Predator bots: U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.

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Info on where and how often American drone strikes happen--not to mention the number and types of casualties they inflict--can be hard to come by. Official statistics are often classified. A few sources of data about drone strikes in Pakistan do exist, however. Here is some of what we know about how the U.S. uses drones to make war abroad.

DRONE STRIKES IN PAKISTAN BY YEAR (1) 2004 1 2005 2 2006 3 2007 4 2008 36 2009 54 2010 122 2011 73 2012 48 2013 27 2014 23 2015 1 Strikes in Pakistan have declined in recent years as the U.S. has turned its attention to other countries, including Syria. 393 TOTAL STRIKES 2,212 to 3,591 PEOPLE KILLED' 2% Known militant leaders killed by drone strikes in Pakistan represent just 2% of total deaths. (1) Reprieve, a human rights group, calculated that U.S. drone strikes kill 28 unidentified...

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