“President Obama needs to come clean on where this money is coming from: either American taxpayers are footing the bill for his counterproductive policies, or it is falling on the shoulders of one of the world’s poorest governments,” said Kat Craig, Legal Director of international human rights charity Reprieve.
In the wake of the attack, which stoked outrage throughout Yemen and the world, anonymous U.S. officials claimed that the dead were militants. But survivors of the strikes, family members of its victims, and eye witnesses testified that the strikes in fact hit a civilian procession. A 28-page report by Human Rights Watch corroborates claims that innocent people were slaughtered in this attack.
Obama has repeatedly refused to provide a public explanation for this or other covert U.S. drone strikes that killed civilians in Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, or Afghanistan while claiming that civilian deaths in such attacks are minimal. An initiative in the U.S. Senate to force the U.S. government to publicly report who is dying in U.S. drone strikes failed last year.
Others, however, are seeking to count the dead. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, which has been fastidiously tracking the names of those killed in U.S. strikes, documents that in Yemen alone, up to 131 civilians were killed between 2002 and 2014 by U.S. drone strikes and up to 89 civilians were killed in other covert U.S. operations.
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