Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (ISIS 2.0?) and the latest developments in country’s north do need more media coverage

Several reports came out today about heavy clashes between US/Afghan and Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan forces in country’s north, some of them confirmed by both sides.

Taliban’s official Al-Emarah News:

“KUNDUZ, July 18 – Al-Emarah News said as many 34 U.S-puppet military personnel have been killed in Islamic Emirate’s Mujahideen attacks over the last 24 hours in country’s north.”

“FARYAB, Jul. 18 – A roadside bomb ripped through an enemy tank between Khwaja Usman and Taimor Koprik area of Almar district midday today, killing 4 puppets abroad and leaving 2 others seriously wounded.”

“KUNAR, July 18 – The Islamic Emirate’s Mujahideen shelled an enemy base in Ghaziabad district of Kunar province on Monday, likely to have caused the enemy heavy losses but the precise figure on the death and casualty toll has not been determined.”

ABC News:

“KABUL, Afghanistan — Jul 18, 2017

An Afghan official says that five policemen were killed and another six were wounded in a fierce battle with the Taliban after the insurgents launched a three-pronged push in the northern Baghlan province”

The situation looks quite tense and surely nobody would like to see another “Islamic State-style” army being created.

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US M1 Abrams and other military vehicles spotted in Hungary today

The exchange of briefings on military exercises between Russia and NATO is not enough for deescalation, this requires the restoration of fully-fledged contacts between military officials, Russia’s envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said Thursday.

“If we talk seriously about deescalation, the prevention of dangerous military incidents, such briefings, even at the ambassadorial level, will not be enough,” Grushko told reporters.

Read More At:

https://sputniknews.com/politics/201707131055510862-russia-nato-drills-grushko/

Air Defence Systems deployed into Lithuania including US MIM-104 Patriot

The United States deployed a battery of Patriot long-range anti-aircraft missiles in Lithuania to be used in NATO wargames from Tuesday – the first time the advanced defence system has been brought to the Baltics where Russia has air superiority.

(Reuters)

NATO Chief calls on Russia to remove ‘thousands of troops’ from Ukraine

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has affirmed the alliance’s “unwavering support” for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and has called on Russia to remove its “thousands of soldiers from Ukraine and stop supporting the militants with command-and-control and military equipment.”

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https://www.rferl.org/a/nato-chief-calls-russia-remove-troops-from-ukraine/28606158.html

India, Pakistan tensions mount as armies exchange heavy fire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, casualties reported

The Pakistan Army said four Indian soldiers were killed and two of their check posts were destroyed on Sunday, after seven people were killed in unprovoked Indian shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, the army said in a statement on Monday.

US is developing one of its biggest military base in Southern Syria surrounded by various smaller outposts

US is developing one of its biggest military base in Southern Syria, including an airstrip, surrounded by various smaller outposts.

Recently we see consistent progress about US presence in Syria mainly near At-Tanf, but this latest finding confirms US serious intention to take control of that area.

Soon you will get coordinates update here and/or on Twitter @m3t4_tr0n

Today, US military convoy has successfully arrived in Bulgaria and troops start to set up a camp base

This political uncertainty in US-Russian relations introduces a further complicating
factor in an already tense and challenged military deterrence relationship between
Russia and NATO.

The sharp deterioration of relations between NATO and Russia from 2013 had
already caused both sides to readjust their doctrines, planning, command and control
structures, logistics, deployments and exercises.

In 2017, NATO and Moscow are
continuing down the path of strengthening their defence and deterrence postures
with each other in mind as adversaries.

Read More At:

http://www.europeanleadershipnetwork.org/medialibrary/2017/07/04/7707a67e/170704%20Trump%20Putin%20and%20the%20Growing%20Risk%20of%20Military%20Escalation.pdf