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Senator says 4,700 killed in US drone strikes

Senator Linsey Graham, pictured February 13, 2013, said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in bombing raids conducted under America's secretive drone war.A US senator has said an estimated 4,700 people, including some civilians, have been killed in the contentious bombing raids of America's secretive drone war, local media reported Wednesday. It was the first time a lawmaker or any government representative had referred to a total number of fatalities in the drone strikes, which have been condemned by rights groups as extrajudicial assassinations.