TBIJ's Analysis on U.S Drones Strikes during Muslim Holidays. 

First published 3rd Sep 2012

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, one of our network members, has released a new analysis on drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This analysis which shows that there is no increase in the frequency of drone attacks during the Muslim holidays, such as Ramadan, but also no decrease, as the frequency of attacks remains largely the same. 
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) has looked into the allegations by some media sources that U.S drone strikes are more frequent during Muslim feasts such as eid-el-fitr, after the holy month of Ramadan. According to TBIJ's data on U.S drone strikes in Pakistan and Afganistan this is not necessarily the case. 

However according to their data in the region, the CIA have not made any concession towards Muslim Holy days such as Ramadan. This year the bombardment has been particularly intense through the 3 days of Eid, killing 11 to 22 people in North Waziristan with a reported civilian casualties. Although the month of Ramdan is genrally seen as a time of peace and tranquility by most, Islamic militants view it as a peak time for fighting.

Interestingly TBIJ has found that there are no records of drone strikes during major Christian holidays such as Christmas or Easter.

The full analysis from TBIJ can be found here