspected ambush carried out by the Russian Special Forces against a group of militants was reported this morning, a source from the army told Al-Masdar. According to the military source, the Russian Special Forces snuck behind enemy lines in southern Idlib before attacking a group of militants from Suqour Al-Sham. The source said the Russian Special Forces carried out ... Read More »

Falcon Force! | Global Times

As one of the most elite counterterrorism forces in China, the Falcon Commando Unit carried out its grueling seasonal drills in late June. Over the last several years, Falcon members have had to push themselves to their physical limits to safeguard national security and combat crime in some of the most difficult environments. The Falcon Commando Unit carries out four ... Read More »

At least 50 militants killed, wounded in Special Forces raid in Faryab: Special Ops Corps | Khaama Press

The Special Forces killed or wounded at least 50 Taliban militants during the operations in northern Faryab province. The Special Operations Corps in a statemetn said the Special Forces conducted joint clearance operations along the highway of Bulcheragh and Gurziwan districts in Faryab. The statement further added that the security forces inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants during the operation. ... Read More »

Indonesia launches new military elite unit to tackle terrorism | Xinhua Net

Indonesian military launched on Tuesday a new elite unit designated to carry out special military missions, particularly in addressing terrorism issue. The launching ceremony of the super elite unit called Special Operation Command, or Koopssus, was held in Indonesian military headquarters located in Cilangkap, East Jakarta. “Each of Koopssus personnel is a determined one, shortlisted from the special units owned ... Read More »