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Pakistan pounds Taliban commander's bases, 12 die

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posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 11:21 AM
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PARACHINAR, Pakistan – Helicopter gunships pummeled a key Taliban commander's bases in Pakistan's northwest, killing at least 12 insurgents Thursday as government forces ratcheted up pressure on the militants following their top leader's reported death, officials said.
Military helicopters destroyed several bases and hide-outs Thursday morning near the Kurram and Aurakzai tribal regions run by militant commander Hakimullah Mehsud, three intelligence officials said.
Hakimullah Mehsud is a clansman and potential successor to Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud, who was reported killed in a CIA missile strike on Aug. 5.
Thursday's attacks were on bases in tribal areas near the Afghan border, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of the Mehsud clan's main base in south Waziristan.


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It is good to see Pakistan keeping the pressure up on the taliban.




posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 11:27 AM
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Yeah they need to push those Taliban hiding in Pakistan back in action across the border in Afghanistan. So they can help disrupt the elections and that way we can have more gloom and doom so we can justify our continued presents in the region.




posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 11:30 AM
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Of course, i was referring to it's good to get ride of em......

However............................

You DO make a good point, those who survive may move back to Afghanistan and interfere with free elections.
( they are completely against freedoms, like free elections/free speech and lol, freedom of religion)



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