Leathernecks fried a hundred targets in a month by JOSEPH TREVITHICK Since Aug. 1, 2016, the U.S. Marine Corps has launched hundreds of air strikes targeting Islamic State terrorists in Libya. One photographs suggests the leathernecks have deployed a particular deadly type of weapon — a thermobaric Hellfire missile. Although American troops have... Read more
Combatientes del Estado Islámico en una imagen propagandística. Un vago discurso mediático que agrupa cada dos grupos terroristas en uno solo no ayuda a derrotar a los socios del ISIS por ANHVINH DOANVO La cadena de ataques por todo el mundo vinculados al Estado Islámico ha ocupado el debate contraterrorista de... Read more
A Mexican marine during exercises in Southern California. U.S. Marine Corps photo ‘Yes sir’ by DAN ALDER The article originally appeared at InSight Crime. Media outlets in Mexico have posted an online audio recording purported to be a conversation in which one of the country’s most wanted drug lords orders an apparently... Read more
Angolan troops practice room-clearing maneuvers in Luanda as U.S. Marines observe. U.S. Marine Corps photo A corrupt government kills Adventists as low oil prices exacerbate an economic crisis by PETER DOERRIE Angola’s police and military attacked and almost completely eradicated a village inhabited by around 50 members of a Christian religious sect... Read more
Boko Haram. Capture via YouTube Nigerian Muslim groups urge members to stand with Christian neighbors by KEVIN KNODELL It’s been a bad year for Boko Haram. The West African terrorist group and Islamic State affiliate has suffered a series of defeats as regional armies have come together in a campaign to... Read more
A U.S. Army Ranger trains in Africa in 2010. All photos — U.S. Army No one will say how many commando exercises the United States has run on the continent by NICK TURSE Sometimes the real news is in the details — or even in the discrepancies. Take, for instance, missions by America’s most elite... Read more
Photo via the author Counting Baghdad’s Su-25s is tricky business by ARNAUD DELALANDE & BABAK TAGHVAEE A Sept. 2, 2016 analysis of satellite imagery from July seems to confirm that the Iraqi air force — the IqAF — maintains 21 Su-25 Frogfoot attack jets at Al Rashid air base. According to the website Offiziere, the space-based photo... Read more
More evidence shows how easy it is to turn a quadcopter into a weapon by ROBERT BECKHUSEN A video released by a Syrian jihadist group in September appears to depict a quadcopter-style drone dropping bombs onto loyalist positions — all taken from the drone’s point of view. The attacks took place just north... Read more
A sniper practices during a night exercise in Colombia. U.S. Army photo The Eastern Plains are up for grabs by MIMI YAGOUB This article originally appeared at InSight Crime. The Colombian government claims it has forced the country’s main criminal organization out of the remote Eastern Plains region, but the area’s strategic value... Read more
Consecuencias del atentado de Karrada. Foto de Wikipedia La tremenda explosión mató de una forma poco habitual por ANDRES PEREZ El 3 de julio de 2016 el Estado Islámico llevó a cabo su ataque más mortífero hasta ahora en el que utilizó un artefacto explosivo improvisado en vehículo, un VBIED (vehicle-borne... Read more
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