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NDS Special Forces kill 2 Taliban leaders and their fighters during a raid in Paktiya | Khaama Press Agency

The Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security killed two leaders of the Taliban group and his fighters during a raid in South-eastern Paktiya province. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a statement that the Special Forces of the directorate conducted the raid Golal Village of Zurmat district. The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces ... Read More »

Malaysian special forces unit joins search for missing London teen | Telegraph

An elite special forces unit has been drafted into the search for a London teenager in a Malaysia jungle, as police admit they are still clueless about Nora Quoirin’s whereabouts six days after she went missing from a holiday resort. More than 260 people, and multiple surveillance drones with heat-seeking capabilities, are now searching for Nora in the dense, undulating ... Read More »

Johor sultan says intervened in arms procurement to stop absurd pricing | Free Malaysia Today

Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar says he will not hesitate to intervene if irregularities are found in the operations of the Special Forces Regiment, of which he is colonel commandant. Speaking at the regiment’s 54th anniversary parade at Camp Iskandar in Mersing today, Sultan Ibrahim highlighted what he called a lack of control and scrutiny in equipment procurement. He ... Read More »

The Final Flight of Extortion 17 | Air & Space

A few minutes past 2 a.m. on August 6, 2011, at a dusty forward operating base 40 miles south of Kabul, Afghanistan, the rotors of two U.S. Army CH-47D Chinooks began to turn. Operating with no lights save for the faint green glow of night vision goggles and cockpit instrument panels, the two helicopters, call signs Extortion 17 (“one-seven”) and ... Read More »

Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Special Forces raid in Ghor | Khaama Press

The Afghan Special Forces inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants during the operations in Ghor province. The Special Operations Corps said in a statement said the Special Forces conducted the operations in Shakee, Jarsarkho and Surmaqala areas of the capital of Ghor. The statement further added that the Special Forces killed 9 Taliban militants and wounded 10 others. Furthermore, the ... Read More »

The Legend of Chief Shannon Kent | Black Rifle Coffee Company

Manbij wasn’t necessarily safe so much as it was stable. Or maybe just quiet … for the time being. Kurdish forces backed by the American military successfully drove out the Islamic State in 2016, with a relative calm following. The small northern city of approximately 300,000 would go on to be cited as the model for what Syria could look ... Read More »

In Remote Afghan Corner, Besieged Afghan Troops Cry For Help | Gandhara

Afghan troops besieged by the Taliban for more than a week in a remote district of central Afghanistan are desperate for reinforcements and help. But in a scenario repeated across many rural regions of the vast mountainous country, their presence is threatened by relentless Taliban attacks. Army and police check posts, bases, and office buildings typically represent the Afghan government’s ... Read More »

Video: Saudi special forces go all-out for Hajj display | Military Times

The annual Hajj pilgrimage draws millions of visitors to Saudi Arabia, and is coupled with a demonstration of its top troops going to action-movie-level theatrics to show they’re ready to confront threats. Is there a man dragged through a smashed windshield and thrown in the back of a pickup amid speeding dirtbikes? Yes. Yes there is. Source: Video: Saudi special ... Read More »

Special Forces kill, detain more than 20 Taliban militants in 3 provinces | Afghan Voice Agency

The informed military sources said Sunday that the Special Forces killed 6 Taliban militants during an operation in Nijrab district of Kapisa. The sources further added that the Special Forces arrested a Taliban fighter and destroyed 4 IEDs and an IED making cache during a raid in Tagab district of Kapisa. Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 5 Taliban militants and ... Read More »

Suspected Russian Special Forces operation eliminates several foreign Al-Qaeda members in Idlib | AMN

For the second time in a week, a suspected Russian Special Forces operation was carried out behind jihadist lines in the Idlib Governorate. According to a source from the Syrian military, the Russian Special Forces snuck behind enemy lines in the Al-Ghaab Plain, where they later ambushed the Al-Qaeda-linked Hurras Al-Deen group. The source said the specific location of the ... Read More »