Pakistan says its airstrikes killed 65 militants near Afghan border

Aug 18, 2015

Pakistan says its airstrikes killed 65 militants near Afghan border

Pakistani airstrikes killed 65 militants on Monday in two tribal regions along the Afghan border, the army said, part of a yearlong campaign against insurgents in rugged areas where they have long sheltered. Strikes in two areas of North Waziristan killed 50 militants and ...

Syria regime warplanes pound market near Damascus, 'massacre' 82

Aug 17, 2015

Syria regime warplanes pound market near Damascus, 'massacre' 82

Syrian government warplanes bombed a market in a rebel-held town outside Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 82 people in one of the bloodiest regime attacks in the country’s war. The series of strikes on the town of Douma overwhelmed makeshift clinics, with bodies ...

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

Jul 28, 2015

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces on Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight the previous day, security officials said. The U.S.-backed coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries has been waging an air campaign since March ...

Airstrike option alone seen not working against fluid Islamic State

May 28, 2015

Airstrike option alone seen not working against fluid Islamic State

It is the modern era’s military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side. Seductive though it is to risk-averse governments with war-weary publics, the approach has its ...