December 05, 2011

BALOCHISTAN: US planes land at Shamsi airbase for evacuation

By Hafeez Baloch - Dec 4th, 2011

Islamabad: About two US wide-body plans have landed at Shamsi Airbase in Balochistan province of Pakistan, sources said on Sunday.

The sources said that the US officials have started dismantling their installations and equipments on the base to remove them from the rendezvous in question. They added that the US officials have also burnt some documents and equipments.

Earlier, on Saturday a local Pakistani daily quoted their sources as admitting that some US transport plans reached the base. “It would be incorrect to suggest that Americans are reluctant to vacate the base.

The base was previously used by the UAE leaders as they have been allotted hunting areas by the government of Pakistan in the vicinity of the base.

Pakistan government has ordered US to vacate the base after the US/Nato attack on country’s check-posts in Mohmand agency of tribal region which led the killing of 24 soldiers.

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