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Israel says it shoots down Hezbollah drone

The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft sent by the Hezbollah group into Israeli skies....

 

Pakistan tribal sources say U.S. drone strike kills al Qaeda commander

Tribal sources from Pakistan's northwest said on Saturday a U.S. drone attack had killed a senior al Qaeda commander in the latest blow to the militant Islamist group that has been targeted in many similar attacks.

 

AP: Drones, forces set for possible Libya strike

White House reportedly weighing retaliation for deadly consulate attack if al-Qaeda militants are identified.

 

Drone strikes in Pakistan have killed many civilians, study says

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Far more civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas than U.S. counter-terrorism officials have acknowledged, a new study by human rights researchers at Stanford University and New York University contends.

 

Iran Says It Is Building Copy of Captured US Drone

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Iran claimed Sunday that it had recovered data from an American spy drone that went down in Iran last year including that it was used to spy on Osama bin Laden's house weeks before he was killed by U.S. forces. Iran also said it was building a copy of the surveillance aircraft.

 

Report: US building secret Africa drone bases

The United States is assembling a series of secret drone bases for an aggressive campaign against al-Qaida-linked groups in Somalia and Yemen, the Washingon Post reports.

 

Former intelligence chief Dennis Blair: U.S. should suspend unilateral drone strikes in Pakistan

For months officials in Pakistan have been demanding an end to CIA drone strikes in the country, and the brokering of a new relationship that would make them equal partners in the pursuit of terrorist groups. Now they have an unlikely ally in their demands: the former director of U.S. intelligence agencies, Dennis C. Blair.

 

Drone Strikes Kill at Least 26 in Pakistan

For the second successive day, a suspected missile strike from a U.S. drone struck a militant training camp.

 

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