Posts Tagged ‘military offensive’

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 Reuters News

Israel does not plan to cooperate with a U.N. agency’s investigation into alleged war crimes by Israeli troops and Hamas militants during fighting in Gaza, an Israeli government official said on Wednesday.

Israeli forces launched a 22-day offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in late December with the stated goal of stopping cross-border rockets fired by Palestinian militants. According to a Palestinian rights group, 1,417 Palestinians, including 926 civilians, were killed in the fighting. Israel disputes those figures.

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