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Covert Drone Warfare, By the Numbers

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 By John Light, Moyers & Company | News Analysis
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Predator drones(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)Unmanned drones have been used to kill thousands of suspected militants — and civilians — and not just in open war zones like Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. Drone strikes have also been used in covert wars in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The graphs below show drone related deaths in these secret wars. Using statistics gathered by reporters at the U.K.-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, these charts reveal more about these victims and where they lived.

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John Light

John Light is a writer and digital producer for the Moyers team. His work has appeared at The Atlantic, Grist, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate, Vox and Al Jazeera, and has been broadcast on Public Radio International. He's a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter: @LightTweeting.

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Covert Drone Warfare, By the Numbers

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 By John Light, Moyers & Company | News Analysis
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Predator drones(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)Unmanned drones have been used to kill thousands of suspected militants — and civilians — and not just in open war zones like Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq. Drone strikes have also been used in covert wars in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The graphs below show drone related deaths in these secret wars. Using statistics gathered by reporters at the U.K.-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, these charts reveal more about these victims and where they lived.

2013 0313mo ch

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

John Light

John Light is a writer and digital producer for the Moyers team. His work has appeared at The Atlantic, Grist, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate, Vox and Al Jazeera, and has been broadcast on Public Radio International. He's a graduate of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Follow him on Twitter: @LightTweeting.