Drone surveillance and warfare

March 13, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen who joined al-Qaida and participated in a failed 2009 suicide bombing at an American military base in Afghanistan will spend 45 years in prison. Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh was sentenced Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. Farekh's case drew extra attention because of...
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March 08, 2018 - 4:15 am
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban, two Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban commanders said Thursday. The strike,...
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March 08, 2018 - 3:16 am
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban, two Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban commanders said on Thursday. The strike,...
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February 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed two extremists and wounded another in an airstrike against al-Shabab fighters in Somalia. A statement from U.S. Africa Command on Tuesday said the airstrike was carried out Monday near Jilib in Middle Juba region. The U.S. has carried...
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A model of a Wing Loong II weaponized drone hangs above the stand for the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corp. at a military drone conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. The United Arab Emirates on Sunday opened a stand-alone trade show featuring military drones called the Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference, showing the power the weapons have across the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 25, 2018 - 7:14 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Walking through a trade show all about military drones, Emirati officials made a point on Sunday to stop first at a stand run by Chinese officials with a mock armed drone hanging above them. Defense analysts believe that drone, the Wing Loong II, is now being...
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A model of a Wing Loong II weaponized drone hangs above the stand for the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corp. at a military drone conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. The United Arab Emirates on Sunday opened a stand-alone trade show featuring military drones called the Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference, showing the power the weapons have across the Middle East. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
February 25, 2018 - 5:50 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is hosting a stand-alone trade show featuring military drones, showing the power these weapons have across the Middle East. The Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference is being held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Top UAE...
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February 25, 2018 - 3:31 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is hosting a stand-alone trade show featuring military drones, showing the power these weapons have across the Middle East. The Unmanned Systems Exhibition & Conference is being held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Top UAE...
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February 22, 2018 - 11:55 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab extremists in Somalia. The U.S. Africa Command says the strike on Wednesday killed four "terrorists" near Jamaame in Lower Juba region in the south. The statement says...
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Flames rise from a missile, which according to the Lebanon national news agency appears to be part of a Syrian air defense missile targeting an Israeli warplane which landed in a lemon grove, in Hasbani village, southwest Lebanon, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Lebanon is protesting Israel's use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the U.N. Security Council. (AP Photo)
February 10, 2018 - 7:39 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel offensive against Iranian targets in Syria (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest developments in the region. Netanyahu says Saturday that he informed...
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Fireworks explode over the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Clive Mason/Pool Photo via AP)
February 10, 2018 - 6:16 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — An army of high-flying drones expected to light up the sky at the opening ceremony of the Olympics was grounded. Viewers of NBC's tape-delayed broadcast in the United States still saw it, but it was a pre-recorded version. Intel Corp. was expected to launch 300...
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