Saturday, October 17, 2009
FLASH: 30,000 Pakistani Troops Attack Taliban
BREAKING, BBC - 17 October 2009, 06:51 GMT, Saturday, 17 October 2009 07:51 UK The Pakistan army has started moving troops and artillery towards the Taliban militants' stronghold in South Waziristan, local officials say. They told the BBC that 30,000 troops backed by tanks were moving in on the stronghold of Hakimullah Mehsud, the new head of the Pakistan Taliban. They are moving from the north, the east, and the west. A curfew was imposed in the region before the offensive began, after several Taliban attacks in recent days. FULL STORY: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8311927.stm Conservative Caps, Shirt and more! Leave a Comment - Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Visit us on Twitter!