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Al Qaeda militants to face full force: Operation in S. Waziristan

The government on Tuesday decided to use force to flush out Al Qaeda militants in remote South Waziristan tribal region. “There would now be less talk and more action,” said a senior government official. “The wheel has started running and it will continue to grind,” remarked the official. The decision, said this official, was taken at a meeting at the Governor’s House here. Governor Lt-Gen Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah presided over the meeting that was also attended by senior security and administration officials. “It was a review meeting to discuss the situation in South Waziristan and consider the future course of action,” the official said. The decision marks a change in the government’s approach which has hitherto been stressing the need for involving tribes in the hunt for Al Qaeda militants in the region. The official said that it appeared that the tribes were buying time to fend off a possible operation by the government. “They are just wasting time,” he said. Full Story

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