BIJ : Drone Strikes in Pakistan

This platform provides a spatial analysis of the targets of drone strikes in the frontier regions of Pakistan, and especially in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), between 2004-2014.

The platform is based on data gathered from the database of drone strikes compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ). BIJ’s archives of news reports were scanned for information regarding the time, location and type of each target – whether it was on a vehicle, an outdoor gathering or on one of several types of building. This information was cross-referenced with data regarding the number of people reported killed, before being located on the map.

The fact that is made visible on this map is that as buildings become the most common targets for drone campaign, the casualties of war have predominantly occurred inside them. This map provides a further resource to study the relation between target type, location and casualty count.

Read BIJ’s feature article on the project

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BIJ : Drone Strikes in Pakistan


    Bureau of Investigative Journalism Team:
    Alice K Ross; Jack Serle

    Forensic Architecture Team:
    Eyal Weizman (Principal Investigator); Susan Schuppli (Senior Research Fellow, Project Coordinator); Jacob Burns (Research Assistant);

    SITU Research Team:
    Jeremy Chance; Akshay Mehra; Bradley Samuels and Xiaowei Wang