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US drones killed 2,800 civilians in Pakistan in 7 years

A Pakistani human rights lawyer says over 2,800 of the 3,000 people killed over the past seven years in non-UN-sanctioned US assassination drone strikes in Pakistan were civilians, Press TV reports. Shahzad Akbar, the director of the Foundation for Fundamental Rights, told Press TV on Saturday that only 170 of the people …

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US drones target first responders in Pakistan

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The US routinely engages in launching follow-up assassination drone attacks in Pakistan, aimed at targeting people who arrive at the site of an initial attack for rescue operations. According to a report published on the Guardian website, the US has routinely launched double or triple drone attacks in Pakistan, even though targeting rescuers …

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Pakistani Taliban kill 132 children in school attack

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At least 142 people, including 132 children, have been killed in an attack by Pakistani Taliban fighters (TTP) on a military-run school in Peshawar in Pakistan‘s northwest. Explosions and gunfire rang out as seven armed men attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday morning, in one the bloodiest attacks in Pakistan’s …

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US drone attacks leave 21 civilians dead in Pakistan in under 48 hours

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US assassination drone strikes have left at least 21 people dead in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region near border with Afghanistan during the past 48 hours, Press TV reports. Pakistani officials told Press TV that nine people were killed after a US drone fired four missiles at two vehicles in Mana area of …

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Man on drone kill list speaks out

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Editor’s note: Malik Jalal went on BBC radio asking the government to stop targeting him with drone strikes, here is his story and one of many for innocent people living in the middle east being slaughtered by these cowardly and illegal drone strikes. I am in the strange position of knowing …

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US drone strike kills 8 in Pakistani school, 5 children dead

The US breaks its promises so quick with Pakistan it’s scarcely worth mentioning them in the first place.  Just hours after a promise not to launch any more drone strikes against Pakistan for the duration of their peace talks with the Taliban, a US drone pounded a religious school in Hangu. The attack …

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Pakistani court declares US drone strikes illegal and a war crime

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A Pakistani court has declared that US drone strikes in the country’s tribal belt are illegal and has directed the government to move a resolution against the attacks in the United Nations. In what activists said was an historic decision, the Peshawar High Court issued the verdict against the strikes …

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As drone victims testified to Congress, Obama met the arms company which makes missiles for drones

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In an interesting spot, journalist Alice Ollstein today noted that, while Reprieve clients the Rehman family were testifying at Congress about the day a drone strike killed their grandmother in North-West Pakistan, President Obama was meeting the CEOs of arms companies including Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin. Both firms are involved in the manufacture of drones …

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US terror drone strikes kill 31 in 72 hours

US terror drones and attack helicopters have killed 31 people in Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan over the course of 72 hours. A non-UN sanctioned US assassination drone strike in the southern Yemeni province of Bayda left seven people dead on Monday. The drone fired missiles on a convoy of three …

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Victims of US drone strike testify before Congress

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[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raKl5lO82js[/youtube]   The victims of a drone strike alleged to be launched last year by the United States spoke to members of Congress on Tuesday and urged the US government to stop killing civilians with weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. Rafiq ur Rehman, a primary school teacher from North …

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Let’s admit it: the US is at war in Yemen, too

Yemeni army soldiers celebrate Tuesday after taking the city of Zinjibar from al-Qaida militants. After years of sending drones and commandos into Pakistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last week finally admitted the obvious: The US is “fighting a war” there. But American robots and special forces aren’t just targeting militants …

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US may be guilty of war crimes over drone use – Amnesty International

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[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeRkst6LEp4[/youtube]   US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes, says a report by Amnesty International, which lists civilian casualties in the attacks in Pakistan. Human Rights Watch has issued similar report on Yemen. The Amnesty International report is based on the …

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Drone operator speaks out: “This is what you are not told”

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Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I’d start with: “How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?” And: “How many men have you seen crawl across a …

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US drones kill up to 80% civilians

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The absolute majority of the people killed by American UAVs in Pakistan are innocent civilians, claims Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik. If given the drone technology, Pakistan would do a better job, he argued earlier. Malik revealed that according to Islamabad’s calculations, the number of drone attacks in recent years …

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US sets records with number of drone strikes in Afghanistan this year

Reaper Hellfire Drone Afghanistan

The United States has carried out more drone strikes this year in Afghanistan than it has during its eight-year-long air war in Pakistan, launching 447 strikes and killing thousands while also reducing its air surveillance. At a time when the US is transitioning military power to the Afghan government and …

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Imran Khan: I will order air force to shoot down drones

Imran Khan

Imran Khan has promised to order the Pakistan Air Force to shoot down American drones if he takes power in a general election due in the first half of next year. The former cricket captain is to lead peace activists into the country’s lawless tribal belt on Saturday to publicise …

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