US forces were given permission to conduct unilateral raid inside Pakistan if they knew where Bin Laden was hiding, officials say
The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week's raid that killed the al-Qaida leader, the Guardian has learned.
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