Skip to comments.'US missiles' kill 13 in S Waziristan
Posted on 02/29/2008 10:09:56 AM PST by gandalftb
PESHAWAR - At least 13 militants, including some foreigners, were killed and 11 others were critically injured as three missiles, allegedly fired by the US forces, hit a house in Kaloshah area of Wana District in South Waziristan Agency on Thursday, eyewitnesses said.
However, the locals informed that three missiles fired from an unknown direction hit the house of Malik Khel Wazir at Shero Village, Kaloshah Azam Warsak area at midnight, killing at least 12 people, mostly foreigners, and injuring 11 others critically.
Exact identity and strength of the foreigners killed in the incident has not yet been determined, but the locals informed that they were either from Arab countries or Central Asia.
An Al-Qaeda fugitive from Egypt is also reported to be among them.
However, the officials claimed that there was a seminary near the house, which was used by the militants as a shelter. It is highly believed that the US forces, either from Afghanistan side or from Arabian Sea, fired the missiles. Residents of Azam Warsak village in South Waziristan told AFP that a house was blown up by a missile fired from a pilotless drone and the loud blast was heard kilometres away in the rugged valley. A house used as a den by Al-Qaeda and Afghan Taliban militants was hit by a missile. Thirteen people were killed and around 10 were wounded, a senior Pakistani security official told AFP. The militants were using the house as an operational base for attacks on NATO-led and US troops in Afghanistan, as well as a meeting place for Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants, the official said. Chief military spokesman Major-General Athar Abbas told AFP that information from the area indicated that the deaths were caused by explosive material stored in a house.
(Excerpt) Read more at nation.com.pk ...
Is this an update of this:
or another strike altogether?
Shhweeet. Nice shooting guys, whoever you are... :-)
Remember this " missile "?
OK..multitasking here...LOL. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!
Adam Gadahn is still missing since early February, the last time we blew up a Talibunny strong-hold.
The good news just keeps on coming!
The Nation is your source for the possible demise of Ayman?
LOL...oh yeah....wasn’t it a fake bomb or pic or something?
Adam Gadahn Rumored Killed
The Long War Journal ^ | 2/9/2008 | Left Coast Republican
Posted on 02/10/2008 3:16:03 AM PST by Left Coast Republican
By Bill RoggioFebruary 8, 2008 6:49 PM Gadhan.jpg
One day after a Pakistani newspaper reported al Qaeda propagandist Adam Gadahn may have been killed in the same airstrike that killed al Qaeda leader Abu Laith al Libi, the rumor remains unconfirmed.
Speculation over Gadahn’s presence at the al Qaeda safe house in North Waziristan began on Jan. 29, the day of the airstrike. An unnamed US official denied Gadahn was killed in the strike. But on Feb. 7, The News reported, based on statements from Western sources, that Gadahn was killed in the airstrike.
Sounds like some great intel lead to good “Kills” for our side and probably a lot more good intel at the site.
Oh lawd that was funny. They could have at least glued on some balsa wood fins and spray painted “hi I am not arty” on the side of it. ; )
Note from the Islamist Travel Agency:
Due to unexpected US military activity all Spring Break activities in South Waziristan tribal regions will be cancelled.
Compound was mainly a private madrassa operated by Sheroo mainly for Afghans. This compound had been under surveillance for many months and was known as a logistical base for attacks in Afghanistan. Lately, Punjabi Pakistanis had been weapons training there.
Gadahn frequented the area as well as top AQ leaders.
Four Arabs showed up about 1700GMT, then Predators circled. Strike occurred at 2100GMT Wednesday 022708.
There may have been a Hellfire, but I believe, due to the low angle of attack, three missiles (one struck a nearby field), size of the primary explosion, this was likely cruise missiles.
The secondary blast was heard in Wana, likely stored munitions that cooked off.
The only dead identified so far is Shahrukh Khan, younger brother of Khan Mohammad, senior commander of Mullah Nazir-led militants of the Abu Hamza group.
So far, the dead are 4 Arabs, 4 Turkmens, 3 Punjabi Pakistanis, and 2 Afghans. Unconfirmed that 6 wounded prisoners are captured.
An Egyptian fugitive is reported among the 4 dead Arabs. Zawahiri was known to associate with Turkmens, used them for bodyguards. Zawahiri frequented this area with Gadahn, traveled in a group of 3-5.
The backwater buzz is that this was a High Value Target, very high value. Few would get this kind of air strike attention, al-Libi only rated one Hellfire.
Maybe premature and unconfirmed, I'm not celebrating yet, but I'm looking for my corkscrew and dusting off the glasses.
lol, the expected Taliban “Spring Break” Surge has been called off. The US Media is deeply saddened.
Several sources, waiting for Paki confirmation.
Thanks..looks like the numbers are going up! Yippie!!
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!
I love it... our brave guys are really kickin’ ass over there!
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