Skip to comments.Suspected U.S. missile strike kills two in Pakistan
Posted on 11/04/2009 6:05:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge
MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) A suspected U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles on Thursday into North Waziristan, a major al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary in northwest Pakistan, killing two people, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
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May they be high value targets
Fact file on the Predator drone, used by the US against suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The UN's top investigator in extrajudicial exections said the use of the aircraft could be against international law. (AFP/Graphic)
Back in the 80’s I used optical tracking on fast movers as a way to avoid detection. It seems to have really matured in the last 20 years.
Notice the slant between the headline and the first paragraph. Israel either seized the ship or it didn’t, and the illegal cargo was bound for Lebanon, not Mother Teresa.
Reuters: Often the best, but with Israel, usually the worst in accuracy and bias.
The missiles struck a house in Norak, a small village in the N Waziristan’s Mir Ali area, at around 1:30 am (2030 GMT Wednesday). The attack killed four insurgents.
Abu Laith Al Libi hangs out in Norak, definitely a HVT.
FWIW: Breaking: Taliban Swat chapter chief Maulana Fazlullah was critically injured and has been surrounded by the security forces.
KABUL : Chief of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbudin Hekmatyar has disclosed that Osama Bin Laden is alive, Aaj News reported on Monday.
In his video message, he said that if the United States announces to pull out its forces from Afghanistan, it will be given save exit.
Hekmatyar was of view that owing to wrong strategy of al Qaeda Taliban government was toppled.
He further said that his network is spread across Afghanistan, adding he has no link to Haqqani network.
Former Afghan Prime Minister said that the US was not able to reach Kabul without the assistance of Pakistan. In this situation it will be like a joke that Pakistan was assisting the Mujahideen.
He further revealed that Russia and Iran had planned to invade Afghanistan with the support of Ahmed Shah Masud. Moscow had decided to send 17,000 troops to Afghanistan, he added.