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Twin Somali attacks hit U.S. special forces base, Italian convoy | Rueters

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Somali insurgents mounted an ambitious attack on a base where U.S. special forces train Somali commandos, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a separate blast in the capital Mogadishu.  Twin vehicle-borne bombs at the Baledogle base, where Somali forces and Ugandan peacekeepers are also housed, were followed by small arms fire. “The security forces stopped this ultimately failed ... Read More »

Surgical Strikes Anniversary: How Indian Army’s Special Forces Busted Terror Camps Across LoC | New Nation

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In wee hours of September 29, 2016, the Indian army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control destroying at least seven terror launchpads in PoK. The strikes came 10 days after a brutal terror attack on an Army camp in Uri, North Kashmir along the LoC left 19 soldiers dead. The purpose was to bust the terror camps across the ... Read More »

Former special forces soldier sets Himalayas mountain record | The Telegraph 

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Former British special forces soldier, Nirmal “Nims” Purja, has broken a world record for climbing 13 Himalayan peaks in five months – despite stopping just days into the attempt to rescue a fellow climber who had become lost on first peak he scaled. He is now aiming to break another record by completing the 14th and last Himilayan mountain, Mount ... Read More »

Special Forces kill, detain 7 Taliban militants in Kabul and Kapisa; destroy caches of weapons | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan Special Forces killed 6 Taliban militants and arrested another Taliban fighter during the operations in Kabul and Kapisa provinces and destroyed a cache of weapons during the same operation.  They also killed 6 Taliban militants during a raid in Koh Band district of Kapisa province. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-7-taliban-militants-in-kabul-and-kapisa-destroy-caches-of-weapons-04141/ Read More »

Special Forces kill, detain 11 Taliban militants in 4 provinces | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained at least 11 Taliban militants during the operations in Kapisa, Kunduz, Ghazni and Waradk provinces.  The Special Forces also destroyed a cache of weapons during the same raid. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-11-taliban-militants-in-4-provinces-04135/ Read More »

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

Afghan Special Forces Soldiers

The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained 9 Taliban militants and destroyed caches of weapons during the operations in Farah, Ghazni and Helmand provinces and destroyed a cache of weapons during the same operation. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-9-taliban-militants-destroy-caches-of-weapons-in-3-provinces-04126/ Read More »

More US Commandos are fighting invisible wars in the middle East | The Intercept

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On average, more than 4,000 Special Operations forces are deployed to the region each week.  The increase comes at a time when the United States is planning a troop drawdown in Afghanistan, despite a peace agreement with the Taliban having fallen apart. American warfare is increasingly relying on Special Operations Forces, private contractors, local proxies working with and for the ... Read More »

Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in failed attack on security posts in Paktika | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan forces repulsed a Taliban attack on security posts in South-eastern Paktika province inflicting heavy casualties on group’s fighters.  A group of Taliban militants attempted to attack the security posts in Mata Khan district but the Afghan forces effectively responded to the attack, killing 13 Taliban militants during the clash and wounded at least 7 others. Source: https://www.khaama.com/taliban-militants-suffer-heavy-casualties-in-failed-attack-on-security-posts-in-paktika-04122/ Read More »

Iran navy commander says Iran ready to defend its marine borders | Reuters

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In response to being accused of carrying out attacks on Saudi oil sites on Sept 14 by the United States, The head of Iran’s navy said the Islamic Republic would deliver a “crushing reaction” to any aggression.  The admiral continued on by claiming that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s defense power is at its highest possible level and forces of ... Read More »

Stories of Honor – Roger Welt: Documenting war in the Vietnam jungle | Santa Maria Times

In 1968, Roger Welt was an Army combat correspondent during what would be the height of the U.S. military’s involvement in the Vietnam War with more than half a million troops in the country.  He often wondered whether he should shoot the enemy with a camera or with a gun. Read more by David Minsky here: https://santamariatimes.com/news/local/stories-of-honor—roger-welt-documenting-war-in/article_5a2a1f8d-14eb-547d-8a78-2caac9d16621.html Read More »