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Drone Attacks 

US-led predator drone strikes began in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan in 2004. So far as many as 375 attacks have been reported resulting in killing of 3001 suspected militants and 1180 injuries. More than 80 percent of these attacks have been carried out in North Waziristan Agency. In terms of number of attacks and casualties 2010 was the deadliest year in which 135 reported drone strike left 961 suspected militants dead and 383 others wounded. In 2011 these strikes decreased to 75 which left 557 suspected militants killed and 153 injured in 2011. While in 2012, a total of 45 drone attacks left 330 suspected militants killed and 67 injured.

2004-2013

Year 2013

Month

No. of attacks

Killed

Injured

Reportedly killed civilian

Reportedly killed high value targets

December

2

11

2

-

-

November

4

17

4

-

Hakimullah Mehsud, chief of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) along-with his key commanders and close aides Abdullah Bahar Mehsud and Tariq Mehsud.

October

1

3

3

-

-

September

3

19

6

-

Sangin Zardan, the senior-most Commander of Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network

August

1

4

5

-

-

July

4

28

-

18

Three Al Qaida operatives who ran a training camp in Afghanistan

June

2

7

3

10

-

May

1

6

4

-

Wali ur Rehman, the second in command of TTP

April

2

13

-

-

-

March

2

6

-

-

Punjabi Taliban commander Qari Abdul Zaher

February

2

14

-

-

Al-Qaeda members Abu Majid Al-Iraqi and Sheikh Waqas Al-Yamoni

January

7

48

10

-

Taliban commanders Maulvi Nazir and Riya Khan

Total

31

176

37

28

-

Year 2012

Month

No. of attacks

Killed

Injured

Reportedly killed civilian

Reportedly killed high value targets

December

4

18

3

-

A senior al-Qaeda operative, Sheikh Khalid bin Abdul Rehman alias Abu Zaid Al-Kwaiti

November

1

4

4

-

-

October

4

32

13

5

-

September

3

15

4

1

Senior member of al-Qaeda Abu Kashaliraqi

August

4

40

16

-

Five top commanders of ETIM (East Turkestan Islamic Movement) including Aimithi Yakuf alias Abdal Jabbar, Yakoemithe alias Saleh, Twersin alias Zabihullah and Mukhtar.

July

4

49

4

-

-

June

6

45

7

-

Commander Romanullah ofMaulvi Nazir group

May

6

39

4

-

-

April

1

4

3

-

-

March

4

36

2

-

-

February

4

33

5

7

Taliban and Qaeda commanderBadar Mansoor

January

4

15

2

-

Aslam Awan, Deputy to the leader of al Qaeda's external operations network

Total

45

330

67

13

-

 

2011

December

-

-

-

-

-

November

4

40

20

-

October

8

41

16

· Omar Hazrat, brother of Taliban commander Mullah Nazeer

  • Khan Mohammad alias Satay, top aide to Mullah Nazeer
  • Jan Baz Zadran, commander,Haqqani Network

September

4

19

8

-

-

August

6

41

16

  • Atiyah Abd al Rahman, leader, Al Qaeda.
  • Hafeed Salahuddin, an internet jihadist

July

5

58

22

-

-

June

14

105

7

-

· Ilyas kashmiri, Harkat-ul Jihad al Islamic (HUJI); Usman; Ibrahim,Farooq; Amir Hamza and Imran.

May

8

58

11

16

-

April

3

35

12

27

-

March

10

89

17

44

-

February

3

19

8

-

  • Abu Zaid al Iraqi, A senior al Qaeda’s operative.

January

10

52

16

-

-

Total

75

557

153

87

-


Year 2010

December

18

117

45

-

  • Ibni-Ameen, commander, TTP.

November

15

93

42

4

-

October

19

108

36

-

· Drone strike killed Militants of German nationality members of a group called Jihad Islami.

September

22

133

42

  • Saifullah Haqqani, Commander,Haqqani network.
  • Sheikh Fateh al Masri, Al Qaeda's leader.
  • Qureshi, Commander, Islamic Jihad Group.
  • Inayatullah, military Commander.

August

6

45

19

7

-

July

6

46

20

-

-

June

6

56

37

-

  • Abu Ahmed, military commander, Al-Qaeda.
  • Shaikh Ihsanullah, military commander, Al-Qaeda.
  • Ibrahim, The commander of theFursan-i-Mohammed Group.

May

8

88

43

5

  • Mustafa Abu Yazid, top financial official, Al-Qaeda.

· Osama bin Ali bin Abdullah binDamjan al Dawsari, A senior operative.

April

6

44

21

-

-

March

11

68

20

4

· Sadam Hussein Al Hussami, senior operative in al Qaeda's external operations network.

February

6

64

23

-

· Qari Mohammad Zafar, al Qaeda leader and Taliban-linkedFedayeen-i-Islam.

· Mohammed Haqqani, military commander, Haqqani Network.

  • Sheikh Mansoor, An al Qaeda Shadow Army commander.

· Abdul Haq al Turkistani, leader of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party.

January

12

99

35

-

  • Abdul Basit Usmani, Abu Sayyafmaster bomb maker.

· Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, AbuNidal Organization operative.

· Mansur al Shami, an al Qaeda ideologue and aide to Mustafa Abu Yazid.

Total

135

961

383

20

Year 2009

December

7

56

39

-

  • Saleh al-Somali The leader of al Qaeda's external network.
  • Al-Qaeda leader Zhoaib Alzahabi.

· Abdullah Said al Libi. The top commander of the Lashkar al Zil, al Qaeda's Shadow Army.

· Haji Omar Khan, A Taliban leader in North Waziristan.

November

3

30

10

-

October

2

43

24

-

Abu Musa al Masri, explosive expert and trainer, Al-Qaeda.

September

8

61

26

-

  • Mustafa al Jaziri, senior military commander, Al-Qaeda.
  • Nazimuddin Zalalov alias Yahyo(IJU).

· Maulvi Ismail Khan, military commander, Haqqani Network.

August

4

39

20

9

  • Baitullah Mehsud, overall leader of Taliban in Pakistan.

· Tahir Yuldashev , The leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

July

7

90

42

2

  • Mufti Noor Wali.
  • Kifayatullah Anikhel,

June

3

101

38

5

· Khwaz Ali Mehsud, Senior deputy to Baitullah Mehsud.

May

2

69

13

-

April

5

34

28

5

  • Abdullah Hamas al Filistini, Senior Al-Qaeda trainer.

March

4

49

24

-

-

February

2

35

35

-

-

January

4

30

11

12

  • Usama Al-Kini, operation chief, Al-Qaeda.
  • Sheikh Ahmad Salim Sweden.

Total

51

637

310

33

-


Year 2008

December

5

23

6

5

-

November

5

43

25

7

  • Abdullah Azam Al-Saudi, a senior member of Al-Qaeda.
  • Rashid Roaf & Abul Asar Misri(Al-Qaida)

October

8

98

37

24

  • Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Habib.

· Abu al Hasan al Rimi, A senior al Qaeda operative.

September

5

56

57

42

· Abu Ubaidah al Tunisi, An al Qaeda military commander who fought against the Russians in Afghanistan.

  • Abu Musa, An al Qaeda operative from Saudi Arabia
  • Abu Qasim, An al Qaeda operative from Egypt.

· Abu Hamza, An explosives expert from Saudi Arabia who served as al Qaeda's commander

  • Abu Haris, A senior al Qaeda military commander from Syria

· Abu Wafa al Saudi, An al Qaeda commander and logistician.

August

3

26

17

2

  • Abdul Rehman, A local Taliban commander

July

2

12

3

-

· Midhat Mursi As-Sayid Umar alias Abu Khabab, A graduate in science from an Egyptian university was considered to be an expert in conventional explosives, was killed

· Abu Mohammad Ibrahim bin Abi alFaraj al Masri, A religious leader, close to Abu Khabab al Masri.

· Abdul Wahhab al Masri, A senior aide to Abu Khabab al Masri

  • Abu Islam al Masri, Aide to AbuKhabab al Masri.

June

1

1

-

-

May

1

2

20

-

· Dr. Arshad Waheed (aka SheikhMoaz), A mid-level al Qaeda leader.

April

-

-

-

-

March

2

20

8

-

  • Al Qaeda figure Abu SulaymanJazari

February

1

8

3

-

· Militants from Abu Hamza Group whose leader was said to be a follower of local militant commander Maulvi Nazir.

January

1

13

-

-

  • Abu Laith Al Libi, a leading Al-Qaeda member

Total

34

302

176

80


2007

June

1

33

54

 

No senior Al-Qaeda leader was killed in 2007


2006

October

1

 

 

 

Liaquat Hussain, Second-in-command of the Bajaur TNSM.

March

1

 

 

 

Imam Asad, Camp commander for the Black Guard, al Qaeda's elite bodyguard for Osama bin Laden andAyman al Zawahiri.

2005

December

1

 

 

 

Abu Hamza Rabia, Al Qaeda’s operational commander.

May

1

 

 

 


2004

June

1

5

 

 

Nek Mohammed, Taliban commander in South Waziristan who had links to Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar.

 

US-led predator drone strikes began in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan in 2004. So far as many as 375 attacks have been reported resulting in killing of 3001 suspected militants and 1180 injuries. More than 80 percent of these attacks have been carried out in North Waziristan Agency. In terms of number of attacks and casualties 2010 was the deadliest year in which 135 reported drone strike left 961 suspected militants dead and 383 others wounded. In 2011 these strikes decreased to 75 which left 557 suspected militants killed and 153 injured in 2011. While in 2012, a total of 45 drone attacks left 330 suspected militants killed and 67 injured.



 

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