Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pakistan, US undeterred by Afghan setback‎ - Syed Saleem Shahzad

ISLAMABAD - The recent American withdrawal from the strategic Korangal Valley in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar was largely seen among the old-guard mujahideen as a replay of the Soviet withdrawal from that area in 1986.

The withdrawal of American forces from Korangal Valley is a direct result of the failure of the Pakistani armed forces to tame militants in Mohmand and Bajaur, where as in the 1980s, they have vital bases in support of the struggle across the border.

Pakistan, US undeterred by Afghan setback‎


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