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Military denies return of US trainers

The Pakistani military on Thursday denied claims by US officials that a group of American trainers had returned to the country several months after their departure 
following a deadly NATO air strike that had killed 24 soldiers.

'The news of returning of US trainers to Pakistan is not correct,' said a brief statement from the Pakistani military. An unnamed US official had been quoted by the media as saying that nearly 10 military trainers were back in Pakistan as a sign of a thaw in the bilateral relationship. The official said US special forces soldiers 
had been sent to a training site near 

Peshawar, where they will instruct trainers from Pakistan's Frontier Corps in counter-insurgency warfare.

Pakistan had sought the withdrawal of US trainers after the NATO air strike hit two of its border posts in the tribal belt.


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