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Somalia: Investigations into civilian casualties from US air strikes in Somalia urgently needed

, Index number: AFR 52/1056/2019

Recent research by Amnesty International found that 14 civilians had been killed and eight more injured in five US air strikes in Somalia since April 2017. Given that the US has conducted more than 120 additional strikes across Somalia in the past two-and-a-half years, the true number of civilian casualties is likely to be higher. However, Amnesty International is yet to see evidence that the US and Somalia have taken concrete steps to thoroughly investigate allegations of civilian casualties and ensure survivors of air strikes and families of victims are afforded their right to justice, accountability and remedy.

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