Taliban, Pakistani security forces approaching the main base (Figure)
5 8, Pakistan’s army toward northwestern Swat district road. 8 Pakistani military statement said security forces over the past 24 hours in the northwestern Swat region killed more than 140 militants. Xinhua News Agency/Reuters
newspaper reporter in Pakistan Mengxiang Lin
impressive victories public support
Ali Pakistani defense secretary, said on May 31, Pakistan security forces in the Swat region of over a month to carry out the action has completed more than 90%, hoping to eliminate the remnants of two or three days the militants. 30 days later, Pakistani Information Minister Keira announced that security forces have captured an important Taliban stronghold, the largest city in Mingora city in Swat district. Pakistani military spokesman Major General Abbas also announced that senior Taliban commander 米斯巴乌德 small and Sultan Khan, was killed in this operation.
security forces since April 26 from the Northwest Frontier Province, respectively, Dir, Buner and Swat regions launched military operations against Taliban militants, has accumulated more than 1,200 militants killed . Abbas said the military success of the operation thanks to the support of local people, Mingora local residents have already started to identify the militants posing as civilians. Pakistan’s “Daily Times” published a signed commentary 31 that the current military operation in Swat military launched a serious blow to the Taliban, to break its myth of invincibility.
depth approaching enemy war nest
Currently, security forces are advancing to Karam and Gulibage areas, security forces also Nanwa Waziristan region exchanged fire with the Taliban several times. Baa border in the tribal areas has been considered the Taliban and the “base” organization’s current main base, the Pakistani Taliban leader 贝图拉马哈苏 German stronghold in South Waziristan.
However, Taliban militants in retaliation are under way. According to Pakistani private television station reported 30, 贝图拉马哈苏 Germany has sent a letter to his subordinates, asked his followers in Swat and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of the small village for bombings. He also asked other regions in Pakistan under the hiding place. 27 Taliban militants in Lahore, a police office for suicide bombings, killing at least 30 people were killed and 300 injured; 28 occurred in NWFP 4 bomb attacks, killing more than 100 people casualties. The Taliban threatened will Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Multan attack.
addition to fighting in the end to troubles
in the major cities of Pakistan government has taken measures to security alert. North West Frontier Province on the 28th through the local newspapers and television stations to the public notice offering a reward to catch Nasiwate 21 Pakistani Taliban leader, ranked in the top of the list Fazilula reward reward of up to 50 million rupees. Pakistani Interior Minister Malik said the Taliban’s days are numbered, and they lay down their arms and surrender in addition to no other choice. Malik urged the public to maintain high morale, united support to depose the Taliban.
Analysts pointed out that the pressure against government forces made no small achievement, the Taliban’s activities and living space has been greatly reduced, but to fundamentally solve the problem of Taliban is still a long way to go, after all these armed elements still got some people’s sympathy and support. If this action can not eradicate the militants, they likely will be back. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said, “Swat is just the beginning, larger battle yet to come.”
(newspaper Xinhua Islamabad, May 31)