19 October 2013

Human rights groups to release reports on U.S. drone killings

On Tuesday, October 22, Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights watch (HRW) will jointly release two reports on U.S. drone strikes and other air strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.

The AI report documents nine drone killings in northwest Pakistan in 2012 and 2013 that "may amount to war crimes or extrajudicial executions, including the killing of a 68-year-old grandmother and 14-year-old boy," according to an AI news release.

The HRW report documents six strikes in Yemen from 2009 to 2013, "two of which indiscriminately killed several dozen civilians in violation of the laws of war," according to the same AI news release.

I will post links to the reports when they are available online.

Stay tuned.

Update 10/22/2013: Links to the two reports are available here.

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