Huge Portrait Of Pakistani Girl Takes Aim At Drone Operators

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April 08, 2014 AT 5:30 AM
Activists say a huge portrait of a girl has been unfurled in a Pakistani field, as part of an effort to communicate directly with Predator drone operators and humanize innocent victims of American strikes. The picture, laid out in a field in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region 10 days ago, is of a girl who activists say lost her parents in a drone strike. Shahzad Akbar, an anti-drone activist who works with international rights group Reprieve, said “This idea of us visually connecting locals with drone operators is two years old." Two years ago, the collective distributed posters in the tribal area of Waziristan, the hardest hit region.