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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Civilian deaths in anti-Taliban air raid stoke anger in Pakistan's lawless northwest

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... a decade-long Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives. But the official toll has been impossible to verify, raising questions on the true human cost. According to multiple accounts, 37 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557287/civilian-deaths-anti-taliban-air-raid-stoke-anger-pakistans-lawless
  2. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Musharraf assassination plotter captured in Pakistani raid on Taliban

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... fleeing from North Waziristan, where the military in June launched a long-awaited operation against militants, the officials said. The Pakistani army has not confirmed the arrest, which marks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555424/musharraf-assassination-plotter-captured-pakistani-raid-taliban
  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban got new haircuts to elude Pakistani military

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:24am by AFP

    ... nearly half a million others, fled the long-awaited offensive unleashed by the Pakistani military on the tribal area last month. He said his business boomed in the month leading up to the army assault as the militants sought to shed their distinctive long-haired, bearded look. "I have trimmed the hair and beards of more than 700 local and Uzbek militants ahead of the security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1548164/taliban-got-new-haircuts-elude-pakistani-military
  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan army launch ground offensive against Taliban in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... Washington has long urged Islamabad to tackle militant sanctuaries in North Waziristan, a haven for Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked insurgents. Security officials in Miranshah told reporters ... and sparked the military offensive. Pakistan’s allies, particularly the United States, have long called for an operation in the mountainous tribal territory to flush out groups like the Haqqani ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1543674/pakistan-army-luanch-ground-offensive-against-taliban-north-waziristan
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani jets kill 17 in anti-militant offensive

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... armed forces have used jet fighters, tanks and artillery in the operation that began almost two weeks ago. The assault on the militant bastion of North Waziristan, long urged by Washington, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542448/pakistani-jets-kill-17-anti-militant-offensive
  6. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Passenger killed as gunmen open fire on jet landing in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:22pm

    ... by the current military operation and urged the Pakistani government to allow its agencies access to the affected areas. The assault on the militant bastion of North Waziristan, long urged by Washington, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540298/passenger-killed-gunmen-open-fire-jet-landing-pakistan
  7. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee tribal areas

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bannu, Pakistan Civilians exodus lawless tribal areas on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan as army gears up for long expected ground offensive against ... ground offensive passed 150,000. Nearly 100,000 people have left North Waziristan tribal area, on the Afghan border, this week after the military launched a long-awaited assault against Taliban ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536944/pakistan-helicopters-pound-rebels-150000-civilians-flee-tribal-areas
  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Taliban warns foreign companies to leave Pakistan, amid army offensive

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... were deployed in a long-awaited offensive in a troubled tribal district. Military jets pounded targets in the country's northwest yesterday as the armed forces launched strikes against ... in Karachi which left dozens dead and marked the end of a troubled peace process. Pakistan's Western allies, particularly the United States, have long demanded an operation in the mountainous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534285/taliban-warns-foreign-companies-leave-pakistan-amid-army-offensive
  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vows to keep fighting Pakistani Taliban

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:58pm by BLOOM

    ... militants in North Waziristan, a tribal region near the Afghan border the US has called the "epicentre" of terrorism. The operation, long sought by the US, comes a week after militants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535198/prime-minister-nawaz-sharif-vows-keep-fighting-pakistani-taliban
  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan launches military campaign in North Waziristan

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 10:09am by AP

    ... in tribal stronghold Pakistan's army launched a long-expected ground operation in the troubled North Waziristan region yesterday, hours after jets pounded militant hideouts ... but they didn't come from very close to our area." The military said most of the dead were Uzbeks. Uzbek militants have long based themselves in the northwestern tribal areas. The Islamic Movement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533191/airstrikes-kill-about-100-militants-pakistan

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