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NATO chief expresses concerns over Afghan insider attacks


September 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday expressed grave concerns over a series of insider attacks in Afghanistan, but assured that the ongoing transition process will ... Read more...

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Obama adviser, Sherry Rehman trade barbs


July 29th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Tensions flared between the US and Pakistan as two top officials traded accusations of doing too little to combat Taliban sanctuaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Failed Talban suicide bomber shot in Afghanistan was ‘British sleeper’


April 24th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr 24 (ANI): A Talban suicide bomber who was shot dead before being able to blow himself up in Afghanistan's defence headquarters was allegedly a sleeper agent from Britain.The Daily ... Read more...

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US denies NATO’s involvement in Jan 13 cross-border shelling in Pak


January 16th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 16(ANI): The United States embassy has denied reports suggesting any involvement of NATO forces in a cross-border shelling incident on January 13.Commenting on the reports that NATO forces had been ... Read more...

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Taliban IEDs still a major threat in Kandahar: NATO commanders


November 18th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Kandahar, Nov.18 (ANI): Soldiers from the US Army's Charlie Company recently spotted a D-cell battery hidden under a pile of rocks, a telltale sign of an improvised explosive device, or IED.They ... Read more...

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Coalition routs Taliban in southern Afghanistan


October 21st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Arghandab/Kabul (Afghanistan), Oct. 21 (ANI): American and Afghan forces have reportedly routed the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, forcing many hardened fighters to flee strongholds that they have held for years.The New ... Read more...

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Defiant US interacting with Taliban leaders without ISI consent


October 20th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct.20 (ANI): Defiant US commanders leading the NATO military coalition force in Afghanistan have reportedly agreed to hold meetings with senior Taliban commanders outside the Afghan capital without the consent ... Read more...

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NATO confident of ‘end-game’ against Taliban in Afghanistan


October 10th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 10(ANI): NATO officials in Afghanistan have expressed confidence that their fight against the Taliban might be coming to an end.According to some NATO commanders, the insurgency in the region ... Read more...

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Pak Army vows to ‘retaliate’ against US ‘hot pursuit’ within border in future


October 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 8 (ANI): In a corps commanders meeting, the Pakistani military leadership has vowed to take retaliatory action in the event of any incident of territorial violation in future.The cross-border strikes' ... Read more...

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Taliban executes pregnant woman accused of committing adultery


August 10th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kabul, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Taliban in Afghanistan have executed a lady whom they accused of committing adultery. The Taliban carried out the execution on Saturday.The woman - Sanam ... Read more...

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With More Than 60 Dead, July Becomes Deadliest Month Of Afghan War


August 1st, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aug 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If the controversial "Wikileaks" leak of classified war documents in July pointed out in front of the whole world the stark number of American soldiers who ... Read more...

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Petraeus rules out drastic changes in Afghan war policy


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels (Belgium), July 2 (ANI): NATO's newly appointed Afghan war commander General David Petraeus has ruled out any drastic changes in the counterinsurgency policies which were implemented by his sacked predecessor ... Read more...

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Efforts to neutralise Afghan Taliban showing positive results, says NATO commanders


June 29th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 29 (ANI): While the US' Afghan strategy appears to be in complete disarray, particularly after the sacking of General Stanley McChrystal, American officials have stressed that the decision ... Read more...

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NATO commanders, officers in Afghanistan battle weary


June 21st, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): A senior military intelligence official who has served in Afghanistan and participates in daily briefings on the war has told The Washington Times that there is a ... Read more...

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US military scolds six over deadly air strike in Afghanistan


May 30th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): The US military has reprimanded six operators of an unmanned drone, which mistakenly attacked a civilian convoy in Afghanistan killing at least 23.Warnings that the convoy ... Read more...

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UK firm developing laser bomb detectors for NATO troops to neutralize ‘invisible’ Taliban bombs


May 15th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0London, May 15 (ANI): NATO Commanders, and the US in particular, have reportedly accepted a revolutionary new laser technology developed by a company in Britain that can detect Taliban ... Read more...

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Real challenge of Marja offensive lies ahead: Top NATO commander


February 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Marja (Afghanistan), Feb. 21 (ANI): Even as thousands of US and Afghan troops remain engaged in the first phase of the gruelling fight against Taliban in southern Marja, top commanders believe ... Read more...

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‘Talibanised’ Afghanistan not in Pakistan’s interest: Kayani


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb.2 (ANI): Stressing that it is imperative for Pakistan to stabilise Afghanistan, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, has said Islamabad would never want a 'Talibanised' country ... Read more...

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Taliban leaders ‘offered asylum’ under London peace plan


January 21st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan. 21 (ANI): Taliban leaders could be offered exile abroad and have their names deleted from a UN sanctions blacklist as part of a peace plan for Afghanistan to be ... Read more...

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Ex-Taliban fighters to be lured away from fighting through cash, jobs


November 11th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.11 (ANI): Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and international forces are reportedly drawing up a scheme that will include spending hundreds of millions of pounds on recruiting former Taliban fighters for ... Read more...

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Three robbers killed at Kabul bank


August 19th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by IBNS
Kabul (Afghanistan), Aug 19 (IBNS)Three armed robbers , who were trying to loot a bank, were gunned down Wednesday here, said an Interior Ministry spokesperson.“Security officers surrounded the bank Wednesday morning and ... Read more...

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Taliban issues code of conduct for militants to become good warriors


July 30th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): Concerned over its attacks and suicide bombings in Afghanistan becoming unpopular, the Taliban has issued a code for its fighters laying out detailed rules on how to ... Read more...

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Taliban’s increased activity in Afghanistan putting pressure on Pak: Report


July 26th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Saturday's suicide attack on government buildings in Afghanistan's southeastern city of Khost has raised fears in Pakistan about more such strikes and blood shed by the Taliban ... Read more...

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US expects NATO to do more in Afghanistan: Clinton


April 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 3 (DPA) The US expects its NATO allies to contribute more soldiers, trainers and money to the alliance's operations in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said ahead ... Read more...

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Pak-Afghan Taliban join hands to counter US’s Afghan surge


March 27th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.27 (ANI): Pakistan based Talibani leaders have decided to join hands with their Afghan counterparts and jointly retaliate against the US led allied forces in the region, following the Obama ... Read more...

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United States taking unabashed ownership of Afghan war


March 26th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): President Barack Obama's decision to deploy an additional 17,000 troops in Afghanistan is part of a strategy to shift the centre of gravity in favour of the ... Read more...

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NATO welcomes rejection of Karzai’s call for early vote (Lead)


March 4th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 4 (DPA) NATO Wednesday welcomed the rejection by the Afghan Independent Election Committee of calls for early elections, saying the scheduled Aug 20 date would give the alliance enough time ... Read more...

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NATO modifies anti-narcotics order after leak


February 5th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 5 (Xinhua) NATO's top military commander has modified his order on the rules of engagement by his troops in the fight against narcotics in Afghanistan after the original version was ... Read more...

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Afghan army to grow to 100,000 by 2009 end


January 5th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 5 (DPA) The Afghan national army was to grow to more than 100,000 troops by the end of this year, a spokesman said Monday.The troops are to be trained by ... Read more...

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44 Taliban killed in Afghanistan


November 29th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 29 (DPA) Afghan soldiers and US-led coalition forces killed 44 Taliban militants, including a commander, in three firefights in southern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday.Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces ... Read more...

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Oz Army Chief says Afghan war hasn”t been won by a long shot


September 15th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar ( Afghanistan ), Sept 15 (ANI): Australian Army Chief Lt-Gen Ken Gillespie has reportedly said that the US-led war-on-terror in Afghanistan will go on for long, and that only a ... Read more...

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Pak faces danger of schism in army if unilateral US strikes continue


September 13th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Sep 13 (ANI): Pakistan faces the potential danger of a schism in the army as there is a growing anti-American sentiment largely fuelled by the indiscriminate missile attacks and ... Read more...

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Pak calls US raid on its territory blatant violation of countrys sovereignty


September 4th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London , Sept 4 (ANI): The killing of 20 people in Wana district of Pakistans NWFP ( North West Frontier Province ) has reportedly evoked a strong reaction from a cross ... Read more...

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UK Special Forces plan new strategy to counter Taliban


August 19th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.19 (ANI): Britain''s special forces are to play a key role in a newly planned "surge" against Taliban forces in Afghanistan. According to The Independent, SAS and SBS troops are to ... Read more...

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US blames Pakistans peace deal with militants for rising violence in Afghanistan


June 27th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): United States Defence Secretary Robert Gates has blamed Pakistan for increase in violence in east Afghanistan, and said that Islamabad has failed to put pressure on Taliban ... Read more...

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