May 22, 2009

SHHHH, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY...:

Women in battle against Taliban in Swat (Isambard Wilkinson and Emal Khan, 21 May 2009, Daily Telegraph)

Women joined villagers in a revolt against the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley where a major military offensive against fundamentalist fighters has been launched.

An attempt by the Taliban to infiltrate Kalam village was repulsed in the first sign that the army's action is encouraging residents to stand up against the militants. Kalam's deputy mayor, Shamshad Haqqai, said that about 50 Taliban fighters tried to enter Kalam on Wednesday but that locals had fought them off.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 22, 2009 4:09 PM
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