Tag: Airstrikes

American, Italian Hostages Killed in CIA Drone Strike in January

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A U.S. drone strike in January targeting a suspected al Qaeda compound in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and Italian being held hostage by the group, the first known instance in which the Central Intelligence Agency killed hostages in a

Top CIA and military officials warn US drones could create endless war

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Top officials late of the CIA, Army, and Department Defense agree, according to a just-out non-partisan panel report: the United States’ use of drones is dangerous, risking both war without end and a global drone arms race. Their public arguments parallel

US military to take over control of most terror drone strikes from CIA

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WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s administration is looking at easing the secrecy around the drone war against al Qaeda by shifting control for some air strikes from the CIA to the US military, officials say. But the move would likely not

10 Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike

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Security officials in Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least 10 people in the restive northwest tribal region near the Afghan border. Authorities say drone-fired missiles hit three compounds Friday in North Waziristan, a known hub for

US drone strikes in Pakistan kill 27 people in three days

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Rockets fired from a U.S. drone killed 15 people in northwest Pakistan on Monday, intelligence officials said, an attack likely to add to tensions between Washington and Islamabad amid a standoff over NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The strike, the

Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 10 in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed 10 people in the country's northwest tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. Officials say two missiles hit a compound suspected of belonging to militants in the North Waziristan tribal

US Drone Strike Kills 4 in Pakistan

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Authorities say the attack happened Monday in Degan village in North Waziristan on the Afghanistan border. U.S. officials have never publicly acknowledged drone strikes against militants in Pakistan's tribal areas, but have anonymously confirmed such attacks to various news outlets.