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US senator says drones death toll is 4700

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London Telegraph [1]
Feb 21, 2013

It was the first time a politician or any government representative had referred to a total number of fatalities in the drone strikes, which have been condemned by rights groups as extrajudicial assassinations.

The toll from hundreds of drone-launched missile strikes against suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere has remained a mystery, as US officials refuse to publicly discuss any details of the covert campaign.

But Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch supporter of the drone raids, openly cited a number that exceeds some independent estimates of the death toll.

“We’ve killed 4,700,” Mr Graham was quoted as saying by the Easley Patch, a local website covering the small town of Easley in South Carolina.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9884667/US-senator-says-drones-death-toll-is-4700.html

[2] U.S. Drones Kill 45 In Pakistan; 2nd Highest Death Toll Ever: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-drones-kill-45-in-pakistan-2nd-highest-death-toll-ever.html

[3] Leaked report shows high civilian death toll from CIA drone strikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/leaked-report-shows-high-civilian-death-toll-from-cia-drone-strikes.html

[4] ‘This is not our country any more’: Gun battles rage in Egypt as death toll continues to rise: http://www.prisonplanet.com/this-is-not-our-country-any-more-gun-battles-rage-in-egypt-as-death-toll-continues-to-rise.html

[5] US military death toll in Afghanistan hits 2,000: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-military-death-toll-in-afghanistan-hits-2000.html

[6] Death Toll Surpasses 1600, 9500 Missing In One Region: http://www.prisonplanet.com/death-toll-surpasses-1600-9500-missing-in-one-region.html

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