Sunday, 6 March 2016

U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Killing Civilians at Greatest Rate in Seven Years

U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Are Killing Civilians at Greatest Rate in Seven Years
On average, one civilian was killed for every four drone or jet strikes in 2015—up from one civilian death for every 11 attacks the year before, and the first time the casualty rate has risen since 2011, according to research by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. The rate was last at such levels at the height of the Afghanistan War in 2008, when one civilian was killed for every three attacks.

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