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Al-Qaeda Leader Abdul Hamid Al-Matar Killed In Drone Strike: US Military

Oct 23, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

US Army has said the killing of Abdul Hamid al-Matar will disrupt al-Qaida's 'ability to further plot and carry out global attacks'.

Military Units Track Guns Using Tech That Could Aid Foes

Sep 30, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Thin RFID tags help drivers zip through toll booths, hospitals locate tools and supermarkets track their stock. Tags are in some identity documents, airline baggage tags and even amusement park wristbands.


US General Milley Defends 'Reassurance' Phone Calls To China While In Trump Administration

Believing Trump had a mental decline in his final days in the office, General Mark Milley reportedly called his Chinese counterpart and assured calling him in advance if the president would have ordered an attack. As the controversy stirs with revelations in a new book, Miller is quick to defend his actions. Biden is "confident" while Trump calls him "dumbass" and wants him tried for treason.

US Gives First Public Look Inside Military Base Housing Afghans

Sep 11, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The three-hour tour at Fort Bliss Army base in El Paso, Texas, was the first time the media has been granted broad access to one of the eight U.S. military installations housing Afghans.


Pentagon Makes Covid-19 Vaccines Compulsory For US Military Members Under New US Plan

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the mid-September deadline could be accelerated if the vaccine receives final FDA approval or infection rates continue to rise.

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Biden Says US Combat Mission In Iraq To Conclude By Year End

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The announcement comes on the heels of Biden's decision to withdraw fully from Afghanistan nearly 20 years after the U.S. launched that war in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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