Western intelligence sources in Pakistan believe that al-Qa’eda’s prize American recruit and propaganda chief may have been killed in a CIA-directed airstrike.
Months of attacks by unmanned US predator aircraft have caused carnage among the middle ranks of terrorist leaders in the lawless lands along the border with Afghanistan, where al-Qa’eda remains dangerous despite suffering a serious defeat in Iraq.
Paki’s howl and whine over ‘hot pursuit’- demand more $$$$
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‘Govt will not tolerate hot pursuit’/ Â Daily Times
ISLAMABAD: The government will not put up with ‘any hot pursuit’ inside Pakistani territory, Leader of the House Raza Rabbani told the Senate on Monday. Responding to concerns voiced by Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Professor Khursheed Ahmed, Rabbani said there was no ambiguity in the government’s policy on the war on terror, and it would not tolerate attacks against the country’s territorial integrity. “We have a clear policy that no one will be allowed to violate our territorial, political and economic sovereignty,” he added. Earlier, Khursheed had said that two contradictory statements â€“ by Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar and Interior Adviser Rehman Malik â€“ had been reported in the media regarding the suspension of supplies to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) troops in Afghanistan. Khursheed said one statement had said the supply was suspended indefinitely, whereas the other said it was a temporary delay. Khursheed said NATO forces had carried out another missile attack in Miranshah on Monday that had resulted in the deaths of seven people, including three women. staff report