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Topic: Infighting

Militants take Iraq border town

BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON - Shiite fighters paraded in Baghdad Saturday in a dramatic show of force aimed at Sunni militants who seized a Syrian border crossing, widening a western front in an offensive threatening to rip Iraq apart.Meanwhile, Washington readied a new diplomatic bid to unite Iraq’s ...

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June 16, 2014

Eight militants die in fresh infighting

MIRANSHAH - Eight militants were killed Sunday in the latest clashes between the Pakistani Taliban and a breakaway faction in the country's restive northwest on Sunday.The fighting erupted in the Wacha Mela area 65 kilometres west of Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan tribal district.A ...

Taliban infighting hampers peace talks

ISLAMABAD - Weeks of infighting between Taliban groups have hampered stop-start peace talks with Pakistan's government, sources said Monday, as the insurgents' leader vowed to continue fighting until Islamic law was enforced in the country.Two factions of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the ...

Infighting leaves five militants dead

MIRANSHAH - At least five militants died during a shootout between rival factions in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border Tuesday, militant and intelligence sources said. Supporters of Tehreek-e-Taliban commander Khan Said Sajna and followers of the late TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud ...

Infighting culminates with MWMC MD’s quitting

MULTANManaging Director (MD) of Multan Waste Management Company (MWMC) is learnt to have resigned from his office due to differences with the Chairman. Sources claimed that the MD Dr Akhtar Alamgir resigned on unnecessary interference of Chairman Rai Mansab Ali, District Officer Workshops Faheem ...

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May 09, 2014

10 more killed in militants infighting

MIRANSHAH - At least 10 more Taliban militants were killed and 15 others injured in clashes between the rival Taliban groups in North Waziristan Agency on Thursday. Rockets and mortars were used in the clashes. According to reports, the turf war between the two groups of militants had claimed about ...

It’s tribal war more than TTP infighting

ISLAMABAD - Internal fissure in the otherwise organised Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) seems to be shaping into a tribal war as the outlawed militant group splits along ethnic lines than uniting under its orthodox religious ideology.With TTP Mohmand Agency chief Omar Khalid Khurasani calling the ...

TTP decides to extend ceasefire |

PESHAWAR - Amid continued fight between two warring groups of the Taliban, the TTP Shura has reportedly decided to extend the ceasefire to take forward the peace talks with the government, though it stopped short of making any announcement on this count. Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah ...

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April 14, 2014

The men behind TTP infighting

Tahir AliISLAMABAD - A weeklong infighting that claimed dozens of lives from two warring factions of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) finally came to an end over the weekend after the intervention of TTP central leadership. The infighting remained indecisive as neither Commander Khan Saeed, famously ...

Taliban infighting rages on

LAHORE - Mediators have failed to bring peace between two warring Taliban groups in South Waziristan as the fighting has spread to other areas of the agency.Khan Said Sajna Mehsud and Shehryar Mehsud groups of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) are engaged in fierce fighting for more than a week ...

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April 13, 2014

Grand jirga ends Taliban infighting

PESHAWAR - Taliban Shura member Azam Tariq on Saturday claimed they had reconciled the dispute between the Taliban factions and the internal clashes would not affect the government-TTP dialogue process. Talking to The Nation from an undisclosed location, the Taliban commander said the media had ...

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April 12, 2014

19 militants perish in fresh infighting

PESHAWAR - At least 19 militants were killed in three separate incidents of bombing and gunfight in tribal areas Friday, local security officials said, the latest clashes in almost a week of infighting between rival Taliban factionsA total of 62 people have been killed in the violence which erupted ...

taliban infighting picks
April 11, 2014

Taliban infighting picks up

The infighting between Taliban factions has gained momentum at such a time when the peace parley between the government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan is entering a decisive phase while the residents fear a wide scale disturbance in case the clashes spill over to other parts of South Waziristan ...

TTP truce extension on the way

LAHORE - The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) peace talks’ leadership will extend the ceasefire and is likely to make a formal announcement soon as the militant outfit is stuck with the infighting between the pro-peace and anti-peace elements, The Nation has learnt. The TTP had announced its ...

ttp infighting delays peace talks
April 10, 2014

TTP groups infighting delays peace talks

ISLAMABAD - Allaying the impression of any deadlock between the government and Taliban Shura peace talks, Maulana Yousuf Shah, coordinator of Taliban nominated peace panel, attributed the delay in meeting between the two sides to some other reasons and engagements of Taliban.Talking to The Nation ...

Taliban infighting breaks out

Peshawar/MIRANSHAH  - Clashes between two Pakistani Taliban factions have left at least 20 dead, security officials and militant sources said Monday, in a sign of the intense rivalries within the umbrella grouping. The fighting took place in the tribal regions between supporters of Khan Said ...

What’ll mould TTP: Father’s warmth or brothers’ bad blood?

LAHORE - The top leadership of Samiul Haq’s JUI has made first formal contact with Taliban Shura (council), playing as a facilitator in government’s bid to secure peace through talks with the militants. However, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has not immediately responded to the ...

Officials’ infighting behind handicapped cricket decline

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan handicapped cricket team had raised the country's flag high on Indian soil in the month of October last year, as the brave sons of the country beat the mighty physically challenged cricket team of India in both ODIs and one off T20 international and returned home with great ...

Budget talks break down amid Republican infighting

WASHINGTON  -   With President Obama watching from the White House, the struggle to end the shutdown of the government has turned into a battle between Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate, raising the risk of a historic default later this month. Budget talks ...

Yet another scandal surfaces at PIA

ISLAMABAD -The continued reign of bad times the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is presently trapped in does not seem to be over anytime sooner with the surfacing of yet another scandal involving foul play, this time at the PIA web ticketing services.An apparent infighting between the two PIA ...

Infighting hitting PPP, PML-N hard in Chiniot

CHINIOTCracks appeared over ticket distributions have further widened in both the PML-N and PPP as some of their aspirants who have been denied tickets by their parties are vying against their erstwhile parties men here in the district.PML-N Candidate for NA-86 is facing opposition from his own ...

‘Petty issue’ breeds intense PSB-POA infighting

ISLAMABAD - The row between Pakistan Sports Board and Pakistan Olympic Association has started to get heated up, as Islamabad Olympic Association president and former director general Pakistan Sports Board Brig Arif Mahmud Siddiqui has also jumped in.He has written a letter to International Olympic ...

Dozens reported killed in Afghan militant infighting: police

Up to 60 militants and 19 civilians may have been killed in bloody clashes between rival Islamist militant groups in northern Afghanistan, a police official said Sunday. The fighting between Taliban rebels and militants loyal to the Hezb-i-Islami insurgent group erupted early Saturday in Baghlan ...

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