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North Waziristan 11/11/2014

TBIJ strike ID: Ob351

Between four and seven people were killed in a CIA drones strike in the Datta Khel area. The dead were allegedly militants however their identities were unknown.

Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) said two of their fighters were killed in this strike. Pakistan Army Major Adil Abdul Quddus and Dr Sarbuland (aka Abu Khalid). They were both members of AQIS according to Osama Mahmood, a spokesman for the group.

Mahmood also said Sarbuland’s two sons were killed in the strike. They were identified as Uzair, 13, and Suleman, 15. Three unnamed Taliban fighters also told Reuters Sarbaland’s sons were killed in the strike. They told the agency a missile hit Sarubuland’s house. The people inside, including Sarbaland’s sons, tried to escape in a pick-up truck but it was destroyed by a second missile, the Taliban fighters said. According to initial reports the attack either hit a building and a vehicle, or a moving vehicle.

References: Saach TV, Geo TV, Dawn, Pakistan government, Associated Press, Express Tribune, The News, Reuters, Dawn, New York Times, Xinhua/ARY News, The News, AFP, Express Tribune, GeoTV, The News, Dawn, Long War Journal





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