US air strikes in Somalia have surged in the past two years – more than 100 have been launched since President Trump relaxed protections for civilians in 2017. Despite this, the US consistently claims not to have killed or injured a single civilian there. Evidence from in-depth Amnesty International investigation shows otherwise – in just five incidents US air strikes were found to have killed at least 14 civilians and injured eight more.
Illustration © Mike Dawson. This piece originally appeared on Popula.
None of the people Amnesty International spoke to for its report had been interviewed by any government officials.
The USA must investigate now.
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