US Forces

  • Not establishing a military base in Maldives: US May 7, 2013

    Washington: Ruling out establishing a military base or having permanent boots on the ground in Maldives, a top Obama Administration official has said that the US has consulted India on the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) which it is currently negotiating with the island nation. "We do not have any plans...
  • 'Global cult of Osama bin Laden still thriving' May 2, 2012

    Among some British Muslims, Osama bin Laden was a hero and his killing by the US forces, a bitter blow. ...
  • 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...
  • US soldiers kill 16 civilians in Afghanistan March 12, 2012

    Kandhar: Western forces shot dead 16 civilians including nine children in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, Afghan officials said, in a rampage that witnesses said was carried out by American soldiers who were laughing and appeared drunk. One Afghan father who said his children were killed in the shooting spree accused...
  • US apologises for Quran burning in Afghanistan February 22, 2012

    Kabul: The US apologised on Tuesday for the burning of Muslim holy books that had been pulled from the shelves of a detention center library adjoining a major base in eastern Afghanistan because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions. The White House echoed military officials in saying that the burning of...
  • Pak forces take control of Shamsi airbase December 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani security forces on Saturday took control of a strategically important airbase in the country's southwest after US military personnel vacated the facility in line with a demand from the Pakistan government. Pakistan had asked the US to vacate Shamsi airbase in Balochistan province after a crossborder NATO attack on...
  • US troops massed on Pak's Waziristan border October 17, 2011

    Islamabad: The US has moved hundreds of new troops to the Afghan area bordering Pakistan's insurgentinfested North Waziristan tribal region along with heavy artillery, helicopter gunships and sealed movement on the border. According to local media reports, US forces deployed to new positions in the border areas facing Ghulam Khan in...
  • Troops withdrawal from Afghanistan still on track: Obama October 1, 2011

    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 al Qaeda; we...
  • Osama wanted new name for Qaeda to repair image June 24, 2011

    Washington: As Osama bin Laden watched his terrorist organization get picked apart, he lamented in his final writings that al Qaeda was suffering from a marketing problem. His group was killing too many Muslims and that was bad for business. The West was winning the public relations fight. All his...
  • Small helmet cameras recorded raid on Osama May 13, 2011

    Washington: Tiny but highly sophisticated cameras installed on the helmets of the Navy SEALs, who raided Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound in Pakistan on a pitch dark night, are helping the CIA to reconstruct the entire 40 minute, second by second, and is providing invaluable inputs about the alQaeda chief,...
  • US says it wants access to 3 Osama widows May 8, 2011

    Islamabad: The United States says it wants to talk to the three widows of Osama bin Laden, who are in Pakistani custody. National security adviser Tom Donilon says information from them could help answer questions about whether Pakistani authorities helped hide the al Qaeda leader while he was on the run. He...
  • Osama raid: Pak sovereignty threatened? May 5, 2011

    CIA Chief Leon Panetta said, they feared Pakistani Officials would alert the target if they were involved. ...
  • FTN: Could India ever stage an Operation Geronimo? May 5, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if India could ever stage an Operation Geronimo? ...
  • JuD arranges events to honour Osama bin Laden May 4, 2011

    Islamabad: The JamaatudDawah, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, has taken the lead in arranging events to honour Osama bin Laden, organising funeral prayers for the alQaida chief in the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Karachi. JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, described by Indian officials as the mastermind...
  • How US forces tracked Osama bin Laden May 4, 2011

    Osama bin Laden was killed in his mansion in Abbottabad near Islamabad. The operation was called 'Geronimo'....
  • FTN: Can Osama bin Laden become an Islamic martyr? May 4, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if Osama bin Laden can become an Islamic martyr? ...
  • Ground Report: inside Osama's compound May 3, 2011

    The video takes you inside Osama Bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabaad, Pakistan. ...
  • 79 commandos in four choppers killed Osama May 3, 2011

    Washington: As many as 79 crack US commandos in four helicopters flew into Pakistan's Abbottabad city on a moonless night to take out Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and a single shot to the world's most wanted man's head completed their mission. New York Times quoted officials as saying that...
  • US commando clicked dead Osama's picture May 3, 2011

    Washington: Soon after shooting dead Osama bin Laden, one of the US commandos took out a camera and clicked the Al Qaeda leader's picture. This was promptly uploaded and sent to analysts to confirm that it was indeed the world's most wanted man, a media report said. New York Times reported...
  • One unwary phone call led US to Osama's house May 3, 2011

    Washington: When one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted aides picked up the phone last year, he unknowingly led US pursuers to the doorstep of his boss, the world's most wanted terrorist. That phone call, recounted Sunday by a US official, ended a yearslong search for bin Laden's personal courier, the...
  • Bin Laden's luxury hideout raises questions May 3, 2011

    Abbottabad: Osama bin Laden made his final stand in a small Pakistani city where three army regiments with thousands of soldiers are based not far from the capital, a location that is increasing suspicions in Washington that Islamabad may have been sheltering him. The US acted alone in Monday's helicopter raid,...
  • Al Qaeda leader Osama's body buried at sea May 2, 2011

    Washington: Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil, is dead, officials said almost 10 years after the attacks that killed about 3,000 people. The founder and leader of al Qaeda was killed by US forces Monday in a mansion in Abbottabad, north of the Pakistani...
  • Threat remains after Osama killed by US forces May 2, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama warned Americans on Sunday night to remain vigilant even after the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and while there are no known credible threats, the risk of attacks remains. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have not issued any warning of...
  • Israel hails killing of Osama bin Laden May 2, 2011

    Jerusalem: Israel, a key ally of United States in the Middle East, on Monday welcomed the news of Osama bin Laden's killing, saying "it shares the joy of the American people on this historical day". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the US operation a "resounding victory for justice, freedom, and the...
  • US believes Osama's son also killed in raid May 2, 2011

    Washington: The United States believes that three adults besides Osama bin Laden were killed in Sunday's raid in Pakistan and that one of the dead was an adult son of bin Laden, a senior Obama administration official said. An official also said bin Laden's death puts al Qaeda on a path...
  • How US forces killed Osama bin Laden May 2, 2011

    Washington: The mission that killed one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders was carried out by US forces with the cooperation of Pakistan, US President Barack Obama said on Sunday night. Osama bin Laden, the longtime leader of al Qaeda, was killed by US forces in a mansion about 100...
  • Pak not informed about strike on Osama hideout May 2, 2011

    Washington: Apparently fearing a leak, the US did not inform Pakistan about the closely guarded operation on the outskirts of Islamabad today that resulted in the death of al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, a senior administration official said. "The information was not shared with any other country including Pakistan," the...
  • Osama killed near Islamabad: Pak intelligence May 2, 2011

    Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. ...
  • Osama killed: 9/11 hero thanks US forces May 2, 2011

    9/11 attacks mastermind, Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by US forces. ...
  • Prez Obama to discuss recall of US troops from Iraq January 21, 2009

    Washington: Barack Obama will meet top defence and military officials on Wednesday for the first time as President to discuss the possibility of accelerating the drawdown of US troops from Iraq, officials said. During his inaugural address at the swearingin as the 44th President of the US, Obama had vowed the...