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2008-10-04 12:00:07

By Associated Press DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan -- a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden. Two missiles believed to have been fired from...

2008-10-03 15:00:08

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 3 October [Presenter] A military report by Spanish intelligence has accused Pakistan's military intelligence of supporting terrorists. The report released by Cadena Ser radio of Spain says the ISI [Pakistan's inter-services-intelligence] is helping terrorists in finding access to explosives and sends them to Afghanistan to kill government leaders and personalities. Tamim Hamid with a report about this issue. [Correspondent] The release of...

2008-10-02 09:00:10

The Associated Press MADRID, Spain Western intelligence agencies have long suspected that elements of Pakistan's spy service have aided the Taliban in Afghanistan, but a Spanish government report leaked to the media appears to be the first published assessment that spells out such cooperation . The August 2005 report says Pakistan's shadowy Inter-Services Intelligence agency helped the Taliban procure roadside bombs and may even have provided training and intelligence to the Taliban in...

2008-10-02 06:00:17

Text of report by Pakistan's private television channel Geo News website on 2 October Washington: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Wednesday [1October] that his country was being made a "scapegoat" for the international failure to contain insurgent violence in neighbouring Afghanistan. He insisted that Pakistan was confronting Al-Qa'idah and Taleban militant activity on its side of the border, which Washington has said was being used as a staging ground for terror...

2008-10-02 00:00:06

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's army chief named a general considered a hawk in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban to head the country's powerful spy agency, asserting his control at a time of U.S. concern that rogue operatives are aiding Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha oversaw military offensives against militants in the lawless border regions with Afghanistan in his most recent job as director general of military...

2008-10-01 21:00:06

By Chris Brummitt ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army chief named a general considered a hawk in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban to head the country's powerful spy agency, asserting his control at a time of U.S. concern that rogue operatives are aiding Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha oversaw military offensives against militants in the lawless border regions with Afghanistan in his most recent job as director general of military operations....

2008-09-28 06:00:15

Text of report by Afghan Taleban Voice of Jihad website on 28 September [Taleban spokesman] Zabihollah Mojahed: A fuel tanker belonging to the foreign forces was blown up by a mine planted by the mojahedin of the Islamic Emirate near the centre of Musahi District of Kabul Province at 0910 [local time] this morning. The tanker caught fire in the explosion and its driver was killed instantly. It is worth mentioning that a police pickup vehicle was blown up by a similar mine in this...

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Kandahar 27, September: The commander of border police contingent in Spin Boldak District of Kandahar Province, Gen Abdol Razaq, told AIP that armed Taleban had planted remote-control mines on Spin Boldak-Arghestan road to blow up police patrol vehicle today morning, but the mines did not explode. He said that the police attacked the Taleban and as result of this two Taleban were killed. The border police...

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...

2008-09-27 00:00:14

By The Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Pakistani troops fired at American reconnaissance helicopters near the Afghan-Pakistan border Thursday, and ground troops then exchanged fire, the U.S. military said.No injuries were reported, but the incident heightened tensions as the U.S. steps up cross-border operations in a volatile region known as a haven for Taliban and al-Qaida militants.Two American OH-58 reconnaissance helicopters, known as Kiowas, were on a routine afternoon...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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