Archive for the ‘air strike’ Category

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NATO said it hoped to secure the area in days, set up a local government and rush in development aid in a first test of the new U.S. strategy for turning the tide of the eight-year war. The offensive is the largest since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.

The Taliban appeared to have scattered in the face of overwhelming force, possibly waiting to regroup and stage attacks later to foil the alliance’s plan to stabilize the area and expand Afghan government control in the volatile south. blog it

One of the biggest helicopter assaults in British military history has been launched against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The Royal Welsh took the lead with their troops and Afghan partners flying at only 500ft above the desert, landing at a series of specified targets in the Nad-e-Ali area of Helmand under cover of darkness.
The Coldstream Guards, the Grenadier Guards and the Royal Welsh have all been on the ground testing the Taliban positions and trying to get the message out to local people that the battle is about restoring order and allowing normal government to develop.

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U.S. and coalition forces have pressed a major offensive against a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. As Mandy Clark reports, Taliban is certainly not giving up without a fight.

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US Marines encounter little resistance as they enter the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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More than 1000 British troops are engaged in the fiercest military offensive on the Taliban since the war in Afghanistan began.

By:itnnews

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Roughly 15,000 American, Afghan and NATO forces began an assault late Friday on the Taliban in the central Helmand town of Marjah in what senior military commanders are calling the largest operation since the start of the Afghanistan war.

Detecting multiple layers of insurgent defenses encircling the city, Cobra helicopters fired Hellfire missiles at tunnels, bunkers, and other defensive positions. Militants also flooded the main canal at the town’s entrance, making it more difficult for U.S.-led forces to enter on foot. blog it

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British troops are engaged in fierce fighting with the Taliban in southern Afghanistan as Operation Moshtarak gets under way.
Operation Moshtarak – which means ‘together’ in the Dari language – will involve around 15,000 International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) and Afghan National Army troops.
The Ministry of Defence said Moshtarak was the first part of a three-stage plan to increase security in Afghanistan.

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Egyptian military sources have put out information purporting to outline Israel’s preparations to strike Iran.
They report that the Israeli Navy together with the US Fifth Fleet have for some weeks been charting Persian Gulf waters and Iranian shorelines in preparation for attacks by Israeli naval and special operations forces.

IDF intelligence and special forces officers, they also say, have been marking out routes for their air and ground forces to drive into Iran and hit its nuclear installations. blog it

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It took three attempts, but Yemen’s air force finally appears to have killed the military leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

The officials claim that among the dead is Qassam al Remi, thought to be the group’s highest ranking commander. He had survived two previous airstrikes, the most recent last month. blog it

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The deployment in the Middle East of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group in the first week of January adds muscle to the words of Gen. David Petraeus, CENTCOM commander, on Jan 10 that Iranian nuclear infrastructure, albeit strengthened against attack with enhanced underground tunnels, wasn’t fully protected.

“Well, they certainly can be bombed,” he said to CNN. “The level of effect would vary with who it is that carries it out, what ordnance they have and what capability they can bring to bear.”

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Israel vows powerful response to Gaza attacks

By:FoxNewsChannel

Report: U.S. intel can’t keep with info generated by spy drones

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It has been learned that Yemen is the latest U.S. front in the war on terror. As Kimberly Dozier reports, CBS News has been told the U.S. led government-backed assaults on Yemen’s al Qaeda bases.

By:CBSNewsOnline

Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim imam linked to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, is said to have been killed in a Yemen airstrike that left at least 30 other Al Qaeda fighters dead, a source told Reuters on Thursday.

Yemen’s Supreme Security Committee said airstrikes in the eastern Shabwa province targeted an Al Qaeda leadership meeting held to organize terror attacks, killing senior leaders in the organization.

“Anwar al-Awlaki is suspected to be dead [in the air raid],” Reuters quoted an unnamed Yemeni official as saying.
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