[Despite Drone Deaths being reported as early as 2011:

(http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2011/jul/05/afghanistan-raf-drone-civilian-deaths).  PKC.]

The RAF ‘Claims’ its “rigorous” targeting means it has caused no civilian casualties since the air campaign began in 2014.

Such ‘statistics’ fly in the face of the anti-drone lobby, which sees Reapers as robot death machines with no human control.

Flight Lieutenant Tim said: “The disappointment is the British misconception — it makes you feel like they just don’t get it.

“That anti-drone killing machine myth is out there, and it’s going to be very hard to break down.”

AT her secret Middle East base, RAF Warrant Officer Tina is taking the fight to IS – flying killer drones to attack the terror group who she likens to Nazis.

The Sun was granted exclusive access to the base, dubbed The Rock, where daily sorties are launched over Iraq and Syria.

Tina — whose full identity, like those of her colleagues, is protected for security reasons — says: “I compare these guys to the Nazis, the way they came along and treated people and tried to enforce their beliefs on people. They’ve got to be stopped.

The crew, officially named the Launch and Recovery Element, are responsible for the Reaper drones’ take-off and landing.

Once drones are airborne, control is switched via satellite link to either Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas or RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, from where they are flown by a pilot who has trained on air force jets or helicopters, while a navigator operates the sensors.

The two-man flight crews are backed by an intelligence officer who monitors the feeds.

Last year Reapers flown from the dust-bowl airbase wiped out British jihadis Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, and provided additional “eyes in the sky” for the fatal US strike on executioner Mohammed Emwazi, AKA Jihadi John.

The Reaper team have all conducted operational missions over Iraq and Syria, where they are turning the tide against IS.

RAF Reapers have now spotted IS commanders fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul ahead of a mass offensive, a top commander revealed.

Vital intelligence gathered by the fleet confirms that senior leaders are sneaking west to the terror state’s Syrian capital, Raqqa.

A senior RAF commander told The Sun: “We’re seeing clear evidence of senior Daesh leadership leaving Mosul.

“They know what’s coming.”

The UK has ten Reapers which are primarily used for providing an unblinking gaze on the ground — but if needed, air crews can unleash a terrifying arsenal.

Each Reaper can carry up to four Hellfire missiles and two Paveway II 500lb bombs.

Source: Meet Tina… the RAF Reaper drone pilot flying missions from secret base to take down ISIS