Some child casualties of covert US drone war
The Pakistan government has released its figures for civilian casualties of American drone strikes. The Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that CIA drones have killed at least 2,200 people in the country, including at least 400 civilians. Around 600 have received serious injuries. . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: ‘Bugsplats’: civilian death count from U.S. drone strikes
The U.S. has long condemned the use of the “double tap” in terror attacks. This is a follow-up explosion that kills or injures rescuers, security and medical personnel and civilians who crowd to the scene of the original bombing. The double tap also includes the targeting of mourners attending funerals for victims of the . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Drone strikes: civilian casualties much higher than claimed
Imran Khan who heads up Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) will go ahead with a protest against American drone attacks in the region despite a reported Taliban threat. Khan plans to lead a demonstration in the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan accompanied by party members and activists. The area is a tribal stronghold of the Taliban.
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