Taliban Announce Cease-Fire In Pakistan's Swat

A Taliban spokesman says the militants will adhere to a 10-day cease-fire in Pakistan's Swat Valley during peace talks with the government.

The announcement Sunday by Muslim Khan comes a day after the Taliban in Swat freed a Chinese engineer held captive for nearly six months.

Khan says he was freed as a goodwill gesture.

Swat was once a tourist haven and is now largely controlled by
militants.

The peace talks so far appear to be focusing on introducing elements of an Islamic judicial system in Swat and surrounding areas.


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  • by Amjad on Feb 16, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    I think its a good move towards peace on the Vally because the situation is too bad.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Feb 16, 2009 at 03:32 AM
    Want to bet the Taliban breaks the cease-fire before ten days? They are only regrouping (lesson learned in 'Nam). Keep the heat on!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    They are waiting to see where the $787 billion economic stimulus package is going.
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