04 Jan '15, 4pm

US drones hit 'good Taliban' commander's compound in North Waziristan

The US launched the first drone strike in Pakistan this year in an attack targeting fighters loyal to a Taliban commander who is favored by Pakistan's government as well as its military and intelligence establishment. The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or Reapers launched an airstrike on a compound in the village of Wacha Basti in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan earlier today, Dawn reported. Eight people, including an unidentified "high-value target," are reported to have been killed in the strike. The compound that was hit belongs "to an Uzbek commander of the Taliban's Hafiz Gul Bahadar Group," Dawn noted . Hafiz Gul Bahadar is the top Taliban commander for North Waziristan, and administers the jihadist haven of Datta Khel. Some Pakistani news outlets are claiming that "outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Commander Hafiz Gul Bahadar" is among thos...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/01/us_drones_...

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