Pakistan launches assault in Taliban stronghold

July 1, 2014 3:14 PM

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Pakistan launches assault in Taliban stronghold

ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan army has launched a long-awaited ground offensive against Taliban militants in the country's North Waziristan region, along the Afghan border.

A senior army official and two Pakistani government ministers told journalists Tuesday that the operation would continue until Pakistani forces are able to take complete control of areas currently under Taliban control.

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