Covert Drone War

Covert Drone War

Tracking CIA drone strikes and other US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

Areas of investigation

Latest from this investigation

Casualty estimates

Reported deaths and injuries

Pakistan 2004–2014
CIA Drone Strikes

Total strikes: 383
Obama strikes: 332
Total killed: 2,296-3,718
Civilians killed: 416-957
Children killed: 168-202
Injured: 1,089-1,639

Yemen 2002–2014
US Covert Action

Confirmed drone strikes: 61-71
Total killed: 293-430
Civilians killed: 30-74
Children killed: 6
Injured: 76-187

Possible extra drone strikes: 93-112
Total killed: 315-505
Civilians killed: 24-48
Children killed: 6-9
Injured: 85-118

Other covert operations: 13-78
Total killed: 147-382
Civilians killed: 59-88
Children killed: 24-26
Injured: 22-115

Somalia 2007–2014
US Covert Action

Drone strikes: 5-8
Total killed: 10-24
Civilians killed: 0-1
Children killed: 0
Injured: 2-3

Other covert operations: 8-11
Total killed: 40-141
Civilians killed: 7-47
Children killed: 0-2
Injured: 11-21