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Akoto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 08:45 AM
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Pakistani official says Taliban in northwest's Swat Valley must disarm or 'face action'
Source: Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's top civilian security official says the Taliban in the northwest's Swat Valley must disarm or "face action."

Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik made the comments Sunday after the military began an offensive against insurgents in a district next to Swat.

The government agreed to a peace deal with the Swat militants earlier this year.

Recent forays by those Taliban into nearby districts have raised alarm in Pakistan and the West.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PAKISTAN?SITE=PAREA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT



This is part of a breaking news update. There is an earlier story with more detail at the link.

I suspect that Pakistan now sees the problem with giving an inch to the Taliban, and now they're going to take it back.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 09:32 AM
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1. saw this coming. High noon at the O.K. corral
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:15 AM
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2. So transparent, isn't it? n/t
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