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  • SDF seizes ISIS’ administration building in Raqqa (Syria)

    09/29/2017 11:37:29 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 29 Sep 2017, 19:28 | ANF Raqqa
    SDF fighters have liberated the ISIS’ administration building called ‘Raqqa Province’ in Nahda neighbourhood west of Raqqa. Clashes intensify and get heavier between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS gangs in Raqqa city center as well as eastern and western fronts of the city. SDF fighters have liberated the building from which ISIS administered the city, called ‘Raqqa Province’ in Nahda neighbourhood west of Raqqa. Here, fighters have found ISIS’ seals for Raqqa. The gang members in possession of a paper with this ‘Raqqa seal’ on them were freely operating in the city without facing any obstructions.
  • Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza

    03/05/2014 8:36:38 AM PST · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM | Gidon Ben-zvi
    BREAKING: Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Boat Loaded With Syrian Missiles Destined for Gaza (VIDEO) MARCH 5, 2014 8:53 AM 9 COMMENTS Benny Gantz Ram Rothberg Israeli Navy KLOSCIran Gaza KLOSC Shayetet 13Israeli navy commandos KLOSC arms shipM-302 missile Iran Gaza StripM-302 missile Second Lebanon WarMoti Almoz Israeli Navy KLOSC Iran Israeli Naval commandos on Wednesday intercepted an Iranian ship in the Red Sea weighed down with missiles that was en route to the Gaza Strip, the IDF said in a statement. The boat, named KLOSC, was stopped by the elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13 as it was heading to...
  • Combined Force in Afghanistan Detains Suspected Militants

    12/02/2009 6:50:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 314+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2009 – A combined Afghan-international security force detained several suspected militants in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province today at a compound known to be used by a Taliban financier and facilitator, military officials reported. The force searched the compound, about five miles southwest of Kandahar City, without incident and detained the suspected militants, including the Taliban financier and facilitator. No shots were fired, and no one was injured. In other news, international forces conducted an air strike against a Taliban commander in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan yesterday, officials said. The Taliban commander was the target of the...
  • Army captures Pakistani Taliban leader's hometown (Kotkai)

    10/24/2009 8:55:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 584+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/24/09 | Asif Shahzad - ap
    ISLAMABAD – Soldiers captured the strategically located hometown of Pakistan's Taliban chief Saturday after fierce fighting, officials said, the army's first major prize as it pushes deeper into a militant stronghold along the Afghan border. A suspected U.S. missile killed 22 people elsewhere in the northwest, but apparently missed a top Taliban figure, authorities said. Pakistan's eight-day-old offensive in the Taliban and al-Qaida stronghold of South Waziristan is considered its most critical test yet in the campaign to stop the spread of violent Islamist extremism in this nuclear-armed, U.S.-allied country. The army operation has prompted a wave of retaliatory attacks...
  • IDF Captures Hamas Intelligence Map - Lt. Barak Raz - 10 Jan. 2009

    01/14/2009 9:38:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 886+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1/14/09 | IDF
    Hamas turn a Gaza neighborhood into a warzone. Youtube video at link.
  • Project Captures Newer as Well as Older Veterans’ Stories

    07/30/2008 10:37:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 78+ views
    OMAHA, Neb., July 30, 2008 – As competitors were hurrying from one competition to the next at the 28th National Disabled Veterans Wheelchair Games, some paused between venues to commit to history their accounts of their military service and the impact it’s had on their lives. Steve Hollingshead, an audiovisual specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, puts a microphone on retired Army Lt. Col. Jim Howe, before conducting an interview for the Veterans History Project. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Tucked quietly away from the brightly lit competitions, Steve Hollingshead from...
  • Extremely Rare Camera Shot

    12/12/2007 10:26:11 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies · 134+ views
    Desert Photo ^ | 12/12/2007 | Revski
    This is a rare creature that has been captured on camera just recently.
  • NASA nebula image captures violent birth of stars

    04/24/2007 7:45:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 1,244+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/24/07 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dazzlingly detailed image released by NASA scientists on Tuesday shows the chaotic conditions in which stars are born and die -- in this case in a huge nebula in another neighborhood of our Milky Way galaxy. The image, made from a series of 48 shots taken by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope in spring and summer of 2005, depicts star birth in a new level of detail. It provides a view spanning a distance of 50 light years across of the Carina Nebula. A nebula is an immense cloud of hot interstellar gas and dust. This...
  • Coalition Kills, Detains Extremists in Afghanistan, Rescues Civilians

    04/15/2007 10:48:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 267+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 15, 2007 – Coalition forces killed and captured several extremists in Afghanistan over the past few days, U.S. military officials reported. Coalition forces detained an extremist and discovered makeshift bomb-making material in a compound in Afghanistan’s Paktika province today. The compound consisted of multiple safe houses that use natural terrain to facilitate the movement of fighters from Pakistan. The bomb-making materials were destroyed in place. No shots were fired and no one was injured during the operation, officials said. Meanwhile, Afghan National Army and coalition troops operating in Afghanistan’s Helmand province received rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire...
  • Colombia captures fugitive militia boss

    04/03/2007 9:17:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 167+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | FRank Bajak - ap
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Authorities captured a fugitive right-wing warlord Tuesday accused in massacres and of running a murderous criminal band involved in drug trafficking and extortion, officials said. Ever Veloza, one of the few top paramilitary bosses who fled into hiding rather than embrace a government peace deal, was arrested in the turbulent banana-growing Uraba region on the Caribbean coast, police said. Better known by his alias "Hernan Hernandez," Veloza once commanded the Banana and Calima blocs of the United Self-Defense Forces, known by its Spanish initials as AUC. The two blocs are blamed for hundreds of murders of human...
  • Coalition captures numerous terrorists

    02/13/2007 4:58:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 241+ views
    WASHINGTON — Coalition Forces captured a suspected al Qaeda in Iraq military planner and detained 14 other suspected terrorists during multiple operations today, military officials reported. -- In Mosul, Coalition Forces detained two suspected terrorists including an alleged al Qaeda military planner who is suspected of attacks in Muhalabiyah. -- In Baghdad, five suspects were detained with alleged ties to a makeshift bomb procurement and operations cell. Coalition Forces northeast of Balad also detained six suspected terrorists who have alleged ties to foreign fighter operations. -- Two more people with suspected ties to al Qaeda foreign fighters were detained today...
  • Iraqi Army Captures Death Squad Commander, Kidnapping Suspects

    10/25/2006 10:56:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies · 815+ views
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 25, 2006 – Special Iraqi army forces, aided by coalition advisors, captured a death squad leader and three people believed to have been involved in the kidnapping of a U.S. soldier in separate raids in the Iraqi capital’s Sadr City neighborhood, military officials reported. Officials said Iraqi and coalition forces had credible intelligence on the location of an insurgent leader personally involved in and directing widespread death squad activity for numerous murder cells in eastern Baghdad. The ground assault force also planned to act on credible intelligence indicating that criminals involved in the kidnapping of a U.S. soldier...
  • Combined Operation Yields Weapons Cache, Detainees

    10/03/2006 5:45:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 339+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2006 – Iraqi army and coalition forces detained two suspected insurgents and captured a sizable cache Sept. 29 in a combined operation in Khan Bani Saad, Iraq, south of Baqubah, military officials reported. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, and 1-68 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, made the find as part of ongoing operations in the town and surrounding villages. The cache consisted of a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher, four RPG rounds, one sniper rifle, three hand grenades, seven AK-47 assault rifles, several rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and...
  • Israel Captures Top Hezbollah Operative

    08/06/2006 9:08:16 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 87 replies · 2,685+ views
    newsmax ^ | Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Israeli government announced today that it captured a key Hezbollah operative during commando raids deep into Lebanon, and that it was currently holding twenty Hezbollah fighters as prisoners-of-war. Over the past week, Israel has conducted two deep-penetration operations behind enemy lines, to attack Hezbollah positions in Tyre and Baalbek where they believed civilians might also be present. Stung by international criticism that it has bombed civilians by accident in Lebanon, "we have preferred to risk the lives of our own soldiers than to kill innocents," military sources told NewsMax. The Israeli cabinet met this morning in...
  • Suicide Bombs Kill Iraqi Civilians; Iraqi Army Captures Six Terrorists

    07/11/2006 5:10:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 295+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2006 – Three bombs detonated just north of Baghdad's international zone today, killing a reported 15 Iraqi civilians and an Iraqi policeman, U.S. military officials said. Reports indicate two terrorists wearing suicide vests blew themselves up, and a makeshift bomb was detonated. Four local nationals also were wounded. Iraqi soldiers from 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and coalition forces responded to the scene. In other news from Iraq, soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, captured an entire terrorist bomb-making cell during a series of raids in Mosul yesterday. Working on a tip...
  • Illegal immigrant captures in Ariz. down

    07/08/2006 9:41:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 499+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/06 | AP
    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - Bolstered by National Guard troops, the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona picked up significantly fewer illegal immigrants in June than it did during the same period last year, according to agency data. However, immigrant rights advocates doubt that lower numbers in Arizona reflect a significant decrease in illegal crossings. The data come nearly two months after President Bush asked states to send soldiers to the Mexican border to help the federal government's effort to curb illegal immigration. The Border Patrol's Yuma Sector saw the most dramatic decrease in migrant arrests, posting a 48 percent drop —...
  • Iraqis Conduct Raid, Thwart Attack; Coalition Kills, Detains Terrorists

    07/07/2006 4:11:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 319+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 7, 2006 – Iraqi army forces conducted an early morning raid today in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi police repelled a terrorist attack in Baghdad today, and coalition forces killed two terrorists and detained five during a raid yesterday, military officials reported. The Iraqi army raid was part of Operation Together Forward, the Iraqi government's plan to improve security conditions in Baghdad. Insurgents immediately engaged the forces, and a firefight ensued. The purpose of the raid was to capture an insurgent leader responsible for numerous deaths of Iraqi citizens, officials said. Police from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st National Police...
  • Malaysia captures 12 Islamist militants

    05/29/2006 7:38:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 282+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/06 | Reuters
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have captured 12 Islamist militants, most of them from Indonesia, who are suspected to have planned terrorist attacks in the region, the Star newspaper said on Tuesday. The dozen men belonged to Indonesia's Darul Islam movement and were arrested recently after six months of police surveillance in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on Borneo island, the daily said. It did not say when the men had been picked up. Police had seized firearms and documents from the men, including bomb-making instructions downloaded form the Internet, the paper said. The men, including at least two...
  • 'Clean Sweep' Captures Terror Suspects

    11/18/2005 4:02:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 302+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 18, 2005 | Army Spc. Dan Balda
    Iraqi Commandos conduct clearing operations with U.S. soldiers from 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment during Operation Clean Sweep in south Baghdad, Oct. 28-29, 2005. More than 350 houses were searched and nearly 50 terror suspects were detained. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dan Balda 'Clean Sweep' Captures Terror Suspects The goal of Operation Clean Sweep was to clear neighborhoods of terrorist activity. By U.S. Army Spc. Dan Balda 4th Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 18, 2005 — Iraqi and U.S. forces recently detained dozens of terror suspects during searches in south Baghdad in Operation Clean Sweep, a mission...
  • NASA's Spitzer telescope captures image of young stars

    11/09/2005 3:49:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 508+ views
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A dazzling photo taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows colossal pillars of cool gas and dust, giving scientists an intimate look at the star-forming process. The image released Wednesday shows the columns stretching out like fingers similar to an iconic photo taken of the Eagle Nebula by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995. While the Hubble visible-light image was dubbed "Pillars of Creation," NASA describes the Spitzer infrared image as "cosmic mountains of creation." The image reflects a region in space known as W5, in the constellation Cassiopeia 7,000 light years away, which is dominated...