Amnesty Accuses Trump of ‘War Crimes’ in Somalia

Amnesty Accuses Trump of ‘War Crimes’ in Somalia

March 21, 2019

The U.S. military may have committed lethal “war crimes” against “numerous” civilians, including children, in its airstrike campaign against the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab in Somalia, the human rights group Amnesty International claimed Wednesday.

In a new report, Amnesty alleges that five of the more than 100 bombs air-dropped on Somalian jihadis under President Trump’s watch have killed 14 civilians and wounded eight others, including women and children.

U.S. Africa Command maintains that its airstrikes only target al-Shabaab and have killed no civilians.

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