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UN Says 100,000 Flee Fighting In Pakistan’s Northwest


(RFE/RL) — The United Nations refugee agency says more than 100,000 people have fled fighting between Pakistani government troops and Taliban or Al-Qaeda-linked militants in northwest Pakistan since January 20.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said that 101,160 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced since January 20, when government troops launched security operations against militant groups in the Khyber tribal district.

The agency said a recent increase in the intensity of the fighting in Khyber has forced families to flee the region to the safety of the nearby Jalozai camp close to Peshawar, the capital of Kyhber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Experts say up to 10 million Pakistanis have been displaced by natural disasters and fighting across the country in recent years.


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One thought on “UN Says 100,000 Flee Fighting In Pakistan’s Northwest

  • March 31, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    The uN is reporting what is even currently happening in the uS and was demanded as the policies for all of South America…while, oil, gas and mineral companies took over deeds and rights to the land.
    The property in Iraq examples what the uS military has accomplished in a political war…that is a world wide event…complete with the powers from the Patriot Act and Title acts.
    It was not long ago either…that the state department urged India that their neighbors…along with China were poised to attack them.
    Why? The uS makes tons of coin and cash from the sales and use of weapons…always has and always will. It’s ethical for the politicians to do so…according to them and their ethics school for their senators.
    The Book of Thomas can be found online for anyone that needs see what they knew that long ago…about governments liken the one that is found in the uS.
    I personally just laugh at their requirement I be a politician anyway…it is not one…to be a citizen or be properly represented. Jeremiah Haralson ;
    Representative, 1875–1877, Republican from Alabama is a good representation of how the current political administration could have been too…rather than using money or economics to establish the ways and means of human beings…especially women and children are written the basis of many cultures of old…their conditions are a true testimonial of how man has conducted himself around them.
    Everyone enjoy the weekend.


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