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US Drone Strikes in Pakistan: “Naming the Dead”

•, By Rachel Oldroyd
 It has launched a dedicated website – – which will list the known names of those reported killed by drones together with as much biographical information as can be gathered.

At launch, the Bureau is publishing in English and Urdu the names of over 550 people – both militants and civilians. This list will grow in the future.

Of the named individuals:

295 are civilians, including 95 children

255 are alleged militants – of whom 74 are classed as senior commanders

Just two are women

Naming the Dead builds on the Bureau’s two-year project tracking drone strikes in Pakistan and the numbers of people reportedly killed. This extensive research has found that at least 2,500 people have reportedly been killed, including at least 400 civilians. But almost nothing is known about the identities of these casualties.

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