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US drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

09 September, 2019 9:52 pm 9:52 pm

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A US drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labour in the fields, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people after accidentally targeting farmers and labourers who had just finished collecting … Read More


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Trump says Iran may have shot down US drone by mistake

06 June, 2019 12:03 am 12:03 am

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump played down Iran’s downing of a US military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that “it would have made a big difference” to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted. While the comments appeared to suggest Trump was not eager to … Read More


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Iran shoots down US military drone in Gulf region

06 June, 2019 5:17 pm 5:17 pm

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran on Thursday shot down a US military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities. It was the latest in an escalating spate of incidents in the … Read More