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Wikimedia Commons/Central Intelligence Agency

Anti-American Groups Gather in Pakistan

Members of al-Qaida, the Taliban and militant groups from Afghanistan and Pakistan met up twice late last year in an effort to combine forces against America’s diminished presence in Pakistan—one common target on which they might agree to focus.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 READ MORE



AP / K.M. Chaudary

Pakistan to U.S.: Tone It Down With the Whole CIA Thing

It’s not like we couldn’t have seen this coming: Due in part to a special request made by the head of the Pakistani army, the U.S. has been asked to scale back significantly on the number of CIA operatives in Pakistan and to stop drone attacks on northern militants.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Khalid Mohammed

Some Former U.S. Allies in Iraq Reconsidering Loyalties

The U.S. troops that remain in Iraq after last summer’s withdrawal face some new challenges from within Iraqi factions, as some previously American-allied members of the Awakening Councils are apparently joining the ranks ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 16, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Mohammad Sajjad

NATO Apologizes to Pakistan for Border-Breaching Attack

The Sept. 30 incident in which NATO aircraft fired across the border of Pakistan, killing two Pakistani soldiers, has not been forgotten in that country, and the fiery retaliatory strikes that have ensued compelled the American ambassador ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 6, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Shah Khalid

NATO Forces Fire on Targets Inside Pakistan

In an incident that could lead to even more tension between the U.S. and Pakistan, NATO has confirmed that one of its aircraft engaged in an attack across the Pakistani border, purportedly to fire on suspected militants.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / CIA

Senior Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Drone Strike, Pakistan Says

Although there’s no official confirmation from the U.S., Pakistani officials said Tuesday that a senior al-Qaida operative, Sheikh Fateh, was killed Saturday by an American drone attack in north Waziristan, according to the BBC.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 READ MORE


Petraeus
U.S. Air Force / Staff Sgt. Bradley A. Lail

You Say Militant, I Say Terrorist

What’s in a name? Well, quite a bit, according to the newly crowned military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, as he pushes to designate a group of militants in Pakistan as “terrorists.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 READ MORE


Mumbai suspect
AP / Mumbai Mirror, Sebastian D'souza

Pakistani Convicted for Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

On Monday, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving suspect captured during the three-day terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, in November 2008, was found guilty of multiple charges in an Indian court. Kasab now awaits sentencing—and possibly the death penalty.

Posted on May 3, 2010 READ MORE


Baghdad bomb site
AP / Karim Kadim

Baghdad Bomb Attacks Kill 50

A string of at least seven bombings in Baghdad on Tuesday killed 50 people, the latest in a series of attacks that have claimed about 120 lives in the Iraqi capital over the last five days, sparking concern that the level of violence and sectarian unrest will rival the bloody months before the surge of 2007.

Posted on Apr 6, 2010 READ MORE


Pakistan bombing
youtube.com

Suicide Blasts, Armed Attacks Kill at Least 45 in Pakistan

A double bombing and shooting attack on the American Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed three security guards and several militants just hours after another suicide bomber killed at least 40 people at a rally in the nearby Lower Dir district on Monday.

Posted on Apr 5, 2010 READ MORE


Pakistani soldiers
AP / K.M.Chaudary

Pakistan Getting Speedy Military Aid Delivery From Pentagon

After recent militant attacks in Pakistan that killed about 150, the Pentagon is pushing forward with plans to send about $200 million in military aid—in the form of equipment and “services,” according to Reuters.

Posted on Oct 16, 2009 READ MORE


Maulvi Omar
nefafoundation.org

Key Pakistani Taliban Official Captured

Tribesmen in western Pakistan captured Pakistani Taliban spokesman Maulvi Said Muhammad, aka Maulvi Omar, and turned him over to authorities Tuesday, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009 READ MORE


Nazran attack
AP / Musa Sadulayev

Suicide Bomb Attack Kills 20, Wounds Scores in Russia

A suicide attack carried out at a police station in the northern Russian city of Nazran claimed 20 lives and wounded more than 130 Monday, spurring Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to fire the regional interior minister.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009 READ MORE


Mosaic Intelligence Report

Yemen: A Powder Keg Ready to Explode

Will Yemen become a haven for militants? Is President Obama ignoring the warning signs of unrest in this Middle Eastern hot spot? Link TV’s Jamal Dajani looks into the complex problems brewing in Yemen in this week’s “Mosaic Intelligence Report.”

Posted on Aug 8, 2009 READ MORE


Rayan
AP photo / Adel Hana

Lost in the Rubble

I often visited Nizar Rayan, who was killed Thursday in a targeted assassination by Israel, at his house in the Jabaliya refugee camp when I was in Gaza. His four wives and 11 children also were killed. Rayan’s sons, according to their father, strove to be one thing: martyrs for Palestine. 

Posted on Jan 2, 2009 READ MORE


Rayan
AP photo / Hatem Moussa

A Hamas Leader Is Killed in Gaza

On Thursday, the sixth day of airstrikes on Gaza, Israel attacked the home of a Hamas leader, Nizar Rayan, in a Palestinian refugee camp, killing Rayan and several members of his family.

Posted on Jan 1, 2009 READ MORE


Crackdown in Pakistan

Pakistani officials have responded to the call, coming from India as well as the U.S., to take serious action against militant groups operating in their country. Pakistani forces launched widespread raids late Sunday and arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, believed to be a ringleader behind the recent Mumbai attacks.

Posted on Dec 8, 2008 READ MORE


Indian protest
AP photo / Rajanish Kakade

India Demands ‘Strong Action’ From Pakistan

After reports emerged that the perpetrators of last week’s terror siege in Mumbai were allegedly members of the Kashmiri guerrilla organization Lashkar-i-Taiba, Indian officials called upon their Pakistani neighbors to back up their pledges of support with concerted action to crack down on militants.

Posted on Dec 1, 2008 READ MORE


Petraeus Speaks
boston.com

Petraeus: Pakistan Facing ‘Existential Threat’

According to Gen. David Petraeus, Pakistan could be heading for a crisis that would shake the already volatile nation to its foundations if its leaders, including newly installed President Asif Ali Zardari, do not find a way to deal with the growing issue of militant violence.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008 READ MORE


Islamabad Marriott
AP photo / B.K. Bangash

Dozens Killed in Pakistan Hotel Bombing

At least 40 people were killed and scores more injured Saturday when a truck bomb detonated near the entrance of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan—a destination for Westerners and other visitors to the Pakistani capital city—as heads of state dined at the prime minister’s house nearby.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008 READ MORE


Pakistani police helmet
AP photo / Emilio Morenatti

Pakistan Blast Seen as Payback for Red Mosque Raid

Sunday’s explosion near Islamabad’s Melody Market is believed to be retaliation for last summer’s official crackdown on the nearby Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) mosque and seminary, according to Pakistan’s Daily Times. Nineteen people, most of them policemen, were killed in the blast.

Posted on Jul 7, 2008 READ MORE


Kabul bombing
AP photos / Pajhwok News Agency

Pakistani Militants Suspected in Kabul Bombing

Details have emerged about Monday’s deadly blast at the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, raising suspicion that the bombing was done by Pakistani militants associated with the Taliban. The fact that the Indian Embassy was targeted is one substantial indication, considering the long-standing conflict between India and Pakistan. The blast killed 41 and injured over 130.

Posted on Jul 7, 2008 READ MORE


Bomb Rips Through Afghan Mosque at Evening Prayer

A suicide bomber set off a deadly explosion near a mosque in a popular marketplace in Zaranj, Afghanistan, Thursday evening as men were gathering for prayer, killing 20 people and injuring about 30. 

Posted on Apr 17, 2008 READ MORE


Basra fighting
AP photo / Nabil al-Jurani

Oh, Right, There’s That Whole ‘War’ Thing

OK, John McCain, still “fine” with the U.S. staying in Iraq for another 100 years? And as for the Democratic presidential hopefuls, how does the whole troop withdrawal scenario change in light of the outbreak of heavy fighting in Basra this week? These are just a couple of the questions that couldn’t be more timely—or pressing—on the campaign trail this weekend.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008 READ MORE


Basra offensive
AP photo / Nabil al-Jurani

Iraqi Troops Step Up Fighting in Basra

Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched an offensive targeting Shiite militia groups in the southern city of Basra, where at least 30 deaths are reported to have occurred in the operation, as well as in other regions of the country.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008 READ MORE


sadr city
AP Photo / Karim Kadim

Baghdad Raid Kills 32, Sparks Protests

An overnight attack carried out by American and Iraqi forces against an alleged militant cell killed 32 people in Sadr City, U.S. military sources reported Wednesday.  The raid targeted members of the Mahdi Army militia believed to be smuggling weapons and working in tandem with Iranian militants against U.S. forces, but other sources claimed that women and children numbered among the dead.

Posted on Aug 8, 2007 READ MORE


Al-Qaida Blamed for Iraq Village Massacre

Iraqi officials are attributing the deaths of 29 people in Duwailiya, in Diyala province north of Baghdad, to al-Qaida militants who disguised themselves in military uniforms and surrounded the village before opening fire Tuesday on men, women and children.  This latest report follows other news of widespread violence as the U.S. troop “surge” continues.

Posted on Jul 17, 2007 READ MORE


Fatma Omar An-Najar
Hamas via AP

Grandmother Blows Herself Up in Gaza

It’s getting worse. The AP reports: “A 64-year-old Palestinian grandmother blew herself up near Israeli troops sweeping through northern Gaza on Thursday, and eight other Palestinians were killed in a day of clashes and rocket fire.”

Posted on Nov 24, 2006 READ MORE


Rubble
news.bbc.co.uk

Palestinians Form Human Shield

Israeli forces called off an air strike on a Palestinian militant’s home after hundreds of people formed a human shield around the building.  Militant leaders, impressed by the success of the tactic, have ordered it to be emulated throughout Gaza.

Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


Gaza Women
contrasto.it

U.N.: Gaza at the Breaking Point

Sealed borders, regular military incursions and poor quality of life have brought Gaza to the breaking point, a U.N. official has said.  Karen Abuzayd, head of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, also warned that current tactics for dealing with Gaza have failed to inspire a spirit of compromise among Palestinians, and instead foster anger and resentment.

Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


Images from a video CD produced by Al Qaeda are said to show Arab commanders training Afghan militants in Kunar province, Afghanistan
The New York Times

Pakistan’s Push in Border Areas Is Said to Falter

The war on terror bogs down in Al Qaeda’s base on the Pakistan border. | story

Posted on Jan 22, 2006 READ MORE


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