41 men targeted but 1, 147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground

http://www.legitgov.org/41-men-targeted-1147-people-killed-US-drone-strikes-facts-ground

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground 24 Nov 2014 …Finally, on 15 October 2010, Hellfire missiles fired from a Predator or Reaper drone killed Qari Hussain, the Pakistani Taliban later confirmed. For the death of a man whom practically no American can name, the US killed 128 people, 13 of them children, none of whom it meant to harm. A new analysis of the data available to the public about drone strikes, conducted by the human-rights group Reprieve, indicates that even when operators target specific individuals – the most focused effort of what Barack Obama calls “targeted killing” – they kill vastly more people than their targets, often needing to strike multiple times. Attempts to kill 41 men resulted in the deaths of an estimated 1,147 people, as of 24 November.

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