Silent Warrior 23

SOCAFRICA’s Silent Warrior 23

December 9, 2023 SOF News 0

Courtesy story by SOCAFRICA. Military and government leaders from the across the globe came together for Silent Warrior 23, Dec. 4 – 7, 2023 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The multi-day conference, hosted by Special Operations Command Africa, aimed to facilitate forums […]

Personnel Recovery in Horn of Africa HOA

Personnel Recovery in Horn of Africa

September 15, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by Dhruv Gopinath. Wherever U.S. service members may find themselves, Air Force rescue squadrons stand ready to rapidly mobilize, deploy and employ to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue in support of U.S. national security interests. In the […]

Evacuation of US Embassy in Sudan

U.S. Embassy Staff Evacuated from Khartoum

April 22, 2023 SOF News 0

On April 22, 2023, Saturday evening (EST), U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) evacuated just under 100 American embassy staff from the Khartoum, Sudan embassy. The evacuation took place at approximately 8:00 pm Saturday evening (Washington, D.C. time), about 3:00 am […]

Map of Sudan

Crisis in Sudan

April 21, 2023 SOF News 0

Over the last several days the security situation in Sudan has become worse. There is fighting in the capital city of Khartoum, the airport is closed, hundreds of lives have been lost, and thousands injured. Most of the essentials of […]

Burkina Faso and informal governance

Coup in Burkina Faso – September 2022

September 29, 2022 SOF News 0

A military coup took place in in Burkina Faso in September 2022 and Captain Ibrahim Traore seems to be in charge on the country at this time. The coup displaced Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba who came to power in […]

Marines Training Africans (photo by CPL Olivia McDonald USMC March 2016)

Africa Update – January 2021

January 30, 2021 SOF News 0

The continent of Africa continues to see war, conflict, and strife occur in many of its countries. The United States, with its pivot to the Pacific and attention to great power competition, is reducing its commitment to Africa. The biggest […]

Map of Somalia

U.S. Withdrawal from Somalia

January 21, 2021 John Friberg 2

U.S. Africa Command has announced the formation of Joint Task Force Quartz to oversee Operation Octave Quartz – a mission designated to reposition forces from Somalia and continue the assistance effort in Somalia. In early December President Trump and the […]

Wagner Group in Libya

Russia’s Wagner Group in Libya

July 29, 2020 SOF News 0

The civil war in Libya continues to grind away and foreign nations are supporting one faction or another in the conflict. Russia is one of those countries – providing aircraft, vehicles, technicians, air defense equipment, and mercenaries to the fight. […]

Task Force Takuba in Sahel

Task Force Takuba – European SOF in Sahel

March 29, 2020 SOF News 0

Several European nations are contributing special operations forces to Task Force Takuba to fight armed groups in the Sahel. The special operations task force will fight in the Liptako region alongside troops from Niger and Mali. Most of the attacks […]