US releases another 288 mln dollars for Pak as CSF reimbursements

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Islamabad, May 27 (ANI): The United States has released 288 million dollars for Pakistan under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) as reimbursement for the cost incurred in anti-terror operations against the Taliban and other extremist organisations in 2009.

The amount is in addition to more than 1.2 billion dollars in reimbursements already transferred to Pakistan this year by the Obama administration under the CSF.

According to a statement released by the US Embassy here, Washington has reimbursed Pakistan 7.4 billion dollars against the CSF since 2001.

"Since 2001, the US has provided more than 11 billion dollars to Pakistan in security assistance and CSF reimbursements," The Daily Times quoted the statement, as saying.

The press release also said that during the last three years the specific security assistance provided to Pakistan's security forces included 14 F-16 fighter aircraft, 10 Mi-17 and two Bell 412EP helicopters, five fast patrol boats, 115 Howitzer self-propelled field artillery cannons, hundreds of night vision goggles, day and night scopes, radios, and thousands of protective vests and first-aid items for the country's security forces. (ANI)

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