30 Oct '13, 2pm

Pakistan's Ministry of Defense says only 3% of those killed by drones are civilians

Pakistan's Ministry of Defense says only 3% of those killed by drones are civilians

ISLAMABAD — The Pakistani government said Wednesday that three percent of the people killed in U.S. drone strikes since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure that could alter the highly negative public perception of the attacks. The number, which was provided by the Ministry of Defense to the Senate, is much lower than past government calculations and estimates by independent organizations. The ministry said 317 drone strikes have killed 2,160 Islamic militants and 67 civilians since 2008. The attacks are widely disliked in Pakistan, where many people believe they violate the country’s sovereignty and kill too many innocent civilians. The Pakistani government regularly criticizes the drone program in public, even though it is known to have secretly supported at least some of the strikes in the past. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pressed President Obama to ...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131030/NEWS08/31030000...

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