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South Waziristan 28/07/2008

TBIJ strike ID: B17

US drones killed al Qaeda’s chemical weapons team and up to five civilians in a strike on a madrasa.

Egyptian chemical weapons expert Abu Khabab al Masri and his colleagues died in the attack. But al Masri’s family was also reportedly killed in the strike. The following day the CIA secretly apologised for the ‘collateral damage’ during a meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister.

References: Long War Journal, Nefa Foundation Al Qaeda announcement PDF, Dawn, Long War Journal, Geo TV, Long War Journal, Los Angeles Times, AFPThe News, The News,, Asia Times OnlineBureau





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CIA drone strikes have killed over 2,500 people in Pakistan; many are described as militants, but some are civilians. This is a record of those who have died in these attacks.

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