Car bomb kills at least 17 in Afghanistan ahead of ceasefire

Since the US-Taliban agreement in February, 3,560 Afghan security forces personnel have been killed in attacks by rebel groups, according to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani [File: Omar Sobhani/Reuters] MORE ON AFGHANISTAN Taliban says Afghan intelligence behind Russia rewards scandal2 weeks ago US congress leaders: did Trump know about Russia and the Talibanlast month MSF pulls out … Continue reading Car bomb kills at least 17 in Afghanistan ahead of ceasefire

The Marine Corps is officially getting an exoskeleton to haul heavy crap like Ripley in ‘Aliens’

JARED KELLER   Grunts who spend their days hauling heavy gear or moving pallets of laden with equipment are about to get a major assist at the hands of a brand new robotic exoskeleton. The Marine Corps Logistics Innovation Office has awarded a contract to Salt Lake City-based Sarcos Defense to furnish grunts with an … Continue reading The Marine Corps is officially getting an exoskeleton to haul heavy crap like Ripley in ‘Aliens’

AUSTRALIAN SAS IN AFGHANISTAN ALLEGEDLY PLANTED AK-47S TO COVER CIVILIAN KILLINGS

On July 14th, Australian outlet ABC released a report on Australian special forces allegedly carrying out various war crimes. This is another report, in what appears to be, a somewhat regular, series. In the newest report, the outlet alleges, based on testimony and videos that the Australian SAS allegedly planted the same weapon on the bodies of two … Continue reading AUSTRALIAN SAS IN AFGHANISTAN ALLEGEDLY PLANTED AK-47S TO COVER CIVILIAN KILLINGS

With US troops gone from two bases in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban steps up attacks

An Afghan militia fighter mans a small outpost in Achin district, Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan, on July 26, 2020. Since the U.S. withdrew from two bases in the province in May and July 2020, the Taliban have stepped up attacks, local officials say.   By J.P. LAWRENCE | STARS AND STRIPES ACHIN DISTRICT, Afghanistan — … Continue reading With US troops gone from two bases in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban steps up attacks

Car bomb blast in northeastern Syria kills at least five

The blast happened in the village of Tal Halaf, held by Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies [File: AFP] MORE ON TURKEY-SYRIA BORDER Russia, Turkey put off talks expected to discuss Libya and Syrialast month What is on the agenda for Russia-Turkey talks in Istanbullast month Turkey to minimise troop movements to lower coronavirus risks4 … Continue reading Car bomb blast in northeastern Syria kills at least five