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Seven US soldiers wounded in Afghan 'insider attack'

"Seven US service members wounded, evacuated for treatment," US-led NATO forces said in a brief statement on Twitter.

Jun 17, 2017, 22:53 PM IST
Afghan civilians killed as US troops open fire after bomb attack: Afghan official

Afghan civilians killed as US troops open fire after bomb attack: Afghan official

"After the bomb blast hit them, the American forces then started shooting and killed one man and two children nearby," he said.
 

Jun 12, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Saudi Arabia suspends Qatari troops participation in war in Yemen

Saudi Arabia suspends Qatari troops participation in war in Yemen

The fake article quoted Sheikh Tamim as calling Iran an "Islamic power" and saying Qatar`s relations with Israel were "good" during a military ceremony.

Jun 05, 2017, 13:10 PM IST

Taliban announce start of spring offensive backed by suicide, guerrilla attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to launch large-scale offensives against government strongholds backed by suicide and guerrilla attacks to drive Afghanistan`s Western-backed government from power.

Apr 12, 2016, 23:18 PM IST

Taliban vows to escalate attack on US troops in Afghanistan

The Taliban has urged its fighters to carry out intense attacks on American targets in war-torn Afghanistan.

Oct 17, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

'US does not want Afghanistan to be safe haven for Al-Qaeda'

Senior administration officials insisted that the continuing to have 9,800 US troop till the end of 2016 and 5,500 after that does not mean any change in the American mission in Afghanistan.

Oct 16, 2015, 01:50 AM IST

Obama looking at long term presence of force in Afghanistan: WH

Under the current policy, American troops are scheduled to be reduced to embassy level presence by the end of 2016.

Oct 15, 2015, 06:16 AM IST

Obama looking at long term presence of force in Afghanistan:WH

Under the current policy, American troops are scheduled to be reduced to embassy level presence by the end of 2016.

Oct 15, 2015, 01:05 AM IST
Obama plans to leave 5,000 troops in Afghanistan: Report

Obama plans to leave 5,000 troops in Afghanistan: Report

Such a move "would end" Obama's plans to bring US troops home before he leaves office on January 20, 2017, The Washington Post reported yesterday.

Oct 06, 2015, 07:31 AM IST
US slowing Afghan troop withdrawal damages peace prospects: Taliban

US slowing Afghan troop withdrawal damages peace prospects: Taliban

US President Barack Obama`s decision to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan will hamper peace efforts, the Taliban said Wednesday, vowing to continue fighting.

Mar 25, 2015, 15:08 PM IST

Escalating air war on IS not the answer: US general

The US military`s top officer Sunday defended the pace of the air war against Islamic State jihadists, warning that escalating bombing raids or sending in more American troops would be a mistake.

Mar 09, 2015, 01:56 AM IST

US military chief says battle with IS starting to turn

The United States` top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was "starting to turn", but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years.

Nov 16, 2014, 11:49 AM IST

Iraq says foreign trainers `late` as bombs rock Baghdad

Iraq said Saturday foreign military trainers who will aid its fight against jihadists are welcome but "late", as a wave of car bombs killed dozens, highlighting enormous security challenges ahead.

Nov 09, 2014, 02:03 AM IST

US troops in Africa could stay a year in Ebola mission

 US troops deployed to West Africa to fight the Ebola outbreak could stay up to a year, depending on how quickly the virus can be contained, a top general said Tuesday.

Oct 08, 2014, 03:15 AM IST

Suicide bomber attacks Baghdad intelligence headquarters, 8 dead

A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into an intelligence headquarters in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least eight people, police and medical sources said.

Aug 23, 2014, 16:23 PM IST

US flying armed drones over Baghdad: Official

The US military is flying "a few" armed drones over Baghdad to defend American troops and diplomats in the Iraqi capital if necessary, a senior US official said Friday.

Jun 27, 2014, 22:00 PM IST

Suicide bomber kills 10 in central Iraq

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle rigged with explosives at a police checkpoint in central Iraq on Monday, killing 10 people, an officer and a medical source said.

Apr 21, 2014, 17:07 PM IST

Haqqani for dialogue among regional powers on Afghanistan

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani today urged regional powers to begin dialogue to prevent Afghanistan from slipping into a civil war-like situation after pullout of American troops later this year.

Jan 07, 2014, 22:44 PM IST

India crucial for economic future of Afghanistan: US official

A top US official has termed New Delhi crucial for economic growth of the country post the withdrawal of American troops from there.

Feb 27, 2013, 10:41 AM IST

2 American troops die in Afghanistan: US military

Two American troops were killed on Saturday by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, an area that has seen heavy fighting in recent months, the US military said.

Oct 06, 2012, 22:42 PM IST