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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Outraged southern Afghan villagers said today that a pre-dawn airstrike killed three children and a man in the latest case of civilian deaths at the hands of Western troops.

The U.S. military said it had killed four insurgents on motorcycles in that area and could not confirm any civilian fatalities.

Residents of Kowuk were seen bringing the bodies of three boys and a man to the guesthouse of the Kandahar governor from their village, 12 miles north of the provincial capital, Kandahar city. (more…)

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05 Aug 2009 12:16:55 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud alive
* Two militants killed, security official says (more…)

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By Lehaz Ali – 23 hours ago

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) — Pakistani air strikes killed 19 suspected militants on Sunday, police and security officials said, in an ongoing bombardment aimed at shattering Taliban strongholds across the northwest. (more…)

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By Ahmed Rashid
July 1, 2009

Writing From Mardan, Pakistan — Has the Pakistani government, after years of vacillation, finally gotten serious about eliminating the Taliban threat? Maybe. (more…)

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By Paul Tighe and Farhan Sharif

June 30 (Bloomberg) — Pakistan’s government said displaced civilians may start returning within a week to the Swat Valley where fighting between the army and Taliban militants created the biggest exodus since the country’s founding in 1947. (more…)

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Roshan Khan

June 29, 2009

Clashes and air strikes killed at least 27 militants and five civilians as fighting surged Monday across Pakistan’s northwest tribal belt, a Taliban stronghold, officials said. (more…)

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By SALMAN MASOOD

Published: June 30, 2009

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful Taliban faction in a northwestern tribal region has said it is withdrawing from a peace deal with the government to protest continuing strikes by American drones, confronting the Pakistani military with a possible two-front campaign against militants, according to Pakistani news reports on Tuesday. (more…)

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