A Special Air Service (SAS) soldier armed with just a Gurkha knife reportedly stabbed to death three Islamic State (Isis) jihadists who attempted to capture him in Fallujah. SAS soldiers are believed to be fighting Daesh (Isis) in Iraq and in Libya, advising counterparts and occasionally taking part in combat.
British SAS Emblem
Former Air Force airmen are speaking out against America’s use of drone warfare, calling the military drone program “morally outrageous” and “one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world.”
In interviews with NBC News, three former servicemen — who together have 15 years of military drone experience — decried
A number of cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship and aimed at targets in Syria have crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.
Monitoring by U.S. military and intelligence assets has concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran.
The U.S. believes, based
Russia has come out and said they are ready to battle the Free syrian army. Lavrov is wondering who they are and where they are as the United states are not actually telling them. He has called them a phantom group.
So who are the FSA? The United states seem to know but is
Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with the political and military situation there said on Wednesday.
The sources, speaking to Reuters on condition they not be identified, gave the most forthright account yet from the region of what U.S. officials say
One million people have volunteered to defend North Korea if hostilities break out with South Korea, the country’s state media has reported.
The Korean Central News Agency claimed “young people across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are turning out in the sacred war for defending the country
North Korea has issued new nuclear threats to the US saying it will respond accordingly if Washington does not cancel military exercises with South Korea. Pyongyang says it is ready to use its latest weapons, which are “unknown to the world.”
A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft leads a formation of F/A-18C Hornet
The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria’s
Program, launched in May, had been designed to train as many as 5,400 opposition fighters a year to battle the group.
The programme, which launched in May in Jordan and Turkey, was designed to train as many as 5,400 fighters a year
The US has only trained about 60 Syrian opposition fighters to
As Isis surges ahead and the Syrian regime teeters on the brink of collapse, our Middle East correspondent, winner of the 2015 Orwell prize for journalism, reports on the deadly struggle for dominance in the region.
A Syrian rocket launcher shell on enemy positions in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra. Photograph: EPA
In a chilling memo released on Wednesday, the People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, informed the world that, at least on the internet, China is at war.
The memo is called “Cybersovereignty Symbolizes National Sovereignty.”
PLA is not joking around
“The internet has become the main battlefront for struggle in the ideological area,”
On a snowy, empty highway, a couple and their son emerge from weeks of hiding, wandering in a hungry daze. A rebel truck, mangled by a land mine, is blocking the road. Half a dozen Ukrainian corpses, several burned, lie in a ditch.
Pro-Russian rebels fire artillery rockets towards Debaltseve, near Vuglegirsk, Ukraine, on
Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers retreat from strategic town taken by pro-Russia separatists, leaving their dead and wounded comrades behind
Fatigue in retreat: Ukrainian servicemen sit on top of a tank near Artemivsk, as they withdraw from Debaltseve following a fierce offensive by Russian-backed separatists. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters
Fatigue in retreat: Ukrainian servicemen sit on
President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to better battle Russian-backed separatists.
That was the unstated point of Monday’s meeting at the White House, where Merkel was to brief Mr. Obama on upcoming talks
AMMAN, Jordan — The United Arab Emirates said Saturday it ordered a squadron of F-16 fighters to Jordan, which an official said would participate in airstrikes on the Islamic State group after the UAE earlier suspended its involvement.
Demonstrators chant anti-ISIS slogans during a rally in Amman, Jordan February 6th.
The UAE fighter jets
That Angela Merkel has gone to Moscow speaks to the sudden gravity of the situation in east Ukraine
Angela Merkel arriving in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA
In Brussels and other European capitals, the fear of Vladimir Putin is becoming palpable. The mood has changed in a matter of weeks from one of handwringing impotence
The United States is now considering sending lethal aid to help the Ukrainian government fend off attacks from pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of Ukraine.
Obama and Putin
This assistance would come in the form of so-called “defensive lethal aid,” which could include anti-tank, anti-air and anti-mortar systems.
U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters having significant effect
Recent threats and hostage-taking by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are a reminder that the jihadist group still has the ability to scare foreign governments.
But despite its bluster, military analysts say the Sunni extremists known as ISIS are suffering on the battlefield.
President Obama’s decision, now essentially official*, to appease Iran by doing nothing to help thwart the Assad regime has dire consequences for Syria.
Tens of thousands of Syrians will continue to be slaughtered, many of them by barrel bombs dropped by planes the U.S. could have stopped from flying.
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