20 Dec '14, 7pm

US drones strike in jihadist stronghold in North Waziristan

The US launched a drone strike in the jihadist haven of Datta Khel in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan earlier today. The Pakistani military claimed it "cleared" Datta Khel in September as part of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which was launched in mid-June this year. The CIA-operated, remotely piloted Predators or Reapers fired a pair of missiles at a compound in the village of Mada Khel in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan during the early morning, killing six jihadists, The News reported . A "high value target," who has not been named, is said to have been among those killed, Dawn noted . Pakistani and regional jihadist groups, including al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, have not released a statement or commented on the strike. The Datta Khel area in North Waziristan, where today's drone strike took place, is a nexus of Taliban, Haqqani Network,...

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