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North Waziristan 09/10/2008

TBIJ strike ID: B32

CIA drones either targeted an al Qaeda and Taliban meeting or a civilian family gathering in an uncle’s home.

Initial reports said drones targeted a meeting of up to 30 militants. But ’10 minutes before the missile struck’, senior militants were said to have left the building, prompting claims Pakistani intelligence compromised the strike. However a statement submitted to the UN Human Rights Council contradicted this, saying four members of the same family were killed when drones partially demolished the wrong house.

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Picture copyright Abdullah Noor/Associated Press/PA Images

References: Daily Telegraph, Dawn, Reuters, AFP, Long War Journal, ANI, SATP, The News, Reprieve, Bureau

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