The US drone program continues a decade and a half since it began with no clear end in sight . . .

In fresh drone strikes by the US nearly 30 people have been killed in the Nanghar region of Afghanistan a few miles outside the capital , Kabul. Officials have said all victims in this strike were members of the Taliban.

People of the Middle East are no strangers to the US’s drone program which operates in a number of different countries which include Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq and even Somalia not forgetting Libya also which was bombed back to the middle ages by a US led NATO air campaign against the Libyan armed forces and the government at the time.

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (formerly named Predator B)
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (formerly named Predator B)

Information released by the Bureau of investigative journalism shows statistics of strikes by US drones and the victims of those strikes. The most recent drone strike by the US in Afghanistan killed 10 people information about this strike is still coming in as i write this.

Below I will supply full data sheet with casualty estimates from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s website. The data sheet estimates casualties of the drone program across numerous countries from as far back as 2002 all the way up to the most recent strikes today.

Bureau of Investigative Journalism data sheets:

Casualty estimates

Reported deaths and injuries

Pakistan 2004–2015
CIA Drone Strikes

Our complete
Pakistan datasheet

Most recent strike:
June 6 2015

Total strikes: 419
Obama strikes: 368
Total killed: 2,467-3,976
Civilians killed: 423-965
Children killed: 172-207
Injured: 1,152-1,731

Yemen 2002–2015
US Covert Action

Our complete
Yemen datasheet

Most recent strike:
July 11 2015

Confirmed drone strikes: 101-121
Total killed: 467-695
Civilians killed: 65-97
Children killed: 8-9
Injured: 92-221

Possible extra drone strikes:78-94
Total killed: 328-480
Civilians killed: 26-61
Children killed: 6-9
Injured: 78-105

Other covert operations: 15-72
Total killed: 156-365
Civilians killed: 68-99
Children killed: 26-28
Injured: 15-102

Somalia 2007–2015
US Covert Action

Our complete
Somalia datasheet

Most recent strike:
July 15 2015

Drone strikes: 10-14
Total killed: 25-108
Civilians killed: 0-5
Children killed: 0
Injured: 2-7

Other covert operations: 8-11
Total killed: 40-141
Civilians killed: 7-47
Children killed: 0-2
Injured: 11-21


Most recent strike:
July 16 2015

Confirmed strikes: 28
Total killed: 309-451
Civilians killed: 14-39
Children killed: 0-18
Injured: 18-22

Possible extra strikes: 32
Total killed: 168-217
Civilians killed: 0-3
Children killed: 0-2
Injured: 9

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