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Waziristan, Pakistan

Pakistani troops launched an assault this week on pro-Taliban militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Thousands of villagers fled the fierce fighting, the bloodiest in more than two years. Pakistani officials said at least 100 militants had been killed. The operation came in the wake of numerous complaints by Afghan leaders that Pakistan has not done enough to combat al Qaida and Taliban forces, which have regrouped in the remote tribal lands. Pakistani Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao sought to turn the tables on Afghanistan, which he said “is not fully discharging its obligations on eradication of terrorism.”

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