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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Civilians Flee Pakistan's North Waziristan

Published 18 June 2014

Pakistan launched an offensive on June 15 aimed at rooting out Taliban fighters and other militants from North Waziristan in the country's tribal areas. The military action prompted a civilian exodus from the region, with many crossing the border into neighboring Afghanistan. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)


Tents are set up in the Gorbaz district of Afghanistan's Khost Province to shelter those who fled Pakistan's North Waziristan to avoid the fighting there. June 18, 2014.


Afghan officials say the refugee camp was built in the Borikhel area of the Gorbaz district.


On June 18, Afghan officials put the number of refugees from Pakistan at about 6600.


There are many children among the refugees in Afghanistan who have fled the fighting in North Waziristan.