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Veteran Delta Force sergeant is first US casualty of ISIS ground war

Pictured: 20-year-veteran Delta Force sergeant who is America's first casualty of the ISIS ground war, and died in raid to rescue hostages from mass execution. (23 October 2015) -- While politicians and the elite class wine and dine, and attend cocktail parties to preserve their self-interests, good men are dying fighting cavemen and saving some the most ungrateful people one can meet.

from the Guardian

Iraq: on the frontline with the Shia fighters taking the war to Isis

Diyala, Iraq: Shia fighters on a mission to guard the berm which separates the Iraqi state from the new Islamic caliphate. Photograph: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

Iraq will receive an additional Beechcraft King Air 350ER special mission platform under a USD27 million contract set out by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 24 March. The contract covers the delivery of one aircraft that has been fitted with an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capability, and one Scorpion ground station (plus one spare station). Work is expected to be completed by 23 March 2017. The Iraqi Air Force (IqAF) currently fields five King Air 350ER…

Iraqi special forces push deeper into Mosul despite heavy resistance from IS #iraqi #special #forces #deeper #mosul #despite #heavy…

from CNN

Iraqi soldier reunited with family after two years apart