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US strike kills 10 Taliban in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe attack targeted a safe house and a vehicle in Kanigoram; al Qaeda fighters have been reported killed. Today's strike is the fifth this month and the sixteenth this year.


Taliban advance on Mansehra

More than 100 Taliban fighters have entered the district from Buner to the west and have established a base and training camp near the vital Karakoram Highway that links Pakistan to China.


Taliban capture 70 security personnel in Buner

A joint Frontier Constabulary and police force was captured after the Taliban surrounded a police station. A leaked report indicated the Army will deploy two brigades in Buner. The Taliban dispute casualties in Dir.


Pakistan launches operation against the Taliban in Buner

"The aim of the offensive is to eliminate and expel militants from Buner," a Pakistani military spokesman said. The operation is the latest in a series of disjointed offensives that have failed to blunt the Taliban's advance in Pakistan.


Pakistan touts success of Dir operation

The Pakistani military claims 46 Taliban killed during operation by Frontier Corps in northern district. Government officials insist peace agreement with Taliban is still in effect; Taliban call truce "worthless."


Pakistani military, Taliban maneuver for position in northwest

The Taliban stop a convoy in Swat as rumors of a military operation there are rampant. Taliban withdrawal from Buner is only partial.


Rangers deployed to secure Islamabad outskirts

Islamabad officials have moved paramilitary forces to block a potential Taliban advance into the nation's capital. Taliban stop government forces in Buner. US officials question Pakistan's ability to halt the Taliban.


Taliban advance eastward, threaten Islamabad

The Taliban are said to have entered the districts of Mansehra and Haripur, two regions until now largely spared from the Taliban insurgency. The districts are on the outskirts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, as well as two crucial nuclear weapons facilities.


Taliban flex muscles in Malakand Division

Spokesman invites Osama bin Laden to shelter in Swat; Taliban are manning checkpoints in Swat and Buner and on the border of neighboring districts, and occupy a hospital in Shangla.


The Uighurs, in their own words

The US Treasury Department and the UN have designated Abdul Haq as a terrorist with ties to al Qaeda and the Taliban. The designation may complicate the Obama administration's efforts to relocate seventeen Uighur detainees currently held at Gitmo. Some of the Uighur detainees have openly admitted their ties to Abdul Haq.


Pakistan targets dangerous Taliban commander

Hakeemullah Mehsud reportedly was the target of a series of air and artillery strikes against Taliban camps in Arakzai.


US airstrike targets Taliban training camp in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgEight terrorists are reported to have been killed in a Predator attack on a training camp used by the Taliban, al Qaeda, and the Jaish-e-Mohammed.


Suicide bomber kills 27 in attack on military convoy in Pakistan

Twenty-five police and soldiers were among those killed after a suicide car bomber struck a convoy at a checkpoint in Hangu.


Red Mosque leader preaches jihad after release

Maulana Abdullah Aziz, the leader of the insurrection in Islamabad in 2007, urged followers to wage jihad and called for sharia to be imposed nationwide.


Taliban moving on Mardan

The Taliban murdered two women, an aid worker and a councilor, in the latest attacks in a region being eyed for takeover.


Maulana Aziz returns to Islamabad in triumph

The man behind the 2007 insurrection in Islamabad has been released from custody and will preach this Friday's sermon at the scene of his rebellion.


Major attacks against Pakistani security forces

Today's suicide attack against a police checkpoint in Charsadda is the latest in a series of major attacks against the police, the Army, the Frontier Corps, and other Pakistani security and intelligence services since July 2007.


Pakistan releases Red Mosque leader who led insurrection in capital

Maulana Abdul Aziz, the leader of the radical Lal Masjid who led a revolt in the heart of Islamabad, is released on bail by Pakistan's Supreme Court after serving less than two years in jail.


Terrorists rally in Swat, march through region

The Malakand Accord has boosted the Taliban and al Qaeda in the Swat Valley and beyond. New training camps are being established and recruitment is up as the Taliban flaunts its power.


Pakistan signs sharia bill into law

President Zardari signs the Nizam-e-Adl regulation after a majority of parliament voted in favor of the legislation. The Taliban threatened violence if the law was not passed and said any member of parliament who refused to sign the bill was a non-Muslim.