By Associated Press and SAYED ZIARMAL HASHEMI, LOLITA C. BALDOR and JOSEPH KRAUSS Associated Press
A U.S. official said the complex attack was believed to have been carried out by the Islamic State group. The IS affiliate in Afghanistan is far more radical than the Taliban, who recently took control of the country in a lightning blitz and condemned the attack.
It was a tradition for 10 years, people or teams running or bicycling from Savannah to Columbus or vice versa, while raising money to help organizations, including local military veterans, but the hiatus for the event was extended thanks to COVID-19.
Testing their communication and war-fighting skills on Fort Benning, the Security Forces Assistance Brigade or 1st S-FAB is getting ready for a deployment later this year to South America, to help more foreign partners.
After walking thousands of miles across America, the same small group of military veterans is on a new mission, which includes Alabama and Georgia, raising money and awareness for vet homelessness, suicides, and more.
Before and after the election, the military has been focused on their job of defending our country while also stepping in to help with the coronavirus pandemic, including a rollout of a future COVID-19 vaccine.