Former Al Jazeera Islamabad bureau chief Ahmad Zaidan and freelance journalist Bilal Kareem filed a joint lawsuit in opposition to US President Donald Trump over allegedly being stored on the so-called “Kill Record,” which accommodates people focused by the United States for lethal drone strikes over their alleged affiliation with terrorist organizations.
MOSCOW – In Might 2015, records data leaked to the media by whistle blower Edward Snowden confirmed that Zaidan was positioned on a US watch record of suspected terrorists as a member of al-Qaeda in 2012.
Zaidan performed a sequence of interviews with senior members of al-Qaeda, together with Osama bin Laden, and is one of the solely two journalists that interviewed bin Laden earlier than the occasions of September 11, 2001.
Regardless of being added to the “Kill Record” underneath Barack Obama’s presidency, Zaidanand Kareem determined to file the lawsuit in opposition to Trump, as neither had been eliminated from the record.
The figures, in accordance to the Bureau, do not embody the numbers of these killed in lively battlefields.
Official White Home information estimates the quantity of civilian casualties to be up to 116..