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Archive | February 16, 2010

U.S. Marines Bogged Down, Face Fierce Resistance in Afghanistan

Marines came under heavy gunfire and sniper attacks since Sunday. When one assault lasted over an hour, they were forced to call in air support — Harrier jets and attack helicopters with Hellfire missiles. The Marines are also bogged down by booby traps. They advanced only 500 yards Monday. The Marines’ efforts to close in […]

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Reported capture of Taliban Commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

The Taliban’s top military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the No.2 behind Afghan Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar and a close associate of Osama bin Laden, was captured in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi. He was arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation in Pakistan. Baradar was held 10 days ago with the assistance […]

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