Militants

  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes Yesterday

    Islamabad: At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners,...
  • More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza 4 days ago

    Jerusalem: More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighborhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighting in a near two-week-old offensive. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a massacre in Shejaia in the eastern suburbs of the city...
  • Islamic State group claims Baghdad bombings 4 days ago

    Baghdad: The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for four bombings in Baghdad which were among a string of attacks that left at least 27 people dead. The jihadi group has spearheaded the Sunni militant blitz over the past five weeks that has overrun much of northern and western Iraq....
  • Israeli PM accuses Hamas militants of using civilians as human shields 4 days ago

    The death toll in Gaza over 12 days has crossed 300. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hamas militants of using civilians as human shields and said his troops did not want to harm a 'single innocent person'. But the UN has estimated that more than 70 per cent of...
  • Gaza toll hits 258 on day 11 of Israeli campaign 1 week ago

    Gaza: The death toll in Gaza hit 258 early on Friday as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of a massive operation to stamp out militant rocket fire. The latest deaths were of four family members in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, with another two killed in the...
  • 27 militants lay down arms in Afghanistan 1 week ago

    Kabul: A total of 27 militants on Thursday laid down arms in Afghanistan's Baghlan province. "With these people joining the peace process, security will further improve in Baghlan," Xinhua quoted provincial police chief Aminullah Omarkhil as saying. Omarkhil said the former militants, who laid down their arms at Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan...
  • Territorial army soldier shot dead by militants July 16, 2014

    Srinagar: Suspected militants shot dead a territorial army soldier on Wednesday outside his house in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. Gowhar Ahmad Mattu, a soldier of 162 Territorial Army battalion, was shot at and critically injured by the militants as soon as he stepped out of his house at Laram-Ganjipora,...
  • Uddhav asks government to step-in on report of youths joining ISIS July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday asked the Maharashtra government to act on a media report that four youths from the region are believed to have joined militants in Iraq. "The newspaper report is a very serious issue and the state government should take appropriate action in the matter....
  • Israel says shoots down Gaza drone as calls for truce mount July 14, 2014

    Gaza: Israel said it shot down a drone from Gaza a week into its offensive on Monday, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted. Hamas, the Islamist group which runs Gaza, said its armed wing had sent several drones to...
  • Israel navy raids Gaza defying UN truce call as toll climbs to 165 July 13, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli navy commandos raided Gaza in a first ground assault on the strip on Sunday, stepping up its six-day offensive even as the UN called for a ceasefire between the two sides. It is the first time that the Israeli military acknowledged having entered the Gaza Strip since the deadly...
  • 11 Afghan security force members killed in attacks July 13, 2014

    Kabul: Insurgent attacks across Afghanistan have killed 11 Afghan security force members, authorities said on Sunday, as a suicide car bomb attack wounded three NATO troops. The deadliest attacks happened overnight in Afghanistan's eastern Laghman province, when insurgents raided Afghan police and army checkpoints in Aliangar district, said Sarhadi Zwak spokesman...
  • Death toll in Gaza reaches 78 as Israelis hint at invasion July 11, 2014

    Gaza/ Jerusalem: At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials seemed to hint at a possible invasion by ground forces,...
  • USD 10 million for information on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: US July 10, 2014

    Washington: The US has offered a USD 10 million reward for information leading to the conviction and arrest of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the "caliphate" on Iraq and Syrian territory. The award on al-Baghdadi has been since 2011. "Since October 2011 the Rewards for Justice programme has advertised...
  • Turkey urges Israel to halt Gaza assault July 9, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey called on Israel on Tuesday to "immediately" halt its assault against the Gaza Strip, following the deadly air campaign against the Palestinian enclave. "We are calling on Israel to immediately halt its attacks on Gaza," the foreign ministry said in a statement. It urged the international community, especially the United...
  • Three militants of 'Sashastra People's Morcha' arrested in Medininagar July 8, 2014

    Three militants of a new ultra outfit 'Sashastra People's Morcha' (SPM) were arrested with arms and ammunition from near Baliari Mode in Maoist-hit Palamau district on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, a special police team conducted search operation and arrested three persons from the area on Monday night, Superintendent of Police,...
  • Each sound reminds us of gunshots, nurses back from Iraq recall horror July 6, 2014

    Kochi: After about 25 nights of sleeplessness, distress and fear of not making it alive out of war-torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned home on Saturday. Smiles, joy filled tears and hugs filled the Cochin International airport as they reunited with their families. While they are back in the safe confines...
  • Iraq crisis: 116 Indians to reach home on Saturday, efforts on to rescue others in captivity July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on...
  • 46 Indian nurses taken to Mosul by ISIS, families seek help from MEA July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Forty-six Indian nurses in Tikrit have been taken away by ISIS militants to an old building somewhere in Mosul. CNN-IBN is in touch with the nurses, who have said that they are safe for the moment and so far the militants have treated them well. "We have been taken...
  • Nurses safe, Ministry of External Affairs helpful: Kerala CM July 3, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy confirmed that the nurses stranded in Iraq were safe and that the Ministry of External Affairs was really helpful in dealing with the crisis. ...
  • Bombing in the area where Indian nurses seeking refuge in Iraq, all safe: MEA July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerns remain for Indians stranded in the warzone Iraq. The Ministry of External Affairs said that there was bombing and firing in the vicinity where 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit are seeking refuge. The MEA said that the nurses are safe and that the Iraqi government has been...
  • Preparations on to rescue 600 Indians from war-torn Iraq: MEA June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Assuring that the government was making sure Indian nationals stuck in Iraq were brought back home safely, the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that arrangements were being made for flying as many as 600 Indians from the war-torn country. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that these 600...
  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants on Monday fired a number of rockets at southern Israel, officials said. More than 10 projectiles were fired from the Palestinian side, Xinhua reported. At least 16 rockets were launched late on Sunday, the Israeli military said in a statement. The Israel Air Force has been launching retaliatory strikes, the...
  • MEA launches mobile units in Iraq to help stranded Indians June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indians caught in warzone Iraq spoke to CNN-IBN as the Ministry of External Affairs launched mobile units in Baghdad to reach out to stranded citizens. It was another day of anxiety for relatives of those in conflict-ridden Iraq, where the fighting has escalated. Apart from an estimated 100 Indians...
  • Iraq: ISIS declares new Islamic caliphate June 30, 2014

    Baghdad: The al-Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of northeastern Syria and huge tracts of neighboring Iraq formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state on Sunday and demanded allegiance from Muslims worldwide. With brutal efficiency, the Sunni extremist group has carved out a large chunk of territory...
  • Iraqi forces clash with militants in Northern city June 29, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi helicopter gunships struck suspected insurgent positions in Tikrit on Sunday as part of a government offensive to retake the northern city from Sunni militants led by the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, residents and officials said. The Iraqi military opened its campaign to wrest back...
  • Iraq ground report: Soldiers reportedly executing Sunni detainees June 28, 2014

    Armed American drones are flying over Baghdad as the Iraq crisis escalates with ISIS carrying out a lightning offensive and taking several cities in north Iraq. As Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki looks to start the process of forming a new government, the sectarian divide in the conflict-ridden country worsens...
  • Iraq's top cleric wants deal on PM before Tuesday June 27, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's top Shiite cleric on Friday called on political blocs to agree on the next prime minister before the newly elected parliament sits next week, stepping up pressure on political leaders to set aside their differences and form an inclusive government in the face of Sunni militants who have...
  • Death toll rises in southern Afghanistan battle June 27, 2014

    Kandahar: The death toll from a week of fighting between Afghan forces and hundreds of Taliban militants in a southern province rose above 100, officials said today, while the United Nations (UN) called on all parties to protect civilians who are increasingly caught in the crossfire. The battle is shaping up...
  • Two Indian nurses evacuated from Iraq's conflict zone June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Close to 84 Indians remain in the conflict zone in Iraq. The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that 17 Indians are now safely out of the country. In addition, two nurses in the conflict zone have also been evacuated to Karbala. The 39 Indians in captivity in...
  • Iraq Crisis: Militants attack air base, US advisers arrive June 25, 2014

    Baghdad: Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday as US military experts arrived to set up an operations centre to help Iraqi security forces counter a mounting Sunni insurgency. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is fighting for his job and...