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Text of report by private Pakistani television channel Dawn News on 24 December
[Begin recording] [Barack Obama] Along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan those terrorists are still planning to [word indistinct].
[Unidentified UK official] Three quarters of the terrorist plots in the UK are linked to that border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
[Hillary Clinton] The fight in South Waziristan is of the paramount importance to the government and the people of Pakistan.
[Gordon Brown] Pakistan Army has been taking on the Pakistani Taleban in conflicts in this country.
[Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi] Great soldiers and officers of the Pakistan Army will defeat you in Waziristan. You think by attacking innocent people, their lives, you will shake our determination. No sir, you will not. We will be more determined to fight you.
[Dawn News TV correspondent Arshad Shareef] For Pakistan's own reasons of combating the rising wave of militancy and to put to rest international fears, the government ordered the ground troops into South Waziristan during October of 2009. The Army and the Taliban fought a fierce battle in the rugged terrain of South Waziristan, a war largely hidden from the world. Dawn News travels to the front lines of South Waziristan on board this military helicopter. A normal helicopter flight from Islamabad to South Waziristan usually takes about two hours. As the flight approaches the tribal area of South Waziristan, the terrain gives an idea of difficulty taking on the militants in this area which developed a reputation as a graveyard of the empires. Pakistan's military is trying to rewrite the history of the region by taking on the militants in this arid land of mountains [words indistinct]. The military has deployed two squadrons of Army aviation in the current operation in South Waziristan.
Wana is the largest town in South Waziristan where this Army aviation base is located. Army aviation is playing an attack and supportive role in the ongoing operation in South Waziristan. We have landed at Wana air base, one of the forward aviation bases of Pakistan's military here in Waziristan Agency. Here MI-17, Bell 412, Cobra helicopters, and some of the fighter jets land, get refueling, reload their weapons, and go onwards for the security operation. The chief military spokesman says the attack …