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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 6 to 10 February, 2012

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SIX INSURGENTS NABBED!
Afghan commandos captured six insurgents in an operation in Kunduz.
http://www.sofmag.com/afghan-commandos-capture-six-insurgents-raid-kunduz

DOD LOOSENS RESTRICTIONS ON WOMEN IN COMBAT
The Department of Defense loosened some restrictions on women in combat.
http://www.sofmag.com/more-military-positions-opened-women

TOP TERRORIST KILLED
A UAV strike killed a top militant in Northwest Pakistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-drone-kills-top-militant-nw-pakistan

SQUEEZING THE INSURGENCY
Operation Aluminum Python targeted insurgents in the Mayl Valley.
http://www.sofmag.com/operation-aluminum-python-puts-squeeze-insurgency

AMERICANS ON TRIAL IN EGYPT
The trials of 19 Americans in Egypt is causing concern.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-deeply-concerned-about-egypt-activist-trials

"MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS" IN AFGHANISTAN
The "Magnificent Bastards" take the fight to the Taliban.
http://www.sofmag.com/marine-%E2%80%98bastards%E2%80%99-do-magnificent-job

TALIBAN LEADER NABBED!
A Taliban leader in Helmand province was captured by ISAF forces!
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-187

CA ANG RESCUE!
The California ANG carried out a rescue 200 miles off the coast.
http://www.sofmag.com/guardsmen-save-man-200-miles-coast-california

BOMBINGS IN NIGERIA
At least two bombs went off in Kaduna, Nigeria.
http://www.sofmag.com/blasts-rock-central-nigerian-city

HONORING "IRON RANGERS"
76 Bronze Stars were awarded to members of 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
http://www.sofmag.com/iron-rangers-receive-honors-courageous-acts

DEFENDING THE SHIP
Marines and Sailors practice to defend their ship.
http://www.sofmag.com/sailors-marines-defend-ship-together

CORPSMAN SAVES MARINE
When a construction accident in Afghanistan placed a Marine in danger, a corpsman acted.
http://www.sofmag.com/illinois-corpsman-works-combat-engineers-proves-hi...