The US has stepped up its drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, a new report by a Pakistani Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) says.
The Islamabad-based NGO, Conflict Monitoring Center, revealed the details of the deaths by US drone attacks in its annual report.
The report gives detailed accounts on how the CIA killed innocent people merely on the suspicion of being militants.
In 2010, the CIA carried out an unprecedented 132 drone attacks in tribal areas, claiming the lives of 938 people, it said.
The Conflict Monitoring Center points out that none of the media organizations throughout last year reported on body counts from independent sources.
Many analysts believe the geo-strategic game plan of the US has turned out to be counterproductive.
The year 2010 was one of the deadliest years for civilians living in the tribal regions, as the number of drone strikes exceeded the combined number of such attacks carried out from 2004 to 2009.
The report states that 2,052 people lost their lives in drone strikes during the 5-year period between 2004 and 2009. The rising civilian causalities have left behind many tragic stories in the tribal areas.
The reaction of Pakistani people against the frequent use of drone strikes is finally gathering momentum.