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North Waziristan 28/07/2013

TBIJ strike ID: Ob322

A drone strike attacked either a group of men eating dinner or a group of men crossing from Pakistan to Afghanistan. 

Locals said the dead men had gathered to break that day’s Ramadan fast. Tribesman Yasin Khan said four of the dead were Arabs. However Pakistani intelligence officials said the drones targeted five men who were crossing from Afghanistan into Pakistan; and a militant commander said drones targeted 10 men returning from  a week of battle in Paktika Province.

References: NBC News, Associated Press, Geo TV, Xinhua, New York Times, Associated Press,Express Tribune, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dawn, AFP, Reuters, Long War Journal





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