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2008-10-03 01:00:00

By Kim Sengupta New approach tackles 'severe threat' of attacks by funding monitoring network BRITAIN'S SECURITY agencies are fighting a covert war in cyberspace against extremist Islamist internet sites as part of a new anti-terrorist strategy, senior Whitehall officials have revealed. As well running its own sites, the Government gives material support to groups that monitor and combat jihadist material on the web in an attempt to prevent indoctrination of young Muslims. The scheme is...

2008-09-28 12:00:10

By Asif Shahzad Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The prime minister insisted Saturday that Pakistanis are increasingly supporting military action against Islamic extremists, while authorities reported that an offensive in a northwestern tribal area killed 16 more suspected militants. The combat in Bajur -- where a top official said militants have been forcing families to give up their sons to fight -- came as police said they had launched a crackdown on militants on the outskirts...

2008-09-27 12:00:28

By Chris Brummitt Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan sought to reassure Washington on Friday that it remained an ally in fighting terrorism, but it also warned the U.S. to stay out of Pakistani territory while hunting down militants along the volatile border with Afghanistan. Emphasizing that it doesn't need American firepower, a Pakistani general said an offensive along the frontier has killed more than 1,000 militants and predicted the region would be "stabilized" within...

2008-09-27 06:00:13

Text of article in Dari entitled "Pakistan acts, America does not respond" by Afghan independent secular daily newspaper Hasht-e Sobh on 25 September The crash of an unmanned US drone in Pakistan's tribal areas makes it clear enough that Pakistan will not allow American forces to continue operations against al-Qa'idah and Taleban in those areas. Meanwhile, Pakistani forces have not accepted the responsibility of bringing down the drone; American sources have also denied having information...

2008-09-26 18:00:04

By CHRIS HUGHES TWO massive lorry bombs are primed to cause more carnage in Pakistan in the wake of the Marriott Hotel attack. Intelligence chiefs in Britain and America have been told al- Qaeda is planning more outrages in the capital Islamabad. Pakistani security forces are desperately trying to find the trucks, which are thought to be ready and waiting. A UK intelligence source said: "There is credible information that two lorries have been set up as bombs. It is believed they...

2008-09-26 09:00:10

U.S. and Pakistani forces exchanged gunfire touched off by Pakistani troops firing on U.S. helicopters near the Pakistani-Afghan border, officials said. Pakistani officials said the two Kiowa OH-58 reconnaissance helicopters entered Pakistan's tribal regions, which the Pentagon denied, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. No casualties were reported. After forces from a Pakistani outpost fired on the aircraft, a small-arms fight ensued when a ground unit of U.S. and Afghan troops...

2008-09-26 09:00:10

By Jason Straziuso and Fisnik Abrashi Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Pakistani soldiers fired at American reconnaissance helicopters that were escorting Afghan and U.S. ground troops along the volatile border Thursday, sparking a five- minute ground battle between the countries, which have been allies in the war on terrorism, officials said. Attempting to play down the incident -- the first serious exchange with Pakistani forces acknowledged by the U.S. -- Pakistan's president...

2008-09-24 15:00:22

Pakistani officials said Wednesday they have found the wreckage of a downed U.S. drone inside the country, but U.S. officials denied the report. Pakistani security forces said the wreckage was found Tuesday night at a village in the border region of South Waziristan, a northwestern tribal area known as a staging area for al-Qaida and Taliban attacks inside neighboring Afghanistan, CNN reported. U.S. officials disputed the drone report, however. "We have had queries both yesterday and...

2008-09-24 09:00:09

The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani soldiers and tribesm en shot down a suspected U.S. military drone close to the Afghan border Tuesday night, three intelligence officials said. If verified, it apparently would be the first time a pilotless aircraft was brought down over Pakistan and likely would add to tensions between Washington and Islamabad over recent U.S. cross- border incursions into the country's lawless tribal regions. The three officials said the aircraft...

2008-09-24 00:00:13

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's top leaders were to dine at the Marriott hotel devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend, but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior official said Monday. A hotel official, however, denied there were any plans for a government dinner.The attack that killed 53 people - including the Czech ambassador and two U.S. Defense Department employees - and wounded hundreds came at a time of strains in the U.S.-Pakistani...


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