Syrian Army Now Close to Boxing in US-Kurdish Forces on the Euphrates Right Bank

Syria's elite Tiger Forces have nearly reached the Euphrates river to the south-east of Raqqa city. Aside the Syrian army inching yet closer to Deir ez-Zor, this also means the US-augmented SDF forces on the right bank of the Euphrates are now just about penned in. Aside from a small gap along the river everywhere to their south and east …

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American Armored Vehicles are Pouring into Raqqa, But Who are They For?

Footage has surfaced online depicting flatbed tracks laden with American armored military vehicles passing through Syria, with conflicting commentary claiming that the materiel was bound for use by either US-backed Syrian militant groups or US troops themselves fighting Daesh in the city of Raqqa. The photos and videos were uploaded by Syrian Kurdish activists who are …

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US Stops Pakistan Military Reimbursements Over Terror Charges

The administration of US President Donald Trump has stopped making military reimbursements to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad’s lack of action in addressing threats posed by terror groups such as the Haqqani network. The Pentagon revealed the decision on Friday, shortly after US Defense Secretary James Mattis informed Congress that he was not sure …

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Chinese Army Mobilizes Military Assets to Tibet Following Live Fire Drills

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) mobilized thousands of ground vehicles and other military equipment as the standoff between Chinese and Indian troops near the disputed area of Sikkim continues, according to a report from the PLA Daily. PLA Daily is widely considered the main outlet the Chinese army uses for external communications, LiveMint notes. The …

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Mic Blunder: Netanyahu ‘Admits Israel Carried Out Dozens of Strikes on Hezbollah Convoys’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted that Israel carried out dozens of attacks against Hezbollah arms convoys in Syria, oblivious to the fact that his remarks were being picked up by a live mic and relayed to reporters, Haaretz reported. "We blocked the border not only in Egypt but in the Golan Heights," Netanyahu …

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China Holds Live Fire Drills in Tibet to Practice Invading India

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army simulated battle conditions with live rounds in Tibet over the weekend, as Indian and Chinese forces remain at a standoff over the disputed area of Sikkim. Some 4,000 to 7,000 troops armed with shoulder-launched assault weapons and light arms were filmed striking an “enemy position,” the South China Morning Post reported on Monday. …

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Turkey Begins Bombing US-Backed YPG Positions in Syria

It started two weeks ago, when Turkey warned publicly it was preparing for military intervention in Syria, while accusing the US of creating a "terrorist army" (it wasn't referring to ISIS, but US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia YPG). As a reminder, YPG forms a major part of the U.S.-backed campaign to capture Islamic State's stronghold of …

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Russian AK-47 Gun Maker Turns to Future of Autonomous Weapons

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is certainly one of the most iconic automatic weapons ever devised. Today, nearly 70 years after its debut, worldwide demand continues to rise so rapidly that the company announced earlier in the year that they were hiring 1,700 employees to meet projected sales. While the AK-47 is known for its bare-bones utility, …

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Vehicles used for suicide car bombings, made by Islamic State militants, are seen at Federal Police Headquarters after being confiscated in Mosul, Iraq July 13, 2017. © Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters

‘Mad Max’ Jihad: Seized ISIS Combat Vehicles Go on Exhibit in Mosul

Dozens of captured cars, modified “Mad Max-style” by Islamic State terrorists into either combat vehicles or suicide bombs on wheels, have been put on display by Iraqi security forces in the liberated city of Mosul. The exhibition show was launched at the Federal Police Headquarters in Hamam al-Qalil neighborhood in the northern Iraqi city of …

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