February 23, 2013

Senator says 4,700 killed in US drone strikes

WASHINGTON: A US senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in the contentious bombing raids of America's secretive drone war, local media reported Wednesday.

It was the first time a lawmaker or any government representative had referred to a total number of fatalities in the drone strikes, which have been condemned by rights groups as extra-judicial assassinations. Read more.

PakTribune

Related,
- Senator Lindsey Graham estimates US drone strikes have killed 4,700 - Global Post

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