Monday, March 21, 2011

Drone attacks in Pakistan


US Drone Strike Statistics
YearNumber of Drone StrikesNumber Killed (Min)Number Killed (Max)
2004145
2005267
200622323
200745677
200833273313
200953368724
2010118607993
2011197099
Total2321,4082,242

Timeline

2004–2007

§                     June 18, 2004: 5 including Nek Muhammad Wazir killed in a strike near WanaSouth Waziristan.
§                     May 14, 2005: 2 killed including Haitham al-Yemeni in a strike near the Afghan border in North Waziristan.
§                     November 30, 2005: Al-Qaeda's 3rd in command, Abu Hamza Rabia killed in an attack by CIA drones in Asoray, near Miranshah.
§                     January 13, 2006: Damadola airstrike kills 18 civilians in Bajaur area.
§                     October 30, 2006  destroys a madrassa in Bajaur area and kills 70-80 civilians.
§                     January 16, 2007: Up to 30 people killed in a drone strike in Salamat Keley.
§                     April 26, 2007: 4 killed in the village of Saidgi in N. Waziristan
§                     June 19, 2007: 30 killed in the village of Mami Rogha in N.Waziristan
§                     November 2, 2007: 5 killed in an attack on a madrasah in N. Waziristan

 

2008

§                     January 29, 2008: Al-Qaeda's Abu Laith al-Libi killed in a strike in N.Waziristan along with 11 other people.
§                     February 27, 2008: 12 people killed in a strike near Kalosha village in S.Waziristan.
§                     March 18, 2008: 16 killed in a strike in S. Waziristan
§                     May 14, 2008: 12 including Abu Sulayman Al-Jazairi killed near village of Damadola, Bajaur.
§                     June 14, 2008: US drones fired three missiles, one person killed.
§                     July 28, 2008: Midhat Mursi and 5 other  people killed in S. Waziristan.
§                     August 12, 2008: Nine killed in four strikes in the area near Angore Adda in S. Waziristan.
§                     August 13, 2008: US drone strike on a compound run by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar killed Taliban commander Abdul Rehman, along with Islam Wazir, three Turkmen, and several Arab fighters. Up to 25 people were killed in this strike.
§                     August 20, 2008: US drones fire two missiles that hit a compound in S.Waziristan, killing 8 persons.
§                     August 30, 2008: Missile strike in South Waziristan kills two people.
§                     August 31, 2008: US drones destroy a house in Tappi village in Miranshah, killing 6 people and injuring 8 including 1 woman and 1 child.
§                     September 4, 2008: US drones fired missiles at a house in Char Khel in N. Waziristan killing 4 people.
§                     September 5, 2008: US drones fire three missiles, destroying a house, killing at least six.
§                     September 8, 2008: 23 killed in Daande Darpkhel airstrike, near Miranshah, N. Waziristan.
§                     September 12, 2008: The Miranshah airstrike kills 12 people including three women and two children.
§                     September 17, 2008: US drone attack in Baghar Cheena region of S. Waziristan, 5 killed  including Al Qaeda operative Abu Ubaydah al Tunisi.
§                     September 30, 2008: Six killed in a strike near Mir Ali, N. Waziristan.
§                     October 3, 2008: 21 killed in Two drone attacks hours apart in Datta Khel.
§                     October 9, 2008: US drone strike killed at least 6 in Tappi village near Miranshah, N.Waziristan.
§                     October 11, 2008: 5 people killed and wounds 2 others in  US drone strike at N. Waziristan.
§                     October 16, 2008: Senior Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Habib killed in a strike near Taparghai, South Waziristan, along with five other people.
§                     October 22, 2008: 4 killed in a village near Miranshah by missiles fired from suspected US drone.
§                     October 26, 2008: 20 killed in a strike in South Waziristan.
§                     October 31, 2008: Two missiles fired by US drones kills 7 in Wana, S.Waziristan.
§                     October 31, 2008: 20 killed including Al-Qaeda operative Abu Akash and Mohammad Hasan Khalil al-Hakim (alias Abu Jihad al-Masri) after 4 missiles hit Waziristan.
§                     November 7, 2008: US drones fire four missiles, killing up to 14 militants in Kumsham, North Waziristan.
§                     November 14, 2008: 12 killed in a strike near Miranshah.
§                     November 19, 2008: Abdullah Azam al-Saudi and 4 other people are killed in Bannu district.
§                     November 22, 2008: British Al-Qaeda operative Rashid Rauf and 4 others including Abu Zubair al-Masri killed in a strike in North Waziristan.
§                     November 29, 2008: US drone strike on Miranshah, North Waziristan kills 3 people.
§                     December 11, 2008: US drone strike in Azam Warzak, South Waziristan, kills 7 people.
§                     December 15, 2008: US drone strike in Tapi Tool region near Miram Shah, North Waziristan kills 2.
§                     December 22, 2008: At least 8 killed in South Waziristan by suspected US drone strike.

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