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Special Operations News Update – 20160814

August 14, 2016 SOF News 0

Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan Killed by U.S. An airstrike in July by the United States killed Hafiz Sayed Khan, the head of the Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan. Read more in a news report by USA Today, August 12, 2016. […]

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Special Operations News Update – 20160812

August 12, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update. The fracturing of the Arab world, US asks India for military assistance in Afghanistan, the grinding fight against ISIS in Libya, and more. How the Arab World Came Apart. Scott Anderson has provided us with a very […]

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Helmand Province at Risk

August 11, 2016 John Friberg 0

Afghanistan’s largest province, located in the southwest of the landlocked country, is the objective of a resurgent Taliban offensive. According to some news reports the Taliban control 11 of the 14 districts in Helmand province. Almost all roads connecting the […]

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Special Operations News Update – 20160811

August 11, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update: Kidnappings in Kabul, DoDIG report on SOCAfrica, new Intel manual, Afghanistan, Libya, and . . . of course, SEALs. Two Westerners Kidnapped in Kabul. Two American University of Afghanistan faculty members were kidnapped at gunpoint. The American and […]

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Afghanistan’s National Unity Government (NUG)

August 10, 2016 SOF News 0

The National Unity Government (NUG) of Afghanistan is the outcome of the miss-managed and corrupt Afghan presidential elections held in 2014. A negotiated settlement between the two major contenders resulted in Ashraf Ghani becoming President and Abdullah Abdullah becoming Chief […]

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SOF News Update for 20160810

August 10, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update Topics: We like football, they like soccer; airborne & SOF books, CIA’s ‘Elephant Counter’, Paratrooper Leapfest competition, endgame in Libya, SAS in Syria, DoD IG report on JIDA, TV documentary on India’s paratroopers, CENTCOM ‘cooked the books’ […]

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Helmand Province Under Siege

August 9, 2016 SOF News 0

Problems in Helmand. The Afghan government forces have their hands full in Helmand province. It appears that most of the province has been lost to the Taliban and the provincial capital – Lashkar Gar – is now threatened. Despite glowing […]

SOF News Update – 20160808

August 8, 2016 SOF News 0

Islamic State Showcase Captured ID Card & Equipment. It appears that (somehow) the Islamic State have managed to come into the possession of some U.S. combat equipment (rucksack, bullets, radio, etc.) and two I.D. cards belonging to a U.S. Army SP4. […]

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SOF News Update for 20160805

August 5, 2016 SOF News 0

Video – How to Become a Green Beret. “The U.S. Army Special Forces, commonly known at the Green Berets, are the military’s premier unconventional warfare experts, with an unmatched legacy of working through and with other nations to accomplish U.S. […]

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Five U.S. SOF Wounded in Afghanistan

July 31, 2016 SOF News 0

According to recent news reports five United States Special Operations troops were wounded during combat in eastern Afghanistan. The combat casualties occurred in engagements with the Islamic State militants who have recently emerged in Afghanistan not far from the Pakistan […]