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US troops urge Pakistan to share maps of Afghan border

US: The head of the US Central Command, General James Mattis urged Pakistan to share a map of its facilities near the Afghan border, to help prevent incidents like coalition attack on Pakistani soldiers. He said that it will improve their border coordination and build “foundational level of trust on both sides of the border.”
General Mattis urged Pakistan to fully disclose all border area facilities and installations, and also give updates using a shared database.
The November 26 attack caused tension between US and Pakistani troop along Afghanistan border and left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead. Last week, the US military issued a report on the incident that blamed inadequate coordination by both Pakistani and US-led forces.
A US Air Force officer who led the investigation, Brigadier General Stephen Clark, said “an overarching lack of trust” between the two countries prevented each side from receiving specific details on troops and combat locations. A Pentagon spokesman acknowledged that US officers had shared incorrect mapping information with the Pakistanis, leading to a misunderstanding about their location. However, he added US troops responded only after coming under heavy fire, and that there was no intentional effort by U.S. forces to mislead or target the Pakistani military.
Source: voanews.com