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Civilian casualties in Afghanistan hit record high with 3,188 dead in 2014: UN  Dec 21, 12:05 pm
Johannesburg, Dec 21 (ANI): According to a United Nations report, civilian casualties in Afghanistan have hit a record high this year with 3,188 dead and 6,429 injured as violence worsens with the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops after more than a decade of fighting the Taliban.
Kurdish troops claim 'biggest victory' against IS as they break Mt. Sinjar siege  Dec 19, 2:02 pm
London, Dec 19 (ANI): Kurdish forces have claimed their "biggest victory" against the Islamic State (IS) as they broke the siege of Mount Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidis and other displaced Iraqis have been trapped since August.
Pentagon says US air strikes killed 'several top IS leaders' in Iraq  Dec 19, 12:58 pm
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): The Pentagon has said that U.S. air strikes that have killed several top Islamic State (IS) leaders in Iraq in recent weeks have limited the terror group's ability to fight Iraqi and Kurdish troops.
Hundreds of extra British troops to be sent to Iraq to train local forces fighting IS: Fallon  Dec 14, 10:47 am
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said that hundreds of British troops would be sent to Iraq in January to train local forces fighting the Islamic State (IS).
CRPF praised for timely rescue, relief of Katra bus accident victims  Dec 12, 6:26 pm
Katra (Jammu), Dec. 12 (ANI): A strong response on the part of the troops of six battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) projected a different shade of khaki, when while patrolling the Balni Bridge in Katra, they pressed themselves into rescue and relief efforts after a Matador carrying 23 passengers on its way from Reasi to Katra plunged into a 1,000 feet deep gorge.
US Senate committee approves three years of limited force against IS  Dec 12, 5:48 pm
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): In an attempt to redefine United States' war on terror, the Senate has passed a new authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) that would limit President Barack Obama's ability to use ground troops.
Palestinian minister dies after clashes with Israeli troops at West Bank protest  Dec 11, 11:52 am
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A Palestinian minister has been killed in a confrontation with Israeli troops at a demonstration in the West Bank, a report said.
U.S., allies to send 1,500 soldiers to train Iraqi troops in battle against IS militants   Dec 9, 2:47 pm
Washington, Dec 09 (ANI): A senior United States commander has said that the U.S. and its allies will send 1,500 soldiers to Iraq to aid a growing military force that will train and advise Iraqi troops to fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.
US-led coalition to send 1,500 extra troops to join fight against IS in Iraq  Dec 9, 12:40 pm
London, Dec 09 (ANI): The United States-led coalition taking on the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq has vowed to send an additional 1,500 troops, a top U.S. commander said.
Hagel says 1000 extra US troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2015  Dec 7, 11:24 am
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has confirmed that the Obama administration will leave about 1000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned originally after the end of the year.
Afghan troops hand over top TTP leader to Pak along with 3 other militants  Dec 7, 11:24 am
Karachi, Dec 07 (ANI): Latif Mehsud, a close aide of Pakistan Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud, along with his two guards and a broker, has been handed over to Pakistani authorities after being arrested by Afghanistan security forces.
Reports of US military sexual assault rise by 8 pc over past year, finds Pentagon study  Dec 4, 2:16 pm
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A pentagon study has revealed that the number of American troops who filed reports of sexual assault rose by 8 percent over the past year.
Ex UK army head plays down Taliban attacks in Afghanistan as foreign troops prepare to leave  Dec 3, 1:01 pm
London, Dec 03 (ANI): A former head of the British army has said that the recent attacks by the Taliban in Afghanistan do not signal its advance as the last foreign troops prepare to withdraw.
Army foils infiltration bid at LoC, 3 militants killed  Dec 2, 7:26 pm
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec. 2 (ANI): Army troops on Tuesday foiled an infiltration bid by militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, even as the region was geared up for the second phase of the state assembly polls. Three militants were killed in the operation.
'Heavy fighting' rages between Ukrainian forces, Russian rebels at Donetsk airport  Dec 2, 4:56 pm
London, Dec 02 (ANI): Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko has said that "heavy fighting" is raging between its troops and Russian rebels backed by Russian special forces at Donetsk airport in the eastern part of the country.
Star Wars VII star John Boyega says fans should 'get used to' black stormtrooper amidst criticisms  Dec 2, 3:33 pm
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Star Wars: Episode VII star John Boyega has responded to criticisms regarding his appearance in the latest trailer, saying that fans should get used to the concept of a black stormtrooper.
IS, Iraqi troops lock horns in fierce battle to claim Anbar's capital city  Nov 24, 1:38 pm
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A fierce clash between the Islamic State (IS) militants and Iraqi troops is raging just a few feet away from the main government complex of Anbar province in the heart of the capital city of Ramadi, a report said.
Kiev says Russia has 7500 troops in eastern Ukraine  Nov 23, 2:39 pm
Melbourne, Nov 23 (ANI): Ukraine has reportedly claimed that Russia has thousands of troops in conflict-torn Eastern Ukraine and has vowed to boost its own military capacity.
Kobani battle crucial 'public test' for Obama, IS militants  Nov 20, 5:21 pm
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): The ongoing battle in Syrian town of Kobani is an important public test of US President Barack Obama and his strategy of collaborating the American air force with local ground troops to combat the Islamic State militants.
Pak army chief blames India's 'ceasefire violations' for hurting counter-terrorism operations   Nov 19, 2:56 pm
Karachi, Nov 19 (ANI): Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that the country's operation against terrorists in the tribal area was affected by Indian troops' ceasefire violation at the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary (WB), said reports.
Iraqi troops reach Baiji oil refinery to end five-month-long IS siege  Nov 19, 11:46 am
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Iraqi security forces have reportedly reached the Baiji oil refinery after driving the Islamic State (IS) militants out from the area in an attempt to end the five month-long siege, officials said.
Mitt Romney slams Obama for saying no to sending ground troops to fight IS  Nov 17, 3:16 pm
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee has slammed US President Barack Obama for his decision to not send any ground troops to fight the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
Ex army chief says Britain may need to send ground troops to fight IS in Iraq, Syria  Nov 17, 1:37 pm
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A former army chief of Britain has said that the country may need to send ground troops to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria.
First women commandos team deployed in jungles of Maoist inflicted areas   Nov 17, 8:17 am
New Delhi, Nov. 17 (ANI): A special squad of women troops has been deployed deep inside jungles of Maoist inflicted areas to undertake operations against Naxalites.
Soon, wearable tech for troop, civilians to get personalized health alerts  Nov 16, 3:43 pm
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers are working on developing a wearable technology that would help troops and civilians to get personalized health alerts, it has been revealed.
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