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Will the Peshawar massacre drive the Taliban out of Pakistan?

"This atrocity was a reaction to the repeated defeats the Pakistani Taliban have suffered at the hands of the Pakistani Army"

By Anatol Lieven  

Pakistani students light candles and hold pictures of children killed in the Peshawar School attack during a protest rally against the Taliban in Islamabad ©UPI/Sajjad Ali Queshi /LANDOV

The massacre of 132 children at a military-run school in Peshawar has already led to an unprecedented backlash of public feeling in Pakistan against the terrorists.

It is also a reminder that—contrary to the impression one might sometimes receive from the Western media—the overwhelming majority of victims of Islamist militant…

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