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South Waziristan 01/12/2012

TBIJ strike ID: Ob301

Drones hit the Shin Warsak area of South Waziristan, again killing a Yemeni militant.

Abdul Rehman al-Zaman Yemeni died, along with two or three other people. He was described by an anonymous intelligence official as a “mid-level al Qaeda commander, equivalent to a colonel”. The scene of the strike was very close to the site of the previous attack.

Reference: Xinhua, Dawn, Standard-Examiner, Geo TV, The Express Tribune, Long War Journal, AFP, The News, Frontier Post, Voice of America, The Nation (Pakistan), Reuters, PTI, The Nation (Pakistan), DPA, Daily Times, ANI, The News Tribe, The News, The 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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