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US official claims Pakistan drone strikes ‘on hold’: Report

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  After the controversial Nato attack on Pakistani check posts and the consequent shutting down of Shamsi airbase, a US official has claimed that drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal agencies are currently on hold, The Long War Journal reported. According to a report, a US official says that drone strikes have been put “on hold” because […]

US leaving Shamsi base won’t have big impact on air war

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  KARACHI: The US decision to vacate a remote base used for staging drone flights directed at militants will have little impact on the American air campaign, a senior Pakistani military source said on Monday, but the move is a big political win for Pakistan. US personnel completed their departure from Shamsi Airfield, 320 km (200 […]

Pakistani authorities establish control over Shamsi airbase

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  Pakistani authorities took over Shamsi airbase in the Washuk district on Sunday, as American personnel met the deadline for eviction given earlier by the government. Express News reported that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Frontier Constabulary have taken control of the base. According to sources, the US nationals present at the base had […]

Around 42 oil tankers, containers torched in Pakistan

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At least 42 oil tankers and containers were torched by a group of armed men on Thursday in Quetta. Quetta News Sources -2

US continues to vacate Shamsi air base

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QUETTA: The United States continues to vacate the Shamsi air base as the deadline set by Pakistan quickly approaches. On Wednesday, two US air Quetta News Sources

US starts vacating Shamsi airbase

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QUETTA: United States’ officials on Sunday started vacating Shamsi airbase in Washuk district of Balochistan, an official confirmed. “Two United States’ special aircrafts landed at Shamsi airbase in connection with measures to vacate the base after deadline given to US by Pakistani government in the wake of NATO raid on Salala checkpost, killing 24 Pakistani […]

Two Pakistanis killed by NATO forces in Afghanistan: Locals

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  QUETTA: Two Pakistanis were allegedly gunned down by NATO forces in the Bibijan area of Afghanistan, which borders the Chagai district of Balochistan. Balochistan Levies confirmed the incident and said that the that two men had been shot dead in the Helmand province of Afghanistan on Thursday morning. “The two men went to visit their relatives […]

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