Errant Drone Attacks Spur Militants in Pakistan

The U.S. programme of drone aircraft strikes against higher-ranking officials of al Qaeda and allied militant organisations, which has been touted by proponents as having eliminated nine of the 20 top al Qaeda leaders, is actually weakening Pakistan's defence against the insurgency of the Islamic militants there by killing large numbers of civilians based on faulty intelligence and discrediting the Pakistani military, according to data from the Pakistani government and interviews with senior analysts.

//www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=46511



US Attack Kills Women, Children

As many as eight people, including women and children were killed and several others injured in the suspected US drone attack on Gangi Khel area of Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan Agency on Sunday morning, locals said.

//www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=144125


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Analyst: Drone Attacks Have 'Incalculable Effects'
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/04/15-11

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US Drone Bombs Pakistan, Killing at Least Three

Agency France-Presse: "At least three suspected militants were killed on Sunday in Pakistan's tribal area, thought to have been by a US missile aimed at Taliban and Al-Qaeda rebels, officials said."

//www.truthout.org/041909A



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