THE WORLDPOST
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pakistan: Refugee Crisis Looms As Military Battles Insurgents

Thousands of refugees fled fighting between Pakistani soldiers and Taliban militants in South Waziristan Tuesday, raising fears of a humanitarian crisis compounded by dangerous conditions and the onset of winter weather.

Aid agencies said there were as many as 150,000 refugees already, and the number could rise to 250,000 in coming weeks as the fighting intensifies.

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