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IN THE NEWS: PAKISTAN CONFLICT MAP (MAY 13, 2009)
 
 
KNWFP Conflict map (May 2009)URRAM (Taleban presence)

Kurram agency, like neighbouring North Waziristan, is also divided into three administrative areas or sub-divisions – Upper, Central and Lower Kurram.The Taleban (who are Sunni ) do not have a significant presence in Upper Kurram as the local population are Shias. Shias are also found in one town in Lower Kurram, Alizai. Otherwise, the Taleban are present almost everywhere else in Kurram where the Sunni population dominates.Foreign Taleban fighters are believed to have moved into Kurram and adjoining Orakzai agencies since 2008 when missile attacks by suspected US military drones became more frequent in north-west Pakistan.
 

SOURCE: BBC NEWS South Asia

Wednesday May 13, 2009

 

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