Senior officials in both countries described the deal worked out in September as one in which Washington refuses to publicly acknowledge the attacks by Predator aircraft while Islamabad continues to complain noisily about the politically sensitive strikes. In recent months, the US drones have fired missiles at Pakistani soil at an average rate of once every four or five days. At least three senior Al Qaeda figures were killed in Predator strikes in October.
Monday, November 17, 2008
The US has struck a tacit agreement with Pakistan on a "don’t-ask-don’t-tell" policy that allows unmanned aircraft to attack suspected terrorist targets in the country’s restive western regions, a US daily said in a report that could be damning for the ruling PPP.