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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:17 AM
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U.S. drone "kills five Taliban commanders" in Pakistan
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/10/27/uk-pakistan-dr...

(Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike on Thursday killed five commanders of a powerful Pakistani Taliban faction which attacks Western forces in Afghanistan, one of the group's leaders told Reuters.

The Obama administration has stepped up drone strikes against al Qaeda and Taliban militants in Pakistan's tribal border areas in an effort to stabilise Afghanistan before the end of 2014, when all NATO combat troops are due home.

The dead commanders belonged to the Maulvi Nazir faction of Pakistan's Taliban, which carries out cross-border attacks from its strongholds in South Waziristan.

The group threatened in June to escalate attacks on U.S.-led NATO troops in Afghanistan in response to intensified drone strikes on its territory.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:28 AM
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1. Good.
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:22 AM
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2. Luckily, the Oakland PD don't have drones. Yet.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:26 AM
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3. And the 'best' part?
It only took $960,000 of Hellfire missiles (six of 'em) to do the 'job'.

http://ap.stripes.com/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PAKISTAN?SIT...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:40 AM
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4. i always wonder -- every time i hear about one these -- how much it cost.
:mad: & it pisses me off every damn time.
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