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SDF Special Forces Eliminates High Ranking Islamic State Commander and Financier in Deir Ezzor | South Front

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on July 12 that its units killed Thabit Sobhi Fahad al-Ahmad, a major financer of ISIS, during a special operation, backed by the US-led coalition, in eastern Deir Ezzor. Advanced weapons and several mobile phones were reportedly found in al-Ahmad’s hideout, located in the town of al-Sur. Al-Ahmad, who is known as “the financial ... Read More »

Afghanistan: Special Forces Raid Medical Clinic | Human Rights Watch

Afghan special forces raided a medical clinic in Wardak province on the night of July 8-9, 2019, and executed four civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. Afghan authorities should promptly and thoroughly investigate the attack and appropriately prosecute those responsible. Witnesses told Human Rights Watch that security forces entered the clinic in the Day Mirdad district. They killed a family ... Read More »

Special Forces inflict heavy casualties on Taliban militants in Ghor, Wardak and Paktiya | Khaama

The Afghan Special Forces inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants during the operations in Ghor, Wardak and Paktiya provinces. The military officials said Friday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 10 Taliban militants during an operation in Shakrak district of Ghor province. The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during the same ... Read More »

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting | Pew Research Center

Nearly 18 years since the start of the war in Afghanistan and 16 years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, majorities of U.S. military veterans say those wars were not worth fighting, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of veterans. A parallel survey of American adults finds that the public shares those sentiments. Among veterans, 64% say the ... Read More »

Special Forces storm 3 Taliban compounds in Helmand province | Khaama Press

The Afghan Special Forces stormed three Taliban compounds in southern Helmand province, the Special Operations Corps said. According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, the Special Forces stormed the Taliban compounds in Kajaki district late on Tuesday night. The statement further added that the Special Forces destroyed the three compounds during the operation. Furthermore, the Special Forces confiscated ... Read More »

After 45 years, Green Beret faces his past in Vietnam – part one | We are the Mighty

MIGHTY CULTURE GORUCK Jason Jul. 09, 2019 09:16AM EST After 45 years, Green Beret faces his past in Vietnam – part one Richard Rice did two tours in the Vietnam War and went on to have the kind of 30 year career in Special Forces that spanned every major conflict and mission of his generation. And in 2017, he went ... Read More »

Second senior IDF commander quits following Gaza raid that went awry | The Times of Israel

The Israel Defense Forces’ Military Intelligence Directorate is reportedly in crisis after a second senior commander stepped down in the aftermath of a raid by special forces in the Gaza Strip that went awry last year. The commander of the Intelligence Directorate’s Special Operations Division recently quit angrily after learning the military had asked his predecessor to rejoin the army ... Read More »

Taliban militants suffer in Special Forces raid, airstrikes in Paktika and Ghazni | Khaama Press

The security forces killed 10 Taliban militants during separate operations conducted in Ghazni and Paktika provinces. The informed military sources said Tuesday that airstrikes killed 7 Taliban militants in Sar Hawza district of Paktika province. Furthermore, the Afghan Special Forces killed 3 Taliban militants during an operation in Andar district of Ghazni. The Special Forces also wounded 1 Taliban fighter ... Read More »

Special Forces kill Taliban’s shadow district Chief, his 9 fighters in Faryab | Khaama Press

The Afghan Special Forces killed the shadow district Chief of Taliban for Andkhoi district of Faryab province. The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces killed Mullah Raz Mohammad, the shadow district Chief of Taliban for Andkhoi district. The statement further added that the Special Forces killed Mullah Raz Mohammad during an operation in Jat Kok ... Read More »

Two special operations Osprey squadrons stand up at Yokota AB | Air Force Times

The Air Force has activated two new special operations squadrons in Japan that will operate and maintain the CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The Air Force Special Operations Command’s 353rd Special Operations Group at Kadena Air Base in Japan stood up the 21st Special Operations Squadron and the 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Monday at at Yokota Air Base. The ... Read More »