Pakistani Troops Overstaying Welcome In Valley Once Occupied By Taliban, Residents Say03:50

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Nearly a decade ago, the U.S. Army pushed the Taliban out of a river plain nestled at the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains: the Swat Valley. It was territory the Taliban had occupied inside Pakistan itself.

It was a success story at the time, but soldiers are still stationed there. And as NPR's Diaa Hadid (@diaahadid) found out recently, residents say they've overstayed their welcome.

Correction: An earlier version of this post's headline incorrectly referenced U.S. Army troops. We regret the error.

This segment aired on May 24, 2018.

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