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CNN and Dawn report different takes on drone strike that kills Pakistani Taliban leader

It was reported that the United States killed a Pakistani Taliban leader on November 2nd. The leader, Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by an unmanned drone strike, along with three other people. The story was reported by many news outlets, including CNN (U.S.) and Dawn (Pakistan). There were some differences in the reports by the two sites, likely due to biases and catering to their audience. The CNN article starts the article by explaining that Mehsud had “alleged involvement in a deadly 2009 attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan”. The Dawn article doesn't mention this anywhere in the article, since it likely does not fit with their bias. CNN likely wants to justify the actions of the United States. Also, Dawn put more of an emphasis on the innocent casualties that the drone strike caused. This would resonate with their audience and sway the reader to agree with the Pakistani view, that the US overstepped their bounds. I trust CNN more because it is a source I am familiar and comfortable with.

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