Obama gets Pak and Afghan to fight terror

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Trilateral Summit: Obama, Hamid Karzai, Asif Ali Zardari meet
Washington, May 7: United States' President Barack Obama who is hosting the trilateral summit meeting with the Pakistan and Afghanistan counterparts has claimed that he has got the commitments he wanted from the two leaders to fight Taliban and al-Qaeda militants.

"I'm pleased that these two men, elected leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, fully appreciate the seriousness of the threats that we face and have reaffirmed their commitment to confronting it," Obama said on Wednesday, May 6 at the White House.

After a day of joint meetings Pak President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai were found standing on either sides of Obama.

Obama will be sending 21,000 fresh U.S. troops into Afghanistan to help with the anti-terror war. Even though there were positive overtures to the talks, the deaths of Afghan civilians was bearing heavy on the meet.

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