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Pentagon Gives Nod to Sell ‘Bunker Buster’ Smart Bombs to Turkey

The US Defence establishment in Pentagon has approved a deal to sell $700 million worth of smart bombs to Turkey inder the Foreign Military Sales for use against Kurd rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq. “The deal came timely, as we are deeply engaged in asymmetrical warfare and need smart bombs,” a Turkish military official told ...

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Destroying History the ISIS Way?

History cannot be replayed and that’s precisely why it should be preserved. The barbaric destruction of historical monuments by the Islamic State in its captured territories of Syria and Iraq go beyond mere massacre of the innocent. The savage terror group has been bulldozing and dynamiting vital treasures of art and culture nurtured over centuries and gained a pride of ...

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Pentagon Spends $1.1 Billion on US Military Operations against Islamic State Militants

The US Central Command revealed that the Pentagon has spent about $ 1.1 billion on US military operations, since mid-June, against the Islamic States in Syria and Iraq. On Monday, the data released shows that while Navy has dropped almost 185 munitions, including 47 cruise missiles launched from ships in the region, Air Force fighter jets have exceeded those numbers ...

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India Anxiety Over Nurses in Iraq Ends as Flight is Home Bound to Kochi, Hyderabad

Unlike the Vajpayee government that was caught with the Taliban hijack of Nepal-bound Indian flight and succumbed to their demands, the new Narendra Modi government caught unawares about the Iraq developments was able to free its 46 Indian nurses and send them home safely. The 46 nurses were held captive by the ISIS militants but were set free later after ...

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‘Black Friday the 13th’ for Iraq as Sunni Rebels Capture Key Baghdad Areas

 It’s a free for all in Baghdad as the Sunni Rebels targeted the Shiite-led government of Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and seiged control of the capital, triggering Shiite Iran in the neighbourhood to forge its army ahead in the border. In a rare resurgence of revolt to the current government since the U.S. withdrawal at the end of 2011, ...

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