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Pakistan army pounds Taliban

The Pakistan army presses ahead with its offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley. ITN's Julian Manyon reports.
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- The Taliban are digging in for a "bloody urban battle" against the Pakistani army in a hotly disputed city in the western part of the country, a strategic expert warned Thursday.

A Pakistani army spokesman says the military offensive has caused many to leave their homes for camps.

"The Taliban ar


Added: May-16-2009 Occurred On: May-15-2009
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