armyreal.com - Forums

Go Back   ArmyReal.com Forums > Army.com General Discussions > Current Events
User Name
Password

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #1  
Old 03-28-2009, 11:57 AM
Texas's Avatar
Texas Texas is offline
Major General
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,765
Default Pakistan army raid 'kills rebels'

Pakistan's army says troops backed by artillery and helicopter gunships have killed 26 militants in an attack near the Afghan border.
The army said the battle took place in Mohmand, North-West Frontier Province, said to be a hub for Taleban militants.
Earlier, Pakistan's president said his country would not allow use of its soil for terrorist activity.
It came after the US said elements in Pakistan's ISI military intelligence were still supporting the Taleban.
Adm Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a CNN interview on Friday night the ISI had links with militants on both Pakistan's borders with Afghanistan and India.
"Twenty-six insurgents have been killed during a successful operation by the security forces in the Sapri region of Mohmand district," the Frontier Corps said in a statement, reported by AFP news agency.
Mohmand is one of seven tribal districts in north-west Pakistan where government forces have been battling Taleban militants and insurgents linked to al-Qaeda for months.
Earlier on Saturday, the Taleban destroyed 12 parked trucks - laden with supplies for Nato personnel in Afghanistan - near the city of Peshawar, capital of North-West Frontier Province.
During heavy fighting with police, militants armed with rockets targeted the Farhad transport terminal - the latest in a series of attacks on goods bound for foreign forces over the border.
The battle came as families buried their dead a day after a suicide attack that killed at least 50 people at a packed mosque in North-West Frontier Province's Khyber tribal agency.
US President Barack Obama has thrust the Afghan-Pakistan border to the centre of his new strategy.
On Friday he warned that growing radical forces in Afghanistan and the boundary area in Pakistan posed the greatest threat to the American people and the world.
Mr Obama proposed a big spending programme on infrastructure projects, and said 4,000 extra troops would be sent to Afghanistan to train security forces.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai praised the US review for its focus on countering militant activity in Pakistan, a longstanding complaint of Mr Karzai's.
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari also welcomed Washington's new strategy in a speech to parliament in Islamabad on Saturday, calling it an endorsement of his own government's counter-extremism policy.
He also said his country would not allow anyone to violate its sovereignty, although he did not specifically criticise US missile attacks on Pakistani territory as he has done in the past.
Cross-border operations by US-led forces have angered Pakistani authorities in recent months.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	map.jpg
Views:	208
Size:	12.3 KB
ID:	421  
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 04-04-2009, 02:45 PM
Exo1's Avatar
Exo1 Exo1 is offline
General of the Armies
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ireland (Ex Irish Army)
Posts: 10,460
Default

Good stuff Tex, its a real issue Pakistan, dunno if you saw the Sky interview with the Pakistani politican, the Islamic scholor and that douche Choudry, the Fundamentalist Lawyer who speaks for Al Quada in the UK... man, his crap was really irrating... Pakistan will need Western Help as the Taliban is too engrained in its security and intelligence services.. Feckin Taliban are animals, and need to be hunted to the ends of the earth!!!....
__________________
"Barrel High, Powder Dry!"

"Illic est haud effrego ex Veneratio"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:42 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    
·Contact Us   ·Legal   ·Privacy   ·Link To Us    ·Advertise With Us    ·About Us    ·Site Map     
     Copyright 2004-2019 Activv, LLC. All rights reserved. Armyreal.com is a service provided by Activv.
This website is not affiliated, endorsed, authorized, or associated in any way with any government, military or country.