Casualty Estimates   The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Protest Drone Attacks

CIA Drone Strikes in Pakistan 2004–2013

Total US strikes: 366
Obama strikes: 314 
Total reported killed: 2,537-3,581
Civilians reported killed: 411-884
Children reported killed: 168-197
Total reported injured: 1,174-1,465


US Covert Action in Yemen 2002–2013

Confirmed US drone strikes: 43-53
Total reported killed: 228-328 
Civilians reported killed: 12-45 
Children reported killed: 
Reported injured: 62-144
Possible extra US drone strikes: 77-95
Total reported killed: 277-443
Civilians reported killed: 23-49
Children reported killed: 9-10
Reported injured: 73-94
All other US covert operations: 12-76
Total reported killed: 148-366
Civilians reported killed: 60-87
Children reported killed: 25
Reported injured: 22-111

US Covert Action in Somalia 2007–2013

US drone strikes: 3-9
Total reported killed: 7-27
Civilians reported killed: 0-15
Children reported killed: 0
Reported injured: 2-24
All other US covert operations: 7-14
Total reported killed: 51-143
Civilians reported killed: 11-42
Children reported killed: 1-3
Reported injured: 15-20

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By Published On: April 4th, 20132 Comments


  1. mondeto April 12, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    How are these estimates arrived at?

  2. wammtoday April 14, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    If you go to the website, the link to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism above is alive, they have a section on how they get and interpret the data.
    You will also find that the links for each country are live as well if you run your cursor over them.

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