Tag Archive 'FATA'

Sep 29 2008

The Pakistan “Awakening” Rises Up – Updated

Major Update: Even the BBC is recognizing the tribal Awakening: Tribal elders gather in a mammoth meeting place, or jirga hall, to tell us why they support the military offensive. They accuse the Pakistani Taleban of setting up a parallel state in Bajaur, undermining the traditional tribal leadership. They say they’ve exhausted all attempts at […]

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Sep 28 2008

Top Taliban Leader Baitullah Mehsud May Be Dying

  Good news is coming out today from the South Waziristan Agency of Pakistan’s FATA region.  Baitullah Mehsud, a top Taliban leader and military commander claimed to be behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto is possibly dying: Baitullah Mehsud, the head of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), is seriously ill, leading to convergence of the top […]

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Sep 08 2008

US Targets Core Of Islamic Extremists In Pakistan’s Tribal Regions

For the past year Pakistan forces have been pushing northward towards their border with Afghanistan executing their version of The Surge – to clear and control regions once infiltrated or controlled by Taliban and their al-Qaeda allies. This has brought fighting into the Swat Valley region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) where Islamist […]

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Sep 07 2008

Update On War On Terror 09_07_08: Gadahn And Muslim Human Shields

As many of us watching the new and events in Pakistan have been seeing there has been an escalation in the US/NATO tempo against al-Qaeda targets in the Pakistan tribal regions known as the FATA and the NWFP. Just a few days ago there was another Predator strike on a safe house for al-Qaeda in […]

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Sep 04 2008

A Fourth Missile Attack On Terrorists In Pak Tribal Areas

I think this is the 4th missile strike at a Taliban/al-Qaeda safe house in the last few weeks, second against targets in North Waziristan: Agencies add: A suspected US drone fired missiles at house in North Waziristan on Thursday, killing five militants and injuring another four a day after US commandos killed 20 people in […]

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Sep 01 2008

Second Missile Strike On al-Qaeda In Pakistan In Two Days

There has been a second missile strike into the Pakistan Tribal areas thought to be where the remnants of al-Qaeda are hiding out in their last sanctuary on Earth. It is the second missile strike in two days in Pakistani tribal region and the local tribesmen said the missile was fired from a U.S drone. […]

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Aug 30 2008

Another Missile Strike On Possible al-Qaeda Safe House In Pakistan – Updated!

 Update: Four people are confirmed killed, 2 of the Arabs. In other strikes 2 Taliban commanders and 40 fighters were killed by Pakistani air strikes. – end update   We seemed to have identified and taken out another al-Qaeda safe house in the tribal areas of Pakistan: At least five people were killed when a […]

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Aug 28 2008

Updates From Pakistan/Afghanistan 08_28_08

  I have been collecting up articles on events in our final major front in the war on terror as the Democrat convention has limped along. But today is a good day to do a overview of recent activities to remind ourselves the differences between Bill Clinton and George Bush on the threat of al-Qaeda. […]

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Aug 25 2008

Taliban Beg For Ceasefire, Pakistan Refuses And Bans Taliban

The Taliban have been taking a beating in the tribal areas of Pakistan. The prime offensives have been in the Swat Valley region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Bajaur Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Here is some news from the Swat region describing the pounding the militant Taliban […]

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Aug 21 2008

Update on Latest Missile Strike, New Suicide Bomb Attack In Pakistan

In a post yesterday I noted another apparent US missile strike inside the Tribal Areas of Pakistan along the Afghanistan border. Some reports this morning claim the two US missiles took out a significant number of Arab fighters (al-Qaeda) in the FATA Agency of South Waziristan: Twelve people, most of them alleged foreign fighters, were […]

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