Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Price of an Afghan Life

 British forces are linked to the deaths of 86 children and more than 200 adult civilians during the Afghanistan conflict,  the youngest recorded civilian victim was three years old.

In February 2008 a family received just £104.17 for a confirmed fatality and property damage.

£586.42 for the death of a 10-year-old boy in December 2009.

£4,233.60 for four children "shot and killed by ISAF (International Security Assistance Force)" in the same month. There is no record of this incident in the English language media.

Five Afghan children wounded by stray bullets fired from a British army Apache helicopter received £7,204.97.

A family of three Afghan farmers allegedly killed in cold blood in 2012 received £3,634 three weeks after the incident. The logs describe the money as an “assistance payment to be made to calm local atmopherics [sic]”.

The Ministry of Defence paid out £688,000 for 289 civilian deaths between 2006-14, an average of £2,380.

Afghanistan war: UK's lowest payout for civilian death was £104.17 - BBC News

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