Pakistan: Death squads go after informants to US drone program

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December 28, 2011
Los Angeles Times    
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"Militant groups lack the ability to bring down [US] drones, which have killed senior Al Qaeda and Taliban commanders as well as many foot soldiers. Instead, a collection of them have banded together to form Khorasan Mujahedin in the North Waziristan tribal region to hunt for those who sell information about the location of militants and their safe houses. Pakistani officials and tribal elders maintain that most of those who are abducted this way are innocent, but after being beaten, burned with irons or scalded with boiling water, almost all eventually 'confess.' And few ever come back." (12/28/11)  

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