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Bin Laden Attacks Obama Policies

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3 Jun 09 | AJE

Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda leader, has accused Barack Obama, the U.S. president, of following the policy of his predecessor George Bush in “antagonising Muslims”.


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3 June 2009 at 3:38 pm

Pakistan Army Claims Control of Main Town in Swat Valley

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30 May 09 | NYT and AJE

The Taliban have fled the Pakistani army’s advance on the main town in the Swat Valley, delivering the military a strategic prize in its offensive against militants in the country’s northwest, commanders said Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

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30 May 2009 at 5:10 pm

U.S., Pakistan to Jointly Operate Drone Attacks

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13 May 09 | PTV

Pakistan’s military is planning to join hands with the U.S. in the controversial drone attacks against militants, which usually result in civilian casualties.


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13 May 2009 at 5:21 pm

Thousands Flee Fighting in Northwestern Pakistan

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9-10 May 09 | VOA News, AJE, AWC News, Raw Story, TOI, and AP

Taliban vow to ‘eliminate’ Pakistan’s top leadership as Zardari vows thousands more will die as civilians flee.


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10 May 2009 at 6:40 pm

Civilians Trapped in Swat Fighting

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9 May 09 | AJE

Pakistan’s army says it’s now engaged in a full-scale battle to root out Taliban fighters holed up in Swat Valley. And reports from Al Jazeera sources on the ground say the fighting is spreading. About one million civilians have made homeless by the conflict. Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman reports on the effort underway to help them. (3:00):

Tens of thousands of Pakistani civilians in the Swat valley have been trapped amid fighting between government forces and the Taliban. Read the rest of this entry »

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9 May 2009 at 3:40 pm

Pakistan ‘To Eliminate Militants’; Red Cross Warns of Refugee ‘Crisis’

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7 May 09 | BBC, LAT, NYT and FT

Pakistan’s PM says he has ordered the army to “eliminate militants and terrorists”, apparently referring to operations against the Taleban.


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7 May 2009 at 1:47 pm