US Drone Strikes return to Pakistan – and imminently to Iraq?

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miranshah_400US drone strikes resumed this week in Pakistan with the first strike taking place on Wednesday evening near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. This was quickly followed by a second strike early Thursday morning, although as the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) reports there is some confusion about the details of the second strike. The strikes are the first in Pakistan since 25 December 2013 – a five and half month ‘pause’.

It is thought that the pause has been in place to allow negotiation between the Pakistan government and the Pakistani Taliban to take place. While anonymous US officials have given credence to this suggestion at the same times others have dismissed it. Many have noted that the first strikes have taken place just days after a significant Taliban attack on Karachi airport – an obvious and symbolic end to any peace negotiations.  However they have also…

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One Response to US Drone Strikes return to Pakistan – and imminently to Iraq?

  1. Nobody says:

    Hope western imperialists are happy that drones have resumed as we all Pakistanis are terrorists in their eyes.

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