October 18, 2009

CAN YOU CALL IT A STROINGHOLD IF EVEN THE PAKISTANI ARMY CAN TAKE IT?:

Pakistan closes in on Taliban leader's South Waziristan strongholds (Saeed Shah in Lahore and Daud Khan in Peshawar, 18 Oct 2009, Daily Telegraph)

Troops were advancing towards the towns of Makeen and Ladha in the mountainous region of South Waziristan, in a military offensive that could prove decisive in the country's struggle against Islamic extremism.

On the second day of the long-awaited ground operation, soldiers on three sides approached the area held by the fearsome Mehsud tribe, which forms the backbone of the Pakistani Taliban movement.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 18, 2009 5:05 PM
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