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ROCKETS FIRED FROM GAZA - UPDATE:

Did Cease-Fire Fail?
By SOF

Several rockets were fired from Gaza, hours before a 72-hour ceasefire was to end. At least two separate alerts were issued since 2:47 PM Eastern Time.

According to media reports, two rockets fired hit near Ashkelon, a city on the Mediteranean Sea. A third rocket landed near the Gaza perimeter. The rockets fired by Hamas, a terrorist group whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, did not cause any casualties.

ISLAMIC STATE THUGS NOW HIDE AMONG CIVILIANS

Terror Group Adapting to American Air Strikes
By SOF

After at least fifteen air strikes from F/A-18, F-15E. and F-16 fighters and MQ-1 Predator drones, American forces have not been able to weaken the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Worse, the terrorist group may be adapting to the pin-prick strikes that the United States has launched.

AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE

Hornets Strike Terror Group’s Artillery
By SOF

The United States military launched its first airstrikes against the Islamic State (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) at 6:45 AM this morning. The strikes came hours after Barack Obama authorized the military to carry out such strikes.

AIRDROPS TO IRAQI CHRISTIANS?

Airstrikes Also Being Considered
By SOF

Airdrops are under consideration to aid Yazidi Christians who fled the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now trapped in a mountain region, are facing death. This comes as ISIS has seized the Mosul Dam.

VIETNAM UPS ANTE IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

Arms Fishing Vessels After Violent Oil Rig Standoff
By SOF

Vietnamese fishing vessels in the South China Sea will be equipped with machine guns in the wake of a violent standoff over an oil rig in the Paracel Islands. The armed boats will start sailing on 15 September.

IS ERDOGAN SUPPORTING ISIS?

Jihadist with Terrorist Group Claims Support From Turkey
By SOF

Is the government of Turkey supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? That is the claim being made by at least one jihadist.

BOKO HARAM Gone wild, kidnaps wife of Cameroon's Prime Minister

Wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister Taken Captive
By SOF

Boko Haram, the terrorist group notorious in recent months for its kidnapping of women, has struck again. This time, the woman they have kidnapped is the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister.

IS WAR AGAINST ISIS COMING?

U.S. Planning Defeat of Terrorist Group
By SOF

Comments by General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, indicate that the United States is planning to take down the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

TWO UKRAINIAN JETS DOWNED

Kiev Claims Separatists Shot Down Su-25s
By SOF

Days after pro-Russian separatists downed a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, killing 298 people, two Ukrainian Su-25s went down in the same area. Both pilots reportedly ejected, but their status is unknown.

HOW TO FIRE A SAM FOR DUMMIES?

Simulator Can Let You See For Yourself
By SOF

Could pro-Russian separatists in the eastern portion of the Ukraine have trained themselves on how to operate a missile system like the SA-11 Gadfly used in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17? The answer may be surprising.

SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA HIT AMERICAN GUN OWNERS

Ban on AK Parts Included in Executive Order
By SOF Editor

It seems that as part of the latest round of sanctions targeting Russia for its support of pro-Russian separatists in the Ukraine, gun owners are caught in the middle. Some Russian companies hit by the sanctions have been in the American firearms market.

IRON DOME VS. HAMAS

Stopping the Rocket Threat
By SOF Editor

While Hamas has been firing rockets, a number of them headed for civilian targets are being stopped en route. This is thanks to a new surface-to-air missile system called Iron Dome (IDF Photo, right).

BOKO HARAM’S BODY COUNT

Nearly 2100 Slaughtered Since New Year’s Day
By Harold Hutchison

The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram’s attacks have killed over two thousand people, according to a report by a non-profit group. The slaughter has come in the course of 95 attacks.

SOUTH SUDAN BUYS CHICOM MISSILES

ChiCom Knockoff Of AT-3 On Order
By Harold Hutchison

Faced with a growing arsenal of T-72 main battle tanks in the Sudanese arsenal, South Sudan is buying missiles to counter them. However, these are older missiles.

UKRAINIAN FORCES CONTINUE ADVANCE

Death Toll Climbs as Government Forces Near Donetsk
By Harold Hutchison

Ukrainian forces are nearing Donetsk, a city of 900,000 people held by pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern portion of the former Soviet Republic. The advance has not been without cost as the death toll in the ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia continued to climb.