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Thousands flee Pakistan Fighting: Refugee Crisis Looming

May 8, 2009

The cease fire deal with the Taliban falls apart and leads to a growing humanitarian crisis.

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From the BBC, an excerpt from the article:

A Pakistani offensive against militants in the Swat Valley has displaced some 200,000 people and 300,000 are on the move or about to flee, the UN says.

As jets and helicopters pounded targets in the valley, the UN said it was threatening to become one of the world’s biggest displacement crises.

Troops have killed more than 140 militants in the past 24 hours in a “full-scale” offensive, the army said.

It accused the Taleban of trying to stop civilians leaving the area.

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