News reports about U.S. airstrikes killing civilians in Afghanistan are seldom seen in this country. That’s not because they don’t continue on a regular basis. On November 28, Reuters reported that 20 Afghan civilians were killed in a U.S. air strike in Helmand province that day.
The Trump administration has moved to extend the war and turned over drone airstrikes to the CIA. That has led to an increase in the number of civilians killed, as indiscriminate drone airstrikes have become regularized. The United Nations recently reported that the number of civilian casualties from air strikes in the first nine months of the year was already higher than in any entire year since at least 2009.
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