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North Waziristan 17/03/2011

TBIJ strike ID: Ob202

US officials maintained the dead in this strike were legitimate targets. But it became clear it was a catastrophic drone strike killing scores of civilians.

As many as 42 people, including local police officers and tribal elders, had gathered to resolve a local dispute over a nearby chromite mine. The Pakistan Army regional commander had given the elders permission to hold the jirga. The attack came two days after Pakistan released a CIA contractor from a Lahore jail. Raymond Davis had been arrested for killing two men on the streets of the city.

Picture credit Noor Behram

References: Pakistan Ministry of Defence, Dawn, Pakistan Foreign Ministry, Dawn, BBC News, Daily Mail, New York Times, Al Jazeera English, CNN, The News, Express Tribune, Geo TV, Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal, AFP, Xinhua, AFP, CNN, BBC News, Long War Journal, AP, The Economist, New York Times, Reprieve, The Bureau, Leigh, Day & Co, Nieman Watchdog, The Bureau, Stanford/NYU Living Under Drones, Toronto Star, Huffington Post

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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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