Study: U.S.-Led Airstrikes in Afghanistan Up by 330% Since 2017

HeadlineDec 09, 2020

A new study shows the number of Afghan civilians killed in airstrikes led by the U.S. and allies has risen by 330% since 2017. The study, published by the Costs of War Project at Brown University, reports in 2019 alone about 700 people were killed by airstrikes carried out by the Trump administration.

Meanwhile, Save the Children reports Afghanistan was one of the most dangerous countries in the world for children as a result of the ongoing war between the U.S.-backed Afghan government and the Taliban. U.N. data showed over 26,000 children had been killed or injured from 2005 to 2019.

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