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May 7, 2011 2:44:26 PM - thesundayleader.lk

U.S. Drones Attack Pakistan
U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles into a house in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region on Friday, killing at least eight suspected militants just as Islamists protested against the killing of Osama bin Laden.
It was the first drone strike since U.S. special forces killed the Al-Qaeda leader on May 2 not far from Islamabad, further straining ties between the strategic allies.
About 1,500 Islamists demonstrated against Bin Laden’s killing, saying more figures like him would arise to wage holy war against the United States.
Predominantly Muslim, Pakistan has yet to see any major backlash after U.S. forces killed Bin Laden early on Monday in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.
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Iran Blames Syrian Unrest On USA
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the wave of unrest that swept across Syria in recent weeks is a plot by the U.S. to drive a wedge between the Syrian people and their government, the English language satellite Press TV reported on Friday.
On Thursday, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Obama’s administration condemned what it said was an “outrageous violence” against protesters in Syria.
“The United States is looking at boosting sanctions it has already imposed on Syrian leaders,” she said.
Many observers have criticised the American intervention in Syrian affairs, pointing out that such intervention aims to undermine Syria’s regional and international stances.