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 civilian casualties during the more than 100 strikes carried out since early 2017. But research conducted by Amnesty found at least 14 civilian casualties as a result of only 5 of those airstrikes.
Date: 20 March, 2019
Author: Amnesty International