Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Large Scale Drone Attack in West Pakistan

The NYTIMES is reporting today that:
American drone aircraft fired 18 missiles at militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region on Tuesday, killing at least 14 fighters and wounding four, a security official and a resident of the area said.

the attack by the American drones, which are operated by the Central Intelligence Agency, appeared to be a continuation of the air campaign to degrade the capabilities of Al Qaeda, the Pakistani Taliban and the Afghan Taliban fighters now working together in North Waziristan. There have been more than 30 drone attacks against militants in the tribal areas in 2010, almost all of them in North Waziristan.

The full article titled, Drone Strikes Pound West Pakistan, is available here.

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