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U.S. Urges Pakistan to Use Force in Tribal Region

The U.S. military urged Pakistan Monday to kill or capture foreign militants holed up near the Afghan border and expressed concern over Pakistan’s recent amnesty for several tribal militants. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. David Barno, said foreign fighters — including some from Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda — were still launching attacks from Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt near the Afghan border. “We clearly still see significant elements of foreign fighters there. There are Arabs, Chechens, Uzbeks, others who are not Pakistanis, who are not part of the tribes, that are still using that area to advance their terrorist aims,” Barno said. He said it was too early to say whether Pakistan’s amnesty to five tribal leaders suspected of sheltering al Qaeda members would help clear the area of insurgents. Full Story

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