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7/16/2021 Reuters Reuters journalist killed covering clash between Afghan forces, Taliban Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed on Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan, an Afghan commander said. Afghan special forces had been fighting to retake the main market area of Spin Boldak when Siddiqui and a senior Afghan officer were killed in what they described as Taliban crossfire, the official told Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/reuters-journalist-killed-covering-clash-between-afghan-forces-taliban-2021-07-16/
7/13/2021 AA Afghan border crossings come into prominence amid Taliban’s advance The Afghan border crossings have once again become an agenda topic after Taliban’s attacks on northern and western borders and capture of Islam Qala, a key border crossing with Iran. According to UN data, Afghanistan’s population is estimated to reach to 65 million by 2050. Afghanistan, a landlocked country, trade mostly via land as it has no access to world’s key seaports. https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/afghan-border-crossings-come-into-prominence-amid-taliban-s-advance/2303692
7/13/2021 nzherald Taliban surge in north Afghanistan sends thousands of innocent citizens fleeing Sakina, who is 11, maybe 12, walked with her family for 10 days after the Taliban seized her village in northern Afghanistan and burned down the local school. They are now among around 50 families living in a makeshift camp on a rocky patch of land on the edge of the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. They roast in plastic tents under scorching heat that reaches 44C at midday. There are no trees, and the only bathroom for the entire camp is a tattered tent pitched over a foul-smelling hole. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/taliban-surge-in-north-afghanistan-sends-thousands-of-innocent-citizens-fleeing/LSL7SAZNBMYUGUYJPD6BPSVQ3Q/
7/13/2021 ToloNews Taliban Restores Customs Activities in Key Border Areas Herat officials said that security forces, as well as the public uprising forces, will soon start operations to retake the Torghundi and Islam Qala border towns. https://tolonews.com/business-173496
7/13/2021 WaPo Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan steps down, marking a symbolic end to 20 years of war The top U.S. general in Afghanistan stepped down on Monday, marking a symbolic end to 20 years of American military involvement here as an ascendant Taliban threatens to topple the central government. Army Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller, who has overseen the war effort for nearly three years, relinquished his responsibilities in a small ceremony at the U.S. military’s headquarters inside Kabul’s heavily fortified Green Zone. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/07/12/last-us-general-afghanistan/
7/11/2021 kurdistan24 US to send new Army brigade to Erbil in troop rotation The US Army announced on Tuesday that it would send the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team to Iraq later this summer to support the anti-ISIS Coalition, formally known as CJTF-OIR (Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.) The Stryker Brigade will come out of Fort Carson, Colorado, and some 1,800 personnel will replace the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the Louisiana National Guard, which will return to the US. The 256th Infantry Brigade deployed to Erbil last January, when it replaced troops from the 82nd Airborne. https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/story/24956-US-to-send-new-Army-brigade-to-Erbil-in-troop-rotation
12/3/2020 TaskandPurpose The inside story of the deadliest attack on a U.S. military base during the Iraq War Sonja Ruhren vividly recalls that morning 16 years ago. Just days before Christmas, she heard someone pull into her driveway and then knock on her door. A pair of uniformed troops stood on her front porch in Stafford, Virginia. One was a chaplain. Confused, she invited them in out of the cold. They appeared painfully uncomfortable. It took them a while to finally explain why they were there. They had come to talk to her about her only child, Davey, her best friend, her “Golden Boy,” the sensitive, generous, forgiving son with green eyes she raised as a single mother. He was gone. Killed in Iraq. https://taskandpurpose.com/news/iraq-war-fob-marez-bombing/
12/1/2020 DoD Air Force Casualty Identified The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Captain Kelliann Leli, 30, of Parlin, New Jersey, died November 27 in a non-combat related vehicle incident at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The cause of the incident is under investigation. She was assigned to the 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California. https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2428843/dod-identifies-air-force-casualty/
11/21/2020 middleeasteye Iraqi security forces killed in Islamic State attack, say police Six Iraqi security personnel and three civilians were killed in an ambush on Saturday carried out by the Islamic State (IS) group north of Baghdad, police and a local official said. A police source said a roadside bomb hit a car and that jihadists had opened fire on a rescue team of policemen and state-aligned paramilitary forces when they arrived at the scene, about 200km from the capital. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraqi-security-forces-killed-islamic-state-attack
11/21/2020 kfyrtv B-52s from Minot Air Force Base sent to Middle East Saturday B-52 Stratofortress crews assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base conducted a “short-notice, long-range mission” in the Middle East Saturday, according to U.S. Central Command. According to CENTCOM, the mission was intended to “deter aggression and reassure U.S. partners and allies.” https://www.kfyrtv.com/2020/11/22/centcom-b-52s-from-minot-air-force-base-sent-to-middle-east-saturday/