Charting the data for US airstrikes in Yemen, 2002 – 2017
Created by Bill Roggio and Bob Barry
Since 2002, the US has been conducting a covert program to target and kill al Qaeda commanders based in Yemen. Reports show that strikes have numbered 172 since 2002, 171 with enemy deaths numbering 830 and civilian deaths numbering 118.
The data is obtained from press reports from the Yemeni press, wire reports (AP, AFP, Reuters, etc.), the US military, as well as reporting from FDD’s Long War Journal. Given AQAP’s control of the areas where some strikes occur, the exact numbers for casualties are difficult to determine. The numbers below are estimates based on press reporting.
This page was last updated on Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10:35 am GMT. This will be updated when information about prior or new strikes comes to light.