Residents of Helmand province who have lost family members as a result of foreign troops' airstrikes are asking for compensation.
They said that because the bombings killed their breadwinners, they are currently in a difficult economic situation and have not received any financial assistance.
Mohammad Baran, a Helmand family's only breadwinner, said that the bombing by foreign forces resulted in the deaths of four members of his family. He said that nobody has yet started an investigation into the nature of this event.
"So far, nobody has come, spoken to us, or asked, and you can see that this is our current situation," Mohammad Baran said.
As a result of the foreign forces' bombardment, a woman said she lost two of her young sons and other family members.
"When I came, I saw that they were laying on either side, their heads were lying on one side and their legs on the other,” said Fatima, mother of the victims.
However, according to the Action on Armed Violence (AAOV), Britain has provided compensation to the families of 64 children who were killed during a military operation by this nation's army in Afghanistan.
“Dozens of children in Afghanistan were killed following actions by British forces, with each child’s death paying out – on average – just £1,656 in compensation," according to data from Action on Armed Violence (AAOV).
"Between 2006-14, there were 64 confirmed child victims in Afghanistan where the British military paid compensation, although the number of children killed could be as high as 135,” AAOV report reads.
Meanwhile, local Helmand officials said that the airstrikes and night operations of foreign forces have resulted in the deaths of thousands of families in this province.
"There are not a few but hundreds of families in Helmand whose family members were martyred due to bombing and night operations,” said Mawlawi Mohammad Qasim Riaz, deputy Director of Information and Culture of Helmand.
According to a BBC report, the Defense Ministry of Britain In total paid out £688,000 for 289 Afghan civilian deaths between 2006-14.
Between 2006-2014, the British Ministry of Defense has paid a total of more than 650,000 pounds in compensation to the families of the victims, whose number reached more than 280 people.
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