In Pakistan, the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIViC) is calling on the U.S. to acknowledge the number of civilians killed by drone attacks. According to the group, about 1,000 civilians have died in drone-related attacks; the U.S. says few civilians have been killed. We talk with the BBC's Aleem Maqbool, in Islamabad, for more on this story.
We asked the CIA about the accusation; a CIA spokesperson sent us this statement:
Without commenting on legal action that may be underway in foreign courts, the CIA’s counterterrorism operations—which are now as aggressive as ever—are precise, lawful, and effective. The agency’s goal is to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups that remain determined to attack the United States and our allies.