Zimbabwe   Zimbabwean Air Force • Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ)
Republic of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Air Force  •   •   •   •   •   •   • 

Leaked Pakistani report confirms high civilian death toll in CIA drone strikes

Leaked Pakistani report confirms high civilian death toll in CIA drone strikes

A new secret report shows high number of civilian casualties in CIA’s drone strikes in Pakistan.

The Pakistani report obtained by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that contrary to US claims, numerous drone strikes in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas have left scores of civilians dead.

Of 746 people killed in the drone strikes as listed in the document, at least 147 are clearly stated as civilian victims, 94 of which are children.

The document showed that Pakistani officials have been aware of the significant number of civilians killed by CIA drones for years and have kept quiet.

The report suggested over 400 civilians may have been killed by US drones in the past nine years.

The secret report called Details of Attacks by NATO Forces/Predators in FATA was put together by Pakistan government in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The report outlines 75% of CIA drones strikes between 2006 and 2009 and provides details of casualties in many of them. Also listed are five attacks conducted by NATO or other unspecified forces.

The U.S. administration has persistently marinated that across the nine-year bombings of Pakistan, the deaths include no more than 50 to 60 “non-combatants.”

Jemima Khan, associate editor of British magazine the New Statesman and also the former wife of Pakistani politician Imran Khan - who is an avid campaigner against US drone strikes, said she was angry at Pakistani officials’ silence while they privately knew of the tragedies.

‘Can you imagine the uproar that would be caused anywhere else in the world if 94 children were reported murdered in just three years?’ Ms. Khan told the Bureau.

International reports say over 3,500 people, mainly civilians, have been killed in Pakistan by US drone attacks since 2004. Several prominent politicians and critics argue that the civilian deaths cause people to join militant groups.

Source: Iran Press TV, AN/ARA News - 22 July 2013

Photo: US Official letter obtained by Civic revealing civilian deaths on January 23 2009 (Photo by Files)


Zimbabwe Chengdu FT-5
AFZ MiG-23MS Flogger-B
AFZ Chengdu F-7II-N Airguard
AFZ K-8E Karakorum
AFZ BAe Hawk Mk.60A
AFZ Hawker Hunter FGA.90
Zimbabwe AF


American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News

• ‘Emergency’ Caused A Ukrainian Su-27 Fighter To Crash, Killing A US Pilot

An in-flight emergency caused the crash of a Ukrainian SU-27B in October, killing an American and Ukrainian pilot, the head of the Ukrainian air force said on Thursday....>>

• MiG-35 is frontrunner in Bangladesh Air Force tender: CAWAT

Su-35 and Su-30SM are also among the leading contenders....>>

• Russia's New Fighter Plane Has Backward Wings

Don't worry, the SR-10 still flies in the right direction. A new jet designed to train fighter pilots is turning heads with its unique look. The SR-10 jet trainer has forward-swept...>>

• Malta buys AW139 helo for SAR

The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) has procured a single AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter for search-and-rescue (SAR) and maritime patrol and has signed an option for two more, the com...>>

• Three killed in copter crash in Russia

At least three people, including two British citizens, have died after a 5-seat Eurocopter EC120 Colibri helicopter struck them in Russia....>>

• The US Navy, shows an AV-8B Harrier II

US fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef in an "emergency jettison" during a training exercise, officials said on Sunday, ruling out any risk to...>>


 Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,