NATO Airstrike

  • No US soldier to be charged over NATO strike in Pak March 26, 2012

    New York: The US military has decided that none of its soldiers involved in a NATO airstrike in November last year that had killed 24 Pakistani soldiers will face disciplinary charges, an incident that had plunged the bilateral ties to a new low. A second inquiry to determine whether any American...
  • Pak airstrike was a mistake, admits NATO December 22, 2011

    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 forces,...
  • Pak to beef up air defence at Afghan border December 9, 2011

    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 made...
  • Pak to review foreign policy after NATO airstrike December 9, 2011

    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 in Mohmand...
  • US starts vacating Shamsi airbase in Pakistan December 4, 2011

    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 landed,...
  • Pak: Khar speaks to Hague on NATO strike December 3, 2011

    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 on...
  • Pak troops can respond to NATO attacks: Kayani December 2, 2011

    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 November 30, 2011

    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 express...
  • Pak to boycott Bonn Conference on Afghanistan November 29, 2011

    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 5...
  • No threat from India: Pak PM Yousuf Raza Gilani November 29, 2011

    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 November 28, 2011

    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 July 17, 2011

    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 east of...
  • Fresh Libya civilian deaths pile pressure on NATO June 21, 2011

    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 Tripoli,...
  • NATO airstrikes hit Tripoli, heaviest bombing yet May 24, 2011

    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 strikes,...
  • Libya: NATO planes pound government weapons depot May 9, 2011

    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 explosions,"...
  • Vandals attack embassies in Libya after airstrike May 1, 2011

    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 the...
  • NATO air strike flattens Gaddafi's compound April 25, 2011

    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 western...
  • Gaddafi asks Obama to end air strikes, in letter April 7, 2011

    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 Obama...