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North Waziristan 31/12/2009

TBIJ strike ID: Ob52

A senior Taliban commander and others, including three civilians, were killed in the first drone strike since the bombing of a CIA base in Afghanistan. 

Pakistan Taliban (TTP) and al Qaeda had launched a joint attack on Camp Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan, killing seven CIA agents, private contractors and a Jordanian spy. This was the first attack to go after those responsible. Though a militant commander died, so did three civilians according to a complaint put before the UN a year later.

References: BBC News, Dawn, Dawn, Long War Journal, Geo TV, Asian Tribune, CNN, AFP, SATP, AFP, The Nation, Woxmobile, Mullahmilitarymedia, Reprieve, Reprieve, first FIR report, second FIR report, Daily Mail, al Jazeera

3-7

Died

4

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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