U.N. Rights Chief calls for Drone probe

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The U.N.’s human rights commissioner called for an investigation of civilian casualties in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan yesterday; as Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the aerial attacks would continue. “Drone attacks do raise serious questions about compliance with international law,” the U.N.’s Navi Pillay told a news conference in Islamabad, according to AFP. It was the U.N.’s strongest condemnation yet of President Obama’s remote control war that has killed four top al-Qaida commanders in recent months and scores of bystanders. “I see the indiscriminate killings and injuries of civilians, in any circumstances, as human rights violations,” she said. “So therefore I stress the importance of investigating such cases and ensuring compensation and redress to the victims,” she said 

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