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Mehsud tribesmen gather for a grand assembly

epa01703014 Tribesmen of Mehsud tribe, gather for a grand Jirga (tribal assembly) to discuss issue of US Drones attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas near the Afghan border, in Tank, near Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan on 20 April 2009. Two missiles, believed to have been fired from a US-operated Predator drone, hit a house in Gangikhel village, in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal area on 19 April, killed three men and wounded five others. The US has intensified its missile strikes by pilotless aircraft in recent months, saying militant sanctuaries in Pakistan’s tribal region must be eliminated to control the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. EPA/SAOOD REHMAN

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