US Troops

  • 60 people killed as series of car bombs strike Iraqi capital 04-09-2013 09:02 AM

    A series of car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people in predominantly Shi'ite districts, police and medics said. It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated, but Sunni Islamist militants, including an al Qaeda affiliate, have been striking...
  • Afghanistan: Five killed in roadside bomb blast 28-06-2013 04:34 AM

    Kabul: Five people were killed as a roadside bomb struck a car in Afghanistan's Laghman province Thursday, an official said. A mine planted by militants struck a car in Omarzai area on the outskirts of provincial capital Mehterlam at around 3:00 PM Thursday, leaving five civilians dead and injured another,...
  • Bomb attacks kill more than 70 Shi'ites across Iraq 21-05-2013 06:07 AM

    Baghdad: More than 70 people were killed in a series of car bombings and suicide attacks targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, police and medics said, extending the worst sectarian violence since US troops withdrew in December 2011. The attacks increased the number killed in sectarian clashes in the...
  • Iraq: Series of car bombs kills at least 31 20-05-2013 02:59 PM

    Baghdad: At least 20 people were killed by a series of car bombs in mainly Shiite districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday and 11 others were killed by attacks in the southern city of Basra, police and medics said. Scores of people have been killed in attacks over...
  • World View: With Kerry-Hagel at the helm for US pullout, will it be advantage Pakistan? 01-03-2013 11:48 PM

    Watch the discussion on the question with Suhasini Haidar on World View. ...
  • Last US troops leave Iraq, ending war 18-12-2011 10:17 PM

    Baghdad: The last convoy of US soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, ending nearly nine years of war that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives and left a country grappling with political uncertainty. The war launched in March 2003 with missiles striking Baghdad to...
  • Barack Obama marks end of Iraq war 15-12-2011 12:50 AM

    Fort Bragg: US President Barack Obama saluted returning troops returning from Iraq on Wednesday, declaring that the nearly nine-year conflict is ending honorably, "not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home." Marking the conclusion of the war at this military base that's seen more than 200...
  • Obama winds down Iraq war but verdict elusive 14-12-2011 04:35 AM

    Washington: "Mission Accomplished" are two words President Barack Obama will not use as he winds down the most unpopular US military venture since Vietnam and declares an end to another war without victory. Obama's visit to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Wednesday will be a chance to tout the completion...
  • Bombs hit Shi'ite pilgrims In Iraq, kill 32 06-12-2011 01:23 AM

    Baghdad: A series of bombs tore through crowds of Shi'ite pilgrims celebrating a major ritual across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 32 people, mostly women and children, and wounding scores more, local police and witnesses said. The attacks, at the height of Ashura, which commemorates the death of Prophet...
  • 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...
  • Suicide bomber hits Iraq military base, 19 dead 29-11-2011 12:56 AM

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber attacked a military base in the Iraqi town of Taji on Monday, killing at least 19 people, in the latest assault by insurgents trying to undermine the government. In central Baghdad an explosion in a car park at Iraq's parliament killed at least one person and...
  • Afghan forces to take lead in more areas: Karzai 28-11-2011 01:28 AM

    Kabul: Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Sunday that the nation's forces will soon take charge of security in areas of the country that are home to half of Afghanistan's population. The handover, expected to begin by early next year, is the second step in a transition that Karzai hopes...
  • US Republicans criticize Obama on Iraq, Libya 31-10-2011 01:24 AM

    Washington: US Republican presidential candidates showed on Sunday how they plan to attack President Barack Obama's credentials as commander in chief by criticizing his actions on Iraq and Libya. Republicans seeking their party's nomination are trying to distinguish themselves from each other and show they can take on the Democratic...
  • Iran leader says US troop exit 'golden' for Iraq 31-10-2011 12:18 AM

    Tehran: Iran's supreme leader on Sunday hailed the coming withdrawal of US troops from neighbouring Iraq as a "golden" victory. US President Barack Obama plans to withdraw his 40,000 troops from Iraq by the end of the year after negotiations on keeping some forces there failed, a move some US...
  • Iraq: bomb blast near liquor store kills 7 people 18-10-2011 03:29 AM

    Baghdad: A bomb blast near a Baghdad liquor store on Monday evening killed seven people and injured another 18, Iraqi medical and police officials said. Three of the dead and five of the injured were police officers, the officials said. The information came from police in eastern Baghdad and the...
  • Troops withdrawal from Afghanistan still on track: Obama 01-10-2011 09:03 AM

    Washington: The United States still intends to withdraw some 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by 2012. The announcement was made by President Barack Obama in a letter to the US Congress. Obama also claimed that his administration had reversed the Taliban momentum. "We have seen great progress in our fight against...
  • Bomb blast at Iraqi pilgrim restaurant kills four 23-09-2011 03:20 AM

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber blew up a minibus in front of a restaurant used by Shi'ite pilgrims in the Iraqi town of Haswa on Thursday, killing four people and wounding 17 others, security sources said. The explosion took place about 50 km south of Baghdad and targeted pilgrims who were...
  • Obama to meet Karzai to discuss transition 20-09-2011 09:21 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will meet his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Tuesday during which the two leaders would be discussing the transition process, a presidential aide has said. "This is the first meeting the President will have with Karzai since we rolled out our plan for a transition,...
  • Kabul attack ends, six attackers killed 14-09-2011 10:40 AM

    KABUL: An assault by Taliban insurgents on the heart of Kabul's diplomatic and military enclave has ended after 20 hours, when security forces killed the last of six attackers, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said on Wednesday. "The operation just ended and 6 terrorists were killed by...
  • No media coverage of return of slain troops: US 09-08-2011 01:36 PM

    Washington: The media coverage of an event to mark the return of the bodies of 30 elite US troops killed in Afghanistan after their chopper was shot down by Taliban has been denied by the Pentagon, saying that there were "no identifiable remains" of these soldiers. Given the nature of...
  • 22 killed in suicide bombings in south Baghdad 21-06-2011 12:58 PM

    Baghdad: Suicide bombers detonated two explosives-laden vehicles early on Tuesday near a government compound south of Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens, Iraqi officials said. The attacks come as Iraq's top political factions started to discuss in earnest whether to ask some of the U.S. troops to...
  • US senator urges troop reduction in Afghanistan 21-06-2011 12:25 PM

    Washington: A top US Senator has asked the Obama administration to end its counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan and instead focus on counter-terrorism efforts. Speaking just days before the Obama administration's planned announcement to reveal how many US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan in July, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez...
  • NATO supply vehicles attacked in Pakistan 19-06-2011 10:05 PM

    Islamabad: Suspected militants carried out two attacks on NATO supply vehicles in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing a driver and destroying a container truck and an oil tanker. A driver was killed when suspected militants attacked an oil tanker carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan in...
  • 7 US troops among 9 NATO dead in Afghanistan 27-05-2011 07:08 AM

    Kabul: Nine NATO service members were killed in Afghanistan, including seven US troops among eight who died when a powerful bomb exploded in a field where they were patrolling on foot, officials said. Two Afghan policemen also died and two others were wounded in Thursdays explosion in the mountainous Shorabak...
  • US to reduce its troops from Pakistan: Pentagon 26-05-2011 09:46 AM

    Washington: After the Government of Pakistan officially asked the US to reduce American troops from its soil, the Pentagon has started working on those reductions, its spokesman has said. "We were recently (within past two weeks) notified in writing that the government of Pakistan wished for the US to reduce...
  • Delhi feels tremors as quake hits SW Pakistan 19-01-2011 02:30 AM

    Islamabad: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 shook southwestern Pakistan early on Wednesday, jolting residents of cities as far apart as Delhi and Dubai, but the epicentre was far from major population centres. The US Geological Survey said the quake was more than 80 km (50 miles) underground, close to...
  • Obama: Won't let Afghanistan be terrorist haven 04-12-2010 11:16 AM

    Washington/Kabul: Outlining his long-term commitment to Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama has said that his administration will never let the war-torn country become a safe haven for terrorists as happened in the past. "We will never let this country serve as a safe haven for terrorists who would attack the...
  • US troops fire at unarmed men in Baghdad 06-04-2010 10:13 PM

    This gritty video is circulating on the Internet and has been confirmed authentic by a US military official. ...
  • Insurgents present peace plan to Karzai 24-03-2010 03:41 PM

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