Germany: Relatives of Yemeni drone strike victims fight for justice in German court

A high-profile court case initiated by the relatives of US drone strike victims began in Cologne, Wednesday. Prosecutors accuse the German government of complicity in the strikes after reports emerged that a US military base in Ramstein operates as a satellite transit point to relay information from Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia to Nevada, USA. Among those involved in the case is Faisal bin Ali Jaber, who lost both his brother-in-law and nephew on August 29, 2012, when a drone strike ravaged the Yemeni village of Khashamir. With over 16,000 military personnel operating at the base, Ramstein is one of the biggest US military bases outside of American soil. German and US officials have downplayed its role in US drone warfare

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