NATO Airstrike

  • Pak airstrike was a mistake, admits NATO 22-12-2011 06:24 PM

    Washington: Asserting that its US-led NATO forces "legitimately responded in self-defense" after being fired upon on November 26, NATO on Thursday said that mistakes were committed on both sides that resulted in the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers. "The combined international and Afghan force was initially fired upon by unidentified...
  • Pak to beef up air defence at Afghan border 09-12-2011 12:06 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to deploy air defence weapons on its border with Afghanistan to pre-empt fresh attacks by NATO and allied forces in the wake of a cross-border airstrike that killed 24 soldiers. According to a media report on Friday, the decision to deploy air defence weapons has been...
  • Pak to review foreign policy after NATO airstrike 09-12-2011 11:29 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan will review its foreign policy at a conference of envoys following the NATO airstrikes that killed two dozen soldiers. According to the Association Press of Pakistan, the conference will be held on December 12 and 13 to review the situation. NATO helicopter gunships had targeted two border posts...
  • US starts vacating Shamsi airbase in Pakistan 04-12-2011 04:27 PM

    Islamabad: The US on Sunday started pulling out its nationals from Shamsi airbase, reportedly used by CIA- operated drones, on the orders of Pakistan government after a deadly NATO cross-border airsrike killed 24 of its soldiers. An American aircraft arrived in Pakistan to fly out US nationals. After the aircraft...
  • Pak: Khar speaks to Hague on NATO strike 03-12-2011 09:48 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday apprised British Foreign Secretary William Hague about the NATO air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. Khar received a phone call from Hague in which she informed the British foreign secretary about Pakistan's decision not to participate in the Bonn conference...
  • Pak troops can respond to NATO attacks: Kayani 02-12-2011 10:37 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday gave his troops "full liberty" to respond to any further cross-border attacks by NATO forces in Afghanistan in the wake of an air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, official sources said on Friday. The powerful army chief told commanders...
  • NATO attack was not intentional, clarifies US 30-11-2011 11:31 PM

    Washington: The Pentagon on Wednesday strongly refuted reports that the attack on Pakistani post by NATO forces over the weekend was "intentional", and conceded that US-Pak relationship was going through a very difficult phase. "Whatever happened over the weekend on the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan is a tragedy. We...
  • Pak to boycott Bonn Conference on Afghanistan 29-11-2011 04:37 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan on Tuesday decided to boycott the upcoming crucial Bonn Conference on Afghanistan to protest a cross-border NATO air strike that killed 24 soldiers, ratcheting up tensions between Islamabad and Washington. The decision to stay away from the important conference to be held in the German city on December...
  • No threat from India: Pak PM Yousuf Raza Gilani 29-11-2011 07:41 AM

    Reacting to the NATO airstrike, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said it was for US to explain and show some respect. ...
  • US must explain NATO airstrike on Pak: Gilani 28-11-2011 08:37 PM

    Reacting to the NATO airstrike, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said it was for US to explain and show some respect. ...
  • Late night explosions rock Tripoli 17-07-2011 10:12 AM

    Tripoli: A series of airstrikes by NATO forces rocked Tripoli early Sunday morning. Libyan television reported that the "NATO crusader forces" had hit civilian and military targets in the eastern suburb of Tajoura. Just after midnight on Sunday, a series of dull rumbles and flashes could be seen to the...
  • Fresh Libya civilian deaths pile pressure on NATO 21-06-2011 02:39 AM

    Surman: The Libyan government said on Monday 15 civilians were killed in a NATO air strike on the home of one of Muammar Gaddafi's top officials, a day after NATO admitted killing civilians in a separate aerial attack. Libyan officials took reporters to Surman, 70 km (45 miles) west of...
  • NATO airstrikes hit Tripoli, heaviest bombing yet 24-05-2011 09:03 AM

    Tripoli: NATO warplanes bombarded targets in Tripoli with more than 20 airstrikes early on Tuesday, striking around Muammar Gaddafi's residential compound in what appeared to be the heaviest night of bombing of the Libyan capital since the Western alliance launched its air campaign against his forces. The rapid string of...
  • Libya: NATO planes pound government weapons depot 09-05-2011 07:32 PM

    Tripoli: NATO planes pounded Libyan government weapons depots southeast of the town of Zintan on Monday, in a sign of widening conflict in the Western Mountains region as rebels battle to unseat Muammar Gaddafi. "The air strikes occurred around 1100 (0900 GMT). We saw big plumes of smoke and heard...
  • Vandals attack embassies in Libya after airstrike 01-05-2011 10:06 PM

    Tripoli: Vandals attacked the Italian and British embassies in the Libyan capital on Sunday, hours after Muammar Gaddafi escaped a NATO missile strike that a government spokesman said killed one of his sons and three young grandchildren. Britain responded to the attack on its embassy complex in Tripoli, which left...
  • NATO air strike flattens Gaddafi's compound 25-04-2011 06:26 PM

    Tripoli: A NATO air strike destroyed buildings inside Muammar Gaddafi's office in the capital Tripoli on Monday as forces loyal to the embattled leader pounded western Misurata, despite the regime announcing halt to operations in the besieged city. In one of the biggest air strikes to hit Tripoli since the...
  • Gaddafi asks Obama to end air strikes, in letter 07-04-2011 12:03 AM

    Washington: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has appealed directly to President Barack Obama to halt what the Libyan leader called "an unjust war," and wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year. In a rambling, three-page letter to Obama obtained on Wednesday by The Associated Press, Gaddafi implored...