Pakistan: Taliban withdraw from the Buner district

The Taliban have agreed to leave the Buner and Shangla districts and to return to their bastion in the Swat valley, after a meeting between radical leaders and Malakand Divisional Commissioner, Syed Muhammad Javed.

The Taliban did not want to risk an armed confrontation with the paramilitary forces sent by the Pakistani Government to stop them, but the U.S. consider that too many concessions have already been made to the fundamentalists.

President Asif Ali Zardari assured Washington that the country's defence was in safe hands and its nuclear arsenal was secure.

The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, will meet with Barack Obama on May 6 and 7 to jointly seek a new strategy capable of stabilizing the region.

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