Aid agencies asked to prepare for influx of displaced people in Pakistan

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Humanitarian aid agencies operating in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan were put on alert for displacement of up up to 365,000 people in the area.

Pakistani military officials are planning an offensive against Al Qaeda and Taliban refuge in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Military officials provided a heads up to aid organizations two weeks ago.

The information was leaked Monday by a senior official at a humanitarian aid organization, who requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information.

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