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Pentagon Calls Taliban 'Resilient,' Says Afghan Insurgency Will Expand

Post by yunowu on Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:53 pm

By Al Pessin
Pentagon
27 June 2008

In its first formal report on the situation in Afghanistan, the U.S. Defense Department says the Taliban is "a resilient insurgency" and is expected to expand its challenges to the Afghan government. VOA's Al Pessin reports from the Pentagon....

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-06-27-voa62.cfm

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Gates Calls for Better Security on Pakistan-Afghanistan Border, Welcomes Pakistani Initiative

Post by yunowu on Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:54 pm

By Al Pessin
Washington
26 June 2008

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has expressed concern about the continuing ease with which insurgents based in Pakistan are able to cross into Afghanistan, and welcomed the plan the Pakistani government announced Wednesday to try to change the situation. VOA's Al Pessin reports from the Pentagon....

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-06-26-voa64.cfm

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Pakistan Pitches For Iran-India-Pakistan Gas Pipeline

Post by yunowu on Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:58 pm

By Anjana Pasricha
New Delhi
27 June 2008
Pakistan's foreign minister, on a visit to India, has urged India to move ahead with a gas pipeline project that will carry gas from Iran to India via Pakistan. As Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi, the visit comes as both countries try to give a boost to a slow-moving peace process....

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-06-27-voa26.cfm

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Pakistani Forces Attack Taliban Near Peshawar

Post by yunowu on Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:23 am

By VOA News
28 June 2008

The Pakistani military has launched a new offensive against Taliban militants near the northern city of Peshawar, prompting a leading Taliban commander to temporarily call off peace talks with the government...

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-06-28-voa2.cfm

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NATO, Pakistani Troops Coordinate Attacks to Fight Militants on Afghan-Pakistani Border

Post by yunowu on Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:54 pm

By VOA News
01 July 2008

NATO says its forces, in coordination with the Pakistani military, have beaten back a militant attack on a NATO post in Afghanistan.

A statement from NATO's International Security Assistance Force said Tuesday that fighting erupted Monday night in Afghanistan's Khost province....

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-01-voa21.cfm

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Pakistani Troops Destroy Militants' Base in Khyber District

Post by yunowu on Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:57 pm

By VOA News
01 July 2008

Pakistani officials say their forces have destroyed a key militant compound in an effort to clear insurgents from the northwestern Khyber tribal district....

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-01-voa47.cfm

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US Envoy: Washington Supports Pakistan's Talks With Tribal Leaders, Not Taliban Commander

Post by yunowu on Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:57 am

By VOA News
02 July 2008

A senior U.S. diplomat says Washington supports Pakistan's talks with tribal leaders, but does not approve of negotiations with the country's top Taliban commander....


http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-02-voa14.cfm

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Bush says US Deaths in Afghanistan Are From 'Taking the Fight' to Taliban

Post by yunowu on Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:12 am

By Robert Raffaele
Washington
03 July 2008

U.S. President George Bush acknowledged Wednesday that U.S. and NATO troops are in a tough fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan. During a brief appearance before reporters at the White House, he was asked about increased casualties there. He also outlined goals for his final G8 summit. VOA's Robert Raffaele has the story...

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-03-voa13.cfm

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Instability, Uncertainty, Fuel Pakistan, Afghan Attacks

Post by yunowu on Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:51 pm

By Gary Thomas
Washington
08 July 2008

Suicide bombings have risen sharply in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the past year, even in the capital cities. Embassies, hotels, military convoys, and markets have been among the targets of attacks. As VOA Correspondent Gary Thomas reports, lackluster governance and political uncertainty in both Pakistan and Afghanistan are seen as furthering the violence.
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-08-voa51.cfm

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US Moves Aircraft Carrier to Support Afghan Operation

Post by yunowu on Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:56 pm

By VOA News
08 July 2008

The U.S. military has moved an aircraft carrier from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea to further support its operations in Afghanistan...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-08-voa44.cfm

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Afghan Officials Blame Foreign Intelligence Agency for India Embassy Attack

Post by yunowu on Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:15 pm

By VOA News
08 July 2008

Afghan officials say they have evidence a foreign intelligence agency was involved in Monday's attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul.

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-08-voa9.cfm

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Authorities, Tribal Leaders Sign Peace Pact in Northwest Pakistan

Post by yunowu on Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:08 pm

By VOA News
09 July 2008

Authorities and tribal leaders in northwest Pakistan have reached a peace agreement, after a two-week military operation to clear militants from the area...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-09-voa49.cfm

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Afghanistan's 'sons of the soil' rise up

Post by yunowu on Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:46 am

With the Taliban proving increasingly difficult to defeat militarily, and with the Western coalition reluctant to negotiate with any Taliban or al-Qaeda radicals, an uneasy stalemate has been reached in Afghanistan. Pakistan sees this as an opportunity to regain its position as a key player in the affairs of its neighbor by elevating moderate "sons of the soil" Taliban as the people to negotiate with. This is already happening in Pakistan's tribal areas. - Syed Saleem Shahzad (Jul 11, '08)
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/JG12Df01.html

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Heavy Fighting in Afghanistan Kills 9 Americans, Many Insurgents

Post by yunowu on Sun Jul 13, 2008 3:50 pm

By VOA News
13 July 2008
Western officials in Kabul say heavy fighting in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan has killed nine American soldiers and a large number of Taliban militants...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-13-voa26.cfm

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Pakistani Military Disputes Circumstances of Recent US Airstrike

Post by yunowu on Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:23 pm

By VOA News
17 July 2008
Pakistan disputes U.S. media reports that Washington did not have the coordinates of a Pakistani border checkpoint where 11 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a recent U.S. airstrike...
http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-07-17-voa41.cfm

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