Skip to comments.U.S. missile strike kills 12 militants in Pakistan
Posted on 08/14/2010 8:42:44 PM PDT by markomalley
A pilotless U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan, an al Qaeda and Taliban sanctuary on the Afghan border, killing at least 12 militants on Saturday, intelligence officials said.
The United States has intensified missile strikes by drone aircraft in Pakistan's lawless Pashtun tribal lands in an effort to curb violence in Afghanistan, much of which U.S. officials say comes from militant sanctuaries on the Pakistani side.
Most of the missile attacks this year were carried out on militant targets in North Waziristan region.
In the latest strike, the missiles hit a house used by militants as a hideout near Mir Ali, the second major town of the region.
"We have reports that 12 militants were killed in the attack. The death toll could be more," an intelligence official in the region told Reuters.
He said Amir Moawia, an important Pakistani Taliban commander, was among the dead.
Another intelligence official said there were five foreigners among the slain militants but their nationalities could not be immediately confirmed.
A large number of militants linked to al Qaeda and Taliban, including Arabs, Uzbeks, Chechens and Chinese fled to Pakistani border regions and took refuge with their Pakistani allies after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan following the al Qaeda attacks on the United States in 2001.
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Must have been another weeding party /S
BTW, where’s OBL?
Only 12? Geese, what do we put in our missiles, hard candy?
GRRRRRREAT news! Follow any and all communications...lock on the house or the neighborhood...then unleash the dogs of war.
Perhaps Wilson Goode, former Philly mayor, could oversee this operation....(just sayin’) /sarcasm
A pilotless drone aircraft - Obama’s weapon of choice.... ;o)
Sort of like a pilotless drone presidency, wouldn't you say?
Sort of like a pilotless drone presidency, wouldn’t you say?
since this useless war started, I have been a proponent of bigger bombs and more of them......you cannot fight a war where there are “pockets” of enemy combatents. You fly over and eliminate those pockets. It will take but a few sorties like this to convince the locals that they should not allow the bad guys to infiltrate their neighborhoods. A few, very large areas turned into parking lots would get everyones attention. We are losing U.S. military there every day.....it’s time to put a stop to it......make me a general and all(most)Americans will love me, much of the rest of the world would hate me..........I’m trying to see the down side of that!!!
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