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NATO Special Forces Deployed to Kunduz After Taliban Seize the Strategic...

NATO special forces have reached Kunduz to bolster Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the strategic northern city, the military coalition said Wednesday. "Coalition special forces are on the ground in Kunduz advising their Afghan counterparts," a NATO spokesman said. The forces are comprised of US, British and German troops, a Western military source told AFP on condition of anonymity, without specifying the number.

Fall of Government Base Marks First Win for Taliban in the...

Authorities in northeastern Afghanistan confirmed Sunday the Taliban has captured a key military base in Tirgaran, at the Badakhshan province in the mountainous region of northeastern Afghanistan, bordering China and Tajikistan. The fall of the base happened after more than 100 Afghan security forces surrendered to the Taliban overnight, following three days of fighting. Badakhshan has been the scene of major clashes between Taliban and Afghan security forces in recent weeks.

Mustering the air power for Afghanistan

As the coalition prepares to leave Afghanistan, the war torn country still lack effective air power to assist the ground forces battling the Taliban. "Clearly the biggest gap in the Afghan Air Force is the ability to deliver fire from the air to the enemy on the ground." US Air Force general John McMullen said.

British Watchkeeper drones begin combat ISTAR missions over Afghanistan

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) today announced the first operational flights in Afghanistan of Thales’ unmanned air system - the Watchkeeper. The new capability is providing force protection for British troops as they prepare to draw down from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

Global Hotspots Report – 8/2014

AQAP militants execute 14 soldiers in Hadarmout, amid sectarian fighting in Yeme | Overloaded Iraqi Mi-17 crash on a rescue mission to Sinjar | West provide air support, sending arms, advisors to assist Iraqi Kurds | ISIL regain grip of Deir el-Zor rural area in East Syria | US conducts air strikes against ISIL near Erbil | White House authorise humanitarian support to Iraqi minorities, air strikes targeting ISIS | US missile cruiser enroute to the Black Sea | 40,000 stranded on Sinjar mountain under ISIS death threats | France to speed up arms for Lebanon | Pakistan air strikes hit militants in Datta-khel, North Waziristan | US general killed by Afghan 'insider attack' | Egypt, Algeria align against Libyan extremists | 32 Strike Tunnels Destroyed in Gaza | Lebanon: ISIS Takes the town of Ersal | AQAP jihadists kill 9 Yemeni soldiers | Two Terror attacks rock Jerusalem | Iraqi Air Force to assist Kurds fighting ISIS | 23 Syrians killed by barrel bombs in Idlib

U.S. Force in Afghanistan May Be Cut to Less Than 10,000...

The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces...

After NATO withdrawal Afghanistan could slide into a regional proxy conflict

With the political situation in Afghanistan in flux and international forces due to leave the country by the end of the year, the debate...

Royal Air Force’s II(AC) Squadron foils insurgent bombers in Afghanistan

The following event demonstrates the force protection role of Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 strike fighters supporting ground forces in Afghanistan. On a recent...

Forces from the UK, Denmark and Estonia Form Safe Corridor for...

British, Estonian and Danish troops have provided a protective screen in the South Afghan desert to allow US forces to safely redeploy from bases...

K-MAX to Stay in Afghanistan Until the 2014 Withdrawal

The U.S. Marine Corps will keep the two K-MAX unmanned helicopters in Afghanistan 'indefinitely', at least, until the withdrawal or US troops from the country next year.

Australia Extends UAV ISR Service Contract with MDA

Canadian based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) announced today that it has signed contract amendments Worth CA$100 million with the Commonwealth of Australia, for the extension of Heron I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle surveillance service for the Australian Defence Force in Kandahar Airfield for an additional two years.

Minhunter and Gizmo Help Warfighters Finding IEDs with Mine Detectors

US forces and Afghan National Army are employing VMR-2 'Minehound' and VMC-1 'Gizmo' as IED detectors with regular combat units, following successful deployment of the new systems with combat engineers and dedicated explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams

New UAV from EMT – Luna NG

The German UAV developer EMT is displaying at Eurosatory the latest version of the Luna UAV, designated LUNA NG. The development of the new...

KMAX to Begin Hauling Cargo for Marines in Afghanistan Next Month

The U.S. Marine Corps plans to deploy the unmanned K-MAX to Afghanistan in November 2011. K-MAX will be the Navy's first-ever cargo unmanned aircraft system to deploy in an operational environment. The deploying team consists of active duty mission commanders, air vehicle operators and company employees has recently concluded training and flight tests at its base in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., and is currently preparing the aircraft for shipment into theater.