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Offline flowers

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US drone attack kills 16 suspected militants in Pakistan
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:12:00 PM »
PESHAWAR, Pakistan –  Unmanned U.S. aircraft fired four missiles at a house in northwest Pakistan before dawn Wednesday, killing 16 suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The strike in the Sarai Darpa Khel area of the North Waziristan tribal region also wounded two suspected militants, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

The suspected militants who were targeted were believed to be from the Afghan Haqqani network. U.S. officials consider the Haqqani network to be one of the most dangerous militant factions fighting American troops in neighboring Afghanistan. The leadership of the Haqqani network pledges allegiance to Taliban chief Mullah Omar but operates fairly independently.

U.S. drone strikes have become a serious source of tension between Washington and Islamabad. The Pakistani government regularly denounces the strikes as a violation of the country's sovereignty, even though senior officials are known to have supported some of the attacks in the past.

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Re: US drone attack kills 16 suspected militants in Pakistan
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 07:02:19 PM »
Obama is home, they must have handed him the joy stick to a drone again.
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