US Airstrike Has Killed Atleast 30 Afghans In May In Farah Province

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Reports say that 30 Afghan civilians were killed and nine others were injured in a US-led airstrike in the western Afghan province of Farah in the month of May.

Written By Divyam Jain | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Reports say that 30 Aghan civilians were killed and nine others were injured in a US-led airstrike in the western Afghan province of Farah in May, The United Nations has stated in its report. The report was released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on October 9. Meanwhile, the US Forces in Afghanistan have dismissed the report.

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Contents of the report

The report stated that airstrike took place in Bakwa district and that civilian houses were hit in midst of the strike. The strike was conducted in May when Afghan Ministry of Interior announced that 68 illicit narcotic-processing factories which were the target in an airstrike in Bakwa, Farah. The report also claimed that 150 Taliban were killed and 40 were injured in these airstrikes. But residents have reacted differently by claiming that victims were civilians. Air Strikes on May 5 had hit more than 60 sites in the western Afghan provinces of Farah and Nimroz bordering Iran, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UN Human Rights Office said in a joint report. Since the past few years, US forces have struck sites which were used for manufacturing drugs as a way to cut off funds to the Taliban militant group.

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US Forces opposes UN report

The US forces in Afghanistan meanwhile have opposed the UN report in Afghanistan airstrikes and have disputed the findings in a series of tweets.

US forces for Afghanistan also said that UN report relies on sources which are not credible and support-

(With inputs from agencies)

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