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Obama confirms U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan

Posted By admin On January 31, 2012 @ 10:09 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
January 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama confirmed that US drone aircraft have struck Taliban and Al-Qaeda targets within Pakistan — operations that until now had not been officially acknowledged.

When asked about the use of drones by his administration in a chat with web users on Google+ and YouTube, Obama said “a lot of these strikes have been in the FATA” — Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

“For the most part, they’ve been very precise precision strikes against Al-Qaeda and their affiliates, and we’re very careful in terms of how it’s been applied,” Obama said.

“This is a targeted focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists, who are trying to go in and harm Americans, hit American facilities, American bases, and so on.”

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/31/obama-confirms-u-s-drone-strikes-in-pakistan/

[2] U.S. Disavows 2 Drone Strikes Over Pakistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-disavows-2-drone-strikes-over-pakistan.html

[3] Obama ‘to expand drone strikes’ in Pakistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-to-expand-drone-strikes-in-pakistan.html

[4] US drone strikes kill 21 in NW Pakistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-drone-strikes-kill-21-in-nw-pakistan.html

[5] 35 die in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal region: http://www.prisonplanet.com/35-die-in-u-s-drone-strikes-in-pakistans-tribal-region.html

[6] U.S. drone strikes resume in Pakistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-drone-strikes-resume-in-pakistan.html

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