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Pakistan’s Swat valley devastated by fighting


Pakistan’s Swat valley devastated by fighting

While Pakistan’s army has wrested control of the Swat valley from the Taliban following a protracted offensive, the cost of the war has been huge.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder travelled with the army into the troubled region and gives an exclusive report from Mingora, Swat valley’s largest city.

Families fear return to Pakistan’s Swat valley

Two years of violence may have ended in Pakistan’s Swat valley, but it has taken its toll on the people living there.

Following a deal with the local Taliban, the area is adjusting to life according to Sharia law.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports on the fragile peace and why it is not enough to entice back those who fled the fighting.

Taliban in control of Pakistan’s Swat Valley

The Swat Valley is an area few journalists are able to operate in and it appears that despite the presence of thousands of extra Pakistani troops the Taliban remain firmly in control. Policemen have been beheaded in the streets, men have been lashed and dozens schools have been burnt down under the Taliban justice and their version of Sharia law. Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder travelled to the Swat Valley from where he sent this exclusive report.