In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In March 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news were on transparency, war crimes, and further proflieration. ...

Only weeks after EFAD member Amnesty International published a report titled 'The Hidden US War in Somalia; Civilian Casualties from Air Strikes in Lower Shabelle', the US has admitted that its operations in Somalia have led to civilian casualties. An internal review of US Africom, responsible for the air strikes, found that a "breakdown in reporting" had lead to wrong...

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On Tuesday the 19th of March, the Higher Administrative Court in Münster ruled in favour of 3 Yemeni claimants on many key points, as they argued that the US' use of Ramstein air base for drone strikes violated German and international law. The case was brought by three members of the bin Ali Jaber family, who lost two relatives in a US...

A new report by EFAD member Amnesty International details how US airstrikes, carried out with both drones and manned aircraft, have killed more civilians than the Pentagon admits. Under Trump, Somalia was declared an active area of hostilities in 2017. Since then, the frequency of airstrikes has increased rapidly. The US military has maintained the position that there were zero...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. In February 2019 the most frequent topics discussed in drone news included stories the ambitions of Russia, the United Kingdom, the US, Belgium and the Netherlands....