A British-led NATO military operation meant to clear the Taliban from parts of Afghanistan has succeeded, the British military said Monday. The military launched Operation Panther’s Claw to flush the Taliban from parts of southern Helmand Province before Afghan elections next month. Major fighting is mostly over, but a part of the operation that calls for the British military to retain a presence there is ongoing.
Three U.S. soldiers were killed when their base in Basra was attacked by indirect fire, the U.S.
Two U.S. Marines died Monday during a "hostile incident" in southern Afghanistan, the U.S.
A Yemeni detainee at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay detention camp died late Monday of an apparent suicide, the U.S. military said.
Afghan and coalition forces detained three suspected al Qaeda operatives Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said.
The Pakistani military said Wednesday it hopes to clear Taliban militants from Mingora, a major Swat Valley city, in the next two to three days. “Security forces have made considerable progress in Mingora town,” the military said in its daily war roundup, making reference to the largest city in the Swat Valley. “House to house search is in progress in most of the areas.” The military said Saturday its push to clear militants from Mingora is the “most important phase” of its offensive against the Taliban.
Five U.S. soldiers were killed Friday in a suicide bombing in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the U.S. military said
After three days of gun battles, the Sri Lankan military said it has captured the last stronghold of the Tamil Tiger rebels and killed five rebel leaders.
U.S. fighter jets in Iraq have shot down an unmanned Iranian spy drone aircraft, the U.S. military said Monday.
Israel launched airstrikes into Gaza on Saturday, responding to a series of rockets fired by Hamas the day before, the Israeli military said.