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News articles and special reports related to insurgents and insurgency in the Central Asian Region, including various Russian republics. We cover insurgency and rebellion in countries such as Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Nepal. The Adverse Private Forces we primarily focus here are the many insurgent and rebel groups operating across Central Asia.




Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students dead. More than eight hours after militants slipped into the heavily guarded compound through a back entrance, the army declared the operation to flush them out over, and said that all nine insurgents had been killed. By Jibran Ahmad and Mehreen Zahra-Malik, Reuters, December 16, 2014: MULTIMEDIA

More on the Peshawar school massacre at the TERRORISM IN ASIA page


Hakimullah Mehsud killed by drone, Pakistan Taliban say. The U.S. strike targeted Hakimullah Mehsud's vehicle in the Dande Darpakhel, some 5km (3miles) north of the region's main town, Miranshah. BBC News, November 2, 1013: TEXT | VIDEO

Map of the area were Mehsud was killed available at out PINTEREST page



Taliban return to Afghan town that rose up and drove out its leaders. “The Taliban are using people as shields and are firing on security forces from civilian houses,” said Haji Abdur Rab, head of Gizab’s development council. By Sune Engel Rasmussen, The Guardian, October 27, 2014: TEXT | PICTURES | MAP

Fears of Taliban assassinations increase. Describing 2013 as “very important”, he predicted the Taliban would launch “high-profile attacks to create the perception of insecurity” and attempt to assassinate political and military leaders. By Victor Mallet, The Financial Times, April 3, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE

- FT interview with Gen Joseph Dunford, commander of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), and of US forces in Afghanistan. Transcript: Gen Joseph Dunford. Conducted April 2 2013 by Victor Mallet: TEXT




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