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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 […]


Taliban ‘on the run’ after Pakistan offensive

Taliban ‘on the run’ after Pakistan offensive

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan’s military said on Saturday that a full-scale offensive in the northwest has put militants on the back foot following a pledge from President Asif Ali Zardari to eliminate the Taliban. Warplanes pounded rebel hideouts in the Swat […]


Pakistan orders military to eliminate extremists

Pakistan orders military to eliminate extremists

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan has sent fresh troops to the volatile Swat valley after ordering the army to “eliminate” extremists battling government forces for control of the key northwest district. Authorities slapped an indefinite curfew on a swathe of land to […]


Gates praises Pakistan response to Taliban

Gates praises Pakistan response to Taliban

KABUL: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he was “very satisfied” with Pakistan military action against the Taliban and that he was confident the nation’s nuclear weapons were secure. Pakistan has conducted “significant” operations against the Taliban in the […]


Top senators unveil Pakistan aid overhaul

Top senators unveil Pakistan aid overhaul

Washington: Two top US senators unveiled plans Monday to expand and overhaul civilian US aid to Pakistan, calling it an urgent step to help defeat Islamists who threaten the nuclear-armed ally’s stability. Democrat John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign […]


Pakistan army pounds Taliban positions

Pakistan army pounds Taliban positions

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan pounded Taliban hideouts for a third consecutive day Thursday and said troops killed 14 insurgents in 24 hours as the president urged the nation to unite behind the offensive. Faced with grave US concerns that rebels threaten […]


DoD Urges Boosting US Military Support to Pakistan

DoD Urges Boosting US Military Support to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: With a deteriorating situation in Pakistan, now is the time to strengthen the U.S.-Pakistan military partnership to help Pakistan in its counterinsurgency efforts, the undersecretary of defense for policy told Congress today. “We believe that right now it is […]


Pakistan retakes key town as Zardari calls for unity

Pakistan retakes key town as Zardari calls for unity

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan’s military Wednesday said its troops seized control of the main town in the northwest Buner region after fierce fighting with the Taliban that killed more than 50 militants. The fighting came after the military Tuesday launched a […]


Pakistan mounts ground, air offensive in Buner: military

Pakistan mounts ground, air offensive in Buner: military

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistani troops backed by war planes launched a new operation in Buner town near the Swat valley Tuesday, as Islamabad intensified its efforts to flush out Taliban militants there. The latest operation by the Pakistani military follows an […]


Pakistan deploys troops to areas overrun by Taliban

Pakistan deploys troops to areas overrun by Taliban

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan on Thursday deployed paramilitary troops to northwestern districts infiltrated by Taliban militants, as global concern mounted over Islamabad’s ability to rein in the Islamists. The extremists patrolled the streets of Buner district, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) […]


 
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