We reported two weeks ago on the killing of 16 year-old Yemeni teenager Abdul-Rahman, the son of Anwar al-Alwaki who was himself the victim of a drone strike a few weeks previously. However Abdul-Rahamn was not the only 16 year-old killed in… Read More ›
A US drone strike in Yemen on Thursday (5th May), was an attempt to assassinate US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, said to be head of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Two Saudi brothers were killed in the strike but Al-Awlaki apparently… Read More ›
In Pakistan drone strikes seem to have ceased since 23rd January. While there have been pauses in drone strikes in Pakistan before, there has been speculation that this latest pause is connected to diplomatic efforts to secure the release of… Read More ›
Although Wikileaks has only released a small amount of US diplomatic cables so far – the full release is expected later this week – there has already been some significant information about the use of armed drones. [Also see list of cables released… Read More ›
The growing use of unmanned drones in armed conflicts around the world seems set to continue into the future despite calls for restraint and regulation. As legal groups in the US file lawsuits to try to prevent the drone assassination… Read More ›
Interesting report from Frank Gardner on Radio 4 focusing on Al-Qaida in Yemen but also looking at the CIA’s use of Reaper drone flying from Djibouti. Second report in a week looking at drones on the Today programme.