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U.S. General, Pakistan Discuss Terror

Gen. John Abizaid, the chief of the U.S. Central Command, met Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on Friday to discuss the fight against terror and ways to seal the country’s porous border with Afghanistan, officials said. The general’s visit came on the heels of a major operation Jan. 9 by Pakistani military and commando units searching for al-Qaida and Taliban fugitives in South Waziristan, a semiautonomous tribal area along the border. The area is one of the main suspected hideouts of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri. U.S. and Pakistani officials say no American troops took part in the operation, but U.S. intelligence officials did provide logistical and technical support. Full Story

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