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ACLU | Jonathan Manes | July 19, 2011

For well over a year now, the ACLU has been urging the government to level with the public about the number of civilians that are being killed in its drone strike/targeted killing operations. The government has been tight-lipped — refusing even to confirm or deny the existence of any records relating to civilian casualties in CIA drone strikes. Last month, however, John Brennan, the White House’s top counterterrorism advisor broke this silence, telling reporters that “in the last year ‘there hasn’t been a single collateral death because of the exceptional proficiency, precision of the capabilities that we’ve been able to develop.'” (more…)

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By CNN

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A female suicide bomber killed 16 people and wounded 40 Sunday when she detonated her explosives in a crowded area of central Baquba, police there said.

A woman reacts as she views the scene of a Sunday suicide bombing in Baquba.

A woman reacts as she views the scene of a Sunday suicide bombing in Baquba.


Police, women and children were among the casualties, according to the Diyala Military Operations command. (more…)

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