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  • Reports Coming From Syria About Surprise US Airborne Op To Capture Tabqa Dam & Cut ISIS Exit Route

    03/22/2017 8:10:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/22/17
    Reports coming from Syria about US airborne op to cut Raqqa-Aleppo highway+landing via Euprhates river near Tabqa,38.59222412109376   Reports of 500 US and SDF fighters airlifted east Euphrates to control al-Tabqa dam and cut IS Raqqa exit route east Syria
  • Kurdish forces capture large chunks of northeast Raqqa

    02/23/2017 8:24:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    AMN ^ | 23/02/2017 | Leith Fadel
    BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) liberated several sites from the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization on Thursday, killing and wounding several militants amid their large-scale advance in northeast Al-Raqqa.According to the SDF’s official media wing, their forces liberated the villages of Al-Qandeel Al-Sharqi, Abu Jandal, and Mahbash in the northeastern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.With their latest advance in northeastern Al-Raqqa, the Syrian Democratic Forces have managed to clear much of this region, paving the way for their comrades in the west to push closer to the provincial capital.
  • Stars with planets on strange orbits: what's going on?

    05/29/2016 5:12:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | 05/27/2016
    All the planets in our solar system orbit close to the sun's equatorial plane. Of the eight confirmed planets, the Earth's orbit is the most tilted, but even that tilt is still small, at just seven degrees. It was natural, then, for astronomers to expect that planets orbiting other stars would behave the same way... But in recent years, new observations have revealed that the story is somewhat more complicated, at least for the oddest planets known, the Hot Jupiters. ... Comparable in mass to Jupiter, they move on incredibly short period orbits, almost skimming the surfaces of their host...
  • Phoebe Probably Distant Traveller (Saturn Moon)

    06/20/2004 10:56:34 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 269+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-20-2004
    Phoebe probably distant traveller Cassini's images of Phoebe Images of Saturn's moon Phoebe from the Cassini spacecraft suggest it may be a relic of objects that formed billions of years ago in the outer Solar System. The pictures seem to show ice in its craters, boosting the theory that it is more similar to comets and very distant Solar System objects than to asteroids. Scientists think Phoebe migrated inwards and was probably captured by Saturn's gravity billions of years ago. Several tiny Saturn moons may have been blasted out of Phoebe by space impacts. "Battered and beat-up as [Phoebe] is,...
  • U.S. Captures Significant ISIS Operative, Ushering in Tricky Phase

    03/02/2016 9:44:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/02/2016 | By HELENE COOPER, ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — An elite American Special Operations force has captured a significant Islamic State operative in Iraq and is expected to apprehend and interrogate a number of others in coming months, ushering in a new and potentially fraught phase in the fight against the extremist Sunni militant group. American defense officials described the capture as a crucial development in battling the Islamic State but said it also raised questions about handling what is likely to be a growing group of detainees. Although American commandos have captured a handful of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria in discrete operations in...
  • Stealing Sedna

    08/06/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Universe Today ^ | David Dickinson
    From the start, Sedna was an odd-ball. Its 11,400 year orbit takes it from a perihelion of 76 astronomical units (for context, Neptune is an average of 30 AUs from the Sun) to an amazing 936 AUs from the Sun. (A thousand AUs is 1.6% of a light year, and 0.4% of the way to Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system). Currently at a distance of 86 AU and headed towards perihelion in 2076, we’re lucky we caught Sedna as it ‘neared’ (we use the term ‘near’ loosely in this case!) the Sun. But this strange path...
  • The Day John McCain Got Shot Down

    07/21/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Pythia Press ^ | 2010 | Zalin Grant
    The Day John McCain Got Shot Down Did He Show the Right Stuff? By Zalin Grant John McCain received mixed reviews from fellow pilots when he arrived on the USS Oriskany in 1967, a month before he was shot down and captured. Cal Swanson, commander of fighter squadron VF-162, was enthusiastic. Swanson thought McCain proved he had the right stuff by getting himself assigned to the Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of North Vietnam in the South China Sea. The Oriskany had seen more combat and suffered heavier casualties than any ship in the Vietnam War. McCain’s...

    02/28/2015 4:44:55 PM PST · by blueyon · 63 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 2/28/15 | soopermexican
    As if foreign policy couldn’t get any worse. The President Piece of Crap Maduro announced that they have captured an American pilot that was trying to topple his regime. Watch below:
  • ‘Methane backpacks’ capture cow farts, turn them into green fuel

    05/07/2014 10:20:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/7/14 |
    It’s common knowledge that certain types of organic waste can be harnessed as energy sources, with UK firm 2OC even recently turning huge greaseballs found in the country’s sewers into power for local homes. Now Argentina’s INTA governmental research body has developed cow backpacks that trap the methane they produce in order to turn it into green energy. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, methane accounts for nine percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US, and the agriculture sector is the primary source of these emissions. Recognizing that methane released into the atmosphere is damaging to the environment,...
  • Navy SEALs 'took turns dumping HUNDREDS of bullets' into Osama bin Laden's dead body, report

    03/15/2014 6:16:24 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 143 replies
    ukmail ^ | 3 15 14
    Special operations sources have claimed that the terror leader was shot more than one hundred times in the fatal 2011 raid. A new report from a website known within the intelligence and armed services community claims that the sheer number of times that Osama bin Laden was shot is the reason why the government has never released photos of his dead body. Citing two confidential sources, The Special Operations Forces Situation Report tells how 'operator after operator took turns dumping magazines-worth of ammunition into Bin Laden’s body'. The site goes on to argue that while the Navy SEALs may have...
  • U.N. Ambassador Rice Helped Thwart Bin Laden Capture

    06/05/2013 8:09:38 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 11 replies ^ | November 21, 2012
    As we mentioned in an earlier editorial about her possible appointment as secretary of state, "In 1996, while serving as assistant secretary of state for African affairs under former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan's offer to turn Osama bin Laden, who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities." Richard Miniter, author of the book "Losing bin Laden," told World Magazine in 2003 that Rice played a primary role in scuttling the deal in which Sudan could have turned over bin Laden to the U.S.
  • First Picture Of Captured Terror Suspect Released [Caution: Graphic image]

    04/19/2013 7:22:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 189 replies
    The 19-year old Dzhokhar has seen better days...
  • Explaining NASA's plan on how to bag an asteroid (aka, NASA's plan to haul an asteroid)

    04/11/2013 2:33:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Capture Insurgents, Weapons, Drugs

    01/03/2012 3:57:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2012 – Combined international and Afghan forces captured two Taliban leaders in Afghanistan today, military officials reported. A combined force in the northern province of Baghlan captured a Taliban leader in the Baghlan-e Jadid district, where he was known to operate a bomb-making cell and direct attacks against Afghan forces. In the south, a combined security force captured a Taliban leader and another insurgent in Helmand province’s Nahr-e Saraj district. The leader coordinated direct-fire attacks in the upper Gereshk Valley and planted roadside bombs. Afghan and coalition forces detained another suspected insurgent while searching for another Taliban...
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader

    09/02/2011 2:30:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force yesterday detained a Taliban leader and an associate during an operation in the Marjah district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, military officials reported. The leader was responsible for threatening to kill Afghan civilians and conducting attacks against Afghan security forces. In other Afghanistan news yesterday: -- Combined forces killed six insurgents, detained six others and seized a weapons cache during separate operations across Regional Command East. The cache contained three inert rocket-propelled grenades, two 155 mm casings, improvised explosive device parts and spent small-arms casings. -- A remotely piloted...
  • ICC prosecutor spokeswoman says Gaddafi son detained

    08/21/2011 4:08:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2011
    About all that's in so far. Undoubtedly, more details will follow soon.
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Kills, Captures Insurgents

    06/16/2011 5:09:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release KABUL, Afghanistan, June 16, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed two armed insurgents and detained several suspects during a nighttime security operation in the Mota Khan district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province yesterday, military officials reported. The Afghan-led security force encountered the armed insurgents while searching for a Haqqani terrorist network facilitator. The facilitator is a roadside and car bomb expert who conducts, coordinates and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces within the district. After arriving at the suspected location, the force noticed several armed individuals...
  • Your Mission: Capture bin Laden. Just KILL HIM first!

    05/13/2011 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/2011 | Doug Book
    The flood of conflicting “official” stories detailing the death of Osama bin Laden has become almost farcical. But perhaps we’re not being told what DID happen in Abbottabad because no one at the White House wishes to admit what was SUPPOSED to happen. That is, divulge the real objective.
  • Goal Was Never to Capture bin Laden

    05/04/2011 10:27:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/4/11 | Yochi Dreazen, Aamer Madhani & Marc Ambinder
    The Navy SEALs knew their mission was to kill the al Qaeda leader, not take him aliveIn the weeks before President Obama ordered Navy SEALs into Pakistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, administration officials weighed using American warplanes to obliterate the terror mastermind's fortified compound from the sky or sending commandos on a high-risk mission to assault the structure from the ground. But there's one option the administration appears to have never seriously considered: taking bin Laden alive. In an important new detail about Sunday's raid, the White House disclosed on Tuesday that bin Laden was unarmed when the...
  • Obama took SIXTEEN HOURS to make up his mind about Bin Laden mission

    05/03/2011 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:20 PM on 3rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Barack Obama kept military commanders hanging by declaring he would 'sleep on it' before taking 16 hours to give the go-ahead to raid Bin Laden's compound. Hit squads of specialist Navy Seals - who were not even told who they were preparing to capture - had practised the mission at two reconstructions of the terror chiefs sprawling compound. The mission looked set to be given the all clear last Thursday when analysts confirmed beyond doubt that Bin Laden was in busy town of Abbottabad in northern Pakistan.
  • Osama bin Laden dead: Yes, SEALs were in on the raid, but aides hail Obama's office bravery

    05/02/2011 3:15:54 PM PDT · by Smogger · 79 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/2/2011 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    According to another one of those White House briefings of reporters designed to suck up all available credit for good news, President Obama's homeland security advisor reveals that it was a really tense time in the air-conditioned White House as unidentified U.S. Navy SEALs closed in on the world's most wanted man after midnight a half a world away. "Minutes passed like days," says John Brennan, who bravely stood with press secretary Jay Carney before reporters and TV cameras today chronicling his boss' weekend heroics. The heavily-armed commandos flying in a quartet of darkened Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters more than...
  • Okay, but who won the OBL kill-or-capture-date pool?

    05/02/2011 7:20:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    I'm dying to know, which Freeper had the best crystal ball?
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Haqqani Network Facilitator in Paktika

    01/25/2011 3:45:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 25, 2011) — Coalition forces detained a Haqqani Network facilitator at an Afghan Border Patrol checkpoint in Paktika province yesterday. The now detained Haqqani Network facilitator operated in Orgun area, Wardak province. He was responsible for the movement of supplies, improvised explosive devices and vehicle-borne IEDs. He was in direct contact with other Haqqani Network leaders in the area. Security forces set up at the Afghan Border Patrol checkpoint in the district where the Haqqani Network facilitator traveled frequently according to recent reporting. The Haqqani Network insurgent was detained based on initial questioning at the scene.
  • (Vanity) HDMI to PC video capture question

    01/22/2011 7:15:36 AM PST · by Blueflag · 10 replies
    1/22/2010 | blueflag
    Question for FReepers: Is it possible AND how to do it -- Logically connect and have Windows recognize a Camcorder (that has an HDMI port) connected to a PC that has an HDMI port, running Windows 7 -- and then capture video form the Camcorder onto the PC? Obviously the physical connection is simple. Can I use the HDMI cable and ports to perform video capture, or only video 'play'? I am logged in, my sister and the moose are in the shower eating cheese, and this is quite hugh and series because this new PC (much to my surprise)...
  • JP Morgan Wins: CFTC Position Limits Do Not Apply (To Them)

    01/15/2011 9:49:29 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 16 replies ^ | Friday, January 14, 2011 | Chris Martenson
    Speaking of changing the rules... Gold and silver are now down hard over the past two days, and the reason may have something to do with the fact that the CFTC utterly caved to JPM in their long-awaited decision on position limits in a 4-1 vote. While position limits will eventually be set, maybe, someday, the course of action taken by the CFTC grandfathers in JPM's (and HSBC, et al.) current outlandish positions. Here's the background (emphasis mine): On July 21, 2010, the Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Among other things, the Dodd-Frank Act...
  • DOE giving $575 million in carbon capture grants

    09/07/2010 5:33:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Sac. Bee ^ | 9/7/10 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    WASHINGTON - The Energy Department said Tuesday it was awarding $575 million for carbon capture research-and-development projects in 15 states. The experimental technique involves storing carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants and other sources underground, in an attempt to reduce pollution blamed for contributing to global warming. "This is a major step forward in the fight to reduce carbon emissions from industrial plants," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "These new technologies will not only help fight climate change, they will create jobs now and help position the United States to lead the world in clean coal technologies, which will only...
  • MT: Pig wrestling canceled after porkers elude capture

    08/22/2010 10:22:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/22/10 | AP
    REAT FALLS, Mont. – A pig wrestling competition at a county fair in northern Montana has been canceled after the porkers eluded fair officials trying to round them up for the event. Fair office manager Shirley Embleton says the wild pigs spend the year on a 10-mile free-range property along the Marias River and about 30 are captured the Friday of the scheduled event. But this year, fair officials were only able to locate one boar, despite flying the river. ..
  • GAO Report: Carbon Capture Increases Power Costs up to 80%

    07/16/2010 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    human events ^ | 7/16/10 | Connie Hair
    A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released today found that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) schemes favored by Democrats under their proposed cap and trade national energy tax boondoggle would increase electricity costs, reduce electricity output and increase water consumption. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking Republican of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio), released the GAO today covering the status, cost, and reliability of current CCS technology for coal-fired power plants. The release states, “Based on GAO's survey of stakeholders, including utilities and state regulators, current CCS technology would increase electricity costs...
  • Afghan, International Forces Detain Insurgents

    06/29/2010 9:52:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010, June 29, 2010 – An Afghan and international force detained a number of suspected insurgents including a Taliban facilitator in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last night, military officials reported. The facilitator, believed to be a key player in the facilitation network in the province’s Now Zad district, allegedly is responsible for procuring and distributing bomb-making components. After clearing several buildings in the village of Do Sang, in the Now Zad district, the combined security force detained the facilitator and several suspected associates. A separate Afghan and international force detained a suspected insurgent in Kandahar province while pursuing...
  • Iraqis Arrest 5 Terrorism Suspects

    05/28/2010 4:46:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 186+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 28, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested four terrorism suspects today during three combined operations conducted with U.S. advisors. In northwestern Baghdad, Iraqi forces arrested a suspected criminal associate during an operation seeking a Promised Day Brigade terrorist group leader who allegedly is involved in sniper, indirect-fire and roadside-bomb attacks against Iraqi and coalition forces. Meanwhile, in western Baghdad, Iraqi forces arrested three suspected criminal associates while seeking an al-Qaida in Iraq leader who allegedly is involved in high-profile vehicle-bomb attacks and has ties to senior leadership of the terror organization. A combined operation in western Mosul targeting...
  • Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown

    05/22/2010 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies · 5,575+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 22nd 2010
    May 22, 2010 Republicans Capture House Seat in Obama's Hometown Honolulu -- Republicans scored a midterm election victory Saturday when Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou won a Democratic-held House seat in Hawaii in the district where President Obama grew up -- the latest triumph for the GOP as it looks to take back control of Congress. Djou's victory was a blow to Obama and other Democrats who could not rally around a candidate and find away to win a congressional race that should have been a cakewalk. The seat had been held by a Democrat for nearly 20 years and...
  • Iraqi Forces Arrest 8 Terrorism Suspects

    05/21/2010 4:30:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested eight suspected terrorists in recent combined operations in Iraq with U.S. advisors, military officials reported. South of Tikrit today, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searching for a suspected senior al-Qaida in Iraq leader who’s allegedly involved in planning and executing high-profile attacks arrested three suspected criminal associates of the wanted man. In Mosul yesterday, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors searching for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader allegedly involved in distributing funds to other members of the terror organization in the city arrested one his suspected associates. Also yesterday, Iraqi...
  • Forces Detain Insurgents, Seize Drugs, Weapons

    05/21/2010 4:28:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 168+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 21, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained several insurgents and seized illegal drugs and weapons in recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported. An Afghan-international security force pursuing a Taliban commander in Kandahar province detained two militants in the Zharay district last night. The combined force went to a series of compounds after intelligence information indicated insurgent activity, and two men ran away as the force approached. The two men were captured after a lengthy chase. They told the patrol they were Pakistani fighters, and that they had rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles hidden at another location....
  • Forces in Afghanistan Capture Taliban Commanders

    05/20/2010 5:46:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 241+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 20, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured two Taliban commanders and seized weapons and drugs in recent operations, military officials reported. An Afghan-international security force captured a senior Taliban commander and another insurgent in Baghlan province’s Baghlan-e Jadid district last night. The Taliban commander is responsible for weapons smuggling, distribution, passing intelligence reports and direct attacks on coalition forces, officials said. Several weapons were found in the compound where he was captured. In Kandahar province’s Kandahar district last night, a combined patrol captured a Taliban commander responsible for procuring and planting roadside bombs and leading ambushes of...
  • Iraqis Arrest 11 in Recent Operations

    05/20/2010 5:44:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 93+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 20, 2010 – Iraqi forces arrested 11 terrorism suspects in recent operations conducted with U.S. advisors, military officials reported. South of Baghdad yesterday, Iraqi forces arrested four suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates during a combined operation in search of a man who allegedly is involved in bomb attacks against Iraqi civilians and Iraqi and coalition forces. In Mosul on May 17, Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader and three suspected criminal associates. The suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader is believed to have played a key role in acquiring vehicles and...
  • Iraqis Arrest 4 Associates of Terrorists

    05/13/2010 8:40:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 159+ views
    BAGHDAD, May 13, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested four suspected al-Qaida in Iraq criminal associates during separate combined security operations in central and southern Iraq yesterday, military officials reported. Iraqi forces working with U.S., advisors arrested three suspected criminal associates south of Baghdad while searching for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member who allegedly is involved in bombing attacks against civilians and Iraqi and coalition forces. During another operation in Baghdad, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader who allegedly is involved in high-profile vehicle-bomb attacks and has ties to senior the terror...
  • EXCLUSIVE [unconfirmed, unverified, probably false]: Mullah Omar Captured!

    05/10/2010 5:12:20 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 140 replies · 8,105+ views
    Through key intelligence sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I have just learned that reclusive Taliban leader and top Osama bin Laden ally, Mullah Omar has been taken into custody....
  • Forces in Afghanistan Detain Suspected Militants

    03/31/2010 5:14:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 185+ views
    KABUL, March 31, 2010 – Afghan and international security forces detained several suspected militants in recent operations, military officials reported. An Afghan-international security force on the outskirts of Marja in the Nawah-ye Barakzai district of Helmand province detained a few suspected militants for further questioning today after a search based on intelligence information. In Khost province last night, a combined Afghan-international force in the Sabari district detained a suspected militant for further questioning and found automatic rifles, ammunition and chest racks. Also last night, a combined force in the Zurmat district of Paktia province captured a Haqqani terrorist network commander...
  • Iraqis Arrest Terrorism Suspects

    03/18/2010 4:17:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 96+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 18, 2010 – Iraqi forces arrested suspected al-Qaida in Iraq and Kataib Hezbollah terrorists today during three operations with U.S. advisors. The operations were conducted in accordance with the U.S.-Iraq security agreement and in coordination with the Iraqi government, U.S. Forces Iraq officials said. Iraqi forces with U.S. advisors today arrested a man believed to be an associate of a suspected Kataib Hezbollah brigade leader they were seeking on a warrant in northern Baghdad. The brigade leader is believed to be responsible for carrying out attacks against security forces. In western Baghdad, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched...
  • Forces Capture Militants, Seize Weapons, Drugs

    03/12/2010 4:12:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 101+ views
    KABUL, March 12, 2010 – Afghan and international forces killed one insurgent, detained 16 suspected militants and seized enemy weapon stockpiles in recent operations in Afghanistan. An Afghan-international security force captured a Taliban facilitator today who is believed to be responsible for roadside-bomb attacks in Kandahar province’s Zharmi district, along with two other suspects. In Paktika province’s Zurmat district last night, a combined force captured a Taliban subcommander responsible for participating in attacks against coalition forces, executing Afghan citizens and conducting battle-damage assessments after Taliban attacks. The assault force also captured two other insurgents and recovered multiple automatic rifles, grenades,...
  • Capture the commie gathering in St. Louis

    03/11/2010 6:31:02 AM PST · by crosshairs · 49 replies · 1,676+ views
  • Afghan, International Forces Capture Militants

    03/10/2010 4:23:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 83+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 10, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured numerous suspected insurgents in four Afghanistan provinces during combined operations over the last two days, military officials reported. Bagram-based Special Forces and international forces captured two suspects connected to insurgents in Helmand’s Nawzad district. In a separate operation in the Garmsir district, a combined force captured several insurgents. Almost a dozen suspected insurgents believed to be responsible for roadside bombing attacks were arrested in Khost province, and their rifles and ammunition were seized. Afghan soldiers operating in Kandahar’s Jharai district captured several suspected insurgents. In operations today, Afghan and international...
  • Coalition Troops Capture Militant Commanders

    03/09/2010 5:16:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 191+ views
    KABUL, March 9, 2010 – Coalition forces in Afghanistan captured two militant commanders along with several other insurgents in separate raids yesterday. In Khost province, a combined Afghan-international force arrested a commander linked to the Haqqani terrorist network, as well as several suspected associates and some automatic rifles. In Helmand province, a second combined force captured a Taliban commander and an unspecified number of additional suspects. Each commander is believed to lead large units of enemy fighters responsible for attacks against coalition forces and Afghan civilians, officials said. In other operations in Afghanistan, several suspected insurgents were arrested in Helmand...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Suspected Assassin

    02/26/2010 5:01:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 216+ views
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 26, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member believed to be responsible for numerous assassinations during a joint security operation conducted southwest of the Iraqi capital yesterday. Intelligence reports indicate terrorists increasingly are staging politically motivated assassinations and violent attacks in an attempt to undermine the Iraqi government and create a sense of chaos as national elections near, officials said. Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a home for the suspected assassin, who belongs to the terrorist cell believed to have conducted nearly 50 assassinations. Evidence and information collected during the operation led...
  • Capture of No. 2 Taliban Leader Called ‘Significant Win'

    02/18/2010 3:45:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 254+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2010 – The recent capture of the Afghan Taliban’s No. 2 leader and top operational commander represents a “significant win,” a White House official said. U.S. officials have said little in public on the capture in Pakistan of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar -- the Taliban’s second-in-command to Mohammad Omar -- but White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs yesterday called it “a significant win.” “Obviously, this was the number-two Afghan Taliban -- the operational chief -- and it's a big success for our mutual efforts in the region,” Gibbs told White House reporters. The Pakistani government has confirmed that...
  • Iraqis Detain Weapons Dealer, Bomb Maker

    02/17/2010 3:24:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 149+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq weapons dealer and two other suspected terrorists during a series of combined operations in Baghdad today. Intelligence reports led Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors to a home in western Baghdad in search of a terrorist wanted for building and distributing silencers for pistols used to conduct robberies and assassinations. Based on incriminating evidence and information gathered during the operation, forces arrested the suspected weapons dealer. Al-Qaida in Iraq terrorists use weapons equipped with silencers while robbing financial institutions, businesses and private citizens to acquire funds for...
  • Iraqi, U.S. Forces Capture 16 Suspects

    01/15/2010 3:14:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 160+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2010 – Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors detained 16 terrorism suspects in recent days, military officials reported. Northeast of Baghdad yesterday, an Iraqi emergency response unit arrested a man during a combined operation targeting a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq member believed to be involved in planning vehicle-borne bomb attacks in the Mosul and Beiji areas. After conducting preliminary questioning and assessing the evidence at the scene, police arrested a suspected criminal associate of the wanted man. Elsewhere, Iraqi forces, in a combined operation with U.S. soldiers, arrested 15 people Jan. 13 in connection with murders and...
  • Mexico announces capture of alleged drug lord (WARNING - Graphic photos)

    01/02/2010 8:06:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 2,841+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/10 | Alexandra Olson - ap
    MEXICO CITY – Mexican police have captured alleged drug lord Carlos Beltran Leyva, just two week after his even more powerful brother was killed in a shootout with troops — back-to-back victories in President Felipe Calderon's drug war. The Public Safety office said in a statement Saturday night that Carlos Beltran Leyva was arrested in Culiacan, the capital of the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa, where he and several of his brothers were born and allegedly started their gang. Two weeks ago, his brother Arturo, reputed chief of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, was killed in a shootout with Mexican marines...
  • New effort planned to capture Osama bin Laden

    12/06/2009 5:26:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,248+ views ^ | 12/7/09 | afp
    THE US will launch a new effort to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, who is believed to be hiding along the mountainous Afghan-Pakistani border, US national security adviser James Jones says. Asked in an interview if the administration planned a fresh attempt to go after al-Qaeda's leader, Mr Jones said: "I think so."
  • Iraqi Forces, U.S. Advisors Capture Terrorism Suspects

    11/20/2009 3:22:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 246+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2009 – Iraqi security forces arrested five suspected members of the al-Qaida in Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq terrorist groups today during three combined security operations conducted with U.S. advisors in the Iraqi cities of Ramadi, Tikrit and Kirkuk, military officials reported. Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched two buildings in Ramadi for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader believed to be responsible for multiple vehicle-borne bomb attacks in the region. After questioning those in the buildings and examining evidence found at the scene, Iraqi forces arrested two suspected al-Qaida in Iraq associates. In Tikrit,...