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Sep 23, 2011

Insight – Is Pakistan helping Haqqanis attack U.S.?

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Sirajuddin Haqqani does not carry a gun or wear a turban as he moves stealthily through the Waziristan wilderness along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, hoping to avoid detection and getting hit by a U.S. missile from a drone aircraft.

Yet, from his safe houses and mountain redoubts, the guerrilla commander has directed some of the most brazen attacks against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and is now seen as one of the most dangerous warlords in the Taliban insurgency.

Sep 23, 2011

Is Pakistan helping Haqqanis attack US in Afghanistan?

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Sirajuddin Haqqani does not carry a gun or wear a turban as he moves stealthily through the Waziristan wilderness along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, hoping to avoid detection and getting hit by a U.S. missile from a drone aircraft.

Yet, from his safe houses and mountain redoubts, the guerrilla commander has directed some of the most brazen attacks against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and is now seen as one of the most dangerous warlords in the Taliban insurgency.

Sep 23, 2011

Insight: Pakistan helping Haqqanis attack U.S. in Afghanistan?

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Sirajuddin Haqqani does not carry a gun or wear a turban as he moves stealthily through the Waziristan wilderness along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, hoping to avoid detection and getting hit by a U.S. missile from a drone aircraft.

Yet, from his safe houses and mountain redoubts, the guerrilla commander has directed some of the most brazen attacks against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and is now seen as one of the most dangerous warlords in the Taliban insurgency.

Sep 22, 2011

INTERVIEW: Pakistan warns U.S. – “no boots on our ground”

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan would not tolerate any incursion on its territory by U.S. forces targeting militant groups, the country’s interior minister said on Thursday, calling for Washington to provide the intelligence Islamabad needs to take them out itself.

Rehman Malik also rejected U.S. allegations that Pakistan’s intelligence agency aids or has ties with the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network, a powerful guerrilla group that straddles the mountainous border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Sep 22, 2011

“No boots on our ground”: Pakistan warns U.S.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan would not tolerate any incursion on its territory by U.S. forces targeting militant groups, the country’s interior minister said on Thursday, calling for Washington to provide the intelligence Islamabad needs to take them out itself.

Rehman Malik also rejected U.S. allegations that Pakistan’s intelligence agency aids or has ties with the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network, a powerful guerrilla group that straddles the mountainous border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Sep 22, 2011

Pakistan warns U.S. – “no boots on our ground”

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan would not tolerate any incursion on its territory by U.S. forces targeting militant groups, the country’s interior minister said on Thursday, calling for Washington to provide the intelligence Islamabad needs to take them out itself.

Rehman Malik also rejected U.S. allegations that Pakistan’s intelligence agency aids or has ties with the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network, a powerful guerrilla group that straddles the mountainous border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Sep 21, 2011

Mixed Taliban messages on killing may show divide

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Competing claims from Taliban spokesmen about the insurgent group’s role – or lack of one – in the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani may have exposed divisions in the movement over the high-profile killing.

Rabbani was probably the most senior person to be killed in the decade-long war and, as head of the High Peace Council, had been charged with trying to negotiate with the Taliban.

Sep 21, 2011

Analysis: Mixed Taliban messages on killing may show divide

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Competing claims from Taliban spokesmen about the insurgent group’s role – or lack of one – in the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani may have exposed divisions in the movement over the high-profile killing.

Rabbani was probably the most senior person to be killed in the decade-long war and, as head of the High Peace Council, had been charged with trying to negotiate with the Taliban. A Taliban spokesman known to Reuters confirmed three times to a reporter in Pakistan that the insurgent group had carried out the assassination.

Sep 17, 2011

Haqqanis to follow Taliban on Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Haqqani network, one of the most feared insurgent groups in Afghanistan, would take part in peace talks with the Kabul government and the United States only if the Taliban did, its leader Sirajuddin Haqqani told Reuters on Saturday.

Sirajuddin said the group had rejected several peace gestures from the United States and President Hamid Karzai’s government in the past because they were an attempt to “create divisions” between militant groups.

Sep 17, 2011

Exclusive: Haqqanis to follow Taliban on Afghan peace

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Haqqani network, one of the most feared insurgent groups in Afghanistan, would take part in peace talks with the Kabul government and the United States only if the Taliban did, its leader Sirajuddin Haqqani told Reuters on Saturday.

Sirajuddin said the group had rejected several peace gestures from the United States and President Hamid Karzai’s government in the past because they were an attempt to “create divisions” between militant groups.