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North Waziristan 07/09/2009

TBIJ strike ID: Ob33

Drones hit a vehicle entering the village but a nearby home was caught up in the blast, with three members of a family killed in the evening attack.

Survivor 15-year-old Sadaullah Wazir, who lost both legs and an eye in the strike, later complained to the UN that the attack was unlawful. Senior al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was incorrectly reported killed. He died in June 2011 (see Ob213).

Picture copyright Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

References: Dawn, Der Spiegel, BBC News, SATP, New York Times, Dawn, The News, Reprieve, Al Jazeera English, The News, The News, Wall Street Journal, 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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