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Islamabad: Traders from Pakistan's North Waziristan have called off a week-long protest in Islamabad after the Army agreed to compensate them for ... The Army had launched operation "Zarb-e-Azb" in June 2014 against insurgent groups in the province, which included aerial bombings and land strikes.
Anwar had alleged that Naqeebullah was a Tehreek-i-Taliban militant, but the victim's family had disputed the claim, saying that the 27-year-old had no links with any militant organisation. In January, an inquiry team of senior police officers investigating the extrajudicial killing had found that the ...

PESHAWAR: The traders from North Waziristan, who left their businesses and shops due to launch of a military operation in 2014, say that after their return ... machinery they left in their shops as they had to evacuate on a short notice when operation Zarb-i-Azb was launched in June 2014 against militants. Waziristan
Pashteen is one of eight siblings from a family in South Waziristan, in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. When he was a child, his family fled home four times as clashes erupted between the Pakistani military and insurgents. His father, a schoolteacher, sent him to a military academy, far ... Militants Pashtuns
Many parts of the country, including Waziristan, on its porous border with Afghanistan, have turned into safe havens for militants and terror groups. ... This extends back several decades: In the 1980s, the US covertly sent about $5 billion to Pakistan to fund militant groups to help fight the Soviet occupation ... military war
WANA: The father of a former militant commander on Monday threatened to kill four local journalists from South Waziristan Agency. Anwar Ali Khan Lohar, the father of former militant commander Zafar Ali Lohar, issued the threat during a jirga of tribal elders of South Waziristan in Tank. The jirga ...

The investigation also shed light on a network of Syrian-trained Central Asian militants, which includes members of the TIP. The network appears to use ... 2010, the US thought it killed Abdul Haq al Turkistani, the emir of the TIP, in a drone strike in North Waziristan, Pakistan. Turkistani later re-emerged in a ...
Conscious that militant violence could cast a shadow over Chinese investment in a $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a crown jewel of China's Belt and Road initiative, the military has recently invested heavily in development of North and South Waziristan, troubled hubs of militant ...
Arab and Central Asian militants on the run from Afghanistan sought refuge in Waziristan. In the summer of 2002, the Pakistani military started operations against the militants. Anger over these operations radicalized young men in the area, who flocked to join militant groups. My father worried that I would ...
The town is the administrative centre of the northern half of Waziristan, a lawless region once controlled by jihadists that Barack Obama called “the most dangerous place in the world”. But Pakistan's army, which fought a 22-month campaign from 2014 to evict militants from North Waziristan, is trying to ...
North Waziristan, one of the seven tribal agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, was a hotbed for local and international terrorist groups prior to 2014. In June of that year, the Pakistan Army launched Zarb-e-Azb, a military assault to drive out militants. A large number of families were displaced and forced to ...
He said he started writing poetry after the terrorist attack, thinking he needed to do something for the country, and for the people of Waziristan. ... area in 2009, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants ruled South Waziristan and parts of adjoining districts with an iron fist, banning all musical expression ...
In June 2014, Islamabad unleashed all its military might on North Waziristan, where myriad Islamist militant groups had run a de facto jihadist state for more than a decade. His upbeat ... It's true that most militants fled Zarb-e Azab, and they no longer control territories in North Waziristan. But more than 1 ...
The commander's death is a blow to the militant group that has been responsible for deadly suicide bombings and terrorist attacks in Pakistan for over a ... hiding in Khost Province of Afghanistan after the Pakistani Army launched an offensive in 2014 against local and foreign militants in North Waziristan.
Two separate US drone strikes struck a militant compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan and a vehicle in Afghanistan, killing 11 militants, mostly from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, officials said Friday. Seven militants were killed in the first strike Thursday in the Pakistani border ... drone strikes
Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives against militants along the country's northwestern border, but militant groups have continued to carry out deadly attacks. On December 5, at least six people were killed in a roadside-bomb blast in North Waziristan. Pakistani Soldiers Waziristan
WANA: Around 135 reformed militants, who were imparted various technical skills, were given certificates at a ceremony held in South Waziristan Agency here on Monday. Inspector General of Frontier Corps (IG FC) Major General Abid Latif was the chief guest and gave away the certificates. They ...
The Mehsud homeland in FATA's South Waziristan tribal district has been the epicenter of a complicated Taliban insurgency since 2004. ... place, but his comments have been interpreted by Pashtun protesters as backing their claims that Islamabad used their homeland as a sanctuary for militant groups.
File Photo: Indian army soldiers stand guard outside an army camp after suspected militants attacked the camp, in Jammu, February 10, 2018. ... Five Indian soldiers and a civilian have been killed so far in Saturday's militant attack on an army camp in Jammu Kashmir, police said Sunday. In a statement ...
Meaning that in fencing the Af-Pak border we are effectively prioritising the recognition of the Durand Line above going after remnant militant ... Indeed we would like clarification on the latter given the ongoing controversy regarding the question of landmines having been planted in South Waziristan.
Sajna also had serious differences with the current TTP chief Fazlullah but some 18 months ago they settled all their differences and after it Fazlullah appointed him as the TTP's deputy amir and head of TTP South Waziristan. This event was highly appreciated by militants as it multiplied Fazlullah's strength.
Two separate US drone strikes struck a militant compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan and a vehicle in Afghanistan, killing 11 militants, mostly from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, officials said Friday. Seven militants were killed in the first strike Thursday in the Pakistani border village ...
Police claimed that the deceased was a militant affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) but it was later found to be a staged encounter led by Rao, in which the aspiring model Naqeebullah and three others were killed. The killing of Naqeebullah, 27, a South Waziristan resident and ...
PESHAWAR: Pakistani officials and police on Wednesday said two missiles fired from a US drone have struck a home near the Afghan border, killing two militants from the Haqqani network. Local police chief Ameer Zaman Khan said that strike took place in Dapa Mamuzai village near Kurram tribal region.
The committee found that Naqeeb had a shop in Sohrab Goth area in North Waziristan and was looking for a career in modelling and acting. ... Naqeeb and three other militants were gunned down by a raiding party led by Anwar on January 13 on the outskirts of Karachi with the police claiming that they ...
On 13 January, news of a police encounter was reported and pictures of the militants killed was released. One of them resembled Naqeeb ... Naqeeb moved from his birth place Makeen, Razmak, South Waziristan when the area was undergoing military operations in 2008-09. From here, he moved to Hub ...
Samreen Khan Wazir of South Waziristan, once a hotbed of militants, reiterates that the cultural, traditional and social practices have kept women vulnerable. “Tribal traditions have not only restricted and excluded them from decision-making at the domestic level, but also limited their access to education,” ...
Friday's decision by Mian Saqib Nisar comes about a week after police in Karachi killed Naqeeb Ullah, claiming he was linked to Taliban insurgents. Ullah hailed from the South Waziristan tribal region, once a Taliban stronghold. Ullah's relatives deny he was in the Taliban and say they want justice.
This is the front line of Pakistan's anti-terrorism operations. The Afghan border is just 20km away. Around 2008, insurgents from al-Qaida and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan controlled some 30% of North Waziristan. But large numbers of militants have fled or been killed since the army began weeding them out ...
Nisar's ruling comes about a week after police in the port city of Karachi killed Naqeebullah, claiming he was linked to Taliban insurgents. ... Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Friday confirmed death sentences by military court rulings for 10 militants over their involvement in a series of attacks against security forces, ...
Muhammad Khan, the father of Naqeeb, said his son was neither criminal-minded nor had ties with the Taliban or any other militant outfit. ... are being given a special Watan Card, an additional document to go to Waziristan, by the security forces, which means the card holder has no links to militants, but ...
Mian Saqib Nisar's ruling comes about a week after police in the port city of Karachi killed Naqeeb Ullah, claiming he was linked to Taliban insurgents. Naqeeb hailed from the South Waziristan tribal region, once a Taliban stronghold. Naqeeb's relatives deny he was a Taliban member and are demanding ...
FILE: A man who was injured in a landmine blast in South Waziristan, receives medical treatment at local hospital in Dera Ismail Khan in December 2017. ... Over the past 16 years, hundreds of thousands of Mehsud civilians have paid a heavy price as militants killed tribal leaders and targeted civilians ...
According to the police officer, Naqeebulah was born on January 1, 1991, in a village of South Waziristan's Makeen tehsil. ... killed a Frontier Constabulary (FC) Subedar, Muhammad Alam, because they suspected him to be an 'informer' against TTP militants.
SHABQADAR: Despite allegations from Washington that Islamabad has not acted against militants in the tribal belt, a report on the situation in the tribal belt ... the military had launched a massive operation, codenamed Zarb-e-Azb, in June 2014 to evict terrorist from their entrenchments in North Waziristan.
The Mehsud chapter of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) recently released a book that corroborates law enforcement and security agencies' claims of dismantling the banned organisation's network in Karachi by killing most of its militants. Titled 'Inqilab-e-Mehsud', the 588-page book was authored by ...
In December 2017 an army second lieutenant Abdul Moeed and sepoy Basharat were killed in North Waziristan agency when militants opened fire on ... the warlords and cleared the Agency after two years of hard battling , As army is busy in border fencing in FATA to stop the movement of the insurgent ...
The administration of Barack Obama froze aid to Pakistan several times for the same reason—the generals' refusal to crack down on the militants, ... a jihadist network founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani, a former anti-Soviet commander who is based in the Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan (see map).
In Pakistan, Operation Rah-e-Nijat established the government's writ over 6,619 square kms of South Waziristan. Operation Zarb-e-Azb established the government's writ over 4,707 square kms of North Waziristan. ... Our narrative is that there is no organised militant infrastructure on Pakistani territory.
The militant groups allegedly operate out of Pakistani territory and conduct attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. ... counterterrorism operations in the Waziristan region had been a major irritant in relations with the U.S. The area was believed to be a training ground for Taliban and Haqqani militants.
A wanted militant, identified as Zahir Shah, was also reportedly present there. The terrorists had opened fire and lobbed a hand-grenade at the security personnel which resulted in the martyrdom of Maj Ishaq, a police official had told Dawn, adding that the militants ran away after firing. On Thursday, Shah ...
Pakistan's 2014 movement against militants in north Waziristan pushed some back into Afghanistan. As an RFE/RL analysis from 2015 notes, some may have fled into Badakhshan, though the route is not simple: either crossing through Afghanistan or via Pakistan's Chitral. In April 2015, 18 Afghan soldiers ...
Government administrator Kamran Afridi said the December 24 blast took place in the village of Ghulam Khan in North Waziristan, one of the country's seven semiautonomous tribal areas where the military has been battling Islamist militants, including the Pakistani Taliban. The soldiers from the paramilitary ...
The sources said the arrested militants are locals and audio and video evidence has also been shared with the local elders. The sources said the security forces are committed to ensure law and order in North Waziristan at all costs. They said no one will be allowed to disturb peaceful environment of the ...
Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives against militants along the country's northwestern border, but militant groups have continued to carry out deadly attacks. On December 5, at least six people were killed in a roadside-bomb blast in North Waziristan.
There were clear signs that Pakistan has made progress in countering terrorism in North Waziristan, but also good reason to believe that a less positive ... highlights the broader disagreements between the United States and Pakistan over the latter's support for militants, a divide that has widened with the ...
The candidates and three bystanders were killed in the attack. On October 9, in the first major incident in North Waziristan agency's Razmak subdivision since the army launched Zarb-i-Azb military operation in June 2014, three soldiers were martyred and seven others injured when attackers opened fire on ...
DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA: Reacting to the killing of a youth from South Waziristan Agency, enraged mob stormed the offices of an alleged militant group and set on fire ... About a year ago, it was reported that the militants had opened offices in Dera Ismail Khan and Tank districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the tribal areas — particularly South Waziristan, where Mr. Mehsud was from, and North Waziristan — became a ... Pashtuns in the tribal areas suffered both from militant attacks and from crackdowns by the army, and those who fled to other parts of Pakistan — like ...


 

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