September 4, 2013
American drone strikes are believed to have killed at least 3000 people in the past 10 years and cut a swath through the senior ranks of militant groups along the Afghan border with Pakistan.
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the fugitive former intelligence contractor, and given to The Washington Post show the lengths al-Qaeda has gone to in order to counter the deadly drones.
In July 2010, a US spy agency intercepted communications suggesting senior al-Qaeda leaders had sent a guide to operatives around the world advising on how to “anticipate and defeat” unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:23 am