Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pakistan Launches Strike At Taliban Hideouts

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier mans a bunker in Pakistan's tribal
area of Khyber near Peshawar on Saturday, June 28, 2008.

From Yahoo News:

KHYBER AGENCY, Pakistan - Pakistani forces bombarded suspected militant hideouts with mortar shells Saturday as the government launched a major offensive against Taliban fighters threatening the main city in the country's volatile northwest, officials said.

The offensive in the Khyber tribal region marked the first major military action Pakistan's newly elected government has taken against the militants operating in the tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.

The government had said it preferred to try to defuse tension with the groups through negotiations, but with threats by Islamic militants to the city of Peshawar growing in recent weeks, the military decided to take action.

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News On Pakistan From Other Sources:
Full Coverage on Pakistan -- Yahoo News
Taliban Imperil Pakistani City, a Major Hub -- New York Times
Pakistan army attacks militants -- BBC
Pakistan launches offensive against Taliban -- International Herald Tribune
Paramilitary, commandos deployed to protect Peshawar from Taliban -- Daily Times
Pakistan Launches Strike Against Taliban -- CBS News
Taliban bring vigilante law to Peshawar -- Daily Times
Major Activities In Pakistan And Afghanistan -- Strata-Sphere
Taliban Holds Gruesome Public Slaughter in Pakistan -- Gateway Pundit

My Comment: The Pakistani Government does not have the resources nor the will to openly confront the Taliban and defeat them. This battle is going to end as a stalemate.

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