“Between 2010 and 2020 the Bureau [of Investigative Journalism] tracked US drone strikes and other covert actions in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. The comprehensive reporting on civilian deaths helped lead to greater official transparency on targeted killing, and provided the data needed to hold the White House to account.

Minimum Confirmed Strikes: 14,040

Total Killed: 8,858 – 16,901

Civilians Killed: 910 – 2,200

Children Killed: 283 – 454

The figures above are running totals of US actions and resulting deaths since the Bureau began recording data.”

– The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, “Drone Warfare,” thebureauinvestigates.com, accessed on August 30, 2022,

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