Pakistan Retakes Key Swat City
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2009 9:50 AM CDT
Soldiers of Pakistan army display arms and ammunition confiscated from militants in Mingora, capital of Pakistan's Swat Valley.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Pakistan's military has regained control of the main town in the Swat Valley, raising hopes that at least some of the 2 million refugees from the region may be able to return home, reports Reuters. Battles on the outskirts remain, but the military said today it has ousted the Taliban from the central part of the city after a week of intense fighting.