Drone Warfare

Tracking US drone strikes and other covert actions in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. The Bureau’s comprehensive reporting on civilian deaths helped lead to greater official transparency on targeted killing, and we will continue to provide the data needed to hold the White House to account.

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Current Statistics

4,399
Minimum Confirmed Strikes
6,791-9,870
Total Killed
753-1,487
Civilians Killed
262-331
Children Killed

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