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B117-Jun-04Wana21:45:00South WaziristanNek Mohammed686-85222Unknown22LikelyFirst known drone strike in Pakistan kills 7, including Taliban leader and 2 children. Wana, South Waziristan.First known fatal US drone strike inside Pakistan. The target, local Taliban commander Nek Mohammed (linked to an assassination plot against General Musharraf) died. Also killed were four other alleged Taliban: Sher Zaman Ashrafkhel, Fakhar Zaman and Azmat Khan. Two sons of Sher Zaman aged 10 and 16 also died. Pakistan initially claimed the attack. Wana, South Waziristan.
B28-May-05Toorikhel2:00:00North WaziristanHaitham al-Yemeni2221 al-QaedaLikelyTwo killed, including al Qaeda operative, near Mir Ali, North Waziristan.Target Haitham al-Yemeni (al Qaeda explosives expert) and car passenger Samiullah Khan killed. Yemeni had been under US surveillance for “months”, and it is unclear why attempts were not made to capture him. Toorikhel, near Mir Ali, North Waziristan.
B35-Nov-05MosakiNorth WaziristanAbu Hamza Rabia8880484-811133Failed strike against Al Qaeda official kills 8 including 3 children. Mosaki, North Waziristan.Failed strike against Abu Hamza Rabia ('al Qaeda Number 3') destroys his house and kills eight, including Rabia's wife and three children, all girls. Hamza himself was reported wounded in the leg. Mosaki, North Waziristan.B4
B41-Dec-05Haisori1:45:00North WaziristanAbu Hamza Rabia5551 al-Qaeda22222Three Al Qaeda killed along with two children. Haisori, North Waziristan.Target Abu Hamza Rabia (al Qaeda) was killed along with four others, including two ‘foreign militants’ (Suleiman al-Moghrabi and Amer Azizi – linked to Madrid train bombings). Also dead are two children - an 8-year old and a 17-year old, Rabia's son. First speculation by the media of multiple Predator drones taking part in an attack. Photographer Hayatullah Khan (subsequently murdered) records remains of US Hellfire missile at site. Haisori or Assoray, North Waziristan.B3; B39
B56-Jan-06SaidgaiNorth Waziristan888033399911Eight killed, including two women and a child. Saigdai, North Waziristan.Attack on an unnamed 'Al Qaeda official' by US helicopters and a drone. House of Maulvi Noor Mohammad destroyed. Eight locals are reported killed including two women and one child. Report that 'US soldiers’ take away two tribesmen following strike. Saigdai, North Waziristan.B10
B613-Jan-06DamadolaBajaur AgencyAyman al-Zawahiri; Abu Khabab al-Masri; Abd Rahman al-Masri al-Maghribi; Abu Ubeidah al-Masri; Marwan al-Suri; Khalid Habib; Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi131813-180-4131813-1855Failed strike on al Qaeda – with none killed despite initial claims. Up to 22 people die, most or all civilians, including five children. Damadola, Bajaur Agency.Despite initial reports that all victims were al Qaeda or Taliban, including six commanders, later reports suggested that most or all of the dead were civilians, including 14 from one family, and five children. Damadola, Bajaur Agency.

Reported killed:
Abu Khabab al-Masri (WMD committee head) – false, see B19
Abd Rahman al-Masri al-Maghribi (al-Zawahiri's son-in-law, al Qaeda commander) - unlikely
Abu Ubeidah al-Masri (Kunar operations chief) – false – died of natural causes 2008
Marwan al-Suri (Waziristan operations chief) – false
Khalid Habib (southeastern Afghanistan commander) - false
Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi (southwestern Afghanistan commander) – false – captured entering Iraq late 2006
B730-Oct-06ChenegaiBajaur AgencyMaulvi Liaqat828282808180-81696982 killed, including up to 69 children, in attack on religious school in Chenegai, Bajaur Agency.Attack on a madrassa (allegedly a ‘Taliban training camp’ according to some Pakistan army officials). The school, run by Maulvi Liaqat (killed), is destroyed and results in 82 deaths. As many as 69 are children – all individually named by The News newspaper. The attack leads to uproar in Bajaur, on a day that local militants were expected to sign a peace agreement with Pakistan. Chenegai, Bajaur Agency.
B816-Jan-07Zamazola6:55:00South Waziristan888080-8UnknownEight killed, reportedly Taliban or innocent woodcutters. Zamzola, South Waziristan.A likely joint drone and Pakistani helicopter strike on a ‘Taliban facility'. Initial claims of 30 Taliban killed were lowered to eight deaths, who villagers insist that they were all innocent woodcutters. The nephew and son of local Awaz Khan were reported among the dead. Zamzola, South Waziristan.
B927-Apr-07Saidgai3:30:00North WaziristanMaulvi Noor Mohammed4440-4444333Four killed, reportedly all named civilians, in Danda Saidgi, North Waziristan.Attack on a house and madrassa kills four and injures three. Locals deny the dead were bomb-making militants – and name them as Zahidullah, Abdul Ghafoor, Jan Mohammad Mehsud and Dilawar. Danda Saidgi, North Waziristan.
B1019-Jun-07Mami Rogha10:30:00North Waziristan203420-34Possibly101510-15Possibly20-34 killed in attack on madrassa, including ‘foreigners’. One report of children among dead. Mami Rogha, North Waziristan.Attack on a madrassa kills 20-34 with 18 'foreigners' (Chechen, Uzbek and Arab) reported among dead. Some suggestion that children are also killed. Mami Rogha, North Waziristan.
B112-Nov-07Danda Darpakhel13:30:00North WaziristanJalalludin Haqqani5105-105-106126-12Attack kills 5-10 alleged Haqqani militants. Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan.First recorded attack ?? on the Haqqani Network (involved in attacks on US forces in Afghanistan) kills at least five alleged militants and wounds 6-12 (the injured include caretaker Noor Khan Mehsud. Dandi Darpakhel, near Miram Shah, North Waziristan.
B123-Dec-07Jani KhelBannu FrontierShaykh Issa al-Masri00Unknown111Strike injures al Qaeda local leader in Jani Khel, Bannu.Strike injures Egyptian al Qaeda leader and ideologue Shaykh Issa al-Masri, Details later emerge via leaked US intelligence document. Jani Khel, Bannu.
B1329-Jan-08Mir AliNorth WaziristanAbu Laith al-Libi131513-154 al-Qaeda55533NoAl Qaeda militants killed along with two women and three children in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.Abu Laith al-Libi, senior al Qaeda figure killed along with 12-14 others including Abu Obeida Tawari al-Obeidi, Abu Adel al-Kuwaiti, and Abdel Ghaffar al-Darnawi in drone strike at 'Al Qaeda summit'. Two women and three children – relatives of house owner Madad Khan –reported killed. Salam Kot, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.
B1428-Feb-08Azam Warsak2:00:00South Waziristan8138-13050-5161616Unlikely8-13 killed, including possibly students, in strike on Kaloosha, North Waziristan.An attack on a madrassa kills 8-13, eight of whom are reported as militants (four described as ‘Arab’s, two as Chechen). The US later secretly claimed the dead were “foreign Al Qaeda trainees.” Locals say some students were killed. Kaloosha, South WaziristanB21; B22
B1516-Mar-08Dhook Pir Bagh15:10:00South WaziristanHaqqani8168-16444999Al Qaeda militant and 15 others killed in strike on Dhook Pir Bagh, South Waziristan.Attack on Haqqani Network kills 8-16 alleged militants. Mid level al Qaeda leader Dr Arshad Waheed dies. Leaked US intel document simply claims, “more Al Qaeda trainees were killed.” Dhook Pir Bagh, South Waziristan.
B1614-May-08Damadola20:45:00Bajaur AgencyAbu Sulayman al-Jazairi121512-154-11 (1 al-Qaeda)373-799933PossibleFailed attack on al Qaeda expert kills up to 15, including three children. Damadola, Bajaur.Strike on house and mosque in Damadola, Bajaur allegedly kills Abu Salayman Jazairi, al Qaeda weapons expert (actually killed April 2009). Up to 15 die including 4-11 militants. Reports that women and three children also died. Pakistan's PM condemns attack.B6; O14
B1714-Jun-08MakeenSouth WaziristanBaitullah Mehsud1110-1YesOne killed in strike on Makeen, South Waziristan.An attack aimed at Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud in his home town of Makeen, South Waziristan. One killed.
B1828-Jul-08ZeralitaSouth WaziristanAbu Khabab al-Masri7127-124 al-Qaeda484-833333NoFour named al Qaeda reported killed, along with a woman, three boys and up to seven others. Zeralita, South Waziristan.Strike on seminary in Zeralita, South Waziristan kills al Qaeda 'chemical weapons team': leader Abu Khabab al-Masri; Abu Mohammad Ibrahim bin Abi al Faraj al Masri, a religious leader, Abdul Wahhab al Masri and Abu Islam al Masri. Three young boys and a woman also reported killed. CIA secretly apologises next day for 'collateral damage' .B6
B1912-Aug-08BhaggarSouth WaziristanAbdul Rehman132513-252555044PossiblyUp to 25 killed, including two named Taliban. Women and children reported among casualties. Bhagar, South Waziristan.Rare attack on Hezb-i-Islami allegedly kills Taliban commander Abdul Rehman, Islam Wazir and 11-23 others. Bhagar, South Waziristan, (NB an Abdul Rahman killed in NATO Afghanistan airstrike 4/9/2009) Secret CIA report claims:”Predator killed foreign fighters and militants associated with HVT Usama Al-Kini and commander Nazir.” Women and children reported among injured and dead.
B2020-Aug-08Zari Noor19:00:00South WaziristanHaqqani; al-Qaeda8128-12Unknown555UnlikelyUp to twelve killed in attack on alleged militant house. Zari Noor, South Waziristan.8-12 killed in attack in Zari Noor, Wana, South Waziristan. Target possibly militant Yaqub Wazir, playing key role in peace agreements with Pakistan military. Secret US report claims, “a drone killed and injured multiple foreign Al Qaeda members and local associates, including some Haqqani Network associates. An Al Qaeda facilitator (house owner) Haji Yacoub was injured.”B14; B21
B2127-Aug-08Ganki KhelSouth Waziristanal-Qaeda0000000444Attack injures four. Ganki Khel, South Waziristan.Secret US paper identifies failed attack: “a Predator attempted to target an Al Qaeda-associated meeting but missed target. It did not cause collateral damage.” In fact missile reportedly hits house of Sardali Khan, wounding a woman, two boys and a girl. Gankikhel, South Waziristan
B2230-Aug-08Korzai16:30:00South Waziristanal-QaedaArab-Canadians5552-5 al-Qaeda444UnlikelyFive killed including two Arab-Canadians. Korzai, South Waziristan.At least five killed, including two Arab-Canadians, in attack on house of Noor Khan Wazir. Secretly US claims “strike killed Al Qaeda paramilitary operatives subordinate to Al Qaeda commander and East Africa Embassy bomber Usama Al Kini.” Korzai, South Waziristan.B14; B20
B2330-Aug-08Miram ShahNorth Waziristanal-Qaeda6662228881YesWoman and child killed along with four suspected militants, including two ‘commanders’. Ghundi, North Waziristan.Six killed including militants, a woman and a little girl; eight were also injured. The US secretly claimed “two [unnamed] prominent al Qaeda paramilitary commanders” die, with no mention of civilian casualties. Tappi/ Ghundi village near Miram Shah, North Waziristan
B242-Sep-08UnknownNorth WaziristanAbu Wafa al-Saudial-Qaeda4104-104-10Attack in unknown location kills 4-10 ‘al Qaeda’.According to a secret US report, “A Predator killed four to 10 persons associated with Al Qaeda commander and logistician Abu Wafa Al Saudi”. Location unknown – likely North Waziristan.B25
B254-Sep-08Mohammad Khel16:00:00North WaziristanAbu Wafa al-Saudial-Qaeda575-71-5 al-Qaeda343-4Named al Qaeda militant killed along with 4-6 others. Momadkhel, North Waziristan.Drones kill al Qaeda logistician Abu Wafa al Saudi along with 4-6 others (reported as all Arabs) in attack on the house of Farman Dawar in Momadkhel, NorthWaziristan.B24
B265-Sep-08GurwakNorth WaziristanHaqqani; al-Qaeda7127-125-777744Three women and four children killed in attack on two houses in Miranshah, North Waziristan. Five ‘militants’ also reported killed by some sources. Gurwak, North Waziristan.Three women and four children killed in attack on two houses in Miranshah, North Waziristan. Five ‘militants’ also reported killed by some sources. Gurwak, North Waziristan. VB27
B278-Sep-08Miram ShahNorth WaziristanJalalludin HaqqaniHaqqani; al-Qaeda2323234 al-Qaeda1414At least 14202520-2588No (possibly tacit by Gilani)At least 14 civilians, mostly girls, killed with nine others including four named militants. Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan.Major strike kills Abu Haris, Al Qaeda’s chief in Pakistan; Saudis Abdullah and Abu Hamza; Zain Ul Abu Qasim aka Hakaimi, an Egyptian Al Qaeda chief and 21 others. Among the dead are many family members of Taliban leader Jalaluddin Haqqani including eight grandchildren (mostly girls), two wives, his sister, sister-in-law and other relatives. Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan. The US secretly admits deaths: “a Predator killed several Haqqani sub-commanders and a number of Arabs. Members of the extended Haqqani family were killed.”B26
B2812-Sep-08Tol Khel6:30:00North WaziristanQari Imranal-Qaeda121512-15141414Likely12-15 alleged militants killed in Tol Khel, North Waziristan.Attack kills 12 'rebel fighters' of local al-Badr group and wounds 14. US secretly claims “a Predator killed 10 to 15 militants associated with Al Qaeda facilitator Qari Imran’s training camp.” Tol Khel, North Waziristan.
B2917-Sep-08Baghar CheenaSouth WaziristanTaliban; al-Qaeda474-7333Yes4-7 killed including possible named al Qaeda. Baghar Cheena, South Waziristan.Seven killed and three injured. The last dated entry for the secret US intel report notes: “a Predator killed 4-6 militants delivering rockets to a militant camp near the Afghan border and probably HVT Abu Ubaydh Al Tunisi.” No new records of al Tunisi being active. Baghar Cheena, South Waziristan.
B3030-Sep-08Khushali23:30:00South WaziristanTaliban; al-Qaeda484-80-80-89994-8 killed, 9 injured in attack on Toorikhel, North Waziristan.After tribesmen fire on three drones circling the village of Toorikhel, North Waziristan, a machine attacks killing 4-8 (reported as ‘mostly Middle eastern and Central Asian’) and wounding nine.O1
B313-Oct-08Datta Khel5:30:00North WaziristanHaqqani33333355511Two women and a child killed in a strike on two houses in Datta Khel, North Waziristan.Two women and a child killed in a strike on two houses in Datta Khel, North Waziristan, which also injured five men. Some reports claimed it as a NATO airstrike rather than drone attack.B32
B323-Oct-08Datta Khel23:30:00North Waziristanal-Badr162116-2116595-93316-21 killed including a woman and three children. Datta Khel, North Waziristan.Up to 16 alleged 'foreign militants' from the al Badr group killed. Also reported dead (incorrectly) is Taliban leader Abdur Rehman (again reported killed in June 2011). Killed alongside him are Afghan national Wanar Jan, a woman and three children. Datta Khel, North Waziristan.B31
B339-Oct-08Tati22:00:00North WaziristanHafiz Sahar GulHaqqani999595-92233-4Five women and children killed alongside four 'Arabs'. Miram Shah, North Waziristan.Attack aimed at a meeting of al Qaeda and Taliban leaders kills nine including 4 'Arabs' and the wife and three children of local Taliban commander Hafiz Sahar Gul, and an unknown woman. Tati, Miram Shah, North Waziristan. There are claims that the ISI warned those at meeting to flee. Tati, Miranshah, North Waziristan.
B3411-Oct-08Miram ShahNorth Waziristan555050-5222The house of Rahmat Jahan is attacked killing five and wounding two. Miram Shah, North Waziristan.The house of Rahmat Jahan is attacked killing five and wounding two. Miram Shah, North Waziristan.
B3516-Oct-08TaparghaiSouth WaziristanKhalid Habibal-Qaeda595-91 al-Qaeda leader444777Named al Qaeda leader killed along with 4 militants and 4 civilians. Tapargai, South Waziristan.Egyptian Khalid Habib, Al Qaeda's chief of external operations, was reported killed in his parked vehicle along with four militants. But a local Pakistani intelligence source also said that four civilians were also killed and seven injured when three nearby houses were damaged. Tapargai, South Waziristan.B18
B3623-Oct-08Danda Darpakhel2:30:00North WaziristanHaqqani101010070-7111111PossiblyUnlikely10 killed, possibly including children, in attack on Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan.An attack on a seminary linked to the Haqqani Network killed ten. Some reports say all killed were militants, naming some: ‘Mirza Ali Khan, Eid Muhammad from Wana in South Waziristan, Qadir Khan and Gul Wali Shah, residents of Azam Warsak, a town near Wana, and Salim Gul and Abdul Wali hailing from Dawar tribe in North Waziristan’. Other reports say seven students aged 12-18 were killed, with 11 people wounded (three named as Sangeen, Bekhtullah and Rehmatullah) in Danda Darpakhel, Miramshah, North Waziristan.
B3726-Oct-08MandataSouth WaziristanMaulvi NazirNazir152015-20474-722200-3Failed strike on Haji Omar kills 20, including at least 4 civilians. Mandata, South Waziristan.An attack on Maulvi Nazir's network kills '20 militants'. Haji Omar aka Mohammed Omar was falsely reported killed (Ob51 – 31/12/09). Two of his brothers, Elda Jan and Shakum, and three nephews died; nearby homes were also damaged. Prime Minister Gilani subsequently issued a formal protest to the US Ambassador. Mandata, South Waziristan.O51
B3831-Oct-08Asori20:30:00North WaziristanAbu Jihad al-Masri; Abdur Rehman abu Akashal-Qaeda4244-241 al-Qaeda0200-20Between 4-24 killed, possibly including civilians, in failed attack on al Qaeda targets. Mir Ali, North Waziristan.An attack allegedly killed al Qaeda’s propaganda boss Abu Jihad al Masri and leader Abu Kasha. Both appear to be still alive. The house of Amanullah is set on fire in the attack, which also destroys a vehicle. Civilians may have died in the strike – though some reports contest the high casualty numbers. Mir Ali, North Waziristan.B4; O1
B3931-Oct-08Kari Kot22:00:00South WaziristanMaulvi NazirNazir4124-12303030Up to 12 killed and named Taliban leader wounded in strike on Kari Kot, Wana, South Waziristan.Up to twelve killed (including six ‘foreigners’) and thirty injured in a major strike against local Taliban leader Maulvi Nazir (himself wounded). The house of Faz-e-Haq was destroyed. Kari Kot, Wana, South Waziristan.O1
B407-Nov-08KumshamNorth WaziristanHafiz Gul BahadarTaliban; al-Qaeda111411-14666171717NoUp to 14 killed, including ‘Westerners and US citizens’. Kumsham, Miramshah, North Waziristan.An attack on a training facility of Hafiz Gul Bahadar (in a peace deal with Pakistan) killed up to fourteen militants. The CIA later told Pakistan’s president that “many Westerners, including US citizens” died in the strike – details the CIA continues to keep secret. Kumsham, Miramshah, North Waziristan.
B4114-Nov-08GaryomNorth WaziristanHakimullah Mehsud; Baitullah MehsudTaliban; al-Qaeda111311-130-53113-1122At least 21YesLikely11-13 killed including at least three civilians. Garyom, North Waziristan.Up to thirteen killed including Amir Khan, owner of the house and up to nine ‘foreigners’. At least three of the dead were later identified as Khan’s relatives. A single report claimed that eleven members of one family died.
Garyom, borders of North and South Waziristan.
B4219-Nov-08Jani Khel3:30:00Bannu FrontierAbdullah Azzam al-SaudiTaliban; al-Qaeda464-61 al-Qaeda leader777LikelyNamed al Qaeda operative killed with up to five others in attack outside FATA which causes uproar. Jani Khel, Bannu.This second strike outside FATA (although the first publicly known), and probably aimed at the Quetta Shura, killed al Qaeda's Abdullah Azzam al Saudi; and "at least" five others including two "foreigners" and a local man named as Rafiullah. The strike hit the house of a ‘Taliban militant’ named Dilber. Jani Khel, Bannu, NWFP. The attack provokes Pakistani outrage. In a secret cable, the US Ambassador wrote back to Washington: “The first strike within ‘Pakistan proper’ is seen as a watershed event, and the media is suggesting this could herald the spread of attacks to Peshawar or Islamabad. Even politicians who have no love lost for a dead terrorist are concerned by strikes within what is considered mainland Pakistan.”B12
B4322-Nov-08Ali Khel4:00:00North WaziristanZubair al-MasriHaqqani; al-Qaeda464-6666UnlikelyTwo named militants and up to four others killed in Ali Khel, Miranshah, North Waziristan.Rashid Rauf, British Al Qaeda-linked operative and a suspect in a 2006 planes plot, was possibly killed alongside Egyptian explosives expert Abu Zubair al-Masri and three others. House of Khaliq Noor destroyed. Ali Khel, Miram Shah, North Waziristan.
B4427-Nov-08WanaSouth WaziristanTaliban555Possible drone strike destroys vehicle killing five alleged Pakistan Taliban. Wana, South Waziristan.Five alleged members of the Pakistan Taliban (TTP) were killed in an attack on a moving vehicle attributed either to an IED or to a drone. Wana, South Waziristan.
B4529-Nov-08ChashmaNorth Waziristan333030-3333PossiblyTwo or three killed, possibly all civilians. Chashma, Miranshah, North Waziristan.Attack on a house, listed either as that of Professor Taj Mohammad or of a man called Ihsan. Two or three killed, reported by some as civilians, possibly including children. Two of the injured were listed as ‘Adnan and his wife’. Chashma, Miram Shah, North Waziristan.
B465-Dec-08KateeraNorth WaziristanTaliban343-43-4 Taliban2223-4 alleged Taliban killed in Kateera, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.Three or four alleged militants killed and two injured in an attack on a house in Kateera, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.
B4711-Dec-08Azam WarsakSouth WaziristanTaliban; al-Qaeda777070-7Seven killed, either some ‘foreigners’ or all civilians, Azam Warzak, South Waziristan.Seven killed including three 'foreigners' in an attack on a house which also damaged a next-door madrassa. Villagers report that all those killed were civilians. Locals later call on United Nations to stop the CIA’s attacks. Azam Warzak, South Waziristan.
B4815-Dec-08Tapi ToolNorth WaziristanHaqqani222020-2333Unlikely2 killed in Tapi Tool, Miran Shah, North Waziristan.A strike killed two unknown people and injured three, setting a house on fire in Tapi Tool, Miran Sha, North Waziristan.
B4922-Dec-08Kari KotSouth WaziristanMaulvi NazirNazir333Likely 3 Taliban5553 killed in attack on truck in Kari Kot, Wana, South Waziristan.At least three people were killed and five wounded in a strike on a truck rigged with an anti-aircraft gun. The attack 'causes huge fire in village, sending panicking residents into the streets',according to reports. Kari Kot, Wana, South Waziristan.
B5022-Dec-08Shin WarsakSouth WaziristanMaulvi NazirNazir4444444 killed in attack on truck in Shin Warzak, Wana, South Waziristan.Four killed and four injured in a further strike on an anti-aircraft truck in Shin Warzak near Wana, South Waziristan.
B511-Jan-09Kari KotSouth Waziristanal-Qaeda5553 al-Qaeda2222 named al Qaeda and 3 others killed in strike on vehicle, Kari Kot, Wana, South Waziristan.A strike on a vehicle killed al Qaeda operational chief Usama al-Kini and his lieutenant Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan, both linked to the 1998 US African embassy bombings. Three others also died in the attack on a vehicle. Two civilians wounded. Kari Kot, Wana, South Waziristan.
B522-Jan-09Madin VillageSouth WaziristanBaitullah MehsudTaliban4443334 killed in last strike of Bush presidency. Madin, South Waziristan.In the final strike of Bush’s presidency, an attack on an abandoned girls' school (reportedly a TTP base) killed four, three reported as suspected militants and injures three. Madin, South Waziristan.
Ob123-Jan-09ZharkiNorth WaziristanBaitullah Mehsud ally7127-127117-11111117 civilians and 4 or more militants reported killed in strike on house in Zharki, Mir Ali,North Waziristan.The first Obama fatal strike killed up to fourteen– at least four 'foreign militants' and up to seven civilians, mostly of one family. “14-year-old Fahim Qureshi, lost his left eye, suffered a fractured skull and was hit by several shards in the stomach.” (Der Spiegel). In a later report personally given to Obama by his CIA chief, the Agency admitted missing its high value target and killing ‘five al Qaeda militants’ but gave no details of civilian deaths.
Zharki, Mir Ali,North Waziristan
B28; B37
Ob223-Jan-09Ganki Khel8:45:00South WaziristanMaulvi NazirNazir888888Unknown338 members of a family killed including 4 children in strike on wrong house in Dilfar, Wana, South Waziristan.An attack on the wrong house killed eight members of Malik Gulistan Khan's family, including Khan, three of his sons (the youngest aged three) and a cousin. One report claimed seven ‘foreigners’ and three children had died. In a later report personally given to Obama by his CIA chief, the Agency admitted missing its high value target but gave no details of civilian deaths.
Dilfar, Wana, South Waziristan.
Ob314-Feb-09Narsi Khel9:30:00South WaziristanBaitullah MehsudTaliban263526-3599915151511Highly likely26-35 alleged militants and 8-year old boy killed in strike on house and madrassa in Zangari, South Waziristan.Up to 35 people were killed (including up to 25 Uzbek militants, according to the Taliban) and 15 were injured. An 8-year old boy, the son of Maezol Khan [PICTURES + Video of grandfather] also died after being hit by flying shrapnel. This first Obama strike against the Pakistan Taliban (TTP) and its leader Baitullah Mehsud, hit the house of Malik Rosan and a madrassa. Zangari, South Waziristan.
Ob416-Feb-09Sur Pul9:00:00Kurram AgencyBahram Khan Kochi31313177750505031 killed, reportedly 7 of them civilians, in strike on camp in Sarpal, Kurram AgencyAn attack on the day of a local peace deal signing killed 31 people (the Pakistan Taliban reported that 24 of its fighters were killed) and injured 50. Tribal elders reported that civilians were killed in the attack, which struck a TTP camp in Sarpal, Kurram Agency
Ob51-Mar-09Sararogha16:00:00South WaziristanBaitullah Mehsud121212333Yes?12 killed in attack on alleged TTP facility in Sararogha, Wana, South Waziristan.A strike on an alleged TTP compound (complete with underground bunkers) killed twelve and injured three. Four ‘foreigners from Central Asia’ were reported among the dead. Sararogha, Wana, South Waziristan.
Ob612-Mar-09BarjoKurram AgencyBaitullah Mehsud142514-25Unknown41414114-25 killed and 41 injured in attack on TTP camp in Barjo, Kurram Agency.Multiple strikes on a TTP compound killed up to 25 people and injured 41. Taliban hostages may also have been among the dead. The CIA later briefed senior Pakistani officials on the attack. Barjo, Kurram Agency.
Ob715-Mar-09Jani Khel22:30:00Bannu FrontierTaj Ali Khan454-54-5 alleged militants killed in Sain Tanga, Janni Khel, Bannu.At least four people were killed including ‘two Arabs’ in an attack on ‘the compound of local militant commander Taj Ali Khan’ or ‘the house of Haji Awais’. Sain Tanga, Janni Khel, Bannu.
Ob825-Mar-09MakeenSouth WaziristanBaitullah Mehsud787-85557-8 alleged militants killed in attack on cars and house in Maken, South Waziristan.Up to eight people were killed (six reportedly ‘Arabs and Uzbeks’), and five wounded in an attack on alleged militants in two cars as they were about to cross a bridge. The house of Haji Dost Muhammad was also reported destroyed. Maken, South Waziristan.
Ob926-Mar-09SokhelNorth WaziristanAbu Kasha454-5050-55554-5 militants or civilians killed in strike on house in Sokhel, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.Up to five people were killed, possibly civilians, and five wounded in an attack on the house of tribal elder Malik Gulab Khan. The intended targets were reportedly Abu Kasha-linked militants. Sokhel, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.
Ob101-Apr-09KhadezaiOrakzai AgencyHakimullah Mehsud121412-14595-913131333Women and children among 12-14 killed in strike on house in Khadezai, Orakzai Agency.The compound of ‘militant TTP commander’ Maulvi Gul Nazir was attacked in Orakzai Agency (the first known strike there) Gul Nazeer’s wife; daughter-in-law; two sons (Abdullah and Abdul Latif) and a nephew (Mohammad Shoaib) were all killed. Also slain were four or five alleged militants, including Kaka, an al Qaeda operative and three other ‘Arabs’. The CIA later briefed senior Pakistani officials on the strike (Woodward). Khadezai, Orakzai Agency.
Ob114-Apr-09Datta Khel3:00:00North WaziristanTariq Khan1313137137-1344At least 7 civilians, and possibly all, of 13 killed in strike on house. Dattakhel, Miramshah, North Waziristan.Four children and three women were among 13 dead after a strike hit an ammunition store at a Taliban camp, damaging nearby houses. House owner (and possible ‘militant sympathiser’) Tariq Dawar Khan was also reported killed, along with ‘a number of foreign militants’ – though the Taliban said all of the dead were civilians (BBC). Dattakhel, Miramshah, North Waziristan.
Ob128-Apr-09Ganki KhelSouth WaziristanMaulvi NazirNazir444454-54 alleged militants killed and 5 civilians injured in strike on car and shops, Gangi Khel, Wana, South Waziristan.An attack on a truck parked near shops killed four alleged militants after its occupants had earlier fired on a drone. The strike also destroyed two of the nearby shops, wounding five civilians. ‘They fired several shots at the drone, but failed to hit it. The aircraft fired two missiles, blowing both the vehicles and the militants into pieces,’ a senior government official told The News. Gangi Khel, Wana, South Waziristan.
Ob1319-Apr-09Ganki KhelSouth Waziristan888888252-52At least 28 civilians including children killed in Gangi Khel, Wana, South Waziristan.Explosives-filled trucks created a fireball when they were struck; destroying a compound owned by brothers Dayam and Waken Khan killing eight civilians (including women and children). The attack came one day after the negotiation of a local cease-fire. Gangi Khel, Wana, South Waziristan.
Ob1429-Apr-09KaniguramSouth WaziristanAbu Sulayman al-Jazairi6106-101 al-Qaeda040-4444Named al Qaeda leader and 5-9 others, possibly civilians, killed in Kaniguram, Wana, South Waziristan.An attack on a car killed al Qaeda planner Abu Sulayman al-Jazairi (previously reported killed in B16) and up to nine others. A nearby house was badly damaged, and civilians reportedly died. Kaniguram, Wana, South Waziristan.B17
Ob159-May-09Tabbi Langhar KhelSouth WaziristanBaitullah Mehsud9259-25Unknown7779-25 killed, possibly some civilians, in strike in Tabbi Langhar Khel, South Waziristan.An attack on an ex-school and vehicle killed up to 25 people. The Taliban claim that only five of its militants were killed. Tabbi Langhar Khel, South Waziristan.
Ob1612-May-09Sara KhwaraSouth WaziristanBaitullah Mehsud9994449 alleged militants killed in attack on compound in Sara Khwara, South Waziristan.Nine killed (including ‘Taliban and foreign fighters’) in an attack on a compound. CNN reported a Taliban source as saying that it was a training centre
linked to Baitullah Mehsud’s TTP. Sara Khwara, South Waziristan.
Ob1716-May-09Khesoor8:00:00North Waziristan254025-40999UnknownUp to 40 alleged militants killed in strike on house and rescuers in Kaisore, Miram Shah, North Waziristan.Up to 40 people, mostly Pakistani militants, were reported killed in a double attack on the house of Hikmat Roshan. A nearby madrasa was also badly damaged. Two Arabs were reported among dead, including Asad al-Misri. In the first such recorded instance, drones returned to fire on rescuers. The News quoted a local militant commander: ‘They were recovering bodies of the slain militants when the drone fired two more missiles, almost 12 minutes after the first attack. It was terrible as almost all the Taliban involved in rescue work were targeted… We lost very trained and sincere friends. Some of them were very senior Taliban commanders and had taken part in successful actions in Afghanistan. Bodies of most of them were beyond recognition.’ Kaisore, Miram Shah, North Waziristan.
Ob1814-Jun-09Marda AlgadSouth WaziristanBaitullah Mehsud353-53-5 alleged militants killed in strike on truck in Ladha South Waziristan.Up to five alleged militants, reported as Pakistani and ‘foreign’, were killed in a strike on a truck, according to the Taliban. Two ‘spies’, Sher Nawab and Anwar Khan, were later killed in retaliation for the attack. Ladha South Waziristan.
Ob1918-Jun-09Wana11:00:00South WaziristanMaulvi Nazir; Malang WazirNazir121312-1344410101012-13 killed, including 10 rescuers, in double strike in Shah Alam, Wana, South Waziristan.Up to 13 people were killed and several wounded in a double strike. Two died in the first attack, then ten rescuers were killed when a drone returned. Shah Alam, Wana, South Waziristan.
Ob2018-Jun-09RaghzaiSouth WaziristanMalang Wazir00UnknownStrike with unknown casualty figures in Raghzai area, near Wana, South Waziristan.A strike was reported by ‘local security sources’ on an alleged militant training centre. The impact is unknown. Raghzai area, near Wana, South Waziristan.
Ob2123-Jun-09MakeenSouth WaziristanNiaz Wali666777Named TTP commander among 7 killed in strike on Makeen, South WaziristanAn attack against an alleged Baitullah Mehsud camp killed seven militants including local TTP commander Niaz Wali or Khwaz Ali. A further seven were wounded. See Ob23. Makeen, South Waziristan.Ob22
Ob2223-Jun-09Miram ShahNorth WaziristanPakistan Taliban678367-83184518-45272727101067-83 killed (including 18-45 civilians) in strike on funeral in Makeen, South Waziristan.Drones returned during the funeral of Niaz Wali, at which an estimated 5,000 were present. They killed up to 83 people, including 18-45 civilians (among them ten children and four tribal leaders.) The dead were buried in a mass grave. Taliban leaders Maulvi Bilal, Khushdel and Shabir Khan were killed. The intended target, TTP leader Baitullah Mehsud, escaped. Makeen, South Waziristan.
Ob233-Jul-09MantoiSouth WaziristanPakistan Taliban050-5050-5An attack on a closed madrassa ‘occasionally used by the TTP’ killed either three, five or no people. Mantoi, South Waziristan.An attack on a closed madrassa ‘occasionally used by the TTP’ killed either three, five or no people. Mantoi, South Waziristan.
Ob243-Jul-09Zamarai NairaiSouth WaziristanPakistan Taliban131713-17273527-3513-17 alleged militants killed and 27-35 injured in strike on compound in Kokat Khel, South Waziristan.An attack on a suspected training facility (or offices) run by TTP commander Noor Wali killed up to 17 alleged militants and injured as many as 35. Kokat Khel, South Waziristan.
Ob257-Jul-09MakeenSouth WaziristanPakistan Taliban16161610101016 alleged militants killed in strike on compound in Jangara, Makeen, South Waziristan.An attack on an alleged TTP training camp killed sixteen people (among them five ‘foreigners’) and injured a further ten. Jangara, Makeen, South Waziristan.
Ob268-Jul-09LadhaSouth WaziristanPakistan Taliban8108-101212128-10 alleged TTP militants killed in strike on camp in Laddha, Karwan Manza South Waziristan.An alleged TTP training camp in a forested area was attacked and up to ten people were reported killed, (including three ‘Punjabi Taliban’) with a dozen injured. One source describes the attack as being on the funeral of Laiq Marjan. Laddha, Karwan Manza South Waziristan.
Ob278-Jul-09LadhaSouth WaziristanPakistan Taliban354035-4011'Some'35-40 alleged militants killed when convoy destroyed in Laddha, Karwan Manza, South Waziristan.A five-vehicle convoy was destroyed and up to forty alleged ‘TTP and Punjabi militants’ were killed. Four Arabs and seven Uzbeks were reported among the dead by one source. Laddha, Karwan Manza, South Waziristan.
Ob2810-Jul-09Painda KhelSouth WaziristanPakistan Taliban353-53333-5 alleged militants killed in strike on ‘communications centre’ in Painda, South Waziristan.A reputed TTP communications centre was attacked, killing up to five people and injuring three. Painda, South Waziristan.
Ob2917-Jul-09GariwamNorth Waziristan565-64445-6 alleged TTP militants killed in strike on house in Gariwam, North Waziristan.An attack on a house allegedly linked to the TTP and owned by local cleric Maulana Abdul Majeed was destroyed, killing up to six people and wounding four. Gariwam, North Waziristan.
Ob305-Aug-09LadhaSouth WaziristanBaitullah Mehsud2122-12040-4555Named TTP leader dies with 11 others, including civilians, in strike on Zanghara, South Waziristan.The CIA fatally wounded TTP leader Baitullah Mehsud after multiple previous attempts. President Obama personally authorised the attack (CNN). Eleven others also died, including Mehsud’s second wife, his uncle, father-in-law Mulvi Ikramuddin and mother-in-law, and seven bodyguards. Four children were also injured. According to Joby Warrick (The Triple Agent) the initial CIA summary sent to Leon Panetta at the White House made no mention of other casualties: ‘Two confirmed dead, no other deaths or serious injuries. Building still stands.’ Warrick told the Bureau that US officials continue to insist that only two died in the attack. The New Yorker later disclosed the existence of a CIA video of the strike, quoting a ‘senior security official’ who had seen the film:

He was clearly visible with his wife…His torso remained, while half of the body was blown up.’
Ob3111-Aug-09LadhaSouth Waziristan142514-25060-65554414-25 killed in strike on ‘Taliban suicide bomber training camp’ in Saam, near Ladha, South Waziristan.A Taliban teenage suicide bomber training camp was attacked, according to survivor Arshad Khan, killing 14-25 and injuring five people. Among the dead were four named teenagers: Ibadullah, Arif, Abdul Qadeer and Hazrat Ali. The Taliban claimed that only six women and children were killed. Saam, near Ladha, South Waziristan.
Ob3221-Aug-09Danda Darpakhel3:50:00North WaziristanHaqqani2121219219-2122At least 266At least 9 civilians including 6 children among 21 killed in strike on houses and madrassa in Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan.Twenty one people were killed, including three women and six children (including Syed Wali Shah), in an attack on a madrassa linked to Siraj Haqqani. Five houses were destroyed, and no rescue was attempted because of the continuing presence of drones. The father of one dead child later told photographer Noor Bekhram: ‘We had no idea of what was happening or why. We heard a blast at around 2.30 in the morning, and then part of a missile hit our house in the courtyard where the whole family was sleeping.’ Danda Darpakhel, Miranshah, North Waziristan.
Ob3327-Aug-09TaparghaiSouth Waziristan888666Named militant leader killed with 7 others in strike on house in Tapar Ghai, Kanigram, South Waziristan.Uzbek militant leader Tahir Yuldashev was killed with seven others in an attack on the house of Azam Khan Mehsud. The IMU group denied Yuldashev’s death for more than a year before finally admitting it. Tapar Ghai, Kanigram, South Waziristan.
Ob347-Sep-09Machi KhelNorth Waziristan585-8333272-73 civilians among 13-15 killed in failed strike on senior al Qaeda leader, Machi Khel, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.Senior al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri was ‘killed’ (he also reportedly died in May 2011) along with up to five alleged militants including possibly Nazim-ud-Din Khilalof of the IMU. Three members of a family also died. Survivor Sadaullah Wazir, who lost both legs, and an eye in the attack, later launched a lawsuit against the CIA. His wheelchair-bound uncle Mautullah Jan and his two cousins Sabir-ud-Din and Kadanullah Jan were killed. Ajman ullah was also injured. Machi Khel, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.Ob218
Ob358-Sep-09Darga MandiNorth Waziristan101510-155554443310-15 killed including 5 civilians in strike on house in Dargmandi, Miram Shah, North Waziristan.Up to fifteen people were killed at an alleged Taliban compound, run by militant Maulvi Taib Shah (possibly killed). Three children and two women were reported among the dead (Dawn). Dargmandi, Miram Shah, North Waziristan.
Ob3614-Sep-09ToorikhelNorth Waziristan5552225 killed including named militant leader in strike on vehicle in Toori Khel, North Waziristan.An attack destroyed a car in an explosion that was heard 15 miles away. Five people died including Islamic Jihad Union leader Najmiddin Kamolitdinovic Jalolov, aka Yahyo. Al Qaeda’s Ilyas Kashmiri was wrongly claimed killed for the second time in a week. Toori Khel, North Waziristan.
Ob3724-Sep-09Mir AliNorth Waziristan101210-12Unknown555Strike kills 10-12, possibly including civilians, in Mir Ali, North Waziristan.An attack on an alleged Haqqani Network compound killed up to twelve and injured five. A local intelligence official told The Nation: ‘The building acted as an office where Taliban militants would come to receive orders and rest between bouts of fighting across the border in Afghanistan.’ Residents reported that civilians who had been sleeping outside the house were also killed in the attack (Dawn). Mir Ali, North Waziristan.
Ob3829-Sep-09Sararogha14:00:00South Waziristan6666666 alleged militants killed in strike on house in Sararogha, South Waziristan.An attack allegedly on the TTP leader’s brother, Kalimullah Mehsud, killed five and injured six. Some reports state he died in the attack – whilst others claim he was killed that day by Pakistan forces. Yet others say the target was actually Irfan Mehsud. Three ‘Uzbek militants’ were also reported among the dead. Sararogha, South Waziristan.
Ob3929-Sep-09Danda Darpakhel19:30:00North WaziristanHaqqani7776667 alleged Haqqani militants killed in strike on house in Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan.An attack on an alleged Haqqani Network facility – the house of ‘Mustafa’, an Afghan national and reported militant – killed seven and injured six. Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan.
Ob4030-Sep-09NorakNorth WaziristanTaliban898-9454-58-9 alleged militants killed in strike on cars and house in Norak, Miransha, North Waziristan.Up to nine alleged militants were reported killed including ‘three Arabs, three Pakistanis a Chechen and an Uzbek’ in an attack on two vehicles and a compound. Norak, Miransha, North Waziristan.
Ob4115-Oct-09Danda DarpakhelNorth WaziristanHaqqani4447774 alleged militants killed in strike on house in Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan.A pre-dawn attack on a suspected Haqqani Network compound – a house owned by an ‘Afghan refugee’ - killed four and injured seven. The dead were reported to be part of the Ghaznavi group of the Haqqani Network. Danda Darpakhel, North Waziristan.
Ob4221-Oct-09SpalagaNorth Waziristan333888Named al Qaeda militant and 2 others killed in strike in Spalaga, North Waziristan.Al Qaeda explosives expert Abu Musa al-Masri was reportedly killed with two others. The attack, coming at the start of a Pakistan military offensive in South Waziristan, was hushed up for fear of unravelling a local Taliban ceasefire. ‘It hit territory controlled by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a militant leader the army has coaxed into remaining neutral during the offensive against the Mehsud faction in South Waziristan.’ (Fox News). AP reported that two young girls were also injured in the attack: Sameeda Gul, 6, hurt in her right leg, and Fatima Gul, 4, with head injuries. ‘ Neither injury appeared to be life-threatening’. Spalaga, North Waziristan.
Ob4324-Oct-09DamadolaBajaur AgencyPakistan Taliban222722-2788822-27 alleged militants killed in strike on compound in Damadola, Bajaur Agency.An attack near the home of TTP deputy leader Maulvi Faqir reportedly missed him by minutes. Taliban leaders had allegedly gathered for a meeting. The strike killed 22-27 people (including Faqir’s nephew Zahid and son-in-law, and ‘three foreign militants’) and injured eight. Damadola, Bajaur Agency.
Ob445-Nov-09Norak1:30:00North Waziristan464-68884-6 alleged militants killed in strike on house in Norak, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.The home of local ‘militant’ or ‘tribesman’ Musharaf Gul was bombed, killing up to six and injuring eight. Norak, Mir Ali, North Waziristan.
Ob4518-Nov-09ShanakorahNorth Waziristan464-65554-6 alleged militants killed in strike on house in Shanakhora, Miranshah, North Waziristan.A strike on an alleged ‘militant hideout’ killed up to six people and wounded five. One source identified
Salah al-Somali (status unknown) as the target and said that three ‘foreigners’ were killed. Shanakhora, Miranshah, North Waziristan.
Ob4620-Nov-09Machi KhelNorth Waziristan3103-103332122-12118-10 alleged militants killed in strike on ‘training compound’ in Machi Khel, North Waziristan.Up to ten alleged militants were killed and as many as a dozen wounded in an attack on a ‘training compound’. Some ‘foreigners’ may have been among the dead. Machi Khel, North Waziristan.Ob52
Ob478-Dec-09SpalagaNorth Waziristan444333Named al Qaeda leader among 4 killed in strike on car in Miran Shah, North Waziristan.Al Qaeda planner Said al-Somali was killed with three others (two reported as Saudis), and three people were injured (possibly nearby civilians), in an attack on a car. Up to seven drones were reportedly involved. A suicide attack on a CIA base three weeks later was in part ‘revenge’ for Somali’s death, al Qaeda later claimed. Aspalga, Miran Shah, North Waziristan.
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