Air Strike

  • 604 Palestinians, 29 Israelis killed in 15-day conflict; no sign of ceasefire July 22, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15-day 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 Ki-moon 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 al-Qudra 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 cross-border 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 Hamas-dominated 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 40-km (24-mile) 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 militant-held city of Tikrit. Iraq's top Shiite cleric urged the country's leaders to unite, after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki 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 week-long 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. ...
  • 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 tongue-lashing 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...
  • Pak refuses to agree with US report on NATO strike December 23, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Thursday said it did not agree with the findings of a US inquiry into a cross-border NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last month. "The Pakistan Army does not agree with the findings of the US/NATO inquiry as is being reported in the media,"...
  • Pakistan Parliament to discuss NATO raid November 29, 2011

    Lahore: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said he will call a joint session of both Houses of Parliament to discuss the cross-border NATO air strike and the issue of a secret memorandum sent to the US military seeking help to prevent a possible military takeover in Pakistan. Gilani...
  • Gaza militants fire rockets, testing truce November 1, 2011

    Gaza: Gaza militants fired rockets at southern Israel on Monday, in violence that tested a shaky truce brokered by Egypt after a border flare-up that has claimed the lives of a dozen Palestinian gunmen and an Israeli civilian since the weekend. An Israeli military spokeswoman said four rockets slammed into the...
  • Three dead, 150 injured in NATO strikes in Libya May 24, 2011

    NATO aircrafts launched more than a dozen strikes on Libya's capital Tripoli on Tuesday. ...
  • Passengers furious over AI flight cancellations May 1, 2011

    Pilots said they have been trying to seek appointments with the civil aviation minister. ...
  • Libya: Gaddafi's son killed in NATO air strike May 1, 2011

    Tripoli: A NATO missile struck a house in Tripoli where Muammar Gaddafi and his wife were staying on Saturday, killing his youngest son and three grandchildren but missing the Libyan leader, a government spokesman said. The strike would be a significant blow to the morale of the regime, which is struggling...
  • Five rebels killed in NATO strike in Libya April 7, 2011

    Ajdabiyah: A NATO air strike killed at least five rebels near the Libyan port of Brega on Thursday, medics said, and insurgents reported Muammar Gaddafi's forces killed five more in a bombardment of besieged Misrata. Wounded rebels being brought to the hospital in Ajdabiyah in rebel-held east Libya said their position...
  • Libya bombings caught on camera March 22, 2011

    Video shows what appears to be an a hair-raising attack on civilians in Misrata. ...
  • Second wave of coalition strikes begin in Libya March 21, 2011

    As the second wave of UK attacks began, the British launched Tomahawk missiles at Libyan air defences. ...
  • Libya: US, allies launch second wave of strikes March 21, 2011

    Tripoli: Western powers launched a second wave of air strikes on Libya early on Monday after halting the advance of Muammar Gaddafi's forces on Benghazi and targeting air defences to let their planes patrol the skies. The UN-mandated intervention to protect civilians caught up in a one-month-old revolt against Gaddafi drew...
  • Libya air strikes continue, Gaddafi's palace hit March 21, 2011

    Moammar Gaddafi's palace was hit as coalition forces continued air strikes for a third day. ...
  • US, allies strike more than 20 targets in Libya March 21, 2011

    Tripoli: Explosions and anti-aircraft fire thundered in the skies above Tripoli on early Sunday, but it was not clear whether they resulted from another round of cruise missile attacks by allies determined to stop Muammar Gaddafi's offensive against Libyan opposition forces. CNN's Nic Robertson witnessed the development a few hours after...
  • Allied jets sweep city besieged by Gaddafi March 19, 2011

    Benghazi: French fighter jets soared over a rebel-held city besieged by Moammar Gaddafi's troops on Saturday, the first mission for an international military force launched in support of the 5-week-old uprising. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said after an emergency summit in Paris that French jets were already targeting Gaddafi's forces. The...