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From The Times
June 23, 2009

It was the Taleban’s demand to take the women they had widowed that was the last straw for the residents of Upper Dir. (more…)

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By NAHAL TOOSI – 1 day ago

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Civilians who lived under the Taliban’s harsh rule in Pakistan’s Swat Valley may soon be recruited to police the region — with preference going to those hit hardest during the militants’ two-year campaign of terror, a top official says. (more…)

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Wednesday 10 June 2009

This analysis is written by Samina Ahmed, director of the South Asia Program at the International Crisis Group

When President Barack Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan announced an additional $200 million in US assistance for internally displaced persons from Swat, it surely gave some a bit of a political respite for Pakistan’s young civilian government. Faced with three million new domestic refugees as a result of its military action to oust the Taliban from Malakand District, Islamabad could only welcome Richard Holbrooke’s pledge. (more…)

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Police said a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the mosque in Upper Dir district, although some witnesses said the bomb was already in the building. (more…)

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MINGORA, Pakistan – Pakistani soldiers stood guard along its narrow roads, but there was no sign of civilian life in the Swat Valley‘s main city, nor signs of the Taliban. Across the river stood another militant stronghold, reminding the army its work was not done. (more…)

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At least four people have been killed in a mortar attack by Pakistani security forces against suspected militants in northwest Pakistan. (more…)

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