Pakistan's PM says he has ordered the army to "eliminate militants and terrorists", apparently referring to operations against the Taleban.
Yusuf Raza Gilani made the announcement in an evening TV address to the nation.
Fighting has intensified in recent days in the Swat Valley and other parts of the north-west, and thousands of civilians are leaving the area.
"ELIMINATE" IS NOT "NEGOTIATE". IT'S KINETIC. I HOPE THEY DO IT. I'VE BEEN ARGUNG FOR THIS FOR A LONG TIME.