Verse of the day

Verse of the day

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
—2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Raqqa’s fall: A journey into the heart of Isis’s failed caliphate (By The Independent)

1. 1/8 Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate victory in Raqqa atop of military vehicles REUTERS.

2. 6/8 Syrian Democratic Forces fighters ride atop of military vehicles as they celebrate victory in Raqqa REUTERS.

3. As with every development in Syria’s complex conflict, it is not clear what will happen next.

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ISIS melts into the Syrian desert to regroup (By Daily Mail)

1. ISIS leaders appear to have made contingency plans that involve precisely this – regrouping in the desert and launching attacks, much like IS’ predecessor, al-Qaida in Iraq, did for more than a decade after the U. S. -led 2003 invasion.

2. ISIS leaders appear to have made contingency plans that involve precisely this – regrouping in the desert and launching attacks, much like IS’ predecessor, al-Qaida in Iraq, did for more than a decade after the U. S. -led 2003 invasion.

3. Beyond the urban and inhabited areas lies the vast Syrian Desert, also known as Badiyat al-Sham, famous for its caves and rugged mountains (2016 file photo released by Iraq’s Counterterrorism Service shows an Islamic State militant convoy destroyed by airstrikes near Fallujah, Iraq).

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Native dog breed to serve the Indian Army for the first time (By The Hindu)

1. The lean and lanky indigenous Mudhol breed of hunting hound is all set to be drafted by the defence forces for guard duty by the end of the year.

2. The Mudhols currently training at Meerut will go to operational areas like Jammu and Kashmir for validation and testing.

3. It is a Make In India initiative with some bite.

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Indian army finalises Rs 40,000 crore procurement plan to replace ageing weapons (By Moneycontrol.com)

1. The Army has finalised one of its biggest procurement plans for infantry modernisation under which a large number of light machine guns, battle carbines and assault rifles are being purchased at a cost of nearly Rs 40,000 crore to replace its ageing and obsolete weapons.

2. The broad process to acquire around 7 lakh rifles, 44,000 light machine guns (LMGs) and nearly 44,600 carbines has been finalised and the defence ministry is on the same page with the Army in moving ahead with the procurement, official sources told PTI.

3. 62 mm assault rifle and the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the defence ministry’s highest decision making body on procurement, is expected to give the go-ahead for the much- needed procurement soon.

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Navy investigating 2 SEALs in Green Beret death (By CNN)

1. Washington (CNN) The Navy is investigating whether two members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six killed an Army Green Beret in Mali in June, a US official told CNN Sunday.

2. A US official told CNN jurisdiction for the investigation shifted from the Army investigation service to the Navy in September.

3. Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman Ed Buice confirmed to CNN the NCIS investigation into the death of Army Staff Sgt.

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Smith enlists in U.S. Army (By Southwest Times)

1. After departing the military, 88M soldiers are eligible for an immediate job interview through the “Army Pays” program with companies including Rush Enterprises, J.

2. Those locations are Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Fort Benning, Georgia.

3. The United States Army Wytheville Recruiting Station is pleased to announce the enlistment of PV1 Christian Martin into the United States Army and his recent graduation from Basic Combat Training.

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Rev. Julian H. (Marty) Martin, Jr., COL, U.S. Army, Ret. (By Fauquier Times)

1. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

2. Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting.

3. Go to form

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World War I: Indian Army team to bring back remains of World War I soldiers (By Economic Times)

1. DEHRADUN: A team of the Garhwal Rifles will travel to France in November to identify and bring back the remains of its two soldiers killed during the First World War, an Army official said.

2. The decision came after the French government recently found the remains of four soldiers, including two unnamed Indian soldiers , at a construction site near Laventie, about 70km from Dunkirk , in France.

3. “We have already informed the Indian government and top Army officers about the situation and a team from our regiment will be visiting France to identify the remains.

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Pakistan Army’s support to terror unacceptable: Indian DGMO (By Economic Times)

1. NEW DELHI: The Indian Army today told the Pakistan Army that due to their unabated support to armed terrorists who infiltrate across the border and target Indian Army posts, the Indian Army retains the right to “punitively respond” to such acts of aggression from Pakistan.

2. “Lt Gen Bhatt stated that retaliatory firing by Indian troops has only been carried out in response to unabated support given by Pak Army to armed terrorists who infiltrate across the border and target Indian Army posts with heavy caliber weapons.

3. Bhatt told Mirza that while Indian Army will continue efforts to ensure peace and tranquility on the borders, however, support provided to terrorists while crossing LoC by Pakistan Army is the prime reason for any collateral damage and is attributed to Pakistan Army aiding infiltration across the LC.

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