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Taliban violates Swat truce

A Frontier Corps commander and four troops were captured and a military vehicle was attacked. Government bows to demands to implement sharia by March 15 and allow Sufi Mohammed to screen judges.


US airstrike kills 8 in South Waziristan

predator-uav.jpgThe strike was aimed at a compound in tribal areas controlled by Baitullah Mehsud. Contrary to reports, this is the fifth such attack in Baitullah's territory since June 2008.


Taliban has 'lost' in Bajaur, Mohmand: Pakistan military

Two senior officers said the Taliban has been defeated in the insurgency-infested tribal agencies of Bajaur and Mohmand. But Taliban leaders remain at large.


Report: Sufi Mohammed to negotiate peace in Bajaur and Waziristan

The radical cleric behind the Swat ceasefire and ongoing negotiations looks to mediate between the government and the Taliban in the most dangerous tribal agencies.


India charges 2 Pakistani Army officers in Mumbai case

A general, a colonel, and several senior Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders are among 38 people charged with involvement in the November 2008 Mumbai terror assault. Only three suspects are in Indian custody.


Taliban, Pakistani Army declare ceasefire in Bajaur

The Army implemented a four-day ceasefire after Faqir Mohammed called for his forces to halt attacks on Pakistani forces.


Taliban waging 'jihad to purge Pakistan' - Zawahiri

In his latest videotape, al Qaeda's second in command mocked the West and the Afghan government for attempting negotiations.


Waziristan Taliban alliance declares support for Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar

Baitullah Mehsud, Mullah Nazir, and Hafiz Gul Bahadar have joined forces and created the Council of United Mujahideen to fight against 'infidels' in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the US.


Taliban exchange Swat official for prisoners

The Pakistani district official kidnapped yesterday was released in exchange for three Taliban prisoners; Taliban wanted to teach government a lesson.


Taliban kidnap senior Swat official

The Swat Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of the District Coordinating Officer and six of his bodyguards, and said the official is their 'guest.'


North and South Waziristan Taliban groups form alliance

Baitullah Mehsud, Mullah Nazir, and Hafiz Gul Bahadar have put aside rivalries and formed an alliance to prevent outside enemies from dividing the Taliban.


Suicide bomber kills 32 in Pakistan's northwest

Attack targeted a Shia funeral procession in Dera Ismail Khan. Curfew imposed, shoot on sight orders issued after violent riots ensued.


Swat Taliban demands military withdrawal, prisoner release

The Pakistani government must withdraw the Army from Swat, release all Taliban prisoners, withdraw any criminal cases, and clear the way for sharia in Swat under peace terms demanded by the Taliban.


Pakistan: Wanted terrorists Azhar, Ibrahim not in country

Interior Advisor Rehman Malik claimed Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and terror crime boss Dawood Ibrahim are currently not in Pakistan. Azhar was previously under 'house arrest.'


Sufi Mohammed 'hates democracy' and calls for global Islamic rule

The main figure behind the Malakand peace accord has agreed to hunt Indian intelligence agents in Pakistan's Taliban-infested northwest while denouncing democratic rule.


Analysis: Pakistan peace agreement cedes ground to the Taliban

Pakistan's senior leaders have endorsed a peace agreement that imposes sharia on a large area of the northwest and ends military operations in Swat. The Taliban will use this agreement to further consolidate its control.


US airstrike in Pakistan's Kurram tribal agency kills 30

The target was a camp run by a Taliban commander who operates in Afghanistan. This is the first recorded US airstrike in the Kurram tribal agency.


Pakistan to end military operation and implement sharia in Malakand Division

The government has come to an agreement with the banned Movement for the Implementation of Mohammad's Sharia Law to end military operations and impose sharia law in the districts of Malakand, Swat, Shangla, Buner, Dir, and Chitral. A similar agreement between the extremists and the government failed in 2008.


US Predator strike in South Waziristan kills 25

predator-uav.jpgThe attack is the first since the dual attacks in North and South Waziristan on Jan. 23, and the first since a US Senator disclosed that the CIA is operating a Predator base inside Pakistan.


Pakistan concedes Mumbai attack executed from its soil

Charges registered against eight men, six of whom are in prison. Three Lashkar-e-Taiba leaders have been charged.