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U.S. takes war back to Pakistan with drone strike aimed at Taliban leader – The Washington Post

U.S. takes war back to Pakistan with drone strike aimed at Taliban leader – The Washington Post

The U.S. drone strike that killed Taliban chief Akhtar ­Mo­hammad Mansour represents another escalation in U.S. involvement in the war in Afghanistan by trying to cripple an insurgent group that has for years found refuge on Pakistani soil.

The strike early Saturday marks the most aggressive U.S. military action in Pakistan since the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. It is also thought to be the first time that the U.S. military has directly targeted the top leader of the Afghan Taliban…

Source: U.S. takes war back to Pakistan with drone strike aimed at Taliban leader – The Washington Post