Operation Juniper Spear Moves into New Phase of Campaign

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  1. Argus.J

    Argus.J Command Sergeant Major CSM Active Member

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    U.S. Raid on Mogadishu Compound: What was this about?
    03-13-2018 07:20


    Local officials are calling a raid on what was purported to be the last Al-Shabaab stronghold in Mogadishu overnight an extremely successful joint operation with U.S. forces that has effectively ended Al-Shabaab's influence in the city.

    It was rumored that the target of the raid was the notorious leader of Al-Shabaab, Ahmad Umar. Authorities have been tight-lipped about the presence of Al-Shabaab in Somalia since January when it executed a series of lightning raids on key government infrastructure in the city of Mogadishu, essentially turning it into an armed camp.

    Does Al-Shabaab Actually Have Weapons of Mass Destruction?

    When Somalia requested military assistance from the United States, one of the primary justifications was that Umar had come into possession of weapons of mass destruction. Despite over a month of high-tempo operations by U.S. forces in the area, they have been apparently unable to locate these weapons. The President issued this tweet this morning:

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    What's Next for U.S. Forces in the Region?

    The commander of U.S. forces in the region, Colonel Alexander Grgich gave a brief statement this morning from Forward Operating Base Jazeera at the Mogadishu Airport:

    "Early this morning, Somalian National Security Forces in an illustrious example of joint collaboration with U.S. Forces conducted a highly successful raid on the last Al-Shabaab stronghold in Mogadishu. All objectives were met, many Al-Shabaab operatives were killed and a large weapons cache was discovered and destroyed. The city of Mogadishu can finally breathe easily.

    We still have a large job to do in driving insurgent groups out of the country and believe we will shortly have good news regarding the Weapons of Mass Destruction that Al-Shabaab is holding over the region's head. Our forces in this region are in an extremely aggressive stance and morale is very high after a series of decisive victories against these terrorists and as we move into a new phase of this campaign against terror we will continue to push hard until the last remaining elements of this mob of gangsters and thugs is eliminated."


    There can be no doubt that if Al-Shabaab has been run out of Mogadishu there will be an immediate and positive change in the city. Residents have been living in fear and it is estimated that approximately 40% of the city's population has left the city since Al-Shabaab occupied it in January.

    More to come...
     
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  2. McGehee.K

    McGehee.K Sergeant

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    This is perfection.

    Requesting an embedded journalist slot for the next phase of operations.
     
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  3. Argus.J

    Argus.J Command Sergeant Major CSM Active Member

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    Due to the unstable security situation in the region, we are unable to accommodate media embed requests at this time. Thank you for your interest.
     
  4. Hamm.C

    Hamm.C Specialist Discharged

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    I guess this calls for additional freedom projectiles downrange... fantastic!
     
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  5. Allen.S

    Allen.S Extended Leave of Absence Corporal Active Member

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    Confirmed censorship by Western military industrial complex. #Justice4Shabaab
     
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  6. Ozkan.C

    Ozkan.C A/1-7 Trooper Warrant Officer 1 Active Member

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    You guys are amazing :)
     
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  7. Waldie.A

    Waldie.A B/1-7 Section Leader Sergeant Active Member

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    Does this mean we will have slots representing local forces working alongside us in future ?

    I think that would be an interesting development.
     
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  8. Tucker.C

    Tucker.C C/1-7 Section Leader Staff Sergeant Active Member

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    This was fantastic. The tweet put me into fits of laughter.

    Solid work, guys! Look forward to this next phase!

    Operation Juniper Spear, thus far, has been the most enjoyable series of operations I have ever done, even with the map that they were taking place on being totally unfinished and broken as hell. The effort the S3 Battle Staff has put into this campaign has been well noticed and well received.

    Thank you, gentlemen. Keep up the great work. You're doing amazingly well, and everyone's having a total blast.
     
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    Tharen.R B/1-7 Commander Captain Active Member

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    Seconded.
     
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    Atherton.H C/1-7 Section Leader Staff Sergeant Active Member

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    Can’t have operations without the troops. Thanks for the continued support!
     
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  11. Thumper.N

    Thumper.N A/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    I would like to note for the record that the presence of the Ranger element had nothing to do with the destroyed construction site on the northern side of the Bakara Market...:rolleyes:
     
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  12. McGehee.K

    McGehee.K Sergeant

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    I mean, the UN should really step in and enforce some kind of sanctions until the Somali government modifies their building codes. Half the buildings in the city fell down if a soldier so much as sneezed at them.

    They should also investigate if Somalia's been stealing technology from Wakanda based on the Somali's heavy use of building levitation and phase-able door technology.
     
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  13. Atherton.H

    Atherton.H C/1-7 Section Leader Staff Sergeant Active Member

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    Also worth noting the magical flipping buildings, responsible for at least 4 casualties.
     
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  14. Rosefield.M

    Rosefield.M C/1-7 Commander Major Active Member

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    You mean the Somalian experimental urban warfare device
     
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  15. Geki.T

    Geki.T C/1-7 ASL Sergeant Active Member

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    Those were just real fake doors.
    As glad as I am to finally be out of Mogadishu, it still pains me that we will never have as well of a designed base as ours was in Mog.
    And big ups to the troops for sticking it out on the slideshow that was the finale for Phase 1!
     
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  16. Thumper.N

    Thumper.N A/1-7 Platoon Staff 2nd Lieutenant Active Member

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    Maybe they just played one on TV....
     
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    Schulman.R C/1-7 Platoon Staff Sergeant First Class Active Member

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  18. Tharen.R

    Tharen.R B/1-7 Commander Captain Active Member

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    The grammar is actually too good so you’ll need to dumb it down a bit to make it realistic.
     
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    Lewis.A B/1-7 ASL Sergeant Active Member

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    Is there a way to get a "printable" version of this, for the paper file?
     
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    Schulman.R C/1-7 Platoon Staff Sergeant First Class Active Member

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