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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 […]


Next 18 Months Critical in Afghanistan, McChrystal Says

Next 18 Months Critical in Afghanistan, McChrystal Says

WASHINGTON: The next 18 months will be crucial in Afghanistan, the new commander of NATO and U.S. forces there said today. “I think that the next 18 months are probably a period in which this effort will be decided,” Army […]


McChrystal assumes command in Afghanistan

McChrystal assumes command in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal assumed command of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today, vowing that the coalition will prevail despite a struggle he conceded will be “long and hard.” “2009 will be a critical year for […]


Pakistan army chief takes flight over battle zone

Pakistan army chief takes flight over battle zone

Islamabad: Pakistan’s army chief Monday took a fighter jet trip over the northwest region where troops are battling Taliban militants, and vowed to defend the nation “at all costs”, an official statement said. General Ashfaq Kayani, joined by the air […]


New command to focus on Afghanistan battle tactics

New command to focus on Afghanistan battle tactics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said a new “intermediate” command set for Afghanistan will allow the commander to concentrate on day-to-day tactical events across the country. Gates spoke to reporters traveling with him aboard an […]


US Delivers Helicopters to Support Pakistani Military

US Delivers Helicopters to Support Pakistani Military

WASHINGTON: The United States delivered four Mi-17 cargo helicopters to the Pakistani army yesterday to support Pakistan’s counterinsurgency as well as humanitarian efforts, officials at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announced. The helicopters, delivered at the request of the Pakistani […]


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 […]


 
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