Pakistan safe terror haven, US won't tolerate: Obama

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Washington, Jun 23: After their Abbottabad mission to kill al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the deadliest terrorist, United States attacked several militant leaders on the soil of Pakistan. Now, US President Barack Obama, without hiding his rage against Pakistan, warned the country (Pakistan) to fulfill its promise to curb terrorism.

Obama, calling Pakistan as "a safe heaven for terrorism", said that US would not tolerate Pakistan's inaction to fight terrorism and terrorists on its soil.

US president vowed to root out those who attack US or its citizens. Obama also claimed that after Osama's death, al-Qaeda faced more pressure since 9/11 attacks.

Meanwhile, Obama also announced that US will withdraw 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011 and 33,000 troops by the end of 2012.

Obama, while addressing the media on Wednesday, Jun 22, announced, "Starting next month (Jul 2011), we will be able to remove 10,000 of our troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and we will bring home a total of 33,000 troops by next summer, fully recovering the surge I announced at West Point (in Dec 2009)."

The US president also asserted, "...we have taken out more than half of al-Qaeda's leadership. And thanks to our intelligence professionals and Special Forces, we killed Osama bin Laden, the only leader that al-Qaeda had ever known."

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