The Buner Valleylies on the Peshawar valley border of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.It is a small mountain valley, dotted with villages and divided into sevensub-divisions. The Mora Hills and the Ilam rangedivide it from the Swat Valley, the Sinawar range from Yusafzai, the Gurumountains from the Chamla valley, and the Duma range from the PuranValley. Until the year 2000 it was a part of MalakandDivision - until this division was abolished.
In April 2009, the Taliban seized control of Buner, after a brief battle withlocal residents, who were unsupported by the Pakistani army. Strict rules werereportedly being enforced, including the elimination of video stores, bans oncutting beards, and the prevention of women from appearing in many publicplaces. On 29 April the government responded to the Taliban by sending the armyto the region and dropping parachuters by helicopter.By the end of May 2009,almost all of Buner was cleared of the Taliban.
The district is divided into six tehsils, which are: