May 31, 2009

SO EASY EVEN THE PAKISTANIS HAVE TO BE EMBARRASED THEY DUCKED THE DUTY FOR SO LONG:

Pakistan driving Taliban from Swat (The National, May 31. 2009)

The Taliban have abandoned their positions in the Swat Valley’s main town of Mingora under the advance of the Pakistani army, delivering the military a strategic prize in its offensive against militants in the country’s Northwest, according to army commanders.

Taliban fighters had dug themselves into bunkers built into hotels and government buildings in Mingora, and initially offered stiff resistance as troops first closed roads leading to the town and then began moving in earlier this week, army spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas said.


Posted by Orrin Judd at May 31, 2009 7:35 AM
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