Tag: Drone

Iran says it’s decoded data from CIA drone captured in 2011


TEHRAN –  Iran says the country's Revolutionary Guard has decoded all of the data from an advanced CIA spy drone captured last year. Tehran has previously said it recovered information from the RQ-170 Sentinel craft, but Monday's announcement on state-run

Secrecy defines Obama’s drone war

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Since September, at least 60 people have died in 14 reported CIA drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal regions. The Obama administration has named only one of the dead, hailing the elimination of Janbaz Zadran, a top official in the Haqqani

NATO Airstrike Kills Insurgents

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NATO says coalition and Afghan forces have carried out an airstrike in Zabul province, killing “numerous” insurgents. The international alliance did not give a specific number for the militant deaths. The coalition said Friday two suspected insurgents were detained in

Mauritania Strikes Al-Qaida Base in Mali


Mauritania says its military has conducted an air strike on a suspected al-Qaida terrorist base in western Mali. Authorities say Thursday's raid destroyed a camp in the Wagadou Forest operated by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb , al-Qaida's northern Africa

Col Gaddafi killed: convoy bombed by drone flown by pilot in Las Vegas

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Col Muammar Gaddafi’s convoy was bombed by an American Predator drone and then attacked by French jets before the deposed dictator was killed by rebel fighters, defence sources disclosed. Nato forces designated Gaddafi as a military target after the former

U.S. goes after Haqqani network


The Obama administration has launched the opening salvos of a new, more aggressive approach toward an Afghan insurgent group it asserts is supported by Pakistan’s government, senior administration officials said. A CIA drone strike Thursday killed three members of the

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 4 in Pakistan


Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed four militants in the country's northwest, the third such attack in less than two days. Officials say missiles struck a vehicle Friday as it traveled near the town of Miran

Computer virus found on CIA’s Predator drone remote-control system


The remote control cockpits of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s Predator drones have been infected by a potentially disastrous computer virus, which surreptitiously records every keystroke made by the pilots. Wired magazine’s Danger Room blog, which aired the exclusive report,

US officials: US attack in Yemen kills al-Awlaki


WASHINGTON (AP) — The same U.S. military unit that got Osama bin Laden used a drone and jet strike in Yemen on Friday to kill an American-born cleric suspected of inspiring or helping plan numerous attacks on the United States,

US drone crashes in Pakistan; 15 killed as militants attack tribe

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An unmanned United States drone aircraft crashed in Pakistan’s lawless northwestern tribal district on Sunday after suffering a technical fault, local security officials said. The drone, the second to crash in Pakistan within the last month, went down in South

Azerbaijan Denies Links With Downed Drone


Azerbaijan's defense ministry has denied any connection with the unmanned aircraft reportedly downed in its breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenian media reported Wednesday that an Azerbaijani drone was shot down in the disputed territory on September 12. Images allegedly showing the

Pakistan: U.S. Drone Allegedly Kills 4


DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. drone fired missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan before dawn Tuesday, killing four militants in the country's main sanctuary for Taliban and al-Qaida fighters near the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials

Timing of US drone strike questioned

US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter. — Photo by AP

  ISLAMABAD (AP) — The American ambassador to Islamabad phoned Washington with an urgent plea: Stop an imminent CIA drone strike against militants on the Pakistani side of the Afghan border. He feared the timing of the attack would further

US Denies Losing Drone in Iran

The U.S. has denied an Iranian report that the country's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone (unmanned spy plane). Intelligence and military officials told VOA on Wednesday that the U.S. rejects the claim and has not lost a drone.