Aug 20 2008

Another Possible US Missile Strike In South Waziristan Agency Of Pakistan Tribal Areas


The US apparently has struck another al-Qaeda compound inside the Pakistan FATA agency of South Waziristan:

Missiles fired from Afghanistan hit a militant hideout in Pakistan’s tribal belt Wednesday, killing at least eight people including some foreign extremists, security officials said.

The strike in the South Waziristan region was the first since key US ally Pervez Musharraf resigned as president on Monday and left Pakistan’s recently elected government in charge of tackling the militants.

Two missiles hit a house owned by a local tribesman with links to Islamic militants in Wana, the main town in South Waziristan, a known haven for Al-Qaeda and Taliban rebels, the officials said.

“It was a known hideout for militants. At least eight people were killed and some foreign militants are among them,” one security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

More here:

“Two missiles hit a compound visited regularly by ‘Arab mujahidin’ – a term used by the locals referring to al-Qaeda terrorists – at around 19:00 PST (12:00 GMT),” said a security official. 

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the house that was completely demolished by the attack belonged to Yaqub Mughal, who was also injured in the incident. 

“The missiles were fired from Afghan province of Paktika,” he claimed, adding that it was not clear how many al-Qaeda fighters were among the killed and injured.

Fingers crossed we hit one of the top al-Qaeda leaders!

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3 Responses to “Another Possible US Missile Strike In South Waziristan Agency Of Pakistan Tribal Areas”


    As we build more COP’s closer and closer to the Afghan – Pak border, the NOLS-LS will be used more and more; this strike bears the hallmark of an NOLS-LS attack.

    Which means, they had “eyes-on” targetting data from either an UAV, or a Recon team!

  2. Redteam says:

    So the attacks continue, even without Musharraff. Seems like dubya had that all lined up ‘before’ he let him step down. Gotta give credit where it’s due. Hope we got some of the big fish.

  3. […] have had no clear indication on who the targets have been on the latest missile strikes (there was another strike on South Waziristan a few weeks back). It is not normal for the results of these strikes to go unreported for so long. […]