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Haqqani Network Officially Designated ‘Terrorists’

Haqqani Network Officially Designated ‘Terrorists’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. State Department today officially named the Haqqani network, a violent Taliban-affiliated militant group based in Pakistan, as a terrorist organization after weeks of deliberation, according to a senior …

Militant Commander Likely Killed in Drone Strike, US Officials Say

Militant Commander Likely Killed in Drone Strike, US Officials Say

JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — U.S. officials on Thursday said that an American drone strike likely took out a top commander of a powerful militant group the U.S. says is responsible for deadly, high-profile terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.B…

Panetta Reveals US Has Lost Patience with Pakistan

Panetta Reveals US Has Lost Patience with Pakistan

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Thursday but his mind was clearly on neighboring Pakistan.Tensions between Washington and Islamabad have risen dramatically since t…

Haqqani Network Charged with Launching Major Offensive in Afghanistan

Haqqani Network Charged with Launching Major Offensive in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The U.S. is blaming a Pakistani insurgent group for launching a series of coordinated attacks last Sunday that struck Kabul and other major cities in Afghanistan.U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker …

Afghan President Praises His Forces’ Handling of Insurgent Attacks

Afghan President Praises His Forces’ Handling of Insurgent Attacks

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — In spite of an intelligence failure that didn’t foresee Sunday’s multi-pronged attack in Kabul and other Afghan cities, President Hamid Karzai praised his forces for repelling the start of the Taliban’…

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