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Iraq offers legal assurances to US advisers in the country

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 02:26

Iraq has offered legal guarantees to shield US special forces operatives sent to the country as advisers to help its forces battle Sunni radicals who have seized tracts of territory.

Benghazi suspect fighting anti-Islamist general before U.S. raid

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 17:57

The suspected ringleader of a 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, snatched this week by U.S. forces, had been fighting a Libyan general committed to root out Islamist rebels when he vanished without trace, according to his brother.

US not considering sending Special Forces to Nigeria: White House

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 00:29

The US at this point of time is not actively considering sending Special Forces to Nigeria to rescue over 200 school girls abducted by the dreaded Boko Haram Islamist militants nearly a month ago, the White House said today adding that the focus is on assisting the Nigerian government on finding these girls.

Ukraine moves special forces to Odessa, Helicopter downed in east

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 23:40

Pro-Russian rebels shot down a Ukrainian helicopter in fierce fighting near the eastern town of Slaviansk on Monday, and Kiev drafted police special forces to the southwestern port city of Odessa to halt a feared westward spread of rebellion.

US killer in Israeli prison shot dead in gunbattle

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 00:47

Israeli special forces raided a prison in central Israel Sunday, killing one of the country`s most notorious inmates.

Eight militants killed in Afghan army operation

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 16:56

Afghan army special forces Friday launched an operation in the country`s eastern province in which eight Taliban insurgents were killed, authorities said.

Keran operation over, Army confirms Pak hand

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 09:06

After battling militants for 15 days in one of the biggest anti-infiltration operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army on Tuesday declared the encounter in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir over.

‘Pakistan special forces occupying ghost village along LoC in J&K’

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 09:24

The Indian Army is currently in the midst of one of the largest anti-infiltration operations in Jammu and Kashmir as they attempt to flush out around 30 to 40 militants who have occupied a ghost village along the Line of Control in Keran sector.

NSA Leaker tried to join US special forces

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 14:31

The young contractor behind leaks exposing America`s surveillance programs tried but failed to join the US Army`s elite special forces in 2004, officials said Monday.

Russia to spend $300 mn on training special forces

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 22:43

The Russian defence ministry will allocate 10 billion roubles (about $300 million) on training programmes for special forces, the commander of the Airborne Assault Forces (VDV) said on Wednesday.

Special anti-Naxal force for Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 21:16

Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh, hit by Maoist movement, will raise specialised forces trained in guerrilla warfare.

Algeria hostage crisis over; 25 bodies found in gas field

Last Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013, 09:45

The Algerian Special Forces have discovered 25 bodies in the gas field facility attacked by militants in Tiguentourine.