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INSURGENT LEADER KILLED IN BAGHLAN

Khialuddin Lead Taliban, IMU Insurgents
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF confirmed that Khialuddin, an insurgent leader who had ties to the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, was killed during operations in Afghanistan earlier this week. ISAF also confirmed the capture of three Taliban leaders and an insurgent facilitator.

Two of the Taliban leaders were captured in Helmand province, and the third Taliban leader was nabbed in Kandahar. The Haqqani Network facilitator was captured in Logar province. The Taliban leaders had all been involved in carrying out attacks.

HEARING UNDERWAY

House Oversight Committee Holds Benghazi Hearing
By Harold Hutchison

The House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing today on the 11 September, 2012 attack on the United States consulate that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

The hearing is currently airing on CSPAN 3, and is also streaming at oversight.house.gov.

Check the SOF Facebook Page for updates.

Cpl. Christian Brown Silver Star Ceremony

Videos by 2nd Marine Division

BOMBSHELL EXPLODES PRIOR TO BENGHAZI HEARINGS

Former SecState Clinton Accused of End Run
By Harold Hutchison

Prior to a hearing by the House Committee on Government Oversight scheduled for Wednesday, a new bombshell exploded when details of what one whistleblower from the State Department will tell the committee emerged over the weekend. Mark I. Thompson is the deputy director of the State Department’s counter-terror unit, and will claim that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to cut his unit out of the decision-making process.

FOUR INSURGENT LEADERS BITE THE DUST!

Other Insurgents Killed During Operations
By Harold Hutchison

Over the last three days, ISAF confirmed that four insurgent leaders, three of whom were Taliban, were killed during operations in Afghanistan. In addition, a number of insurgent leaders and facilitators were also captured.

ISAF KILLS SENIOR TALIBAN LEADER

“Jamal” Killed in Baghlan Province
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF confirmed that a senior Taliban leader who also had ties with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was killed during an operation in Baghlan province. Jamal, also known as Mullah Zabiullah, was involved in attacks on civilians in Baghlan and Takhar provinces. Three other insurgents were killed in the operation.

HAQQANI NETWORK LEADER TAKEN OUT

Sarwar Khan Taken Out by ISAF
By Harold Hutchison

A Haqqani Network leader was taken out during an operation in Paktiya province by ISAF forces. Sarwar Khan was involved in kidnapping individuals in Zurmat district, constructing improvised explosive devices and coordinating IED emplacement attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

DPMO Statement on Robertson/"Unclaimed"

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) reports that Sgt. 1st Class John H. Robertson, a U.S. serviceman who was lost in the Vietnam War, remains unaccounted for. All claims and alleged live sighting reports related to Robertson have been investigated, and found to be false.

FALLING FOR A POW HOAX?

Documentary Film To Be Shown at GI Film Festival
By Harold Hutchison

POW/MIA advocates believe that a film that will be shown – claiming an American missing in action from the Vietnam War is alive and well in Vietnam – has fallen for a hoax. According to the film Unclaimed, Master Sergeant John Hartley Robertson of the United States Army has been living in Vietnam for over four decades. Military records indicated that Master Sgt. Robertson was among five people killed when a CH-34 helicopter was shot down on 20 May, 1968.