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South Waziristan 12/08/2008

TBIJ strike ID: B18

Taliban commanders and five civilians died when CIA drones destroyed a house and hujra, killing at least a dozen people.

A leaked secret US report said Predator drones ‘killed foreign fighters and militants associated with HVT [high value targets] Usama al Kini and commander Nazir’. However an internal record of drone strikes collected by the local political administration said this was a ‘NATO/ANA [Afghan National Army] attack’ which killed ’12 locals’.

References: Long War Journal, Geo TV, Reuters, The News, US secret memo, The News, Bureau

12-25

Died

9

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Victims of this strike

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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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