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Latest reported US strikes: Pakistan August 5, and Yemen August 9

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Pakistan

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August 6 2014
♦ 5-7 people killed
♦ 2-3 people reportedly injured

At least five people were reported killed and two or three more injured in a drone strike in the Datta Khel region of North Waziristan.

Most reports stated that five were killed when a drone fired two missiles at a house. However one report said six died when four missiles were fired at a house and a vehicle, and other reports counted seven killed.

Intelligence sources reportedly said “most” of the dead were “foreigners”, though the identity of those killed “could not be ascertained”.

Some reports said “suspected foreign militants” were among the dead, though it was not clear what armed group they belonged to. Local intelligence officials told AFP that some Uzbeks and members of the Haqqani network were among the dead. Initial reports said two alleged militants were reportedly injured though later reports counted three.

None of the dead were named in initial reports. This was the fourth drone strike to hit Datta Khel in 2014, with all four reported to have hit houses.

Pakistan military air strikes in the North Waziristan tribal region have reportedly killed 30 militants this week. In a statement the Pakistan army said that six alleged “militant hideouts” have been destroyed in the Datta Khel area, though these claims have not been independently verified.

The Pakistani army has been carrying out an offensive against the Taliban and other militant groups in the area since June. The Pakistan government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the strike.

Location: Lawara Mandi village, Datta Khel, North Waziristan
References: Pakistan News Today, The Frontier Post, The News, Dawn, Dunya News TV, The Express Tribune, Reuters, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, CNC News, RFE/RL, IANS, The News Tribe, ANI News, Associated Press, Geo TV, CNN, AFP

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Yemen

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August 16 2014
♦ 3 people killed

A possible US drone strike killed three people in Yemen’s eastern Hadramout province on Saturday. The dead were reported as suspected al Qaeda members. An unnamed local official told Reuters: “the three armed men were travelling in a vehicle along a desert stretch between Yemen and Saudi Arabia’s border when the drone shot two rockets at them. All three are dead”. It is not clear from initial reports whether it was a US or Yemeni drone.

Type of strike: Possible US drone strike
Location
: Hadramout province
References: Reuters, The Guardian, XinhuaLong War Journal