Pakistani Army Starts Offensive Against Militants

June 15, 2014 2:29 PM

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Pakistani Army Starts Offensive Against Militants

The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded militant hideouts in the country's northwest.

The move effectively ends at least in the near term the Pakistani government's policy of trying to negotiate with militants instead of using military force to end the years of fighting. The North Waziristan tribal area, where the military said the operation is targeted, is one of the last areas in t...

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