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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Talking To Terrorists & The Consequences Of Reporting On A War: Afghanistan Special Report | Deadline

Deadline’s Hollie McKay has remained in Afghanistan since the US withdrawal in August. Her work highlights the importance and difficulty of communicating with the Taliban who are often proud of their efforts to harm Americans. Her work requires equal...

Russia preparing to attack Ukraine by late January: Ukraine defense intelligence agency chief | Military Times

Russia has reportedly amassed nearly 100,000 troops on the border with Ukraine. The head of Ukraine’s defense intelligence agency says they are preparing for an attack around the end of January or beginning of February. Ukrainian Brig. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov...

Ethiopia asks U.S. to stop spreading false information on war| Reuters

The US State Department issued a statement last Thursday warning visitors about potential terrorist attacks in Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s government responded by asking the US to stop spreading falsehoods about the country. Ethiopia has been the site of a civil war...

U.S. Designates Three IS-K Leaders In Afghanistan As Global Terrorists | Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

According to the US State Department, three officials of the Islamic State's (IS) affiliate in Afghanistan have been identified as global terrorists. The three members of the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (IS-K) organization were categorized as Specially Designated Global Terrorists...

Russian tech firm develops unique targets to train special operations forces | TASS

According to Vice-President of Russia's Army Tactical Shooting Federation and Spetstekhnologii founder Andrei Rul, the Research and Production Association Spetstekhnologii (Special Technologies) has created specialized targets to practice special forces, assassins, and special ops units. According to him, the company has created a...

Egyptian court sentences death to 22 Islamist militants, including ex-cop | WIONews

According to press reports, an Egyptian court sentenced 22 Islamist terrorists to death on Thursday, including a former cop, for terror acts, including the attempt to assassinate a previous interior minister. According to a judicial source, the terrorists were convicted...

UK apology over Gulf War ‘human shields’ flight | France 24

The British government apologized on Tuesday for failing to warn British Airways that Iraq was poised to attack Kuwait before one of its aircraft was hijacked in 1990. When BA flight 149 arrived in the Gulf state on August...

Pentagon creates new organization to investigate mysterious objects in the sky | Military Times

Worries over mystery celestial bodies, particularly above military sites and training ranges, have prompted the Pentagon to form a new unit to investigate where they originated from and what hazards they might pose. Investigations into unusual airborne phenomena, which...

Ukraine Wants More Exercises, Training with US | Defense One

According to Ukrainian officials, the unresolved confrontation between Russia and Ukraine has entered a dangerous new phase. More Russian troops and armaments have been dispatched to Ukraine's border, and strategic bomber flights over the region have increased. Ukrainian defense...

Secret memo details Turkish special forces’ engagement with Ukrainian military for training in unconventional warfare | Nordic Monitor

According to a categorized memo acquired by Nordic Monitor, the Turkish army's elite Special Forces Command (zel Kuvvetler Komutanl, or KK) — designed to connect in irregular warfare, secret cross-border transactions, sabotage, and surveillance — designated special advisors to the Ukrainian...

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US-backed SDF arrest three suspected ISIS members in northeast Syria | Kurdistan 24

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in combination with the US-led coalition against ISIS conducted an operation in northeast Syria...

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