SENIOR COMMANDERS IN RUSSIAN-BACKED 5TH CORPS SURVIVED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN DARAA

Late on September 17, two senior commanders of the Russian-backed “8th Brigade,” a unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) 5th Corps dedicated for former rebels, survived an assassination attempt in Daraa. An improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle carrying the two commanders, “Ali Ahmed al-Sabah al-Miqdad” and “Qassem al-Sabah al-Miqdad,” near Busra Citadel in the eastern … Continue reading SENIOR COMMANDERS IN RUSSIAN-BACKED 5TH CORPS SURVIVED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN DARAA

Indian army admits wrongdoing in killing three Kashmiris

By Rifat Fareed Human rights activists in Kashmir see the encounter as a gunfight in which civilians were dubbed rebels and killed by the army to claim monetary benefits and medals [Faisal Khan/Anadolu] Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - The Indian army says its soldiers exceeded powers under the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the … Continue reading Indian army admits wrongdoing in killing three Kashmiris

Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan amid Afghan peace effort

The ethnic Pashtun border region was for years a haven for rebels who fled the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 [File: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters] Rebels have stepped up attacks on security forces in northwest Pakistan, raising fears of a revival of their activity and a return of lawlessness near the border region with Afghanistan. The … Continue reading Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan amid Afghan peace effort

Swedish Special Forces to take part in task force Takuba

The Swedish Special Forces is getting ready to participate in the multinational task force Takuba, part of the French-led Operation Barkhane in the Sahel region, at the turn of the year 2020/2021.Follow Army Recognition on Google News at this link Swedish Special Forces during an exercise in Gotland (Pictire source: Jimmy Croona/Swedish Armed Forces) The … Continue reading Swedish Special Forces to take part in task force Takuba

Haftar announces conditional lifting of Libya oil blockade

The blockade caused severe losses in Libya, as oil is the country's main source of income [Ismail Zitouny/Reuters] Libya's renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has announced a conditional lifting of a months-long blockade on oilfields and ports by his forces. In January, backers of Haftar, the commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), shut … Continue reading Haftar announces conditional lifting of Libya oil blockade