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Islamabad: Traders from Pakistan's North Waziristan have called off a week-long protest in Islamabad after the Army agreed to compensate them for ... The Army had launched operation "Zarb-e-Azb" in June 2014 against insurgent groups in the province, which included aerial bombings and land strikes.
Anwar had alleged that Naqeebullah was a Tehreek-i-Taliban militant, but the victim's family had disputed the claim, saying that the 27-year-old had no links with any militant organisation. In January, an inquiry team of senior police officers investigating the extrajudicial killing had found that the Waziristan ...

PESHAWAR: The traders from North Waziristan, who left their businesses and shops due to launch of a military operation in 2014, say that after their return ... machinery they left in their shops as they had to evacuate on a short notice when operation Zarb-i-Azb was launched in June 2014 against militants.
Pashteen is one of eight siblings from a family in South Waziristan, in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. When he was a child, his family fled home four times as clashes erupted between the Pakistani military and insurgents. His father, a schoolteacher, sent him to a military academy, far from ...
Many parts of the country, including Waziristan, on its porous border with Afghanistan, have turned into safe havens for militants and terror groups. ... This extends back several decades: In the 1980s, the US covertly sent about $5 billion to Pakistan to fund militant groups to help fight the Soviet occupation of ...
WANA: The father of a former militant commander on Monday threatened to kill four local journalists from South Waziristan Agency. Anwar Ali Khan Lohar, the father of former militant commander Zafar Ali Lohar, issued the threat during a jirga of tribal elders of South Waziristan in Tank. The jirga was ...

The investigation also shed light on a network of Syrian-trained Central Asian militants, which includes members of the TIP. The network appears to use ... 2010, the US thought it killed Abdul Haq al Turkistani, the emir of the TIP, in a drone strike in North Waziristan, Pakistan. Turkistani later re-emerged in a ...
Conscious that militant violence could cast a shadow over Chinese investment in a $50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a crown jewel of China's Belt and Road initiative, the military has recently invested heavily in development of North and South Waziristan, troubled hubs of militant ...
Arab and Central Asian militants on the run from Afghanistan sought refuge in Waziristan. In the summer of 2002, the Pakistani military started operations against the militants. Anger over these operations radicalized young men in the area, who flocked to join militant groups. My father worried that I would ...
The town is the administrative centre of the northern half of Waziristan, a lawless region once controlled by jihadists that Barack Obama called “the most dangerous place in the world”. But Pakistan's army, which fought a 22-month campaign from 2014 to evict militants from North Waziristan, is trying to ...

North Waziristan, one of the seven tribal agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, was a hotbed for local and international terrorist groups prior to 2014. In June of that year, the Pakistan Army launched Zarb-e-Azb, a military assault to drive out militants. A large number of families were displaced and forced to ...
He said he started writing poetry after the terrorist attack, thinking he needed to do something for the country, and for the people of Waziristan. ... area in 2009, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants ruled South Waziristan and parts of adjoining districts with an iron fist, banning all musical expression ...
In June 2014, Islamabad unleashed all its military might on North Waziristan, where myriad Islamist militant groups had run a de facto jihadist state for more than a decade. His upbeat ... It's true that most militants fled Zarb-e Azab, and they no longer control territories in North Waziristan. But more than 1 ...
The commander's death is a blow to the militant group that has been responsible for deadly suicide bombings and terrorist attacks in Pakistan for over a ... hiding in Khost Province of Afghanistan after the Pakistani Army launched an offensive in 2014 against local and foreign militants in North Waziristan.
Two separate US drone strikes struck a militant compound in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan and a vehicle in Afghanistan, killing 11 militants, mostly from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network, officials said Friday. Seven militants were killed in the first strike Thursday in the Pakistani border village ...
Violence in Pakistan has declined in recent years following a series of military offensives against militants along the country's northwestern border, but militant groups have continued to carry out deadly attacks. On December 5, at least six people were killed in a roadside-bomb blast in North Waziristan.
WANA: Around 135 reformed militants, who were imparted various technical skills, were given certificates at a ceremony held in South Waziristan Agency here on Monday. Inspector General of Frontier Corps (IG FC) Major General Abid Latif was the chief guest and gave away the certificates. They were ...
The Mehsud homeland in FATA's South Waziristan tribal district has been the epicenter of a complicated Taliban insurgency since 2004. ... place, but his comments have been interpreted by Pashtun protesters as backing their claims that Islamabad used their homeland as a sanctuary for militant groups.


 

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