06 Jan '13, 5pm

US drones strike again in South Waziristan - Long War Journal

The US again launched airstrikes in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of South Waziristan today, killing 17 people. The drone strike is the fifth this year, and the first since the US killed influential Taliban leader Mullah Nazir. The remotely piloted, CIA-operated Predators or the more deadly Reapers struck three separate compounds in the Babargarh area in South Waziristan. the area is close to the neighboring tribal agency of North Waziristan. Seventeen people, whose identity has not been disclosed, are reported by Dawn to have been killed. At least ten suspected Taliban fighters, including a commander known as Wali Mohammed, or Toofan, were killed in the attack, Reuters stated . The Taliban commander is said to have directed suicide operations for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. The three compounds "belonged to Qari Imran, a militant commander believ...

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