Taliban FEELS the Pain
Top commander unveils new Taliban tactics
By Sayed Salahuddin
KABUL (Reuters) - A top Taliban commander has said suicide attacks and roadside bombs would spearhead its new strategy against foreign troops, and hinted the movement could work with Afghanistan's government if foreign troops left.
In an apparent policy shift, Taliban deputy leader Mullah Brother told a militant Website that the Islamic movement could cooperate with the government of President Hamid Karzai, rather than seek its ouster.
"The matter can not be solved through war...the issue should be settled through understanding and talks," he said.
In the past, the Taliban has vowed to topple Karzai's government and drive out foreign forces.
Ousted from power in 2001, the al Qaeda-backed Taliban have made a strong come back since 2006, causing splits among the NATO alliance as some members appear reluctant to send their soldiers to areas where the militants are active.
In his interview, Mullah Brother refused to spell out all aspects of the Taliban's new military strategy, but said: "Martyrdom attacks and roadside explosions will form major part of the such operations."
"Through our military commanders, local and central councils we are working on these tactics...which will be implemented across the country in the near future as the new military strategy," the website quoted him as saying.
O Mullah Brother, Where Art Thou?
He’s dead, that’s where he is.
A wanted Taliban insurgent leader in Afghanistan, Mullah Brother, was killed on Thursday in a U.S.-led raid in the southern province of Helmand, the Afghan Defence Ministry said, citing ground commanders.
Brother served as a top military commander for the Taliban government until its removal from power in 2001 and was a member of the movement’s leadership council led by its fugitive leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar.
Pakistan, Afghanistan and the death of a general
By Myra MacDonald
The killing of the Pakistan army’s top medical officer this week was another reminder of the price being paid by the military in the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban. Lieutenant-General Mushtaq Ahmed Baig was the most senior army ...
Pakistan: Now or Never? - http://blogs.reuters.com
With USA military aid the Afghan Army death toll can be reduced.G
When the Taliban feel enough pain they WILL come to the table. And give up al Qaeda