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North Waziristan 14/04/2013

TBIJ strike ID: Ob316

Drones hit at sunset, killing at least four people in the first strike for 24 days.

Less than a week after the strike, two alleged militants discussing the attack on Twitter claimed al Qaeda’s intelligence chief Abu Ubaydah Abdullah al Adam had died in the attack. This was the first CIA drone strike since Pakistan’s caretaker prime minister was chosen for the run-up to the May 11 general election. 

References: CNN, Express Tribune, Frontier Post, Geo TV, Dawn, Xinhua, The News, AFP, NBC News, The Nation, IANS, PTI, Associated Press, The News Tribe, Associated Press, Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KUNA, EFE, GNA, SANA, Long War Journal, The News

4-6

Died

1

Named

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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