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  • At least 30 civilians killed in May U.S. strikes in Afghanistan, says UN

    Published on October 9, 2019

    The UN says at least 30 civilians were killed in Afghanistan when the US bombed several drug-making facilities in the western part of the country in May this year.

    The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, conducted an investigation over four months looking into what happened on May 5 when the US military bombed dozens of sites.

    The UN Mission said it began to receive reports of significant civilian harm. After a fact-finding mission to some of the impact sites and face-to-face interviews with 21 people impacted by the strikes, UNAMA said it had verified 30 civilian casualties, including 14 children and one woman.