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US soldiers are fighting for visas for the family of an Iraqi interpreter who sacrificed himself to shield American troops from a suicide bomber
The last words of a heroic Iraqi interpreter who sacrificed himself to save American soldiers from a suicide bomber were: "Take care of my son. Take care of my wife." US Special Forces troops are now fighting to secure a visa for his family.
As many as 30,000 ISIS fighters may still be crawling across Iraq and Syria — as many as at the height of their power
Tens of thousands of Islamic State jihadists are believed to still be waging war in Iraq and Syria, new reports reveal, suggesting that the global terrorist group may be far from defeated.
ISIS is trying to make a comeback by creating chaos with assassinations — the same tactic it employed before it rose to power 5 years ago
ISIS remains a threat in the Middle East and a new report from the Soufan Center warns it's attempting to make a comeback by resorting to a tactic it employed back in 2013 when it was still known as Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI): the targeted assassinations of Iraqi security personnel.
These photos of US troops hammering ISIS in Syria and then playing baseball are straight outta ‘Apocalypse Now’
In early June, the US Army released a dozen photos showing the base and the troops firing artillery to help the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting ISIS. Later, the Army released photos of the troops playing an improvised game of baseball as dusk sets in and smoke clouds billow in the background.
While the world's safest countries tend to be highly developed nations in the west and in eastern Asia, the most dangerous places are concentrated in Africa and the Middle East — where poverty and war create a highly unstable mix.
I took portraits of combat-tested soldiers at Fort Bliss — and they told me their incredible stories
"I joined right out of high school, like any typical high school kid does to get out of their hometown, pay for college, make something of themselves," one soldier said.
The war killed 4,500 US troops and cost over $2 trillion.
Initial reports indicate the crew members were not on a combat mission and no hostile fire was taken.
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The videos were shot during training exercises and in real-world scenarios.