Peace deal over

Pakistan attacks Taliban stronghold

A so-called peace deal between Pakistan’s government and the Pakistani Taliban appears to have collapsed today. Pakistan’s military moved into the Swat valley, where the Taliban had established control following a deal
that allowed for the implementation of sharia law in the region if the Taliban agreed to disarm. They did, but instead of laying down their weapons, the Taliban have been pushing into neighbouring districts, including Buner, only 100 km from the capital, Islamabad. The Pakistani military claims it has killed dozens of Taliban fighters. Thousands of civilians are meanwhile fleeing the region.


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