US, Pak working together to defeat Taliban

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 10:42

Washington: United States and Pakistan are working together successfully to increasingly make it difficult for the Taliban and Al Qaeda to work in the
region, the Obama Administration has said.

"Through a concerted effort by both our Pakistani
and Afghan allies, we are making it much more difficult and
reducing the space with which these insurgents can operate,"
said the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, P J Crowley, at his daily news conference yesterday.

Refraining to making any comment on the arrest of
more top Taliban leaders in Pakistan, Crowley said if the news
as reported in the media is true that it "continues to reflect
the significant efforts" of the US and Pakistan on both sides
of the border.
This, Crowley, said is exactly what the strategy
laid by the US President Barack Obama a year ago hoped to
achieve.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 10:42

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