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Report expected to call for new Cork Army Ranger Wing base to counter maritime terror threat
The Army Ranger Wing have a group within their unit with specialist maritime training such as combat diving.
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# Niger
Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush
The US Africa command confirmed in a statement that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under fire in Niger.
# Aleppo
British special forces have been pictured for the first time on the ground in Syria
The exclusive BBC images appear to show troops securing the perimeter of a rebel base.
# Special Forces
The US could be preparing to send more troops into Syria
Washington has led an international coalition against the IS group in Iraq and Syria since August 2014.
# Battlefield plan
Islamic State's stronghold is holding out against coalition forces
US Special Forces say they’ve currently no plans to take the de facto capital of Raqqa.
# Special Forces
Boots on the ground: The US is sending in troops to bring the fight to Isis
Barack Obama says it will consist of “fewer than 50″ special forces.
# Special Forces
US sent mission to try and rescue James Foley
Sadly, the journalist was killed by ISIS earlier this week.
# Prisoner of War
Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
# Special Forces
This useless armed police unit would totally get told off by an Irish mammy
# Locked Up
Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre
The 54-year-old was a former member of an elite military force involved in the killing of 201 people in a 1982 massacre during Guatemala’s civil war.
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The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Special Forces
Would you have what it takes to be a US Navy SEAL?
Citizenship requirements aside, that is… Do you think you could get through all that gruelling training?