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US drone attacks anger Pakistanis

While an Al Jazeera/Gallup Pakistan survey has found there is a popular consensus on fighting the Taliban in Pakistan, there is massive opposition to US involvement in the conflict.

Sixty-seven per cent of people said they oppose US drone attacks against Taliban and al-Qaeda targets in the country, citing numerous civilian deaths.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reports from Islamabad.

Residents of a Baghdad district afraid to return

Residents of a Baghdad district afraid to return

Once considered a bastion of al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Baghdad district of al-Doura is now called “victory neighbourhood“, where attacks are rare. But as the US military prepares to withdraw from Iraqi cities, al-Doura remains a maze of cement walls built to enforce security and keep Shia militias out.

As Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports, former residents say they are hesitant to return until al-Doura becomes the multi-religious district it once was.