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In Pictures: Pakistan's offensive continues
A month of military operation in Northern Waziristan has devastated homes and markets, displacing tens of thousands.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2014 16:05
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Exactly a month ago, the Pakistani military launched an air offensive against Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), or the Pakistani Taliban, in North Waziristan in response to a Taliban assault on the country's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi.

The weeks-long air and ground operation, named Zarb-e-Azb (sharp and cutting strike), has caused the exodus of tens of thousands of people, with some fleeing into neighbouring Afghanistan.

Officials have told Al Jazeera that at least 787,888 men, women, and children have been registered as Internally Displaced Person (IDPs), but activists fear their number may be higher.

Miranshah, the regional capital, is nearly deserted, as most people have fled to Bannu in neighbouring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to escape the bombing.

The UN says those in the Bannu camp face extreme conditions owing to shortages of potable water, sanitation facilities, and health care, all of which are heightening the risk of communicable disease outbreaks.

 


/EPA/Saood Rehman

A local tribesman displays a fragment of a missile as he inspects a house allegedly belonging to suspected rebels after it was bombed by Pakistani fighter jets in North Waziristan.



/Reuters/Maqsood Mehdi

A Pakistan soldier surveys a house in Miranshah destroyed during the military operation. The Pakistani military said it had seized control of 80 percent of Miranshah.



/Reuters/Maqsood Mehdi

A Pakistani soldier stands next to ammunition seized from Taliban forces.



/Reuters/Maqsood Mehdi

A black flag, handcuffs and chains are displayed in a house that was used by the Taliban as a prison in Miranshah.



/Reuters/Ihsan Khattak

People enter the city of Bannu atop a vehicle brimming with their belongings.



/Reuters/Zahid Mohammad

Children eat their meal at a relief camp in Bannu.



/Reuters/Zahid Mohammad

A man is carried away after fainting in the queue at a food distribution point in Bannu.



/Reuters/Zahid Mohammad

People line up to receive food supplies from the army in Bannu.



/Reuters/Omar Sobhani

A displaced Pakistani child plays outside his tent in a relief camp in Khost province in Afghanistan. The fighting has driven more than 100,000 Pakistanis into Afghanistan.



/EPA/Saqib Sikandar

People wait to receive rations and winter supplies in Bannu.



/EPA/Noman Khan

Children and their families displaced by the military offensive take shelter in a government school building in Bannu.



/EPA/Saqib Sikandar

People receive rations and winter supplies in Bannu.



/EPA/Noman Khan

Bread being made at the relief camp in Bannu.




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People enter the city of Bannu atop a vehicle brimming with their belongings.

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Children eat their meal at a relief camp in Bannu.

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A man is carried away after fainting in the queue at a food distribution point in Bannu.

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People line up to receive food supplies from the army in Bannu.

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A displaced Pakistani child plays outside his tent in a relief camp in Khost province in Afghanistan. The fighting has driven more than 100,000 Pakistanis into Afghanistan.

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People wait to receive rations and winter supplies in Bannu.

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Children and their families displaced by the military offensive take shelter in a government school building in Bannu.

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People receive rations and winter supplies in Bannu.

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Bread being made at the relief camp in Bannu.

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A local tribesman showing a piece of a missile as he inspects a house allegedly belonging to suspected rebels after it was bombed by Pakistani fighter jets in North Waziristan, Pakistan. Thousands of civilians have fled the Pakistani military's offensive against the Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, pouring over the border into Afghanistan. The army on 15 June launched an offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan, after years of international pressure to act against the rebels.

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A local tribesman showing a piece of a missile as he inspects a house allegedly belonging to suspected rebels after it was bombed by Pakistani fighter jets in North Waziristan, Pakistan. Thousands of civilians have fled the Pakistani military's offensive against the Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, pouring over the border into Afghanistan. The army on 15 June launched an offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan, after years of international pressure to act against the rebels.

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Pakistani soldiers look at a house which was destroyed during a military operation against the rebels of Pakistani Taliban, in the of town of Miranshah, North Waziristan. The Pakistani military has seized control of 80 percent of Miranshah, the capital of the remote North Waziristan tribal region where the military launched an operation against rebes last month.

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Pakistani soldiers look at a house which was destroyed during a military operation against the rebels of Pakistani Taliban, in the of town of Miranshah, North Waziristan. The Pakistani military has seized control of 80 percent of Miranshah, the capital of the remote North Waziristan tribal region where the military launched an operation against rebes last month.

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A Pakistani soldier stands by ammunition seized during a military operation against Taliban rebels, in the of town of Miranshah, North Waziristan.

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A black Jihad flag, handcuffs and chains are displayed in a house used by Taliban rebels as a prison after a military operation against the rebels in the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan.

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People fleeing the military offensive against the Pakistani rebels in North Waziristan, travel atop a vehicle with their belongings while entering Bannu, located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan announced the start of a full on military offensive to quash an increasingly assertive Pakistani Taliban insurgency in the ethnic Pashtun region, the base of some of the country's most feared al Qaeda linked rebels.

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People fleeing the military offensive against the Pakistani rebels in North Waziristan, travel atop a vehicle with their belongings while entering Bannu, located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Pakistan announced the start of a full on military offensive to quash an increasingly assertive Pakistani Taliban insurgency in the ethnic Pashtun region, the base of some of the country's most feared al Qaeda linked rebels.

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Children fleeing the military offensive against the Pakistani militants in North Waziristan, eat their meal while taking refuge with their family in a school building in Bannu, located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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Children fleeing the military offensive against the Pakistani militants in North Waziristan, eat their meal while taking refuge with their family in a school building in Bannu, located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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Men carry a person who fainted while queuing up to receive food supplies at a distribution point for those fleeing the military offensive against rebels in North Waziristan, in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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People, who fled the military offensive against Pakistani militants in North Waziristan, line up to receive food supply from the army in Bannu, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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A displaced Pakistani child plays outside his tent at a refugee camp in Khost province in Afghanistan.

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A displaced Pakistani child plays outside his tent at a refugee camp in Khost province in Afghanistan.

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People displaced from North Waziristan tribal area wait to receive ration and winter supplies in Bannu. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 29 January, set up a four member committee to negotiate peace with insurgents after a similar peace bid failed last year when rebel chief Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a US airstrike.

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People displaced from North Waziristan tribal area wait to receive ration and winter supplies in Bannu. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on 29 January, set up a four member committee to negotiate peace with insurgents after a similar peace bid failed last year when rebel chief Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a US airstrike.

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Children displaced along with their families from North Waziristan tribal region where the Pakistan Army has launched a full scale military operation against Taliban militants take shelters at a government school building in neighboring Bannu, Pakistan.

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Children displaced along with their families from North Waziristan tribal region where the Pakistan Army has launched a full scale military operation against Taliban militants take shelters at a government school building in neighboring Bannu, Pakistan.

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People displaced from North Waziristan tribal area receive ration and winter supplies in Bannu, Pakistan.

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People displaced from North Waziristan tribal area receive ration and winter supplies in Bannu, Pakistan.

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People displaced from the North Waziristan tribal region where the Pakistan Army had launched a full scale military operation against Taliban rebels, arrive in neighboring Bannu, Pakistan.

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People displaced from the North Waziristan tribal region where the Pakistan Army had launched a full scale military operation against Taliban rebels, arrive in neighboring Bannu, Pakistan.

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People displaced from the North Waziristan tribal region where the Pakistan Army had launched a full scale military operation against Taliban rebels, wait to get goods in Bannu, Pakistan.

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People displaced from the North Waziristan tribal region where the Pakistan Army had launched a full scale military operation against Taliban rebels, wait to get goods in Bannu, Pakistan.

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Children displaced from the North Waziristan, prepare a meal at a temporary shelter in Bannu, Pakistan.

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Children displaced from the North Waziristan, prepare a meal at a temporary shelter in Bannu, Pakistan.



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