20 July 2013, WP: U.S. military drone surveillance is expanding to hot spots beyond declared combat zones

19 July 2013

U.S. military drone network in the Middle East and Africa

In the aftermath of the war in Iraq and as the U.S. military withdraws from Afghanistan, the Pentagon is shifting its fleet of drones to other global hot spots. Among them is Turkey, where the Air Force operates four unarmed Predator drones from Incirlik Air Base.

Note: The CIA also operates drones from a base in Saudi Arabia. SOURCES: Staff reports. GRAPHIC: The Washington Post. Published July 19, 2013.