Posts Tagged ‘Special Forces’

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American and British forces poised to assault the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, have begun targeting insurgent leaders for assassination, The Sunday Times reported.

Special forces have been infiltrating the town on “kinetic” missions — jargon for armed attacks.

“Special forces guys have been going in on assassination missions with the aim of decapitating the Taliban force,” a military source told the Sunday Times. blog it

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In this photo released by the Turkish military, Turkish commandos are seen with seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. The Turkish military said Saturday navy commandos aboard the Turkish frigate TCG Gediz, part of a NATO force patrolling the seas, have captured seven pirates. Commandos raided the skiff, left, Saturday morning upon a request to block it before it could attack a ship. It says a navy helicopter aboard a Turkish frigate also took part in the operation.

In this photo released by the Turkish military, Turkish commandos are seen with seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. The Turkish military said Saturday navy commandos aboard the Turkish frigate TCG Gediz, part of a NATO force patrolling the seas, have captured seven pirates. Commandos raided the skiff, left, Saturday morning upon a request to block it before it could attack a ship. It says a navy helicopter aboard a Turkish frigate also took part in the operation.

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Turkey’s military says navy commandos aboard a frigate have captured seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia’s coast.

The military says the commandos aboard the TCG Gediz raided the skiff early Saturday following a request to block it before it could attack two ships bearing the flag of Panama.

The crew of the Maersk Alabama spoke to the media in Kenya a day after snipers freed their ship’s captain, who was being held captive on a lifeboat by pirates. (April 13)

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