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Five Taliban commanders killed in Pakistan


October 28th, 2011 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Five Taliban commanders were killed in a US drone attack in northwest Pakistan Thursday, a media report said.The militant leaders belonged to the Maulvi Nazir ... Read more...

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Pak barrier over US, Afghanistan and Taliban peace negotiations to end Afghan war


March 17th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar 17(ANI): The United States, the Afghan government and Taliban leaders have reportedly begun to take a hard look at what it would take to start negotiations to end the ... Read more...

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Stressed mid-level Taliban reluctant to taking orders from Pak-based leaders


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Feb.22 (ANI): Mid-level Taliban commanders have reportedly expressed a reluctance to return to the battle field, suggesting that there is a fissure developing in the insurgent outfit's rank and ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban commanders willing for peace talks if given safety guarantees


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2(ANI): Taliban commanders in Afghanistan have said that they are willing to explore peace talks with the Hamid Karzai-led government, if they can have more solid guarantees about their ... Read more...

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Taliban ‘killing their own’ to wrest back control in Afghan district


January 31st, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.31 (ANI): Taliban gunmen have begun assassinating their own rank and file in a desperate bid to stop a remote mountain valley sliding from their grasp, as well as bringing ... Read more...

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Taliban maybe ready for peace talks


January 29th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.29 (ANI): Senior Taliban commanders could be preparing to enter peace talks to end their insurgency in Afghanistan, it has been revealed.According to the Daily Express, Afghan president Hamid Karzai ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban attacks elderly truce talks negotiator


January 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 5 (ANI): An Afghan village elder, who had been negotiating on behalf of his village with the Government, has reportedly been attacked by the Taliban.According to the BBC, ... Read more...

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US military onslaught forcing Taliban commanders to flee Kandahar, claim locals


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Afghan Taliban commanders have reportedly fled Kandahar because of the US military attacks against the insurgent group in the region that was once controlled by them.The ... Read more...

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Pak to hold trials of TNSM-Taliban operatives next year


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): Pakistan's provincial Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reportedly given a green signal for holding of trials against arrested Taliban commanders and other operatives of banned Tehrik-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat Muhammadi ... Read more...

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Pak captured Mulla Baradar to stop him from reconciling with Afghan govt: Wali Karzai


November 30th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 30 (ANI): According to the latest revelations made by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, has charged that Pakistan detained Mulla Baradar and other ... Read more...

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‘Brit forces forcing Taliban to negotiation table through precision strikes’


November 25th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25(ANI): An unprecedented level of "precision strikes" by British forces against Taliban leaders in Afghanistan is driving the insurgents to the negotiating table, Commander Task Force Helmand Brigadier James ... Read more...

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Afghan officials dismiss split between US and Kabul govt over Karzai criticism


November 16th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 16 (ANI): As a damage control measure following Afghan President Hamid Karzai's criticism of the U.S. military's use of special operation raids, his government officials have claimed that the ... Read more...

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“No indication” that Taliban leadership is interested in Afghan peace talks: Holbrooke


October 30th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): The Taliban leaders in Afghanistan have shown no interest so far in the Afghan reconciliation talks to end the war, despite an intensified and ... Read more...

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Key Karzai aide was given bagful of cash by Iran


October 24th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct. 24 (ANI): Iran is alleged to have ensured a steady stream of cash to the Hamid Karzai government in Afghanistan to promote its interests with the president, the Washington ... Read more...

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Two Taliban commanders killed in Afghanistan


October 17th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 17 (IANS) Two Taliban commanders were killed during an operation by security forces against the militants in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, Xinhua reported."The operation covered two villages in Jalai ... Read more...

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ISI terrorising Taliban to fight against US, allies in Afghanistan: Report


October 7th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7(ANI): Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is reportedly pressuring Taliban commanders to fight against the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan.According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. ... Read more...

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Zardari ‘not bothered’ by deaths due to US drone attacks in Pak, says US journalist


September 25th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): A prominent US journalist has quoted Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as saying that the deaths caused by US drone strikes in the tribal belt in Pakistan ... Read more...

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Four Taliban commanders killed in US drone attack in FATA


August 28th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug.28 (ANI): At least four Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders have been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's Kurram Agency.According to officials in Peshawar, US drones fired four missiles ... Read more...

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US ‘facilitated’ Afghan talks with Taliban in some “isolated cases”: Petraeus


August 26th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.26 (ANI): Backing efforts to broker talks with the Taliban to reach a settlement, top US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus has said that Washington has been promoting dialogue ... Read more...

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Pakistani fighter jets pound FATA, 12 Taliban killed


July 5th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 5 (ANI): Continuing their offensive against militants in the Federally Adminitered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistani fighter jets pounded several extremist hideouts killing at least 12 Taliban in the Orakzai ... Read more...

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Children being used by Taliban in Afghanistan: Report


July 1st, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 1 (IANS) Children as young as five years old are being used by the Taliban to lay bombs and carry weapons in Afghanistan, a media report said. In the ... Read more...

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US hesitant about endorsing LSE report on ISI-Afghan Taliban links


June 20th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): The United States appears to be hesitant about endorsing a London School of Economics (LSE) report, which blames Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) for maintaining links with ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban rejects LSE report over its links with ISI


June 16th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun.16 (ANI): The Afghan Taliban has rejected the London School of Economics (LSE) report, which claimed that it receives funding and training from the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), terming it ... Read more...

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Unrealistic to believe no ISI- Taliban link alleged in LSE report: Pak editorial


June 15th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 15(ANI): Despite the Pakistan government and the Army "rubbishing" the controversial London School of Economics (LSE) report, an editorial in a leading Pakistan newspaper has said that it would ... Read more...

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Zardari’s spokesperson calls meeting Taliban leaders report ‘nonsensical’


June 14th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun. 14 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's spokesperson Farhatullah Babar has denounced reports regarding a meeting between arrested Taliban commanders and Zardari."This is a nonsensical report; it's absolutely wrong," ... Read more...

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Karachi police arrests Taliban commanders planning attack on city


June 12th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jun.12 (ANI): The Karachi police has claimed arresting two Taliban extremists, who were said to be planning a major terror strike in the country's financial capital.The arrests were made from ... Read more...

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Three top Taliban commanders among 70 militants killed in FATA airstrikes


May 24th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 24 (ANI): Three top Taliban commanders were amongst over 70 extremists killed in airstrikes conducted by Pakistani security forces across the Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas ... Read more...

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Pak sets free six top Taliban commanders: Report


April 29th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.29 (ANI): Pakistan has set free at least six top Taliban militants, including the extremist outfit's second-in command Mullah Abdul Ghani Barader's close aide Abdul Qayum Zakir, a report in ... Read more...

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Pak forces kill six key Taliban commanders in Swat


April 27th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.27 (ANI): At least six key Taliban commanders were killed in two different encounters with security forces in the Swat Valley, Pakistani security officials have said.A huge cache or arms ... Read more...

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Taliban commander held in Pakistan


April 24th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A Taliban commander in charge of the Swat region of northwest Pakistan was arrested Saturday, a media report said. The militant leader was held in Batgram area of ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban defectors reverting back to insurgency over failed Govt promises: Report


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.23 (ANI): Numerous low-ranking and second string Taliban commanders who had shunned the insurgency in Afghanistan, have now rejoined the violent extremists, with the government failing to keep its promise ... Read more...

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ISI freeing two top Afghan Taliban leaders shows nexus with insurgents: US officials


April 11th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.11 (ANI): US officials have alleged that Pakistan's intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) has freed at least two top Afghan Taliban leaders, whom it had captured some time ... Read more...

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61 killed in Pakistan airstrikes


March 26th, 2010 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) At least 61 militants were killed in the airstrikes by Pakistan military in the country's restive northwestern tribal area near Afghanistan border, officials said. Thursday's airstrikes killed 64 ... Read more...

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Iran training hundreds of Taliban militants to kill NATO forces


March 21st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Mar. 21 (ANI): Hundreds of Taliban insurgents have been trained in Iran to launch attacks on NATO forces in Afghanistan, two Taliban commanders have revealed.The Times quoted the commanders as ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban no.2 Baradar “singing like a male canary” : Pak official


March 12th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.11 (ANI): The arrest of Taliban's second-in command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is proving to be of great value to officials as he has revealed several vital pieces of information ... Read more...

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