Thursday, October 02, 2014


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Report: U.S.-Pakistan Cooperated On Drones

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) says he told U.S. President Barack Obama to halt drone attacks in Pakistan.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) says he told U.S. President Barack Obama to halt drone attacks in Pakistan.

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A U.S. media report says newly revealed secret Pakistani and U.S. government documents show that for years Islamabad had endorsed Central Intelligence Agency drone attacks in the country's northwestern tribal areas.

The "Washington Post" reported on October 24 that files obtained by the newspaper from the CIA's Counterterrorism Center prove the existence of  an explicit secret agreement between the two governments over four years between 2007 to late 2011.

The files reportedly analyze dozens of drone attacks with maps as well as "before and after" aerial pictures prepared specifically for briefing Pakistani officials.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani denied giving any approval for drone strikes, but there was no official comment from Islamabad or Washington.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on October 23 in Washington that he had asked President Barak Obama to end drone strikes in his country.

With reporting by AP

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