SPECIAL FORCES

  • Australia to deploy 200 special forces troops in Iraq October 20, 2014

    Canberra: Australia will send around 200 of its special forces to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalised legal frameworks for their deployment on Monday. Bishop said she had settled the legal frameworks during meetings with Iraqi government leaders in Baghdad Saturday and Sunday about...
  • Putin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine April 17, 2014

    Moscow: Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian Special Forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers. He expressed hope for a political...
  • Afghan to expel US special forces from key province February 25, 2013

    Kabul: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has given US special forces two weeks to leave a key battleground province after some US soldiers there were found to have tortured or even killed innocent people, the president's spokesman said on Sunday. The decision by Karzai could further complicate negotiations between the United States...
  • Review: 'Special Forces' is watchable September 16, 2012

    Cast: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoit Magimel Director: Stephane Rybojad Rating: 3/5 Propaganda films come in many shapes and sizes and for many issues. Some, like the one about Prophet Mohammed that is causing global outrage right now, are in absolute bad taste and repulsive. Some, however, tow the line of...
  • Massacre will not derail AfghanUS pact: Official March 19, 2012

    Kabul: The massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier has not derailed talks on a pact with Washington which would allow some US forces to stay in Afghanistan after a 2014 withdrawal deadline, a senior Afghan official said on Sunday. Washington and Kabul have been holding discussions for more...
  • Osama's sea burial rakes up fresh controversy March 7, 2012

    London: In a new twist to Osama bin Laden saga, emails leaked from an intelligence analysis firm say the body of the al Qaeda leader was actually sent to the US for cremation than buried in sea. According to the emails, bin Laden was shot and killed during the famous...
  • No US Special Forces in Sri Lanka: Military March 3, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Saturday rejected a top US military commander's statement that American Special Forces were deployed in the island nation. There was no American or any other foreign forces stationed in the country, Sri Lankan military spokesman Brig Nihal Hapuarachchi said. His remarks follow a top Pentagon commander's statement that...
  • US Special Forces rescue hostages in Somalia January 25, 2012

    Washington/Mogadishu: Helicopterborne elite US Navy Seals struck deep into Somalia in a daring predawn raid and freed two hostages an American woman aid worker and a Dane after a shootout with pirates holding them, leaving at least nine gunmen dead, a rare mission in the restive African nation. The...
  • Will US end its special relationship with Pak? May 5, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Will the US now end its special relationship with Pakistan?' ...
  • Osama was captured alive, claims his daughter May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Osama bin Laden was captured alive by US forces but shot dead in front of family members, Osama's' daughter reportedly told Pakistani authorities. NBC News has confirmed an earlier Al Arabiya report, which said the girl told the investigators that commandos had captured her father alive and that they...
  • Shoaib Athar, who tweeted Osama killing, talks May 4, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden didn't use the internet till the very end but ironically it was the internet that first picked up news of the US operations, with Shoaib Athar sending out tweets from his home just yards away. ...
  • Day after, doubts remain on operation Osama May 3, 2011

    The questions being asked about the operation that killed bin Laden just seem to grow. ...
  • What does Osama killing mean for war on terror by India? May 3, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'What does Osama killing mean for India's war on terror?' ...
  • Will Osama's killing lead to a decline in terror? May 3, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Will Osama's killing lead to a decline in terror?' ...
  • Is 'operation Osama' Obama's biggest victory? May 2, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Is 'operation Osama' Obama's biggest victory?' ...
  • What is Osama bin Laden's legacy going to be? May 2, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'What is Osama bin Laden's legacy going to be?' ...
  • Osama: alerts in India as govt fears retaliation May 2, 2011

    Chidambaram says India's concerns on Pakistani sancutary to terrorists are validated. ...
  • The war has not ended with Osama, says Clinton May 2, 2011

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday said that the killing of Osama bin Laden did not end the war on terror and used the occasion to warn the Taliban to detach itself from al Qaeda and join a peaceful political process in Afghanistan. Terming the success in taking...
  • Pakistan to protest against US action on Osama May 2, 2011

    Pakistan government sources say they were in the dark on the Osama operation. ...
  • Osama bin Laden and his bloodstained career May 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Osama Bin Laden, World's most dreaded terrorist is finally dead. But, who was Osama and what was his role in the 21st century terror? Here is a summery of his bloodstained career. He was one of the reported 50 children of a Saudi construction magnate. He declared war against the US...
  • US kills Osama right under the nose of Pak Army May 2, 2011

    New Delhi: No mountain hideout, no dark cave eventually Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, was tracked down to the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad. US officials say they began to look closer at this house in Abbottabad after interrogating Bin Laden's associates and in particular a courier...
  • US team got order to kill Osama, not capture May 2, 2011

    Washington/Abbottabad: Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a US helicopter raid on a mansion near the Pakistani capital Islamabad early on Monday, ending a long worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Members of an elite Navy Seals team dropped...
  • US Special Forces led bin Laden operation: source May 2, 2011

    Washington: The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, US officials said Sunday night. Bin Laden was the leader of al Qaeda, the terrorist network behind the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. US officials said that their forces...
  • UK to send 500 extra troops to Afghanistan December 1, 2009

    London: Britain will send 500 more soldiers to Afghanistan in December as part of a broader surge in NATOled troop levels to tackle worsening violence and train Afghan forces, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday. Brown's confirmation of an earlier, conditional pledge comes a day before US President Barack Obama...