Tag: Drone attacks in Pakistan
At his press briefing today, White House press secretary Josh Earnest faced tough questioning from reporters about legal questions surrounding the CIA drone strike that inadvertently killed two hostages, including one American. The exchange neatly captured a galling truth about
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
KABUL, Afghanistan — Eight Afghan paramilitary soldiers were killed during an assault on a Taliban hide-out in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Wednesday. It was the latest of several clashes to take a heavy toll on the security forces as
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
Just after midnight last Christmas, Pakistani officials say, two Hellfire missiles from a U.S. drone slammed into a house in Miramshah, Pakistan, killing four militants. It was an otherwise unremarkable episode in the sixth year of a relentless unmanned aerial
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A U.S. drone strike targeting a vehicle in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border killed three suspected militants, two intelligence officials said Friday. A pair of missiles fired from an unmanned drone hit the vehicle in a
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
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani intelligence officials confirmed Thursday that a U.S. drone strike last week near the Afghan border killed the son of the founder of the powerful Haqqani militant network, a major blow to one of the most feared groups
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
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
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.
In an effort to mend badly frayed relations with Pakistan, the CIA has suspended drone missile strikes on gatherings of low-ranking militants believed to be involved in cross-border attacks on U.S. troops or facilities in Afghanistan, current and former U.S.