Monday, October 5, 2015 - 06:31
The United States began to use drones in Yemen in 2002 to kill individuals affiliated with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and its predecessor organizations and disrupt its operations there and abroad.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 06:38
The CIA and U.S. Special Operations forces have launched a secret campaign to hunt terrorism suspects in Syria as part of a targeted killing program that is run separately from the broader U.S. military offensive against the Islamic State, U.S. officials said.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 06:08
Last week, the Pentagon confirmed that an American drone strike in Raqqa, Syria, killed a hacker named Junaid Hussain, a British man also believed to be a recruiter for ISIL. Hussain allegedly helped radicalize one of the shooters who attacked a cartoon drawing contest in Texas earlier this year.
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 07:17
A drone strike killed at least five suspected militants traveling in a car in an al Qaeda stronghold in eastern Yemen overnight, residents said, the latest in a series of attacks by suspected U.S. aircraft.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 06:56
Four suspected al-Qaeda militants were killed overnight in an apparent US drone strike in Mukalla, the southern Yemeni city that the group overran in April, a local official said on Sunday.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 06:50
The number of U.S. military and intelligence daily drone flights will be increased by 50 percent in coming years, a senior Pentagon official said.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 06:10
Two men have pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs by a drone, the Los Angeles Times has reported. This is the first cross-border drug seizure by U.S. law enforcement involving a drone, federal authorities said Wednesday.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:26
A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen on Wednesday killed five suspected al-Qaida militants traveling in a vehicle near an extremist-held coastal city, military and security officials said.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 07:08
A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five al Qaeda fighters in eastern Yemen on Wednesday, officials said, as Islamist militant groups claimed a string of attacks in the war-torn country.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 07:01
The U.S. is in talks with North African countries about positioning drones at a base on their soil to ramp up surveillance of Islamic State in Libya in what would be the most significant expansion of the campaign against the extremist group in the region.