Tuesday, 24. January 2017

Afghanistan

unoAn airstrike targeting Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Daesh, was conducted yesterday in the eastern district of Achin. In the process civilian casualties were incurred. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing of at least 15 civilian men and the injuring of at least 13 others, including at least one boy, in the strike.

In the early morning of 28 September, an international military forces unmanned aerial vehicle conducted an airstrike, reportedly targeting members of ISIL/Daesh, that struck a civilian home killing the 15 civilians.

Destroyed hospital in Kunduz. Screenshot: BBC/MSFIn Kunduz, at 2:10 am local time on Saturday October 3, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Trauma center was hit several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged. The organization confirms so far the death of nine MSF staff members during the bombing. Latest casualty figures report 37 people seriously wounded, of whom 19 are MSF staff. Some of the most critically injured are being transferred for stabilization to a hospital in Puli Khumri, two hours’ drive away. There are many patients and staff who remain unaccounted for. The numbers may grow as a clearer picture develops of the aftermath of this horrific bombing.

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