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Top Pakistani Taliban leadership eliminated: Malik


June 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The top leadership of the Pakistani Taliban has been eliminated, says Rehman Malik, the prime minister's advisor on interior affairs.Speaking to the media outside the ... Read more...

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Gilani urges Afghan insurgents to join peace talks


February 25th, 2012 - 3:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has appealed to Afghan insurgent groups to join the peace talks in that country."It is now time to turn ... Read more...

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Clinton to brief India over US’ Taliban talks


July 14th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to brief India about Washington's negotiations with a section of the Taliban and discuss the drawdown ... Read more...

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Using drones against Al-Qaeda won’t stop new attacks in Europe, US: Jihad expert


April 7th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 7 (ANI): An expert in jihadism at the University of Granada has said drones won't be efficient or enough to prevent Al Qaeda attacks in Europe and USA.Professor Javier ... 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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ISI sheltering Afghan Taliban leadership in Karachi under secret programme: Report


January 20th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): Most of the Afghan Taliban frontier leadership had reportedly been sheltered in Karachi under a Pakistani security establishment's secret programme, the 'New Karachi Project', according to a newspaper ... Read more...

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Afghan peace efforts: OIC likely to invite Taliban ‘as observers’ to March summit


January 20th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 20(ANI): In an effort to find a negotiated settlement to the Afghan imbroglio, the Taliban leadership is likely to be invited as observers to an Organisation of Islamic Conference ... Read more...

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Taliban prepared to withdraw ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan: Education Minister


January 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 14 (ANI): Afghanistan's Education Minister, Farooq Wardak, has claimed that the Taliban leadership is no longer against female education, and is prepared to withdraw its ban on girls' schools. ... Read more...

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Pak intelligentsia urges Obama to change Afghan strategy


December 13th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.13 (ANI): Pakistani academicians, journalists and members of various non-government organizations (NGO) have forwarded a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to change America's strategy in Afghanistan.According to ... Read more...

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Fake Afghan negotiator incident “stigma on forehead of Americans, allies”: Taliban


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 2 (ANI): The Taliban have mocked NATO by praising the 'impostor', who reportedly duped British intelligence agents into believing that he was Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansur, one of the ... Read more...

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3,200 Taliban killed in Afghanistan in 90 days


December 1st, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Secret operations of British and US troops have led to the death of nearly 3,200 Taliban militants in just around 90 days in Afghanistan, a media report ... Read more...

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Drone or chopper strikes will not be allowed in Pak: Chief of Naval Staff


November 24th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 24 (ANI): Drone or helicopter attacks inside Pakistan's territory will not be allowed, as that would be an attack on the country's sovereignty, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman ... Read more...

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Top Taliban negotiator in secret talks with Afghan officials an ISI ‘impostor’?


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov 23 (ANI): Top US and Afghan officials have apparently been conned by a man claiming to be a leading Taliban negotiator in secret talks with Afghan officials.For months, the ... Read more...

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Pak snubs ‘impatient’ US’ demands for expanding areas for CIA drone operations


November 20th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): The United States has renewed its pressure on Pakistan to expand the areas where CIA drones can operate inside the country, reflecting the concern that the US ... Read more...

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Taliban threatens to kill anyone taking up Afghan Govt’s peace talks offer


November 7th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 7 (ANI): Amid reports of Afghan reconciliation talks with insurgents in a bid to end the war now in its tenth year, scribbled notes from Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad ... Read more...

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Afghan peace talks only ‘informal’ so far due to shadowy Taliban leadership: Holbrooke


October 25th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington: Although there has been an upsurge in the number of high-level Taliban leaders showing interest in Afghan reconciliation process, the present talks are far from any formal negotiation due to ... Read more...

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Observers say Karzai-Taliban peace talks ‘mostly hype’


October 25th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 25 (ANI): Observers of the evolving situation in war-torn Afghanistan have said the recent moves by the U.S.-led NATO coalition force to facilitate peace talks between a council appointed ... Read more...

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Despite successful U.S. attacks in N W Afghanistan, Taliban in control


October 24th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Maqur (Afghanistan), Oct.24 (ANI): Despite successful U.S. attacks on Taliban leaders in Afghanistan's northwest, insurgency remains in control.Though several top commanders have been killed recently, there still remains a large gap ... Read more...

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Pak won’t alter its ‘double game’ on terror even after 2bn ‘conditional’ aid by US: Expert


October 23rd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): The two billion-dollar military aid to Pakistan announced by the United States during their strategic talks comes with a privately issued warning- that it risks losing this ... Read more...

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Pak’s double game on Afghanistan could backfire on it: Experts


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct. 22 (ANI): Even as Washington ratchets up pressure on Pakistan to play a positive role in any future peace negotiations, experts are wary of Pakistan playing a double game, ... Read more...

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British Muslims our main bankrollers, says Taliban commander


October 21st, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.21 (ANI): A Taliban commander has told Sky News that the bulk of the funding for the insurgent group comes from the British Muslim community in the UK.The regional leader ... Read more...

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US in favour of cross-border attacks to check Taliban flow from Pak


October 13th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 13 (ANI): US military officials are advocating cross-border attacks as part of new tactics to choke off the flow of Taliban fighters and bomb-making materials from Pakistan into key ... Read more...

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Mushrraf accepted seven US demands in 24 hours after 9/11 terror attacks


September 17th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 17 (ANI): As the US prepared to invade Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, the then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf tried to convince the Bush administration to ... Read more...

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Bagging ‘far buried’ bin Laden in Pak-Afghan border still top US priority: Petraeus


August 16th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16(ANI): Commander of United States-led NATO forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, has said that Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is "far buried" in the remote mountains between Afghanistan ... Read more...

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Petraeus holds out prospect of US reconciliation with Taliban


August 16th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16(ANI): The US commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, has held out the prospect of eventual reconciliation with the Taliban, including negotiations with leaders with "blood on their hands"."It ... Read more...

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16 civilians killed in Afghanistan, ISAF says


August 6th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (DPA) An operation by international and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan claimed at least four civilian casualties, while roadside bombs killed 12 civilians, the NATO-led International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘double game’ prompts call for US policy review


July 27th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 27 (IANS) Revelations about what the US media called "Pakistan's Double Game" of providing Afghan militants "A Sanctuary for Terror" while taking billions in aid from the ... Read more...

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No peace in Afghanistan till Pak stops militants from seeping in: Canada


July 6th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa, July 6 (ANI): Canada has backed Afghan President Hamid Karzai's reconciliation efforts, but it believes that peace in the war tattered country is unattainable till militants continue to seep into ... Read more...

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26 Taliban inmates released after Afghan jirga deal


June 22nd, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, June 22 (ANI): Afghan and U.S. officials have said that 26 Taliban inmates have been released from Afghan jails as part of an amnesty deal offered by Hamid Karzai's government.According ... Read more...

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Ten troops killed in bloody day for ISAF in Afghanistan


June 8th, 2010 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 8 (DPA) Ten soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan Monday, in the bloodiest day for the NATO-led alliance for months. In ... Read more...

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Troops kill Taliban commander with close ties to senior Al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan


June 6th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A Taliban commander who had close ties to senior Taliban and al-Qaeda leaders was killed by coalition forces in western Afghanistan on Saturday, NATO announced on Sunday.The operation ... Read more...

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NATO: Top Taliban leader in Afghanistan’s south killed by Afghan-international forces


June 4th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A high-ranking Taliban leader was killed by Afghan-international forces during a firefight last week, NATO announced on Friday.NATO said Mullah Zergay, a top Taliban commander for the Kandahar ... Read more...

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Taliban earns 1,600 pound bounty for each NATO soldier killed


May 23rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23(ANI): Taliban rebels are reportedly earning a bounty of up to 1,660 pounds for each NATO soldier they kill.According to insurgent commanders, the money comes from protection rackets, taxes ... Read more...

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Afghan president describes US visit as successful


May 18th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 18 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday described his recent visit to the United States as very successful. Relations between United States and Afghanistan had strengthened after his trip last ... Read more...

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