Pakistan Security Brief - February 25, 2010

Pakistan Security Brief – February 25, 2010

Nearly half of Afghan Taliban’s leadership council captured in Pakistan; CIA and ISI increases cooperation; US soldiers not the target in the February 3 attack; Indian and Pakistani diplomats met in New Delhi; Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to prisoner exchange; Taliban leader Qazi Zafar killed in north Waziristan; bomb destroys NATO oil tanker.



[1] Anand Gopal, “Half of Afghanistan Taliban leadership arrested in Pakistan,” Christian Science Monitor, February 24, 2010. Available at http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2010/0224/Half-of-Afghanistan-Taliban-leadership-arrested-in-Pakistan.
[2] Mark Mazzetti and Jane Perlez, “C.I.A. and Pakistan Work Together, but Do So Warily,” New York Times, February 24, 2010. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/world/asia/25intel.html?ref=asia
[3] “‘US soldiers not target in Lower Dir attack’,” Dawn, February 25, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/04-us-soldiers-not-target-qs-04.
[4] Jim Yardley, “In ‘First Step,’ India and Pakistan Resume Talks,” York Times, February 25, 2010. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/26/world/asia/26india.html?ref=asia. Emily Wax, “India, Pakistan hold formal talks,” Washington Post, February 25, 2010. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/25/AR2010022502131.html. “India takes 'first step' to rebuild trust with Pakistan,” BBC, February 25, 2010. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8535787.stm.
[5] Karin Brulliard, “Pakistan to hand over Taliban No. 2, says Afghanistan,” Washington Post, February 25, 2010. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2010/02/25/AR2010022501119.html.
[6] “Taliban leader Qazi Zafar killed in drone attack,” Dawn, February 25, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/03-taliban-leader-qazi-zafar-killed-in-drone-attack-ss-06.
[7] “Militants blow up Nato tanker near Peshawar,” Dawn, February 25, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/04-nato-tanker-peshawar-qs-01.