US drone strikes ineffective: Study
London: Just one in 50 victims of "surgical" US drone strikes in Pakistan are known militants, a report claimed Tuesday.
The use of drones in the covert war run by the US against violent Islamists has been documented in a new report by legal experts at Stanford and New York universities, The Independent reported Tuesday.
The product of nine months` research and more than 130 interviews, it is one of the most exhaustive attempts by academics to understand - and evaluate - Washington`s drone wars.
And their verdict is damning.
Throughout the 146-page report, the authors condemn drone strikes for their ineffectiveness, according to the newspaper.
Despite assurances the attacks are "surgical", researchers found barely two percent of their victims are known militants and that the idea that the strikes make the world a safer place for the US is "ambiguous at best".
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Grief stricken people shout slogans as Kalam's body carried out of hospital
- Punjab: Gurdaspur gunbattle ends, all terrorists killed
- Mumbai blasts case: Maharashtra govt opposes Yakub Memon's mercy plea in SC
- PM Modi condoles APJ Abdul Kalam's death
- Kalam's advisor recalls his last moments with the great scientist
- Politicos mourn death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, hail him as 'Missile Man of India'
- FORMER PRESIDENT OF INDIA APJ ABDUL KALAM PASSES AWAY
- When UN declared Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's 79th birthday as World Students' Day
- Gurdaspur terror attack: Blow-by-blow account
- SC hearing on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's curative plea