Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pak, Sri Lanka claim victories over terrorism

(TH)SINGAPORE (AP): Pakistan claimed Sunday its military offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley was nearing a successful end, while Sri Lanka held up its victory over Tamil Tiger rebels as a triumph over terrorism.

Senior officials of the two South Asian nations, speaking at a security summit in Singapore, provided an upbeat assessment of their counterinsurgency operations even though the two wars have spawned two of the region's biggest humanitarian crises. Full text