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deaths in Pakistan

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South Waziristan 23/01/2009

TBIJ strike ID: Ob2

Only civilians perished in the second drone strike of Barack Obama’s presidency. It reportedly hit the wrong house.

NGO Civilian Victims in Conflict acquired an internal letter between senior political figures in the tribal administration that shows the day after the attack they knew civilians had died.

References: Dawn, Dawn, The Times, Civic (pdf), Foreign Policy, Daily Times, Washington Post, Geo TV, Long War Journal, BBC, Guardian, Salon, The News, The News, Newsweek, Bureau

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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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