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NGOs Call U.S. Drone Program Illegal In Damning Reports

Tue, October 22, 2013 8:38pm

Story by Carrie Johnson




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Two reports out today criticize the U.S. counterterrorism drone program and claim that the attacks kill many more civilians than the U.S. has acknowledged. The group Human Rights Watch studied six cases in Yemen. Amnesty International examined drone strikes in Pakistan during the past year and a half. Both groups accuse the U.S. of violating international law, and call on the U.S. to make the secret drone program more transparent to the public.

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