Washington, Oct 28: The Pakistani military has told the Pentagon that it does not have the capacity to take action against the Haqqani network, a US military General based in Afghanistan has said.
“The Pakistanis have said to me that they simply don't have the capacity at this time to take on that insurgent network at this point within their borders,” Lieutenant General Curtis Scaparrotti told Pentagon reporters in a video conference from Kabul.
Scaparrotti is the Commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, and Deputy Commander, US Forces.
“We are obviously working with them to determine how best to have an impact inside of that sanctuary. We work very hard on our side to affect them in terms of interdiction, their cache and the movement cross border,” he said.
“And as you probably know, we are having a greater success on the Afghan side, greater success this year in terms of interdiction. And our focus operations have had a good effect on that network as well,” the US general said.