U.S. Army Rangers remember comrades killed in action – Las Vegas Review-Journal (By Journal)

1. Army Ranger veteran Wendel Smith, left, with Carol Smith and Dale and JoAnn Burchfield at a U. S. Army Ranger Association luncheon, April 29, 2017, in Las Vegas.

2. Ranger veteran Dale Burchfield and his wife, JoAnn, at a U. S. Army Ranger Association luncheon, April 29, 2017, in Las Vegas.

3. Ranger veteran Phillip Holguin, of the 75th Ranger Regiment, at a U. S. Army Ranger Association luncheon, April 29, 2017, in Las Vegas.

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Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet Put On Highest Alert In Case Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladesh (By Huffington Post India)

1. NEW DELHI — The Indian Navy’s Eastern fleet ships have been put on highest state of readiness so that help can be extended promptly in case cyclone Mora hits parts of Bangladesh.

2. Indian Navy Eastern Fleet ships are at the highest state of readiness to render assistance if required,” a senior Navy official said here.

3. The cyclone has been heading towards North and North East direction from its present position in Bay of Bengal.

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Sri Lanka floods: Indian Navy teams deployed as death toll rises to 180 (By Livemint)

1. Colombo: Indian Navy diving and medical teams have been deployed to assist Sri Lanka Navy operations in the flood-hit southwestern region, as the death toll from the disaster on Monday rose to 180, with 110 people still missing in the island nation’s worst torrential rains in 14 years.

2. The incessant rains experienced since Thursday night have driven nearly half a million people out of their inundated homes in the southern and western regions.

3. The Indian ships brought in rice, atta (flour), dal, sugar, bedsheets, blankets, durries, rain coats, milk, biscuits etc.

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Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad was coward in death: Indian Army : Mail Today, News (By India Today)

1. “The intelligence provided by the police confirmed that Sabzar and Faizan were in a cluster of houses in Saimoo village in Tral area and we laid a cordon on Friday evening around his house,” senior Army sources said.

2. Senior Army sources, privy to the operation in which Bhat was cornered and neutralised in Tral area of Kashmir’s Pulwama district last Saturday, told Mail Today that the 27-year-old terrorist remained in hiding for nearly 10 hours, without firing a single bullet at the troops.

3. Sources said in Burhan’s case too, the terrorist was trapped when the technical cells of Jammu and Kashmir police had followed a terrorist named Sartaj and did not know about Burhan’s presence there.

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Indian Army kills two Pakistani soldiers to foil a BAT attack on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri (By Firstpost)

1. Srinagar: The Indian Army on Monday evening killed two Pakistani soldiers in a counter offensive strike on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector to foil a Border Action Team (BAT) attack from the Pakistani side.

2. The sources said the counter offensive operation strike was carried out by the Indian Army as it had actionable information that the militants assisted by Pakistani Army were planning a BAT attack on the Indian soldiers in Uri sector.

3. Last week, Indian Army had killed two Pakistani soldiers while foiling an attack by the BAT at Uri sector.

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Bin Laden’s son steps into father’s shoes as al-Qaeda attempts a comeback (By Chicago Tribune)

1. Hamza bin Laden , the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.

2. Hamza bin Laden , the son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.

3. The 15th of Osama bin Laden’s estimated 20 children, Hamza was the only son born to the terrorist’s third wife, and by some accounts his favorite, Khairiah Sabar, a Saudi woman whose family traces its lineage to the prophet Muhammad.

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VIDEO: Al-Qaeda militants storm Aleppo city from its western flank (By Masdar News (registration))

1. DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A. M. ) – Skirmishes have resumed with ferocity on the western fringes of Aleppo city as Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) is exploiting a regional UN-brokered safe zone that prevents the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) from conducting sorties over Idlib province and limits it from targeting Islamist rebel groups in rural Aleppo.

2. HTS represents the single largest rebel group in Syria; due to its persistent hostilities, the SAA has relaunched its counter-insurgency operations in most of the de-escalation zones.

3. HTS, a jihadist faction with close ties to Al-Qaeda, is considered a terrorist organization by most countries worldwide and subsequently has been excluded from the de-escalation zones in Syria.

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Wannabe London Subway Terrorist Follows Al-Qaeda Bomb How-To, Gets 15 Years (By Patheos (blog))

1. A judge in the U. K. sentenced 20-year-old Damon Smith to 15 years in prison for planting a bomb on a London subway train, but opined that the perpetrator had not been motivated by terrorism.

2. The autistic defendant smiled in the dock as Judge Richard Marks, QC, sentenced him to 15 years in a young offenders institution with an extended period of five years on license.

3. A former altar boy has been sentenced to 15 years’ detention years for planting a home-made bomb on a busy Tube train.

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U.S. Navy aircraft intercepted by Chinese jets, Pentagon says (By CBS News)

1. WASHINGTON — Two Chinese aircraft conducted an unprofessional intercept of a U. S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said Friday, marking the second time in about a week that the U. S. has complained about unsafe Chinese operations in the region.

2. In a separate incident this week, China protested a U. S. Navy patrol that sent a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea, in the first American challenge to Beijing’s claims to the waters since President Trump took office.

3. Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said the American plane was conducting surveillance over the Yellow Sea – the northern part of the East China Sea – and that the Chinese jets moved to identify and verify the plane “in accordance with laws and regulations.

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