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Pakistani Taliban appears in turmoil after shootout

Pakistani Taliban appears in turmoil after shootout

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Taliban appeared in turmoil after reports of a deadly shootout between contenders to replace the shadowy movement’s leader, who is believed to have been killed in a US drone attack. Intelligence officials said Friday that Baitullah Mehsud, who […]


Army hosts counterinsurgency seminar with Pakistani military

Army hosts counterinsurgency seminar with Pakistani military

ATLANTA, Ga.: Senior leaders from the Pakistani and U.S. Army met in Atlanta, Ga., July 20-24, for Third Army/U.S. Army Central’s counterinsurgency seminar. Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army/USARCENT commanding general, delivered the opening comments, and stressed the importance […]


US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

US drones to target Taliban in Afghan war: report

Washington: The US military plans to use more drone aircraft to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan while focusing less on hunting down Al-Qaeda figures, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. Although defeating the Al-Qaeda terror network remains an overriding […]


Britain ends Afghanistan offensive

Britain ends Afghanistan offensive

LONDON: Britain announced the end of a bloody offensive against the Taliban in Afghanistan, as a poll showed Tuesday that most Britons think military operations there are “unwinable.” Prime Minister Gordon Brown praised the “heroic” efforts of British forces in […]


Pakistan stretched thin for Mehsud battle

Pakistan stretched thin for Mehsud battle

Islamabad: Consolidating military gains in Swat and worries about Taliban spillover from south Afghanistan are clouding Pakistan’s offensive against the country’s most wanted warlord, analysts say. In mid-June, the military said it had received orders and was preparing to launch […]


Mongolia to send troops to Afghanistan

Mongolia to send troops to Afghanistan

Ulan Bator: Mongolia will send at least 150 soldiers to Afghanistan in its biggest contribution to the international coalition fighting Taliban militants there, the defense ministry said Thursday. The troops should be on the ground by September to engage mainly […]


Taliban launch ‘operation’ against Marines

Taliban launch ‘operation’ against Marines

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s insurgent Taliban movement said Monday they had launched a guerrilla operation to counter a major assault by US Marines on their stronghold in Helmand province. Operation Foladi Jal, or “iron net” in Pashtu, would teach the Marines […]


Added US Troops Enable Afghanistan Strategy, Mullen Says

Added US Troops Enable Afghanistan Strategy, Mullen Says

WASHINGTON: Additional American troops in Afghanistan are making it possible to institute the new strategy in the country, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union program, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen […]


US Marines storm south in major Afghan offensive

US Marines storm south in major Afghan offensive

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan: Thousands of US Marines deployed in Afghanistan’s Taliban heartlands in an air and ground assault that marked a high-risk test of President Barack Obama’s new war plan. Dozens of aircraft ferried out nearly 4,000 US forces from […]


 
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