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Drone Strike in Pakistan: Eight Dead

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed eight suspected militants near the Afghan border, in an area considered a stronghold of the Taliban. Officials said an al-Qaida operative is believed to be among the victims of the strike near the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan. The attack early Tuesday is the […]

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Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills 9

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northern Pakistan say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least nine people suspected of being Taliban fighters. Authorities say several missiles were fired into three hideouts Sunday in the South Waziristan tribal region. The Pakistani government has long condemned the drone strikes as a violation of its sovereignty, but the attacks are […]

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Al-Qaida Leader Killed in Pakistan Drone Strike

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in northwestern Pakistan say a U.S. drone attack has killed a senior al-Qaida leader. Authorities say the leader, commonly known as Abu Zaid, was killed in the strike. Zaid was considered one of the most powerful al-Qaida figures in the region. Pakistan has repeatedly criticized U.S. drone attacks as a violation of the country’s […]

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Iran Says It Captured US Drone

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. Navy spokesman says no American drones are missing in the Middle East, after Iran state media said the country has “captured” an American drone that entered Iranian airspace over Persian Gulf waters. The Navy spokesman said Tuesday all drones in the region are “fully accounted for.” Media reports in Iran said an unmanned […]

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Iran Says It Captured US Drone

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Iran state media say the country has “captured” an American drone over Persian Gulf waters after it entered Iranian airspace. Media reports said Tuesday the unmanned ScanEagle drone was captured by the naval unit of the Revolutionary Guards as it was patrolling and gathering information. The reports do not elaborate on where or how the […]

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Iran Confirms Attack on US Drone

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has confirmed a Pentagon report that two Iranian warplanes fired on an unarmed U.S. drone in the Persian Gulf last week. Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi was quoted on the Iranian Students’ News Organization website as saying that Iran’s armed forces took action against an anonymous plane that entered the country’s airspace – countering the […]

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Iran Implicitly Confirms Attack on US Drone

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran is vowing to confront any aircraft that enters its airspace, one day after the Pentagon said Iranian warplanes fired on an unarmed U.S. drone over international waters in the Persian Gulf. Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Massoud Jazayeri did not explicitly confirm the incident in his comments to the FARS news agency on Friday. But […]

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Pentagon: Iran Shoots at US Drone Over Persian Gulf

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Defense Department says Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. drone over international waters in the Persian Gulf last week. Pentagon spokesman George Little says the unmanned Predator was on a routine classified surveillance mission November 1. Little said the plane did not enter Iranian waters, was not hit and returned safely […]

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 3 in Pakistan

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least 3 people in the country’s northwest, near the Afghan border. Sources say at least two missiles hit near Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal agency, a known stronghold of al-Qaida and Taliban-linked militants. Unofficial reports say a woman was among […]

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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Five in Pakistan Tribal Region

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed five people in the country’s northwest, near the border with Afghanistan. Intelligence officials say the drone fired four missiles early Wednesday on a suspected militant compound in the North Waziristan tribal agency. The identities of those killed is not yet known, but the region […]

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