AIR STRIKE

  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town 4 days ago

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey 5 days ago

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • Islamic State seizes one third of Syrian town Kobani, say observers October 9, 2014

    Islamic State fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani despite US.-led air strikes targeting them in and around the mainly Kurdish community, a monitoring group said on Thursday. The commander of Kobani's heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders said Islamic State controlled a slightly smaller area....
  • Air-strikes kill 42 militants in North Waziristan September 23, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 42 militants were killed when Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan province, the army said on Tuesday. Military jets targeted militant hideouts in Dandi Kachkol, Gurbaz and Mana areas of North Waziristan and killed 19 militants, a statement released by Inter-Services Public...
  • US says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria September 21, 2014

    Washington: The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its UN ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical...
  • Iraq PM says he will protect civilians after USIraq air strikes against Islamic State September 14, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's Shiite Prime Minister Haider alAbadi said on Saturday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, following attacks by both Iraqi and US jets in large areas of the country held by Islamic State fighters. The announcement, which comes as the United States tries...
  • US Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shiites at expense of Sunnis September 9, 2014

    Suleiman Bega (Iraq): A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives. Some had brought spades to help dig up the mass grave near Suleiman Beg after...
  • US air strikes target insurgents near Iraq's Haditha Dam September 8, 2014

    Baghdad: US warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama has branded Islamic State an acute threat to the West as well as...
  • Obama to give speech on Wednesday on Islamic State September 7, 2014

    Washington: United States president Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday and giving a speech on Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on US soil. Obama disclosed...
  • US air strikes target militants near Iraq's Haditha Dam September 7, 2014

    The United States said it launched four air strikes against Islamic State militants threatening the Haditha Dam in western Iraq on Sunday, broadening its campaign against the fighters. It was Washington's first offensive into Iraq's western Anbar province since it started air strikes on Islamic State forces in the north of...
  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts August 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to negotiate an agreement for an extended ceasefire. The violence seemed to delay any progress in talks brokered by Egypt...
  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire August 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptianmediated talks failed to extend a 72hour truce in a monthold war. Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying only a few points remained to be agreed. Palestinian factions said they...
  • 604 Palestinians, 29 Israelis killed in 15day conflict; no sign of ceasefire July 22, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the Hamasruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15day conflict that has also left 29 Israelis dead, even as international efforts intensified to broker a ceasefire. Israeli air strikes on Tuesday destroyed several mosques and targeted a...
  • Gaza toll crosses 300, UN chief heads to the region to bolster truce efforts July 19, 2014

    Gaza: Fresh Israeli air strikes killed 10 people in Gaza on Saturday, hiking the death toll above 300 as UN chief Ban Kimoon headed to the region to bolster truce efforts. The new peace push came as Israel's campaign against the besieged Palestinian territory entered day 12 in the bloodiest conflict...
  • New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics July 16, 2014

    Gaza city: New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 203. A strike on a house in the southern city of Rafah killed two men, emergency services spokesman Ashraf alQudra said and a...
  • Delhi: Protest outside Israel Embassy; several detained July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of students and social activists today took part in a protest outside Israel Embassy against the strikes being carried out by that country's forces in Gaza with police briefly detaining some of them. According to police, 54 protesters, including students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists,...
  • Demonstration outside Israeli Embassy, protesters clash with Delhi police July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, who included students from Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists, on Monday staged a protest outside the Israeli Embassy here demanding an end to Israel's air strikes in Gaza resulting in high civilian casualties. The call for the protest was given by JNU Student's Union...
  • Gaza toll passes 100, Israel to counter rockets 'with all power' July 12, 2014

    Gaza: An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of crossborder fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with the militants. Asked if Israel might move from the mostly aerial attacks of the...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave July 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamasdominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept rockets...
  • Israel launches military offensive against Gaza militants July 8, 2014

    Gaza: Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing more than 30 targets including homes and calling it part of a campaign named "Operation Protective Edge" targeting Hamas Islamist militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. The military urged Israelis within a 40km (24mile) radius of the...
  • Israel launches Gaza air strike after bodies of 3 missing teens found July 1, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at Hamas after finding the bodies of three missing teenagers whose abduction and killing it blames on the Palestinian Islamist group. Israel's security cabinet, which held an emergency session late on Monday and was due to meet again...
  • US drones over Baghdad as Iraq battles for Tikrit June 28, 2014

    Bahgdad: The US military has started flying armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats as Iraqi forces took their fight against Sunni insurgents to the strategic militantheld city of Tikrit. Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged the country's leaders to unite, after Prime Minister Nuri alMaliki conceded political measures...
  • Iraq appeals for US air strikes on advancing militants June 18, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq asked the United States on Wednesday to carry out air strikes on Sunni militants, who attacked the country's main oil refinery and seized more territory in the north. The appeal came as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were pressing a weeklong offensive that...
  • Pakistan resumes air strikes in North Waziristan June 16, 2014

    Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan. Military sources said combat aircraft pounded targets in the region's Shawal sector, killing at least 21 militants. Independent...
  • Air strike kills 16 in Afghanistan September 8, 2013

    Kabul: Drone strikes in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar Province have left 16 people, including 10 civilians, dead, an official said Sunday. The raids were carried out in the Watapur district Saturday. "A drone attack against Taliban militants in Watapur District Saturday left 16 people dead, which includes ten civilians and six Taliban rebels,...
  • 'US drone strike kills senior al Qaeda commander' December 8, 2012

    Peshawar: Tribal sources from Pakistan's northwest said on Saturday a US drone attack had killed a senior al Qaeda commander in the latest blow to the militant Islamist group that has been targeted in many similar attacks. Abu Zaid was killed, along with 10 other people, in the drone strike...
  • Syria: At least 30 civilians killed in airstrike on Izaz August 16, 2012

    Syrian activists have said that an airstrike has killed at least 30 civilians in the town of Izaz. ...
  • Pakistan rejects US report on NATO attack January 24, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military on Monday rejected US findings on a November 26 NATO crossborder air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, reducing the chances of a resolution of the dispute and an improvement in ties which are at their lowest in years. "Pakistan does not agree with several portions and findings...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, slams Pakistan army December 23, 2011

    Gilani also slammed the army for not detecting Osama Bin Laden's presence in Pakistan, asking who issued him the visa to stay. ...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, hits out at army December 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday in an unprecedented tonguelashing against the powerful military said it is "unacceptable" if the army "considers itself a State within State" and warned that "conspiracies" are being hatched to "pack up" his government. Prime Minister Gilani also strongly criticised the army for failing...