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US to expand Pakistan drone strikes

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Aljazeera.net

May 6, 2010 - The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been granted approval by the US government to expand drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions in a move to step up military operations against Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters, officials have said. Federal lawyers backed the measures on grounds of self-defence to counter threats the fighters pose to US troops in neighbouring Afghanistan and the United States as a whole, according to authorities. The US announc ed on Wednesday that targets will now include low-level combatants, even if their identities are not known...

 

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