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US drone attack claims 20 lives in Pakistan

Press TV – January 17, 2010

At least 20 people have been killed in Pakistan in the latest US drone attacks that picked up pace after seven CIA agents were killed in late December.

The Sunday attack has reportedly targeted a militant compound in an area near Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region. However, the identity of those killed in the air raid has not been confirmed.

The number of CIA-operated drone strikes along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border has increased after a Jordanian double agent crossed into Afghanistan from the tribal lands and struck a US intelligence center in late 2009.

Over the weekend, eleven people were killed in two drone attacks in northwestern Pakistan.

The US has carried out dozens of missile strikes in northwestern Pakistan over the past twelve months. Washington claims it is targeting militants.

But reports say the attacks have repeatedly killed civilians. Last week, Pakistani officials warned US Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke that the US drone attacks could endanger ties.

There have been nationwide rallies in Pakistan against high civilian casualties inflicted by the US operations.

Pakistan Islami Jamiat-e Talaba staged an anti-American rally on Saturday to show strong resentment at US drone attacks in the country.

Demonstrators demanded that the government take a strong stand against the US presence in the country.

January 17, 2010 - Posted by | "Hope and Change", Subjugation - Torture, War Crimes

2 Comments »

  1. What are the names of the seven
    CIA agents who were killed and
    where do they live? What are the
    Email addresses of their relatives
    so that we can confirm the government’s
    story?

    In a world where government lies
    change from day to day to meet
    expedient needed pretext of the
    moment you have to question
    everything which the government
    says. The “mainstream media”
    can not be trusted either so
    internet truth seekers must find
    the answers on their own.

    “I think therefore I am.” ….Ren Descartes

    Question everything else.

    Every surfer should become a
    reporter so that the gap left
    by the lack of honest media
    coverage can be filled.

    Comment by Ernest | January 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. Good point, Ernest. We should all become investigative reporters and blog our findings.
    Isn’t it iteresting that when a few military people (people who knowingly put themselves in a position to be killed or injured) are killed(?), it’s big news. But when 20 innocent civilians who are just going about their daily lives are killed, mainstream media ignores it. Instead, they run riduculous stories about the taliban attacking their own people!

    Comment by WinstonII | January 17, 2010 | Reply


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