Some heeding the government's call to go back to their villages are encountering militants. In other areas, daily life begins to resume.
American public won’t tolerate rising death tally for long, says US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. A helicopter crashed Sunday, killing 16 civilians.
The area the kidnapping took place suggests the kidnapping of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is most likely the work of the Haqqani network, an Al Qaeda-linked group, analysts say.
Some displaced people are eager to return to Swat – as the government is urging – but ongoing militant attacks have given others pause.
They will protect residents returning to Swat and Buner. Some have fled again after seeing Taliban in the area, despite a major Army offensive.
The neighboring countries agreed Thursday to work together on terrorism despite stalled peace talks. US secretary of state arrives Friday.
The process will be closely watched by the US and other foreign governments for signs of Pakistan's ability to deal with the Taliban.
As fighting intensifies in Afghanistan, July fatalities so far are higher than for all of June.