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`CIA may start using new drones to target militants in Pakistan`

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 18:52

The CIA may start using new jet-powered drones to target al-Qaeda and Taliban militants in Pakistan to overcome some of the logistic hurdles posed by the slower-moving unmanned aircraft now being deployed from US bases in Afghanistan, according to a media report.

Hearing into CIA drones would dent US ties: UK

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 00:55

Ties between Britain, the US and Pakistan could be jeopardized if a judge grants a request for a court inquiry into the possible role of UK spy agencies in aiding covert CIA drone strikes in Pakistan`s northwest tribal region.

CIA seeks to expand drone fleet: Report

Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 14:16

The US spy agency CIA is seeking to expand its drone fleet to sustain the lethal campaigns in Pakistan, Yemen and emerging al Qaeda threats in North Africa.

Panetta spills - a little - on secret CIA drones

Last Updated: Saturday, October 08, 2011, 10:27

There was a time when US officials wouldn`t breathe a word about the CIA`s clandestine use of Predator drones.

CIA drones now target suspected militants in Pakistan: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, May 06, 2010, 19:32

In a dramatic expansion of its drone strikes in Pakistan`s restive tribal region, the CIA has received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known.