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The dirty consequences of the US/UK ‘clean’ drone wars that trash international law

Hidden from view is the dirty secret of just how many civilians – including in some cases children – are killed each time the US attempts to assassinate a ‘high value target’.

FIVE YEARS AGO the suggestion that within a decade drone strikes would be taking place on a regular basis in multiple countries with little notice by the mainstream media or the general public seemed far-fetched to many.

Today, with drone strikes being undertaken in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq and Syria, and no doubt Libya again too soon (and not to forget the regular sporadic bursts of Israeli strikes in Gaza) such a prediction looks a lot more likely, if not a certainty.

Continuing daily ‘precise’ airstrikes by US, UK and other nations against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria are currently almost invisible in the…

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