Drone war report, January – June 2015: controversial ‘signature strikes’ hit Yemen and Pakistan

01 July 2015

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President Barack Obama publicly apologized for killing American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto, two al Qaeda hostages, in a signature strike in Pakistan (Photo: White House)
[ Not a word about the 3076 [1] to 4940 [2] others. ]

Afghanistan: confirmed US drone and air strikes
  All strikes, June 2015 All strikes, 2015
All US strikes 8 17
Total reported killed 50-89 128-180
Civilians reported killed 14-39 14-39
Children reported killed 0-18 0-18
Total reported injured 17 18
Somalia: all US drone strikes *
  All strikes, June 2015 All strikes, 2015 to date All strikes, 2007 to date
All US strikes 0 2 9-13
Total reported killed 0 5-12 23-105
Civilians reported killed 0 0-4 0-5
Children reported killed 0 0 0
Total reported injured 0 0 2-7
Pakistan: CIA drone strikes **
  All strikes, June 2015 All strikes, 2015 to date All strikes, 2004 to date
CIA drone strikes 2 11 419
Total reported killed 11-14 51-72 2,467-3,976
Civilians reported killed 0-3 2-5 423-965
Children reported killed 0 0 172-207
Total reported injured 4 19-25 1,152-1,731
Yemen: all confirmed US drone strikes *
  All strikes, June 2015 All strikes, 2015 to date All strikes, 2002 to date
All US strikes 2 12-13 99-119
Total reported killed 7-8 39-55 460-681
Civilians reported killed 0 1-3 65-97
Children reported killed 0 1-2 8-9
Total reported injured 2 6 92-221

* The Bureau’s estimates are based predominantly on information from open sources like media reports. Sometimes it is not possible to reconcile details in different reports. This is why we use ranges for our record of casualties and, in the case of Yemen and Somalia, our strike tallies.

** In Pakistan the US has only carried out drone strikes.

[1]min: 128 + 23 + 2467 - 2 + 460 = 3076
[2]max: 180 + 105 + 3976 - 2 + 681 = 4940