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article imagePakistan tribesmen call for airstrikes

By Jishpar     Apr 7, 2007 in World
They have called this airstrikes to rout al-Qaida-linked Uzbek militants as 20 more foreign fighters reportedly died in fighting near the Afghan border.
As per an army official he said few Pakistani troops were sent to the area but they would not engage directly with militants.
As we all know about the fight between local and foreign militants which leaded to 260 people dead, government has claimed as a victory against terrorism. There was no formal request by the tribal elders but they demanded the army support them with airstrikes. "Hundreds of Central Asian militants settled in Pakistan's remote border zone over the past two decades, including many with links to al-Qaida who arrived after the ouster of Taliban regime in Afghanistan in 2001. "
Most of them had related with the local clans by marrying in the tribes but have since angered many locals through killings and other criminality.
However, fighters on both sides of the current conflict appear to have a history of ties with the Taliban, including the leader of the local tribesmen, Maulvi Nazir.
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