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  • The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is Finally Hitting the U.S. Army

    April 24, 2020

    The U.S. Army could start purchasing electric versions of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Pentagon’s new replacement for the Humvee. The Army believes that the gradual shift from liquid fuel powered engines to electric engines could force it to electrify its wheeled vehicles. The service cites both logistical but also economic reasons why a ...

  • Dozens die in clashes across Afghanistan as US struggles to broker Taliban ceasefire

    April 23, 2020

    Clashes between Afghan forces and Taliban militants killed dozens nationwide over the past 24 hours, authorities said on Wednesday, even as the United States tries to broker peace talks between the warring sides. Eight security force members were killed in a Taliban attack on a checkpoint at the Mes Aynak Copper Mine in eastern Logar province on Tuesday ...

  • Philippines: NPA firearms, IED recovered after Zambo Sur clash

    April 23, 2020

    Government troops recovered an improvised explosive device (IED), high-powered firearms, and other war materiel following a clash against a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Zamboanga del Sur, officials said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Manaros Boransing, the Army’s 97th Infantry Battalion commander, said the firefight broke out on Tuesday while the troops were responding to ...

  • Iraqi army: 82 civilians killed in ISIS attacks this year

    April 23, 2020

    Eighty-two Iraqi civilians were killed and 120 injured between January 1 and April 15 as a result of the conflict between the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Islamic State (ISIS) militants, the ministry of defense acknowledged on Tuesday evening. Despite the coronavirus pandemic and coalition withdrawal from several bases across the country, the ISF has conducted ...

  • 4 Taliban militants killed while making a bomb inside a mosque in Ghazni

    April 23, 2020

    A premature explosion killed four Taliban militants who were busy making a bomb inside a mosque in South-eastern Ghazni province. The provincial government in a statement said the militants were busy making a bomb when the explosion took place, leaving at least four militants dead. The statement further added that the incident took place in Andar district ...

  • EOD and MXS protects Spangdahlem from COVID-19 through 3-D printed face shields

    April 22, 2020

    As the world is dealing with COVID-19, Spangdahlem Air Base is being proactive in coping with the virus. One way Spangdahlem AB is adapting is by using 3-D printers to make face shield frames. “A face shield is a plastic barrier above a face mask which helps protect the eyes and face of the wearer from ...

  • Spanish police arrest ‘most wanted’ ISIS suspect hiding out in Spanish lockdown

    April 22, 2020

    A former British rapper and notorious Islamic state suspect has been arrested in Spain, judicial sources said on Wednesday. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a former rapper from west London who once posted an image of himself holding a severed head on Twitter, has been arrested in the southern coastal city of Almeria, the source said. Police had on Tuesday announced ...

  • Hong Kong: student arrested in connection with earlier discovery of two home-made bombs at school campus

    April 22, 2020

    Police say they seized a batch of circuit boards that were of a similar design to those installed in two remote-controlled devices found in December A 20-year-old postsecondary student has been arrested in connection with the manufacture of two powerful home-made bombs that were hidden on a Hong Kong school campus in December, police say. At the ...

  • Israel thwarts terror attack at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem

    April 22, 2020

    Israel thwarted several terror attacks in Jerusalem, including at the country’s largest soccer stadium, the Shin Bet security services announced on Wednesday. The Shin Bet arrested three Hamas members last month who planned to carry out attacks against Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers near Ramallah and at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem that can hold more than ...

  • Explosion close to Khost governor’s convoy of vehicles leaves 5 wounded

    April 21, 2020

    An explosion took place close to the convoy of the vehicles of Khost governor Mohammad Halim Fidai in South-eastern Khost province earlier today. A government source privy of the development said the incident took place earlier today as Mr. Fidai was on his way to his office. The source further added that the explosion left at least ...

  • U.S. Senator fighting to save HALO demining program in Karabakh

    April 20, 2020

    American Senator Bob Menendez is fighting to save the the demining program in Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh), and you can support the online campaign by urgeing your Senators to join the letter․ In a video published on Twitter, Kristen Stevens, Government Affairs Manager at the HALO Trust, says that right now Senator Menendez is fighting in Congress to ensure funding for the organization’s life-saving demining program ...

  • Home-made bomb delivered to Hong Kong police chief’s office in envelope

    April 20, 2020

    Hong Kong’s police chief received an improvised explosive device at his headquarters on Monday, though no one was injured and evacuation was deemed unnecessary. At an afternoon press briefing, police said the attack represented an “open challenge” and warned against home-grown terrorism, saying the device was similar to ones used by overseas terror groups. The home-made bomb ...

  • UK: Bomb squad carries out controlled explosion in Hastings

    April 20, 2020

    A controlled explosion has been carried out in Hastings after an unexploded munition was found at a house in the town. Police said the the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) was called to destroy the item in a field off the West Hill, Hastings. The controlled explosion was carried out at around 8.20am on Monday (April 20). Police said ...

  • The Growing Threat Posed by Accelerationism and Accelerationist Groups Worldwide

    April 20, 2020

    As the world is paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some violent non-state actors have welcomed the global pandemic as an opportunity to push their propaganda and ideology, and perhaps to strike at their perceived foes. White supremacist extremists see the pandemic as confirmation of many of the movement’s preexisting beliefs, and as ...

  • Car bombing injures civilians in north Syria’s Kurdish-majority city of Afrin

    April 19, 2020

    At least six civilians were wounded in a car bombing in Syria’s northwest city of Afrin that has been under the control of Turkish-backed militias for just over two years, local sources said on Saturday. The explosion occurred near a recently established bridge in the center of Afrin city, by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBEID) ...

  • Man ‘caught making a bomb’ in sleepy East Yorkshire village

    April 18, 2020

    Wayne Rendle, 34, of Nettleton Garth in Burstwick, East Yorkshire has been sent for trial at Hull Crown Court accused of possession of cannabis, making an improvised explosive device, criminal damage and possession of an improvised explosive device. He will appear for trial on May 13 this year. Daniel Thomas , 51, of Nornabell Street in Hull attended Hull ...

  • Estonian Defense Forces deminers sent to Afghanistan on new mission

    April 18, 2020

    On Monday, four deminers from the Estonian Defense Forces and one engineer commander from the 1st Infantry Brigade will be sent to Afghanistan on a new mission.  Estonians serve in Afghanistan as part of the German contingent in Mazar-e-Sharif, the General Staff of the Defense Forces announced on Saturday. “The demining mission is Estonia’s oldest combat mission ...

  • Iraq: Four ISIS attacks in central Iraqi province of Diyala injure 11

    April 18, 2020

    Nine members of the Iraqi security forces and two civilians were injured on Saturday in four separate attacks by the so-called Islamic State in the central province of Diyala. According to a statement released by the Iraqi army, an explosion at a residence led to the injury of six soldiers in the Khaylania neighborhood of Miqdadiya, ...


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