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Susan Katz Keating

First Hostages Released by Hamas; Swap Is Underway

Hostages released by Hamas are currently with Israeli Special Forces and ISA Forces (Shin Bet), the Israel Defense Forces said today. “The released hostages underwent an initial medical assessment inside Israeli territory,” the IDF said in a statement sent via WhatsApp. “They will continue to be accompanied by IDF soldiers …

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German Police Raid Banned Groups That Support ‘Barbaric Terror of Hamas’

“Islamists and antisemites must not feel safe anywhere” – German Interior Minister Nancy Fraser German authorities raided sites on Thursday in connection with a ban on the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas and the pro-Palestinian group Samidoun. Germany’s Interior Ministry said the raids took place at 15 properties in four states. …

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Israel and Hamas Agree to First Phase of Hostage Deal

The Israeli cabinet accepted a deal for a temporary cease-fire with Hamas that would involve the release of 50 hostages being held by the terrorist organization inside Gaza. The hostages would be exchanged for Palestinians who are being held inside Israeli jails.  The deal is considered the first of several phases. …

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WATCH: Ukrainian Sniper Takes Out Russian Soldier in Record-Breaking Shot

A sniper in the security service of Ukraine (SBU) claimed a groundbreaking world record by taking out a Russian soldier from a distance of 2.36 miles. The shot beats the previous record for a combat kill from a distance of 1.7 miles. The sniper used a Ukrainian-made sniper rifle known …

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Aboard the ‘Galaxy Leader,’ Hijacked by Houthis: Where Is the Kidnapped Crew?

A spokesman did not immediately respond to a request from Soldier of Fortune to offer proof that the hostages are alive. by Susan Katz Keating Hostage negotiators face “complex challenges” when trying to learn the fate of the crew that was aboard a Bahamas-flagged cargo ship that was seized on …

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Incoming: When the World Around You is Being Destroyed

When artillery hits your position, you have no control. You can only endure. by Harry Ramsbottom The first impact is stunning in the truest sense. You feel it more than you hear it. The shock ofthe impact on the ground… the blast wave if you’re close enough… the vision of …

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Inside Gaza, Palestinians Lash Out Openly Against Hamas

by Susan Katz Keating Emboldened by desperation, Palestinians inside Gaza have begun to lash out openly against Hamas, risking their lives in order to challenge the draconian regime that has ruled the enclave since 2006. The dissent has occurred throughout the Gaza Strip, according to witnesses. In one instance, thirsty …

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Israel Releases Video of Hamas Weapons Inside Shifa Hospital

Israel on Thursday released images of weapons and tunnel shafts that are located beneath the Shifa Hospital in Gaza. “Today, Hamas’s tunneling infrastructure was exposed inside the hospital,” the Israel Defense Forces said on Nov. 16. “Furthermore, a booby-trapped vehicle that was prepared for the October 7 massacre was discovered …

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On Desperate Ground: Mad Dog Platoon and the Battle of OP Nevada

by Susan Katz Keating The Ninth Situation of War, when you must fight without delay, is Desperate Ground – Sun Tzu “Watson. Wake up. Woods. Everyone. Wake the hell up.” The sentinels raced through the lean-to, alerting the team with urgent news: the Taliban were at the wire. Hours earlier, Sgt. …

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Marine Corps Birthday Video Shows Lethal, Disciplined Force: ‘If I Was Gonna Die, I Would Die With My Boots On’

“Si vis pacem, para bellum.” Thus begins the video marking the 248th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. In Latin, the phrase means, “If you desire peace, prepare for war.” The video proceeds with shots of Marines in action, and goes to a black screen. A voice speaks from the …

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