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Pakistan drops hundreds of commandos in Taleban's Swat strongholds

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:02 PM
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Pakistan drops hundreds of commandos in Taleban's Swat strongholds


www.timesonline.co.uk

Hundreds of Pakistani commandos were dropped by helicopter into a mountainous Taleban stronghold in the Swat district yesterday as the Army stepped up its campaign to root out the militants’ top commanders.

Members of the counter-insurgency force landed behind the front line in the Piochar region, about 40 miles from Mingora, the main city in the Swat Valley.

It was the first time that such forces had been involved in fighting since the military offensive began in the valley more than a week ago. “It signifies a major shift in the fighting,” Major-General Athar Abbas, the chief mil
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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:02 PM
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Well the Pakistani army sounds like it's maneuvering very aggressively.

I wonder how this will play out over the next few days. I'll take a wait and see if they kill or capture anybody. I'll be very surprised if they do and not get wiped out being in the SWAT area. I wonder if they know who Gen Custer was?

www.timesonline.co.uk
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[edit on 12-5-2009 by SLAYER69]



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 07:16 PM
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Long time no see operation like this - "Long Live The Airbornes!" - Lets hope is not "Bridge Too Far" ...

War is continuing with high stakes. Using Airborne means also large movements with infantry... Very interesting situation!

Thanks from letting us know.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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I'm wondering if they are entering a hornets nest?



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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Well, if the troops can be inserted by helicopters, the certainly can be supported and resupplied by helicopters.

This jumping and blocking is what the US should have been doing.

But no! They want to hole up and hold land.

Which completely negates the principle of freedom of movement.

Maybe the Paki's can show them how it's done.



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