Monday, June 30, 2008

Pakistan -- War News Updates For June 30, 2008

Pakistani paramilitary forces enter the rebel stronghold of Bara in the Khyber
region near Peshawar. Authorities said mopping-up operations were continuing.

From The Christian Science Monitor:

In a switch from its efforts to negotiate, the three-month-old government launched an offensive in the North West Frontier Province amid a growing threat to a major city.

New Delhi - Pakistan's paramilitary forces launched a decisive offensive against Islamic militants encircling the strategically important city of Peshawar over the weekend – an indication that the new government is turning to military action after focusing, until now, on negotiation.

Troops from the Frontier Corps bolstered by tanks, armored personnel carriers, and helicopters cleared militants from the mountainous Khyber tribal area just outside Peshawar on Saturday in the first major military operation since Pakistan's new government came to power in March.

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More news On Pakistan:
Pakistani operation against militants raises questions -- LA Times
Pakistani offensive forces Taliban to flee Peshawar -- The Independent
Troops Take Control In Pakistan's North -- Washington Post
Pakistan launches attack on Taliban -- The Australian
Three top US agencies involved in Waziristan operations: New Yorker -- Daily Times
'Khyber military operation all hype no substance' -- Daily Times
Amid Policy Disputes, Qaeda Grows in Pakistan -- International Herald Tribune
Taliban ousted from Khyber Pass -- The Telegraph
Explosion kills at least 5 at militant compound in Pakistan -- International Herald Tribune
Mystery blast kills 8 at Pakistan militant base -- Yahoo News
Taliban Destroy Delusions Of “Negotiated Peace” Inside Pakistan Government -- Strata-Sphere

My Comment: This is a half-hearted attempt to quell the uprisings that are happening in this region. How I know ..... warnings were given before the attacks. There is no preparation for holding ground. Troop strengths are at "bottom of the barrel levels".

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