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Petraeus, Kerry visit Pakistan as military battles on militants

August 10, 2018
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The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East and Central Asia visited Pakistan on Monday as the Pakistani army battled Taliban militants in the country’s northwest, U.S. Embassy officials said. (CNN — 20 October, 2009)
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The regional U.S. military commander was visiting Pakistan on Monday as that country’s military continued its massive ground offensive against Taliban militants in the restive northwest tribal region. (CNN — 19 October, 2009)
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The Pakistani military moved deeper into South Waziristan, hitting Taliban targets with F-16 fighter jets as troops supported by helicopter gunships climbed higher into the terrain. (New York Times — 19 October, 2009)
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Pakistani forces backed by heavy artillery attacked Taliban insurgents on Monday as the army moved to wrest control of militant strongholds in a lawless region on the Afghan border. (MSNBC — 20 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The Pakistani army pushed farther into a mountainous Taliban and al-Qaeda haven Sunday, as civilians continued to flow out of an area that has become a full-fledged battleground. (Washington Post — 19 October, 2009)
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Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both sides claiming early victories. (New York Times — 19 October, 2009)
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