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August 22, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A U.S. missile strike targeted a Taliban commander blamed for masterminding ambushes on American troops in Afghanistan, the latest assault by unmanned aircraft in northwestern Pakistan, intelligence officials said. It was unclear whether Siraj Haqqani, who also has close ties to Al Qaeda, was among the 12 people killed in the house in North Waziristan near the Afghan border, the officials said. Siraj is the son of senior Taliban leader Jalaluddin Haqqani, who was supported by U.S. and Pakistani aid when he fought in the 1980s against Soviet troops occupying Afghanistan.
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November 11, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A financier and senior leader of the feared Haqqani network, a group credited with attacks on the Indian embassy in Kabul and numerous strikes on NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shot to death on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, a Taliban spokesman said Monday. Shortly after Nasiruddin Haqqani, the son of group founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, was killed late Sunday, his body was secreted away to Miranshah in the North Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border to be buried, according to Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, who spoke to journalists by phone from an undisclosed location.
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September 9, 2008 | Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King, Special to The Times
U.S. forces made an apparently unsuccessful attempt Monday to assassinate a prominent Taliban-linked commander who sometimes shelters in Pakistan's tribal areas, witnesses and military officials said. Missiles, apparently from an American drone aircraft, struck a compound in the insurgent stronghold of North Waziristan, just across the border from Afghanistan, witnesses said. At least nine people were killed, though some reports put the toll as high as 21. The targeted village, Dandi Derpakhel, contained an Islamic seminary and a family compound associated with the Haqqani clan.
WORLD
June 29, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez and Laura King, Los Angeles Times
Prospects for an effort by Pakistan to broker a reconciliation between the government of neighboring Afghanistan and a violent wing of the Afghan Taliban depend on overcoming a major obstacle: severing long-standing relations between the militant group and Al Qaeda. U.S. officials acknowledge that Pakistan has begun trying to seed a rapprochement between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Haqqani network, a branch of the Afghan Taliban that uses Pakistan to launch attacks on U.S., NATO and Afghan forces.
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November 11, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A financier and senior leader of the feared Haqqani network, a group credited with attacks on the Indian embassy in Kabul and numerous strikes on NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shot to death on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, a Taliban spokesman said Monday. Shortly after Nasiruddin Haqqani, the son of group founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, was killed late Sunday, his body was secreted away to Miranshah in the North Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border to be buried, according to Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, who spoke to journalists by phone from an undisclosed location.
WORLD
June 29, 2010 | By Alex Rodriguez and Laura King, Los Angeles Times
Prospects for an effort by Pakistan to broker a reconciliation between the government of neighboring Afghanistan and a violent wing of the Afghan Taliban depend on overcoming a major obstacle: severing long-standing relations between the militant group and Al Qaeda. U.S. officials acknowledge that Pakistan has begun trying to seed a rapprochement between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Haqqani network, a branch of the Afghan Taliban that uses Pakistan to launch attacks on U.S., NATO and Afghan forces.
NEWS
April 24, 1986 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
The outcome of the six-year-old civil war in Afghanistan may not be determined on the rocky battlefields of that country, but rather in the increasingly unpredictable political arena in neighboring Pakistan, according to Western diplomats interviewed here.
WORLD
October 23, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A suspected U.S. drone fired a missile into a Pakistani village early today, killing four tribesmen, residents said. The strike targeted a village in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border where Jalaluddin Haqqani, a friend of Osama bin Laden, had established a religious school. U.S. forces, frustrated over growing cross-border militant attacks from the Pakistani side, have carried out about a dozen missile strikes and a commando raid in Pakistani tribal areas since the start of September.
NEWS
December 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A prominent figure in Afghanistan's collapsed government who has not been seen for weeks, Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani, was wounded by U.S. bombing last month, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service said. The Afghan Islamic Press quoted sources in Pakistan's border town of Miranshah as saying Haqqani, the Taliban's tribal affairs minister, was moved to an unknown location after the Nov. 16 bombing in the eastern Khost district that killed 62 people, including five of his bodyguards. He hasn't been seen in public since.
NEWS
December 27, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A prominent figure in Afghanistan's collapsed government who has not been seen for weeks, Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani, was wounded by U.S. bombing last month, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service said. The Afghan Islamic Press quoted sources in Pakistan's border town of Miranshah as saying Haqqani, the Taliban's tribal affairs minister, was moved to an unknown location after the Nov. 16 bombing in the eastern Khost district that killed 62 people, including five of his bodyguards.
WORLD
August 22, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A U.S. missile strike targeted a Taliban commander blamed for masterminding ambushes on American troops in Afghanistan, the latest assault by unmanned aircraft in northwestern Pakistan, intelligence officials said. It was unclear whether Siraj Haqqani, who also has close ties to Al Qaeda, was among the 12 people killed in the house in North Waziristan near the Afghan border, the officials said. Siraj is the son of senior Taliban leader Jalaluddin Haqqani, who was supported by U.S. and Pakistani aid when he fought in the 1980s against Soviet troops occupying Afghanistan.
WORLD
September 9, 2008 | Zulfiqar Ali and Laura King, Special to The Times
U.S. forces made an apparently unsuccessful attempt Monday to assassinate a prominent Taliban-linked commander who sometimes shelters in Pakistan's tribal areas, witnesses and military officials said. Missiles, apparently from an American drone aircraft, struck a compound in the insurgent stronghold of North Waziristan, just across the border from Afghanistan, witnesses said. At least nine people were killed, though some reports put the toll as high as 21. The targeted village, Dandi Derpakhel, contained an Islamic seminary and a family compound associated with the Haqqani clan.
NEWS
April 24, 1986 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
The outcome of the six-year-old civil war in Afghanistan may not be determined on the rocky battlefields of that country, but rather in the increasingly unpredictable political arena in neighboring Pakistan, according to Western diplomats interviewed here.
WORLD
March 11, 2010 | By David S. Cloud and Julian E. Barnes
A growing number of Taliban militants in the Pakistani border region are refusing to collaborate with Al Qaeda fighters, declining to provide shelter or assist in attacks in Afghanistan even in return for payment, according to U.S. military and counter-terrorism officials. The officials, citing evidence from interrogation of detainees, communications intercepts and public statements on extremist websites, say that threats to the militants' long-term survival from Pakistani, Afghan and foreign military action are driving some Afghan Taliban away from Al Qaeda.
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September 29, 2011 | By Alex Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times
Pakistani political leaders meeting Thursday in the capital denounced U.S. allegations that the country's premier spy agency assisted insurgents in attacking American targets in Afghanistan, but also stressed the need to keep lines of communication open with Washington. The meeting of more than 50 politicians from a broad spectrum of parties, along with military and intelligence chiefs, was meant to convey Pakistan's unity amid fear that the United States will attack tribal areas along the Afghan border where Afghan Taliban militants maintain strongholds.
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