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Plan for US drone strikes was hatched in Germany: report

Middle East and Africa are organised from Stuttgart and from the US military base in Ramstein.

Many American drone strikes for targeted killings in places like Pakistan and Afghanistan are planned and carried out from US military bases in Germany as it has become as a crucial strategic hub for anti-terrorism operations,media reports said.

The US has been organising kidnapping and torture of suspected terrorists in other countries from Germany and American security forces used German airports to detain them,a report by German TV channel NDR and the Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung said.

Germany’s collusion with US anti-terror operations started in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on September 11,2001,it said. The CIA organised the planning and construction of top secret rendition and torture centres abroad from the US command centre in Stuttgart and an air base in Ramstein,it claimed.

Investigations showed that the drone strikes in Pakistan,Afghanistan,Middle East and Africa are organised from Stuttgart and from the US military base in Ramstein.

The US embassy in Berlin dismissed the reports as speculations. The US will not involve in kidnapping or torture nor will it tolerate or support if any other country resorts to such illegal measures,the embassy said in a statement. Outraged,Germany’s opposition parties demanded an explanation from the government.