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State: Pakistan Continues to Provide ‘Safe Havens’ for Taliban

Pakistan remained a safe haven last year for Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network (HQN) jihadis despite the pressure the Trump administration applied on the country to stop harboring terrorist groups, the U.S. State Department reported on Wednesday.

FILE - In this April 24, 2009 picture, Pakistani Taliban leave Buner, Pakistan. Coordinated attacks - along with threats to women, shops selling CDs and barbers - suggest that the Taliban are bleeding out of their traditional havens in the Northwest Frontier Province into Pakistan's Punjab heartland, home to more …

Taliban Confirms Death of Terrorist Network Founder Jalaluddin Haqqani

The Taliban released a statement on Tuesday confirming the death of Mawlavi Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the notorious Haqqani Network (HQN), a terrorist organization allied with the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The Haqqani Network quickly made it known that new leaders are prepared to take over and Haqqani’s death will not hinder its operations.

The Associated Press

U.S. Expands Operations to Protect Afghan Capital: ‘We Have a Lot of Work to Do’

The United States has deemed protecting the sprawling Afghan capital of Kabul the “main effort” of an intensified U.S.-backed offensive following a series of high-profile terrorist assaults at the hands of the Taliban and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), revealed the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The Associated Press

Pentagon Chief on Working with Pakistan: ‘We Need to Try One More Time’

WASHINGTON, DC — American President Donald Trump is ready “to take whatever steps are necessary” to pressure Pakistan into taking action against terrorist groups killing and maiming American troops in neighboring Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis tells lawmakers.

The Associated Press

Pentagon Withholds Pakistan Military Funding over Tolerating Taliban

Secretary of Defense James Mattis told Congress this week that Pakistan will not receive some $50 million in outstanding military reimbursements from the 2016 fiscal year because the Pakistani government has not done enough to fight the Taliban and its allies, such as the Haqqani network.

FILE - In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan. Two senior Taliban figures said that Pakistan has issued a stark warning to the militant group, apparently surprised over being excluded from the …

Afghanistan Blames Haqqani Network, Pakistan for Kabul Massacre

The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the intelligence agency in Afghanistan, accused Pakistan, considered a willing terrorist safe haven, and the Haqqani Network, a terrorist group affiliated with allies al-Qaeda and the Taliban, of being behind the recent carnage in Kabul.

TOPSHOT - Afghan security forces and residents stand near the crater left by a truck bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. At least 80 people were killed and hundreds wounded May 31 when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of …

Congressman Renews Call to Label Pakistan a State Sponsor of Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top Republican lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced a bill for the American government to officially designate “untrustworthy ally” Pakistan as a state-sponsor of terrorism, insisting that Islamabad has long “aided and abetted enemies of the United States.”

Masked Pakistani pro- Taliban militants who are supporters of Maulana Fazlullah in Pakistan's Swat valley November 2, 2007. REUTERS/SHERIN ZADA KANJU/FILES

Official: ‘Some’ Taliban-Linked Terrorists Still Hiding in Pakistan

A top Pakistani official has conceded that Pakistan is still serving as a safe haven for “some” members of the Haqqani Network, a jihadist group the American military believes poses the greatest threat to U.S. forces and their allies fighting in Afghanistan.

FILE - In this April 24, 2009 picture, Pakistani Taliban leave Buner, Pakistan. Coordinated attacks - along with threats to women, shops selling CDs and barbers - suggest that the Taliban are bleeding out of their traditional havens in the Northwest Frontier Province into Pakistan's Punjab heartland, home to more …