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Amnesty International accuses US of war crimes in Pakistan
Amnesty International has released a damming report saying the United States may be guilty of war crimes. The document, which is over 70 pages long and available on the NGO’s website alleges US drone strikes have resulted in unlawful killings of civilians in tribal areas in the north west of Pakistan.
Amnesty International reviewed all the drone attacks carried out in Pakistan between January 2012 and August 2013, before focusing on two that took place in July and October 2012, during which 19 people were killed. US administration described the victims as terrorists, but the NGO says there were actually innocent civilians, including a 68 year old woman killed by a missile whilst picking vegetables in her garden.
Civilians are paying a very heavy price in these military operations. As a Pakistani man explains in this poignant video published by the NGO along with the report, people live in constant fear, wondering if they will be the next victim.
As Human Rights Watch points out, the US military has not only targeted Pakistan with air strikes. The organization has also released a report discussing similar attacks in Yemen, where at least 57 civilians have been killed by drones since 2009. The NGO urges the US authorities to rethink their drones program and show more transparency with these types of operation.
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