New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/al-qaeda-takes-control-u-s-base-libya/Al Qaeda Takes Control Of A U.S. Base In LibyaAl Qaeda takes control of a U.S. Base?  Al Qaeda and other jihadists have taken control of a secretive U.S. base setup by United States special forces in order to train Libyan military members for anti-terrorism.  The camp is on the Libyan coastline and is now known to be controlled by a longtime member of Al Qaeda.  The base was initially setup by U.S. Green Beret forces for training purposes of counter terrorism.  Now, just two years after it has been set up, Libyan media is reporting that it is now being run by a well-known associate to Osama bin Laden.
A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda.
A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media reports, Jihadist web forums, and U.S. officials.
In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libya’s first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later, that training camp is now being used by groups with direct links to al Qaeda to foment chaos in post-Qaddafi Libya.
Last week, the Libyan press reported that the camp (named “27” for the kilometer marker on the road between Tripoli and Tunis) was now under the command of Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush, a veteran associate of Osama bin Laden who was first designated as part of al Qaeda’s support network in 2002 by the United States and the United Nations. The report said he was heading a group of Salifist fighters from the former Libyan base.
In other words, Tantoush is now the chief of a training camp the U.S. and Libyan governments had hoped would train Libyan special operations forces to catch militants like Tantoush.
 One U.S. defense official told The Daily Beast that the media report matched U.S. intelligence reporting from Libya. Another U.S. official in Washington said intelligence analysts were aware of the reports but had yet to corroborate them, however. A spokesman for Africa Command declined to comment for the story.

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Al Qaeda Takes Control Of A U.S. Base In Libya

Al Qaeda takes control of a U.S. Base?  Al Qaeda and other jihadists have taken control of a secretive U.S. base setup by United States special forces in order to train Libyan military members for anti-terrorism.  The camp is on the Libyan coastline and is now known to be controlled by a longtime member of Al Qaeda.  The base was initially setup by U.S. Green Beret forces for training purposes of counter terrorism.  Now, just two years after it has been set up, Libyan media is reporting that it is now being run by a well-known associate to Osama bin Laden.

A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda.

A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media reports, Jihadist web forums, and U.S. officials.

In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libya’s first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later, that training camp is now being used by groups with direct links to al Qaeda to foment chaos in post-Qaddafi Libya.

Last week, the Libyan press reported that the camp (named “27” for the kilometer marker on the road between Tripoli and Tunis) was now under the command of Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush, a veteran associate of Osama bin Laden who was first designated as part of al Qaeda’s support network in 2002 by the United States and the United Nations. The report said he was heading a group of Salifist fighters from the former Libyan base.

In other words, Tantoush is now the chief of a training camp the U.S. and Libyan governments had hoped would train Libyan special operations forces to catch militants like Tantoush.

 One U.S. defense official told The Daily Beast that the media report matched U.S. intelligence reporting from Libya. Another U.S. official in Washington said intelligence analysts were aware of the reports but had yet to corroborate them, however. A spokesman for Africa Command declined to comment for the story.

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/u-s-boots-ground-eastern-europe/U.S. BOOTS On The Ground In Eastern EuropeU.S. boots are on the ground and deployed to Eastern Europe to alleviate ally fears of building Russian aggression.  The deployments come after pro-Russian separatists have defied an international agreement reached last week the required forces to lay down their arms.  The United States is expected to deploy 600 soldiers throughout the region and will place them in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland on Wednesday as part of a wave of U.S. troops heading to shore up America’s Eastern European allies in the face of Russian meddling in Ukraine.
Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said an initial contingent of about 600 troops will head to four countries across Eastern Europe for military exercises over the next month.
First, about 150 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based in Vicenza, Italy, are arriving in Poland.
Additional Army companies will head to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and are expected to arrive by Monday for similar land-based exercises in those countries.
The show of strength comes as the United States, European allies and Ukraine try to ease tensions with Russia and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. All sides struck a diplomatic agreement last week, but it remains unclear whether pro-Russian demonstrators, who took over a series of government buildings in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, will back down.
Under the current plan, U.S. troops would rotate in and out of the four Eastern European countries for additional exercises on a recurring basis.
“We’re looking at trying to keep this rotational presence persistent throughout the rest of this year,” Kirby told reporters, adding that over time the exercises could expand to other countries.
The exercises are part of an effort announced last week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel aimed at reassuring NATO allies of America’s commitment to the region’s defense.
Kirby said the U.S. will likely plan other exercises and will continue to work through NATO on joint measures that could be scheduled in the future.
“It’s a very tangible representation of our commitment to our security obligations in Europe, and the message is to the people of those countries and to the alliance that we do take it seriously. And we encourage our NATO partners to likewise look for opportunities of their own to do this same kind of thing for one another,” said Kirby. “And I think if there’s a message to Moscow, it is the same exact message – that we take our obligations very, very seriously on the continent of Europe.”
(FoxNews)

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U.S. BOOTS On The Ground In Eastern Europe

U.S. boots are on the ground and deployed to Eastern Europe to alleviate ally fears of building Russian aggression.  The deployments come after pro-Russian separatists have defied an international agreement reached last week the required forces to lay down their arms.  The United States is expected to deploy 600 soldiers throughout the region and will place them in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland on Wednesday as part of a wave of U.S. troops heading to shore up America’s Eastern European allies in the face of Russian meddling in Ukraine.

Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said an initial contingent of about 600 troops will head to four countries across Eastern Europe for military exercises over the next month.

First, about 150 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based in Vicenza, Italy, are arriving in Poland.

Additional Army companies will head to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and are expected to arrive by Monday for similar land-based exercises in those countries.

The show of strength comes as the United States, European allies and Ukraine try to ease tensions with Russia and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. All sides struck a diplomatic agreement last week, but it remains unclear whether pro-Russian demonstrators, who took over a series of government buildings in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, will back down.

Under the current plan, U.S. troops would rotate in and out of the four Eastern European countries for additional exercises on a recurring basis.

“We’re looking at trying to keep this rotational presence persistent throughout the rest of this year,” Kirby told reporters, adding that over time the exercises could expand to other countries.

The exercises are part of an effort announced last week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel aimed at reassuring NATO allies of America’s commitment to the region’s defense.

Kirby said the U.S. will likely plan other exercises and will continue to work through NATO on joint measures that could be scheduled in the future.

“It’s a very tangible representation of our commitment to our security obligations in Europe, and the message is to the people of those countries and to the alliance that we do take it seriously. And we encourage our NATO partners to likewise look for opportunities of their own to do this same kind of thing for one another,” said Kirby. “And I think if there’s a message to Moscow, it is the same exact message – that we take our obligations very, very seriously on the continent of Europe.”

(FoxNews)

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/video-spec-ops-night-raid-becomes-rolling-death-blossom/VIDEO: Spec Ops Night Raid Becomes Rolling Death BlossomAccording to the video description, this was a Spec Ops raid in Sadr City to capture or kill high value targets. The accuracy of that description cannot be confirmed. The unit takes contact on their exfil and responds with a parade of high volume fire. 

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VIDEO: Spec Ops Night Raid Becomes Rolling Death Blossom

According to the video description, this was a Spec Ops raid in Sadr City to capture or kill high value targets. The accuracy of that description cannot be confirmed. The unit takes contact on their exfil and responds with a parade of high volume fire. 

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/video-awesome-cockpit-footage-u-s-fighter-pilots-japanese-mountains/VIDEO: AWESOME Cockpit Footage Of U.S. Fighter Pilots Over Japanese MountainsThis awesome footage comes from the cockpit of VFA-27 pilots flying over a Japanese mountain rage.  The view is absolutely STUNNING! Haven’t seen nothing better for awhile.

					
				
The Royal Maces present the teaser to our full-length 2013-2014 cruise video: “Shoot ‘Em If You Got ‘Em” – which is packed with more than 27 minutes of high-flying and fast-action. It will be made available at the NAF Atsugi Spring Festival, May 3rd, and also via the VFA-27 Public Affairs Office.

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VIDEO: AWESOME Cockpit Footage Of U.S. Fighter Pilots Over Japanese Mountains

This awesome footage comes from the cockpit of VFA-27 pilots flying over a Japanese mountain rage.  The view is absolutely STUNNING! Haven’t seen nothing better for awhile.

The Royal Maces present the teaser to our full-length 2013-2014 cruise video: “Shoot ‘Em If You Got ‘Em” – which is packed with more than 27 minutes of high-flying and fast-action. It will be made available at the NAF Atsugi Spring Festival, May 3rd, and also via the VFA-27 Public Affairs Office.

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/russian-military-flexes-impressive-new-gear/Russian Military Flexes Impressive New GearThe Russian military has been using the events in Ukraine to flex its new military technology, demonstrating to Ukrainians, and most importantly, the West, what the capabilities are of the Russian military. The Russian military has sought to greatly increase its technology to make it a more competitive force, and based on the new weapons and gear that are on display, they have been successful. If an attack on Kiev were to occur, the Russian military would have a significant advantage over the Ukrainian military, whose technology shies in comparison.
Elite Russian troops are displaying a new arsenal of body armor, individual weapons, armor-piercing ammunition and collar radios — a menu of essential gear that gives them a big tactical advantage against a lesser-equipped Ukrainian army.
If President Vladimir Putin orders an invasion, the new-generation body armor, in particular, would provide exceptional protection against small arms if Russian troops go street by street to capture Kiev and other cities.
“What we saw and what was dangled in front of the West was a clear indication that Putin is on a roll,” retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales said. “It just seems to me from watching the films that their arrows are pointing up and ours are sadly pointing down.”
Weapons specialists such as Gen. Scales have been studying images of Spetsnaz, Russia’s ubiquitous special forces, and airborne troops since they conquered the Crimea region and mobilized to strike eastern Ukraine.
What they see are the fruits of a modernization plan begun in 2008, not just in tanks and vehicles but all the way down to the individual warrior. Russia now has the world’s third-highest defense budget, at over $70 billion.
“They’ve got better equipment than they had five years ago,” said Scott Traudt, an executive with Green Mountain, a Vermont gun manufacturer. “They’ve got new grenade launchers that are awesome. The helmets are better than our helmets. The body armor is better than our body armor. They’re doing a lot of things right. I’m pretty amazed at it.”
Mr. Traudt is paying special attention to the body armor because it presents a big challenge to rifle and munition makers. It might be able to deflect NATO’s basic 5.56 mm rifle round. If so, Ukrainian soldiers face a daunting task because their AK-74 assault rifles fire a similar munition.
(WashingtonTimes)
The Russians, in their new 6B43 model body armor, issued chest and back plates made of titanium and hard carbide boron ceramics.

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Russian Military Flexes Impressive New Gear

The Russian military has been using the events in Ukraine to flex its new military technology, demonstrating to Ukrainians, and most importantly, the West, what the capabilities are of the Russian military. The Russian military has sought to greatly increase its technology to make it a more competitive force, and based on the new weapons and gear that are on display, they have been successful. If an attack on Kiev were to occur, the Russian military would have a significant advantage over the Ukrainian military, whose technology shies in comparison.

Elite Russian troops are displaying a new arsenal of body armor, individual weapons, armor-piercing ammunition and collar radios — a menu of essential gear that gives them a big tactical advantage against a lesser-equipped Ukrainian army.

If President Vladimir Putin orders an invasion, the new-generation body armor, in particular, would provide exceptional protection against small arms if Russian troops go street by street to capture Kiev and other cities.

“What we saw and what was dangled in front of the West was a clear indication that Putin is on a roll,” retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales said. “It just seems to me from watching the films that their arrows are pointing up and ours are sadly pointing down.”

Weapons specialists such as Gen. Scales have been studying images of Spetsnaz, Russia’s ubiquitous special forces, and airborne troops since they conquered the Crimea region and mobilized to strike eastern Ukraine.

What they see are the fruits of a modernization plan begun in 2008, not just in tanks and vehicles but all the way down to the individual warrior. Russia now has the world’s third-highest defense budget, at over $70 billion.

“They’ve got better equipment than they had five years ago,” said Scott Traudt, an executive with Green Mountain, a Vermont gun manufacturer. “They’ve got new grenade launchers that are awesome. The helmets are better than our helmets. The body armor is better than our body armor. They’re doing a lot of things right. I’m pretty amazed at it.”

Mr. Traudt is paying special attention to the body armor because it presents a big challenge to rifle and munition makers. It might be able to deflect NATO’s basic 5.56 mm rifle round. If so, Ukrainian soldiers face a daunting task because their AK-74 assault rifles fire a similar munition.

(WashingtonTimes)

The Russians, in their new 6B43 model body armor, issued chest and back plates made of titanium and hard carbide boron ceramics.

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/video-chinese-protestors-beat-police-officers-death/VIDEO: Chinese Protestors Beat Police Officers To DeathFive police officers were seriously injured after Chinese protestors turned on them. Police beat a street vendor at the protests, which outraged the Chinese protestors. After it was rumored that the vendor had died from his injuries, the protestors turned on the police officers, beating them and chanting “Kill them.” Some police officers escaped, while others fled to a police fan. The protestors then popped the tires on the vehicle and began smashing the windows to gain access to the van. They then began to beat up the police officers in the van.

Hundreds of rioters battered five Chinese police officers to within an inch of their lives in protest at the beating of a woman and a brutal attack on an innocent bystander.
A baying mob rounded on the officials after hearing reports they had bullied a female street vendor then attacked a man who took photos of the incident.
Eyewitnesses said the photographer was punched to the ground, then kicked and hit with a hammer for more than a minute until he vomited blood.
The violence escalated when rumours circulated the photographer had died, although other reports said he was in a stable condition in hospital.
Some of the officers fled the scene after the attack while others got inside a yellow van but were soon surrounded by angry onlookers, some of whom burst the vehicle’s tyres to prevent an escape.
It said some protesters smashed the vehicle’s windows with bricks and others overturned an ambulance.
Pictures and video posted on Chinese social media show the crowds kicking, punching and stamping on the officers while shouting ‘Kill them! Kill them’.
Five of the officers – part of the hated agency known as chengguan – were injured in the protest, with two in critical condition, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported Sunday.But amid conflicting reports, Liberty Crier claimed at least four of them had been killed.
The incident at Lingxi city in Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang is the latest instance of public outrage triggered by the behaviour of China’s chengguan, quasi-police officials who enforce local regulations and have a reputation for brutality.
According to an account posted by the Cangnan government on its official microblog on Saturday night, the incident began when several chengguan in Lingxi demanded that a vendor stop ‘illegally’ selling gas stoves and other items, which they said were blocking the sidewalk.
The photographer, surnamed Huang, who happened to be passing by, began taking photos, and ‘after the officers demanded he stop, to no avail, both sides clashed’, the official report said.
Huang was injured in the altercation and taken to hospital, the Cangnan government said.

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VIDEO: Chinese Protestors Beat Police Officers To Death

Five police officers were seriously injured after Chinese protestors turned on them. Police beat a street vendor at the protests, which outraged the Chinese protestors. After it was rumored that the vendor had died from his injuries, the protestors turned on the police officers, beating them and chanting “Kill them.” Some police officers escaped, while others fled to a police fan. The protestors then popped the tires on the vehicle and began smashing the windows to gain access to the van. They then began to beat up the police officers in the van.

Hundreds of rioters battered five Chinese police officers to within an inch of their lives in protest at the beating of a woman and a brutal attack on an innocent bystander.

A baying mob rounded on the officials after hearing reports they had bullied a female street vendor then attacked a man who took photos of the incident.

Eyewitnesses said the photographer was punched to the ground, then kicked and hit with a hammer for more than a minute until he vomited blood.

The violence escalated when rumours circulated the photographer had died, although other reports said he was in a stable condition in hospital.

Some of the officers fled the scene after the attack while others got inside a yellow van but were soon surrounded by angry onlookers, some of whom burst the vehicle’s tyres to prevent an escape.

It said some protesters smashed the vehicle’s windows with bricks and others overturned an ambulance.

Pictures and video posted on Chinese social media show the crowds kicking, punching and stamping on the officers while shouting ‘Kill them! Kill them’.

Five of the officers – part of the hated agency known as chengguan – were injured in the protest, with two in critical condition, the state-run China Daily newspaper reported Sunday.But amid conflicting reports, Liberty Crier claimed at least four of them had been killed.

The incident at Lingxi city in Cangnan county in the eastern province of Zhejiang is the latest instance of public outrage triggered by the behaviour of China’s chengguan, quasi-police officials who enforce local regulations and have a reputation for brutality.

According to an account posted by the Cangnan government on its official microblog on Saturday night, the incident began when several chengguan in Lingxi demanded that a vendor stop ‘illegally’ selling gas stoves and other items, which they said were blocking the sidewalk.

The photographer, surnamed Huang, who happened to be passing by, began taking photos, and ‘after the officers demanded he stop, to no avail, both sides clashed’, the official report said.

Huang was injured in the altercation and taken to hospital, the Cangnan government said.

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/pat-tillman-comrade-haunted-remorse-thought-may-killed/Pat Tillman Comrade Haunted With Remorse Over Thought He May Have Killed HimA comrade who served next to Pat Tillman in combat recently said that he thinks he may be the one who shot Pat Tillman in a round of friendly fire.  Pat Tillman is famous for having left the NFL and a $3.6 million contract in order to serve his country after September 11, 2001.  Pat Tillman’s family was originally told that he had been shot by enemy forces while charging up a hill, but it was later discovered that he was shot by friendly fire.  Former Army Ranger Steven Elliott spoke about the events of April 22, 2004 and thinks that he may have been the one who shot Pat Tillman during the events of that day.
Nearly a decade since the tragic death of Army Ranger and former NFL star Pat Tillman due to friendly fire, one of Tillman’s comrades has admitted he could have been the one who fired the fatal shots.
According to ESPN.com and Outside the Lines reporter Mike Fish, former Army Ranger Steven Elliott spoke out for the first time since the incident in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.
“It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him,” Elliott said.
Tillman famously left behind a $3.6 million NFL contract to fight for his country after the events of Sept. 11. There is a great deal of mystery surrounding Tillman’s untimely death, and the case has never been definitively solved.
The Army initially told Tillman’s family he was killed by enemy fire while charging up a hill to protect fellow Army Rangers. Shortly after his funeral, it was revealed that the Army had investigated Tillman’s death and determined he was killed by his own men.
Although Elliott doesn’t know with certainty whether he was responsible, the circumstances surrounding the accident suggest he may have been the one who inadvertently shot Tillman:
“You aim at a point, and you fire a burst. You are holding your trigger for a fraction of a second, but that fraction of a second releases three to five rounds. If it looked like you had (three) rounds and very close to one another, well, that was very consistent to how I was firing my weapon at that point. … It would be disingenuous for me to say there is no way my rounds didn’t kill him, because my rounds very well could have.”
(Bleacherreport.com)

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Pat Tillman Comrade Haunted With Remorse Over Thought He May Have Killed Him

A comrade who served next to Pat Tillman in combat recently said that he thinks he may be the one who shot Pat Tillman in a round of friendly fire.  Pat Tillman is famous for having left the NFL and a $3.6 million contract in order to serve his country after September 11, 2001.  Pat Tillman’s family was originally told that he had been shot by enemy forces while charging up a hill, but it was later discovered that he was shot by friendly fire.  Former Army Ranger Steven Elliott spoke about the events of April 22, 2004 and thinks that he may have been the one who shot Pat Tillman during the events of that day.

Nearly a decade since the tragic death of Army Ranger and former NFL star Pat Tillman due to friendly fire, one of Tillman’s comrades has admitted he could have been the one who fired the fatal shots.

According to ESPN.com and Outside the Lines reporter Mike Fish, former Army Ranger Steven Elliott spoke out for the first time since the incident in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.

“It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him,” Elliott said.

Tillman famously left behind a $3.6 million NFL contract to fight for his country after the events of Sept. 11. There is a great deal of mystery surrounding Tillman’s untimely death, and the case has never been definitively solved.

The Army initially told Tillman’s family he was killed by enemy fire while charging up a hill to protect fellow Army Rangers. Shortly after his funeral, it was revealed that the Army had investigated Tillman’s death and determined he was killed by his own men.

Although Elliott doesn’t know with certainty whether he was responsible, the circumstances surrounding the accident suggest he may have been the one who inadvertently shot Tillman:

“You aim at a point, and you fire a burst. You are holding your trigger for a fraction of a second, but that fraction of a second releases three to five rounds. If it looked like you had (three) rounds and very close to one another, well, that was very consistent to how I was firing my weapon at that point. … It would be disingenuous for me to say there is no way my rounds didn’t kill him, because my rounds very well could have.”

(Bleacherreport.com)

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/video-suicide-bomber-chases-security-guards-detonates-vest/VIDEO: Suicide Bomber Chases Security Guards and Detonates VestThis suicide bomber and several gunmen targeted the Shi’ite, Imam al-Kadhim University in Baghdad, killing five people and wounding more than 13 others. The guards appear to have run out of ammo during the gunfight leading up to the suicide bombing.

					
				

There has been a recent spike in violence against the Shi’ite government as the April 30th parliamentary election approaches. (1) 18 people were killed yesterday in separate attacks throughout Iraq. (2)
~Will (FUNKER530)

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VIDEO: Suicide Bomber Chases Security Guards and Detonates Vest

This suicide bomber and several gunmen targeted the Shi’ite, Imam al-Kadhim University in Baghdad, killing five people and wounding more than 13 others. The guards appear to have run out of ammo during the gunfight leading up to the suicide bombing.

There has been a recent spike in violence against the Shi’ite government as the April 30th parliamentary election approaches. (1) 18 people were killed yesterday in separate attacks throughout Iraq. (2)

~Will (FUNKER530)

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/video-us-special-forces-take-taliban-sniper-tree/VIDEO: US Special Forces Take Out Taliban Sniper in a TreeUS Special forces in coordination with Air support find and eliminate a Taliban Sniper hiding in a tree. A camera mounted on Air support helicopter shows the US Special forces dealing with enemy sniper who was hiding in a tree. A clear enemy identification and immediate action:

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VIDEO: US Special Forces Take Out Taliban Sniper in a Tree

US Special forces in coordination with Air support find and eliminate a Taliban Sniper hiding in a tree. A camera mounted on Air support helicopter shows the US Special forces dealing with enemy sniper who was hiding in a tree. A clear enemy identification and immediate action:

New Post has been published on http://www.special-ops.org/al-qaida-militants-killed-second-yemen-airstrike-two-days/Al-Qaida militants killed in second Yemen airstrike in two daysAirstrikes in southern Yemen killed about 25 suspected al-Qaida members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second operation of its kind within two days.
On Saturday an air strike killed 10 al-Qaida militants and three civilians in central Yemen, a country that neighbours top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and is home to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the group’s most lethal wings.
The defence ministry said Sunday’s strikes targeted a remote mountainous region of the south. Its website quoted an official source on the high security committee as saying that they were based on information that “terrorist elements were planning to target vital civilian and military installations”.
Similar wording was used to justify Saturday’s strike, in which three nearby civilians were also killed.
The defence ministry did not specify the nature of the strikes, but in both cases local sources said unmanned drone aircraft had been circulating the target areas beforehand.
The US acknowledges using drone strikes to target AQAP in Yemen, but it does not comment on the practice.
Local tribal sources said about 25 bodies had been transferred from the sites of Sunday’s attacks to nearby towns. They said at least three separate strikes had taken place after dawn prayers, all targeting al-Qaida camps.
One official said the militants targeted were among the “leading and dangerous” elements of al-Qaida and were of different nationalities. Eyewitnesses said they had seen al-Qaida militants dragging dead bodies and some wounded people out of the area.
US drone attacks have killed several suspected AQAP figures, including Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Islamist cleric accused of links to plots to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 and US cargo planes in 2010.
Saudi Arabia also watches AQAP with concern, since the branch was founded by citizens of both countries and has sworn to bring down its ruling al-Saud family.
An online video has been circulating with AQAP leader Nasser al-Wuhaishi addressing a large gathering of fighters in an undisclosed mountainous region of Yemen and vowing to attack the US.
Yemen has been fighting AQAP but the group, which has attacked military targets, tourists and diplomats in the country and taken over territory for long periods, is proving hard to beat so far.
(Guardian)

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Al-Qaida militants killed in second Yemen airstrike in two days

Airstrikes in southern Yemen killed about 25 suspected al-Qaida members on Sunday, local tribal sources said, in the second operation of its kind within two days.

On Saturday an air strike killed 10 al-Qaida militants and three civilians in central Yemen, a country that neighbours top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and is home to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the group’s most lethal wings.

The defence ministry said Sunday’s strikes targeted a remote mountainous region of the south. Its website quoted an official source on the high security committee as saying that they were based on information that “terrorist elements were planning to target vital civilian and military installations”.

Similar wording was used to justify Saturday’s strike, in which three nearby civilians were also killed.

The defence ministry did not specify the nature of the strikes, but in both cases local sources said unmanned drone aircraft had been circulating the target areas beforehand.

The US acknowledges using drone strikes to target AQAP in Yemen, but it does not comment on the practice.

Local tribal sources said about 25 bodies had been transferred from the sites of Sunday’s attacks to nearby towns. They said at least three separate strikes had taken place after dawn prayers, all targeting al-Qaida camps.

One official said the militants targeted were among the “leading and dangerous” elements of al-Qaida and were of different nationalities. Eyewitnesses said they had seen al-Qaida militants dragging dead bodies and some wounded people out of the area.

US drone attacks have killed several suspected AQAP figures, including Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Islamist cleric accused of links to plots to bomb a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 and US cargo planes in 2010.

Saudi Arabia also watches AQAP with concern, since the branch was founded by citizens of both countries and has sworn to bring down its ruling al-Saud family.

An online video has been circulating with AQAP leader Nasser al-Wuhaishi addressing a large gathering of fighters in an undisclosed mountainous region of Yemen and vowing to attack the US.

Yemen has been fighting AQAP but the group, which has attacked military targets, tourists and diplomats in the country and taken over territory for long periods, is proving hard to beat so far.

(Guardian)