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U.S. forces launch missile strike against Shebab leader in Somalia

The US military launched a missile strike in Somalia on Sunday targeting a suspected Shebab militant leader, defense officials said. One of the officials said an unmanned drone launched the missile in the late evening hours, but declined to confirm……

U.S. preparing missile strike on Syria as evidence mounts of chemical weapons use

The Pentagon is reportedly preparing for a possible order to strike Syrian targets with cruise missiles, as evidence mounts of the use of chemical weapons emerges from an attack on a Damascus suburb earlier this week, CBS News reported Friday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,…

U.S. drones kill eight militants in Pakistan: officials

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) – US missiles killed eight militants in separate strikes Wednesday on Pakistan’s lawless tribal district, an insurgent stronghold along the Afghan border, security officials said. Washington has called Pakistan’s semi-autonomous northwest tribal region the most dangerous place on Earth and the global headquarters of Al-Qaeda, where Taliban…

U.S. drone kills 20 as Taliban attack forces in Pakistan

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan — A US drone attack killed 20 militants in northwest Pakistan Friday, officials said, while 16 security forces died in Taliban ambushes elsewhere in the frontier region. The missile strike was the first to hit North Waziristan tribal district since a diplomatic furore erupted between Pakistan and the…

Suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, 38 killed

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) – A U.S. drone missile strike on Thursday killed at least 38 suspected militants in a Pakistani tribal region known as a haven for Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, Pakistani intelligence officials said. There were conflicting accounts about the target of the attack and those killed in…

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