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Al Qaeda may return after Afghan pullout, British PM warned


August 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda may return to Afghanistan and the country's future could be jeopardised if NATO-led foreign troops are withdrawn too quickly, military commanders ... Read more...

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HAL chopper lands atop building; pilots safe (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 12 (IANS) A chopper of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd's training academy Thursday made an emergency landing atop a building in the eastern suburb of the city, with ... Read more...

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Israel building rocket battalion


April 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 3 (IANS) The Israeli military is setting up a rocket battalion to help minimize civilian casualties in future combat operations in the Gaza Strip.Israel mostly relies on ... Read more...

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Six British soldiers feared killed in Afghanistan blast


March 7th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Six British soldiers were reported missing, believed killed, after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) ... Read more...

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Britain eyes Afghanistan transit routes


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain is seeking overflight and land transit accords with Central Asian states to allow the shipment of military supplies in and out of Afghanistan as ... Read more...

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US strategy jeopardised by Pakistani havens: Post


February 25th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Persistence of enemy havens in Pakistan was placing the success of the US strategy in Afghanistan in jeopardy, the US ambassador to Afghanistan warned in ... Read more...

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‘NATO combat operations in Afghanistan to last till 2014′


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 3 (IANS) NATO forces would not end combat operations in Afghanistan until the security transition to local forces completed by the end of 2014, NATO Secretary General Anders ... Read more...

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US to end Afghan combat operations in 2013


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) The US hopes to end its combat mission in Afghanistan by the middle of next year, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday.He was speaking to reporters ... Read more...

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US to increase military activities in Australia: Obama


November 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced that the US will boost military activities in Australia from 2012 as America steps up its commitment in ... Read more...

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US will be forced to reveal ‘bin-Laden combat’ pictures: CIA official


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): CIA official Michael Scheuer has said the Obama administration would be forced to release photographs of combat operations that killed Osama bin-Laden to avoid conspiracy theories throughout the ... Read more...

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Bin Laden news comes on anniversary after ‘Mission Accomplished”


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): May 1, 2011 will be noted in the history books as the date President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden was killed.It is eight years to the ... Read more...

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US unmanned Predator drones could assassinate Gaddafi: Hague


April 25th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr 25 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary William Hague has indicated that American unmanned Predator drones, which have been used to take out al-Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and Afghanistan, could be ... Read more...

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‘Prince William will not allow marriage to disrupt dream of fighting in Afghanistan’


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): The married life of Prince William will not hamper his determination to serve in Afghanistan, a close source has said.Although he has not been allowed to actively ... Read more...

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Brit soldiers serving in Libya, Afghanistan could face redundancies


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): Britain's military commanders from the Army and Navy have been told to inform soldiers and sailors currently serving in Afghanistan and Libya that they could be among the 2000 ... Read more...

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‘International coalition forces’ strikes fail to halt Gaddafi forces from attacking civilians’


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 23 (ANI): A top U.S. commander might have claimed that four days of air strike by international coalition soldiers have weakened forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and largely destroyed ... Read more...

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British defence ministry spent 50 mn pounds to host VIPs


March 8th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) Even as 11,000 British troops face the axe as part of efforts to reduce the defence budget, a media report said the country's defence chiefs spent ... Read more...

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Asia, cyber attacks headline list of growing threats to US, military says


February 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.9 (ANI): The US military in its first revision of the National Military Strategy since 2004, has singled out Asia as a region of rising power and concern, and pointed to ... Read more...

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Prince Charles pays tribute to Gurkha soldiers’ courage and bravery in Afghan war


January 29th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Prince Charles has paid tribute to the Gurkha soldiers who lost their lives while fighting in Afghanistan, and also presented medals to the critically injured ones during their ... Read more...

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Tunisian military takes action against Ex-President’s aides


January 17th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Tunis, Jan 17 (ANI): The Tunisian military has detained some of the aides of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, just 24 hours after he fled the country.Military has detained Ben ... Read more...

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British officer terms handing of combat operations to Afghans ‘disaster’


January 14th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A top British commander serving in Afghanistan has expressed fears the handing over of combat operations in 2014 to the Afghan Army, terming such a move as a ... Read more...

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Six NATO troops killed in Afghanistan


December 12th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 12 (ANI): Six NATO service members have reportedly been killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, the international alliance said in a statement.According to The New York ... Read more...

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NATO plans to defend Baltic States from Russian military agression: Wikileaks


December 7th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): NATO has drawn up contingency plans, for the first time since the end of the cold war, to defend the most vulnerable parts of eastern Europe from Russian ... Read more...

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Pakistan backs NATO’s 2014 Afghanistan handover deadline


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 22(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he backs NATO's plans to hand over security of Afghanistan to local authorities by the end of 2014.NATO said that ... Read more...

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NATO for phased transfer of security responsibility to Afghans by 2014


November 21st, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lisbon (Portugal), Nov.21 (ANI): NATO and Afghanistan have agreed to the goal of a phased transfer of security responsibility to the Afghan government by the end of 2014.NATO officials, however, acknowledged ... Read more...

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10 militants killed in Afghanistan


October 31st, 2010 - 2:29 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 31 (IANS) NATO-led forces during a patrol in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province killed 10 militants, Xinhua reported."A coalition force conducting a mounted patrol in Helmand province killed more ... Read more...

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US, Afghan troops begin ‘The Battle For Kandahar’


September 27th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept 28 (ANI): US and Afghan troops have reportedly begun active combat operations last week to drive the Taliban out of their strongholds surrounding the city of Kandahar.Sixteen Americans ... Read more...

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US has 3000-strong crack squad in Afghanistan to wage its secret war in Pakistan


September 23rd, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): An Afghan paramilitary force with a strength of 3000 well-armed troops, collectively known as Counterterrorism Pursuit Teams, has been trained and deployed in Afghanistan not only for ... Read more...

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NATO denies firing mortars into Pakistan


September 11th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 11 (ANI): The US embassy in Pakistan has denied allegations that NATO soldiers had fired across the border from Afghanistan into North Waziristan, damaging a number of homes and ... Read more...

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First living service member in Iraq or Afghan war to be awarded Medal of Honor


September 10th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke with Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta to inform him that he will be awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of ... Read more...

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Obama declares end to US combat operations in Iraq


September 1st, 2010 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday declared an end to the US combat mission in Iraq, more than seven years after the US-led invasion of the Middle Eastern ... Read more...

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U.S. President, Barack Obama, To Not Employ The Phrase, ‘Mission Accomplished’, In His Crucial Speech On Tuesday About Iraq


August 31st, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Washington, August 31, 2010 (Just Flashed): The bureaucrats of the White House in America have asserted that there are two terms that the American President, Barack Obama, will not employ at ... Read more...

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Vice President Joe Biden Lands In Iraq To Commemorate End Of Combat Operations


August 31st, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Baghdad, Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) United States Vice President Joe Biden made a trip to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in the wake of the end of the combat mission ... Read more...

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Obama says combat operations in Iraq coming to a close


August 29th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said combat operations in Iraq are nearing its end and the sovereign, independent nation would be free to chart its own course ... Read more...

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Six in 10 Americans view Iraq war as a mistake: Poll


August 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27(ANI): Nearly six in ten Americans believe that it was a mistake to start combat operations in Iraq, a new poll has revealed.According to a new CBS News poll, ... Read more...

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61 killed in Iraq attacks (Fourth Lead)


August 25th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 25 (DPA) At least 61 people were killed and more than 180 injured in a series of attacks across Iraq Wednesday, mainly bomb blasts targeting police stations. A member of parliament ... Read more...

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