Airstrike

  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online 6 days ago

    Jerusalem: Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration. Using videos, Twitter, text messages, leaflets and phone calls, both sides have attempted to direct the tone of the fighting...
  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes 6 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners,...
  • Gaza toll hits 342 on day 12, UN chief heads to region July 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Saturday pressed on with its lethal ground offensive and intensive airstrikes across Gaza, killing 46 Palestinians including children in one of the bloodiest days of fighting as the death toll rose to 342 with the UN chief set to visit the region. Israeli tanks plunged deeper into Gaza...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza humanitarian aid truce July 17, 2014

    Gaza city: Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to halt hostilities for five hours on humanitarian grounds on Thursday, while efforts continue to broker a longer-term truce. The sides announced the temporary lull in fighting across the Gaza border after an Israeli strike killed four children on a...
  • Gaza death toll climbs to 172; refugees take shelter in schools July 14, 2014

    Death toll from the airstikes in Gaza has mounted to 172 after Israeli ground troops entered the region. More than 1200 have been injured. UN officials have said that 17,000 refugees have taken shelter inside 20 schools in Gaza. Meanwhile, UK, US, France and Germany discuss an international push for...
  • Protests outside Israeli Embassy over airstrikes in Gaza Strip July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, mostly students of Jawaharlal Nehru University had gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. "There were around 70-80 protesters mostly students from JNU. They reached the Israeli embassy at around 2 PM,...
  • Al Qaeda's No 2 in Yemen killed in airstrike September 11, 2012

    Sanaa: An airstrike killed al Qaeda's No 2 leader in Yemen along with six others traveling with him in one car on Monday, US and Yemeni officials said, a major breakthrough for US-backed efforts to cripple the group in the impoverished Arab nation. Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi national who fought in...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Pak airstrike was a mistake, admits NATO December 22, 2011

    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 forces,...
  • Pak to beef up air defence at Afghan border December 9, 2011

    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 made...
  • Pak to review foreign policy after NATO airstrike December 9, 2011

    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 in Mohmand...
  • US starts vacating Shamsi airbase in Pakistan December 4, 2011

    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 landed,...
  • Pak: Khar speaks to Hague on NATO strike December 3, 2011

    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 on...
  • Pakistan says US gave wrong info before strike December 3, 2011

    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 latest...
  • Pak troops can respond to NATO attacks: Kayani December 2, 2011

    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 November 30, 2011

    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 express...
  • Pak to boycott Bonn Conference on Afghanistan November 29, 2011

    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 5...
  • No threat from India: Pak PM Yousuf Raza Gilani November 29, 2011

    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 November 28, 2011

    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 November 27, 2011

    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 with...
  • Libyan forces attack Gaddafi security HQ October 10, 2011

    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, has...
  • 17 militants, 3 soldiers killed in Yemen fighting August 14, 2011

    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 of...
  • Gaddafi cannot wait us out: NATO July 26, 2011

    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 July 25, 2011

    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 his...
  • NATO, Afghan army kill at least 13 Taliban July 17, 2011

    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 during...
  • Late night explosions rock Tripoli July 17, 2011

    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 east of...
  • Fresh Libya civilian deaths pile pressure on NATO June 21, 2011

    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 Tripoli,...
  • Libya says 9 civilians killed in NATO airstrike June 20, 2011

    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 civil...
  • NATO airstrike hits near Gaddafi complex June 14, 2011

    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 compound...