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Britain to axe 20,000 troops


July 6th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) The British Army is to axe some 20,000 troops as it undergoes a "fundamental restructuring" that is aimed at making the force "more flexible and agile".Defence ... Read more...

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Differences with Pakistan being worked out, says US enovy


May 21st, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has said that some differences exist with Pakistan and it will take time for the issues to ... Read more...

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Women in combat roles in armed forces: Wait gets longer


May 21st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Women in the Indian armed forces will have to wait longer to get into combat roles. The defence ministry has said it has no proposal ... Read more...

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No deal with Pakistan casts shadow over NATO summit


May 21st, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) As a NATO summit opened here amid protests, the US failed to strike a deal with Pakistan to reopen supply lines to Afghanistan casting a long ... Read more...

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British troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014


May 20th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Troops of Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 to conduct counter-terrorism operations against the remnants of Al Qaeda after British ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers attack Kabul shortly after Obama’s visit


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring several others, officials said. It happened shortly ... Read more...

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No combat role for women in armed forces: Antony


March 19th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The government Monday made it clear that it has no proposal to induct women in combat roles in the defence forces, including as fighter pilots ... Read more...

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Britain to end Afghan combat role next year


March 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Even though British and US troops plan to pull out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Britain will end its combat role in the ... 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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EU awaits UN approval for deploying military forces in Libya


April 19th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18 (ANI): The European Union is awaiting the United Nations' approval to a "concept of operations" document that they have developed for deployment of military forces in Libya.Around 1,000 ... Read more...

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Turkey ready to broker cease-fire over fears Libya may turn into “second Iraq or Afghanistan”


March 28th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled that his country is ready to become a mediator to help attain an early ceasefire in Libya over fears that ... Read more...

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Prince Harry qualifies as Apache pilot, can return to Afghanistan frontline


March 10th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.10 (ANI): Prince Harry (26), whose official military title is Lieutenant Wales of the Army Air Corps, has qualified as an elite Apache helicopter pilot after completing a ten- month course ... Read more...

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Prince Harry qualifies as an elite Apache helicopter pilot


March 10th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Prince Harry has qualified as an elite Apache helicopter pilot, and he could return to the Afghan front line in a combat role as early as spring of ... Read more...

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British troops on standby for Libya mission


March 5th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Around 500 British troops are being kept on standby for an emergency mission in Libya, a defence official said.Troops of the Black Watch battalion of ... Read more...

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Canadians divided over Govt’s plan to keep soldiers in non-combat role in Afghanistan


December 14th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Dec 14 (ANI): Forty-eight percent of Canadians support government's plan to keep soldiers in a non-combat role in Afghanistan, while 44 percent oppose it, according to a new Angus Reid poll.Although ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Suitable action will be taken against those found guilty, says Army Chief


December 11th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
Dehradun, Dec.11 (ANI): Army Chief General V. K. Singh on Saturday said that appropriate action would be taken against all those army personnel involved in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.Interacting with ... Read more...

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Afghanistan was Soviets graveyard and will the Americans also: Taliban spokesman


November 27th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.27 (ANI): The withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan in 1989 after nearly ten years of occupation is a favourite public relations theme of the Taliban movement, which itself was ... Read more...

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Canada to pull civilian staff from Kandahar, base training mission in Kabul


November 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Nov 17 (ANI): Canada is slashing aid to Afghanistan and abandoning any presence in Kandahar by withdrawing not only troops but civilian officials who manage development projects from a Provincial Reconstruction ... Read more...

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‘UK-US could start Afghan troop withdrawn next year, end combat role by 2015′


November 4th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 3 (ANI): Helmand governor, Gulab Mangal has said that Britain and the US could start withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan next year and end their combat role by 2015. ... Read more...

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Iraq combat exit no reason for celebration: Obama


September 1st, 2010 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) The official end of the US combat role in Iraq is no reason for celebration, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday. "There's still a lot of work that ... Read more...

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Obama to mark Iraq transition with major address


August 31st, 2010 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama was to mark the formal end of the US combat role in Iraq with a visit Tuesday to a Texas military base and ... Read more...

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Final brigade of US combat troops leaves Iraq


August 19th, 2010 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (DPA) The final US combat troops departed Iraq early Thursday, ahead of schedule to complete a key phase of President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw, US media reported. An ... Read more...

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‘US on track for Iraq withdrawal’


August 12th, 2010 - 4:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (DPA) The US military remains on track for ending combat operations in Iraq by the end of this month, the White House said Wednesday after President Barack Obama ... Read more...

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British troops may end Afghan combat in ‘less than three years’


July 9th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 9(ANI): The new British ambassador to Kabul, Sir William Patey, has said that troops from his country may start to withdraw from combat operations in Afghanistan in less than ... Read more...

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US publicly demands deployment of Canadian troops in Afghanistan


March 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, Mar.30 (ANI): The United States is publicly calling for Canadian troops to stay in Afghanistan past next year, sparking questions over what Canada's role will be after the 2011 deadline for ... Read more...

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British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 2015: Brit Army Chief


February 27th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 27 (ANI): British Army chief General Sir David Richards has said that the country's troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan within five years, as they have reached a "turning ... Read more...

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Obama vows to keep pressure on Al Qaeda


January 28th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has vowed to intensify the fight against Al Qaeda in the wake of last month's attack on a Detroit-bound airliner. "We are filling unacceptable ... Read more...

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BSF women step closer to creating history at the border


July 25th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Hoshiarpur (Punjab), July 25 (IANS) As they thumped their feet into the ground for the final parade as trainees, they all knew that they are just a step away ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Hill as next Iraq ambassador


April 22nd, 2009 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (DPA) The US Senate Tuesday approved veteran diplomat Christopher Hill as the next ambassador to Iraq, handing President Barack Obama his choice to help manage the planned withdrawal ... Read more...

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Canada, allies will never defeat Taliban in Afghanistan: PM Harper


March 2nd, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.2 (ANI): CanadianPrime Minister Stephen Harper has said that neither Canada nor other foreign armies can defeat the Taliban. In an interview that was broadcast on Sunday, Harper said: Frankly, we ... Read more...

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US to end combat role in Iraq by August 2010: Obama


February 28th, 2009 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (DPA) President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will withdraw most US combat troops from Iraq by the end of August 2010, sharply reducing the American presence but keeping ... Read more...

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Fight for Basra a defining moment for Iraq: Bush


March 29th, 2008 - 1:15 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, March 28 (DPA) The Iraqi offensive against Shia militias in the southern city of Basra is a "defining moment" in the country's future, US President George W. Bush said Friday. "Any ... Read more...

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U.S. hard-pressed to convince NATO to enhance troop deployment in Afghanistan


February 8th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.8 (ANI): The United States is facing resistance from its NATO allies on the need for enhancing foreign troop deployment in Afghanistan to fight Islamic militants in Afghanistan. According to a Voice ... Read more...

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