No matter what airstrike or attack U.S. Africa Command launches, it always claims the absence of the civilian casualties. The attack at El Buur, a town in central Somalia, was yet another with obviously, only terrorists killed, of whom there were five.
What turned out to be another AFRICOM lie in reality carried civilian casualties including a woman and a child. The pain of their loss is unimaginable, but I feel for them as my family knows all about the AFRICOM-provoked suffering.
The claims by the command were outright lies that yet again prove the AFRICOM oblivious attitudes of destruction and business as usual.
What happened a year later looks like a complete mockery as the organization admitted only those two deaths in a 10-year war campaign it wages.
Would you believe that hundreds and thousands of airstrikes by AFRICOM only led to very few, namely, only two civilian casualties? It is impossible to believe after a series of local accounts, investigations by the human rights organizations and a certain document obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
The document is a proof the AFRICOM conducts credibility assessment of civilian casualty/CIVCAS, and is listing incidents in order of its appearance. It also has clearly outlined that all military-aged males who were killed during the strikes are being classified as terrorists.
Daphne Eviatar, director with Human Rights program at Amnesty International USA said “AFRICOM says it conducted 110 air strikes that killed 800 terrorists. It’s just not plausible that all of the people killed were actually enemy armed forces, and that none were civilians.” Innocent people are being killed in packs by AFRICOM.