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Pakistan Taliban Leader Sher Muhammad Qasab Arrested

DAWN.COM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ESHAWAR: Pakistan said soldiers Wednesday arrested a third man from a list of most-wanted Taliban commanders in the Swat valley that offered hundreds ...

Pakistani Forces Arrest Taliban Spokesman In Swat

Reuters | Zeeshan Haider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) �" Pakistani security forces have arrested the spokesman for the Taliban in the Swat valley, the military said, the first major ...

Majority Of Pakistan Swat IDPs Back Home

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: Around 90 per cent displaced people, out of the total, due to the operation in Swat, have so far returned to their homes....

Pakistan Military Accused Of Summary Executions After Dozens Of Bodies Found

The Guardian | Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's security forces are under pressure to hold an inquiry after being accused by human rights groups of summarily executing suspected militants...

In Waiting To Strike Taliban, Pakistan Committed Strategic Blunder

Ahsan Butt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahsan Butt

When the Taliban overstepped their bounds, both literally and metaphorically, it led to greater public support for aggressive action, and gave the civilian leadership badly needed political cover to order the latest military operation against the militants.

Battleground Lahore: Taliban in the City

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The insurgents that the Pakistani and U.S. forces are battling are various fronts of poor, largely uneducated men doing what their ancestors have done for centuries: defending the Pashtun way.

Pakistan Army Vows To Intensify Campaign Against Taliban

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pakistani military claims to have surrounded Mingora, the Swat valley's main city, seeking to wrest the area from Taliban fighters....

Taliban, Swat Outlook 'Pretty Bleak' For Pakistani Army

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's fight against the Taliban has a limited chance of success because of the army's inexperience and its refusal to accept help from the west, ...

Pakistani Taliban Want Control Beyond Swat: Sharif

The International News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's top opposition leader, former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, expressed concern Monday about a controversial peace deal with Islamist militan...

Zardari Agrees To Sharia Rule In Swat Valley

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's president has signed a regulation allowing the Taliban to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, in the country's northwestern Swat valley, a presi...

Taliban Denies Polio Vaccine To 300,000 Children

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Taliban militants in Pakistan's northern Swat Valley region are preventing UN officials from administering the Polio vaccine to hundreds of thousands ...

Taliban Destroy Girls' Education, Pakistan Is Powerless

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Jan 28 (IPS) - "My school was destroyed by (Pakistani) Taliban. I won't be able to go back to it," says Sumaira bibi, a grade 5 student from...