A picture of war: the CIA’s drone strikes in Pakistan
The Bureau has been recording every reported CIA drone strike in Pakistan. The result is our extensive database which details every known attack and the numbers killed in a covert war that has been bitterly fought since 2004.
Our detailed analysis has found that 344 strikes have killed between 2,562 and 3,325. This number includes at least 474 civilians – though the true figure maybe as high as 881.
So just what do we know? Rather than ask you to sift through thousands of lines of data, we’ve done the hard work for you – and these are the facts we’ve found: