What a horrible legacy.

The Americans commonly dismissed these civilians casualties of war as “collateral damage“. I haven’t heard that expression used much lately.

Peter Beaumont, writing in The Guardian »

Encompassing attacks on Islamic State in Syria, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as strikes against militant and terror groups in Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan and Libya, the US has said it had conducted at least 91,340 strikes in 20 years – including 9,000 against the Islamic State, the Airwars report said.

Based on that total, Airwars has calculated that “US actions likely killed at least 22,679 civilians, with that number potentially as high as 48,308”.