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01-25 Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka
C. 02-25 Guard mutiny 'spreads' Dhaka, Bangladesh
D. 04-22 Taliban claims victory near Islamabad Buner, NW Pakistan
E. 05-12 War zone hospital 'hit' Sri Lanka
F. 05-15 Thousands flee fighting West Pakistan
6. 05-15 Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken Sri Lanka
7. 05-18 Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed Sri Lanka
8. 05-30 Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city Mingora, NW Pakistan
J. 07-05 Scores killed in China protests Urumqi, Western China

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Troops have taken key rebel stronghold   The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack Guard mutiny 'spreads'   Taliban claims victory near Islamabad   Militants who implemented Islamic law in violence-plagued Swat Valley last week have now taken control of a neighboring Buner district War zone hospital 'hit'  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people Thousands flee fighting Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city Scores killed in China protests   Violence in restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 140 people dead and more than 800 injured Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed' 38 killed as police offices attacked Cabinet meets underwater Major Pakistani ground offensive begins   Pakistani soldiers and militants slugged it out the vast tribal region, with more than a dozen insurgents killed in military airstrikes Karzai accepts election runoff Car bomb kills at least 100 in market   Karzai declared elected president  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of v...   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack   A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman
Jan.1  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ
Jan.4  New Delhi  India hands Mumbai file to Pakistan
Jan.25   Sri Lanka
Feb.3  Sri Lanka  President predicts rapid win
Feb.13  Tribal Areas  Missile hit 'kills 27'
Feb.25   Bangladesh
Feb.27  Bangladesh  Troops find mass grave
Mar.2  Lahore  Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team
Mar.14  Pakistan  Sharif placed under house arrest
Mar.21  Pakistan  Judge Chaudhry regains top post
Mar.27  Tribal Areas  Mosque attack kills 50
Mar.29  Lahore  Gun battle at police academy
Apr.15  India  Millions of Indians vote
Apr.21  India  Suspected rebels 'stop' train
Apr.22   NW Pakistan
May.6  NW Pakistan  Pakistani forces, Taliban clash
May.8  NW Pakistan  Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
May.12   Sri Lanka
May.14  Myanmar  Suu Kyi taken to prison
May.15   West Pakistan
  Sri Lanka
 India  Congress alliance well ahead in election
May.18   Sri Lanka
 Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory'
May.26  Lahore  Huge explosion in central Lahore
May.30   NW Pakistan
Jun.9  Peshawar  Bomb rips through hotel
Jun.11  Afghanistan  Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'
Jul.1  Southern Afghanistan  U.S. launches 'major operation'
 New Delhi  Gay sex 'not criminal' in India
Jul.5   Western China
Jul.20  Mumbai  Main Mumbai suspect pleads guilty
 Afghanistan  U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan
Jul.21  India  Darkness envelops Asia during eclipse
Aug.7   Tribal Areas
Aug.10  Myanmar  Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'guilty'
Aug.25  Kandahar  At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Sep.3  Northern Afghanistan  'Scores die' in explosion
Sep.8  Kabul  Recount clouds Karzai poll lead
Sep.20  Afghanistan  US in Afghanistan failure warning
Oct.7  Kabul  Blast outside India embassy
Oct.10  Rawalpindi  Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
Oct.12  NW Pakistan  41 dead in Swat Valley blast
Oct.14   Lahore
Oct.16   Maldives
Oct.17   Tribal Areas
Oct.20   Kabul
Oct.24  Tribal Areas  Pakistan takes key Taliban town of Kotkai
Oct.27  Kabul  3 U.N. staff killed in firefight
Oct.28   Peshawar
Nov.1  Rawalpindi  35 dead in explosion
Nov.2   Kabul
Nov.4  Afghanistan  UN to evacuate Afghanistan staff
Nov.12  Peshawar  Blast 'hits security HQ'
Nov.25  Mumbai  Mumbai attacks: One year on
Dec.5  Rawalpindi  Taliban claims mosque strike
Dec.9  Pakistan  Pakistan arrests 5 men missing in U.S.
Dec.30   Afghanistan



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February 2009
President predicts rapid win
Missile hit 'kills 27'
Guard mutiny 'spreads'
President predicts rapid win
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March 2009
Gun battle at police academy
Sharif placed under house arrest
Judge Chaudhry regains top post
Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team
Mosque attack kills 50
Gun battle at police academy
Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team
Mosque attack kills 50
Mosque attack kills 50
April 2009
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Millions of Indians vote
Suspected rebels 'stop' train
Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
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May 2009
War zone hospital 'hit'
Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
Thousands flee fighting
Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Suu Kyi taken to prison
Congress alliance well ahead in election
Huge explosion in central Lahore
Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city
Huge explosion in central Lahore
Huge explosion in central Lahore
June 2009
Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'
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Bomb rips through hotel
Afghanistan attacks 'at new high'
Bomb rips through hotel
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July 2009
U.S. launches 'major operation'
U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan
Gay sex 'not criminal' in India
Scores killed in China protests
Main Mumbai suspect pleads guilty
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August 2009
Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'guilty'
At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
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September 2009
'Scores die' in explosion
US in Afghanistan failure warning
Recount clouds Karzai poll lead
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October 2009
Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
41 dead in Swat Valley blast
38 killed as police offices attacked
Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
Cabinet meets underwater
Karzai accepts election runoff
Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
3 U.N. staff killed in firefight
Car bomb kills at least 100 in market
Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
41 dead in Swat Valley blast
38 killed as police offices attacked
Blast outside India embassy
3 U.N. staff killed in firefight
Car bomb kills at least 100 in market
Blast outside India embassy
41 dead in Swat Valley blast
Car bomb kills at least 100 in market
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Karzai declared elected president
UN to evacuate Afghanistan staff
35 dead in explosion
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December 2009
Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack
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Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ India hands Mumbai file to Pakistan Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Map of Mullaittivu Sri Lanka


January 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Sri Lanka
Jan.4   New Delhi
Jan.7  Pakistan  Pakistan sacks security advisor
Jan.8  Pakistan  Pakistan al-Qaeda chief 'killed'
Jan.25   Sri Lanka  
  The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack
 Lt Gen Sarath Fonsek said troops had 'completely captured' the last Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Mullaitivu after a month of fighting


February 2009 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly strike on hospital  West Pakistan  American U.N. official kidnapped Feb.2  Sri Lanka  S Lanka tells civilians to leave Feb.3   Sri Lanka President predicts rapid win
Feb.12  New Delhi  India welcomes Mumbai admission Feb.13   Tribal Areas Missile hit 'kills 27' Feb.15  NW Pakistan  Taleban announces Swat ceasefire Feb.20  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tiger planes raid Colombo Feb.24  Bangladesh  Gun battle in capital Feb.25   Bangladesh   Guard mutiny 'spreads' Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  The mutiny by paramilitary troops has spread to towns outside the capital, as troops in Dhaka began laying down their arms.    Mutineers rebelled over poor pay and conditions Nearly 100 people are known to have died in 2days of unrest. Later troops have uncovered a grave tho...
Feb.26  Bangladesh  Guard mutiny 'is over' Feb.27   Bangladesh Troops find mass grave

March 2009 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2   Lahore   Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team   At least 7 security people were killed and at least 8 members of the cricket team were wounded in a well-coordinated attack Mar.3  Bangladesh  Police hold leader of mutiny  Lahore  Police hunt cricket attack gunmen Mar.11  Pakistan  Protesters start march Mar.12  Kabul  Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul Mar.14   Pakistan Sharif placed under house arrest
Mar.15  Pakistan  Judge sacked by Musharraf to return Mar.21   Pakistan   Judge Chaudhry regains top post  Sacked Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has formally returned to his post following months of mass protests Mar.27   Tribal Areas   Mosque attack kills 50   The attack was a suicide bombing and the mosque has collapsed; the death toll could rise to 70. More than 70 people have been hurt Mar.29   Lahore   Gun battle at police academy  The authorities remained locked in a fierce gun battle with armed attackers who threw grenades inside a police training center

April 2009 ... more > Top ^
Apr.4  Pakistan  Bomb hits Islamabad police base  Kabul  Karzai to review move toward sharia law Apr.15   India Millions of Indians vote
Apr.21   India   Suspected rebels 'stop' train   Suspected Maoist rebels - known as the Naxalites - in eastern India 'stopped' a train; about 700 passengers were on the train Apr.22   NW Pakistan     Taliban claims victory near Islamabad Map of Buner Pakistan
  Militants who implemented Islamic law in violence-plagued Swat Valley last week have now taken control of a neighboring Buner district


May 2009 ... more > Top ^
May.5  NW Pakistan  Swat residents 'flee their homes' May.6   NW Pakistan   Pakistani forces, Taliban clash   Military is pounding Taliban targets in the Swat Valley, trying to clear militants who control parts of the district's main city May.7  Pakistan  Displaced Pakistanis crowd camps May.8   NW Pakistan Tens of thousands flee war-torn region
May.10  Sri Lanka  Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone May.11  Sri Lanka  UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath' May.12   Sri Lanka   War zone hospital 'hit'
  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people
May.14   Myanmar     Suu Kyi taken to prison   Pro-democracy leader is to face trial for breaching the conditions of her detention under house arrest May.15   West Pakistan   Thousands flee fighting
  Thousands of people are streaming into camps seeking refuge from the conflict between the army and Taliban rebels in the country's north-west
  Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels
 The seizure marks the total capture of coastline territory previously controlled by the rebels,
  India   Congress alliance well ahead in election  Early counting trends show the ruling Congress-led alliance well ahead of the opposition BJP coalition in India's general election May.18   Sri Lanka   Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee
  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory' May.22  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war May.23  NW Pakistan  Pakistan army 'in Taliban city' May.26   Lahore   Huge explosion in central Lahore  An explosion, near the city police headquarters and the high court, reduced at least one building to rubble and sent plumes of thick smoke May.30   NW Pakistan   Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city Map of Mingora Pakistan
  The Pakistani security forces have taken back the city of Mingora from the Taliban, calling it a significant victory in its offensive.    Fighting intensified a week ago as troops moved in, advancing house by house against the rebels. The centre of the city was under military control, althou...
 NW Pakistan  Pakistan seeks 'hardcore' Taliban May.31  NW Pakistan  Mingora city centre 'destroyed'

June 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jun.9   Peshawar Bomb rips through hotel
Jun.11   Afghanistan Afghanistan attacks 'at new high' Jun.12  Lahore  Bomb kills senior cleric Jun.18  Myanmar  Suu Kyi turns 64 in prison Jun.23  Tribal Areas  'Dozens dead' in US drone strike

July 2009 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1   Southern Afghanistan   U.S. launches 'major operation'  4,000 Americans, mostly the Marines, and 650 Afghan soldiers and police launched Operation Khanjar, 'strike of the sword' against Taliban fi...   New Delhi Gay sex 'not criminal' in India
Jul.2  Myanmar  UN chief begins mission in Burma Jul.3  Tribal Areas  Deadly military crash Jul.5   Western China   Scores killed in China protests Map of Urumqi China
  Violence in restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 140 people dead and more than 800 injured
 Several hundred people were arrested after a protest, in Urumqi turned violent. Exiled Uighur leader says police fired on students. The protest was prompted by a deadly fight between Uighurs and Han Chinese last month
Jul.6  Western China  Unrest spreads in western China Jul.7  Western China  Restive city under curfew Jul.17  Mumbai  Clinton seeks goodwill in India Jul.19  Kandahar  Copter crash kills 16 Jul.20   Mumbai Main Mumbai suspect pleads guilty   Afghanistan   U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan  Four U.S. troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan in a roadside bombing. The deaths would raise U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan to... Jul.21   India     Darkness envelops Asia during eclipse   Darkness fell across parts of China and India as a total solar eclipse passed across the world's most populous countries Jul.25  Afghanistan  Suicide bombers hit city

August 2009 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6  West Pakistan  Taliban head Mehsud 'may be dead' Aug.7   Tribal Areas   Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
  There are growing indications that Pakistan's most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed by a US missile.    Taliban leaders have gathered in So...
Aug.10   Myanmar     Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'guilty'   Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to an additional 18 months house arrest by a court Aug.14  Kabul  Blast kills 3, injures dozens Aug.15  Myanmar  Myanmar hands American to U.S. officials Aug.16  Kabul  Karzai, rivals debate as elections near Aug.18  Kabul  Poll media blackout urged Aug.22  Kandahar  Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters Aug.25   Kandahar At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion
Aug.27  Kabul  US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks'

September 2009 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  Afghanistan  'Sharp drop' in Afghan opium crop Sep.3   Northern Afghanistan   'Scores die' in explosion   At least 90 people have been killed after NATO air strike blew up a fuel tanker hijacked by the Taliban Sep.4  Western China  Five killed as protesters, police clash Sep.8   Kabul Recount clouds Karzai poll lead
Sep.10  Kabul  Hundreds of Afghan votes declared invalid Sep.16  Kabul  Karzai blasts EU over 'suspicious vote' claim Sep.20   Afghanistan US in Afghanistan failure warning

October 2009 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3  Afghanistan  Soldiers killed in Afghan battle Oct.7   Kabul Blast outside India embassy
Oct.10   Rawalpindi   Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ   At least 4 gunmen were holding 10 to 15 people hostage inside army headquarters in after an attack left at least 10 people dead  Rawalpindi  Hostages at army HQ released Oct.12   NW Pakistan   41 dead in Swat Valley blast   About 45 people were injured in the explosion in the Shangla district at a security forces checkpoint Oct.14   Lahore   38 killed as police offices attacked
  Militants have attacked police offices in the eastern city of Lahore, with a number of people reported to have been killed
Oct.16   Maldives   Cabinet meets underwater
  The government has held a cabinet meeting about five metres (16ft) underwater to highlight the threat of global warming
Oct.17   Tribal Areas   Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
Map of South Waziristan Pakistan
  Pakistani soldiers and militants slugged it out the vast tribal region, with more than a dozen insurgents killed in military airstrikes
 30,000 troops, backed by artillery, had moved into the region where Pakistan Taliban leader Mehsud is based
Oct.20  Pakistan  Suicide blasts at university kill at least 5   Kabul     Karzai accepts election runoff
  Afghan President bowed to Western pressure, agreeing to take part in a presidential runoff vote in two weeks
Oct.23  Kabul  Run-off campaigning begins Oct.24   Tribal Areas Pakistan takes key Taliban town of Kotkai
Oct.27  Southern Afghanistan  8 U.S. troops killed   Kabul   3 U.N. staff killed in firefight   The staff members were living in a private guesthouse in central Kabul near where an attack took place Oct.28   Peshawar   Car bomb kills at least 100 in market
  A car packed with 150 kilograms of explosives detonated at Meena Bazaar, killing at least 90 people and injuring more than 200 others.    Similar attacks have killed hundreds of people in recent...


November 2009 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  Kabul  Abdullah withdraws from Afghan runoff   Rawalpindi   35 dead in explosion  An explosion ripped through commercial Cannt area , killing at least 25 people, as they lined up to collect their monthly salary Nov.2   Kabul     Karzai declared elected president
  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of voting
Nov.4   Afghanistan UN to evacuate Afghanistan staff Nov.12   Peshawar Blast 'hits security HQ' Nov.19  Kabul  Hamid Karzai sworn in for second term Nov.25   Mumbai Mumbai attacks: One year on Nov.29  Bangladesh  54 bodies recovered from ferry disaster

December 2009 ... more > Top ^
Dec.5   Rawalpindi Taliban claims mosque strike
Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives Dec.9   Pakistan Pakistan arrests 5 men missing in U.S. Dec.17  Pakistan  Officials barred from leaving Pakistan Dec.30   Afghanistan     Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman



Sri Lanka troops enter rebel HQ Troops have taken key rebel stronghold Map of Mullaittivu Sri Lanka




South Asia, 2009 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2009
Jan.1   Sri Lanka
Jan.25   Sri Lanka
  The head of Sri Lanka's army: soldiers have seized a key rebel stronghold of Mullaittivu after launching a surprise attack
 Lt Gen Sarath Fonsek said troops had 'completely captured' the last Tamil Tiger rebel stronghold of Mullaitivu after a month of fighting
Feb.1  Sri Lanka  Deadly strike on hospital Feb.2  Sri Lanka  S Lanka tells civilians to leave Feb.3   Sri Lanka President predicts rapid win Feb.13   Tribal Areas Missile hit 'kills 27' Feb.15  NW Pakistan  Taleban announces Swat ceasefire Feb.20  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tiger planes raid Colombo Feb.24  Bangladesh  Gun battle in capital Feb.25   Bangladesh Guard mutiny 'spreads' Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  The mutiny by paramilitary troops has spread to towns outside the capital, as troops in Dhaka began laying down their arms.    Mutineers rebelled over poor pay and conditions Nearly 100 people are known to have died in 2days of unrest. Later troops have uncovered a grave tho...
Feb.26  Bangladesh  Guard mutiny 'is over' Feb.27   Bangladesh Troops find mass grave Mar.3  Bangladesh  Police hold leader of mutiny Mar.12  Kabul  Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul Mar.29   Lahore Gun battle at police academy  The authorities remained locked in a fierce gun battle with armed attackers who threw grenades inside a police training center Apr.22   NW Pakistan   Taliban claims victory near Islamabad
Map of Buner Pakistan
  Militants who implemented Islamic law in violence-plagued Swat Valley last week have now taken control of a neighboring Buner district
May.5  NW Pakistan  Swat residents 'flee their homes' May.6   NW Pakistan Pakistani forces, Taliban clash   Military is pounding Taliban targets in the Swat Valley, trying to clear militants who control parts of the district's main city May.7  Pakistan  Displaced Pakistanis crowd camps May.8   NW Pakistan Tens of thousands flee war-torn region May.10  Sri Lanka  Shelling kills 378 civilians in 'no-fire' zone May.11  Sri Lanka  UN mourns Sri Lanka 'bloodbath' May.12   Sri Lanka War zone hospital 'hit'
  The government forces have shelled a hospital inside the conflict zone killing at least 49 people
May.15   West Pakistan Thousands flee fighting
  Thousands of people are streaming into camps seeking refuge from the conflict between the army and Taliban rebels in the country's north-west
May.15   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka claims last rebel area taken
  Ministry of Defense: Sri Lankan government soldiers seized the last remaining coastal stretch under the control of Tamil Tiger rebels
 The seizure marks the total capture of coastline territory previously controlled by the rebels,
May.18   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: Tamil leader has been killed
  The government said its forces had killed Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran as he attempted to flee
May.18   Sri Lanka Sri Lanka leader hails 'victory' May.22  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war May.23  NW Pakistan  Pakistan army 'in Taliban city' May.30   NW Pakistan Pakistan secures key Swat Valley city Map of Mingora Pakistan
  The Pakistani security forces have taken back the city of Mingora from the Taliban, calling it a significant victory in its offensive.    Fighting intensified a week ago as troops moved in, advancing house by house against the rebels. The centre of the city was under military control, althou...
May.30  NW Pakistan  Pakistan seeks 'hardcore' Taliban May.31  NW Pakistan  Mingora city centre 'destroyed' Jun.11   Afghanistan Afghanistan attacks 'at new high' Jun.23  Tribal Areas  'Dozens dead' in US drone strike Jul.1   Southern Afghanistan U.S. launches 'major operation'  4,000 Americans, mostly the Marines, and 650 Afghan soldiers and police launched Operation Khanjar, 'strike of the sword' against Taliban fi... Jul.3  Tribal Areas  Deadly military crash Jul.20   Afghanistan U.S. have deadliest month in Afghanistan  Four U.S. troops were killed in eastern Afghanistan in a roadside bombing. The deaths would raise U.S. military fatalities in Afghanistan to... Aug.6  West Pakistan  Taliban head Mehsud 'may be dead' Aug.7   Tribal Areas Pakistani Taliban leader 'killed'
  There are growing indications that Pakistan's most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed by a US missile.    Taliban leaders have gathered in So...
Sep.3   Northern Afghanistan 'Scores die' in explosion   At least 90 people have been killed after NATO air strike blew up a fuel tanker hijacked by the Taliban Sep.20   Afghanistan US in Afghanistan failure warning
Oct.3  Afghanistan  Soldiers killed in Afghan battle Oct.10   Rawalpindi Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ   At least 4 gunmen were holding 10 to 15 people hostage inside army headquarters in after an attack left at least 10 people dead Oct.12   NW Pakistan 41 dead in Swat Valley blast   About 45 people were injured in the explosion in the Shangla district at a security forces checkpoint Oct.14   Lahore 38 killed as police offices attacked
  Militants have attacked police offices in the eastern city of Lahore, with a number of people reported to have been killed
Oct.17   Tribal Areas Major Pakistani ground offensive begins
Map of South Waziristan Pakistan
  Pakistani soldiers and militants slugged it out the vast tribal region, with more than a dozen insurgents killed in military airstrikes
 30,000 troops, backed by artillery, had moved into the region where Pakistan Taliban leader Mehsud is based
Oct.24   Tribal Areas Pakistan takes key Taliban town of Kotkai Oct.27  Southern Afghanistan  8 U.S. troops killed Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman




South Asia, 2009 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2009 Jul.3  Tribal Areas  Deadly military crash Jul.19  Kandahar  Copter crash kills 16 Jul.21   India   Darkness envelops Asia during eclipse   Darkness fell across parts of China and India as a total solar eclipse passed across the world's most populous countries Nov.29  Bangladesh  54 bodies recovered from ferry disaster



South Asia, 2009 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2009 Mar.2   Lahore Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team   At least 7 security people were killed and at least 8 members of the cricket team were wounded in a well-coordinated attack



South Asia, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.4   New Delhi India hands Mumbai file to Pakistan
Jan.8  Pakistan  Pakistan al-Qaeda chief 'killed' Feb.1  West Pakistan  American U.N. official kidnapped Feb.12  New Delhi  India welcomes Mumbai admission Mar.2   Lahore Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team   At least 7 security people were killed and at least 8 members of the cricket team were wounded in a well-coordinated attack Mar.3  Bangladesh  Police hold leader of mutiny Mar.3  Lahore  Police hunt cricket attack gunmen Mar.27   Tribal Areas Mosque attack kills 50   The attack was a suicide bombing and the mosque has collapsed; the death toll could rise to 70. More than 70 people have been hurt Apr.4  Pakistan  Bomb hits Islamabad police base Apr.21   India Suspected rebels 'stop' train   Suspected Maoist rebels - known as the Naxalites - in eastern India 'stopped' a train; about 700 passengers were on the train May.26   Lahore Huge explosion in central Lahore  An explosion, near the city police headquarters and the high court, reduced at least one building to rubble and sent plumes of thick smoke Jun.9   Peshawar Bomb rips through hotel Jun.12  Lahore  Bomb kills senior cleric Jun.18  Myanmar  Suu Kyi turns 64 in prison Jul.20   Mumbai Main Mumbai suspect pleads guilty Jul.25  Afghanistan  Suicide bombers hit city Aug.10   Myanmar   Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'guilty'   Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to an additional 18 months house arrest by a court Aug.14  Kabul  Blast kills 3, injures dozens Aug.15  Myanmar  Myanmar hands American to U.S. officials Aug.22  Kandahar  Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters Aug.25   Kandahar At least 40 killed in Afghan explosion Sep.1  Afghanistan  'Sharp drop' in Afghan opium crop Sep.4  Western China  Five killed as protesters, police clash Oct.7   Kabul Blast outside India embassy Oct.10   Rawalpindi Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ   At least 4 gunmen were holding 10 to 15 people hostage inside army headquarters in after an attack left at least 10 people dead Oct.10  Rawalpindi  Hostages at army HQ released Oct.12   NW Pakistan 41 dead in Swat Valley blast   About 45 people were injured in the explosion in the Shangla district at a security forces checkpoint Oct.20  Pakistan  Suicide blasts at university kill at least 5 Oct.27   Kabul 3 U.N. staff killed in firefight   The staff members were living in a private guesthouse in central Kabul near where an attack took place Oct.28   Peshawar Car bomb kills at least 100 in market
  A car packed with 150 kilograms of explosives detonated at Meena Bazaar, killing at least 90 people and injuring more than 200 others.    Similar attacks have killed hundreds of people in recent...
Nov.1   Rawalpindi 35 dead in explosion  An explosion ripped through commercial Cannt area , killing at least 25 people, as they lined up to collect their monthly salary Nov.12   Peshawar Blast 'hits security HQ'
Nov.25   Mumbai Mumbai attacks: One year on Dec.5   Rawalpindi Taliban claims mosque strike Dec.9   Pakistan Pakistan arrests 5 men missing in U.S. Dec.30   Afghanistan   Eight US 'CIA agents' killed in bomb attack Map of Khost Afghanistan
  A bomber was wearing an explosive vest managed to enter Forward Operating Base Chapman




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2009 Jan.4   New Delhi India hands Mumbai file to Pakistan
Jan.7  Pakistan  Pakistan sacks security advisor Feb.3   Sri Lanka President predicts rapid win Feb.12  New Delhi  India welcomes Mumbai admission Mar.11  Pakistan  Protesters start march Mar.14   Pakistan Sharif placed under house arrest Mar.15  Pakistan  Judge sacked by Musharraf to return Mar.21   Pakistan Judge Chaudhry regains top post  Sacked Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has formally returned to his post following months of mass protests Apr.4  Kabul  Karzai to review move toward sharia law Apr.15   India Millions of Indians vote May.14   Myanmar   Suu Kyi taken to prison   Pro-democracy leader is to face trial for breaching the conditions of her detention under house arrest May.15   India Congress alliance well ahead in election  Early counting trends show the ruling Congress-led alliance well ahead of the opposition BJP coalition in India's general election May.22  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka celebrates end of civil war Jun.18  Myanmar  Suu Kyi turns 64 in prison Jul.1   New Delhi Gay sex 'not criminal' in India Jul.2  Myanmar  UN chief begins mission in Burma Jul.5   Western China Scores killed in China protests Map of Urumqi China
  Violence in restive western region of Xinjiang has left at least 140 people dead and more than 800 injured
 Several hundred people were arrested after a protest, in Urumqi turned violent. Exiled Uighur leader says police fired on students. The protest was prompted by a deadly fight between Uighurs and Han Chinese last month
Jul.6  Western China  Unrest spreads in western China Jul.7  Western China  Restive city under curfew Jul.17  Mumbai  Clinton seeks goodwill in India Aug.10   Myanmar   Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'guilty'   Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to an additional 18 months house arrest by a court Aug.15  Myanmar  Myanmar hands American to U.S. officials Aug.16  Kabul  Karzai, rivals debate as elections near Aug.18  Kabul  Poll media blackout urged Aug.22  Kandahar  Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of voters Aug.27  Kabul  US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks' Sep.4  Western China  Five killed as protesters, police clash Sep.8   Kabul Recount clouds Karzai poll lead Sep.10  Kabul  Hundreds of Afghan votes declared invalid Sep.16  Kabul  Karzai blasts EU over 'suspicious vote' claim Sep.20   Afghanistan US in Afghanistan failure warning Oct.16   Maldives Cabinet meets underwater
  The government has held a cabinet meeting about five metres (16ft) underwater to highlight the threat of global warming
Oct.20   Kabul   Karzai accepts election runoff
  Afghan President bowed to Western pressure, agreeing to take part in a presidential runoff vote in two weeks
Oct.23  Kabul  Run-off campaigning begins Nov.1  Kabul  Abdullah withdraws from Afghan runoff Nov.2   Kabul   Karzai declared elected president
  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of voting
Nov.4   Afghanistan UN to evacuate Afghanistan staff
Nov.19  Kabul  Hamid Karzai sworn in for second term Nov.25   Mumbai Mumbai attacks: One year on Dec.7  Afghanistan  U.S. defense secretary arrives Dec.17  Pakistan  Officials barred from leaving Pakistan