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Congress ties Pakistan aid to terrorism progress

July 27, 2007

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional negotiators have agreed on legislation that would tie U.S. aid to Pakistan to significant progress by Islamabad in cracking down on al Qaeda, the Taliban and other militants, congressional sources said on Thursday.

The agreement, which must still be approved by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, reflects growing concern in Washington that al Qaeda has become entrenched in a safe haven in Pakistan’s tribal region near Afghanistan.

A new National Intelligence Estimate found a “persistent and evolving” threat to the United States from Islamic militant groups, especially ….

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