Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 United States drone attacks

The United States government has made hundreds of attacks on targets in northwest Pakistan since 2004 using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) controlled by the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division. These attacks are part of the United States' War On Terrorism campaign, seeking to defeat Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan. Most of these attacks are on targets in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan border in Northwest Pakistan. These strikes have increased substantially under the Presidency of Barack Obama. Some media refer to the series of attacks as a "drone war".


Pakistan's government publicly condemns these attacks, but has secretly shared intelligence with the United States and also allegedly allowed the drones to operate from Shamsi Airfield in Pakistan until 21 April 2011, when 150 Americans left the base. According to secret diplomatic cables leaked by Wikileaks, Pakistan's army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani not only tacitly agreed to the drone flights, but in 2008 requested Americans to increase them. However, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said, "drone missiles cause collateral damage. A few militants are killed, but the majority of victims are innocent citizens." The strikes are often linked to anti-American sentiment in Pakistan and the growing questionability of the scope and extent of CIA activities in Pakistan.


Reports of the number of militants versus civilian casualties differ. In a 2009 opinion article, Daniel L. Byman of the Brookings Institution wrote that drone strikes may have killed "10 or so civilians" for every "mid- and high-ranking [al Qaeda and Taliban] leader." In contrast, the New America Foundation has estimated that 80 percent of those killed in the attacks were militants. The Pakistani military has stated that most of those killed were hardcore Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants. The CIA believes that the strikes conducted since May 2010 have killed over 600 militants and have not caused any civilian fatalities, a claim that experts disputed. Based on extensive research, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that between 391 – 780 civilians were killed out of a total of between 1,658 and 2,597 and that 160 children are reported among the deaths. The Bureau also revealed that since President Obama took office at least 50 civilians were killed in follow-up strikes when they had gone to help victims and more than 20 civilians have also been attacked in deliberate strikes on funerals and mourners, tactics that have been condemned by legal experts. Barbara Elias-Sanborn has also cautioned that, "as much of the literature on drones suggests, such killings usually harden militants' determination to fight, stalling any potential negotiations and settlement."


drone strikes were halted in November 2011 after NATO forces killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in the Salala incident. Shamsi Airfield was evacuated of Americans and taken over by the Pakistanis December 2011. The incident prompted an approximately two-month stop to the drone strikes, which resumed on 10 January 2012.

victims of United States drone attacks
victims of United States drone attacks
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Tue. May 30, 2017

-
Five civilians including a child were killed and another five were wounded in the latest U.S. Navy Seal raid in Yemen, according to eyewitness accounts gathered by The Intercept.
Hapilon, the former leader of Abu Sayyaf, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Was the US$5 million bounty for the capture of Hapilon a factor in what triggered the crisis and subsequent martial law proclamation in Mindanao?

The disease has claimed many lives in United States, Brazil and other countries before it entered India. The Zika virus also known as ZIKV.
The terrifying mosquito-borne that claimed many lives in United States, Brazil and other countries has entered India, and the Ministry has confirmed that three cases of Zika virus have been identified in Ahmedabad Gujarat.
News emanating from FATA and also emerging from power corridors of the country about the area is once again ominous. If the news reports about a drone attack in North Waziristan four days back is correct, it is the third drone attack in FATA during the ...
The United States has urged China to use its influence over North Korea to change its behavior. Pyongyang ... Over the past few years North Korea has often talked up its drone programme, and in 2013 state media reported that Kim Jong-un watched a drone ...

Web Desk - President Donald Trump should consider resuming US airstrikes on terrorist groups that shelter in Pakistan to attack targets in neighboring Afghanistan, US Congressman Adam Kinzinger told guests at the Woodrow Wilson Center think tank on ...
Islamabad: Pakistan's losses from War On Terrorism surged past $123 billion in addition to the loss of thousands upon thousands of human lives since it joined the global fight against extremism but it is still struggling to get the world community to ...
Where has this anger, this vengeance, got us so far? I'll tell you where. To a place where our kids are murdered as they walk arm-in-arm from a pop concert and where Syrian kids are buried by drone attacks or blown up on buses supposedly ferrying them ...
People gesture in solidarity during a vigil at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. British security forces raided an apartment building Wednesday in central Manchester as they investigated "a network" of people ...
"The drone attack targeted a house near Pak-Afghan border in Garveek area of Shawal Tehsil of SWA in which at least five people including Abdullah Kashmiri a commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) were killed" on official of Political ... No ...
... since 2004, local media reports said. According to international Think Tanks and human rights groups -- including Amnesty International and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism -- several unarmed civilians have also been killed in such U.S. drone ...
As she became more prominent and had contact with world leaders, including the then US President Barack Obama, Pakistanis started hating her and asked as to why she fraternized with those responsible for drone attacks. They didn't observe the fact that ...
A comparison of the KGB's assassinations of civilians with U.S. drone attacks against terrorists forms the rather bizarre conclusion to Plokhy's otherwise well-researched and excellent book, which overall provides a lucid and original study of Soviet ...
Therefore, we call upon Iowans to insist that the U.S. stop military actions in Yemen, to end weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, and to take the lead in negotiating a cease-fire and ensuring access to food and medical supplies for Yemen.
Even drone operators themselves began privately criticising the drone attacks for making many more young Pakistanis hate the United States and support al-Qaeda. The only thing Leon Panetta, Hayden's successor as CIA Director, could say in defence of ...
Jaffer led the ACLU's legal battle to secure the release of classified government documents related to drone attacks, leading last year to the publication of The drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy and the Law.

According to the United States, it a medium-range missile. It traveled around 310 miles from ... According to a 2015 report to Congress from the U.S. Department of Defense, North Korea has more than 1,300 fighter jets in its fleet. It also has an ...
Moina Shaiq came to the United States 40 years ago from Pakistan. She has spoken ... During a trip to her native Pakistan two years ago, she spoke to countless Pakistanis whose family members were killed, "in front of their own eyes," by U.S. drone ...
Moina Shaiq came to the United States 40 years ago from Pakistan. She has spoken ... During a trip to her native Pakistan two years ago, she spoke to countless Pakistanis whose family members were killed, "in front of their own eyes," by U.S. drone ...
A comparison of the KGB's assassinations of civilians with U.S. drone attacks against terrorists forms the rather bizarre conclusion to Plokhy's otherwise well-researched and excellent book, which overall provides a lucid and original study of Soviet ...
"(It) causes us to be concerned somebody with ill intent could do that in front of an aircraft landing or taking off at one of our major airports.
The real explanation is even more incredulous: Shinji's body has been taken over by an extraterrestrial parasite, part of an advance party sent to Earth to harvest information from humankind before wiping us out entirely in an imminent invasion ...
... never girl injured in Palestine or Kashmir or through drone attack never given noble award, because it gives wrong image of Israel, India and US. and this will never happen, whereas giving noble award to malala justifies US invasion of Afghanistan ...
She has been organizing against U.S. military interventions, promoting the rights of Palestinians and calling for no war on Iran.
She has been organizing against U.S. military interventions, promoting the rights of Palestinians and calling for no war on Iran.
When the CIA, torn between funding Ahmed Shah Massoud and Hekmatyar - the two leaders the US viewed as the most effective against the Soviet Union - Pakistan, which did not trust Massoud, repeatedly leaned on Washington to pick Hekmatyar.
We have asked us to send them our way. If they send ... drone Defence treats them of course, and it explains that it has a crack team of drone experts and ex-service people who can carry out a mock drone attack something and expose a lot of threats ...
The cruise missile attack launched by U.S. destroyers on April 7 against an air base in western Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons was widely described in the U.S. media as the first major use of military force by Donald Trump since ...
Wanndy was killed in a drone attack in Syria on April 29, Malaysian government officials confirmed earlier this month. ... A month before he was killed, the United States Treasury Department designated Wanndy a Specially Designated Global terrorist.
Newest | Oldest. Dave Hoffer 5ptsuserFeatured 4 hours ago. The NSA needs to hunt down Robocallers and follow up with a drone attack. ... Jack Ma invites U.S. businesses to join him in Detroit June 20-21. Alizila. Register Now. Wall Street Legend Says:.
Undoubtedly, the latest situation is severely crucial for Afghanistan which is a war-torn country not primarily at the hands of Pakistan, but at the behest of the US-led forces in pursuit of their objectives to curb terrorism and to avoid any future ...
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the attack that comes over a week after the leader of ISIL in Afghanistan was killed in a US drone attack. Al Jazeera's John Hendren, reporting from ...
The firing of FBI head James Comey by President Donald Trump is a struggle within the U.S. ruling class. It is taking place at the highest levels of the capitalist state.
Here's a simple tip, but it's something us Souls-like fans can barely comprehend. Rather than restricting your ... That means you'll be able to unleash Finishers faster, use drone attacks more often, or heal up with the Medi-Voltaic Regenerator. Energy ...
Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed last week that Muhammad Wanndy - the man central to radicalising Malaysians to join IS - was killed in a drone attack near Raqqa, Syria, last month. Months before his death, Muhammad Wanndy was put on ...
And, where there is al Qaida, the US Army goes. Yemen has become the most recent chapter of America's war on terror. The US have no presence on the ground and mainly conduct raids and drone attacks alongside Saudi Arabia. Houthi forces are mainly in ...
... Muhammad Wanndy - the man central to radicalising Malaysians to join IS - was killed in a drone attack near Raqqa, Syria, last month.
RECENTLY, the New straits Times broke the news that Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, the leader of Malaysian Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, had been killed in a drone attack in that war-torn country. police at the time had known about the news, ...
We ignored Empire because we didn't have to look at the bodies of those killed in air strikes and drone attacks, and because the refugees were showing up on the shores of Europe and in not the airports of America.
Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada became the leader of the Taliban group in May 2016 following the death of previous Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour who was killed by a U.S. drone attack. However, Mullah Rasoul Akhund has challenged ...
The drones, bought "off the shelf", are modified with home-made pressure switches to allow them to drop bombs. A handful of jihadis are modifying the drones.
Saleem Safi's next question was related to the US involvement in this case. He said that there were Americans in Afghanistan and American drone attacks were also happening there. He further added that if the Americans were aware of these activities or not.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about immigration, in Washington, DC, March 27, 2017. Sessions seeks to expand the failed "war on Drugs" by once again aggressively sentencing low-level drug offenses with mandatory minimum sentences.
Throughout the presidential campaign, Trump made it clear that he was perfectly comfortable with the notion of using military force to advance US interests abroad, despite chiding President Obama and Hillary Clinton (then secretary of state) for ...
PICTURES have emerged claiming to show a new top secret Chinese weapon that the country is said to be developing. The unnamed aircraft is able to avoid radar detection by flying extremely low over water, according to a post on Weibo, the Chinese ...
Not satisfied, in August the U.S. Navy then attempted to launch two kamikaze drone attacks on the site using a remotely piloted version of the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber called the BQ-8.
Malaysia's government confirmed Tuesday that a citizen who was a top Islamic State recruiter died in a drone attack in Syria, but analysts warned that others could replace him including by helping IS build its ranks in the southern Philippines ...
"The gbu-38, just like the Hellfire and GBU-12, is a very accurate weapon and the fact that it's GPS-guided gives us another versatile way to guide the weapon, specifically, through inclement weather onto targets," Capt. Scott, a 26th WPS weapons ...
In Pakistan, as many as 4000 predominantly civilians were killed in its tribal region bordering Afghanistan in US drone attacks while Pakistan lost over 60,000 in retaliatory attacks by the militant groups. This helped militants to recruit youngsters ...


spacer

 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

    usa
     government
      branches
       executive
        departments
         defense
          attacks
           air strikes
             drones
               victims

cross-references for
drones: