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Pakistani Prime Minister Asks Obama to End Drone Strikes

Washington, October 26 (RHC)-- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directly urged U.S. President Barack Obama to end killer drone strikes in Pakistan. Following a meeting with his U.S. counterpart at the White House, Sharif spoke to reporters. He said he brought up the issue of drone attacks, "emphasizing the need for an end to such strikes."

Despite Sharif’s public comments, the Washington Post reports the Pakistani government and the United States have closely cooperated on the drone strikes in Pakistan. Secret CIA documents and Pakistani memos show the Pakistani government has received regular U.S. briefings on strikes and the number of casualties.

In the briefings, the United States has routinely claimed that no civilians were harmed. A report this week from Amnesty International uncovered new civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, and said the killings may amount to war crimes.

 

Edited by Juan Leandro
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