Published On: Wed, Jun 18th, 2014

Why Pakistan’s offensive on the Taliban is a very big deal – The Washington Post

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After months of inaction, Pakistan’s government authorized a significant military offensive against Taliban militants in North Waziristan, a tribal agency along the Afghan border. It may be the largest such campaign in 2009, when the military targeted the Pakistani Taliban in adjacent South Waziristan. Pakistani airstrikes over the weekend and on Monday killed about 160 suspected militants. Authorities reportedly ordered the evacuation of thousands of civilians from North Waziristan before sending in ground troops into populated areas.

 

Why Pakistan’s offensive on the Taliban is a very big deal – The Washington Post.

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