US preparing new list of targets for drone strikes along Pak-Afghan borderMarch 26th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.26 (ANI): The United States is no mood to discontinue the Predator drone attacks in along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as it is busy in preparing a list of new targets for the strikes.
According to US officials, the list is being prepared as a part of the Obama Administration’s decision to revamp its strategy for the region.
Pakistan has repeatedly said that the drone attacks are proving counterproductive in the ‘war on terror’ as it has resulted in killing of several innocent people in the tribal region along the Afghanistan border.
On the other hand, the US has denied curtailing the missile hits, and considers it as a success against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
The revamped US policy for the region might be announced on Friday, and sources said it could facilitate an increase in number of troops.
According to The News, the strategy may also see a strengthened policy to counter the increasing drug trafficking which is considered as the main source of financial funding for the extremists.
The Obama Administration has already decided to send in 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. (ANI)