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US Tightens Drone Rules for Pakistan Attacks

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent U.S. newspaper has reported the U.S. intelligence agency has tightened its rules on drone strikes in Pakistan. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday the concessions were made after military and diplomatic officials complained large strikes were damaging relations with Islamabad. The Journal says the new rules are a result of a “behind-the-scenes” battle […]

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White House: US Drones in Ethiopia

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says the United States has drones in Ethiopia and that the unmanned aircraft are there to conduct reconnaissance missions, not airstrikes. Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Friday that the operation is part of the U.S. government’s partnership with Ethiopia to promote stability in the Horn of Africa and combat terrorism. U.S. […]

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US Drones in Ethiopia Begin Flying Into Somalia

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has confirmed that it is sending drones based in Ethiopia into neighboring Somalia to conduct surveillance missions. U.S. military officials say the unmanned Reaper drones are flying from an airfield in the southern Ethiopian city of Arba Minch into Somalia, where the government is battling the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab. The drones can […]

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Pakistani Drone Victims Seek Arrest of CIA Official

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Relatives of Pakistanis killed in U.S. unmanned drone attacks have filed a complaint with the police, seeking the arrest of a retired CIA official they say approved the strikes. At a press conference Monday in Islamabad, their lawyer Shahzad Akbar said he was trying to get an international arrest warrant for John Rizzo, who was […]

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US to Provide Drones For Terror Fight in Somalia

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Defense Department is supplying drone aircraft to Uganda and Burundi to help those countries fight Islamist militants in Somalia. U.S. military officials say the Pentagon is sending four drones to the African nations, part of a $45-million military aid package. The aid includes body armor, night vision gear, communications equipment and surveillance systems. […]

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