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Drone attacks resume in Pakistan

Anita Joshua

ISLAMABAD: The unmanned drones — operated by the CIA as part of its covert campaign against Al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives holed up along Pakistan's tribal belt bordering Afghanistan — were back in action on Sunday night after a gap of 28 days killing five suspected terrorists in South Waziristan.

The drones pounded a suspected Taliban compound near Wana, the main town of South Waziristan. This was the 11th drone attack in the tribal belt this year and the first since January 23 raising considerable speculation within the country about a possible link between the lull in the Predator's visitations and the ongoing stand-off between with the U.S. over arrested American embassy employee Raymond Davis for killing two ‘armed' Pakistanis in ‘self-defence' on January 27 in Lahore.

There has been speculation about the Americans slowing down on this highly unpopular campaign to contain the anti-Americanism that is in full flow following the Lahore shoot-out. Others say this is due to the snag in diplomatic ties as a result of which Pakistan was not sharing intelligence with the CIA for carrying out the drone strikes.

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