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Navy’s 2nd Fleet escorts convoy across the Atlantic

Navy’s 2nd Fleet escorts convoy across the Atlantic

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Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Navy's 2nd Fleet is escorting a military convoy across the Atlantic, Navy officials confirmed Friday. During the exercise, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf is guiding the USNS Benavidez, MV Resolve and MV Patriot as they carry military equipment to Europe. The exercise -- a collaborative effort between U.S. 2nd Fleet, Naval Forces Europe and Military Sealift Command -- will "simulate an opposed transit" to test the fleets' abilities to cross the Atlantic safely, Navy officials said. "In a real world conflict, much of the military equipment must still go by sealift, which makes convoy operations a critical skill set to maintain and practice," said Capt. Hans E. Lynch, commodore Military Sealift Command Atlantic, in a statement sent to UPI. "In the last five y...
Venezuela opposition convoy attacked by pro-Maduro groups outside legislative palace

Venezuela opposition convoy attacked by pro-Maduro groups outside legislative palace

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Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Armed members of groups that support embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attacked a convoy transporting opposition lawmakers to the National Assembly, preventing them from entering the legislative palace, officials said. A video shared on the official Twitter account for opposition leader and Venezuela's self-appointed interim president Juan Guaido showed men pursuing the vehicle as one man attacked it with a pylon. A man is then seen emerging from the crowd before smashing the vehicle's back window, forcing its driver to speed away. ALERTA | Paramilitares de la dictadura de Maduro atacan comisión de diputados que se moviliza hacia la Asamblea Nacional. Denunciamos toma militar y paramilitar del Palacio Federal Legislativo pic.twitter.com/1fdK9f67Xf— Centro de

US-Afghan army convoy fires flares, hits drivers on road

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A local witness and the US mission in Afghanistan say a joint US-Afghan military has fired flares at several civilian vehicles, causing the cars to catch fire and injuriesByThe Associated PressNovember 9, 2019, 10:14 AM1 min read A local witness and the U.S. mission in Afghanistan say a joint U.S.-Afghan military convoy has confronted several civilian vehicles with flares, after a confrontation on the road. The U.S. forces statement says Saturday that American troops released flares as a deterrent after making several attempts to wave the drivers off the road, but didn't aim at the vehicles. It said U.S. forces were trying to stop the vehicles from approaching the convoy in eastern Laghman province Friday night and didn't see any damage immediately to the vehicles. Imad Dawran, a witness t...