Officials: Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 17 in Pakistan's tribal region

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posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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Hello ATS,



Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 17 people and wounded three Sunday in Pakistan's volatile tribal region, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strike occurred in Babar Ziarat, which borders the Pakistani provinces of North and South Waziristan, near the Afghan border, the officials said. Those killed and injured in the strike were believed to be militants, the officials said. The attack follows two suspected U.S. drone strikes in the same area last week that killed 15 people, including a Taliban commander with ties to the Pakistani military. Taliban commander Mullah Nazir, also known as Maulvi Nazir Wazir, was killed in a strike in South Waziristan, officials said.

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Nazir was at odds with the Pakistani Taliban over a peace agreement he signed with the Pakistani government in 2007. As part of the deal, he refused to attack the Pakistani government or military targets, though he was believed to be behind a number of attacks that targeted the U.S. military. Nazir narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack in early December. After the attack, he warned the Mehsud tribe, which includes Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, to vacate South Waziristan or face consequences. Also killed in that strike were two of Nazir's deputies, the officials said. In recent years, the U.S. government has sharply stepped up the use of drone attacks in Pakistan's mostly ungoverned tribal region, widely believed to be a safe haven for militant groups fueling the insurgency in Afghanistan. U.S. officials say the drone strikes are an effective strategy against militant groups and insist civilian casualties are rare.



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I wonder how this will go down...

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posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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I wont speak for anyone but myself...

It just seems like we are just exterminating people.

How long until we face the same threat?

Kind of scary to make this way of fighting the norm...



posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 01:37 PM
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Instead of just choosing the targets, Ill bet Obamas been training on a drone simulator so he can actually be the triggerman one of these days, that would be his dream come true


Maybe we should just ban the drones along with guns...



btw, i stole that from rense
edit on 1/6/2013 by Juggernog because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 02:06 PM
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It won't be long before these drones get turned on Americans.



posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 02:12 PM
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It's only 17...no news here to report.... I mean not like some guy who uses a gun in America.....



posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 11:55 PM
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The motto of this story is don’t hang out with known terrorists.


a Taliban commander with ties to the Pakistani military. Taliban commander Mullah Nazir, also known as Maulvi Nazir Wazir, was killed in a strike in South Waziristan, officials said.





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