Pakistan launches ground offensive against militants in North Waziristan

June 30, 2014 3:33 PM

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(CNN) -- Pakistani troops launched a ground offensive against militants in the capital of the country's North Waziristan area Monday, starting a new phase of a 16-day fight that has seen more than 450,000 people flee the area.

Troops killed at least 15 militants as the army raided homes in the area's capital, Miranshah, the country's military said.

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