The Guardian: UN report calls for independent investigations of drone attacks

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Special rapporteur on human rights says states have obligation to launch inquiries into attacks that kill civilians

Ewen MacAskill and Owen Bowcott   theguardian.com   10 March 2014

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A US drone in Kandahar. The report found that drone attacks in Afghanistan no longer caused fewer civilian casualties than other air strikes. Photograph: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images

A report by the United Nations Human Rights Council has called for independent investigations to be carried out into drone attacks after a series of strikes that result in unexpected civilian deaths in Afghanistan,PakistanYemen and elsewhere. Most of the attacks involved US drones.


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