An onslaught by the Pakistani Taliban has claimed the lives of club tourists and one Pakistani on a mountaineering excursion in Northerly Pakistan on Sunday. The foreigners were parting of an despatch slated to rise Nanga Parbat, the man's 9th highest flock and Pakistan's irregular highest crown. Wearying patrol uniforms, the attackers fastened up the Pakistani guides earlier shot the climbers as they slept in tents. The onrush occurred approximately 1 a.m. as the climbers were camped solitary 4,000 feet supra sea storey. Dissimilar many early regions of Pakistan, the expanse encompassing Read more [...]
Humankind Company: on the priming at Kabul Outside Airdrome Picture: Seamus SpudThe Babur Gardens syndicate, one of Kabul's few oases Wheeling done the metropolis's bazar MIRROR OF THE WAR: wait on the banks of the once-flowing Kabul River On the outskirts of Kabul, a boy waits below an persona of the later Ahmed Shah Massoud. Ajnabi Gul ("Unknown Blossom"), a untested camel drover, out-of-door Herat Scatty FACES: Bamiyan, where the Taliban ruined statues of the Buddha, is calm the top holidaymaker hooking. Spring OF Religion: crossover the Harirud river from Read more [...]
Locals ogle the travelers at a tearoom good Chaghcharan Picture: Damon TabourAfghanistanTabor‚Aos Stumble Damon TabourThe generator on the route international Band-e Emir Geoff HannHann, our brave leader AfghanistanOfficers guarding a certificate checkpointThe Taliban aerated us solitary $1 to contact the offset barrier. At the irregular, we paying two.It was highway looting, but that seemed insignificant. We were travel in an unarmoured Toyota minibus with denuded tires and a bleached red allah poser on the dorsum windowpane. The men at the roadblocks had guns, so we lief Read more [...]
Ahead, Tumble 1998DealingsThe Taliban and IShall we tiffin? I get the kabobs. And he's having Afghanistan.By Amy Goldwasser"It's a beneficial matter we don't deliver beaches anyplace in our land," Mawlawi Abdul Wahab says jovially of his forsake motherland, Afghanistan. Wahab is possibly the just man in midtown Manhattan who is cheered by the impossibleness of a scenario of jiggling babes in bikinis. And lean swimsuit isn't fifty-fifty his beginning Read more [...]
A military dog has allegedly been captured by the Taliban. According to the Washington Spot, an person who distributes Taliban propaganda posted a telecasting to Chitter that shows the creature enchained by armed Taliban fighters.A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, told the Place that the dog carries the place of colonel. "The dog was of eminent meaning to the Americans," Mujahid told the paper. "The mujahidin valiantly put yob impedance against the soldiery for hours."According to the BBC, the men in the television say the dog was captured abaft a foray by U.S. Read more [...]
Official representative of the Afghan movement "Taliban" Zabihulla Mujahid January 15 issued a statement in which he criticized the French military intervention in the civil war in Mali. According to Mujahid, France has not learned lessons from the experience of their own and the U.S. military presence in Muslim countries and makes a new error. "Paris has started a war against Islamic countries [Mali], without any legal basis," - said the representative of the Taliban. "The Islamic Emirate of [self-movement" Taliban "] strongly condemns the attack on the Read more [...]
The American president, Barack Obama has legalized "Taliban", first announcing the organization not terrorists, and a full, legitimate participants in Afghan politics. In addition, Obama allowed the Taliban to open a diplomatic mission in Qatar and take part in elections after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Obama hopes to provide these free and early withdrawal of troops. The U.S. war against the Taliban began over 10 years ago after a series of terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Admitting for the war, that "the Taliban" is not a terrorist organization, Read more [...]
U.S. Afghan policy radically changes orientation. This is made clear by President Barack Obama after talks at the White House with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai at the end of last week. They were told by two important things. First, Obama announced plans to significantly speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country by passing the full powers of its own army and police. Second, Obama and Karzai agreed for the process of reconciliation in Afghanistan to establish a representative office of the radical movement "Taliban".
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Pakistani soldiers, kidnapped by the Taliban on Thursday in the north-west of the country, were found dead. This was announced on Saturday satellite channel "Geo TV". "We found in an uninhabited area of the body 21 of the security forces with bullet wounds," - said the representative of the local authorities. According to him, the bodies were found a few kilometers from the city of Peshawar in the north-west of the country. On Thursday, dozens of unidentified armed with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns, attacked two checkpoints town of Darra Adam Khel, located Read more [...]
Stones Into Schools Compulsory Recitation Rewilding the Humans: Dispatches from the Preservation Rotation (Metropolitan Books, $27.50)?Caroline Fraser tracks Kenyan lions and New Mexican prairie dogs to fling a gayly unwonky take the story of the preservation cause.To Hellholes and Binding: Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extremum Touristry (Holt Paperbacks, $15)?Deserter locomote author Eats Thompson confronts his superlative phobias?the Congou, India, Mexico Metropolis, and Disney Mankind.So how do you implement a volume that remained a megahit bestseller for near 3 days? If you're Read more [...]
It is logical to ask the question - why Afghanistan? The official explanation - the Taliban supported Osama bin Laden, so they must be punished. In addition, they are terribly undemocratic! If you, dear reader, can believe in such arguments, put this book. Take off the shelf collection of children's tales, it will suit you better.
May be considered established that bin Laden and his "Al-Qaeda" - CIA agents. In complicity with him could be accused any country, including my native France. Indeed, the why France takes many Arabs from North Africa? No way, is preparing an army Read more [...]
Now to the "war on terrorism" Americans attracted and other Western countries.
About a month after the September 11 terrorist attacks and the U.S. gathered led coalition of international forces, the aim of which was the overthrow of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Because it is based in Afghanistan, "al-Qaeda"? Pakistani authorities have decided to support the United States in their fight against the "Taliban" and gave his coalition military airfields. Moreover, in Pakistan, was arrested about 600 suspected members of "Al Qaeda", which were subsequently Read more [...]
Afghanistan - one of the world's poorest countries, devastated two decades of war. Estimated. The West has put weapons into Afghanistan three billion dollars. The result is that now the boys are taught that the only worthwhile activity - is the use of arms, the girls did not attend, and the country is crammed with anti-personnel mines, the clearance of which will take many years. Even after the fall of the Taliban in December 2001 women rarely seen in the streets, and those who dared to go out, have been covered veil.During the past quarter century, the Afghans were constantly in conflict. Read more [...]
A category in shipping terminated Afghanistan's margin with Pakistan at Torkham. Pic: Seamus SpudThe IDP's fled their homes in Helmand State to flight the tempestuousness and active betwixt NATO forces and the Taliban.A billet one can ne'er regaining to grows in the brain. In mine, farting scours a talus airfield; a long-haired man peers refine 'tween the crenellations of a mud watchtower; a charwoman dozes on a wooden bed in an enclosed court. The plunge V of a notch marks a half-remembered, half-imagined map. This is the molding betwixt Afghanistan and Pakistan, where thither Read more [...]