Sunday, April 26, 2009
Pakistani Troops Push Back At Taliban
Battleground district in yellow
What has all the appearances of a heated battle is underway between Pakistani troops and the Taliban. A move made necessary by the bold actions of the Taliban, moving into territory a mere 90 miles from the capital as fears rise that the government could collapse.
Among the casualties inflicted - the Pakistanis report the death of a local Taliban commander.
The battleground is located in the Lower Dir district of Pakistan.
Western nations, perhaps most notably the United States, are showing increasing concern over the recent ability of Taliban forces to strike with relative impunity. The prospect of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal in the hands of the Taliban should Islamabad eventually fall is untenable.