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UN official: drone attacks violate Pakistan's sovereignty, Obama admin. repeatedly told to stop [View all]

http://m.guardiannews.com/world/2013/mar/15/us-drone-strikes-pakistan
Friday 15 March 2013 09.43 EDT

US drone strikes in Pakistan 'carried out without government's consent'
UN official says drone attacks violate Pakistan's sovereignty and Obama administration has repeatedly been told to stop


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US drone attacks on Pakistan's tribal districts are carried out without the consent of the government in Islamabad and are a violation of its sovereignty, a UN official has warned.

Returning from a three-day visit to the country's capital, Ben Emmerson QC, the UN's special rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, said he had been given assurances that there was no "tacit consent by Pakistan to the use of drones on its territory".

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Islamabad's records showed that about 2,200 deaths had been caused by drone strikes and a further 600 people had suffered serious injuries.

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Of those who died, at least 400 were said by the government to have been civilians and a further 200 were regarded as probable non-combatants.

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