As many as 50 died Saturday as the military prepares to officially launch an offensive in the Taliban stronghold.
The Army is preparing for a new offensive in South Waziristan. A US drone strike Thursday killed at least nine in the area.
The operation came after Taliban militants ambushed a convoy, taking hostage at least 80 students and staff of a military school.
Government officials say the month-long military offensive is within days of accomplishing its goal. Next up: a second offensive in South Waziristan.
The 1.5 million displaced Pakistanis displaced are waiting in squalid camps to go home. The US offered $110 million in new aid on Tuesday.
A escalating feud could distract Baitullah Mehsud and his 10,000-plus men from fighting Western forces in Afghanistan.
The umbrella organization includes many different groups fighting the Afghan government and Western forces.