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Letter detailing civilian presence failed to prevent deadly Afghan drone strike

Twelve days ahead of the pine-nut harvest season, the governor of Afghanistan`s eastern Nangarhar province received a letter from village elders in the Wazir Tangi area about their plans to recruit 200 labourers and children to pluck the dry fruit.

Sep 20, 2019, 07:17 AM IST

Attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities knock out half of the kingdom's supply

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.

Sep 15, 2019, 07:04 AM IST

US military was cocked and loaded to retaliate, but 150 Iranian lives not proportionate to a drone, says Donald Trump

His statement comes hours after Iran claimed it could have shot down US Navy P-8 Poseidon with 35 on board, but chose drone to 'send a message to Americans'.


Jun 21, 2019, 23:16 PM IST

Senior Al-Shabaab terrorists killed in Somalia drone strike

Several senior Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed in a drone strike on the outskirts of the coastal city of Kismayo in southern Somalia.

Dec 17, 2017, 07:53 AM IST

US drone strike kills 7 militants in Pakistan

At least seven militants were on Thursday killed in missile strikes by a US pilotless aircraft in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan.

Apr 27, 2017, 20:47 PM IST

US drone strike kills two Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen, Washington steps up campaign against jihadists

A US drone strike killed two suspected members of Al-Qaeda in southern Yemen today, a security official said.

Mar 05, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

Al Qaeda confirms second-in-command killed in Syria

"We confirm news of the martyrdom of the sheikh and leader Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, who died a hero in a Crusader raid carried out by a drone on Syrian territory," read a joint statement from Al-Qaeda`s Yemeni and North African branches.  

Mar 04, 2017, 00:14 AM IST

Drone strike kills seven Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

A possible US drone strike killed seven suspected Al-Qaeda operatives in central Yemen, a security official said.

Sep 05, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

Peshawar army school attack: Mastermind killed in Afghanistan in US drone strike?

The mastermind behind the December 2014 massacre at Peshawar's Army Public School, has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, senior Pakistani security officials claimed.

Jul 12, 2016, 08:57 AM IST

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi killed in US-led coalition air strike?

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had a USD 25 million bounty on his head.

Jun 14, 2016, 09:43 AM IST

Pakistan, Afghanistan discuss reconciliation after drone strike

A Pakistani foreign affairs advisor here on Monday met with Afghan ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal to discuss regional situation.

May 30, 2016, 22:35 PM IST

Afghan Taliban confirm death of chief Mullah Mansour, appoint new leader

Afghan Taliban has named Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader following the death of former chief Mullah Mansour in a drone strike in Pakistan, BBC reported on Wednesday.

May 25, 2016, 10:30 AM IST

Over 150 Shebab fighters killed in US drone strike in Somalia

A US drone strike on a Shebab training camp in Somalia over the weekend killed more than 150 fighters who were planning a "large-scale" attack, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Mar 07, 2016, 23:56 PM IST

'Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah ‘killed’ in drone strike'

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah was purportedly killed in a drone strike in the Nangarhar region of Afghanistan, Pakistani Media reported on late Monday evening.

Jan 25, 2016, 23:41 PM IST

US confident Islamic State cyber jihadist killed in Syria strike: Official

The United States is confident of having killed a top Islamic State cyber hacker and recruiter in a drone strike in Syria this week, US authorities said Thursday.

Aug 28, 2015, 00:37 AM IST

US military launches first Syria drone strike from base in Turkey

The US military has carried out its first drone strike from a base in Turkey against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, adding that preparations were under way for strikes by manned US aircraft as well.

Aug 05, 2015, 23:37 PM IST

Top ISIS commander killed in drone strike in Afghanistan

A third top Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) commander has reportedly been killed in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, the country`s intelligence and police officials have said.

Jul 09, 2015, 22:30 PM IST

'Your eyes are like a drone srike': Pakistani pop`s war fixation

A lover`s eyes compared to a drone strike, a smile to a suicide bomb and lips to fire.

Jul 05, 2015, 09:58 AM IST

Drone strikes kills 9 `Qaeda militants` in Yemen

A drone strike killed five suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen`s south on Thursday, bringing to nine the number of alleged jihadists killed by unmanned aircraft in two days, officials said.

Jun 26, 2015, 03:19 AM IST

Drone strike kills four `Qaeda militants` in Yemen

A drone strike has killed four suspected Al-Qaeda militants in southeast Yemen, a front-line in the US war on the jihadist network, a provincial official said Thursday.

Jun 25, 2015, 21:08 PM IST