August 12, 2010

News From the Front: 08/12/2010 - Pakistan

Pakistan floods raise fears about Taliban regrouping - The floods ravaging Pakistan are generating fears that Taliban insurgents could regroup amid the chaos and destruction. (READ MORE)

Taliban condemns aid effort - US army choppers carrying emergency food and water buzzed over the swollen river and washed-out bridges, landing in the valley once controlled by the Taliban. (READ MORE)

U.N. Seeks $460 Million for Pakistan Flood Victims - The United Nations appealed Wednesday for nearly $460 million in emergency aid for victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan. (READ MORE)

U.S. Builds Goodwill with Quick Assistance in Pakistani Flooding - "The American assistance has been considerable, it has been prompt, and it has been effective," said Tanvir Ahmad Khan, a former Pakistani foreign secretary and now chairman of the Islamabad-based Institute of Strategic Studies. (READ MORE)

U.S. Triples Helicopters For Pakistan Flood Relief - The United States announced on Wednesday more helicopters and aid to beef up relief efforts in Pakistan, which is grappling with its worst floods in 80 years. (READ MORE)

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