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Kerry urges Pakistan to keep up fight against militants
Kerry urges Pakistan to keep up fight against militants

Secretary of State John F. Kerry offered qualified praise Tuesday for Pakistan’s military operation in the northern tribal region, calling it “a major initiative” to combat insurgents carrying out attacks across the border in Afghanistan. “We have urged Pakistan for some period of time to engage in an operation that would begin to target the western part of the country, the tribal areas, and they have done so,” Kerry said during a two-day visit to Islamabad, the capital. Kerry said it was too soon to judge the success of Pakistan’s months-long offensive focused in the North Waziristan tribal area. However, he credited military leaders for a “very...

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