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Trail of blood

Print edition : February 17, 2017

President Barack Obama leavomg the White House press briefing room after making a statement that the U.S. was committed to disrupting Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a terrorist group based in Yemen, on October 29, 2010. In September 2011, the U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, his son, and other Al Qaida operatives were killed in a drone attack in Yemen. Photo: AP

The wreckage of a car destroyed by a U.S. drone air strike that targeted suspected Al Qaeda militants in August 2012 in the south-eastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout. Photo: REUTERS

A U.S. drone aircraft lands at Afghanistan's Jalalabad Airport on October 2, 2015. The same year, Obama cleared the sales of armed drones to foreign countries. Photo: AFP

Barack Obama’s legacy as a votary of global peace will remain tainted as targeting of civilians in war zones registered a significant increase during his presidency.
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