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President Musharraf will restore the constitution by December 16. The military is retaking regions of Swat and have captured 40 Taliban, including Fazlullah's brother; 11 civilians were killed. Five soldiers were killed and four wounded in an IED attack in North Waziristan.
Pakistan's state of emergency may end days after Musharraf becomes president. General Kiyani is officially the new chief of staff of the armed forces. Fighting continues in Swat as the Taliban have begun to abandon some towns. Seven soldiers have been freed in North Waziristan. Shop owners in Peshawar have been warned to remove by the Taliban to remove mannequins from stores or face "dire consequences."
President Musharraf will resign as army chief of staff one day before taking his new oath as president. The military said 20 Taliban and 4 soldiers were killed during fighting in Swat; the Taliban refuted the numbers. The Interior Minister said Swat will be resolved by the pols in January. A girl's school in Peshawar was bombed.
Exiled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has returned to Pakistan. The army has begun the ground offensive in Swat; 30 Taliban and two soldiers were reported killed. The Taliban destroyed food stocks destined to feed pregnant women suffering from malnutrition in South Waziristan. Sectarian clashes continue in Kurram agency.