The latest in a series of cross-border attacks carried out against the objections of the Pakistani government comes as a US report was released detailing the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.
According to the report, al-Qaeda is leading a network composed of Pakistani and Kashmiri militants; Afghan Taliban, and Pakistani tribal groups. Al-Qaeda itself is composed mostly of Arabs but Central Asians including Uzbeks and Chechens are now playing a larger role.
US Airstrike Said to Kill 5 in Pakistan
New York Times - 28 minutes ago
By REUTERS MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - Residents of a Pakistani region regarded as a haven for Al Qaeda and the Taliban said that remotely piloted American aircraft fired two missiles on Saturday, killing at least five militants.
Five killed in US missile attack in Pakistan Reuters
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