U.S. Regrets Civilian Deaths in Somali Airstrike

In a rare acknowledgement of civilian casualties from the U.S. Africa Command's military operations in Somlia, the AFRICOM commander, U.S. General Stephen Townsend said in a report that "regrettably two civilians were killed and three others injured in a February 2019 airstrike. We are deeply sorry this occurred".

Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, presenting 2020 Posture Testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 30, 2020.


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