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Pakistan, Islamists in Deadly Clashes

Pakistan's army has moved into the tribal region North Waziristan. It has been fighting Islamist militants. The clashes between troops and militants in the region near the Afghan border are the deadliest since Pakistan threw its support behind the U.S.-led war on terror in 2001. The offensive comes as President Pervez Musharraf tries to secure another term in office.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.