January 15, 2012

US drones strike in North Waziristan, end 2-month pause (Updated & Bumped)

We have not seen a drone strike in 55 days after the border fight....well we just had one

Unmanned US attack aircraft struck in Pakistan's Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan today, ending a nearly two-month-long pause in strikes that have targeted al Qaeda and Taliban leaders and fighters.

The Predator or Reaper drones launched a pair of missiles at a compound on the outskirts of Miramshah, the main town in the terrorist haven of North Waziristan, according to Geo News. Four "militants" were killed and the compound was set ablaze.

The identities of those killed have not been disclosed. The Haqqani Network, a Taliban group that operates in North Waziristan as well as in eastern Afghanistan, administers the area where today's strike took place. Al Qaeda leaders and operatives also shelter in the area.

Just remember what the source told Roggio..
US officials told The Long War Journal on Dec. 12, 2011 that the program was put "on hold" due to tensions over the Mohmand incident, but that the drones would strike again if a high value terrorist target that could not be ignored was spotted.
Was a HVT spotted who was to big to ignore?

Update by DMartyr: FoxNews is reporting the Taliban leader in Pakistan may have been killed in the strike. Hammer time? Waiting for confirmation. The Long War Journal has more.

By Matt Damon at 11:40 AM | Comments |