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  • Pakistani Taliban enter fray around strategic NATO routes (tribal infighting)

    01/31/2013 11:27:34 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 30, 2013 | Taha Siddiqui
    Clashes between rival militant groups in the tribal region next to the Afghanistan border has reportedly claimed more than 70 lives since fighting broke out last week. The area lies near the Khyber Pass, a main route for NATO supply trucks to Afghanistan, making it pivotal to the US war effort there and to Pakistan's revenues. Fighting flared after a third militant group – the Pakistani Taliban – moved into an area already being fought over by two other outfits and the Pakistani military. On the run from its traditional strongholds in another part of the tribal belt, the Pakistani...
  • Pakistan: Key NATO supply route to reopen soon

    10/03/2010 1:34:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    AOL News ^ | 4/10/10 | Zarar Khan
    ISLAMABAD -Pakistan will soon reopen a key NATO supply route into Afghanistan that it shut last week after three Pakistani troops were killed in a helicopter strike by the military alliance in a border area, officials said Sunday. Pakistan closed the Torkham border crossing in the country's northwest on Thursday in an apparent protest over the helicopter strike, the third such incursion into Pakistan in less than a week. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said, however, that the route had been closed because of public reaction in the area to the NATO strikes, and that it would be reopened once...
  • Pakistan cuts NATO supply line after border firing

    09/30/2010 1:43:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 30/9/10 | Chris Brummitt & Deb Reichman
    ISLAMABAD -Pakistan closed the most important supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan after a coalition helicopter attack killed three Pakistani soldiers at a border post Thursday, raising tensions in a vital relationship for both Islamabad and Washington. NATO said its helicopters entered Pakistani airspace and hit a target only after receiving ground fire. The alliance expressed condolences to the families of the soldiers and said both nations would investigate the incident. A lengthy ban on supply trucks would place intense strain on the U.S.-Pakistani relationship and hurt the Afghan war effort. But that was seen as unlikely,...
  • A Terror Suspect With Feet in East and West

    11/21/2009 6:20:52 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 892+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | Ginger Thompson
    The trip from a strict Pakistani boarding school to a bohemian bar in Philadelphia has defined David Headley’s life, according to those who know the middle-age man at the center of a global terrorism investigation. Raised by his father in Pakistan as a devout Muslim, Mr. Headley arrived back here at 17 to live with his American mother, a former socialite who ran a bar called the Khyber Pass. Today, Mr. Headley is an Islamic fundamentalist who once liked to get high. He has a traditional Pakistani wife, who lives with their children in Chicago, but also an American girlfriend...
  • Covert Radio and Long War Journal: Khyber Pass and the latest from the Sadrist Fight in Iraq

    07/03/2008 8:50:41 PM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 4 replies · 114+ views
    Today, Bill and I talked about the Khyber Pass, the latest in Iran, the Baluchis, the Kurds and all the latest over at Long War Journal, Bill broke down the X’s and O’s of the fight with the Sadrists and how Iraqi forces uncovered a Special Groups HQ in Amara—this used to be heavy AQ turf. Additionally we did the mailbag, with an emailer who asked about COIN and the Sons Of Iraq. Hear the episode at CovertRadioShow.com
  • Khyber Pass Is Porous Front in Terror War

    12/17/2004 5:22:23 PM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 412+ views
    FOX News ^ | December 17, 2004 | Molly Henneberg
    Khyber Pass Is Porous Front in Terror War December 17, 2004 KHYBER PASS, Pakistan — The remote and mountainous Khyber Pass (search) border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan (search) is a strategic front in the War on Terror, and FOX News was recently allowed access to the rugged area. FOX accompanied a congressional delegation that visited the region to monitor the Pakistani government's efforts to patrol the pass, which is used by U.S. troops to get supplies into neighboring Afghanistan (search). "You get an idea how rugged this place is, how difficult it is to find someone you are looking...
  • CONVOY THROUGH KHYBER PASS ~ Defend America Photo Essay

    02/18/2004 9:52:36 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 30 replies · 400+ views
    Defend America ^ | Feb. 18, 2004
      CONVOY THROUGH KHYBER PASS With a steady flow of people passing as they cross the border, members of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan and the 19th Special Forces Group move through the village of Torkham, Afghanistan, in the Khyber Pass, following a border security meeting in Pakistan, Feb. 10, 2004. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joe Belcher < < < < < < <> > > > > > > A young boy waves to U.S. soldiers from the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan and the 19th Special Forces Group...