The drought is finally over.
Via Long War Journal:
Unmanned US attack aircraft struck in Pakistan’s Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan today, ending a nearly two-month-long pause in strikes that have targeted al Qaeda and Taliban leaders and fighters.
The Predator or Reaper drones launched a pair of missiles at a compound on the outskirts of Miramshah, the main town in the terrorist haven of North Waziristan, according to Geo News. Four “militants” were killed and the compound was set ablaze.
The identities of those killed have not been disclosed. The Haqqani Network, a Taliban group that operates in North Waziristan as well as in eastern Afghanistan, administers the area where today’s strike took place. Al Qaeda leaders and operatives also shelter in the area.
Today’s strike is the first by the US in Pakistan in 55 days. The last strike took place on Nov. 16, 2011. The pause was the longest since the program was ramped up at the end of July 2008..
The program was put on hold after US and Pakistan Frontier Corps troops clashed in the Afghan province of Kunar and the Pakistani tribal area of Mohmand on Nov. 25-26. US troops struck in Pakistan after taking mortar and machine gun fire on the Afghan side of the border from Pakistani troops. Twenty-four Pakistani Frontier Corps troops were killed.