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2009-02-16 India-Pakistan
Suspected U.S. drone hits militant nest in Pakistan
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Posted by tu3031 2009-02-16 10:02|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6538 views ]  Top
 File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan 

#1 why not hit these sites again when all their buddies show up too help?
Posted by rabid whitetail 2009-02-16 10:20||   2009-02-16 10:20|| Front Page Top

#2 Islamabad - A suspected US missile strike in Pakistan's north-western tribal region near the Afghan border left 30 people, most of them Afghan Taliban, dead, an intelligence official said Monday. The attack was believed to be carried out by US unmanned aircraft that targeted a suspected militant hideout in Sadda area of Kurram tribal district.

Four missiles destroyed a huge mud compound that is being used by Taliban as a training camp, according to a local intelligence official. "Our informants told us that around 30 people were killed and around two dozens of them were Afghan Taliban," the official said on condition of anonymity, adding that a dozen militants were wounded.

The camp, located just 15 kilometres from the Afghan province of Khost, was established in the 1980s when locals on the both sides of the border were resisting Soviet Union's occupation forces in Afghanistan. "The camp has now turned into a training centre for those who are resisting new occupation forces (United States and allies) in Afghanistan," the intelligence official said.

Monday's attack is the first US drone strike on Kurram, a relatively calmer district in Pakistan's tribal region that was previously known for sectarian violence between rival Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

American forces, which are running out of patience over Pakistan's failure in eliminating the sanctuaries of al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters launching cross border attacks in Afghanistan, have intensified strikes on rebels' hideouts on its soil.

The fresh air raid came two days after a similar aerial strike on a building in South Waziristan tribal district killed at least 30 people, including some key allies of top militant commander, Baitullah Mehsud.
Posted by tu3031 2009-02-16 13:17||   2009-02-16 13:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Hellfires for HOPE! And CHANGE!
Posted by A_Rovian_Desciple 2009-02-16 20:46||   2009-02-16 20:46|| Front Page Top

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