Russian commandos take back hijacked ship in dramatic shootout

May 7, 2010


The 20 hour siege of Moscow University tanker by Somali pirates armed with grenade launchers and high-caliber weapons was broken yesterday as Russian special forces decided to take back the ship by force. With 23 crew members on board, the Moscow University tanker with 86,000 tons of oil was hijacked by Somali pirates on Wednesday around 04:00 GMT, when it was on its way from the Red Sea to China. It was hijacked 350 miles east of the Gulf of Aden. The crew members locked themselves in a safe room after successfully disabling the ship. The captain of the ship meanwhile got into touch with a Russian warship in the area and radioed for backup. The Marshal Shaposhnikov, with two helicopters and an infantry unit on board, responded.

 

The Taliban Tactics

October 13, 2009
It'd be no exaggeration to say that when it comes to firearms, Afghan militants literally don't know how to aim. It must also be mentioned that the Taliban are aware of that. USA Today reports that in 2009, more than 75% of casualties to coalition forces in Afghanistan were caused by IEDs or improvised explosive devices, notorious for the heavy casualties they inflict on the forces.




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June 24, 2009
I had been planning on officially launching the site in the end of June, but work commitments have made that impossible. The launch date has been pushed back to mid-July by then which the site should be up and running. Thanks for reading !

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