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32 ‘criminals’ killed in Egypt operation


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 9 (IANS) A total of 32 "criminal elements" were killed in Egypt's "lawless" Sinai peninsula in a military operation held in coordination with Israel, Xinhua reported.Military spokesman Ahmed ... Read more...

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Russia to join military drills with Canada


August 25th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) A group from the Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with the US and Canada to be held next Monday in North ... Read more...

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30 human skeletons found in Philippines


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 22 (IANS) Security forces in the Philippines Sunday unearthed 30 skeletal remains of people allegedly slain by rebels in a murderous purge of suspected military spies in the ... Read more...

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Three dead in Indonesian Air Force plane crash


June 21st, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) An Indonesian Air Force Fokker 27 plane crashed at the air force compound in Jakarta Thursday, killing at least three people on board, including the pilot ... Read more...

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Colombo scales down military presence


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 3 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military withdrew most of its troops from Colombo Saturday citing improved security conditions, three years after a war with Tamil Tiger rebels ended.Military ... Read more...

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Soldier, two rebels killed in Philippines


May 13th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 13 (IANS) A soldier and two New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a clash in Canlaon City in the central Philippine province of Negros Oriental, a ... Read more...

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Six terrorists killed on Kashmir border


May 12th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) The death toll in Thursday's gunfight on Jammu and Kashmir's border has risen to six, and Indian troops are searching the area for more bodies, an ... Read more...

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Russian plane goes missing in Indonesia


May 9th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, May 9 (IANS) A Russian plane with 46 people on board went missing Wednesday over Indonesia's West Java region, officials said.The Sukhoi super jet 100, carrying Russian businessmen and ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka arrests over 36,400 army deserters


May 7th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has arrested over 36,400 soldiers who had deserted the army following the end of a three-decade-long civil war with the Tamil Tigers, a military ... Read more...

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US calls for restraint from Sudan, South Sudan


April 5th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US has called on Sudan and South Sudan to show restraint following reports that South Sudan shot down a Sudanese fighter jet."We're calling on restraint ... Read more...

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Russian army buys cutting-edge mine detectors


January 24th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian defence ministry has begun buying a new mine-detection device able to spot inactivated mines, hidden underground or inside buildings, a military spokesman said.The ... Read more...

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Soldier killed in Philippines accident


January 23rd, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 23 (IANS) A soldier was killed when a military truck was hit by a civilian bus in the Philippines, a military spokesman said.Maj. Enrico Gil Ileto, spokesman of ... Read more...

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Pakistan to blow up Osama’s hideout


January 10th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) The house in Pakistan where former Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding, before he was killed by US commandos in a special operation last May, ... Read more...

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Iran to hold naval drills in international waters


November 26th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will hold large scale naval exercises in international waters, Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Saturday. The drills, code-named, Velayat 90, will be ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike kills 25 Pakistani troops, Gilani condemns


November 26th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 15 others were injured after NATO helicopters from Afghanistan attacked a border checkpost early Saturday, leading to ... Read more...

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Pakistan deploys army to stop cross-border attacks


October 19th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan has deployed the army and the paramilitary along the frontier with Afghanistan to stop cross-border militants' attacks, the chief military spokesman said Tuesday.Major General Athar ... Read more...

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Gaddafi hiding in western border area: Rebels


September 28th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 28 (IANS) Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is hiding near the western town of Ghadamis under the protection of African nomadic fighters, a rebel official told CNN."We have ... Read more...

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Pakistan deploys troops along Afghan border


September 13th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) Pakistan has deployed army personnel along its border with Afghanistan that was earlier manned by paramilitary forces and border police, a military spokesman said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels confirm Gaddafi’s son’s death


September 5th, 2011 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya's rebel-led National Transitional Council (NTC)has confirmed the death of Muammar Gaddafi's younger son Khamis.Rebel military spokesman Ahmed Bani said Sunday that 28-year-old Khamis died ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels to move headquarters to Tripoli


August 24th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 24 (IANS) Libya's rebel group National Transitional Council (NTC) will move its headquarters from Benghazi to the capital Tripoli within two days, as they captured Muammar Gaddafi's ... Read more...

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Gaddafi pledges not to surrender in new speech


August 22nd, 2011 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 22 (IANS) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has pledged not to surrender in an audio speech broadcast Sunday, even as fighting between his forces and the rebels continued in ... Read more...

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Pakistan denies firing rockets at Afghanistan


June 27th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan Monday denied reports that the country's armed forces fired missiles into Afghan territory, killing and injuring scores of people.A statement from the Afghan Presidential Palace ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tamil party accuses army of attacking its election meeting


June 18th, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by BNO News
JAFFNA, SRI LANKA (BNO NEWS) -- Sri Lanka's major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), said on Friday that the army attacked some of its members and disrupted an election ... Read more...

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Karachi killing: Top Pakistani officer removed


June 14th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) The chief of a Pakistani paramilitary force was removed Tuesday on the orders of the Supreme Court in connection with the killing of an unarmed youth ... Read more...

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Bomb found in Ireland ahead of Queen’s visit


May 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, May 17 (IANS) A bomb was found near Dublin Monday night, ahead of Queen Elizabeth's historic four-day visit in Ireland.The Irish army rendered safe a viable improvised explosive ... Read more...

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Libyan military spokesman killed in NATO raid


May 16th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, May 15 (IANS) Colonel Milad Hussein al-Fiqhi, spokesman of the Libyan forces led by Muammar Gaddafi, was killed Sunday in a NATO raid that targeted an intelligence building in ... Read more...

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Ex-ISI officials may be behind 2008 Mumbai attacks: Pak Army


April 26th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 26(ANI): Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Athar Abbas has hinted at the involvement of retired Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officials in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, but categorically ... Read more...

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US’ first unmanned Predator attack destroys Libyan govt. multiple rocket launcher


April 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): The US military has confirmed that its first attack by an unmanned Predator drone aircraft has destroyed a Libyan government multiple rocket launcher near Misrata.Several hours ... Read more...

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Tattered US, Pak ties move into ’stalemate’ over drone attacks, counter-terrorism issues


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 23(ANI): In signs of tattered US-Pakistan ties, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, and Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani did not pose together ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US heading towards another diplomatic clash?


April 5th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 5(ANI): Pakistan and the United States seem to be heading towards another diplomatic row after the Raymond Davis standoff that got resolved last month, as Islamabad has barred a number ... Read more...

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Islamabad bars some US soldiers from leaving


April 5th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Islamabad has barred some US military personnel from leaving the country due to expired visas and other irregularities in their documents, a media report said Tuesday.Dawn ... Read more...

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French aircraft carrier leaves for Libya


March 20th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 20 (IANS) The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle left Toulon port in southern France Sunday noon to join military operations against Libya, Xinhua quoted a media report ... Read more...

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‘Anti-Americanism’ poses bigger challenge for Pak Army than Taliban


March 17th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Nizh Narai (Pakistan), Mar 17(ANI): Fighting 'anti-Americanism' that prevails among Ahmedzai Wazir tribes in South Waziristan is more challenging for the Pakistan Army than taking on the Taliban in the region ... Read more...

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Special forces winning battle against Taliban insurgents: US, UK commanders


March 16th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar.16 (ANI): The US and UK commanders have said that the special forces deployed in Helmand province of Afghanistan, are winning their battle against Taliban insurgents.They said that Taliban leaders ... Read more...

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Pak Army should remain restricted to defence, national security issues: Rafique


March 14th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League- N (PML-N) leader Khwaja Saad Rafique has criticised Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas's statement regarding the country's defence budget, and said the military should ... Read more...

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