Pakistan's War with Taliban in FATA/NWFP

'Intense, focused and targeted'
The News, February 07, 2009
by Rahimullah Yusufzai

Unlike the earlier two phases of the military operations in Swat in 2007 and 2008, the latest one initiated in late January is being praised by the ANP-PPP government in the NWFP and sections of the population opposed to the militants. The more discerning elements of the civil society, who tend to criticise almost anything that doesn't conform to their political and intellectual orientation, are also backing the intensified military action. The main reason for the support to the armed forces this time is due to the belief that the latest military operation is intense, focused and targeted.

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Also See:
Dialogue with Taliban not an option - Farhat Taj, The News
Seeds of destabilisation - by Rustam Shah Mohmand, The News

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