In a photo made Aug. 5, 2012, Pakistani Taliban militant patrol in their stronghold of Shawal, in Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan along the Afghanistan border. Pakistan's decision to launch an ... more 
In a photo made Aug. 5, 2012, Pakistani Taliban militant patrol in their stronghold of Shawal, in Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan along the Afghanistan border. Pakistan's decision to launch an operation against Islamist militants holed up in a key tribal sanctuary along the Afghan border has sparked rare optimism among U.S. officials who have been demanding action for years. (AP Photo/ Ishtiaq Mahsud) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ishtiaq Mahsud
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 2:58 AM EDT