U.S., Afghan Forces Kill 32 Insurgents in Southern Afghanistan
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2009 – Coalition and Afghan forces killed 32 insurgents today during operations in southern Afghanistan, military officials reported.
In the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province, 15 insurgents were killed after opening fire on a U.S.-Afghan patrol. The coalition troops returned fire, [...]
Bush: Iraqis Take Control of Anbar Province Security
By John Valceanu
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2008 – Iraqi civilian authorities today assumed responsibility for security in Iraq’s Anbar province, where Iraqi forces will now have the lead in security operations, President Bush said in a statement released by the White House.
“Not long ago, Anbar was [...]
BAGHDAD — The leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, was arrested in the northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman said Thursday.
Please see the rest of the story HERE.
This report has not yet been confirmed.
FoxNews reports that the individual captured in Iraq is not Abu Ayyub al-Masri.
Once again my SF son, S/SGT, PKM* alerts his old man to particularly spectacular piece of journalism in an opinion article written for the Wall Street Journal Online by arguably the best [military] writer around today, Michael Yon (http://michaelyon-online.com/).
Mr. Yon has been a staunch supporter of our military fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan by [...]
Coalition forces discover disguised truck-bomb
Multi-National Division – North PAO
MOSUL, Iraq – Coalition forces discovered a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device disguised as a Red Crescent food relief truck in southeastern Mosul Feb. 15.
The truck was labeled with hospital markings but contained eight 55-gallon drums with more than 5,000 pounds of unknown bulk explosives.
The discovery was made [...]
The Turkish Daily News is reporting in a high level meeting with Turkish officials that US intelligence reports indicate that due to extreme pressures by US and coalition military efforts as well as curtailed international financial support it appears the al Qaeda is establishing themselves in Turkey.
Mukasey warns Turkey on recent expansion of Al Qaeda [...]
Abu Laith Al-Libi was killed in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan probably by the CIA using a Predator drone. This is a big deal as he was seen as the number three man in Al Qaeda. I hope he’s happy to see his virgins now. Hopefully more and more of his friends will [...]
Regular readers to this site are very familiar with The Strategy Page and their extremely interesting articles on regional conflicts and the historical perspective of these conflicts as it relates to current events. The article below “How Al Qaeda Lost Pakistan,” is a lesson that should be read by all if you have any interest [...]
Maj. Jessica McCoy, an Army veterinarian and member of Baghdad embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team 4, holds up a young chick belonging to an Iraqi poultry farmer. “Operation Chicken Run”, supported by the ePRT, is helping develop the intensive farming capacity and providing revenue alternatives to Iraqi farmers who have discontinued support for al-Qaeda and other [...]
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During a recent operation, Coalition Forces targeted an al-Qaeda Iraq leader associated with a terrorist group north of Baghdad. During that operation, a terrorist emerged from the building and appeared to be holding something in his hands . . . when he continued to move toward our forces he was engaged with small arms fire [...]