DronesExplosive violence in Pakistan

The Reaper Presidency: Obama’s 300th drone strike in Pakistan

A US drone strike in South Waziristan on 1 December 2012 marked the 300th drone strike in Pakistan of Barack Obama’s presidency, according to research from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

The attack was the second since President Obama’s re-election on November 6. It reportedly killed Abdul Rehman al-Zaman Yemeni, described as an al Qaeda commander, along with up to three others.

Although the pace of strikes has slowed considerably this year, CIA attacks have struck Pakistan’s tribal areas on average once every five days during Obama’s first term – six times more than under George W Bush. This infographic looks at the key moments of Obama’s drone campaign.