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Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan deploys troops, jets in anti-militant offensive

Pakistan on Monday launched fresh air strikes on the northwest tribal region where it has deployed up to 30,000 troops in a long-awaited offensive to eliminate Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants from their border stronghold. The action in North Waziristan was […]


US To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan In 2015

US To Keep Nearly 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan In 2015

President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave […]


Pakistan air strikes kill 32 militants

Pakistan air strikes kill 32 militants

Precision military air strikes on Wednesday killed at least 32 militants including key commanders in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. “Confirmed militant hideouts were targeted early morning today in North Waziristan through precise aerial […]


Single Sniper’s Bullet Kills Six Taliban Fighters

Single Sniper’s Bullet Kills Six Taliban Fighters

A British sniper killed five Taliban insurgents and a would-be suicide bomber in Afghanistan with one bullet, the Ministry of Defence has said. The 20-year-old marksman, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit the trigger switch of the device […]


Thousands rally in Pakistan against US drone attacks

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Thousands of people rallied in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore Sunday in protest at continued US drone strikes in the country’s troubled northwest. Around 5,000 protesters chanted anti-US slogans and called for an immediate end to the drone strikes at […]


US-Afghan Security Deal Covers More Than Military Cooperation

US-Afghan Security Deal Covers More Than Military Cooperation

After four days of debate, an overwhelming majority of Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga voted to endorse allowing US troops to stay in the country after the end of the NATO mission there in 2014. The security agreement required for such a […]


Pakistan will not let death of TTP leader derail talks: minister

Pakistan will not let death of TTP leader derail talks: minister

Pakistan will not allow the death of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike to derail proposed peace talks, the information minister said Saturday. Pervez Rasheed told reporters the government wanted to press ahead with its plan to […]


US still hopes for Taliban talks: envoy

US still hopes for Taliban talks: envoy

A US envoy said Monday that Washington still hoped to talk directly with the Taliban to support an Afghan peace deal but that the militants seemed unwilling to do so. The Taliban opened an office in the Qatari capital Doha […]


Germany Starts Moving Equipment Out of Afghanistan

Germany Starts Moving Equipment Out of Afghanistan

Germany has started withdrawing its soldiers and material from Afghanistan. The move poses a great logistical challenge and will also be expensive. Despite the Bundeswehr’s experience in overseas assignments, getting its equipment out of Afghanistan will prove to be an […]


US On Track In Afghanistan, Military Leaders Tell Senate

US On Track In Afghanistan, Military Leaders Tell Senate

Despite Taliban resistance, U.S. military objectives in Afghanistan are on track, senior U.S. military leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee today. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. told the committee during their reconfirmation […]


 
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