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Panetta voices caution on Taliban prisoner deal

WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday he would not approve the transfer of any Taliban inmates held at the US-run prison in Guantanamo Bay unless he was sure the detainees would not return to the battlefield. President Barack Obama’s administration has confirmed tentative discussions with the Taliban…

Pakistan condemns NATO leak on Taliban support

Pakistan on Wednesday hit out angrily at a leaked NATO report accusing its spies of secretly aiding the Afghan Taliban, saying that pre-dawn air strikes killed at least 20 local Taliban fighters. Pakistan’s alliance with the United States and NATO plummeted to an all-time low after US air strikes killed…

Pakistan helping Taliban: secret NATO report

The Pakistani security services are secretly helping Afghanistan’s Taliban, who assume their victory is inevitable once Western troops leave, a secret NATO document says, according to reports Wednesday. The leaked “State of the Taliban” report — seen by the BBC and The Times newspaper — was compiled from information gleaned…

Obama confirms U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama confirmed that US drone aircraft have struck Taliban and Al-Qaeda targets within Pakistan — operations that until now had not been officially acknowledged. When asked about the use of drones by his administration in a chat with web users on Google+ and YouTube, Obama said…

U.S. drone strike kills four in Pakistan: officials

A US drone fired missiles into a vehicle, killing four militantsMonday in Pakistan’s Taliban and Al-Qaeda hub of North Waziristan that hugs the Afghan border, security officials said. It was only the third such US attack reported in the nuclear-armed state so far this year, following a moratorium after US firepower inadvertently killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November, plunging…

Afghan soldier kills four French troops over U.S. Marines video

KABUL — An Afghan soldier who shot dead four French troops has said he did it because of a recent video showing US Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban insurgents, security sources told AFP. The attack on the soldiers, who were unarmed, came on Friday at a base…

Only ‘direct’ talks can bring peace: Afghan official

WASHINGTON — An Afghan official said Thursday his government hopes peace talks can achieve “a political solution” with the Taliban movement, but stressed that any agreement must come from “direct” negotiations the two parties. “Ultimately direct peace negotiations will have to be between Afghan partners,” said Afghan foreign ministry spokesman…

Source: Pakistan Taliban leader believed dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, the militant movement that poses the gravest security threat to the country, is believed to have been killed by a U.S. drone strike, four Pakistan intelligence officials told Reuters on Sunday. The officials said they intercepted wireless radio chatter between Taliban fighters detailing…

Fox News’ Brit Hume: Urinating on Taliban not ‘despicable’

Fox News commentator Brit Hume argued on Sunday that it was not “despicable” for Marines to urinate on dead Taliban soldiers since the U.S. also kills them with drone strikes. A video uncovered last week by TMZ, showed U.S. Marines urinating on lifeless bodies who were assumed to be members…

Taliban back peace talks but warn no surrender

Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents warned Thursday that their support for peace talks did not mean they had surrendered in the 10-year war against US-led coalition forces. The comment came as the United States announced that it would send a senior official to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai next week to see…

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