September 22nd, 2010
09:12 PM ET

Official: CIA-trained force targeting militants in Pakistan

The CIA created and controls a paramilitary force of 3,000 Afghans that conducts clandestine missions targeting al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Pakistan, a U.S. official told CNN on Wednesday.

The official described the force as "well-trained" and "effective."

"You're talking about one of the finest Afghan fighting forces, which has made major contributions to security and stability," the official said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the topic.


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  1. Numbaoneballa

    Islam is intolerant and hateful much like the republican party

    September 23, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. pefood

    im sure it wont last long. they are all corrupted as hell.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. dude

    Yea, them there crazy islamic republican, I'z be hearin they don't even brush teeth.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ryan

    There are extremists in all religions.

    September 23, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. thatguy

    Numbaone... Ur ridiculous. Its all just political theater. Your making these comments instead of real inquiries..

    September 23, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |