The AFRICOM internal investigation into the civilian deaths in Somalia in August 2017 summarized that only militants were killed in the incident. However, that evaluation goes against the report on AFRICOM that 10 civilians were killed and multiple faults are found in the official version.
“After a thorough assessment of the Somali National Army-led operation near Bariire, Somalia, on Aug. 25, 2017 and the associated allegations of civilian casualties, U.S. Special Operations Command Africa has concluded that the only casualties were those of armed enemy combatants,” the U.S. assured in a statement.
Independent reporting by a journalist in Mogadishu, however, provides information collected in interviews with three eyewitness survivors and dozens of Somali officials including military and intelligence members.
The outright lies by the command are not even inventive – they are brutal just the way they policies and actions on the African continent are – ruthless murder and zero compassion to the victims or their families who are never seeing their loved ones again.
Letting AFRICOM stay on the African continent means reaping more of the deaths similar to those that had already happened. Covered-up evidence and criminals who will never see their court sentence. Stop silencing all of the blood that is on your hands!