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  • Taliban leaders flee as marines hit stronghold

    02/14/2010 9:55:09 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 12 replies · 718+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | February 14, 2010 | Marie Colvin
    American marines landed by helicopter in a pre-dawn assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marjah, seizing two central shopping bazaars and firing rockets at Taliban fighters who attacked from mud-walled compounds. As the marines secured their first objective, a jumble of buildings at the centre of the farming town, thousands of soldiers moved in on foot. Harrier jets called in by the marines fired heavy-calibre machineguns at the Taliban. Fighting continued for hours, according to an embedded correspondent. Cobra gunships unleashed Hellfire missiles into bunkers and tunnels. By nightfall, marines appeared to be in control of the centre of Marjah,...
  • WAR UPDATE: 5 enemy killed, 8 captured, helicopters landing inside Marjah

    02/13/2010 12:22:18 AM PST · by ksm1 · 15 replies · 581+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Saturday February 13, 2010 | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA
    MARJAH, Afghanistan – U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers spearheading the ground assault reached the outer rim of the Taliban-held town Saturday, as a major offensive began to break the extremists' grip over a wide area of their southern heartland. Punching their way through a line of insurgent defenses that included mines and homemade bombs, the ground forces reached the main canal that marks the northern entrance to Marjah. Five Taliban fighters have been killed and eight arrested since the offensive began overnight, said Helmand government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi. He said troops had recovered the bodies of the dead militants. The...
  • Fate Of Pakistani Taliban Chief (Mehsud) Still Unclear

    02/09/2010 5:32:15 PM PST · by Dementio · 1 replies · 167+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-9-2010 | Zeeshan Haider
    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A new frenzy of rumours spread about the fate of Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud on Tuesday, but a U.S. counter-terrorism official said he could not definitively confirm the death of the militant. Hakimullah was wounded in a U.S. drone aircraft attack in January. The strikes have escalated since Hakimullah appeared in a farewell video with the double agent suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees in December in Afghanistan. The CIA is likely to step up efforts to hunt him -- if he is alive -- after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed...
  • Pakistani Taliban confirms Hakimullah Mehsud's death

    02/09/2010 2:41:06 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 563+ views
    Pakistani Taliban confirms Hakimullah Mehsud's death PTI, 9 February 2010, 01:11pm IST ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday confirmed that its chief Hakimullah Mehsud had died of injuries sustained in a US drone strike, ending weeks of speculation over his fate. Taliban sources based in the Aurakzai tribal region told TV news channels that 28-year-old Mehsud was severely injured in a drone attack in Shaktoi area of North Waziristan Agency on January 14. The sources claimed Mehsud died recently near Multan city in Punjab province while being taken to Karachi for treatment. His body was taken back to the tribal belt,...
  • ‘Hakimullah’s likely successor also killed’

    02/02/2010 1:11:02 PM PST · by Chad_the_Impaler · 14 replies · 368+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 3 February 2010
    PESHAWAR: Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud’s close aide Qari Hussain, the top trainer of suicide bombers and one of his potential successors, was killed in the same US drone attack that fatally injured him, sources said.
  • U.S. Killed Terrorist on Wanted List, Pakistani Officials Say

    01/16/2010 1:46:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies · 793+ views
    wsj.com ^ | JANUARY 15, 2010 | ZAHID HUSSAIN
    A CIA-operated drone strike on a suspected militant hideout last weekend killed one of FBI's most-wanted terrorists who had been involved in 1986 hijacking of an U.S. airline, a senior Pakistani offical said. Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who had a bounty of $5 million on his head, was killed in the strike in North Waziristan on Sunday, along with another Jordanian who was identified as Mahmoud Zaydan, the official said. Mr. Rahim was released from a Pakistani prison a few years ago after a conviction for his role in the Sept. 5, 1986, hijacking of...
  • US drone strikes kill 11 people in NWA

    01/15/2010 4:01:29 PM PST · by csvset · 4 replies · 296+ views
    The International News ^ | 14 January 2010 | Wire
    WANA: Nine back-to-back missiles fired by suspected US drone killed 11 people, including one foreigner in North Waziristan tribal region near Afghanistan border on Friday. According to reports, the missiles first hit a house situated in Mir Ali, in which five people, including a foreign militant, was killed. While one hour after the first attack, unmanned US drones targeted another militants’ compound in Shaktoi area, killing four more people. The unmanned US plane targeted Zarniri area, which is near the spot where U.S. missiles are believed to have narrowly missed the Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud the day before.
  • Obama's National Security Betrayal: Declassifies Treasure Trove of Intel to our Enemies

    01/09/2010 2:59:23 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies · 869+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/8/10 | P. Geller
    We have suffered another devastating attack on American security by the most secretive and opaque President we have ever had the misfortune to elect. While Obama and his gang of thieves hide behind closed doors to pass secret, enslaving legislation under the Stalin- like propaganda chimera of "reform," he has opened the floodgates to a veritable treasure trove of intel to our mortal enemies.
  • U.S. drone attack in Pakistan kills three militants

    01/01/2010 7:41:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 313+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 1, 2010 | Reporting Haji Mujtaba
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - A missile fired by a pilotless U.S. drone aircraft on Friday killed at least three militants traveling in a car in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on the Afghan border, security officials said. "The bodies were burned beyond recognition. We are trying to determine their identity," said one security official. On Thursday night, a drone attack killed at least two militants in the same region, known as a sanctuary for Taliban and al Qaeda militants fighting in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The United States carried out at least 50 drone air strikes in northwestern border regions in 2009,...
  • The Enemy Within

    12/27/2009 5:37:14 AM PST · by Ghblog · 15 replies · 802+ views
    Framing The Dialogue ^ | 12/27/2009 | ghblog
    ...As I watched the recent presidential campaign many things struck me as odd, but one in particular. Barack Obama enjoyed the support of the United Mine Workers Union. That in itself is not a big surprise as he had the support of every union as Democrat politicians usually have. The interesting part was when you factored in Obama’s comments regarding the future of coal:
  • Kerry Floats Plan to Visit Tehran

    12/23/2009 5:09:13 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 1,559+ views
    Kerry Floats Plan to Visit Tehran White House Wouldn't Oppose Trip, First by Top U.S. Official in 30 Years, to Chagrin of Iran's Opposition By JAY SOLOMON WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry has suggested becoming the first high-level U.S. emissary to make a public visit to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a move White House officials say they won't oppose. View Full Image Mourners attend the funeral procession of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri on Monday. Demotix Images Mourners attend the funeral procession of Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri on Monday. Mourners attend the funeral...
  • American Spectator warns of Soros’ manipulation of 2010+ elections

    12/17/2009 10:14:33 AM PST · by opentalk · 65 replies · 2,533+ views
    post and email ^ | Dec. 17, 2009 | John Charlton/ Matthew Vadum
    With a mere investment of $780,000 Soros and his allies were able to suborn free elections in the states of Montana, West Virginia, Missouri, Oregon, in 2008, and in Minnesota, Ohio, New Mexico, Nevada and Iowa, in 2006. How did he achieve so much with so little? He founded a 527 group which funded candidates in one kind of race in which the victor has the most influence over election integrity, and in which there is so little political competition: the Secretaries of State. In each State the SoS job is entrusted with overseeing the protection of free and fair...
  • The tingle in Chris Matthews leg goes to his brain

    12/02/2009 2:58:06 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1,546+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 02, 2009 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Those tingles up his leg that MSNBC talker Chris Matthews gets from President Barack Obama (D) have apparently zapped Matthews' brain. Analyzing Obama's speech at West Point last night with Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, Matthews observed "It seems like in this case, there isn't a lot of excitement. I watched the cadets, they were young kids - men and women who were committed to serving their country professionally it must be said, as officers. And, I didn't see much excitement. But among the older people there, I saw, if not resentment, skepticism. I didn't see a lot of warmth...
  • VIDEO: MSNBC's Matthews: Obama Went Into "Enemy Camp" To Deliver Afghan Speech

    12/01/2009 6:11:35 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 37 replies · 1,613+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 1, 2009 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews says President Obama went into "enemy camp" when he delivered his Afghanistan speech at West Point.
  • For Army Platoon In Afghanistan, A Familiar Enemy

    11/11/2009 2:48:28 PM PST · by underthestreetlite · 3 replies · 451+ views
    NPR ^ | November 11, 2009 | Tom Bowman
    One of the most lethal areas in Afghanistan for U.S. troops is the Arghandab Valley, a Taliban stronghold just outside the southern city of Kandahar. The Army's 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Lewis, Wash., patrols the area, facing the risk of huge roadside bombs. One platoon already has lost 11 soldiers, and several more were seriously wounded — about one-third of the force. One day last week, more bad news crackled over the radio: a Taliban attack and casualties in 2nd Platoon. (SNIP) "How many total were in the truck?" Burrow asks. "There were four of us," the...
  • At mosque attended by suspect, anger and mourning

    11/07/2009 10:21:56 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 79 replies · 2,611+ views
    The Austin American Statesmen ^ | 11/07/09 | Joshunda Sanders
    KILLEEN — Sgt. Fahad Kamal attended prayer services at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen on Friday just as he has frequently since arriving at Fort Hood seven months ago. This day, though, the 26-year-old medic, who served in Afghanistan from January 2007 to April 2008, wore his uniform. This day, the devout Muslim from Houston was seeking to strike a far different image than that of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is accused of shooting 43 people at Fort Hood on Thursday. Kamal said he had come to the mosque from a gloomy base, where "soldiers aren't really talking...
  • Taliban film shows leader is dead

    10/01/2009 12:06:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies · 893+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | September 30, 2009 | BBC
    The Taliban in Pakistan have released a video confirming that their former leader Baitullah Mehsud is dead. A video received by the BBC shows the body of the former head of Pakistan's largest Taliban group lying in a room. It is not clear where it was taken. Mr Mehsud was killed on 6 August in the tribal region of South Waziristan in a missile attack by a suspected US drone.
  • Taliban leader's brother 'killed'

    10/01/2009 12:10:00 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies · 599+ views
    bbc ^ | Oct 1, 2009 | bbc
    The brother of Pakistan's new Taliban leader has been killed in a clash with security forces in the north-west of the country, local officials say. Kalimullah Mehsud was killed in battle on Monday after troops responded to a Taliban rocket attack on a military base in North Waziristan. Tribal sources confirmed his death. He has since been buried in his village.
  • Sunday Night War P@rn....

    09/27/2009 4:49:31 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 19 replies · 1,100+ views
    Da Joooos in da sky catch three members of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket team attempting to fire a qassam at southern Israel...hilarity ensues.... Note: This took place on Friday according to the IDF.
  • Gaza Strip: Islamic Jihad members killed

    09/26/2009 12:00:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 1,096+ views
    Al Bawaba ^ | September 26 2009
    An Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip on Friday killed three Palestinian fighters, medical workers and the Israeli military said. According to Reuters, an Israeli military spokesman said the air force "targeted and identified hitting three terrorists on their way to launch rockets into southern Israel". The Islamic Jihad group said the fighters from its group died near the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.