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Pakistani jets kill 17 in anti-militant offensive
Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee tribal areas

Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country’s northwest on Friday, killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 150,000.

Nearly 100,000 people have left North Waziristan tribal area, on the Afghan border, this week after the military launched a long-awaited assault against Taliban hideouts.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country’s northwest on Friday, killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 150,000.

Nearly 100,000 people have left North Waziristan tribal area, on the Afghan border, this week after the military launched a long-awaited assault against Taliban hideouts.

Pakistan helicopters pound rebels as 150,000 civilians flee tribal areas