The death of bin Laden at the hands of the U.S. Navy Seals did little to engender solid relations between Pakistan and the U.S. administration. What effect may that action have on the growth and support for terrorist groups within Pakistan?
The death of Osama bin Laden in 2011 was a significant event in the fight against terrorism, but it is difficult to say exactly how it affected the growth and support for terrorist groups within Pakistan. Some analysts believe that it may have weakened the ability of al-Qaeda, which was led by bin Laden, to operate within Pakistan and may have disrupted the group’s ability to carry out attacks. However, other extremist groups, such as the Taliban, have continued to operate in Pakistan and have been responsible for a number of attacks in the country.
It is worth noting that the relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. has been complex and has gone through ups and downs over the years. The U.S. has long viewed Pakistan as an important ally in the fight against terrorism, but there have been disagreements and tensions between the two countries over issues such as the U.S. drone program and the presence of Taliban and other extremist groups in Pakistan. The U.S. raid that killed bin Laden, which was carried out without the knowledge or consent of the Pakistani government, further strained relations between the two countries.
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