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North Waziristan 01/12/2005

TBIJ strike ID: B4

Five died in a strike on Mohammad Siddiq’s house. Siddiq survived but his two children were among the dead.

Photographer Hayatullah Khan recorded substantial proof of US involvement in the strike: the remains of a Hellfire missile. Khan was kidnapped in December 2005 and murdered by unknown assailants. His widow blamed Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI. Khan’s brother at one point also accused US forces of holding his brother prior to his death. His widow was assassinated in 2007.

More information on this strike.

References: Christian Science Monitor, Dawn, Dawn, Dawn, CNN, Family Security Matters, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Fox News, Foreign Policy, UN Special Rapporteur, secret US diplomatic cable, The News, Daily Times, Campaign to Protect Journalists, Christian Science Monitor, BBC, Daily Times





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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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