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Only 12% of People Killed in US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Identified as Militants, Says Report

Research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, an independent news organisation based at City University, London, has found that only 12% of …

Guess Which 8 Countries the U.S. is Waging Secret Drone Campaigns Against?

Do you know all the places where the U.S. currently deploys drones to wage shadow wars against an undeclared enemy? Drones have become the new tool …

Middle East

Targeted Killings

Targeted killings, especially those conducted by drone strikes, have become a central component of U.S. counterterrorism operations around the …

The Drone War: A Comprehensive Map of Lethal U.S. Attacks

In 2002 the first Hellfire missile was shot from a U.S.-operated drone at suspected terrorists in Yemen. Since then an estimated 480 more unmanned …

The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone

On January 26, <i>The New York Times</i> claimed that “a CIA drone strike in Yemen. . . . killed three suspected Qaeda fighters on Monday.” How did they know …

41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground

The drones came for Ayman Zawahiri on 13 January 2006, hovering over a village in Pakistan called Damadola. Ten months later, they came again for the man who would become al-Qaida’s leader, this time in Bajaur.<p>Drones graphic<p>Eight years later, Zawahiri is still alive. Seventy-six children and 29 …

U.S. Resumes Drone Attacks In Pakistan

Strikes in Tribal Area Rife With Militants Are First of 2014 and Follow Insurgent Assault on Karachi's Airport<p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—At least two U.S. drone strikes hit Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, a stronghold for militants, Pakistani officials said, marking a resumption of the drone …

Pakistan

Most US drone strikes in Pakistan attack houses

<i>Students gather at the site of a suspected CIA drone strike on a seminary in Hangu district</i> <i><br>(Reuters/Syed Shah)</i><p>Domestic buildings have been hit by …

The Unblinking Stare

The drone war in Pakistan.<p>At the Pearl Continental Hotel, in Peshawar, a concrete tower enveloped by flowering gardens, the management has adopted security precautions that have become common in Pakistan’s upscale hospitality industry: razor wire, vehicle barricades, and police crouching in …

US sends missiles and drones to Iraq to fight al-Qaeda

<b>The US has delivered dozens of missiles to Iraq to help combat al-Qaeda, US and Iraqi officials have said.</b><p>They said that about 75 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles had been sent last week.<p>A shipment of unmanned ScanEagles surveillance drones is also expected next year.<p>Iraqi troops have recently …

The numbers behind the worldwide trade in drones

There are more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) - or drones - being transferred between countries than ever before, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri).<p>Between 2010 and 2014, there were 439 drones exchanged compared to 322 in the five years previous to …

Exports