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Top Taliban leaders arrested in Swat; Pakistan proceeds in counter-insurgency efforts

On 16 September 2009, Pakistan’s Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) announced the arrest of Taliban commander Sher Mohammad Qasab. The arrest was made in Swat, where Pakistani security forces have been engaging in battle since May 2009 alongside an alliance of Islamic insurgent groups labeled the Swat…

Afghans brave the violence to be heard

On Friday August 20th, millions of Afghans turned out to vote in the country’s second Presidential elections, despite threats of violence and security fears. Polls opened at 7am in Kabul and closed at 5pm across the nation. Taliban-led violence was seen around the country, but many…

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