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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 10 to 14 September, 2012

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AMERICAN AMBASSADOR KILLED!
The American ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in Benghazi.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-ambassador-3-staff-killed-libya-attack

AL-QAEDA BIGWIG WHACKED!
The #2 man in Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed by Yemeni forces.
http://www.sofmag.com/al-qaidas-second-command-killed-yemen

AVIATORS AWARDED FOR HEROISM
Aviators with the 10th Mountain Division received awards for heroism in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/10th-cab-aviators-receive-awards-valor

FALLEN AIRMAN HONORED
A fallen TACP Airman was awarded the Silver Star posthumously.
http://www.sofmag.com/silver-star-presented-fallen-airmans-gallantry-action

TALIBAN ATTACK COORDINATOR NABBED!
A Taliban attack coordinator was captured in Kandahar province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-292

TWO TALIBAN BIGWIGS WHACKED!
A coalition air strike took out two senior Taliban leaders, one of whom planned a 2008 attack that killed French troops.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-293

SOMALI PRESIDENT SURVIVES ATTACK!
Somalia's new president narrowly survived a murder-suicide attack.
http://www.sofmag.com/somali-president-safe-after-hotel-bombing

ANSF, ISAF CLEAR 31 IEDS
A two-day joint operation resulted in 31 IEDs being cleared in Kandahar province.
http://www.sofmag.com/ansf-and-isaf-soldiers-find-and-clear-31-ieds-duri...

DRUG LORD CAPTURED
The Mexican Navy captured a drug lord.
http://www.sofmag.com/alleged-mexican-drug-lord-captured-military

EIGHT DAYS OF ATTACKS
56 civilians were killed and 92 wounded by insurgent attacks in Regional Command East.
http://www.sofmag.com/insurgents-kill-56-wound-92-civilians-span-eight-days

11 IEDS IN A DAY
ISAF and Afghan forces cleared 11 IEDs in one day.
http://www.sofmag.com/rc-east-operational-update-26

TALIBAN ATTACK COORDINATOR NABBED!
A Taliban attack coordinator was captured in Kandahar province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-292