Sunday, 13. December 2015

4000 people killed in 370 drone attacks in tribal areas

At least 4000 people were killed including 200 children while thousands were injured in 370 drone attacks. : Speaker Asad Qaiser said that the matter of compensation related to drone attacks would be raised in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

From Information Clearing House

Sunday, 17. May 2015

US kills 5 alleged militants

Pakistani intelligence officials say missiles fired from a U.S. drone struck a compound in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, killing five militants.

US Kills 6 People In Pakistan

At least six people were killed and two injured in a US drone strike launched in Pakistan s northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan on Monday night, media reports said.

Four militants killed in US drone attack in Pakistan s northwest

9 Armed Militants Killed In Drone Attack In Nooristan

At least nine rebels including 4 Pakistani were killed in a drone attack in Nooristan province.

Pakistan: US kills seven people in North Waziristan

They claimed the owner of the house was believed to be a member of the Haqqani Network, though exactly who it was or what his position was is unknown.

US kills seven people in Pakistan

A US drone on Friday fired two missiles at a moving vehicle in South Waziristan Agency (SWA), killing at least seven suspected militants. However, local sources said nine civilians were also killed in the strike.

From Information Clearing House

Sunday, 3. May 2015

Pakistanis accuse Obama of double standards on civilians killed by drones

Drone-strike survivors and family members of innocent Pakistani victims, lawyers and government officials in Pakistan asked why those victims don t also warrant an apology and compensation from the United States. They wonder why it takes the deaths of Westerners to bring the controversial drone program back to the public debate in the United States.

From Information Clearing House

Tuesday, 28. April 2015

Obama Secretly Loosened Standards for Drone Killings in Pakistan

Wednesday, 8. April 2015

Pakistan: Drohnenmorde rechtswidrig - Former CIA Agent Is Being Charged with Murder Over Drone Strike

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Former CIA Agent Is Being Charged with Murder Over Drone Strike

This week, Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad high court in Pakistan ordered former CIA station chief, Jonathan Banks, and former CIA general counsel, John Rizzo (who gave the legal approval for the strikes), to be charged.

From Information Clearing House

Sunday, 15. March 2015

US kills six people in Pak-Afghan border area

The sources said that unmanned aircraft targeted a militant hideout in Reena area on the Afghan side of the border, killing six people including two *key militant commanders*.

From Information Clearing House

Sunday, 20. July 2014

US Killed 350 civilians in Pakistan

The United Kingdom-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism has been able to record the names of more than 700 people reportedly killed by the CIA-operated drones in Pakistan and nearly half of them are stated to be civilians.

US Drone Strike Kills 11 in NW Pakistan

A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan s northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven alleged militants.

US kills seven people in Pakistan

At least seven people were killed in a US drone attack targeting an alleged Pakistani Taleban compound near the border with Afghanistan.

US Kills 6 People In Pakistan

Provincial police chief for Kunar province, Gen. Abdul Habib Syed Khel, confirmed that six alleged militants were killed following a drone strike by coalition forces.

Eight killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

Missiles fired by what is thought to be a US drone killed eight suspected militants and injured an unspecified number of other people in Pakistan s tribal region of North Waziristan on Wednesday morning, Pakistani intelligence sources said.

US drone strike kills four in South Waziristan

At least four suspected militants, including two foreigners, were killed in a US predator strike in South Waziristan Agency, while in neighbouring North Waziristan, where Operation Zarb-e-Azb has been ongoing since mid-June, over two dozen suspected terrorists were killed in fresh air strikes on Sunday.

US kills five people in Pakistan

According to initial details, at least five people were killed and two were injured after predator drone fired four missiles on a house and car in Shawal area of North Waziristan where Operation Zarb-e-Azb has been ongoing since mid-June.

US Kills Thirteen People In Pakistan

The first unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in the Shawal area of North Waziristan, near the Afghan border, killing eight militants on Monday.

Only 4% of drone victims in Pakistan named as al Qaeda members

These findings *demonstrate the continuing complete lack of transparency surrounding US drone operations,* said Mustafa Qadri, Pakistan researcher for Amnesty International.

US Kills 4 People In Pakistan

Security officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed at least four militants in Pakistan s restive tribal region near the Afghan border.

US Kills 6 people in Pakistani Tribal Areas

An American drone strike killed at least six alledged militants early Thursday in the South Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, a senior Pakistani security official said. The drone s missiles struck a private residence near a school in the village of Nargasi, the official said.

US Kills 6 People In Pakistan

Officials said some suspects were also wounded when four missiles struck the compound in the town of Datta Khel in the North Waziristan tribal region.

US kills 5 people in Kunar province: US drone strikes Pakistan

At least five militants were killed following a US drone strike in eastern Kunar province on Friday, local security officials said Saturday.

U.S. kills six people in northwest Pakistan: officials

Two missiles struck a house in Mada Khel village of the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border on Thursday night, said a security official based in the area.

Pakistan condemns US drone strike

The Government of Pakistan on Wednesday condemned the drone strike that took place today at Garga, north of Shawal in North Waziristan tribal Agency of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, said Foreign Office.

US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia

Report of children killed in drone attack in Pakistan.

US Kills 10 people in Pakistan

The drone fired four missiles and struck two different militant compounds located close to each other in the Lowara Mandi area of Dattakhel Tehsil. According to sources, 10 alleged militants were killed and five others injured in both the missile strikes.

US kills at least five suspected militants in Pakistan

Pakistan often protests that U.S. drone strikes infringe its national sovereignty. But many Pakistanis suspect their government and military give at least tacit approval for the attacks.

US kills 12 people in North, South Waziristan

At least five suspected militants were killed on Thursday in a US drone strike in South Waziristan, taking the death toll to 12.

US kills five people in northwest Pakistan

A US drone strike killed at least five militants on Monday in a Pakistani tribal region where Islamabad launched a full-scale military offensive last year.

U.S. Drone Strikes Killed at Least 874 People in Hunt for 24 Terrorists

U.S. drone strikes that hit their intended targets only 21% of the time have resulted in the killings of hundreds of civilians, including children, in America s hunt for terrorists in Yemen and Pakistan.

US kills 4 people near Pak-Afghan border

At least four suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike on Thursday in the Nazyan district near the Pak-Afghan border. The identity of the militants is yet to be ascertained,

From Information Clearing House


Drones Fuel Terrorism


Pakistan: Six killed in 500th US drone strike


A US drone destroyed a house in Mada Khel village of North Waziristan [Friday], killing six people and wounding three others. None of the slain were identified, but all were labeled 'suspects.' If that story sounds awfully familiar, it s because it is. Today s attack marks the 500th confirmed US drone strike outside of actual warzones, with just about 10 years worth of strikes...

Pakistan: US drone strike kills six



A U.S. drone strike killed at least six suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, four intelligence officials said, as Pakistani officials debated plans to strengthen a crack down on the Taliban insurgency. The strike hit two compounds in Lawara Mandi, North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan, the officials said. They said between six and nine suspected militants had been killed...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Tuesday, 15. October 2013

2500+ Killed by Drones in Pakistan, Names of Victims Now Available

Pakistan: Drone Killings Show Numbers, Not Bodies

Pakistani High Court Orders Police to Investigate CIA Drone Strikes


America in Pakistan

By Mahboob A. Khawaja

"America has become a killing machine, driven by an ideology in which human life is but a worthless commodity that can be exploited and discarded."

Drone Victims Recount Horror of Follow-Up Strikes Launched Against People Rescuing Wounded

By Kevin Gosztola

"Some people lost their hands," Nabeel said of the second strike. "Others had their heads cut off. Some lost their legs. Human body parts were scattered everywhere on the ground. The bodies were burnt and it was not possible to recognize them."

U.S. Government Tech: Lousy at Health Care, Great at Flying Death Robots

By Will Bunch

The more I pondered the news today, the more I realized that the drone story and the health care story, on the surface completely unrelated, are very much deeply intertwined. It s a tale of priorities, and you have to wonder how those priorities got to be so bass-ackwards.

US kills three people in NW Pakistan

A US drone strike targeting a militant compound Thursday killed three insurgents in a northwest Pakistan tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.

Drone victims give US lawmakers first-hand account of attack

Rafiq Rehman and his two children testify about the day a drone murdered his mother; five lawmakers attend.

Wounds of Waziristan: A Documentry On Drones And Its Victims

The Story of Drones As Told By the People Who Live Under Them.

US Kills 5 People In Pakistan

The leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been killed in a drone strike, a high-ranking Taliban official has told the BBC. Four other people were killed in the strike, including two of Mehsud s bodyguards, intelligence sources say.

Pakistani political leader says NATO supply routes will be cut if U.S. drone strikes continue

The chief political leader in Pakistan s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province threatened Thursday to choke off key NATO supply routes if U.S. drone strikes on Pakistan continue, setting up a potential clash within the country s national government.

US Kills 25 people in Pakistan

The head of the Pakistani Taliban was killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan on Friday. "Among the dead, are Hakimullah s personal bodyguard Tariq Mehsud and his driver Abdullah Mehsud, two of his closest people," said one intelligence source, adding at least 25 people were killed in the strike.

Pakistan accuses US of 'scuttling' Taliban talks with drone strike, summons ambassador

"Brick by brick in the last seven weeks we tried to evolve a process by which we could bring peace to Pakistan and what have you (the US) done?" Pakistan s Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar, Ali Khan said. "You have scuttled it".

Pakistan reviews US relationship over Taliban drone kill

The Pakistani government is holding a high-level meeting to review its ties with the US. The country s top officials were infuriated with the US drone assassination of a Taliban commander, who was about to engage in talks with Islamabad.

President Obama Reportedly Told His Aides That He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

This will not go over well for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner. According to the new book "Double Down," President Barack Obama told his aides that he's "really good at killing people" while discussing drone strikes.

Pakistan: US promised no drone hits during talks

Punjab Chief Minister said that the US officials had assured him that the drone attacks would not be conducted during the process of peace negotiations with the Taliban.

Pak army shows its anti-drone technology

During the "Azm-e-Nau 4 Exercise" at Bahawalpur in Punjab province yesterday, the army air defence demonstrated its anti-drone technology by successfully bringing down a drone by targeting it with the 35mm Oerlikon guns, 'The News' daily said.

Drone Strike Served CIA Revenge, Blocked Pakistan s Strategy

By Gareth Porter

The back story of the episode is how President Barack Obama supported the parochial interests of the CIA in the drone war over the Pakistani government s effort to try a new political approach to that country s terrorism crisis.

8 killed in rare drone strike outside Pakistan s tribal areas

At least eight persons, including three alledged Haqqani network commanders, were killed on Thursday in a rare US drone strike outside Pakistan s tribal belt, just a day after a top official said the US had agreed to halt such attacks during negotiations with militants.

U.S. drone strike kills 8 at religious school in Pakistan

At least eight students at a madrassa, or Islamic religious school, located in the northwestern Pakistani district of Hangu, died in an attack staged early Thursday by a U.S. drone, officials told Efe.

Pakistani leaders protest US drone attacks

Senior minister of the provincial government Siraj-ul-Haq led a group of provincial ministers and lawmakers who marched to the heavily-guarded US consulate and handed over a protest note to the diplomats, saying that the American drone strikes violate Pakistan s sovereignty and kill innocent people, Xinhua reported.

Pakistan blows cover of suspected CIA chief after drone strike

One of Pakistan s major political parties has published the name of what it believes to be the CIA s chief operative in Islamabad after a US drone strike killed five people last week. The group demanded on Wednesday that the spy chief face murder charges.

Three suspected militants killed in North Waziristan drone attack

At least three people were reported killed when two missiles were fired by a US drone on a compound in Angar Kalli area near Miramshah Tehsil in North Waziristan Agency on Thursday night, intelligence and local sources told

Pakistan: Altaf urges Imran to order shooting down of US drones

Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was brave enough, he should order shooting down US drones, instead of creating troubles for people by blocking Nato supplies.

Anti-Drone Blockade In Pakistan Forces Halt To US Military Shipments

Protesters vow to continue blockade until US ceases deadly drone strikes in that country.

Life After a Drone Strike

No foreign journalist travels to the most-bombed region of Pakistan to separate dead mother from militant; not even other Pakistanis can travel there without first getting special approval from the government. And so the news that gets out is, "Danger!"; a 20- second story on CNN about "bad people dying over there."

Pakistan unanimously passes resolution against US drone strikes

The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution against US drone strikes in Pakistan, calling them a violation of "the charter of the United Nations, international laws and humanitarian norms."

Drone strike in Pak-Afghan border kills 5 "suspected" militants

A suspected United States drone strike targeting a boat in the waters of the Kabul river on Saturday near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border has killed five people, said media reports.

US Drone Strike in Pakistan Kills 3 Militants

"We briefly stopped some of the NATO trucks this morning, but now we are just holding a peaceful rally against the drone attacks," said Abdul Wali Shakir, a spokesman for the Jamaat-e-Islami party, which also attended the rally, demanding an end to the drone strikes.

Pakistan denounces drone attack

Pakistan has strongly condemned the drone attack carried out in North Waziristan on Wednesday-Thursday night and demanded these be stopped.

US drone attack in Pakistan killed German *security contact*

A German national died in a US drone strike in Pakistan, a report revealed on Monday. The 27-year-old convert to Islam claimed to have close links with German authorities and even to be in contact with security officials.

Leaked official document records 330 drone attacks in Pakistan

Although the document records civilian casualties in the early years, from 2009 these almost disappear. Even well-documented cases of civilian deaths are omitted.

Pakistan: Children continue to die of starvation

Hapless people from these remote areas have marched towards Mithi where the government and private relief teams have setup their headquarters. Those who cannot travel to Mithi wait in vain.

Documentary reveals US Air Force unit recruits gamers to kill with drones in Pakistan

*The US military has been doing this for a long time with games like America s Army. And in the film, we visit several Scandinavian gaming conferences, where the militaries very actively recruit gamers as our new warriors for the modern warfare not just drone war, but also cyber warfare.*

US drone pilots are 'stressed' and 'demoralized': official report

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a scathing report detailing the Air Force s mismanagement of its active-duty drone pilots, who are responsible for the most demanding and deadly missions in the entire US military.

US drone strike kills at least 13 people in northwest Pakistan

Another security official said as many as 20 people may have been killed in the strike. He said the attack took place around 2:00am (2100 GMT) while an important meeting was going on in the compound.

From Information Clearing House


Pakistan Drone Story Ignored Military Opposition to Strikes

Gareth Porter, IPS News: While most mainstream news media outlets picked up The Washington Post story about a secret agreement under which Pakistani officials have long been privately supporting the US drone war in the country, it ignored the fact that the Pakistani military leadership had turned decisively against the drone war years ago.

Monday, 16. September 2013

Pakistan to approach UN over drone strikes

Pakistan on Thursday said it would approach the UN over US drone strikes inside its territory as they violate the country s sovereignty. 'These attacks cause collateral damage and violate international laws, including humanitarian and human rights laws, apart from violating Pakistan s sovereignty and territorial integrity,' said foreign office spokesman Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry.

US Kills 7 People In Pakistan

Intelligence officials said US unmanned aircrafts fired four missiles which hit two houses at Shawal town of North Waziristan Sunday afternoon.

US kills another 4 people in Pakistan

It was the second strike in less than 24 hours in a violent area with a long history of U.S. drone strikes and militant activity. At least three alleged militants were killed Sunday in a drone attack on the Dargamandi area in North Waziristan, also known as a bastion of Taliban and al-Qaeda linked militants.

Pakistan condemns latest drone strike in North Waziristan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement denouncing the US strike and called for the US to bring a halt to the program. 'These unilateral strikes are a violation of Pakistan s sovereignty and territorial integrity' a statement released on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website said.

From Information Clearing House


Pakistan: Drone strike kills six

The Daily Star [Bangladesh]


At least six people were killed in a US drone strike on a militant compound in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area yesterday, officials said. The attack took place in Shawal , about 55 kilometres west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district, along the Afghan border...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Is the State Department Trying to Silence Pakistani Drone Victims by Delaying Their Attorney s Visa?

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Shahzad Akbar, an attorney representing drone strike survivors in Pakistan, says the State Department is delaying his visa so he won t be able to travel to a Congressional hearing on drones.

Wednesday, 24. July 2013

US Killed 94 Children In Pakistan

A tally of civilian deaths in Pakistan from drone strikes compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism that relies largely on media reports estimates the total number of civilian casualties at somewhere between 411 and 890.

Leaked Pakistani report confirms high civilian death toll in CIA drone strikes

The United States has consistently claimed only a tiny number of non-combatants have been killed in drone attacks in Pakistan, despite research by the Bureau and others suggesting that over 400 civilians may have died in the nine-year campaign.

If Trayvon Were Pakistani...


Why isn t Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?

US Kills Another Seven People in northwest Pakistan

Seven ''suspected'' militants were killed and three others wounded when a US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Pakistan s northwestern tribal region, triggering strong condemnation from Islamabad.

US Kills 7 People In Pakistan

Seven 'militants', including a commander, have been killed in a drone strike in the Watapur district of eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.

US Kills 4 People In Pakistan

At least four people were killed in a U.S. drone strike on Saturday in Pakistan s northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan, local media reported. The U.S. unmanned aircraft fired two missiles on a house in Moski village of Mir Ali area in North Waziristan, a restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Pakistan condemns US drone strike

The statement stressed upon Pakistan s repeated emphasis on bringing an immediate end to drone strikes.

Suspected US drone kills 3 militants in Pakistan near Afghan border, officials say

A pair of missiles launched by a suspected U.S. drone killed at least three 'foreign militants' in an abandoned seminary near Pakistan s border with Afghanistan on Saturday, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

US Kills 6 People In Pakistan

Identity, nationality of slain men unknown, Pakistan intelligence officials say.

From Information Clearing House

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