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The book begins with background on the conflict in Ireland, then examines operations against British transportation in Ireland, IRA rural and urban operations, and improvised explosive devices and ambushes in Ireland.
In addition to the ambush forces, the Mujahideen also designated support groups for both ambushes to protect the flanks and rear of the blocking/ambush detachments.
The latest ambushes came only a day after two Japanese diplomats, seven Spanish intelligence agents were killed in separate ambushes in Iraq.
Both ambushes have been a mystery, but a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in Hama believes the attacks have been carried out by Russian Special Forces.
Because the enemy has been taking a pounding by the coalition forces in this area, it is possible to think that the enemy purposefully sets these ambushes to slow the momentum set by the coalition.
A tropical ant hunts bees by setting ambushes. However, the bees have developed a trick or two of their own.
The sources pointed out that the attacks in northern Sinai today carried out by armed groups in a unified timing, and targeted security ambushes on Sheikh Zuid Jura and Sheikh Zuid Rafah and Masoora area, pointing out that the gunmen were deployed in groups and attacked ambushes in conjunction with moving car bombs targeted two security ambushes in South of Sheikh Zuid area, northern Sinai.
Given the current operating environment in Iraq and Afghanistan--where ambushes continue to be a favored tactic of insurgents--we do well to learn from the mistakes of Soviet and DRA forces.
Combatants throughout history have encountered ambushes. Lessons have been learned, forgotten, and relearned.