US-Pak 'friendship'; ISI allows CIA to search Osama's house

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Islamabad/Washington, May 27: Pakistan has extended its helping hands towards the US for the first time since al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's killing. Pakistan agreed to allow US' intelligence agency CIA to search the mansion where Osama lived.

Both US and Pakistani officials confirmed the news that CIA will conduct a thorough search at the compound in Pakistan's Abbottabad where Osama lived with his family.

It seems that Pakistan is now in its image saving mode as the nation has confronted with immense criticism world-wide after the al-Qaeda leader's killing by US Navy SEALs.

After a meeting between Pakistani intelligence chief Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha and CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell in Islamabad, Pakistan agreed with CIA to conduct a further search in Osama's compound.

Meanwhile, Pentagon has announced that it will withdraw its troops from Pakistan, after it received a request from the government of Pakistan to lessen its presence in the country.

The US has more than 200 troops present in Pakistan to help the army get trained, but it is believed that intelligence and special forces too are operating there. It is not yet clear if any of the American intelligence and special operation forces present in Pakistan are also being drawn out.

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