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Malala Urges Help For Waziristan Displaced

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl shot by Taliban militants, has called upon the world community to help the tens of thousands displaced in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region due to the fighting in the area.

The Pakistani military has launched an operation in the area to clear all militants from what is considered to be the stronghold of groups such as the Pakistani Taliban, the Haqqani network, and the Afghan Taliban.

Malala was 15 when she was shot in 2012 as she traveled to school in Pakistan.

She was specifically targeted by the Taliban because of her blog posts about the need for girls' education in her native Swat Valley.

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