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NATO Supply Routes Through Pakistan


NATO Supply Routes Through Pakistan:

  • One route crosses the Khyber Pass and goes to Kabul
  • The other route goes through Baluchistan province to Kandahar
  • The routes carried about one third of NATO cargo for ISAF forces
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the closure cost an extra $100 million a month in overland shipping through Central Asia
  • Pakistan closed the routes after U.S.-led NATO airstrikes mistakenly killed 24 Pakistani troops near the Afghan border last November
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