U.S. drone strikes target civilian rescuers and funerals in Pakistan

February 9, 2012

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Pakistani villagers carry the casket of a person reportedly killed by a U.S. drone attack in Pakistani tribal area of Mir Ali.

Though the CIA's drone campaign is meant to target suspected militants in Pakistan, a new report says it's also killing dozens of civilians. The report, released by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, says that U.S. drones have hit civilians who, for instance, rushed to rescue victims or were attending funerals.

According to the report, as many as 535 civilians have been killed -- including more than 60 children -- since the day President Obama took office. Worldview discusses the report with Chris Woods, head of the drones investigation team for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.