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The United States dropped a record number of bombs on Afghanistan

This has not happened in the last 10 years: the U.S. set a record for bombing Afghanistan. The country dropped 7,423 bombs, almost twice as many as at the peak of the 2009 bombings. Military casualties in the first six months alone were 717 civilians.

In 2019, the U.S. military in Afghanistan broke the 10-year record for bombing the country. This is what the U.S. Air Force Central Command's media reports say.

It is reported that in 2019 the Americans dropped 7,423 munitions on Afghanistan. For comparison, in 2009, when the last peak of bombardments, the U.S. military dropped 4,147 munitions.

The increase in the number of bombings in the U.S. media is associated with the coming to power in U.S. President Donald Trump, as soon after that, the White House lifted restrictions on air operations, which were introduced to reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties. As a result, according to the UN, in the first half of 2019 alone, 717 civilians were killed due to the actions of Afghan government forces and the U.S. — 31% more than in 2018.

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