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Pakistan approved deadly US airstrike

By Nicci Smith and Miles Amoore The Sunday Times Pakistan gave the go-ahead to American airstrikes last weekend that inadvertently killed 24 of their own troops, according to new claims from US officials. The account is the latest twist in the blame game surrounding the worst friendly fire incident in the history of the 10-year […]

Pakistani mortars ‘trigger deadly air strike’

The Sunday Times The US has expressed regret and offered its “deepest condolences” after 24 Pakistani soldiers who were killed in cross-border Nato air strikes were buried on Sunday, calling the attacks a “tragic unintended incident”. Pakistani troops fired mortars at American ground soldiers patrolling the Afghan border, triggering Nato air strikes, according to Afghan […]

What battle?

Back to the battle in Nuristan’s Doab district. Fresh details have emerged that seem to contradict ISAF’s public version of the battle, which took place in May this year. An article in the Christian Science Monitor on Tuesday strongly suggests that the fight between US forces and insurgents for control of the district centre was far […]