Video: Fleeing Pakistan offensive

Army operation against Taliban in South Waziristan sparks civilian exodus.



    After months of Taliban attacks on civilians and government targets, Pakistan's military has launched a fresh offensive against the group's fighters in South Waziristan.

    The offensive includes 28,000 troops whose aim is to target the heartland of the Pakistani Taliban, the territory in South Waziristan ruled by Hakimullah Mehsud, the group's leader.

    But the campaign has also sparked a mass exodus of civilians, with estimates of around 150,000 people fleeing the volatile zone to seek refuge elsewhere.

    Imran Khan reports from Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.