First Drone Strikes Since bin Laden Raid Hit Pakistan and Yemen

“Just four days after the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden — and seized more than 100 discs, drives and computers from the al-Qaida hideout — the U.S. restarted its drone attacks on Pakistan. Then, mere hours earlier, drones hit Yemen for the first time in nearly nine years. Could this be the first result of intel taken from bin Laden’s thumb drives?

The Pakistani military loudly boasted in a statement that its spy agency ought to get credit for killing bin Laden, right as it warned the U.S. against any future unilateral ops — and, for good measure, that the U.S. military needed to pack up and leave Pakistan.

Shortly after the military brass issued that statement, U.S. drones hit a compound and a vehicle in North Waziristan, “killing eight militants.”

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