Obama's First Airstrike?

Published January 23, 2009

 

The Washington Post is reporting that at least 20 people were killed in northwest Pakistan, about 30 miles from the Afghan border in what appears to be the first U.S. airstrikes since President-elect Barack Obama took the oath of office.

 

According to Pakistani authorities, a U.S. drone fired three missiles that leveled a compound killing at least 10 suspected militants and foreign nationals. A second attack happened about 60 miles away in which another 10 people were killed.

 

The first compound was believed to be owned by a Pakistani elder Khalil Malik, an influential local leader with ties to militant groups.

 

The White House has not commented on the attacks.

 

 

 

 

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