They swarmed the neighboring district of Buner and secured the right to preach in mosques there.
Definitional nuance will strengthen world response to terrorism.
With echoes of the Anbar Awakening in Iraq, the US is arming, training, and paying Afghans to set up village militias.
In the past week, mixed progress as a US journalist is charged with spying amidst positive statements from both countries.
Readers write about how the US Navy impacts marine mammals, why some Somalis have turned to piracy, Obama's role in Europe, and the Taliban in Pakistan.
On Tuesday, Pakistani leaders reportedly rebuked visiting US officials over the airstrikes, which have prompted violent responses from militants.