Washington, June 14: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that the Obama administration was disappointed by the unexplained failure of recent raids on two militant compounds in Pakistan's tribal areas.
Gates said that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had shared intelligence about the compounds with Pakistan in the past several weeks to restore relations with the South Asian country.
However, when Pakistani forces raided the facilities, used for the manufacture of improvised explosive devices, the militants had disappeared.
The "IED factories" were located in Pakistan's North and South Waziristan region.
The Defense Secretary insisted that he was not certain how or why the effort went awry.
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