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NATO choppers enter NWA

The NATO violated Pakistani airspace once again with two helicopters entering Pakistani territory on Monday. A TV channel quoted sources as saying that the two NATO choppers entered Pakistani airspace to hunt

Aid agencies told to prepare for NWA evacuation

Humanitarian agencies active in the country’s northwest have been quietly told to prepare for up to 365,000 displaced people in advance of a military offensive against North Waziristan, a senior official with

Pakistan puts on hold likely operation in NWA

PESHAWAR – Pakistan has put on hold a likely military operation in North Waziristan Agency in reaction to unnecessary pressure tactics by the US administration, sources said. In background interviews, sources privy to the development told Pakistan Today that military strategists had been giving a serious thought to launch the much-awaited military offensive in North Waziristan, which is considered a hotbed for Al Qaeda and its affiliated local Taliban. A senior security official said,

Pakistan must take action in NWA: Petraeus

WASHINGTON – The top US general in Afghanistan on Friday said it was “hugely important” that Pakistani forces take action against militants in North Waziristan. General David Petraeus, commander of the NATO-led force in the Afghanistan war, credited Islamabad with battling insurgents elsewhere but said the campaign needed to move to North Waziristan, where members of the Al Qaeda and Haqqani networks are based.
“The fact is that it’s hugely important that there’s a campaign in

Callous US kills 41 at NWA jirga

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD – In less than 24 hours after the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, US drones on Thursday targeted a tribal jirga in North Waziristan Agency’s Datta Khel tehsil, killing 41 and injuring 15.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Syed Masood Kausar accused the US of targeting the tribal jirga and killing several delegates and personnel of the tribal militia, the Khasadar Force. “I strongly condemn this drone attack. A tribal jirga was targeted in which several

Waziristan copper reserves larger than Reko Diq’s

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Wednesday called for concrete measures to tap the minerals reserves and establish industries in the tribal areas to provide jobs to the local people.
Earlier, the officials of the FATA Development Authority (FDA) told the committee that the copper reserves larger than that of Reko Diq were available in North Waziristan, but exploration was not possible owing to the security reasons.

Taliban kill 4 ‘spies’ in NWA

PESHAWAR – Four bullet-riddled bodies of local tribesmen were found on the main Miranshah-Datta Khel Road in North Waziristan Agency with a letter accusing them of being ‘American spies’, tribal sources and officials said on Tuesday. They said the bodies with gun shots were dumped on the roadside and it was evident that they had been killed early in the morning.
An official in the political administration told Pakistan Today that “all the four killed were local tribesmen and had

Drone strike kills 3 in NWA

LAHORE – Officials said a suspected US missile strike killed at least four militants in North Waziristan on Thursday. The officials said the drone strike targeted a house in the North Waziristan where Al Qaeda and Afghan Taliban militants were believed to be hiding.
Two intelligence officials said the drone fired two missiles on militant’s hideout in Data Khel area.Thursday’s drone strike was the eleventh this year.