Pakistan to be included in count of those killed in counterterrorism operations

May 24, 2016 4:17 PM

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Pakistan to be included in count of those killed in counterterrorism operations

Last weekend’s drone strike that killed Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was the first acknowledged by the U.S. military in Pakistan and will be included in an upcoming White House accounting of all those killed in counterterrorism operations outside active war zones.

The inclusion of attacks in Pakistan, nearly all of which have been conducted as CIA covert actions, will significantly boost the overall number of strikes taken since 2009. The statistics, which may be presented in aggregates without specific reference to geographic location or date, will include d...

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