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‘Death Falling From the Sky’: Report Spotlights Civilian Harm From US Drone Strikes in Yemen

A report published Tuesday by Yemeni human rights defenders examines dozens of casualties resulting from U.S. drone strikes and other attacks on civilians in the war-torn nation in recent years, incidents the publication says often occur without accountability, investigation, compensation – and sometimes even acknowledgment.

The report – entitled Death Falling From the Sky: Civilian Harm from the United States’ Use of Lethal Force in Yemen (pdf) – was published by Mwatana for Human Rights. It covers a dozen US military operations conducted between January 2017 and January 2019, a period during which then-President Donald Trump loosened the military’s rules of engagement that were meant to protect civilians.

“At least 38 Yemeni civilians, including 13 children, six women, and 19 men, were killed in these operations,” the report notes. “At least seven civilians, including six children, five of whom were under the age of 10, and one man, were injured. Civilians were going about their everyday lives – driving to visit friends, bringing food to their families, sleeping in their homes – when killed or injured.”

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