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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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Government contractors to fly older Predator drones on as many as 10 flights a day

Government contractors will be hired to fly older Predator drones on as many as 10 flights a day, none of them strike missions. Air Force crews fly 60 Predator and Reaper combat air patrols, where one CAP means keeping one … Continue reading

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