Monthly Archives: January 2019

U.S. building road across Africa

    The U.S. Defense Department is in the early stages of a project to develop land-based supply routes from the main American military base in Africa, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, to other U.S. camps across the eastern part of … Continue reading

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Russia adds UCAV armed drone

Sukhoi S-70 unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV),”Okhotnik” (Hunter) or “Okhotnik-B,” [Ocrober 17 2015   Turkey downs small drone maybe of Russian origin, maybe from Syria   ] 16 October 2015 Turkey says its warplanes have shot down an unidentified aircraft which intruded … Continue reading

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Second U.S. death in Afghanistan in 2019

An US military service member was killed in combat in Afghanistan on January 22 2019. A number of US Special Operations Forces still conduct direct combat operations as part of its counter terrorism missions against Al-Qaeda, ISIS and other terrorist … Continue reading

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Manbij Syria: cannot allow ISIS to gain momentum

“We still have enormous reach there,” Pompeo said. “We have the capability to do this. And most importantly, we have the direction from the commander, President Trump, to continue this fight. And even as we sit here today, even as … Continue reading

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Anbar Operations Command kills 5 IS fighters

In western Anbar, aircraft from the Anbar Operations Command received small arms fire during an aerial reconnaissance of suspected ISIS positions. The Iraqi Security Forces returned fire, resulting in the death of an estimated five ISIS fighters. These efforts and … Continue reading

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Libya:Haftar to control entire onshore oil?

Mahmoud Jabril, Ali Tarhouni, Libyan rebel Interim National Council takes shape. Qatar markets rebel oil, Continue reading

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Blackwater to Syria?

Private military contractors could replace US troops withdrawing from Syria, Blackwater founder Erik Prince has suggested. The former security firm chief said contractors could protect US allies and counter Iranian influence after the US leaves the country, he told Fox … Continue reading

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