Drone Attacks vs US Public Diplomacy


Muhammad Ilyas American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has killed another 66 people inside Pakistan during the month of August 2012 making it the deadliest month of the year. The CIA carried out seven drone attacks during the month. This is the highest number of drone attacks in a single month during 2012. Most of the…

After Dr. Afridi’s Conviction CIA on Rampage in FATA


Islamabad After conviction of its informant the CIA has intensified drone attacks in Pakistan. According to monthly report of Islamabad based Conflict Monitoring Center which regularly monitors drone attacks and anti-state militancy in the region, American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has carried out six drone attacks during May 2012, five of them after conviction of…

New Pattern of Drone Attacks


According to Conflict Monitoring Center’s monthly report on drone attacks United States has killed 37 people with missiles fired from unmanned drones inside Pakistan during the month of February 2012. The Central Intelligence Agency fired 9 Hell-Fire missiles in 4 drone attacks during the month. Since start of the current year the CIA has carried…

2011: Drone Attacks Remained Ineffective against Militant Leaders


According to the Conflict Monitoring Center’s annual report on drone attacks American Spy Agency CIA has failed to eliminate more than four Al-Qaeda leaders in its highly costly and controversial ‘assassination by drones’ campaign inside Pakistan during the year 2011. It had carried out 75 drone attacks inside Pakistani territory during the year 2011 killing…

Drone Attacks and Dubious Role of Pakistani Government


By Muhammad Imran Summary Government of Pakistan is not playing its role in recording casualties in drone attacks while Pakistani security officials release false information to the media regarding victims of CIA’s drone attack in Pakistan. The Conflict Monitoring Center’s monthly report on drone attacks highlights contradictions in government’s public stance on drone attacks and…

CIA Again Stepped Up Drone Attacks in Pakistan


American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has once again stepped up drone attacks in Pakistan. It has carried out eight drone attacks during the month of October, which is two times more than the number of drone attacks in September 2011. According to data compiled by the Conflict Monitoring Center –an Islamabad based independent research organization,…

Why Drones Follow Marc Grossman?


Usman Manzoor Can anyone believe that almost every time US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman visits Pakistan, the CIA follows him with drones? On October 13, 2011, he visited Pakistan for the fifth time since he was appointed to this office in February 2011. During his visit, American spy agency the CIA…