Drone wars: the full data

Between 2010 and 2020 the Bureau collected data on US strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen from government, military and intelligence officials, and from credible media, academic and other sources, including on occasion Bureau researchers. Here we collect and present quantitative data on strikes and casualty estimates in spreadsheets, and qualitative data in narrative timelines. Please note that our data changes according to our current understanding of particular strikes. The information contained in the spreadsheets and timelines represents our best estimates.

More information on our methodology can be found here.





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  • Mudit Bhandari

    Are these Drone attacks, pre-emptive or anticipatory attacks in self-defence?

  • Umer

    How I can cite this source?

  • Miriam Wells

    Hi, you can use our work in any way you like as long as you credit the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Thanks

  • Ethan Allen

    Having recently become aware of your work, perused your site, and signing up for your notifications; it gave me a strange pause to notice the "Comment awaiting moderation" banner herein affixed to two comments offered many months ago. Do you accept open and appropriate comments and discussion of your offerings?
    As Usual,

  • Frankie Goodway in reply to Ethan Allen

    Hello Ethan,
    We do indeed accept appropriate comments. We're a small team, and these seem to have slipped through the net. Thanks for highlighting, I'll review them now.
    All the best,

  • Ethan Allen in reply to Frankie Goodway

    Note: This reply is to a very timely and informative response to me from Frankie Goodway (see above); I have no idea who "ERIC" is.
    Re: Frankie
    The excellent reporting by Jack Serle & Jessica Purkiss in their <u>Drone Wars; The Full Data</u> article is certainly comprehensive and well presented, and deserves as wide a distribution as possible.
    Has your 'team' done any investigation into Julian Assange's disgusting treatment at the hands of the British legal system?
    Thank you for the prompt and courteous reply.
    As Usual,