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CIA drones target unnamed suspects in Pakistan

According to counter-terrorism officials, the "CIA received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known, as part of a dramatic expansion of its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan's border region," reports David S. Cloud of the Los Angeles Times.  A vast majority of the over 500 people the U.S. acknowledges killing since 2008 have been "individuals whose names were unknown, or about whom the agency had only fragmentary information. In some cases, the CIA discovered only after an attack that the casualties included a suspected terrorist whom it had been seeking.?"

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