The United Nations denies targeting America and Israel, but an investigator has launched a study of drone attack impacts in the very same nations the U.S. has reportedly used the technology: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Palestinian territories and Somalia.
The goal of the study?
Specifically, the study will look at the impact of drone kills and attacks on the civilian population.
Drones, Mr. Emmerson reportedly said, represent a “real challenge to the framework of international law.”
CIA drones killed more than 3,000 people in Pakistan between 2004 and 2013, with the majority of attacks occurring during President Obama’s administration, according the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Still, Mr. Emmerson said, the U.N. study is aimed at 51 nations, not just America.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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