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US’ first unmanned Predator attack destroys Libyan govt. multiple rocket launcher


April 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): The US military has confirmed that its first attack by an unmanned Predator drone aircraft has destroyed a Libyan government multiple rocket launcher near Misrata.Several hours ... Read more...

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13 killed in latest US drone strike in North Waziristan


June 19th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.19 (ANI): At least 13 people were killed and seven others injured in the latest US drone attack in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan area on Saturday.According to reports, unmanned Predator ... Read more...

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US to go ahead with ‘essential’ drone attacks in Pak despite UN call to stop


June 4th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun.4 (ANI): Notwithstanding a report by a top UN official, which called for the discontinuation of unmanned Predator drone attacks in Pakistan's troubled tribal areas along the Afghan border, the ... Read more...

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Five killed in US drone strike in Pak’s Khyber region


May 16th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Peshawar, May 16 (ANI): At least five persons were killed and many others injured in a suspected US drone strike in Khyber region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of ... Read more...

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Five killed in fresh US drone strike in North Waziristan


April 26th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Miranshah (Pakistan), Apr 26(ANI): At least five suspected militants were killed and various others injured in a fresh US drone attack in the restive North Waziristan on Monday.According to reports, ... Read more...

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US drone attack kills five suspected militants in North Waziristan


March 9th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar.9 (ANI): At least five people were killed and three others injured in a suspected US drone attack in Maley Khan Sirai area located near Miranshah bazaar in North Waziristan.A ... Read more...

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One out of every three killed in US drone attack is a Pak civilian: US think tank


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.2 (ANI): Backing Pakistan's stance that US drone strikes in the country's lawless tribal regions have killed numerous civilians, a report by the New America Foundation has revealed that one ... Read more...

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US set to enhance drone strikes in Pak by over 75 percent despite local outrage


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): The United States is planning to increase the use of unmanned drones significantly in its war against terror, as the American defence budget for 2011 seeks more funds ... Read more...

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Six Taliban killed in US drone attack in North Waziristan


January 20th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.20 (ANI): At least six Taliban insurgents were killed in yet another US drone attack in North Waziristan's Dattakhel area on Tuesday evening.According to sources, unmanned Predator aircrafts targeted a ... Read more...

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Drone strikes in Pak tribal areas an effective part of the US ant-terrorism strategy: McCain


January 8th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan. 8 (ANI): US Senator John McCain has insisted that drone strikes against insurgents in Pakistan's tribal areas is an effective part of the US ant-terrorism strategy, and it should ... Read more...

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US’ “blunt” warning to Pak: Hit Taliban, Qaeda now, or we will be forced to do so


December 8th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.8 (ANI): The United States, in a clear message to Pakistan, has asked the troubled nation to take more action against the Taliban and other extremist groups based inside its ... Read more...

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CIA should keep an eye on Pak nuke scientist, says Cheney


August 31st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.31 (ANI): Concerned over the Lahore High Court's decision to lift all security restrictions on disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Dr. A Q Khan, former US Vice-President Dick Cheney has said ... Read more...

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Eight killed in US drone strike in South Waziristan


August 27th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.27 (ANI): At least eight people were killed and several others injured in a US drone strike South Waziristan's Kani Goram area on Thursday.According to sources, three missiles were fired ... Read more...

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US believes bin Laden’s son killed


July 24th, 2009 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (DPA) The US government believes Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son may have been killed, but are not completely certain, a counterterrorism official said. The US counterterrorism official ... Read more...

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India’s regional dominance unacceptable, PML-Q tells US


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 26 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Qaid (PML-Q) Punjab President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that India's dominance in the region is unacceptable.Addressing media persons after meeting a delegation of US ... Read more...

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Pak to hunt down Taliban everywhere in the country: Zardari


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 23 (ANI): Hinting that the military offensive against the Taliban and other extremist groups could be expanded into other regions than the Swat Valley, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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US shares ’sensitive’ drone images with Pakistan, but conditionally


May 14th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Taking its relationship with Pakistan on the use of drones a step further, the United States, has for the first time, provided Islamabad surveillance information, including sensitive ... Read more...

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End of drone strikes in Pak highly unlikely in near future: Report


May 7th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 7 (ANI): While Pakistan has been continuously objecting to the US led drone targeting of the extremists in the lawless tribal areas along the Afghan border, it is highly ... Read more...

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US Drones have been very effective in tracking down Iraq, Afghan insurgents


March 17th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.17 (ANI): Pentagon officials say that the remotely piloted planes or Drones have done more than any other weapons system to track down insurgents and save American lives in Iraq ... Read more...

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Kayani asks for Cobra and Apache helicopters from the US


February 28th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.28 (ANI): After Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi demanded unmanned Predator aircrafts from the US, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Kayani has now asked the Obama administration to ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks US to provide unmanned aircrafts to carry on drone hits along Afghan border


February 26th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.26 (ANI): Pakistan has asked the United States to provide it with unmanned Predator aircrafts to carry out attacks on militant hideouts.Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters here ... Read more...

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Pakistan accepts US drones using its airbases, but only for logistical reasons


February 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.22 (ANI): After a long denial, Pakistan for the first time has officially accepted that the US drones are using airbases present inside its geographical territory. Pakistan Defense Minister, Ahmad Mukhtar ... Read more...

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NATO official confirms unwritten agreement with Pak for operating drones


February 20th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 20 (ANI): Even though Pakistan has categorically denied the use of its airbases for carrying out attacks on tribal areas, Islamabad, the US, and other NATO member countries have ... Read more...

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Google Earth nails Paks no local airbase for US drone attacks lie


February 19th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.18 (ANI): Despite Pakistans repeated denials of its airbases being used by US Predators to hit suspected militant outfits inside its territory, a Google Earth image has revealed that its ... Read more...

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Secret accord between Pak military, intelligence and US for drone attacks: WSJ


February 19th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb.18 (ANI): Even though Pakistan has categorically denied the use of its airbases for carrying out drone attacks along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, it has now been revealed that there ... Read more...

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CIA operating predator drones from base in South Pakistan: Times


February 18th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London , Feb.18 (ANI): The unmanned Predator aircrafts which have been targeting militant hideouts along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border are being operated from an airbase in southern Pakistan , a Times report ... Read more...

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US drones not operating from Pak bases: Qureshi


February 16th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Feb.16 (ANI): A day after the US backtracked from its statement that unmanned predator were planes operating from bases near Islamabad, Pakistans Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi refuted the charge ... Read more...

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US claims Drones flown from a Pakistani base, Pak denies


February 14th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.14 (ANI): A top US official has revealed that the unmanned Predator aircrafts which have been targeting militant hideouts in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan, are flown ... Read more...

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Death of Qaeda leader Libi should be seen as limited success: Rand Corporation


February 3rd, 2008 - 9:31 am ICT by admin
Washington, Feb.3 (ANI): The reported killing of top Al Qaeda operative Abu Laith Al Libi in Pakistan's remote Northern Waziristan area this week should be seen by the Bush Administration as a ... Read more...

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