Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pakistan to return US chopper tail

Pakistan has agreed to return the tail section of a US helicopter used in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden earlier this month.

Senator John Kerry, who met Monday with senior Pakistani civilian and military officials in Islamabad, said the gesture was among a number of steps both countries had agreed to take to rebuild shattered relations.

Getting the helicopter back is crucial for the US which was concerned about sensitive military technology ending up in the hands of China, Pakistan's ally.

The helicopter, one of four used in the night-time raid, suffered a hard landing during the operation. The US special forces who conducted the raid blew up the helicopter before leaving. The tail section was blown on to a wall of bin Laden's compound.

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