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Troops Deployed in Remote Tribal Region

The World | IN BRIEF / PAKISTAN

May 18, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Pakistan has deployed fresh troops in a lawless tribal region near the Afghan border for possible military action after foreign militants there failed to accept an offer of amnesty, a security official said Monday.

Brig. Mahmood Shah, chief of security for Pakistan's tribal regions, said the troops were sent to South Waziristan after the latest in a series of deadlines passed. He gave no details.

In March, a counter-terrorism operation in South Waziristan left more than 120 people dead. Tribal renegades there were accused of harboring Al Qaeda members.

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