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Slow government development threatens Swat military gains

Almost two years after Pakistan's army swept through the Swat Valley to drive out a terrifying Taliban regime, the valley's residents fear that slow economic recovery in the area could undo military gains and allow a militant return. Full story

7 militants killed in Pakistan's Swat Valley

Seven suspected militants were killed early Sunday in a clash with Pakistani security forces in a northwest valley once controlled by the Taliban, police said. Full story

Local leaders in Pakistan embark on desperate journey for aid

   After traveling days on foot--and in some cases via zip line--thousands gather at one of the only food handouts in the Swat Valley. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports.

Thousands more flee Pakistan’s flood south

   Many across the nation have escaped the water with little else than their lives. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

Flood-ravaged Pakistan in need

   Relief coming in slowly to Pakistan. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports from Swat Valley, Pakistan.

Pakistan Independence Day drowned out by flood despair

   As relief workers struggled to deliver aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan, the UN confirmed Saturday that waterborne diseases including cholera have broken out. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports.

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  Destroyed schools deepen struggle of Pakistani children

One year after the Pakistani army pushed the Taliban out of the Swat Valley, reconstruction works have stalled, the government has run out of money and schoolchildren are trying to learn in desperate conditions.  NBC's Carol Grisanti reports.   

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