A coalition air strike in Iraq likely has killed Abu Dua, a key Al Qaeda member who helped smuggle foreign fighters into the country, said US Central Command leaders. Intelligence reports indicate he was hiding in a terrorist safe house in the town of Ushsh when warplanes executed a precision strike that effectively destroyed the building. The terrorist was known for helping Syrian and Saudi fighters enter Iraq to join al Qaeda activities in the Qaim area. Abu Duad’s body has not been recovered yet.
The Air Force has picked Northrop Grumman over L3Harris and Lockheed Martin to develop and build the Stand-in Attack Weapon, meant to swiftly destroy enemy air defense sites and other high-value targets.