TV News LIES

Friday, Nov 28th

Last update07:03:50 AM GMT

You are here News War 168 children killed in drone strikes in Pakistan since start of campaign

168 children killed in drone strikes in Pakistan since start of campaign

E-mail Print PDF

168 children killed by dronesIn an extensive analysis of open-source documents, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that 2,292 people had been killed by US missiles, including as many as 775 civilians.

The strikes, which began under President George W Bush but have since accelerated during the presidency of Barack Obama, are hated in Pakistan, where families live in fear of the bright specks that appear to hover in the sky overhead. In just a single attack on a madrassah in 2006 up to 69 children lost their lives.

Chris Woods, who led the research, said the detailed database of deaths would send shockwaves through Pakistan, where political and military leaders repeatedly denounce the strikes in public, while privately allowing the US to continue.

"This is a military campaign run by a secret service which raised problems of accountability, transparency and you have a situation where neither the Pakistanis nor Americans are clear about any agreements in place and where the reporting is difficult," he said.

"All of this means that when things go wrong there is simply no redress for the families of those who have been mistakenly killed."

The research, culled from more than 2,000 news reports, leaked documents and witness statements, show how the drones gradually moved from a rarely used tool, beginning with a single strike in 2004, to a frontline weapon of war.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


A Year After Congressional Testimony, Drone Strike Victims Still Searching for Justice

drone strikesDrone strikes launched on October 11 of this year in Pakistan's Tirah Valley in the Khyber...

Obama signs secret order expanding U.S. role in Afghanistan

Obamam extends war in AfghanistanPresident Obama quietly signed a classified executive order authorizing a more expansive role for U.S. troops...

Report: U.S. drone strikes kill 28 for every intended target

drones kill 28 for every targetU.S. drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed 28 people for every intended target, a...

Barclays, HSBC Sued by U.S. Soldiers Over Attacks in Iraq

US soldiers sue banks for aid to IraqBarclays Plc (BARC), HSBC Holdings Plc and four other banks were accused in a lawsuit by...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!