Pakistan opposition angered by U.S. raids

September 12, 2008 4:56:31 PM PDT
A furor is intensifying over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan. Opposition lawmakers in Pakistan warn the country could pull out of the war on terror if the U.S. continues cross-border raids into an area where it's suspected Osama bin Laden is hiding.

About 100 protesters burned American flags after the latest missile attack left at least 12 people dead in the North Waziristan region of the troubled northwest.

Since August 13th, there have been at least seven reported missile strikes as well as a raid by helicopter-borne U.S. commandos that Pakistani officials claim killed 15 civilians.

Despite heated opposition to the raids, Pakistan's new president (Asif Ali Zardari) has repeated the commitment to fighting violent Islamic extremism and has not threatened to withdraw cooperation with the U.S.