Pakistani Troops Overstaying Welcome In Valley Once Occupied By Taliban, Residents Say

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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 article was originally published on May 24, 2018.

This segment aired on May 24, 2018.


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