KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Security forces have killed a key Taliban commander named Zaid in the southern province of Helmand, a former Taliban stronghold, a local official said Wednesday.
Military option last resort of Sharif gov't as Taliban refuses to negotiate
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- The refusal of the Pakistani Taliban to start talks with the government and its unabated attacks on security forces could force the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resort to the"use of force"as an option to once and for all resolve the insurgency problem that has plagued Pakistan for many years.Full Story
Afghan Taliban key local leader killed in U.S. drone attack: police
ASADABAD, Afghanistan, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- A local Taliban leader was killed earlier on Tuesday in a U.S. drone attack in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, a police chief said.Full Story
30 Taliban give up fighting in S. Afghanistan