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Islamic State Group Seizes Villages North of Aleppo City

Syrian forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad take their position during a clashes againstSyrian rebels, in Aleppo, Syria.

BEIRUT -- Islamic State militants seized several villages from rival insurgents north of Aleppo city Friday, in a surprise attack that came despite intensive Russian airstrikes that Moscow insists are targeting the extremist group, activists said. Iranian state media reported that a senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard was ki... more

Drones Providing Film and TV Viewers a New Perspective

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A dazed and bloodied student who had just been mugged stumbled down a darkened alleyway in a slum. He lifted his shirt, revealing a gaping wound, before collapsing on the ground as curious onlookers gathered around. Buzzing some 20 feet above the crowd of extras was a drone, its whirling blades humming like a swarm of bees. The aircraft carried... more

Syrian General Lauds Russian Strikes amid Ground Offensive

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, a Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea.(Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria's chief-of-staff on Thursday declared a wide-ranging ground offensive by government forces, a day after Russian airstrikes and cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea backed Damascus' multipronged advance into two Syrian provinces. In a rare televised speech, Gen. Ali Ayoub said the Russian strikes have facilitate... more

Situp Test Help: Improve Fast!

Lose the Love Handles

If you are seeking a job in the military or law enforcement professions, you will likely see an entrance exam that requires you to score well in sit-​​ups, curl-​​ups, or crunches. All are abdominal exercises with different hand placement that test core strength and endurance and can be a challenging exercise to improve if you are not getting yo... more

Native-born Iraqis Become US Army Cryptologic Linguists

Sgt. Yaseen, left, and Spc. Salam at Fort Hood, Texas. Both Soldiers are native-born Iraqis, who immigrated to the United States and joined the U.S. Army as 35P - cryptologic linguists. (U.S.Army/Sgt. Dominique M. Clarke)

FORT HOOD, Texas — Gazing out a window at 35,000 feet flying over American airspace for the first time, Salam, a native-born Iraqi, was amazed at how much green was prevalent on the ground below. The experience left him overjoyed. "It was like something is new, like when you're opening up a gift," he said. Having served as an Arabic linguist su... more

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