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Delta Force Commandos Capture Benghazi Ring Leader

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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta captured suspected Benghazi ring leader Ahmed Abu Khattala on Sunday.  Delta Force commandos carried out the covert operation with FBI officials in Libya. Khattala was an Islamist militia commander in Libya, who commanded extremist group Ansar al-Sharia. He is suspected of participating in the 2012 Benghazi attack on the …

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Capture of Benghazi Mastermind (2014)

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On June 15, 2014, the U.S. Army’s 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Delta Force) captured suspected Benghazi ring leader Ahmed Abu Khattala in a covert mission in Libya. Khattala was an Islamist militia commander in Libya, who commanded extremist group Ansar al-Sharia. He is suspected of participating in the 2012 Benghazi attack on the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in …

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Scud Hunting with Delta Force and the Special Air Service (1991)

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During the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), Saddam Hussein launched approximately 350 ballistic missiles against Iran. These attacks included a large number of R-17 single-stage missiles from a stockpile of 650 purchased from the Soviet Union. The R-17, as originally designed, had a maximum range of 300 km and was capable of carrying either a 2,000 lb. conventional or 100 kiloton nuclear …

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1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D)

Operators disguised as Afghans in November 2001.

The 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), also known as Delta Force, is one of two counter-terrorism special mission units (SMU) of the US military’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).  It was formerly listed as the Combat Applications Group (CAG) by the Department of Defense but some claim it has been re-designated the Army Compartmented Elements (ACE). While 1st …

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