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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.

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... Wolf Warrior 2, before unleashing a drone attack on innocent civilians. ... to achieve the success the U.S.-China co-producers had hoped for, ...
... killing on then Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud, who denied any involvement and was killed in a US drone attack in 2009.
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US defence officials have made presentations to the Air Force and other agencies concerned and the proposal is under the consideration of the ...
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Even as the United States has sought to help Afghan forces push back ... The United States has repeatedly carried out drone attacks to kill the ...
A Russian citizen accused of plotting drone attacks on U.S. military planes does not want to be extradited from Turkey to his home country, the ...
Speaking to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the telephone, ... extension of the drone attacks but the US refused to budge an inch. ... invitation to the foreign minister to visit the United States to carry on the conversation.
... Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US drone attack in 2014. ... Earlier, United States President Donald Trump in March 2017 had ...
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Three of us were tied to the large drone crosses while others held smaller crosses ... in the United States are people of color who are victims of racism. ... The killing of children, women and men in drone attacks is normalized.
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... enforcement authorities have detained a suspected Islamic State (IS) militant from Russia who was allegedly planning a drone attack on U.S. ...
Turkey detains Russian 'planning drone attack on US warplane' ... The United States uses Incirlik, in Adana province, as a key base for air ...
A Russian ISIS supporter who is suspected of plotting a drone attack against a US aircraft has been arrested by authorities in Turkey.
Turkish authorities have detained a Russian national and suspected Islamic State militant for allegedly planning a drone attack on U.S. aircraft ...
Turkish authorities have detained a Russian national and suspected Islamic State militant for allegedly planning a drone attack on U.S. aircraft ...
The U.S. military in Africa has confirmed that it killed one of Somalia's top jihadis in a July strike, a setback for Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda affiliate ...
Officials say that Turkish security forces have used an armed drone to locate and kill six Kurdish militants who allegedly were responsible for ...
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A US drone attack on Friday killed at least three militants, including their commander, in Pakistan's unruly tribal region near the Afghan border, ...
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WASHINGTON: United States has confirmed Pakistan that hard-line militant behind the attacks on Sri Lankan cricket team and General Headquarters (GHQ) was killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan few days ago.


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