Photo Gallery Pakistan's War on Terror

In a SPIEGEL interview, Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani talks about the fight against terrorism in his country, the future of Afghanistan and why US drone attacks do more harm than good.
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In a SPIEGEL interview, Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani talked about the fight against terrorism in his country, the future of Afghanistan and why US drone attacks do more harm than good.

Foto: NICOLAS ASFOURI/ AFP
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In this Nov. 2 photo, Pakistani army troops seize Taliban militants during an ongoing military offensive in the tribal district of South Waziristan. "As far as our military activities in South Waziristan are concerned, I followed the policy of dialogue and development first," Gilani told SPIEGEL. "But when the country was challenged by the militants, there was no other option left than military action."

Foto: AFP/ ISPR
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Pakistani soldiers pose behind weapons seized from Taliban militants in South Waziristan. "Pakistan is a frontline state in a conflict which will decide about the peace, progress and prosperity not only of Pakistan or South Asia, but of the whole world," Gilani said.

Foto: AFP/ ISPR
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Gilani talks with a girl displaced from her home during a visit to a refugee camp in Mardan in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province in May. "Nowhere else in the world have 2 million refugees, so called internally displaced persons, been sent back to their homes within only 10 weeks, as happened after our military action in the Swat Valley this summer," Gilani told SPIEGEL.

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