US drone strikes unpopular across globe, finds survey

Islamabad, July 19 (ANI): The Obama administration's use of drone strikes against terrorist groups has been condemned across the world, according to a new survey.

The Pew Research Centre, which conducted a survey on the issue in 39 countries, found that more than half of the respondents in 31of these countries disapproved of US drone attacks against extremist groups.

The report noted that in most of the nations polled, there continues to be extensive opposition to the American drone campaign against extremist leaders and organizations.

According to Dawn News, the poll found that in 31 nations, at least half disapprove of the US conducting drone missile strikes targeting extremists in places such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

At least three-in-four hold this view in 15 countries, including nations from the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

The only three countries where majorities support the drone campaign are Israel at 64 percent, Kenya 56 percent and the United States at 61 percent.(ANI)


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