Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pakistan Suspends Military Operations In Its Frontier Regions

Supporters of Jamiat Ulama Islam (JUI) attend a protest rally against operation in the tribal area at the Pakistan-Afghan border town of Chaman, August 29, 2008. (Saeed Ali Achakzai/Reuters)

Pakistan Halts Fighting For Ramadan -- Al Jazeera

Pakistan has announced a suspension of military operations against fighters in the tribal regions during the month of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.

But a senior official said on Saturday that security forces would respond if attacked.

Rehman Malik, an interior ministry official, said that security forces would suspend operations from Sunday night for the month of Ramadan, which ends at the beginning of October.

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More News On Pakistan's Suspension Of Military Operations

Pakistan to suspend military strikes for Ramadan -- Yahoo News/AP
Pakistan halts military operations in northwest -- Yahoo News/AFP
Pakistan suspends offensive for Ramadan -- CNN
Pakistani Government Suspends Military Operations for Ramadan -- Voice Of America

My Comments: This gives the Taliban and their allies to regroup and to plan for the next offensive. This suspension of military operations because of religious reasons will only create more conflict and suffering next month.

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