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US soldiers run away from attacking goose, video goes viral

OKLAHOMA: A territorial goose triggered panic among US soldiers at Oklahoma's Fort Sill when it attacked the personnel apparently for no reason. Personnel at the U.S. Army post said a pair of geese nicknamed Steve and Brenda have been living outside a building at the facility for some time. The security camera shows the goose known as Steve blocking the path of some soldiers and flapping at them aggressively, causing them to flee. "A family of geese that we named Steve and Brenda frequent our building here," the…

In Pictures: US soldiers drink cobra blood, eat scorpions

CHON BURI, Thailand: US and Thai marines slurped snake blood and ate scorpions in a jungle survival programme on Monday (Feb 19) as part of the two nations' annual Cobra Gold war games. Now in its 37th year, Cobra Gold is one of the largest military exercises in Asia, bringing thousands of troops from the United States, Thailand and other countries for 10 days of field training on Thai shores. On Monday, several dozen US and Thai marines took park in an annual jungle survival drill on a Thai navy base in Chonburi…

Two US military personnel killed in northern Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: Two US service members were killed on Thursday while assisting Afghan security forces in operations against the Taliban around the northern city of Kunduz, a US military statement said. "The service members came under fire during a train, advise and assist mission with our Afghan partners to clear a Taliban position and disrupt the group's operations in Kunduz district," the statement said. It gave no details on the identity of the personnel or what units they served with. The deaths underline…