Philippines president says children killed in his brutal drug war are ‘collateral damage’


Philippines president says children killed in his brutal drug war are
A police officer stands guard on top of a Mosque during a police operation against illegal drugs EPA

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has said that innocent people and children killed by police and death squads are just ‘collateral damage’ – and an inevitable part of his ‘war on drugs’.

In an interview with al-Jazeera, Duterte said, ‘When you bomb a village you intend to kill the militants but you kill the children there … Why do you say it is collateral damage to the west and to us it is murder?’

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