Militias

US backed forces storm IS-held Tabqa military airport in northern Syria: Spokesman

Amman: A United States-backed alliance of militias fighting Islamic State have stormed the Tabqa military airport held by militants, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman said on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2017, 23:56 PM IST

Iraqi Sunnis join feared Shiite militia to battle IS

Wearing a camouflage uniform with militia patches and a green headband, Nawar Mohammed is the image of an Iraqi Shiite fighter except for one detail: he is Sunni.

Mar 13, 2015, 23:21 PM IST

Militias announce Libya truce after Geneva accord

An Islamist-backed militia alliance on Friday announced a ceasefire in conflict-strewn Libya, following an agreement at UN-brokered peace talks between warring factions.

Jan 17, 2015, 03:33 AM IST

Libya militias take control of Tripoli govt offices

Libya's toothless outgoing government on Monday admitted it had lost control of government offices in Tripoli to armed militias.

Sep 01, 2014, 18:23 PM IST

Germany sees `signs` Russia backing militias in Ukraine

Germany said today there are many signs Russia is backing pro-Kremlin militias who have seized government buildings in eastern Ukraine, including the arms, uniforms and appearance of their members.

Apr 14, 2014, 20:35 PM IST

Gunfire jolts Libya`s Benghazi, on strike over militias

Libyan forces guarding a hospital came under fire overnight in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, which was today on a general strike to protest against deadly militia violence.

Nov 27, 2013, 19:28 PM IST

Egypt`s interior minister won`t allow `militias`

Egypt`s interior minister on Sunday declared he would not allow vigilantes or militias to take over police duties, while admitting his police force has been strained by daily protests, clashes and criticism.

Mar 10, 2013, 23:25 PM IST

Seven volunteers of pro-govt militia killed in Pak

In Kurram tribal region, militants fired indiscriminately at a bus and injured five persons.

Oct 09, 2012, 17:23 PM IST

‘Militias could drag Libya into civil war’

Libya`s new rulers still struggle to exert their authority as rival militia leaders refuse to cede control.

Jan 04, 2012, 21:07 PM IST

South Sudan to arm militias against Uganda rebels

Self-defence groups known as Arrow Boys already guard the rural communities.

Sep 27, 2010, 15:41 PM IST