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Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan on Monday launched fresh air strikes on the northwest tribal region where it has deployed up to 30,000 troops in a long-awaited offensive to eliminate Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants from their border stronghold. The action in North Waziristan was […]


NATO to halt Iraq mission at year-end: official

NATO to halt Iraq mission at year-end: official

NATO will withdraw its Iraq training mission at year-end after Baghdad refused to grant it legal immunity, Iraq’s top security adviser said on Sunday, mirroring the nearly-complete pullout of US forces. But a NATO official in Brussels denied that any […]


RAF Akrotiri Supporting Operations in Afghanistan

RAF Akrotiri Supporting Operations in Afghanistan

It is the halfway point between RAF Brize Norton and Camp Bastion, and getting troops from A to B (Akrotiri to Bastion) is one of the crucial roles fulfilled by personnel at the RAF’s base in Cyprus. But RAF Akrotiri […]


Syria army ‘readies operations’ near Iraq border

Syria army ‘readies operations’ near Iraq border

The army is preparing to storm the eastern border town of Al-Bukamal, next to Iraq, where “armed groups” have created an “explosive” situation,” Al-Watan newspaper reported on Sunday. “The situation in Al-Bukamal is explosive, so the army is preparing to […]


Airforce Provides Critical Close Air Support During Operation Hammer Down II

Airforce Provides Critical Close Air Support During Operation Hammer Down II

Air Force close air support assets played a critical role in the success of Operation Hammer Down II along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border June 25-30. F-15E Strike Eagles from the 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 555th […]


Iraqi mortar crews build confidence, prepare for Operation Iron Lion

Iraqi mortar crews build confidence, prepare for Operation Iron Lion

Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, conducted a mortar live fire exercise at Destiny Range in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 16, 2011, in preparation for Operation Iron Lion. Iron Lion is a series of exercises […]


NATO endorses decision to extend Libya operation

NATO endorses decision to extend Libya operation

NATO defense ministers have endorsed the decision to extend Operation Unified Protector by 90 days, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said here June 8. The extension authorizes NATO to continue operations through the end of September, the secretary general said […]


70 killed in PAKISTAN as Taliban claim bin Laden revenge

70 killed in PAKISTAN as Taliban claim bin Laden revenge

Pakistan’s Taliban Friday claimed their first major strike in revenge for Osama bin Laden’s death as at least 70 people were killed in a double suicide bombing on paramilitary police. More than 100 people were wounded in the deadliest attack […]


Navy SEALs shine in risky bin Laden strike

Navy SEALs shine in risky bin Laden strike

US Navy SEALs, legendarily tough, secretive specialists, led the bold commando operation in Pakistan that took down the world’s most wanted man: 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, US officials said. After an embarrassing failure at rescuing hostages from the US […]


 
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