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Officials: Suspected US strikes kill 19

October 4, 2008

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— Two suspected U.S. missile strikes Friday on villages close to the border with Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, most of them militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

American forces recently ramped up cross-border operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants in Pakistan's border zone with Afghanistan - a region considered a likely hiding place for Osama bin Laden.

Two missiles believed to have been fired from U.S. unmanned drones launched from neighboring Afghanistan hit the villages in North Waziristan just before dusk, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Chief Pakistani army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said officers were investigating the reported strikes, but could not confirm them. U.S. officials in Afghanistan or Washington rarely acknowledge the attacks.

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Flap Doodle 6 years, 9 months ago

August 1, 2007 "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States must be willing to strike al Qaeda targets inside Pakistan, adopting a tough tone after a chief rival accused him of naivete in foreign policy."http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0132206420070801

Ragingbear 6 years, 9 months ago

Smart. Launch missiles into allied countries we have treaties with. Don't forget that Pakistan has ICBMs that we gave to them, so it's all good. Not like they would launch them at us. That would be suicide....oh wait.

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