The collapse of a peace deal in the rugged Swat Valley between Taliban forces and the Pakistani government has led to a violent confrontation. As the fighting escalates, thousands of civilians are packing their belongings and hitting the road in search of safety. The government has said as many as 500,000 people in Swat could become refugees.
SOURCE: | By Gene Thorp - The Washington Post - May 7, 2009
In Pakistan, 'Great Rage, Great Fear' Article | GOLRA, Pakistan, May 6 -- Hajji Karim and his extended family of 70 were camped in a dirt-floor stable 10 miles outside Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. It was as far as they could get from the Swat Valley, where thousands of people are fleeing from the ravages of the Taliban and the imminent p...