Chinook tragedy: Taliban acquisition of night vision technology probed

During the weekend, U.S. Special Operations troops were closing in on a secret Taliban summit thought to include a high-value commander in Afghanistan’s rugged Tangi Valley when they ran into an insurgent patrol that pinned them down. Before dawn on Saturday, members of the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six packed into a twin-rotor Chinook [...]

The bad guy has found a good host

Homa Sultani, member of the Afghan Parliament, has claimed Mullah Omar is her guest and lives in her home. This is not the first time she reveals her contacts with the one-eye fugitive Taliban leader. A few weeks ago she had claimed that Mullah Omar had given her a letter in which he had requested [...]

America demands Bangladesh extradite Taliban-trained militants

The United States has demanded extradition of Bangladesh-born militants who were recruited and trained by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina raised the issue Wednesday with the ruling Awami League’s central working committee. She also hinted at external pressure to hand over the suspects. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip [...]

Peace is not an option: US and Israel

The news about US working behind the scenes with the Karzai regime to strike a deal with Taliban rebels comes as no surprise, given that such contacts have been ongoing for a long time while all along Afghanistan’s lucrative heroin trade that helps finance the rebels. The real news is that Obama, who just a [...]

Use of girl child suicide bomber in Afghanistan causes outcry from UN

Hearing news of suicide bombers is no longer one of shock or dismay, as it has become an all too common mainstay of modern warfare.  The use of suicide bombers has dramatically increased since its modern beginnings in the 198o’s which saw an average of 4.7 attacks a year to 180 attacks a year in [...]

Pakistan cops thwart assassination plot targeting President Zardari

Pakistani police officers thwarted an assassination plot targeting President Asif Ali Zardari it was reported on Sunday in Islamabad. Police arrested eight suspected terrorists from Islamabad and Punjab provinces who are believed to have been plotting the assassination. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati [...]

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