ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and the United States have agreed to continue respective military operations at both sides of the Pak-Afghan border until the cross-border incursions are completely dealt with, informed officials said. According to intelligence sources, Pakistan would continue to conduct targeted operations in its tribal belt as a part of its renewed military cooperation with the US that allows military offensives at both sides of Pak-Afghan border. During the Friday meeting between Pakistans military chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the US Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General James Mattis, both the sides have reportedly decided to continue with taking on militant sanctuaries in the borderlands and target identification of militants in North Waziristan through ISI-CIA cooperation. The development is likely to diffuse pressure on Pakistan to launch a large-scale offensive in NWA following hot-pursuits and crackdowns lately conducted by Pakistan Army in NWA and its adjoining tribal belt. During Eid days, Pakistani security forces reportedly launched search operations in Miranshah, the headquarters of NWA, and captured some militant leaders. In retaliation, the powerful militant commander in NWA Hafiz Gul Bahadur has warned Pakistani government of cancelling an informal ceasefire that he struck with the Pakistani military sometime back. During Mattis-Kayani meeting, the military commands of both the states were reported to have fixed mutual responsibility for terrorism export from Pakistani soil to Afghanistan and vice versa. This implies handing over the militants involved in cross-border incursions who are wanted by Nato or the security agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan. When approached, the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Military Spokesperson in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson did not specifically comment on Pak-US enhanced military cooperation. He said the Isafs mandate in Afghanistan allowed, Foolproof and durable security environment that can only be achieved when everybody stands up for the elimination of extremism. Brigadier General Jacobson said the killings of militants in the military operation were A remarkably significant sign for a peaceful Afghanistan. He expressed these views in a web-based voice conversation with this newspaper from Kabul on Saturday. Pakistans military and Nato oversee separate military offensives at both sides of Pak-Afghan borders that cover Chitral, Upper Dir, Khyber Agency and parts of North and South Waziristan in Pakistan while Khost, Paktika, Kunar, Nuristan and Paktia in Afghanistan. Last month, Pakistan had agreed targeted operations to hunt down militants without launching a full-scale operation in NWA following the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and top US military and intelligence officials visit to Pakistan. This followed an evident increase in the drone-hits. Responding hard to the CIA drone-hits and Pakistan militarys search operations in NWA, Hafiz Gul Bahadur is quoted by a foreign news agency to have said in a statement, We have been showing patience because of problems being faced by common people but now the government has also resorted to repression on our common people at the behest of foreigners, the statement was circulated across NWA on Thursday and Friday. TheNation had reported last Sunday that the informal agreement regarding enhanced intelligence and military cooperation arrived at during Clintons visit to Pakistan embedded a contextual understanding that envisaged a halt in drone strikes, for the time being though, during Eid days since surgical strikes and resultant causalities during that time period would amount to strong public resentment against the US and embarrassment for Pakistans establishment for its inability to get these attacks stopped. Whatever the hidden agreements between the Pakistan and the US be, the tribal people must not suffer. We want a peaceful and prosperous living. Thats all we want, tribal chieftain in NWA Noor Alam Jan Utmanzai told TheNation.