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Pakistan Releases 50 Detained Tribesmen

Pakistan on Sunday released 50 tribesmen who were arrested last month during a major counterterrorism operation near the Afghan border, saying investigations had proved them innocent. They were freed a day after five powerful tribal leaders who had been targeted in the same operation for allegedly harboring al-Qaida fugitives were granted amnesty in return for a promise to live peacefully and not help terrorists. The deal could end months of bloody confrontation between tribesmen and Pakistan’s army in the lawless region of South Waziristan, but may disappoint the United States, eager for more tough action by Pakistan in the war on terrorism. Full Story

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