New Report: 1600 AMISOM Soldiers So Far Killed in Somalia
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Sept. 11, 2019
A new study report has emerged approximating that nearly 1600 AMISOM soldiers have been killed in the war torn Somalia
The study by the New York based International Peace Institute (IPI)’s Global Observatory Publication, is basing its latest estimates primarily on the recently published financial statements from the African Union (AU) for the years 2014 to 2018.
The new figure of 1587 fatalities was arrived at by summing the estimated 439 deaths suffered by Amisom by 2012, and the 1148 estimated fatalities suffered from 2014 to 2018.
These estimates are derived from the AU’s financial statements on AMISOM’s death and disability compensation payments between August 2009 and September 2012 and from 2014 to 2018.
The AU doesn’t publish any information about AMISOM causalities. It only leaves the decision to release this information to the respective troop-contributing countries (TCCs).
To date however, no AMISOM TCC has publicly released a comprehensive list of their personnel killed in Somalia.
But according to Paul D Williams who authored the IPI report published this week, plausible estimates can be drawn from the AU financials which indicate exactly the amount that was paid out as compensation to the families of casualties, as well as those that were wounded in battle.
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