A project tracking drone
deaths in Pakistan

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North Waziristan 14/09/2009

TBIJ strike ID: Ob35

Drones destroyed a car in an explosion that was heard 15 miles away. Five people died, including a senior militant.

Al Qaeda’s Ilyas Kashmiri was wrongly said to have been killed for the second time in a week (see Ob212).

References: Wall Street Journal, Reuters, AFP, BBC News, Reuters, CNN, Dawn, The News, The Nation, The Nation, Geo TV, New York Times





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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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