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Pakistan Swat Valley

Pakistan Army Kills 45 Taliban; Border Reopens

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani soldiers killed at least 45 Taliban militants in scattered gunbattles across the northwestern Swat Valley after a suicide ...

Majority Of Pakistan Swat IDPs Back Home

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD: Around 90 per cent displaced people, out of the total, due to the operation in Swat, have so far returned to their homes....

Pakistan's Homeless Displaced By Fighting "Totally Ignored"

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

They can't even provide us a tent, how will they make our houses? What are we expected to go back to?

Pakistani Youth Pitch-In To Help Refugees

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

"I really wouldn't give the government any money for the displaced people from the just don't know where it goes" says Muneeba a young so...

Trapped residents emerge, seek food in Swat town

AP | INAM UR-REHMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINGORA, Pakistan — People trapped at home for weeks emerged in search of food at barren shops while corpses lay exposed in the Swat Valley's ma...

Pakistan Swat Valley Operation Destroys Homes, Draws Local Ire

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SULTANWAS, Pakistan — When Pakistan's army drove the Taliban back from this small northwestern village, it also destroyed much of everything els...

Pakistan Offers Bounty For Swat Leaders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan has offered a cash reward of tens of thousands of dollars for the arrest of Maulana Fazlullah, the Islamic religious leader said to be behind...

Civilians Flee Swat Ahead Of Military Offensive; Pakistan Says 55 Taliban Killed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINGORA, Pakistan — The Pakistan army readied a major assault to rid the main town in the Swat Valley of entrenched Taliban militants, who the m...

Pakistan Taliban Stronghold Raid Kills 750 Militants, Leaves 800,000 Homeless

AP | NAHAL TOOSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARDAN, Pakistan — Helicopters dropped Pakistani commandos into a Taliban stronghold in the Swat Valley on Tuesday, pressing ahead with an offen...

Swat Valley: Pakistanis Flee As Peace Deal Collapses (PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINGORA, Pakistan — Black-turbaned Taliban militants seized government buildings, laid mines and fought security forces Tuesday in the Swat Vall...

Buner: Pakistani Army Flattens Villages As It Battles Taliban, Claim Fleeing Residents

McClatchy | Saeed Shah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CHINGLAI, Pakistan -- The Pakistani army's assault against Islamic militants in Buner, in northwest Pakistan, is flattening villages, killing civilian...

Pakistan Taliban Exploit Class Rifts To Gain Power

New York Times | JANE PERLEZ and PIR ZUBAIR SHAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The Taliban have advanced deeper into Pakistan by engineering a class revolt that exploits profound fissures between a small gro...

Pakistan Taliban Recruit Fighters With Peace Deal Threatened

Bloomberg | Farhan Sharif | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Pakistan's Taliban renewed efforts to recruit fighters and supporters in the areas surrounding the northwestern Swat Valley after a peace agreement wi...