Taleban


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a fundamentalist Islamic militia

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The moves seemed likely to raise the temperature in an already tense standoff between Shi'ite Iran, which backs the Afghan opposition, and the Taleban which controls all but 10 per cent of Afghanistan.
All agreed that the Taleban should have an office and an address," a report by Pugwash secretary general Paolo Cotta-Ramusino says.
Having a network of 33 intelligence agencies, why we are unable to break the Taleban command and control capabilities.
While the surge of US forces has pushed back the Taleban in certain districts, the Karzai government has been unable to fill the vacuum with effective governance and security forces that could prevent the Taleban's return.
Western intelligence officials have long known about this and believed that among the Afghans were Mullah Omar and other senior Taleban leaders, collectively known as the Quetta Shura.
Pakistan, a key ally in the US-led war on terror, has arrested more than 700 Taleban and al-Qaeda members since they movement was ousted from power in Afghanistan in 2001 for sheltering Osama bin Laden.
Whether the US missiles have rocked the Taleban, whose Moslem fighters control 90 pe rcent of Afghanistan, into re-thinking their friendship with Bin laden is unclear.
Mohammad Nazir Ahmadzai, the second deputy in Parliament said lawmakers have received a report on Iran's helping Taleban in the southern provinces with arms, clear evidence of interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs.
Claiming responsibility for the attack, Pakistani Taleban stated, "Pakistan used peace talks as a tool of war.
QUETTA: A suicide bomber struck at a rally in the Pakistani city of Quetta yesterday, killing at least 54 people in the second major attack this week even as the Pakistan Taleban vowed to attack the United States and Europe, days after the US State Department added the group Tehrik-e-Taleban to a blacklist of foreign terrorist organisations.
Indeed, last October it launched a much-hyped aesurgeAE to prevent a second Taleban takeover.
JOHN Walker Lindh and other Al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners told US interrogators that the September 11 hijackings were supposed to be the first of three increasingly severe attacks against Americans.
Sources say fighting erupted in northern Afghanistan between the ruling Taleban and rival forces led by commander Ahmad Shah Masood.
Afghanistan's Islamic Taleban movement captured a key northern provincial capital yesterday and reported gains in a key central province in the latest of a series of spectacular victories against opposition forces.
Afghans are astonished that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's assertion that "kill or talk" to the Taleban was not a choice hardly created ripples in Washington.