U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed two civilians in 2018, U.S. reviews finds

By REUTERS
April 5, 2019 17:35
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NAIROBI - A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed two civilians in 2018, U.S. Africa Command said in a press release on Friday, adding that it believed it to be an "isolated occurrence."

The April 1 strike near El Burr, Somalia, killed two civilians and four militants, not five militants as the U.S. military had originally reported, a commander-directed review triggered by pressure from Congress and Amnesty International found.

The command has carried out 28 airstrikes in Somalia in 2019, compared with 47 in 2018 and 35 in 2017. Most publicized strikes are followed with a statement on the number of militants believed killed.


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