US continues to hunt for Osama

"We continue our hunt for and (have) interest in capturing Mr (Osama) bin Laden," State Department spokesman P J Crowley told reporters at his daily news conference.Crowley said the US had significantly expanded its assistance to Pakistan and would continue to do "everything it can" to help the country advance.

"We have continued very robust military and security assistance, and we have augmented that with very significant assistance to strengthen Pakistan's civilian institutions and help Pakistan expand its economy.

"But we think we have a very robust combination of civilian and security assistance to Pakistan that is helping Pakistan deal with a very significant threat, which is a threat to Pakistan as well as a threat to the United States," Crowley said in response to a question.

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