The family members of US citizens killed during drone strikes in Yemen have sued top Pentagon and CIA officials.
In Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, civil libertarians and grieving families seek justice for the death of overseas terror suspects both US citizens killed during a drone strike in Yemen.
The case alleges that on 30 September, 2011, Anwar who was placed on a special kill list by the US was killed during a drone strike along with Samir Khan. Two weeks later Anwar’s teenage son was killed in a strike 200 miles away.
According to a report in The Guardian, the families alleged that the killings violate d fundamental rights guaranteed to US citizens. Along with Panetta, CIA Chief David Petraues and two other military commanders have also been named in the case.
Asian Defence News