Waziristan: The World’s Drone Strike Capital

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By the time the truth arrives, lies will have laid wast to the villages – Pashto Proverb

As said by a dear friend from FATA after being roused from sleep by a drone attack. “The drones circle the skies like falcons. Must have human meat.”

 

 

The Wounds of Waziristan: The innocent villagers whose lives continue to be shattered by US drone strikes.

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The day Nabila told her Grandmother’s story to US congressmen, Pakistan released figures claiming low civilian casualties on drone attacks. The following day, another drone hit North Waziristan.

“I no longer love blue skies”: Drone strike victims testify before Congress

A justice seeking journey of thousands of miles for the surviving members of a Pakistani family, who endured a CIA drone attack, has culminated in their testimony in front of US Congressmen. The strike killed their grandmother, but failed to hit any militants – so the victims of the bombing asked lawmakers why their home was targeted in the first place. RT’s Gayane Chichyakyan was at the briefing. Being one of the toughest opponents of America’s drone warfare, US House of Representatives member Alan Grayson is the man behind the visit of the Rehman family to his country. Speaking to RT he said he believes the Pakistani army’s completely capable of handling militants itself.

 

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Protest by a Waziristani, he’s spread the pictures of his children killed by US drones over his roof. North Waziristan Agency.

How to spot a militant: Pakistani army removes roofs in Waziristan https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/31751287/how-to-spot-a-militant-pakistani-army-removes-roofs-in-waziristan/#page1

https://www.rt.com/usa/349194-civilians-killed-drone-number/

NB: I’ve had this sitting in drafts for years and forgot to publish. It is telling regardless of its age.

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