Monday, 4 April 2016

Afghanistan Drone War Nightmare

Afghanistan's Angels of Death | Opinion | teleSUR English
According to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a London-based organization, Afghanistan is "the most drone bombed country in the world". Between 2001 and 2013, at least 1,670 drone strikes took place in the country.
Most times, it is not known who the victims of such strikes are. Accurate data about the impacts of the strikes, particularly casualty figures, do not exist. There are different reasons for this.
On one side, the media seems to largely ignore drone warfare and its victims – not just in Afghanistan, but also in Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia. Apart from that, it often seems that there is no political will for transparency. In Afghanistan, this is especially the case since the so-called National Unity Government came to power in 2014.

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