Monthly Archives: May 2020

Hajji Taysir, SDGT, killed in OIR airstrike

Mutaz Numan Abd Nayif Najm al-Jaburi, believed to be one of the top three leaders of ISIS, was killed in a coalition airstrike on May 26 2020 in Syria’s Deir al-Zour province. Operation Inherent Resolve had no comment on the … Continue reading

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Tunisia: SFAB ‘in no way’ combat force

“As Russia continues to fan the flames of the Libyan conflict, regional security in North Africa is a heightened concern,” said U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command. “We’re looking at new ways to address mutual security concerns … Continue reading

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Niger Ambush: Old AUMF, new AUMF and such

Senate lawmakers temporarily blocked the promotion of an Army colonel formerly in charge of 3rd Special Forces Group to brigadier general. Col. Bradley Moses was one of the Special Forces officers involved in the ambush that took the lives of … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: planning for abrupt withdrawal

With the tentative peace deal under fire, continuing havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic & a looming US troop withdrawal, the breakthrough in the Afghan government’s political deadlock will undoubtedly be welcomed by Afghans the international community. https://t.co/QUxhv52po2 — Atlantic … Continue reading

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Libya: Russian MiGs repainted in Syria

The African Command of the U.S. Armed Forces said that the Russian Armed Forces, support in Libya, dropped Su-35S and MiG-29 planes and Su-24 bombs in transit through Syria. pic.twitter.com/oA7NqBWzAp — Spriter (@ynms79797979) May 26, 2020 Russian fighter aircraft arrived … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: shared power, prisoner release

On 17 May, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his chief political rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement intended to resolve a dispute over last September’s election. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani plans release of up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners a … Continue reading

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Sudan: 100 covid deaths?

Sudan now has the highest number of cases (more than 2,000) and deaths (around 100) in East Africa.   [March 30 2020   2 coronavirus cases   ] Sudan orders closure of all borders over COVID-19 One person has died and two … Continue reading

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Tunisia: preventative measures opening up

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Gradual Lifting of Government of Tunisia COVID -19 Confinement Measures [March 25 2020 173 confirmed cases ] Tunisia confirmed 59 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 173.

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Erik Prince vs. Pierre Omidyar

Erik Prince is suing the investigative news site The Intercept for defamation over an April 13 article according to his lawyer, Matthew L. Schwartz of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Seeking a jury trial, the complaint names The Intercept; the publication’s … Continue reading

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U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq ?

Strategic risks associated with U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq We make four policy recommendations based on this analysis: 1. Support: Continue to actively support the development of stability and democracy in Iraq. 2. Stay: Select optimal risk-benefit balance between no … Continue reading

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