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By ROHAN SULLIVAN – 2 days ago

CHUPRIAL, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani troops backed by jet fighters and artillery have killed about 50 militants in a volatile northwestern tribal region near Afghanistan where the country’s top Taliban leader is believed to be entrenched with thousands of his fighters, officials said Saturday. (more…)

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By IRIN

KARACHI, 28 May 2009 (IRIN) – The 24-hour curfew in Swat Valley, North West Frontier Province, which started on 18 May, has led to severe shortages of food, water and medicines, creating a humanitarian crisis, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

“People trapped in the Swat conflict zone face a humanitarian catastrophe unless the Pakistani military immediately lifts a curfew that has been in place continuously for the last week,” Brad Adams, HRW’s Asia director, said in a statement on 26 May.

“The government cannot allow the local population to remain trapped without food, clean water and medicine as a tactic to defeat the Taliban,” HRW said.
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