Monday, February 16, 2009

On Ground Updates: Afghanistan/Pakistan - February 16, 2009

On Ground Updates:
Pair of US Drone Attacks Kill over 5o People in Pakistan over Past Three Days
Monday, February 16,2009
... brings us this report today and it starts of like this…
U.S. missile strikes in Pakistan have killed more than 50 people in the past three days in what appears to be an escalation of the military campaign in the troubled region along the Afghan border, conducted largely by unmanned drone aircraft… On Saturday, a remote-controlled US drone bombed compounds in South Waziristan, killing at least 25 people. And on Monday, another US drone struck the Kurram tribal region, killing 26. Kurram had not been targeted earlier, so in that sense it represented a broadening of the campaign, while the high death toll speaks for the intensity of the strikes…
Read the rest at link below…
Pakistan: Now or Never?

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