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Drones: Instruments of State Terror

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"These missiles are very powerful. They destroy human beings."

"There is nobody left and small pieces left behind. Pieces. Whatever is left is just little pieces of bodies and cloth."

A doctor who treated drone victims described how "skin is burned so that you can't tell cattle from humans." Another family survivor at the same site said his father was killed. "The entire place looked as if it was burned completely, so much so that even (the victims') own clothes had burnt." 

"All the stones in the vicinity had become black." Ahmed Jan lost his foot last March. He discussed challenges rescuers face in identifying bodies, saying: 

"People were trying to find the body parts. We find the body parts of some people, but sometimes we do not find anything." It's incinerated and gone.

Rescuers, community and family members, and humanitarian workers are vulnerable. Parents keep children at home. With good reason, they're traumatized. Fear grips everyone.

Families who lost loved ones or their homes now struggle to survive.

Official statements about drone killing keeping America safer are false.

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