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(MENAFN -Arab News) peshawar: the government's negotiating committee has arrived in north waziristan to meet with the outlawed tehrik-e-taleban pakistan (ttp) members

Speaking to the media prior to departure, maulana yousaf shah, who serves as the coordinator for the committee, said the second round of talks would be ?decision making,? urging the masses to pray for the talks' success

?good news would be given to the nation soon,? he said

Yousaf said the government committee was leaving for north waziristan to fix the agenda and the place for meeting between the government team and ttp council

?we will meet with government committee after meeting with taleban leadership?, yousaf said

Drone attacks down

In pakistan, up in afghanista

The number of us drone strikes in pakistan plunged last year amid growing care to avoid civilian deaths, but the death toll in neighboring afghanistan continues to rise, the united nations' special investigator on counterterrorism said wednesday

Ben emmerson says that for the first time in nine years no civilians were reported killed in 2013 in pakistan's federally administered tribal regions, or fata, a semi-autonomous area along the 2,600-kilometer afghanistan-pakistan border where militant groups operate

The un special rapporteur, a british lawyer who reports to the 47-nation human rights council and the un general assembly, told reporters in geneva there has been ?a very significant de-escalation? of us armed drone use in pakistan's fata region, down to 27 strikes last year from a peak of 128 in 2010

But he said the picture is uglier in afghanistan, where drone strikes and civilian deaths resulting from their use are intensifying. in afghanistan, he said, the number of civilian casualties from drone strikes last year rose to 45 dead and 14 injured, triple the rate experienced in 2012

Emmerson said yemen had suffered around 500 civilian casualties from drone strikes since 2009, largely because of incompetent targeting

It doesn't have to be that way, he said

?in principle, at least, technology which allows military commanders to observe a target 24 hours a day in almost real time is capable of reducing those risks,? emmerson said. ?but that depends on a combination of different forms of intelligence ... and on responsible operational decisions being taken.?


 


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