Main phase of Pakistan’s Swat campaign could be over in 10 days; focus shifts to tribal area

CHUPRIAL, Pakistan — Pakistan could wrap up the main phase of its anti-Taliban offensive in the Swat Valley within 10 days, a senior commander said Saturday, as the military confirmed the first kills in a new operation in the nearby tribal zone.

Pakistani officials says ground fighting in tribal belt kills about 50 militants

CHUPRIAL, Pakistan — Pakistani troops backed by jet fighters and artillery have killed about 50 militants in a volatile northwestern tribal region near Afghanistan where the country’s top Taliban leader is believed to be entrenched with thousands of his fighters, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan says ground fighting in tribal belt near Afghanistan border kills about 50 militants

CHUPRIAL, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say troops backed by jet fighters and artillery have killed about 50 militants in a volatile northwestern tribal region near Afghanistan where Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud is believed to be entrenched with thousands of his fighters.

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