In an unprecedented moment of transparency during a 14 year covert war, US officials have met the family of an accidental drone strike victim to explain what happened and apologise.
The payment to the family of an Italian aid worker killed in a CIA attack last year is the first confirmed example of the US paying relatives of a drone strike victim.
Figures released to the Bureau provide firm evidence the US has intensified its fight against the Taliban despite officially ending combat operations against the group in 2014.
Every CIA drone strike in Pakistan until the the end of 2015 has been mapped on an infographic to show where the attacks took place and the number of people killed in each strike.
The number of civilian casualties recorded by the Bureau between January 2009 and the end of 2015 is six times higher than the US government’s figure.
Most US airstrikes in Afghanistan this year in support of ground troops not targeting suspected terrorists.
US jets kill at least 40 AQAP fighters in eastern Yemen.
Changes to the Bureau’s Afghanistan data.
The US flattened an al Shabaab training camp in central Somalia and killed around 150 people, the Pentagon said today.
UN and US data show leap in civilian casualty rate from airstrikes in Afghanistan.
The full feature on what happened in Khost on June 5 2015.
The names for all 10 came from either terrorist propaganda or the US government.
The drones hit Pakistan’s tribal areas 13 times last year, killing between 60 and 85 people.
Watchkeeper drones will be sent to Ascension Island’s RAF base for next eight months (Crown Copyright) The Army has moved to accelerate the training of pilots for its £1.2bn Watchkeeper spy drones by...
The November update on the US covert war on terror from the Bureau.
A monthly update on events in the US covert war in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia
Picture: MoD/Cpl Mark Larner In this week’s Drone News, Jack Serle and the Guardian’s Alice Ross discuss the Bureau’s investigation into Watchkeeper, the British Army’s “affordable” £1.2bn drone, whic...
A monthly update on the US covert drone war.
Hailed by ministers as an “affordable solution,” the price of the contract has jumped from £800m to £1.2bn - and ten years after the deal was signed, only 33 of the fleet have been delivered.