February 02, 2010

Predators POUND terror camp

Massive drone strike on a al Qaeda/Taliban camp....18 missiles.fired.

Longwar Journal

A swarm of unmanned US aircraft pounded an al Qaeda camp today in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan.

Five unmanned US strike aircraft, likely the Predators and Reapers, are reported to have fired 18 missiles at a camp and vehicles in the village of Datta Khel, a known al Qaeda and Taliban stronghold. This is the largest recorded US airstrike in Pakistan, indicating a top al Qaeda, Taliban, or Haqqani Network leader, or leaders, may have been present.

Seventeen terrorists are reported to have been killed in the missile attack. At this time, no senior al Qaeda or Taliban commanders have been reported killed.

This big of a strike package on a camp could mean they were after a HVT or targeted a high level meeting.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE by Abu Fatima: h/t KaineKazer & guest request:

In related news, Hakimullahs likely successor, Qari Hussain, also killed in same drone strike

MAJOR UPDATE by Newbie....there were a total of 4 strikes on 4 different villages one of the targets was was said to be Sirajuddin Haqqani drones still overhead.

By Matt Damon at 03:24 PM | Comments |