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Obama approves use of Predator drones to tackle Gaddafi forces in Libya


April 22nd, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has approved the use of unmanned Predator drones to attack the ground forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in Libya.This has earlier proved effective ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to learn how to fight in Apache helicopter


March 13th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 13 (ANI): Prince Harry is all set to learn how to fight in an Apache helicopter.The royal is off to a secret US experimental combat weapons base where he ... 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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Yemeni terror offshoot now bigger threat to US than Osama’s al-Qaeda group: CSIS


February 9th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 9 (ANI): While US drone attacks in the tribal areas of Pakistan have reportedly weakened Osama Bin Laden's al Qaeda group, the insurgent group's Yemeni offshoot headed by American-born ... Read more...

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Remote-controlled RAF drones killing Taliban kingpins at rate of one per week


October 28th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 28 (ANI): Pilotless drones of the Royal Air Force, flown by remote control, are killing the top brass of the Taliban in Afghanistan at the rate of one per ... Read more...

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UK unveils next-gen unmanned combat jet prototype


July 13th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has unveiled a prototype of its first unmanned combat aircraft, also called 'Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle' (UCAV).According to the BBC, the ... Read more...

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‘Hakimullah Mehsud’s death not confirmed’


January 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Friday he could not confirm the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone attack in South Waziristan. ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed in US drone strike?


January 14th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud is believed to be among the 15 militants killed Thursday in a US drone strike in the country's northwest but this could ... Read more...

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CIA terminates contract with controversial security firm Blackwater : Report


December 12th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.12 (ANI): The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has discontinued the services of private security services agency, Blackwater, which purportedly assisted the intelligence agency in its covert drone strikes in Pakistan ... Read more...

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US discretely allowed Pak to choose targets to silence drone attack hoopla


November 2nd, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov. 2 (ANI): In a bid to calm down the hullabaloo in Islamabad over the drone attacks, the US discreetly allowed Pakistan to choose some of its own targets using ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants more AH-1F helicopter gunships from US


August 27th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.27 (ANI): Pakistan has requested the United States to provide it more AH-1F helicopter gunships to facilitate its war against the Taliban and other extremist groups based in the lawless ... Read more...

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CIA operated drones from two Pakistan air force bases: Experts


August 21st, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.21 (ANI): The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is alleged to have operated Predator drones out of two bases in Pakistan.According to the New York Times and The Guardian newspapers, the ... Read more...

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Baitullah Mehsud Believed To Be Dead


August 7th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
According to reports, the Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud is supposedly killed in an air strike. The news has been confirmed by a senior Taliban commander, Kafayat Ullah today. Ullah however, refrained ... Read more...

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US believes bin Laden’s son killed


July 24th, 2009 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (DPA) The US government believes Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son may have been killed, but are not completely certain, a counterterrorism official said. The US counterterrorism official ... Read more...

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U.S. Officials Believe The Possible Death Of Saad bin Laden


July 23rd, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by GD
In another startling revelation today, the U.S. officials have stated that they believe that the Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's son, Saad bin Laden has been killed in a U.S. air ... Read more...

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Suspected US drone attack kills 12 in Pakistan (Lead)


July 7th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (DPA) A suspected US pilotless aircraft fired two missiles at a Taliban hideout Tuesday in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 12 people and injuring several more, an ... Read more...

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13 killed, several injured in US drone strikes in South Waziristan


July 3rd, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 3 (ANI): At least 13 people were killed and several others injured in two missile hits carried out by unmanned US Predator aircrafts in South Waziristan on Friday.Sources said the ... Read more...

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Pak rehearses two-step on air strikes


April 16th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.16 (ANI): Both Pakistan and the United States, it seems, have grown accustomed to an unusual diplomatic dance over the deployment of drones over Pakistan's volatile tribal areas.But according ... Read more...

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US air raid kills five in Pakistan


March 16th, 2009 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (DPA)A US missile strike in Pakistan's troubled northwestern region near Afghanistan killed at least five militants late Sunday, a security official said. The attack took place in Janikhel village ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills 14 militants in Pakistan (Lead)


March 13th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least 14 suspected militants have been killed in a US drone attack on a Taliban training centre in northwestern Pakistan, a media report said Friday. More than 40 ... Read more...

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Suspected US drone attack kills 14 in Pakistan


March 13th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least 14 people have been killed in a suspected US drone attack on a Taliban training centre in northwestern Pakistan, the News reported Friday. The late Thursday attack ... Read more...

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Pakistan demands Obama administration halt drone attacks (Lead)


January 24th, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (DPA) Pakistan on Saturday expressed grave concern over the two US drone attacks that killed 22 people a day ago in its restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan."With the advent ... Read more...

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17 killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan


January 24th, 2009 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (DPA) At least six suspected Al Qaeda members and 11 local militants were killed Friday as US drones fired around a half dozen missiles at two militant hideouts in ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills four Al Qaeda militants in Pakistan


January 2nd, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (DPA) A US pilotless aircraft Friday fired two missiles at a suspected militant hideout, killing four Al Qaeda militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an intelligence official ... Read more...

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Prince Harry hones his flying skills on a computer game


October 29th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 29 (ANI): Prince Harry, who is attempting to qualify for training as an Apache pilot in the British Army, has been zealously practicing his flying skills on a computer ... Read more...

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After Pak govts complaints against ground strikes, White House decides to focus on air-strikes


October 27th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 27 (ANI): Following furious complaints from the Pakistan government for further ground raids into its tribal areas, the White House has reportedly begun relying on an intensifying campaign ... Read more...

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US drones continue to spread panic among tribals in Miranshah, North Waziristan


October 17th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Miranshah (NWFP), Oct 17 (ANI): A day after six people, including two foreigners, were killed in a drone attack on the Mehsud-inhabited Saam area, American drones were seen flying over Terah, ... Read more...

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20 killed by US airstrike in Pakistan


October 4th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 4 (DPA) Pakistani security officials said Saturday at least half a dozen Al Qaeda fighters were among more than 20 people killed in US missile strikes in Pakistan's tribal region.Two ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda commander killed in S. Waziristan in US drone strike


September 19th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar , Sept 19 (ANI): A senior Al Qaeda commander, said to be an Arab, was reportedly killed in yet another US drone attack, this time on a remote village in ... Read more...

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Prince William set to fly PS25m Apache war chopper


September 18th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 18 (ANI): Prince William, who is to become a full-time helicopter pilot, would soon be piloting the Armys 25 million pound killer chopper, Apache.Second in line to the throne, ... Read more...

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US now using high-tech Predators to counter Pak militants


September 13th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Sep 13 (ANI): The United States is deploying Predator aircraft equipped with sophisticated new surveillance systems to counter terrorism in Pakistan , US military and intelligence officials have said. ... Read more...

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Key terror target in Pak along Afghan border may have been hit in NATO forces air attack


September 3rd, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Sept 3 (ANI): An important terrorist target in a remote part of Pakistan situated along the Afghanistan border may have been hit in the early morning attack today by ... Read more...

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‘Bush in final bid to capture bin Laden, hiding in Pakistan’


June 15th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) George W. Bush has sanctioned a final attempt to capture Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden before he leaves office, a newspaper said as the American president arrived ... Read more...

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Bush wants Osama captured before he leaves office


June 15th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): US President George W Bush has enlisted British special forces in a final attempt to capture Osama Bin Laden before he leaves the White House.Defence and ... Read more...

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