About the Shadow Wars team

The Bureau launched Shadow Wars in June 2018, a project investigating emerging trends in counter-terrorism operations by the US and its allies.

The global war on terror is becoming ever more diffuse, complicated and murky. Our primary concern with this project is to shed light on what this means for the civilians on the ground.

Shadow Wars expands on our drones work. The Bureau has been investigating the US's drone wars since 2010, following the drones hunting al Qaeda and its allies around the world. This work can still be found by clicking here.

The project is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Open Society Foundations.

The reporters on this project are Abigail Fielding-Smith, Jessica Purkiss and Crofton Black. Follow the links to contact them.

We also employ an Afghan-based, part-time reporter, who wishes to remain anonymous.

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