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ABC News, By Martha Raddatz and Kirit Radia

April 23, 2011

A US Air Force Predator drone took out a rocket launcher used to attack civilians in the battle between Qadhafi forces and civilians in Misrata, Libya, NATO said today. (more…)

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By Dominic Di-Natale

April 11, 2011

The United States will reconsider its controversial policy of deploying drones against militants taking refuge in Pakistan, according to its ambassador in Islamabad.

Cameron Munter revealed that America intends to review using unmanned aerial vehicles in the wake of an angry public and political backlash over high civilian casualties suffered in attacks.

“That is something on our agenda,” Munter told a gathering of top Pakistani military brass, analysts and academics Monday at an event that was billed by the local U.S. Embassy as a major policy announcement. (more…)

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March 31, 2011

Families of those Pakistani tribesmen who were killed and injured in March in U.S. drone strike Thursday refused to accept the government’s compensation and demanded halt to the American drone strikes in the region, Xinhua reported.

The government had announced 300,000 rupees (about 3,530 US dollars) each for those killed and 100,000 rupees for the injured.
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By: Malik Mumtaz Khan

March 25, 2001

MIRAMSHAH: Despite protests by the angry tribesmen over the loss of their near and dear ones in the deadly US drone attack against a tribal jirga on March 17 at Dattakhel area of North Waziristan, the government is yet to announce compensation for the affected people.
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By: Sofia Resnick

March 24, 2011

This week, the American Civil Liberties Union released a letter it received from the Department of Defense confirming that it does not compile statistics on the total number of civilians that have been killed by U.S. unmanned drone aircrafts since September 2001. (more…)

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By: Chris Rogers

March 24, 2011

Last week, U.S. drones reportedly struck a gathering of tribal elders in northern Pakistan, killing a significant number of civilians and sparking local outrage as well as rare denunciations from Pakistan’s political and military leadership. The U.S. provided no official explanation for allegedly killing innocent civilians at a legitimate community meeting; instead, an anonymous official said simply: “These people weren’t gathering for a bake sale.” (more…)

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05 Aug 2009 12:16:55 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud alive
* Two militants killed, security official says (more…)

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