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Iraqi Shi’ite militias use hit lists to pick off foes

On August 1, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Reuters Iraqi Shi’ite militias have drawn up hit lists of suspected Sunni insurgents to be kidnapped, executed and hung in public, security and police officials said, raising the stakes in a sectarian...

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Shadowy Terror Group ‘White Shroud’ Hits Back at ISIS

On July 31, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Offiziere The Islamist terror group ISIS’s big advantage is that it doesn’t fight conventionally. It’s held off the regular army of Bashar al-Assad and routed thousands of Iraqi troops. But now a group has emerged...

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MIDDLE EAST MILITARY BUILD-UP: Is the U.S. Prepping for war?

On July 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Kimberly Dvorak San Diego 6 News After more than 14 years of continuous war in Afghanistan and Iraq, not to mention supporting insurgencies in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria, the U.S. departs in...

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Operation Protective Edge: Israel in secret talks with British Gas Group on Palestinian gas

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: I am aware this article is from last year but it is relevant. Is Operation Protective Edge truly a geopolitical /military operation to root up Hamas and destroy rockets without guidance...

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Hamas military tactics highlight U.S. military’s preparation for tunnel warfare

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: The U.S. Military is very interested in current IDF military operations in an unknown sophisticated network of Hamas tunnel systems. This type of warfare is a direct correlation to urban or mega city subterranean...

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Foreign Fighters Join Kiev’s Azov Battalion To Fight Pro-Russian Separatists

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Ilgiornale Translated by Yandex BLACK MEN The civil war in Ukraine more and more bloody and forgotten group in the first line of a department of the faithful in Kiev, which joined the...

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Weapons of War: Syria Faces an Imminent Food and Water Crisis

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Chatham House [...] Water as a weapon  The deliberate targeting of water supply networks and related structures is now a daily occurrence in the conflict. The water pumping station in Al-Khafsah, Aleppo...

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Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Air Force Times One of the first comprehensive efforts to explain record suicides among soldiers during and after their deployments in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finds an indirect link between...

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Kurdish Peshmerga Force Secures Kirkuk, Its Oil

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Voice of America The Kurdistan regional government has sent its Peshmerga troops into the adjacent province of Kirkuk to drive out insurgents, and to secure the area’s rich oil fields. By doing...

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Whoever brought down MH17 had extensive training, US Army Major General

On July 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: SMH Whoever fired the surface-to-air missile that brought down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine would have needed extensive training to execute the mission, according to military experts. Taking down Malaysia Airlines...

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Part of Luhansk ‘retaken’ from rebels

On July 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: BBC A statement on the president’s website read: “The Minister of Defence, Valery Heletey, told President Petro Poroshenko that Ukrainian armed forces took control of the south-eastern part of Luhansk.” The Russian...

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Analysis: Gaza’s treacherous dunes – tunnel warfare

On July 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: I24 News [...] Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, along with the rest of the small and renegade groups inspired by Al-Qaida, have lost over 100 militants since the ground assault began and...

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Battle for Syria gas field after ISIS execute hundreds

On July 19, 2014 by stratagem
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  Editor’s Note:For the meantime , the Iranian Qud forces and Peshmerga forces have halted ISIS’s advance eastward. With millions of dollars of CIA donated and captured U.S. military equipment/weapons ISIS will spark new military operations and atrocities in Syria. Killing innocent people...

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IDF Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Gaza Operations

On July 19, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Debka File The outcome of the ground phase of Israel’s Defensive Edge Operation may be determined just as much by its unseen battle as by the destruction of more than a dozen...

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Iranian commanders on front line of Iraq’s fight

On July 17, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Navy Times A powerful Iranian general has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq’s fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country’s Revolutionary Guard to direct...

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Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Ukrainian air force likely launching airstrikes on command and control sites held by pro russian defense forces, however without an explanation from Ukraine Military command the airstrikes are hitting targets blindly. This...

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Libyan jihadists in Syria and Iraq returning home to fight Haftar

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: aawsat Libyan jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq are returning home to fight the breakaway militia led by Khalifa Haftar, who has recently emerged as a serious threat to the country’s Islamists, security...

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