Drones hit Taliban hideouts in 'joint Pakistan-U.S.' raid, say officials




 
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Drones hit Taliban hideouts in 'joint Pakistan-U.S.' raid, say officials
 
June 12th, 2014  
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Drones hit Taliban hideouts in 'joint Pakistan-U.S.' raid, say officials
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Haji Mujtaba ISLAMABAD/MIRANSHAH (Reuters) - U.S. drones fired missiles at Taliban hideouts in Pakistan killing at least 10 militants in response to a deadly attack on Karachi airport, officials said on Thursday, in the first such raids by unmanned CIA aircraft in six months. Two top government officials said Islamabad had given the Americans "express approval" for the strikes - the first time Pakistan has admitted to such cooperation. Underlining Pakistan's alarm over the brazen Taliban attack on the airport, just weeks after peace talks with the Islamist militants stalled, the officials told Reuters a "joint Pakistan-U.S. operation" had been ordered to hit the insurgents. Another official said Pakistan had asked the United States for help after the attack on the country's busiest airport on Sunday, and would be intensifying air strikes on militant hideouts in coming days.




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