Survey reveals US covers up civilian victims of drone strikes in Pakistan
Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:54PM
On January 31, US President Barack Obama confirmed that the US uses the drones in Pakistan and other countries.Washington claims that its airstrikes target militants, but local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks. The UN has called the US drone attacks targeted killings that flout international law.
The killing of Pakistani civilians, including women and children, in the US drone strikes has strained relations between Islamabad and Washington, prompting Pakistani officials to send warnings to the US administration over the assaults.Despite Islamabad’s calls for the US to end its strikes, Washington carries out its attacks on the country’s tribal regions at an almost daily bas More than 200 people have died in drone attacks in Pakistan's northwest tribal regions since the beginning of this year. PG/JR/IS