December 20th, 2010
04:04 PM ET

Drone activity in Pakistan moves northward, official says

Intense drone activity in Pakistan's tribal region has moved northward, mirroring the movement of suspected militants as they try to flee the targeted strikes, according to a senior Pakistani military official.

Officials have seen an increased militant presence in Khyber Agency, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan, said the official, who did not want to be named due to the sensitivity of the operation.

Specifically, he says "they are moving into the Tirah Valley."

Three suspected U.S. drone strikes Friday were all concentrated in the Tirah Valley, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The strikes, which targeted suspected militant hideouts and a training camp, killed 57 people - a record for a single day. Officials say all three hit within 4 square kilometers of each other

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December 20th, 2010
10:43 AM ET

Militants attack two fuel tankers in Pakistan

NATO trucks driven by Pakistani drivers prepare to cross into Afghanistan in 2009.

Suspected militants set fire to oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces, a government official in the northwestern tribal region said Monday.

Arshad Khan, a senior government official of Khyber Agency, said militants fired rockets on a convoy of four oil tankers, carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Two trucks caught fire, injuring the driver and his assistant in a truck, Khan said.

The incident took place in the Katha Kashta of Khyber Agency, one of the seven districts that make up Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

This is the latest strike on Afghan-bound supply convoys in Pakistan. The tankers are operated by contracted Pakistani firms hired by NATO, using Pakistani equipment and drivers.

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December 20th, 2010
10:40 AM ET

Home for the holidays, then back to war

CNN's Catherine Callaway talks with an Army sergeant headed back to Afghanistan after two weeks with his family.

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December 20th, 2010
10:33 AM ET

Afghanistan war review

CNN's Candy Crowley discusses the gains and setbacks in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.