Airstrike

  • Pak airstrike was a mistake, admits NATO 22-12-2011 06:24 PM

    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...
  • Pak to beef up air defence at Afghan border 09-12-2011 12:06 PM

    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...
  • Pak to review foreign policy after NATO airstrike 09-12-2011 11:29 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Pak: Khar speaks to Hague on NATO strike 03-12-2011 09:48 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan says US gave wrong info before strike 03-12-2011 04:54 AM

    Islamabad: US officials gave Pakistan soldiers the wrong location when asking for clearance to attack militants along the border last weekend, Pakistani military officials said on Friday. The strike resulted in the deaths of 24 soldiers and a major crisis in relations between Washington and Islamabad. The claim was the...
  • Pak troops can respond to NATO attacks: Kayani 02-12-2011 10:37 AM

    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 30-11-2011 11:31 PM

    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...
  • Pak to boycott Bonn Conference on Afghanistan 29-11-2011 04:37 PM

    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...
  • No threat from India: Pak PM Yousuf Raza Gilani 29-11-2011 07:41 AM

    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 28-11-2011 08:37 PM

    Reacting to the NATO airstrike, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said it was for US to explain and show some respect. ...
  • US expresses condolences to Pakistan: White House 27-11-2011 05:10 AM

    Washington: The White House says senior US civilian and military officials have extended condolences to their Pakistani counterparts following a NATO airstrike that Pakistan says killed 24 of its troops along a frontier area that serves as a haven for militants. The unidentified officials also expressed a desire to work...
  • Libyan forces attack Gaddafi security HQ 10-10-2011 01:56 PM

    Sirte: Libyan transitional government forces attacked deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's security headquarters in the centre of his hometown of Sirte, hoping that once the buildings had been captured the fight for the city would be won. The protracted battle for Sirte, a showpiece Mediterranean coastal city largely loyal to Gaddafi,...
  • 17 militants, 3 soldiers killed in Yemen fighting 14-08-2011 11:03 PM

    Sanaa: A new wave of fighting erupted in Yemen in a southern provincial capital that has been overrun by extremist militants, killing at least 17 al Qaeda-linked fighters and three soldiers, a military official said on Sunday. The official said the clashes took place in and around Zinjibar, the capital...
  • Gaddafi cannot wait us out: NATO 26-07-2011 11:11 PM

    Brussels: NATO said on Tuesaday that the bombing of regime forces in Libya will continue as long as needed despite growing reluctance among some countries to participate, and Muammar Gaddafi cannot "wait us out." "As long as his forces continue to attack or threaten civilians, and as long as they...
  • Blasts rock Tripoli, NATO targets Gaddafi compound 25-07-2011 12:04 AM

    Tripoli: Explosions rocked central Tripoli for the second night in a row and Britain said weeks of NATO bombardment had inflicted extensive damage on Muammar Gaddafi's heavily-fortified compound. Libya's leader is clinging to power despite a four-month-old NATO air campaign and a lengthening conflict with rebels seeking an end to...
  • NATO, Afghan army kill at least 13 Taliban 17-07-2011 05:51 PM

    Kabul: Afghan and NATO troops on Sunday killed at least 13 Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan after an overnight gunbattle ended with an airstrike on the building where the insurgents were holed up, Afghan and coalition officials said. Capt Justin Brockhoff, a spokesman for the coalition, said the fighting started...
  • Late night explosions rock Tripoli 17-07-2011 10:12 AM

    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...
  • Fresh Libya civilian deaths pile pressure on NATO 21-06-2011 02:39 AM

    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...
  • Libya says 9 civilians killed in NATO airstrike 20-06-2011 07:08 AM

    Tripoli: Libya's government said NATO warplanes struck a residential neighborhood in the capital on Sunday and killed nine civilians, including two children. Hours later, NATO confirmed one of its airstrikes went astray. The incident gave supporters of Muammar Gaddafi's regime a new rallying point against the international intervention in Libya's...
  • NATO airstrike hits near Gaddafi complex 14-06-2011 11:42 PM

    Tripoli: A NATO airstrike hit an area near Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in the capital again on Tuesday, as military leaders voiced concerns about sustaining the operations if the alliance mission drags on. A column of gray smoke could be seen rising from the area around Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya...
  • Afghan president seeks to limit NATO airstrikes 31-05-2011 02:52 PM

    Kabul: Angered by civilian casualties, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday he will no longer allow NATO airstrikes on houses, issuing his strongest statement yet against strikes that the military alliance says are key to its war on Taliban insurgents. The president's remarks follow a recent strike that mistakenly...
  • NATO apologises for Afghan civilian deaths 30-05-2011 12:43 PM

    Kabul: NATO officials apologised on Monday for an airstrike that inadvertently killed a group of women and children, saying that they thought there were only insurgents inside the targeted compound when they ordered the strike. Accidental deaths of civilians from coalition military operations are an ongoing source of tension between...
  • NATO airstrikes hit Tripoli, heaviest bombing yet 24-05-2011 09:03 AM

    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...
  • NATO strikes Tripoli after Gaddafi appears 12-05-2011 05:33 PM

    Tripoli: NATO airstrikes struck Muammar Gaddafi's sprawling compound in Tripoli and three other sites early on Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on state TV in his first appearance since his son was killed nearly two weeks ago. Explosions thundered across the Libyan capital and wailing ambulances raced...
  • Libya: NATO planes pound government weapons depot 09-05-2011 07:32 PM

    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...
  • Vandals attack embassies in Libya after airstrike 01-05-2011 10:06 PM

    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...
  • NATO air strike flattens Gaddafi's compound 25-04-2011 06:26 PM

    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...
  • Air strike flattens building in Gaddafi compound 25-04-2011 08:04 AM

    Tripoli: NATO forces flattened a building inside Muammar Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound early on Monday, in what a press official from Gaddafi's government said was an attempt on the Libyan leader's life. Firefighters were still working to extinguish flames in a part of the ruined building a few hours after...
  • Sarkozy tells Libya rebels 'We will help you' 20-04-2011 09:24 PM

    Paris: France promised Libyan rebels on Wednesday it would intensify air strikes on Muammar Gaddafi's forces and send military liaison officers to help them as fighting raged in the besieged city of Misrata. Rebels said they fought pro-government troops for control of a main thoroughfare in the port city that...