KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan is denying reports that American forces are pushing to expand special operations raids into tribal areas of neighboring Pakistan where Islamist militants are known to find refuge.
NATO's deputy chief of communications, U.S. Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, said on Tuesday there was no truth to a report published in The New York Times.
Citing unnamed American officials in Washington, the Times reported on its website late Monday that U.S. military commanders believe special operations forces could capture militants for interrogation, bringing in an intelligence windfall.
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