Pakistan air strikes hit targets in northwest

Military launches offensive in North Waziristan against fighter hideouts, a week after brazen attack on Karachi airport.

    The Pakistani military has expanded its offensive against fighters in northwestern Pakistan.

    The campaign, which aims to go after local and foreign fighters involves land forces as well as air strikes, follows last week's five-hour attack on Karachi airport.

    Hundreds of families have been leaving the area, worried about the escalating violence between the army and the Pakistani Taliban.

    Al Jazeera's Erica Wood explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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