Thursday, July 29

Iraq

Basra, British SAS, hostage rescue, International, Iraq, Iraq War, Mildef freelance, Military & Defense, News Contributor

How British special operators defied their bosses to rescue 2 comrades captured on a secretive mission in Iraq

In September 2005, British special-operations forces in Basra faced a problem. Two of their own had been captured during an undercover operation, and their lives were in peril. In addition to hostile Iraqis, British SAS troops had to overcome reluctant commanders in order to save their comrades. LoadingSomething is loading. In September 2005, B...
Biden, Iran, Iraq, Politics, Syria

GOP lawmakers say Biden hasn’t responded strongly enough to Iranian-backed attacks on US personnel at least 6 times last week in Iraq and Syria

Iran-backed militias waged multiple attacks on US personnel in Iraq and Syria, Reuters reported. In one of the at least six attacks, two US service members were injured. "Iran-backed militias' continued assault on US personnel in Iraq cannot be tolerated," GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe told Politico. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican lawmakers said President Joe Biden is not responding strongly enough after attacks numerous against US personnel in Iraq and Syria by Iran-backed militias, Politico reported. In the past week, at least six rocket and drone attacks targeted US troops and diplomats. On Wednesday, for exampl...
Airstrikes, Iran, Iraq, Military & Defense, Pentagon, Syria

US carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups

The US carried out drone strikes in Iraq and Syria early Monday morning. The Pentagon said the targets were used by Iran-backed militia groups that were conducting attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The US aimed "to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message," a Pentagon spokesperson said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Pentagon carried out airstrikes Monday morning in Iraq and Syria on facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Sunday."At President Biden's direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities ...
Aircraft Carrier, Associated Press, F-35b, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Iraq, isis, Military & Defense, Military & Defense Contributors, News Contributor, Royal Navy, Russia, Syria

The UK’s new aircraft carrier has joined the fight against ISIS, and Russia is watching it closely

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK's new aircraft carrier, is taking on the "lion's share" of operations against ISIS in Iraq. It's the first time a British aircraft carrier has supported live military operations on the ground in over two decades. It has also drawn the interest of Russia, whose warplanes try to keep tabs on the US and British F-35 jets aboard the carrier. See more stories on Insider's business page. EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — Britain's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is helping to take on the "lion's share" of operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq, UK naval commanders said.It has also piqu...