SOF News Update for 20160816

Special Operations Command (SOCPAC). Photo from 2016 USSOCOM Factbook
SOF personnel from Special Operations Command (SOCPAC). Photo from 2016 USSOCOM Factbook

SOF News Update for August 16, 2016: India’s special forces, WWII female spy passes away, Taliban gaining ground in northern Afghanistan, and more.

Info on India’s Special Forces. India has a number of elite forces – one of which is their Special Forces unit of the Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment. Read more in “The call of the Winged Dagger: The glorious history of India’s Special Forces”, August 15, 2016.

USSOCOM Breaks Solitcitation. USSOCOM has cancelled its solitcitation for the Suppressor Upper Receiver Group. Soldier Systems, August 15, 2016.

Taliban Gaining Ground in Northern Afghanistan. The Taliban are making inroads into the north; especially in the area where the Baghlan-Balkh highway runs through. Read more in “Taliban in the North: Gaining ground along the Ring Road in Baghlan”Afghanistan Analysts Network, August 15, 2016.

Famous WWII Female Spy Passes Away. “A pioneering female spy who was featured in an NBC News story about women in the CIA has passed away at age 93. Doris Bohrer served in Italy during World War II as an agent for the OSS, the spy agency that later morphed into the CIA.” Read more in a news story by NBC News, August 13, 2016.

Kurds Advancing on Mosul. The Kurd are pressing the Islamic State in the vicinity of Mosul. Read more in “Iraqi Kurds advance near Islamic State-held city”Journal News, Aug 14, 2016.

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