Despite denouncing the CIA’s drone campaign, top officials in Pakistan have for years secretly endorsed the program and routinely received classified briefings on strikes and casualty counts, according to top-secret CIA documents and Pakistani diplomatic memos obtained by The Washington Post. Photos of pre- and post-strike drone targets follow; all references to geo-location and sequence numbers have been removed by The Post.
April 26, 2010 A pre-drone-strike surveillance image shows a target in North Waziristan, Pakistan. The files obtained by The Post describe dozens of drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal region and include maps as well as before-and-after aerial photos of targeted compounds over a four-year stretch, from late 2007 to late 2011. Obtained by The Washington Post Buy Photo