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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Pakistan reignites assault against Taliban

Sunday Business Post By Raymond Barrett Pakistan’s army has reported killing more than 100 Taliban militants as part of an ongoing offensive in south Waziristan – a semi-autonomous region along the Afghan border. Two divisions – around 28,000 soldiers – have been deployed to target strongholds of the Tehreeke-Taliban network, the group linked to a [...]

Generals key to combating Pakistan violence

Sunday Business Post By Raymond Barrett A series of coordinated attacks against Pakistan’s security forces last week left around 50 people dead. In Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province, militants linked to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan group attacked three separate police facilities using automatic rifles and grenades, while suicide bombers also targeted a police station [...]

Latest bloodshed in Afghanistan spells more trouble for US alliance

Sunday Business Post By Raymond Barrett An increase in violence across Afghanistan has ignited debate over what the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) can realistically hope to achieve in the war-torn country. At least 17 people were killed in the capital Kabul last Thursday in a suicide bombing claimed by the Taliban. Casualties among US [...]

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