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Pakistan: US drones kill 13, including
commander

Associated Press, by Rasool Dawar & Ishtiaq Mahsud

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Posted By:John c, 1/3/2013 5:03:35 AM

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN — A pair of U.S. drone strikes in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border killed 13 people Thursday, including a senior militant commander who had a truce with the Pakistani military, intelligence officials and residents said. Five Pakistani security officials said the commander, Maulvi Nazir, was reportedly among nine people killed in a missile strike on a house in the village of Angoor Adda in the South Waziristan tribal region early Thursday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

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He had promised to attack only Americans leaving Pakistan military alone. This is one of the groups preventing medical workers from providing polio shots.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 1/3/2013 6:55:21 AM     (No. 9095988)

Where´s Code Pink with, "Drones fly, children die?"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fljack, 1/3/2013 11:56:36 AM     (No. 9096572)

Has anyone told the President that the drones are real and that these are NOT video games?

Read Ender´s Game for reference, or see "The Last Starfighter" circa 1985,

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