Nearly 400 civilians killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan: UNThe latest findings by United Nations has revealed at least 400 civilians have been killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan.

According to Ben Emmerson, UN special rapporteur, the latest report does not include details of overall US drone strikes as gathering direct data on individual drone strikes had taken longer than expected.

The investigation was launched ealier in January this year, and the investigation was expected to complete by autom. However, Ben Emmerson said that his report would not be complete until next year.

Pakistan government sources quoted in the report have said that nearly 400 civilians have been killed in US drone strikes, which makes almost 18 percent of drone strikes casualties during the past one decade.

According to the Pakistani officials, at least 2200 people have been killed during the past one decade in US drone strikes. “Officials indicated that, owing to underreporting and obstacles to effective investigation, those figures were likely to be an underestimate,” Ben Emmerson quoted by Telegraph said.

United Nations has also revealed that 31 civilians have been killed in drone strikes in the past 18 months in Afghanistan, while 12-18 civilians have been killed in Yemen.

The latest report on US drone strikes, offering a review of the legality of drone strikes and an analysis of the number of civilian casualties, will be e debated at the UN next week


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.