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U.S. Drone Strikes May Constitute War Crimes

Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 10:37 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- The White House says it strongly disagrees with a new report that claims the US violated international law by using drone strikes in Pakistan. \

Amnesty International calls on the US to investigate reports of civilians killed and wounded by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, and to provide victims with compensation.

In the report, the human rights group provides details about alleged victims of the strikes, and the group claims the attacks may constitute war crimes.

The Obama administration says the US military follows the law in the war on terror.

Jay Carney, White House spokesperson, says, "To the extent these reports claim that the US has acted contrary to international law we would strongly disagree.  The administration has repeatedly emphasized the extraordinary care that we take to make sure that counter terrorism actions are in accordance with all applicable law."

The US military has carried out nearly 350 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, most in an area near the Afghan border that serves as a sanctuary for militants. U.S. Drone Strikes May Constitute War Crimes


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