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A Pakistani demonstrator holds a burning US flag as others shout slogans during a protest  in Multan on May 24, 2016, against a US drone strike in Pakistan's southwestern province Balochistan. (SS Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani demonstrator holds a burning US flag as others shout slogans during a protest in Multan on May 24, 2016, against a US drone strike in Pakistan's southwestern province Balochistan. (SS Mirza/AFP/Getty Images)
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The United States drone strike that killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour this week will have ramifications across the Middle East.

NPR international correspondent Phillip Reeves tells Here & Now's Robin Young that because the strike was executed on Pakistani soil, the situation presents an awkward political tension for the U.S. and Pakistan.

Young and Reeves also discuss the life of an international correspondent, especially one in a region so embroiled in constant conflict.

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This segment aired on May 26, 2016.

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