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US intelligence flawed in most cases

The intelligence provided by US security agencies to Pakistan regarding the presence of suspected Al Qaeda elements and foreign militants in the tribal belt of Waziristan has been flawed in most cases , according to knowledgeable sources. Of the 44 military operations launched on targets provided by the US, based on its satellite intelligence reports since March this year, only three were identifiable, the sources said. The US intelligence assistance to Pakistani security forces operating in the tribal areas of Waziristan, they say, has proved to be more problematic than helpful. They cite the exposed and rugged terrain that has to be covered from all sides when undertaking such operations. An average of 6,000 to 7,000 security personnel has to be mobilized for each operation. Full Story

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