Posts Tagged ‘drone attack’

Huffington Post, By Chris Brummit

22 April 2011

ISLAMABAD — U.S. missiles killed 25 people in an al-Qaida and Taliban sanctuary close to the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani officials said, signaling American intent to press ahead with such attacks despite renewed protests by Islamabad. (more…)

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Date: March 24, 2011

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari condemned US drone strikes on Thursday and clarified to the Obama Administration that the US will have to end drone strikes in tribal regions. (more…)

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Ayaz Gul | Islamabad  March 11, 2011

A top Pakistani military commander acknowledged this week that the U.S drone strikes against militant hideouts have been an effective weapon in the anti-militancy fight.

Analysts say the rare public admission by the powerful military will help remove misperceptions about the American drone program that has targeted al-Qaida and Taliban-linked fighters in the country’s tribal region on the Afghan border. (more…)

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New York Times


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American missile hit the Mehsud tribal region of South Waziristan on Tuesday, claiming at least 10 lives in the same area where the leader of the Pakistani Taliban was apparently killed in a similar drone attack last week, Pakistani security officials said.

The missile struck near the town of Kani Gurram, one of the largest in the area, which is home to the Pakistani Taliban movement. American and Pakistani security officials say they believe the leader of the movement, Baitullah Mehsud, was killed in a C.I.A.-operated drone strike last Wednesday. (more…)

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By Mark Magnier and Zulfiqar Ali
June 15, 2009

Reporting from New Delhi and Peshawar, Pakistan — Pakistan announced late Sunday that it planned to expand its offensive against Taliban militants into the troubled South Waziristan region. The announcement came just hours after a bomb in a crowded market killed eight people and wounded 38. (more…)

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