Pakistan Update

More bad (though unsurprising) news:

Taliban fighters forced Pakistani soldiers to retreat from a militant stronghold near the border with Afghanistan over the weekend, after a three-day battle sent civilians fleeing from government airstrikes.

The pullback from Bajaur, an area of Pakistan’s tribal region where the Taliban and al Qaeda have forged particularly close ties, came after the military launched an offensive there late last week.

Read the rest of the piece for a clear detailed account of the tactics of the Taliban.  [A defensive hedgehog, followed by attacks on enemy convoys, lay IEDs/mines along transport rodes, then swarm manuevers when the enemy has to divert (in order to avoid IEDs).

 

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