President Barack Obama’s government said on Friday it mistakenly killed up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not at war, a major disclosure likely to inflame debate about targeted killings and use of drones.
The total, released by the U.S. director of national intelligence, is far lower than estimates by non-governmental organizations. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Bernard Orr)
... in 2011 and 2012 there were at least 54 U.S. drone strikes and other attacks reported in Yemen, killing a minimum of 293 people, including 55 civilians, according to figures compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. In Somalia, there were at least three attacks, resulting in the deaths of at minimum six people.