Skip to comments.Pakistani forces in heavy clashes in S.Waziristan
Posted on 10/17/2009 10:07:45 PM PDT by rdl6989
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) Pakistani forces fought fierce battles with Taliban militants on Sunday, a day after launching a long-awaited offensive aimed at bringing the writ of state to lawless tribal lands on the Afghan border.
The offensive on the global Islamist hub of South Waziristan follows a string of brazen militant attacks in different parts of the country, including an assault on army headquarters, in which more than 150 people were killed.
About 28,000 soldiers are battling an estimated 10,000 hard-core Taliban, including about 1,000 tough Uzbek fighters and some Arab al Qaeda members, after surrounding militant territory and pushing in from three direction.
Heavy clashes erupted on Saturday as soldiers backed by aircraft and artillery encountered resistance, and four soldiers were killed and 12 wounded, the military said. There was no information about militant casualties.
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Hopefully we are ready to catch them as they are forced over the border.
I do not trust the Pakistani government/ISI.The ISI has a very big hand in the Pakistani government. Many of them are working for the Taliban and they are passing U.S. information to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda
ISI Director, Akhtar Abdur Rahman who was the architect of the Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union.He knows many in the Taliban and in Al-Qaeda