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Pakistan Leads U.S. Fire to Afghan Border

In a new advance in cooperation with U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Pakistani troops have recently helped direct U.S. artillery fire into Pakistan, a senior U.S. officer said Tuesday.”That’s a huge step forward,” said Army Col. Cardon B. Crawford, the director of operations for the U.S. military command in Afghanistan. Pakistan has been a key U.S. ally in the war on terrorism, including the hunt for Taliban and al-Qaida figures who have found refuge in the border region with Afghanistan. But U.S. combat troops have not operated inside Pakistan, and Crawford indicated that the Pakistani collaboration on U.S. artillery strikes into Pakistan from Afghanistan was new. Full Story

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