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Hakim Almasmari | CNN | July 15, 2011

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) — A U.S. drone strike targeting militants in southern Yemen Thursday killed at least 50 people, two Yemeni security sources said.

This comes as the United States and the Yemeni government step up their efforts to target militants, including those Islamists who’ve taken over several cities in recent weeks.

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Eurasia Review, By David Clark

May 3, 201

On 27 November 2008, the Iraqi Parliament ratified the final Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. Under SOFA, U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by 30 June 2009, and all U.S. forces will be completely out of Iraq by 31 December 2011, but allowing for further negotiation if Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s Prime Minister, believes the country is not stable enough. (more…)

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The Huffington Post, By Chris Rogers

29 April, 2011

Drones may be new, futuristic weapons, but the U.S. drone campaign in Pakistan raises the oldest of international legal questions: what gives one country the right to violate the sovereignty of another? (more…)

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Eurasia Review, By Shahzad Masood Roomi

22 April 2011

Pakistan has been caught in a vicious circle due to the prolonged Afghan conflict and complete indecision by the political and military establishment about conclusion of this war and Pakistan’s role. Pakistan has suffered more fatalities in so-called War on terror than the ones faced by the US and NATO forces combined in Afghanistan during the last 9 years. But still Washington assesses Islamabad’s role in War on terror (WoT) with suspicion. (more…)

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Los Angeles Times, By Alex Rodriguez

23 April 2011

A U.S. missile strike killed at least 25 people Friday in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region, signaling that Washington’s use of drones against militants along the Afghan border will continue despite intensifying opposition from Pakistani leaders. (more…)

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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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IRIN

21 April, 2011

KABUL, 21 April 2011 (IRIN) – One irony of the current security situation in Afghanistan is that foreign forces, whose ostensible aim is to protect civilians while fighting the Taliban, may be responsible – directly or indirectly – for the bulk of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country, whose number is rising. (more…)

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