TBIJ> Latest Casualty Estimates, Drone Strikes

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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  1. 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.


  2. How are these estimates arrived at?


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