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U.S. airstrike on Shabaab in Somalia

An airstrike on February 24 2018 killed 35 terrorists in the Hiran region of central Somalia and targeted armed Shabaab fighters as they were transitioning between locations in a rural area trying to mass their forces, the US military’s Africa … Continue reading

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New recording from Abu Bakr Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in his first purported speech in nearly a year, has called on followers to fight on despite recent defeats, according to an audio recording posted on the group’s media outlet. Baghdadi is now believed to be hiding … Continue reading

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U.S. troops, DoD civilians in Mid East

The Pentagon is employing 5,508 contractors in Iraq and Syria — 2,869 of whom are U.S. citizens, 760 of whom are locals and 109 are third country nationals — according to a quarterly report released in April.   In January, there … Continue reading

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