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The Pakistani military moved deeper into South Waziristan, hitting Taliban targets with F-16 fighter jets as troops supported by helicopter gunships climbed higher into the terrain. (New York Times — 19 October, 2009)
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Pakistan moved troops into the Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan in a long-anticipated ground offensive against the Qaeda-backed militants in treacherous terrain. (New York Times — 18 October, 2009)
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Pakistan Moves Farther Into Taliban Land
Pakistan Moves Farther Into Taliban Land

Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both sides claiming early victories. (New York Times — 19 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — The Pakistani army pushed farther into a mountainous Taliban and al-Qaeda haven Sunday, as civilians continued to flow out of an area that has become a full-fledged battleground. (Washington Post — 19 October, 2009)
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Pakistani officials said that over 30,000 Pakistani soldiers launched a major ground offensive in the main Qaeda and Taliban stronghold along the Afghan border. (New York Times — 17 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 17 — The Pakistani military launched a major ground offensive Saturday in the insurgent haven of South Waziristan, starting a much-awaited fight that could define the nation’s increasingly bloody domestic struggle against Islamist extremism. (Washington Post — 18 October, 2009)
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Pakistani forces backed by heavy artillery attacked Taliban insurgents on Monday as the army moved to wrest control of militant strongholds in a lawless region on the Afghan border. (MSNBC — 18 hours ago)
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Pakistan launched a ground offensive in the militant stronghold of South Waziristan early Saturday, officials said, a move that could be the toughest test yet in the U.S. ally’s struggle against terrorism. (MSNBC — 17 October, 2009)
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An intelligence official says Pakistani jets have bombed militant targets in an insurgent stronghold close to the Afghan border.

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(MSNBC — 13 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 12 — A suicide bomber apparently targeting Pakistani soldiers killed 41 people Monday in the most recent in a string of bloody attacks on high-profile targets. (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 11 — Pakistani commandos stormed a building within the nation’s army headquarters early Sunday, freeing 39 hostages and ending a 22-hour standoff with their armed Islamist captors that revealed deep vulnerabilities in Pakistan’s defense systems. (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 12 — At summer’s end, there were hints of optimism in the battle against Pakistan’s Islamist insurgents. The military said it had routed the Taliban from the verdant Swat Valley. A CIA missile had killed the Pakistani Taliban’s chief — so shaking the group, U.S. and Pa… (Washington Post — 14 October, 2009)
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Teams of gunmen attacked three law enforcement facilities in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, a major escalation in an audacious wave of terror strikes in this U.S.-allied country.

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(MSNBC — 15 October, 2009)
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