Civilians Continue to Bear the Brunt of US Drone War in Pakistan

The US drone war in the tribal regions of Pakistan continue to exact a heavy toll on civilians, including the elderly, women, and children – and two teenagers, age 16 and 12, who were killed last week. There exists no evidence that either of these two had any links to militants, and since journalists are banned from the region, it is hard to get to the truth of the carnage behind America’s drone program. Other victims of drones have survived, like the teenage boy called Saadullah, who lost three of his relatives, both legs, one eye and his hope for the future. “What’s going on here, unfortunately, is murder,” says one British lawyer.

Read the whole report by Orla Guerin at the BBC.

Author: John Glaser

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