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Pakistan Sends Fresh Troops in Al Qaeda Push

Pakistan is sending fresh troops to its lawless tribal region near the Afghan border as part of its campaign to clear the country of al Qaeda and other foreign militants, intelligence officials said on Friday. More than 120 people were killed in a 12-day offensive in the South Waziristan tribal region that ended on Sunday and one intelligence official said a sweep of North Waziristan was now being considered. About 3,500 fresh troops had been sent to reinforce more than 13,000 military and paramilitary troops already deployed in the rugged region, the official said. Full Story

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