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Rocket Attack Targets Green Village, Northeast Syria; Fails to Strike US, Coalition Forces

At approximately 7:05 pm in Syria on September 18th, a rocket attack targeting the Green Village base in northeast Syria failed to strike US or Coalition forces or equipment. Three 107mm rockets targeted the base. A fourth rocket along with rocket tubes was found at the launch point, approximately 5 …

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Fighting Rages in Ukraine as Moscow Cracks Down on Anti-Mobilization Protests

Heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces is under way in parts of eastern Ukraine and the northeast Kharkiv region as Moscow continues a crackdown on protests against a partial mobilization decreed by President Vladimir Putin last week. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the eastern Donetsk region remained Ukraine’s — and …

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Ukraine Used ‘3-D Chess’ Techniques Against Russia: Urban Warfare Expert John Spencer

A Ukrainian counter-offensive has forced Russia out of key eastern positions they had taken months to occupy. Reportedly underpinned by Western intelligence, the push also featured wartime methods familiar to British and American forces. Former U.S. Army Major John Spencer, now Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Madison Policy …

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These Russian Convicts Were Let Out of Prison to Fight and Die in Ukraine

At the Petergof cemetery in St. Petersburg, five fresh graves appeared this summer, away from the other graves: all of them the same, with wooden crosses, black plates with names in gold and the dates of birth and death, framed photographs behind glass with a black ribbon pulled over them. …

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‘Send Putin to the Front Lines’: Protests Erupt Across Russia In Response to Conscription Order

Russian citizens have taken to the streets of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and elsewhere to protest Vladimir Putin’s conscription order for the war in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Wednesday the partial mobilization of his country’s military reserves in a move that follows Ukrainian gains in a counteroffensive in northeastern …

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Flights Leaving Russia Sell Out as Men Flee Putin’s Conscription Order

Scores of Russian men seemingly bought all the available seats on flights out of the country on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin declared a partial military mobilization for the war in Ukraine. “This is an outrage,” one 27-year old Moscow resident told Soldier of Fortune via a secure messaging system. …

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Attacks Are on the Rise Against Pro-Russian Officials in Ukraine

Targeted attacks against pro-Russian officials in Kherson and other occupied areas have gone up in recent weeks, according to sources inside Ukraine.  “This will come into play in occupied Kherson, where collaborators are well known,” said Max, a taxi driver who uses only his given name. “They should beware.” The …

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Russian Pilot Says ‘F*cked Up’ Air Force Should Ground Itself From War in Ukraine

by Susan Katz Keating Leo can’t stop watching the video. The former Russian fighter pilot takes an indoor break from the Reno Air Races – “the smoke is too much; the wildfires” – and offers Soldier of Fortune his theories on why the Russian Air Force is largely missing from …

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Russia Tells Troops to Withdraw From Kharkiv

Russia has likely ordered the withdrawal of its troops from the whole of the Kharkiv Oblast, according to the British Ministry of Defence. In an update on Twitter, the MOD said pockets of Russian resistance remained in Kharkiv, west of the Oskil River, but Ukraine has “recaptured territory at least …

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As Ukraine Forces Advance, Next Few Weeks Will Be Critical

by Owen Thorne I am optimistically but guardedly watching the Ukrainian success in the north. After being on the ground during the fall of Iszyum to the Russians over the summer, I see its liberation as a good step.   Ukraine said on Monday it had recaptured more villages in the …

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