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Battles rage on Pakistan border
by BBC (reposted)
Tuesday Oct 9th, 2007 7:50 AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 : Pakistan's army says 45 soldiers and 150 pro-Taleban militants have died in three days of fierce clashes.
US and Nato have been pressing Pakistan to do more to stop militants crossing the border to attack their troops.

The fighting is centred around the town of Mir Ali.

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§Pakistani jets pound N Waziristan
by Al Jazeera (reposted) Tuesday Oct 9th, 2007 7:48 AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 : Hundreds flee as fierce fighting in tribal region leaves at least 195 people dead.

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Thousands of families were leaving the town
of 50,000 and outlying villages

Pakistani warplanes have pounded positions of armed groups in North Waziristan, as fighting rages for a fourth day in a tribal region known to support al-Qaeda and Taliban. An army spokesman said on Tuesday: "Aircraft were used to attack militants' positions near Mir Ali this afternoon."

The spokesman had no details of casualties from the air strike, though residents and a security official in North Waziristan put the number of people killed at close to 50.

There has been intense fighting since Saturday night around the town of Mir Ali, and nearly 200 people had been killed before Tuesday's air assault.

Thousands of families were getting out of the town of 50,000 and outlying villages, making their way on foot, in tractor trailers and cars.

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by THE SON OF THE DEVIL
Wednesday Oct 10th, 2007 6:35 AM
HIS UNHOLINESS (GEORGE WARMONGER BUSH) : "Sorry to Oil the Bush Sponsored Bombings by Busharaf the Bush Oil Poodle, the Bush Sponsored Oil For Bombs Program in Pakistan, the Bush Sponsored Satanic Crusades in Pakistan, and the Bush Sponsored Torture Dungeons in Pakistan but Oil comes First. READY TO MAKE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL ????????????"