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As Pakistan Makes Gains, Resistance From Taliban

Publié par Clifford Armion le 20/10/2009

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Salman Masood

"ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani Army said Monday that it was progressing in its push into the Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan, but it acknowledged that it was meeting strong resistance.

"The military began the much anticipated offensive against Taliban militants over the weekend, with about 28,000 troops backed by artillery and fighter jets moving into the region from three directions.

"After three days of fighting, army troops had taken control of important tactical heights overlooking the town of Kotkai, which is the home of Qari Hussain, a Taliban commander notorious for training suicide bombers, said Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, the army spokesman, at a briefing here. And on Tuesday, Reuters quoted unnamed security officials as saying the Pakistani forces had captured Kotkai.

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"As Pakistan Makes Gains, Resistance From Taliban", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 14/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/as-pakistan-makes-gains-resistance-from-taliban