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US drone strikes violating Pakistan’s sovereignty: UN

TARGETED KILLINGS:The strikes involve unauthorized force in a foreign state, and have mangled generations-old tribal structures, the UN’s special rapporteur said

Reuters, UNITED NATIONS

Criticism of drone strikes centers on the number of civilians killed and that they are launched across sovereign states’ borders so frequently, far more than conventional attacks by piloted aircraft.

Civilian casualties from drone strikes have angered local populations and created tension between the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Washington has sought to portray civilian casualties as minimal, but groups collecting data on these attacks say they have killed hundreds of civilians.

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