US Airstrikes Kill 16 more Civilians in Afghanistan
Islam Times - At least 16 Afghan civilians, including children, have been killed in bombings by US warplanes in the country’s eastern Nangarhar Province.
Hajji Saz Wali, the governor of Haska Meena District in the southern part of Nangarhar Province, said the victims included women and children, with eight of the dead from one family, and four others from a second. It was the second time since July 24 that US airstrikes in that district killed civilians, according to Afghan officials. An MP from Nangarhar, Esmatullah Shinwari, said at the time that at least 8 people were killed and 10 wounded as result of the attack, while urging to halt indiscriminate bombings.
The US is indiscriminately killing civilians in Afghan airstrikes while claiming to be targeting ISIS terrorists in the war-torn country.
In April, the US dropped “The Mother of All Bombs,” also known as the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) on district of Achin in southern Nangarhar Province. Although the bomb was said to kill over 90 IS fighters, its use has sparked a debate, with some blaming Washington for disproportionate use of force. The impact from the bomb reportedly affected nearby villages causing destruction to homes.
Afghanistan is still suffering from insecurity and violence years after the United States and its allies invaded the country in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The invasion removed the Taliban from power, but militancy still rages on in the country.
In recent months, ISIS Takfiri terrorists have been penetrating Afghanistan through alliances with local terrorist groups.
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