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 Waziristan insurgents

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Pakistan's military and intelligence have used militant groups to ... military launched operations against militants in areas like South Waziristan.
Peshawar, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police say militants riding on motorcycles have shot and killed a junior police officer in an attack in the ...
Since the militant attack on Pakistan's military unit was carried out ... All nine militants were killed in the attack and one Pakistani soldier also lost his life. ... in North Waziristan in an American drone attack in November 2013.
... him to North Waziristan for further tutelage under militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri, who spearheaded al Qaeda's operations in Europe.
Waziristan is where most of their bases still are. ... It reflects a more aggressive approach on the part of the insurgents, particularly in ... Second, it is the junction of a number of smaller roads - and insurgent routes, including ...
Official: Joint US-Afghan Operation Kills 2 Top insurgents ... The two men who were killed were identified by Ayaz and militants with the Tehrik-e-Taliban ... Mehsud is a tribe that lives in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal areas.
Official: Joint US-Afghan operation kills 2 top insurgents ... The two men who were killed were identified by Ayaz and militants with the Tehrik-e-Taliban ... Mehsud is a tribe that lives in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal areas.
Peshawar: The final phase of the repatriation of South Waziristan ... operation against militants in Mehsud area of South Waziristan in 2009.
The militants use Pakistan's rugged tribal regions as sanctuary to ... the ability of some militant groups to use North Waziristan and the FATA as ...
"Pakistan remained an important counterterrorism partner in 2016, continued military offensive in North Waziristan further degraded the group's ...
Lahore: law enforcement agencies (LEAs) arrested six militants, ... wanted militant Mujeebur Rehman, of North Waziristan, at Chashma ...
Today's strikes come a day after the military said it had eliminated at least 65 militants on Monday in air raids conducted in North Waziristan and ...
North Waziristan: At least four people were killed in a drone ... On January 15, as many as seven suspected militants were killed, and five ...
WASHINGTON: The United States affirmed on Wednesday Pakistan's claim that the military operation in North Waziristan had disrupted ...
"insurgents have used FATA to train and recruit fighters, challenging the writ of the state. In the process, Pakistan has lost approximately 60,000 civilians and martyred soldiers.
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's newly appointed army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa is seen during the handover ceremony in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, November 29, 2016.
Islamabad: It was within the radius of a few kilometers from the military headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi that a small cell of militants established a hideout for what could have been a devastating attack. The plan seemed to ... In its ...
WASHINGTON - A Pakistani militant who planned a devastating truck bomb attack on a hotel in Islamabad in 2008 - which left two members of the U.S.
"The Pakistani Taliban, formally known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, are part of a loose and increasingly divided umbrella organization that once represented roughly 30 groups of militants. The organization was officially founded in 2007 by a prominent ...
WASHINGTON - A Pakistani militant who planned a devastating truck bomb attack on a hotel in Islamabad in 2008 - which left two members of the US military and about 50 others dead - was killed in recent days by a US drone strike in Afghanistan, the ...
North Waziristan was once home to the notorious Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and many foreign fighters but militants fled the area after an operation was carried out. The repatriation of temporarily displaced persons took place following clearance ...
For a start, it's not even clear that either the military or the civilian government are serious about reining in militants. By F.M. Shakil Peshawar, March 26, 2017 6:00 AM ... As militant activities in Pakistan fell to a bare minimum, people heaved a ...
WASHINGTON - A Pakistani militant who planned a devastating truck bomb attack on a hotel in Islamabad in 2008 - which left two members of the American military and dozens of others dead - was killed in recent days by an American drone strike in ...
The most prominent operations were the one in Swat, Rah-e-Nijat of South Waziristan, Zarb-e-Azb of North Waziristan, and Khyber I and II respectively against different Pakistani and foreign militants. Due to these operations more than three million ...
As the Operation Raddul Fasaad was progressing four men in uniform including a major of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom in clashes with the insurgents in volatile Orakzai and South Waziristan agencies Wednesday morning. The retaliatory fire by ...
Five suspected militants, including a 'high-value' target of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) identified as 'Duran', were killed in an intelligence-based operation carried out by security forces in the Kalaya area of Orakzai Agency early Wednesday ...
More than 30 militants, including an alleged al-Qaeda linked commander were killed in U.S. drone airstrikes in southeastern Paktika Province late Sunday, according to a regional governor and local media outlets Monday.
Dera Ismail Khan: A US drone attack on a car killed an al Qaeda 'commander', a Taliban trainer and two other militants in Afghanistan's Paktika province near the border with Pakistan. Security sources told Dawn on Monday that the US fired two missiles ...
Peshawar: The Fata disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has claimed that 90 per cent of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have safely returned to their homes, and only 10 per cent of people from North and South Waziristan agencies are living in other ...
soldiers patrol at an empty bazaar during a military operation against Taliban militants in the main town of Miramshah in North Waziristan on July 9, 2014. PHOTO: ... This operation targeted militant hideouts in North Waziristan and along the Afghan ...
According to the leaked report, the worst part was the proposal in the memo which read: "The government will allow the US to propose names of officials to investigate bin Laden's presence in Pakistan, facilitate American attempts to target militants ...
Two personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) laid down their lives as suspected militants from across the Pakistan-Afghan border reportedly attempted to attack a checkpost in Khyber Agency early Friday, DawnNews reported, quoting the military's ...
Two personnel of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) laid down their lives as suspected militants from across the Pakistan-Afghan border reportedly attempted to attack a checkpost in Khyber Agency early Friday, DawnNews reported, quoting the military's ...
The mountainous, semiautonomous region, including North Waziristan, was controlled by militant groups such as the Taliban, which prohibited polio vaccinations.
The displacement of civilians from tribal area began from Bajaur Agency when security forces launched the Sher Dil (lion's heart) operation against militants there in August 2008. Lawlessness and military operations forced millions of Fata people to ...
In her petition, Samreen Wazir of South Waziristan Agency states that there is little possibility of rehabilitation of all TDPs to their homes during the two-month-long headcount exercise.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, second from right, stands with military leaders while watching military exercises in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Nov. 16, 2016.
Furthermore, the difference of Ethnicity and language between the predominantly Punjabi establishment and the Pashtun insurgents has further exacerbated the problem, and the militants do find a level of popular support among the rural and tribal masses ...
But when Taliban and al Qaeda militants flooded over the Afghan border after the US-led invasion in 2001, that hands-off approach helped North Waziristan become a terrorist safe haven. Not only did locals respect the militants' piety and fighting ...
She'd been dressing as a boy for a while - partly because it felt natural to her, and partly because it allowed her rights that were denied to girls where she grew up, in a Taliban-held tribal region of Pakistan called Waziristan. As a boy, Maria was ...
Islamabad's position is that it no longer distinguishes between the good and bad militants and the current military operation has targeted all terrorists without discrimination.
Along with the military trials, Pakistani forces have also carried out several military operations against militants in lawless tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, including a major push that began in mid-2014 in North Waziristan, a militant base ...
Nicholson said that these fighters were forced out of Pakistan by the Zarb-e-Azb military operation, which started in 2014, in an effort to wipe out armed groups and their bases in the North Waziristan tribal area. He added that many ISIL fighters in ...
Along with military trials, Pakistani forces have carried out several military operations against militants in lawless tribal regions bordering Afghanistan, including a major push that began in mid-2014 in North Waziristan, a militant base. Militants ...
At this pace they should solve the problem of terrorism in Pakistan in no time - the same way they 'eradicated' it from North Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and FATA through 'Zarb-e-Azb'. Or did they? Of course, Pakistan's ... The bigger joke now is ...
For over a decade the inaccessible and mountainous tribal area of North Waziristan was home to a swirling array of violent jihadists.
They also received information that the banned militant outfit was planning a 'major terror act' in Karachi after the recent arrest of two LJ militants, Asim 'Capri' and Ishaq 'Bobby', in the murder case of famed Qawwal Amjad Sabri and the conviction ...
Coupled with 'consolidating the gains of all past/present military operations against militants' Operation Raddul Fasaad is said to be the culmination of a series of military offensives - started with the launch of Operation Rah-e-Rast against ...


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