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Thousands Of Pakistanis Flee Tribal Belt Fearing More Air Strikes

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January 28, 2014 AT 10:26 AM
Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, fearing a major military operation by armed forces, after they said dozens of people had been killed in air strikes targeting Islamist militants earlier this month. The government says all those who were killed in the swift January 21st operation were militants, but local residents in the volatile region bordering Afghanistan said the death toll included many civilians.