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Thousands Of Pakistanis Flee Tribal Belt Fearing More Air Strikes

Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, fearing a major military operation by armed forces, after they said dozens of people had bee... More Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, fearing a major military operation by armed forces, after they said dozens of people had been killed in air strikes targeting Islamist militants earlier this month. The government says all those who were killed in the swift January 21st operation were militants, but local residents in the volatile region bordering Afghanistan said the death toll included many civilians. The Pakistani army was not available to comment on the possibility of further operations. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been under intense pressure from hawks within his administration to take aggressive military action against the Taliban, after his efforts to engage them in talks floundered in recent months. Less

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