Drones

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 07:20
Over the past decade, the United States (US) and its Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have waged a violent drone campaign in Pakistan, years of what many detractors of America’s drone policy have lumped into the US’ much larger and felonious “dirty wars.” The death toll, as a result of US drones, reached its highpoint in 2010 with approximately 122 strikes made against a long list of militants, operatives, leaders, and suspected terrorist from a wide spectrum of jihadi militant organizations.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 05:55
A U.S. air strike last week targeted a senior leader of the al Qaeda-linked militant group al Shabaab in Somalia, but the Pentagon was still assessing the drone strike operation's results, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 06:53
The U.S. drone strike that killed the Taliban’s top leader as he traveled through Pakistan reflects just how much the U.S. is willing to disregard an ally it increasingly sees as an obstacle to securing peace in Afghanistan.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 07:09
For the past decade British intelligence has systematically co-operated with US and Yemeni agencies in the covert war against al-Qaeda in Yemen, a VICE News investigation can reveal.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 06:30
U.S. aircraft destroyed a car carrying “core al-Qaeda” members in northwestern Syria, Tuesday night, according to Pentagon officials. It is the second strike against the group’s affiliate in Syria in less than 72 hours.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:30
The U.S. military says it has carried out a drone strike against a key member of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia. Officials accuse the militant of planning at least two deadly attacks in Mogadishu last year.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:19
Cameroon's army is deploying drones to identify and target Boko Haram positions along the country's border with Nigeria, a region that is frequently targeted by the Islamist militant group.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 06:34
More than a dozen Islamic State militants were killed in a drone attack in eastern Afghanistan Sunday night, just hours after President Ashraf Ghani said his country was becoming a “graveyard” for members of the terrorist group, a government official said.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 06:29
ON October 14, President Barack Obama announced to Congress that America’s global war on Islamic terrorism had expanded to yet another front: The U.S. was sending 300 troops to a new drone base inside Cameroon, along that country’s volatile border with Nigeria, where Boko Haram is most active.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:47
The Obama administration received poor grades — including three F’s — in a new report card released today evaluating their progress made in implementing nonpartisan recommendations to reform U.S. drone policy.

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