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ISIS Will Benefit from US Withdrawal, Says Michael Nagata | Defense One

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The surprise decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria will hurt U.S. intelligence-gathering, erode U.S.credibility, and help ISIS regrow, says retired 3 star Michael Nagata.  Nagata, who retired in August, has served as the Joint Staff’s deputy director of special ops and counterterrorism; commanded Special Operations Command Central, or SOCCENT, and played a key role in the Pentagon’s early efforts to train ... Read More »

Special Forces kill, wound 18 Taliban militants in Ghazni province | Khaama Press News Agency

Afghan Special Forces Soldiers

The Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Ghazni province during which killed or wounded at least 18 Taliban militants in Deh Yak district  They also conducted artillery strikes in Qayaq Valley of Jaghatoo district and discovered and defused 5 improvised explosive devices during the operations in Ghazni and Paktika provinces. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-wound-18-taliban-militants-in-ghazni-province-04191/ Read More »

This was the gun Delta operators favored during the Battle of Mogadishu | Military Times

Soldiers pointing guns off a boat

On October 4th, 1993, gunfire still rocked Mogadishu, Somalia – the longest continuous firefight American troops had been involved in since Vietnam.  Among these soldiers were members of C Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, known as Delta Force. Hailing from the highly secretive Joint Special Operations Command, these men, dubbed “operators,” were (and still are) considered some of the ... Read More »

State Department offers $5 million for ISIS combatant linked to 2017 ambush of Green Berets in Niger | Business Insider

Soldiers with guns

A $5 million reward is being offered by the US for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of the militants who committed or aided in the deadly October 4, 2017, attack on a joint US-Nigerien military patrol that left four US soldiers dead. The ISIS affiliate in West Africa claimed responsibility for the deadly attack that overwhelmed an ... Read More »

SOCOM Releases Video Commemorating Battle of Mogadishu | Military.com

Black Hawk Helicopter

This real world footage of the gunning down of two MH-60 Blackhawks in Mogadishu, Somalia happened on this day in 1993. The harrowing events to follow would inspire the movie “Black Hawk Down.” Watch here: https://www.military.com Read More »

Afghan Special Forces rescue 10 people from a Taliban prison in Helmand | Khaama Press News Agency

Afghan Special Forces Soldiers

The Afghan Special Force stormed a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province and rescued ten people during the raid. The freed prisoners said the Taliban militants did not provide them enough food, subjected them to torture and beatings besides preventing them to contact their families.   Source: https://www.khaama.com/afghan-special-forces-rescue-10-people-from-a-taliban-prison-in-helmand/ Read More »

US-trained SOF Danab Brigade targeted by al-Shabaab | Special OPS Magazine

Soldiers in Somalia

The situation is Somalia is heating up as the al-Shabaab terror group has launched a suicide assault on a joint US-Somali base in southern Somalia and only two days after the suicide attack, they ambushed soldiers belonging to the US-trained Danab special operations forces unit near Mogadishu.  At least six operators were killed in two separate roadside bombs targeted at ... Read More »

Special Forces kill, detain 9 Taliban militants; destroy caches of weapons in 3 provinces | Khaama Press News Agency

Soldiers with a vehicle waiting on a road

The Afghan Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants, arrested 5 others and destroyed caches of weapons during the operations in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand, Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province, and Deh Yak district of Ghazni. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-9-taliban-militants-destroy-caches-of-weapons-in-3-provinces-04179/ Read More »

Afghan Special Forces destroy multiple caches of weapons in 3 provinces | Khaama Press News Agency

Afghan Special Forces Soldiers

The Afghan Special Forces arrested 2 Taliban militants and destroyed a narcotics and a weapons of Taliban in Zindah Jan and Shindand district of Herat, destroyed more caches of weapons in Nad Ali district of Helmand and in Ghazni district of Ghazni province.  They also destroyed another weapons cache of Taliban during a similar operation in Andar district of Ghazni. Source: ... Read More »

33 militants killed, wounded in Afghan-U.S. forces operations in Logar, Ghazni: Thunder Corps | Khaama Press News Agency

A-10 Thunderbolt II

The Afghan and U.S. forces killed or wounded at least 33 Taliban militants during the operations in South-eastern Ghazni and central Logar provinces.  The Afghan forces killed 6 Taliban militants, wounded 4 others and destroyed a mortar launcher during the clashes with Taliban militants in Moqor and Gilan districts. Source: https://www.khaama.com/33-militants-killed-wounded-in-afghan-u-s-forces-operations-in-logar-ghazni-thunder-corps-04161/ Read More »