Monday, February 21, 2011

First U.S. drone attack in Pakistan in weeks kills 7

Hell Yeah, It is about time!
The absence of the Drone strikes has been a little depressing for me.
It brings me, and I'm sure many of you, great pleasure to hear that we can and do reach out and kill the Taliban/Militants/ Al Qaida (whatever you want to call them)
without so much as putting a U.S. Soldier in harms way to do it. That coupled with the fact that the Taliban do not sleep well when the drones are buzzing around their heads.

(Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed at least seven people on Monday in a tribal region along Pakistan's western border, local officials said, the first such attack in a month as a diplomatic feud strains U.S.-Pakistani ties.

At least four missiles were fired from the unmanned aircraft at a suspected militant training center in Azam Warsak, just west of Wana, the main town in the South Waziristan tribal agency, intelligence officials in South Waziristan said.

"According to initial reports there were foreigners among the dead," one of the officials said.

A second official said the foreign nationals killed included three people from Turkmenistan and two Arab nationals.

It is the first time since January 23 that intelligence officials have reported a U.S. drone attack, marking a resumption of a campaign that has become the centerpiece of U.S. efforts to halt militants launching attacks on its soldiers in Afghanistan.

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