Pakistan army chief says US aid should be diverted (AP) – 2012th Edition

Troops of Pakistan army seen at Shaltalo in the Upper Dir region of Pakistan on Monday, June 6, 2011. Pakistani security forces had battles with militants in the Pakistani border town of Shaltalo along the Afghanistan border. Pakistani helicopters and artillery forced back militants who crossed over from Afghanistan and triggered battles that have killed many people, an official said. (AP Photo/Dilawar Jan)AP – Pakistan’s army chief said Thursday that billions of dollars in U.S. aid to fund the military’s fight Islamist militants should be diverted to help ordinary Pakistanis, a possible attempt to boost the military’s popularity following the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

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