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Martine van Bijlert < 1 min

GEO TV, 20 April 2017

Article based on Reuters’ reporting of the aftermath of the US’ Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb quotes AAN’s Kate Clark:

Residents in Achin district say that they knew of no civilians still living voluntarily in the areas near the Islamic State stronghold, but it is still not clear if other non-combatants may have been involved.

‘The people who’d normally be talking have fled, and there have been very few reports from inside Islamic State territory,’ said Kate Clark, a senior researcher for the Afghan Analysts Network. ‘The jury’s still out on many things with this strike.’