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.
The US pursuit of Al Qaeda with airstrikes complicates Pakistan's struggle against the Taliban, who launched their largest attack in months over the weekend.