Pakistan's Swat to return to civilian control

After three years of fighting the Taliban, army handing over scenic valley to local leaders.

    Pakistan's army is in the process of handing over the Swat Valley to civilian leaders.

    In 2009, 30,000 troops were sent to the area to fight the Taliban in 2009. Three years of fighting has forced almost two million people to leave their homes.

    Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from Swat.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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