Welcome to UMass DRONE Database. This site is still under active construction. Please excuse us and visit back at a later date once the site is finished.
The UMass DRONE Targeted Killing Database is focused on exploring the casualties inflicted by US drone strikes in Pakistan by analyzing various media reports from both Pakistani and Global Newspapers.
The UMass DRONE Targeted Killing Database was created by Matthew S. Fricker, Avery Plaw, and Brian Glyn Williams, with Carlos Colon as a contributor in the lead-up to its publication. Work on the database began in the summer of 2009 and the initial research was funded generously through a Joseph Healey Grant from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
This database has been used to support articles published by its developers. Each strike has been recorded and examined by the three aforementioned authors to ensure strict adherence to our methodology
|Apr 17, 2013||Babar Ghar area in the Wana district of South Waziristan||5||Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or al-Qaeda fighters|
|Apr 14, 2013||Manzar Khel area in Datta Khel tehsil of North Waziristan||4||Compound/ Group controlled by Hafiz Gul Bahadur|
|Mar 21, 2013||Datta khel Tehsil of North Waziristan||1||Moving vehicle near a bazar|
|Mar 10, 2013||Degan village in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan||2||Motorcycle or horseback|
|Feb 8, 2013||Babar Ghar area at the border of North and South Waziristan||9||AQ members Abu Majid Al Iraqi and Sheikh Abu Waqas Al-Yamani|
|Feb 6, 2013||Ghulam Khan tehsil in North Waziristan||3||Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) compound|
|Jan 10, 2013||Heso Khel village in Mir Ali subdivision of North Waziristan||6||Compound and motorbike|
|Jan 8, 2013||Haso Khel village in Mirali area of North Waziristan||4||Noor Muhammad's house|
|Jan 8, 2013||Haiderkhel village in Mirali area of North Waziristan||8||Senior Al Qaeda operative Sheikh Yasin Al Kuwaiti|
|Jan 6, 2013||Babar Ghar village in South Waziristan||12||Militant commander Qari Imran; Wali Muhammad alias "Tufan Mehsud"|