Pakistan’s hidden war

The Independent, Thursday, 23 October 2008

War has come to the world’s only Muslim nuclear state. Not just terrorist bombs, but pitched battles bringing refugees down from the mountains and even into Afghanistan. In a powerful dispatch, Andrew Buncombe and Omar Waraich report on the conflict which has left 200,000 people caught between the Pakistani Army, the Taliban and the tribal warlords. Full Story

Supporters of Maulana Fazlullah, a hardline cleric who began an uprising against the Pakistani government, in Charbagh, a Taliban stronghold on the Afghan border

Supporters of Maulana Fazlullah, a hardline cleric who began an uprising against the Pakistani government, in Charbagh, a Taliban stronghold on the Afghan border

Afghan refugees wait for food before fleeing the Bajaur region

Afghan refugees wait for food before fleeing the Bajaur region

The Taliban set alight a World Food Programme warehouse in the volatile Swat valley

The Taliban set alight a World Food Programme warehouse in the volatile Swat valley

US supports Taliban return to power

So an eight year war ends from where it started. But who is resposible of messacre of hundred of thousands during this campaign?

Time would tell about the reasons of USA being in this situation? If that has something to do with Pakistan’s policy change, why didn’t it happen much earlier than this?
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