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US has 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more under President Donald Trump’s new strategy for the war-ridden country. Pentagon Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie said a …

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China to supports Pakistan’s stance over Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Chinese special envoy to Afghanistan called on foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua on Monday and discussed affairs concerning long lasting peace in Afghanistan and regional security as pushed for by Pakistan. During the meeting, the Chinese envoy vowed to completely support Pakistan’s efforts …

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Trump policy on Afghanistan is poised to fail like plans of his predecessors: PM

KARACHI -UNS : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says US President Donald Trump’s strategy for America’s longest-running war in Afghanistan is poised to fail like the plans of his predecessors. In an interview with New York Bloomberg News agency, the Prime Minister stressed the need …

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US aware of Afghan Taliban’s presence in Peshawar,Quetta: Gen Nicholson

KABUL-UNS- Gen John W. Nicholson, the top United States commander in Afghanistan, claimed on Saturday that the US was aware of Afghan Taliban leadership’s presence in Peshawar and Quetta, adding that the military would continue to put pressure on Taliban sanctuaries inside and outside Afghanistan. …

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Trump’s statement painful, humiliating for all Pakistanis, Imran Khan to CNN

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan said that hundred and fifty thousand North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and American troops have failed to tackle the small number of insurgents, going into Afghanistan which Pakistan is being accused of harboring. In an interview …

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Pakistan rejects US strategy: demands to eliminate terror sanctuaries on Afghan soil

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The National Security Committee Thursday demanded an immediate US military effort to eliminate sanctuaries harbouring terrorists and miscreants on the Afghan soil and rejected the notion that India could be the net security provider in the South Asia region. The committee while …

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Five killed in suicide attack in Afghanistan

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: At least five people were killed and 42 others wounded when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb near a police headquarters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Wednesday, officials said. According to Reuters, the explosion struck a crowd of policemen and soldiers …

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US warns angry Pakistan on Afghan militant support

WASHINGTON: The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups. One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Taliban …

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Pakistan terms President Trump’s statement unrealistic, disappointing

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN Pakistan on Tuesday termed President Trump’s statement disappointing ,unrealistic and said that the US policy statement ignores the ground realities, enormous sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation in the war against terrorism. Taking note of the US President statement outlining elements of …

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Trump’s new strategy morale boosting but not solution to Afghan crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump finally revealed his much-awaited strategy on Afghanistan on Monday evening for the solution of Afghan crisis and winning the 16-year lengthy war inherited from his predecessors Gorge W. Bush and Barrack Obama. The United States, supported by Britain, began its attack …

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