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Pakistan Launches Ground Offensive Against Taliban

Pakistan's army says it has launched a ground offensive against Taliban strongholds near the Afghan border after the evacuation of around 500,000 local residents and two weeks of aerial bombing. The army said Monday it has begun house-to-house searches in Miran Shah, the main stronghold in North Waziristan for militant groups operating in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. The military says about 15 militants were killed in the initial ground advance.  Since the air operation...

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