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The UN’s Call for Global Ceasefire Hasn’t Stopped the U.S. from Bombing Somalia

When the U.N. secretary-general called for a global ceasefire in March while the world battles COVID-19, most countries supported the measure — but not the U.S. In fact, the U.S. has been quietly ramping up airstrikes in al Shabaab-controlled areas of Somalia for months, and human rights groups on the ground are sounding the alarm…

The UN’s Call for Global Ceasefire Hasn’t Stopped the U.S. from Bombing Somalia
When the U.N. secretary-general called for a global ceasefire in March while the world battles COVID-19, most countries supported the measure — but not the U.S.

In fact, the U.S. has been quietly ramping up airstrikes in al Shabaab-controlled areas of Somalia for months, and human rights groups on the ground are sounding the alarm over civilian casualties.

Using open-source material like cell phone footage and satellite images, Amnesty International is investigating credible reports of civilian deaths, many of which have so far been unexplained and unaccounted for by the U.S. military’s Africa Command.

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