02 Jan '13, 10pm

US drone strike kills 5 'militants' in South Waziristan: The US conducted its first strike in Pakistan's Taliban...

The US conducted its first strike in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal areas this year, killing five "militants," according to reports. The remotely piloted Predators or the more deadly Reapers, which are operated by the CIA, attacked "a house suspected of being a militant hideout," according to Xinhua . Four of the unmanned strike aircraft are thought to have been circling the compound before firing four missiles just after midnight. Five "militants" are thought to have been killed, but their identities have not been disclosed. No senior al Qaeda or Taliban leaders are known to have been killed. Today's strike is the first in Pakistan this year. Last year, the US launched 46 strikes in Pakistan, according to data compiled by The Long War Journal . In 2011, the US launched 64 strikes; in 2010, when the program was at its peak, there were 117 strikes. The program was ram...

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militarytimes.com 02 Jan '13, 10pm

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navytimes.com 02 Jan '13, 10pm

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longwarjournal.org 04 Jan '13, 3pm

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longwarjournal.org 02 Jan '13, 7pm

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militarytimes.com 06 Jan '13, 3pm

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