Get the data: Drone wars

Yemen strikes visualised

Shabwa, Yemen - Flickr/dianadrz

These are visualisations from the databases compiled during the Bureau’s extensive investigation into the US covert war in Yemen. They are conservative representations of the Bureau’s data which is made up of ranges not absolute figures. These graphs are drawn from the lower end of each range. They are accurate up to the latest strike. Click on them to enlarge. Please feel free to download and reproduce the graphs, provided the Bureau is credited.

See the full data for 2014

Attacks Confirmed and Possible by Year
The minimum confirmed and possible additional US strikes in Yemen each year since the first in 2002.

Minimum confirmed killed each year
The minimum number of people killed in confirmed and possible additional US drone strikes in Yemen. There was one drone strike in 2002 followed by a nine year hiatus. The US launched strikes with other weapons platforms, including cruise missiles, in this period.

Minimum civilians killed
The minimum number of civilians reportedly killed in confirmed and possible additional US drone strikes in Yemen. There was one drone strike in 2002 followed by a nine year hiatus. The US launched strikes with other weapons platforms, including cruise missiles, in this period.

Minimum Confirmed Operations by Type
The minimum confirmed US operations in Yemen from 2002 to the present, sorted by type.