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US airstrikes in Somalia are killing civilians, Amnesty International says

On Tuesday, human rights organization Amnesty International released a report in which it claims that US airstrikes in Somalia have killed 14 civilians and injured 8 more.

US airstrikes on the African country have increased under US President Trump. In 2018, 47 airstrikes were carried out, killing 338 members of the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab militant group. So far this year, 28 strikes were launched, killing 230 militants. The US military has consistently denied that the airstrikes target civilians and officials with US Africa Command were quick to dismiss the conclusions of the report, saying that the US military had investigated various claims of civilian casualties, but found no credible evidence.

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