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Friday, December 17, 2010

"Surgical" strikes? [BBC]

Nearly 60 people have been killed in a series of attacks by US drones in the past 24 hours in Pakistan's Khyber tribal district, officials say.

At least 50 died in three unmanned air strikes in the Tirah Valley, a day after seven others were killed nearby.
Security officials say all the dead in the attacks are militants - a claim that cannot be independently confirmed. [Ed. - ALL THE DEAD ARE KNOWN TO BE MILITANTS ATTACKING U.S. FORCES? Right.]

Meanwhile, the CIA has withdrawn its top spy from Pakistan, amid threats to his life, US intelligence confirms. [Ed. - the irony of this person being withdrawn from orchestrating more killing because his life is in danger is too rich for me to comment on.]


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