Drone attacks rise in Pakistan

Intensifying air raids stir anger among Pakistanis as civilian deaths continue.

    Drone attacks on Pakistan's tribal areas have intensifiedin recent days.

    The raids come after it was revealed that the US government had granted approval to the CIA to expand drone attacksto lower-level members of Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters.

    But the attacks have caused growing anger in Pakistan, as civilians continue to be killed and homes and villages are destroyed.

    Jamshed Ayaz Khan, a Pakistan-based defence analyst, told Al Jazeera that a "hundred per cent [of Pakistanis] are against the drone attacks".

    "I have not seen anybody who is in favour of drone attacks," he said.

    Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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