Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Military Space News .




UAV NEWS
US drone strike kills at least three in Pakistan
by Staff Writers
Miranshah, Pakistan (AFP) Dec 9, 2012


US drones targeting a militant compound killed at least three people in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border on Sunday, officials said.

The strike took place in Tabbi village, five kilometres (three miles) north of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan which is known as a bastion of Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.

"US drones fired four missiles on a militant compound, killing three rebels," a senior security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Another security official confirmed the attack and casualties but said the identity of those killed in the strike was not immediately known.

Tabbi village, which is very close to the Afghan border, is said to be a hideout for militants belonging to several groups including those from Hafiz Gul Bahadur and the Haqqani network.

The Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, blamed for some of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan, is one of the thorniest issues between Islamabad and Washington.

Washington has long demanded that Pakistan take action against the Haqqanis, whom the United States accused of attacking the US embassy in Kabul in September last year.

Pakistan has in turn demanded that Afghan and US forces do more to stop Pakistani Taliban crossing the border from Afghanistan to launch attacks on its forces.

Attacks by unmanned US aircraft remain contentious. They are deeply unpopular in Pakistan, which says they violate its sovereignty and fan anti-US sentiment, but American officials are said to believe they are too important to give up.

Casualty figures are difficult to obtain. A report commissioned by legal lobby group Reprieve in September estimated that between 474 to 881 civilians were among 2,562 to 3,325 people killed by drones in Pakistan between June 2004 and September 2012.

.


Related Links
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





UAV NEWS
Iran tells US to 'recount' drones
Tehran (AFP) Dec 5, 2012
Iran's Revolutionary Guards are telling the United States to "recount" the drones in its fleet as they insist that - despite US denials - they captured a small US unmanned spy plane over Gulf waters, Iranian media said Wednesday. "Its capture is not an issue the Americans can easily refute," Guards spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif was quoted as saying. "I advise the American ... read more


UAV NEWS
Russia shuts down Azerbaijan radar station: Baku

Turkey assures Russia Patriot missiles for defence: diplomat

Japan authorises N. Korea rocket interception

Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border

UAV NEWS
Iran to observe North Korea missile test

Severodvinsk submarine launches first cruise missile at ground targets

Patriots: The 'hit-to-kill' star missiles of the US armoury

MEADS Intercepts Air-Breathing Target at White Sands Missile Range

UAV NEWS
US drone strike kills at least three in Pakistan

Iran tells US to 'recount' drones

AeroVironment to Offer Tier II Vertical Takeoff and Landing

Sudan drone down in Khartoum area: official media

UAV NEWS
US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System

General Dynamics Awarded Contract Under New U.S. Army Rapid-Acquisition Communications Program

Astrium to provide military X-band satcoms to six UK Royal Navy vessels

Lockheed Martin to Demonstrate Key Component of Tactical MilSat Communications System

UAV NEWS
Raytheon BBN Technologies awarded DoD funding to enhance text understanding

Argentina on track to buy 14 Brazil APCs

Raytheon receives US Army contract for JAGM continued technology development

JLENS simultaneously tracks swarming boats, cars, aircraft

UAV NEWS
Trichet could become new EADS chairman: report

EADS deal ends state grip, boosts shares and Daimler

Senate approves $631 bn defense budget

EADS unveils new structure to 'simplify' group

UAV NEWS
EU says Nobel will spur reforms to keep Europe at peace

Philippines eyes greater US military presence

Brazil's Rousseff to make first official France visit

EU feted with Nobel in eurosceptic Norway

UAV NEWS
Nature Materials Study: Boosting Heat Transfer With Nanoglue

New optical tweezers trap specimens just a few nanometers across

How 'transparent' is graphene?

A graphene nanotube hybrid




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement