July 2, 2016

U.S. claims drones only killed 116 civilians; experts say it’s way more

Journalists and rights experts say the Obama admin.'s report on drone strikes is understated and lacks transparency

According to the Obama administration, just 64 to 116 civilians have been killed in its secretive drone program.

The U.S. government published a report on Friday, July 1 that claims that the counter-terrorism airstrikes it conducted outside of conventional war zones between January 2009 and the end of 2015 only killed scores of non-combatants. Read more.

Salon

Related,
Obama drone casualty numbers a fraction of those recorded by the Bureau - Bureau of Investigative Journalism

- Obama admin: Up to 116 civilians 'accidentally' killed in US drone strikes (video) - RT
Rights Groups: US downplays civilian death toll from airstrikes (video) - PressTV

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