A Look at U.S. Drone Bases in Pakistan

The following interactive map was compiled from information reported by the Bureau for Investigative Journalism. It displays the names and locations of airfields/bases inside of Pakistan that have been or are currently being used by U.S. forces.  Some of the bases are used for logistical support, while others such as Shamsi airfield, were previously used by the CIA to launch drone operations. According to the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, one of the airfields at PAF Base Shahbaz may still be used for launching drones.


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Shamsi Airfield 27°50'46.54"N 65° 9'25.65"E

Quetta International Airport 30°14'58.47"N 66°56'16.88"E

PAF Base Shahbaz/Jacobabad Airport 28°16'53.89"N 68°26'27.87"E

Peshawar International Airport 33°59'38.00"N 71°30'52.00"E

PAF Base Chaklala / Islamabad International Airport 33°36'34.30"N 73° 6'9.50"E

Tarbela Ghazi Air Force Base 33°58'57.54"N 72°36'33.23"E

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2 comments for “A Look at U.S. Drone Bases in Pakistan

  1. June 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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  2. March 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    bias and outdated.
    shamsi alone was vacated by us in 2011 and was the only prominent us leased base in the area.
    rest of them are all under US+PAK collaborative control.

    get your info and facts straightened instead of pulling out bias info to promote your website.

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