US drones killed 123 civilians, three al-Qaeda men in January

 
Afghanistan-based US predators carried out a record number of 12 deadly missile strikes in the tribal areas of Pakistan in January 2010, of which 10 went wrong and failed to hit their targets, killing 123 innocent Pakistanis. The remaining two successful drone strikes killed three al-Qaeda leaders, wanted by the Americans.
 
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One Response to US drones killed 123 civilians, three al-Qaeda men in January

  1. Raclare says:

    Juan Cole also cites this quote from ‘The News’, but adds:But other sources speak of US drone attacks regularly killing "militants,"– GEO TV counts 9 dead since late Friday. So The News coding of all the non-al-Qaeda killed as "civilians" seems disingenuous. Some proportion of them were armed Pashtun guerrillas.What is indisputable is that the number of drone strikes is way up in January in the wake of the suicide bombing on the CIA’s Forward Operating Base Campbell.

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