Monthly Archives: December 2017

Peshmerga:conventional coalition elements are with them doing advise and assist

After a cracking 6 months delivering training to #Peshmerga and #Iraqi Army, we have now handed over to @2_SCOTS, and are on our way home. The lads have been amazing; their efforts have done much in the fight to #DefeatDaesh. … Continue reading

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Special Ops Afghanistan enabled or advised 2,175 ground ops

From June 1 to Nov. 24, troops assigned to Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan enabled or advised 2,175 ground operations and 261 kinetic strikes in support of the Afghan Special Security Forces. Dec. 15, 2017 Enhancing Security and Stability in … Continue reading

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Quetta violence threatens CPEC

QUETTA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on December 17, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56. Violence in Baluchistan has fueled concern about security for projects in the … Continue reading

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Blackwater spy network for U.S.?

Executive Office figures are considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo … Continue reading

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 Saleh dead: Yemen explained 2017

      Sources in the Houthi militia said its fighters stopped Saleh’s armored vehicle with an RPG rocket outside the embattled capital Sanaa and then shot him dead. Sources in Saleh’s party confirmed he died in an attack on … Continue reading

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Hazimiyoun: a return to the Near Enemy after ISIS?

In the attack on the Rawda mosque near the northern Sinai town of Bir al Abed, followers of an ultra-extremist IS faction known as “Hazimiyoun” played a role, observers suspect, or were behind the mosque attack. Detained Egyptian IS suspects … Continue reading

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