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Drone strikes linked to “unprecedented” psychological trauma in Pakistan

A report from the AFP this week finds that the psychological trauma suffered by Pakistanis living under the threat of U.S. drone strikes and Taliban fighting is "unprecedented." An extensive, on the ground study carried out last year by the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic of Stanford Law School and the Global Justice Clinic at the New York University School of Law described the environment of "constant fear" under which Pakistanis in drone-struck regions, such as Waziristan, live. Monday's AFP report notes a "growing number of Pakistanis living in the tribal areas on the Afghan border who ha[ve] suffered from conditions related to depression, anxiety and other mental health problems because of war":

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