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Pakistani threatens to sue CIA

Airman 1st Class Justin Cole, Tech. Sgt. Marcus Cottengim and Chief Master Sgt. Roy Cupper conduct a pre-flight inspection on an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle prior to a night mission from Ali Air Base, Iraq on November 5, 2007. The Predators operate on 24-hour operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. UPI/Jonathan Snyder/U.S. Air Force
Airman 1st Class Justin Cole, Tech. Sgt. Marcus Cottengim and Chief Master Sgt. Roy Cupper conduct a pre-flight inspection on an MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle prior to a night mission from Ali Air Base, Iraq on November 5, 2007. The Predators operate on 24-hour operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. UPI/Jonathan Snyder/U.S. Air Force | License Photo

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A Pakistani man is demanding the United States pay him $500 million dollars in damages within two weeks for the death of his teenage son and his brother.

Journalist Kareem Khan of North Waziristan attributed the deaths to a U.S. drone strike on his home and threatened to file suit against the CIA in Pakistani courts if he is not compensated, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

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Khan said his relatives and another man killed in the missile strike in the town of Mir Ali were not connected to the Taliban or al-Qaida militants.

His attorney, Mirza Shahzad Akbar, provided the Post with blurred photographs of deceased men he said were Khan's brother and son.

Khan said he was in Islamabad at the time of the drone attack but did not say exactly when it occurred.

Drone strikes carried out in the tribal areas of Pakistan are highly controversial, neither the United States nor Pakistan acknowledges the clandestine program.

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