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Petraeus Praises Pakistani Operations Against Insurgents

Petraeus Praises Pakistani Operations Against Insurgents

WASHINGTON: The commander of U.S. Central Command today praised the Pakistani army for operations it is waging against insurgents near the country’s border with Afghanistan. “These have been quite impressive operations and I think Pakistan deserves some significant credit for […]


Suicide bomb rips through Pakistan luxury hotel

Suicide bomb rips through Pakistan luxury hotel

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A huge suicide truck bomb ripped through a luxury hotel Tuesday killing 11 people and wounding 52 in Pakistan’s Peshawar city, capital of a northwest province plagued by Taliban violence. Two foreigners were among the dead in the […]


Pakistan Military: Swat Offensive to Last Months

Pakistan Military: Swat Offensive to Last Months

Pakistani military officials say that while security has improved in the Swat Valley, it will take more time to completely expel the Taliban from the region. The military’s chief spokesman, Major General Athar Abbas, said Wednesday that it may take […]


Militant stronghold cleared in Swat offensive: Pakistan

Militant stronghold cleared in Swat offensive: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan’s military said Friday soldiers had cleared another militant stronghold and killed 28 militants over the last 24 hours of its offensive against the Taliban in the northwest district of Swat. “Security forces continued with cordon and search operation […]


US weapons under control in Afghanistan: Forces

US weapons under control in Afghanistan: Forces

Kabul: The Afghan and US militaries Monday played down a report that US-supplied weapons and ammunition were ending up in the hands of Taliban insurgents, saying the munitions were strictly controlled. The New York Times reported last week that ammunition […]


Pakistan troops battle Taliban in Swat capital

Pakistan troops battle Taliban in Swat capital

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani troops on Saturday stormed into the main town in the Swat valley and fought street battles in a bid to wrest the capital of the northwest from Taliban control, the military said. Chief military spokesman Major General Athar […]


New Strategy Treats Afghanistan, Pakistan as Integrated Theater

New Strategy Treats Afghanistan, Pakistan as Integrated Theater

WASHINGTON: The new strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan treats the area as an integrated theater of operations, the Defense Department’s policy chief said today. Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, spoke of the Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy, dangers from Iran and […]


US military shepherds humanitarian aid to Pakistan

US military shepherds humanitarian aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: Two Air Force C-17 Globemaster IIIs have begun delivering humanitarian aid to internally displaced people in Pakistan’s northwestern provinces, the chief U.S. defense representative said May 20. For Navy Rear Adm. Michael A. Lefevre, who works out of the […]


Pakistan claims anti-Taliban win, struggles with displaced

Pakistan claims anti-Taliban win, struggles with displaced

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday boasted of a military victory in a small Taliban stronghold but struggled to provide for 1.5 million people who fled its onslaught as fears grow of a lengthening crisis. The military ordered the offensive last month […]


 
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