Tag: War on Terrorism

Tajik Officials: About 40 Dead in Fighting Between Troops, Militants

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Tajik officials say at least 12 troops have been killed in clashes with militants led by a former warlord accused of murdering a security services chief. A government statement said 30 rebel fighters were also killed in the fighting Tuesday

Roadside Bomb Kills 11 in NW Pakistan

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Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has exploded in the country's northwestern tribal region, killing at least 11 people. The blast Wednesday struck a vehicle in Orakzai, one of the districts in the area along the Afghan border that is

CIA Targeted Major Al Qaeda Leader

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A CIA drone strike in Pakistan targeted al Qaeda’s second in command, Abu Yahia al-Libi, on Monday, though it was not clear if he was actually killed. Al-Libi took over as al Qaeda’s second-in-command after Osama bin Laden was killed

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.

CIA has suspended drone attacks in Pakistan, U.S. officials say

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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.