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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 […]


Intense battles as Pakistan troops advance on Taliban

Intense battles as Pakistan troops advance on Taliban

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan’s military said “intense’ battles had broken out Sunday as it advanced on a key Taliban stronghold in a fierce offensive that has scattered more than a million terrified civilians. Ground forces entered Matta and Kanju towns in […]


Pakistan jets bomb Taliban as more refugees flee

Pakistan jets bomb Taliban as more refugees flee

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan helicopters and fighter jets attacked Taliban targets in the northwest Wednesday as the government lobbied Afghanistan for a closer alliance in the battle against militants. Around 170,000 more civilians registered as refugees with the UN after fleeing […]


Pakistan: troops attack Taliban, half million flee

Pakistan: troops attack Taliban, half million flee

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistani commandos have dropped into a Taliban stronghold in Swat valley , stepping up a punishing offensive against militants that has now displaced more than half a million people. Frightened civilians have streamed out of three northwest districts […]


US Denies Using White Phosphorous in Afghanistan

US Denies Using White Phosphorous in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The U.S. military denies using white phosphorous during recent fighting with Taliban militants, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said American and Afghan officials will further investigate the recent Western Afghanistan battle. The Taliban alleges that U.S. forces employing […]


 
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