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Drone strike kills four suspected militants in Pakistan
Yahoo ^ | 4/29/12 | Jibran Ahmed - Reuters

Posted on 04/29/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed four suspected militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border on Sunday, intelligence officials and witnesses said, the first strike in almost a month.

The controversial drone programme, a key element in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts, is highly unpopular in Pakistan, where it is considered a violation of sovereignty which causes many civilian casualties.

A Pakistani parliamentary committee recently demanded an end to drone strikes on Pakistani territory as part of its recommendations for how its relationship with Washington should change. The United States has given no indication it intends to halt the campaign.

The remotely piloted aircraft targeted an abandoned girls' high school building used by militants in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, the officials and witnesses said. Three militants were wounded.

"We intercepted internal conversation of the militants asking for arranging four coffins for the slain men in the drone attack. We don't know about their identity and nationality but those living in the girls' school were mostly Arabs," a security official said.

A local resident, Haji Niamat Khan, said more than two dozen militants were living in the school when it was attacked.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: drone; militants; pakistan; strike

1 posted on 04/29/2012 2:25:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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It's been a while since we posted a drone strike thread..

Thanks Mr. Pres__ent!

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2 posted on 04/29/2012 2:35:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Whacked em Whacked em real good.

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3 posted on 04/29/2012 2:38:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

There are no civilian casualties among islamists.

The only thing I wonder is that these must be the wrong sect of islamists, or something, for soetoro.

4 posted on 04/29/2012 2:39:18 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama slaughtering more civilians in Pakistan.

One was a highly regarded imam reaching out to the poor in Peshawar. One was the director of a baby milk factory in BaghdadAllahabad. One was a highly skilled surgeon that worked on treating harelipped children and the last was a poet that specialized in verse lauding the life of the ordinary men and women of the glorious nation of Palestine in the years before Moses and his Jews came and drove them into the sea.

Poor innocents!

5 posted on 04/29/2012 2:42:09 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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6 posted on 04/29/2012 3:06:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: NormsRevenge
Wow !

Four dead.

This will really shake them up.


7 posted on 04/29/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT by ml/nj
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8 posted on 04/29/2012 5:14:23 PM PDT by RedMDer (
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