troops are conducting a coordinated operation to hunt down Al-Qaeda and
Taliban militants along the Afghan border.
"Pakistan doesn’t have the drone
technology. Therefore, we have to depend on them (US forces)," a senior
Pakistani government official told IslamOnline.net, requesting
anonymity for the sensitivity of the issue.
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The latest such attack targeted a house in
the northwestern Bannu district, the first US missile strike outside
the rugged tribal regions.
"The attack is part of a coordinated
operation jointly launched by Pakistani and US forces along Pak-Afghan
border," confirmed the government official.
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