May 17th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

U.S. drone strikes pick up after Osama bin Laden's death

he United States has sent drones to strike at suspected militants in Pakistan five times in the last 11 days, nearly triple the pace prior to the successful May 1 raid to kill Osama bin Laden.

The latest strike occurred Monday, when a suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region killed 10 suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN.

Two intelligence officials who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak to the media said the suspected drone fired two missiles on a militant's hideout in the area of Mir Ali of North Waziristan, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The Monday strike was the 25th suspected U.S. drone strike this year, according to a CNN count.

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  1. pamiri

    More press need to be made to clean the region from these stupid Taliban Alqaeda which backs by ISI, their fathers

    May 18, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      I completely agree with you buddy.
      US/NATO should bring more presure on Terrorist state Pakistan, so they abandon Terrorist groups.
      If Pakistani ISI abandons them, Afghan government will kill them within 48 hours.

      May 18, 2011 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dan from Detroit, MI

    I guess that cursed Barack Obama must be in 7th Heaven by now. He can't seem to get enough blood on his hands which indicates that he must have acquired a taste for killing in a big way or is he just that anxious to get reelected? As long as it's the politically correct thing to do,he'll do it!!!

    May 17, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Riza Afghan

    hahaha I can't stop laughing at weak Pakistani tricks.
    They are keep trying and trying to fake everything and misguide USA and Afghan Government.

    I don't know about USA but Afghanistan is recovered and 90% stabilized and I don't think Pakistan can play game in Afghanistan anymore, Pakistan Government words are on blacklist of Afghan Government, even if Pakistan tell the truth to Afghan Government, Afghan government will take it as a joke or ignore it completely.

    Now Pakistan is a joke to the world, if Mullah Omar travel to Afghanistan today, he will be dead within 24 hours no matter what.

    I feel pity for Mullah Omar and other Taliban leaders, now they are hiding like mouse and thinking every second when they will die and i am very proud of my Government/ANA/ANP.

    Please kill every single Taliban if any of them come near to Afghanistan Border or try to cross the border, indeed kill any Pakistani or Irani if they try to come near our border!!!!! Kill all stupid Pakistani and Irani Terrorists.

    Pakistan been free for the past 60+ years and Afghanistan only 10 years, right now Afghanistan is 50 times more peaceful than Pakistan.

    Salute Afghanistan and Love You !!!!😀

    May 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |