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Taliban vow to fight until ‘last breath’

May 18, 2009

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— The Pakistani Taliban have vowed to resist until the “last breath” as security forces entered two militant-held towns and fought on the outskirts of a third in what could turn into bloody urban battles near the Afghan border.

Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan made the defiant statements late Sunday after a top official said the military offensive in the Swat Valley and surrounding areas had killed more than 1,000 suspected militants and would proceed until the last insurgent is “flushed out.”

Washington has pressed Islamabad to crack down on al-Qaida and Taliban strongholds along the Afghan frontier, saying the militants threaten not only U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan but also nuclear-armed Pakistan’s future.

Swat was once a tourist destination that fell prey to Taliban advances over the past two years.

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Defender 4 years, 11 months ago

Not sure I believe them either, bad_dog. I hate for innocents to get killed in the fighting, but a Taliban-less world would be a much better place.

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bad_dog 4 years, 11 months ago

Fight to the last breath?

Hmm, what about those that shave their beards and sneak off to "fight to their last breath" on another day? More flight than fight, it seems.

I believe the Taliban's claim about as much as I believe the Pakistani army has killed more than 1,000 militants.

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Defender 4 years, 11 months ago

Good for you Taliban! Fight to the last breath! I for one am happy to hear that you're all for being eradicated forever! Yay eradication! Destroy the Taliban, to the very last one of those hatefilled, ignorant, and useless beings.

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madmike 4 years, 11 months ago

Well then, by all means, we should ensure it is their last breath!

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