The Bureau of Investigative Journalism: Pakistan drone strikes visualized
1. Pakistan drone strikes: illustrating minimum reported total casualties, minimum reported civilian casualties and minimum casualties aged under 18. At least 905 people were killed in Pakistan by US drone strikes in 2010.
2. This graph illustrates the minimum reported civilians killed in drone strikes in Pakistan year by year. At least 474 reported civilian deaths from 2004 to 2012.
However, it should be noted that President Obama redefined the word “militant” as a male of military fighting age in an attempt to keep reported civilian death numbers low. Although 474 reported civilian deaths aren’t meaningless, this number does not include deaths reported as “militant” deaths; the civilian rate is much higher.
3. This graph shows the total number of people reportedly killed in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan - at least 2593 reported.
4.This graph shows the tally of total drone strikes in Pakistan between 2004 – 2012.
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