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US commander vows Taliban’s defeat as Afghanistan gets Black Hawk copters

The top US military commander in Afghanistan has vowed imminent “tidal wave of air power” in the 16-year war of attrition against the Taliban militants, boasting that “this is the beginning of the end for the Taliban.” The remarks by Army Gen. John Nicholson came in an “elaborately staged ceremony” …

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Coup talk

  Cyril Almeida THERE’S a template for a coup and it goes something like this. The government is paralysed, Nawaz is on the warpath, the boys have had enough, the chief moves in. Good enough for before, good enough for again. Throw in a bit of anti-US and anti-India hysteria …

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FC Balochistan foils major terror bid: ISPR

QUETTA: FC Balochistan on Saturday recovered 1,300 kg ammunition in search operations conducted in a number of areas across the province under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, ISPR said in a statement. The operation was conducted in Kohlu, Ghazi Nullah and Naseerabad. In a statement issued by the military’s media wing, it said …

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China backs Pakistan, wants US to recognise Islamabad’s efforts to combat terrorism

PTI BEIJING: Amid mounting US pressure on Pakistan to rein in terror groups, China on Saturday backed its all-weather ally and said Washington should “give full recognition” to Islamabad’s “active efforts” to combat terrorism. “Pakistan is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism,” the Chinese foreign ministry said, reacting …

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Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message

AFP WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisers to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups. Weeks after Trump angrily accused Islamabad of providing safe haven to “agents of chaos+ ,” secretary of state Rex Tillerson plans to depart for …

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