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Pakistan army claims 30 Taliban perish in Swat airstrike.

Byline: Pakhtun Khan Shinwari

Pakistan army The Pakistan Army (Urdu: پاک فوج) is the largest branch of the Pakistan military, and is mainly responsible for protection of the state borders, the security of administered territories and defending the national interests of Pakistan  claims 30 Taliban perish TO PERISH. To come to an end; to cease to be; to die.
     2. What has never existed cannot be said to have perished.
     3. When two or more persons die by the same accident, as a shipwreck, no presumption arises that one perished before the
 in Swat Swat (swät), district of the Malakand division, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Saidu Sharif is the capital. The largely inaccessible region is reached by air and through mountain passes from the south and east.  airstrike

Pakhtun Khan Shinwari - Aug 30, 2008 - 10:19

ISLAMABAD (PAN): Thirty insurgents Insurgents, in U.S. history, the Republican Senators and Representatives who in 1909–10 rose against the Republican standpatters controlling Congress, to oppose the Payne-Aldrich tariff and the dictatorial power of House speaker Joseph G. Cannon.  including two local Taliban commanders were killed in a military airstrike on hideouts of militant cleric Maulana Fazlullah's supporters in the restive northwestern valley of Swat, a senior army official said on Saturday.

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 cleric and his key commanders were hiding there, military aircraft pounded the centre in the Peuchar area, chief military spokesman Gen. Athar Abbas told Pajhwok Afghan News. The rebels suffered heavy casualties in the raid, he claimed.

Army fighter jets took part in the operation against pro-Taliban miscreants in Swat for the first time, Abbas said, adding the bombardment of the base left 22 rebels dead. Another eight fighters were eliminated in air raids on their bases elsewhere in the former tourist resort.

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 spokesman Murad Aamer said two key commanders of Fazlullah were also killed in Thursday's military action. He identified the slain commanders as Maulvi Saeedur Rehman and Maulvi Shahenshah. Fazlullah was also present at the centre but his fate was not immediately known.

Rebel spokesman Muslim Khan acknowledged the loss of several fighters in the airstrike but did not put a specific figure on the casualties. He also repudiated rumours that Maulana Fazlullah might be among the fatalities or those wounded.

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 Shaheen, kidnapped two days ago, was killed as security personnel attacked a private jail, the ISPR spokesman said. Nearly 40 government officials held in the illegal prison sustained injuries in the assault.

Security forces shelled suspected militant positions in Matta, Kabal and Charbagh sub-districts late Thursday night. Three people were killed and five others injured in incidents of violence on Friday.


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Date:Aug 30, 2008
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