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The secret kill deal that began CIA’s Pakistan drone war

The first target of a CIA drone strike in Pakistan was not a top al-Qaida operative. Rather, as noted in the New York Timesthis weekend, a Pakistani ally of the Taliban who led a tribal rebellion and was marked by Pakistan as an enemy of the state. " In June 2004, Nek Muhammed was killed by a missile from a Predator Drone (as well several others, including two boys, ages 10 and 16).